What You Need to Know About Traveling to Cuba Now

When President Barack Obama eased restrictions on travel to Cuba in January 2015, American travelers, tour operators and airlines lost no time. Curious Americans flooded the island’s colonial cities and tobacco-growing plains; Airbnb added thousands of Cuban homes to its offerings; and a handful of American airlines began direct flights to the island. But new restrictions reportedly under discussion by the Trump administration could significantly dampen the euphoric boom in American travel to the island. The scope of any changes — which an official said Mr. Trump would like to…

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U.S. Lawmakers Have Reintroduced a Bill to End Restrictions on Travel to Cuba

  A bipartisan group of U.S. senators reintroduce d legislation on Thursday to repeal all restrictions on travel to Cuba , this time attracting far more co-sponsors in a sign of growing support for U.S.- Cuba n detente even as its future looks uncertain. The Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act was introduced in 2015 by eight Republican and Democratic co-sponsors but never made it to the floor. The latest measure attracted 55 co-sponsors. While efforts to ease the decades-old U.S. embargo against Cuba have been gathering strength and 55…

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Haimark Offers 10-day Cuba 360: A Circumnavigation of Cuba Cruise

Haimark Line is offering a 10-day Cuba 360: A Circumnavigation of Cuba cruise departing February 11, 2016 from Miami. Ports of call for this inaugural sailing include Miami – Havana – Maria La Gorda – Cienfuegos – Trinidad – Santiago de Cuba – Baracoa or Alejandro de Humboldt National Park – Holguin. The all-inclusive rate of $3,200 covers the cruise, open bar, meals, shore excursions, and a one category upgrade.   [Source:- Travelworldnews]

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Cuba sending Americans to the beach during Obama visit

Americans travelling to Cuba later this month are being moved out of Havana hotels to make room for President Barack Obama’s entourage and being sent tantalisingly close to a place U.S. law effectively forbids them from visiting: the beach. Obama will make his historic trip to the Communist-ruled Caribbean island on March 21-22 with hundreds of people in tow, crowning 15 months of warming relations after more than half a century of Cold War animosity. Cuba is already experiencing a tourism boom and March is traditionally its busiest month. The…

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Haimark Line cancels Cuba cruise

Haimark Line has canceled the first in a series of cruises between Miami and Cuba as negotiations over its Saint Laurent ship remain unresolved. The roundtrip cruise was to depart Feb. 29 from Miami on a 10-day voyage visiting Havana and a six other ports of call. Haimark’s only ship, the Saint Laurent, is chartered from Clipper Cruises. A dispute over an insurance claim between the two landed Haimark in bankruptcy proceedings in October. Haimark had hoped that a sale of the company to a Los Angeles private equity investor…

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