Carnival first major US cruise line to sail into Cuba

| 23/03/2016 | 5 Comments
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Carnival Cruise Line’s Adonia

(CNS Business): The world’s largest cruise company will be the first of the major American lines to cruise to the island of Cuba in more than 50 years. According to international reports, the Adonia, one of the cruise line’s Fathom brand, will sail from Miami with 704 passengers for a week-long trip to the island on 1 May. The company made the announcement at the end of President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Havana as part of his administration’s efforts to normalise relations between the US and Cuban governments.

The Adonia, which is one of Carnival’s smaller ships, will call at Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba every other week and executives indicated this could clear the way for larger ships in future.

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Category: Caribbean Business, Cruise Tourism, Tourism, World Business

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  1. Anonymous says:

    BOBO do you think we should build a pier yet or just wait till the ships don’t come anymore

    • Anonymous says:

      Way too late for that now. In 12 months time there will be mega-liners in Havana harbour and the big cruise lines will be building resorts in Cuba. Time to accept that this particular goose isn’t laying any more golden eggs and try to figure out what, if anything, we can scavenge from the left-overs.

      • Anonymous says:

        Maybe in time, but it’s not going to happen that fast. Not before a re-haul of many systems that will bear out in time, successful case law in defence of property rights for international investors, and settlements for past expropriation – like the Bacardi Family and others. These are big hurdles. The Fathom brand is a small boat targeted at curious thrill-seeking adventure travelers, not mainstream tourists and they will be tightly monitored and controlled. Not a normal (or necessarily relaxing) cruise itinerary. There are up to 10 ports of call in Cuba that have been looked at by Carnival and others, and maybe 8 of them are viable. Most will require tendering – which is still far more common than fixed pier docking in the Caribbean and around the world.

      • Anonymous says:

        At the secretive offshore industry is going strong . . .Oh dear.

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