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Havana could see cruise arrivals triple as Cuba’s tourism boom continues – Via The Telegraph

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The number of Cuba itineraries and Caribbean cruises with port calls at Havana (on the Atlantic coast), Cienfuegos and former capital Santiago de Cuba (both on the Caribbean coast) has soared in the last two years. 

Between them major cruise lines offer more than 650 sailings. Now, Cuba has signed an agreement with the world’s largest independent cruise port operator to ramp up capacity at the cruise terminal in Havana.

The port, on the edge of Unesco-protected Old Havana, will triple its cruise ship berths from two to six by 2024, after an agreement with Istanbul-based Global Ports Holding. “Cuba has been a tremendous success for Norwegian,” said a spokesperson for Norwegian Cruise Line. “Havana is a fabulous destination and guest feedback has been tremendously positive.”

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Historic 1st cruise from Port Canaveral to Cuba to set sail – Via mynews13

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The Norwegian Sun arrived early Monday morning at the newly remodeled Cruise Terminal 10 in Port Canaveral. 

Traveling to the Caribbean island became possible in 2015 after then-President Barack Obama announced the U.S. would normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba in what is now known as the “Cuba thaw.”

That move ended a 54-year stretch of isolation and hostility between the two countries.

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New Luxury Hotel to Decorate #Havana forbidden for Americans …

Related: U.S. Bans Americans From Staying In More Than 80 Cuban Hotels

The Packard Hotel is in phase of completion, to become the second of its kind for the city, after the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski Havana opened last year, the Cuban News Agency reported.

This facility will have five star plus Cuba category, when 192 of 321 rooms of the facility are already getting ready, located on Havana’s Paseo del Prado.

Daysi Malvares, development director of Almest Real Estate company, said that they are working on the completion of the bedrooms of three of the 10-story hotel, for its gradual reception by state Gaviota group, and Spanish chain Iberostar, in charge of its administration.

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#FitCuba2018 / January to March 2018: Tourist arrivals to Cuba grow by 7% – Via Cubadebate

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Tourism represents for Cuba the second source of income behind the sale of professional services abroad, which represents a contribution of 10% to gross domestic product (GDP) and the generation of half a million jobs.

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Cuba maintains its commitment to welcome 5 million visitors in 2018 despite the devastating effects caused by Hurricane Irma as it passed through the country last September, according to the commercial director of the Ministry of Tourism (Mintur)

He advanced that in the next International Tourism Fair “FitCuba”, to be held from May 2 to 5 in Santa Maria Key and with the United Kingdom as a guest country, it is planned to “fine-tune” the contracting of operations for the winter 2018- 2019 and surpass the results of commercialization of tourist offers.

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Carnival Cruise Line Adds 20 More Cruises to Cuba – Via Cruise Radio

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Carnival Cruise Line has announced that they’ve added twenty new voyages to Cuba aboard Carnival Paradise from Tampa in 2019. The itineraries are in addition to the 17 recently announced Cuba cruises aboard Carnival Sensation from Miami next year.

The newly-added five-day cruises on Paradise will depart Tampa on Saturdays and feature a day-long or a full day and overnight in the Cuban capital of Havana, along with stops in Key West and Cozumel.

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#FitCuba2018 : Villa Clara Keys

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From May 2 to 6, 2018 this space will be open, where professionals and visitors will enjoy the varied offers that characterize Cuba and this time Villa Clara, as a tourist destination in the central region of the country. A fair of a professional nature, where they will dedicate days to commercial and promotional exchange.

The keys of Villa Clara will be presented: Santa Maria, Ensenachos and Las Brujas, incredible islets of excellent beaches; an impressive natural environment and a first class infrastructure in terms of comfort and facilities; harmoniously inserted in nature.

To this spectacular destination, specialists and promoters of the leisure industry will also visit and appreciate in addition to the bounties of their keys, other cities in development: Caibarien, Remedios, Sagua la Grande and Santa Clara, which complement the offer of Cuban tourism.

On this occasion, it will be dedicated to the United Kingdom as the guest of honor and to the sun and beach modality as a product.

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Travel Destinations: Holguin

Via Cuba Travel Site 

Holguin as a tourist destination, in Cuba, is distinguished by its authenticity, diversity and high level of sustainability. It also stands out for its picturesque relieves of great scenic value. It shows a set of tangible elements, loaded with cultural symbols and resulting in a platform for dialogue not only between cultures but also between man and nature.

The extraordinarily crystalline waters and white sand of the north coast demonstrate the excellence of its beaches. We have the hop-on hop-off bus transfer to the beaches and surrounding places. For lovers of nature, the sunset on these beaches is a unique formulation that contrasts with the progressive predominance of green vegetation over the blue of the sea

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Cuba Educational Travel: 99.13 percent of said they were “very safe” or “safe” in Cuba.

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The US organization Cuba Educational Travel has just given strong elements on the issue of security on the island, by conducting a survey to those who traveled to the archipelago the past 14 months, from January 2017 to February 2018.

American citizens responded anonymously to eight basic questions related to their stay in the Caribbean nation and the results were clear:

  • 99.13 percent of the 462 interviewees said they were “very safe” or “safe.”
  • ” Only three said they felt “insecure” on their trip,
  • one reported not being clear about their response and
  • none described their stay as “very insecure”.

 

 

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