European Cruise Season Starts in Cuba

The first cruise ship arrived on Wednesday from Germany with some 600 tourists on board

Cuban News Agency

German cruise ship Hamburg arrives in Havana, Cuba
The German cruise ship Hamburg was the first to arrive in Havana. (Photo: ACN).

German cruise ship Hamburg arrived in Havana last Wednesday with some 600 tourists on board, marking the beginning of the European cruise season in Cuba.

The cruiser will visit Cayo Largo del Sur, Maria la Gorda scuba diving center and the cities of Cienfuegos, Trinidad and Santiago de Cuba, officials from Cubatur travel agency told the press.

Another cruiser from Great Britain is expected soon with almost two thousand passengers.

The Swiss MSC Cruises Company also ratified its will to preserve and foster relations with Cuba, according to recent statements by its executive president, Pierfrancesco Vago.

That remark reflects the position of some companies in the sector not to give up Cuba as a destination preferred by its customers. 

Last June, the Trump Administration banned trips by private and corporate ships and airplanes, cruise ships, sailboats, fishing boats and other similar aircraft and vessels from U.S. territory to Cuba, preventing the visit to the Caribbean  island of half a million people.

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