Cruise lines have had plans for Cuba for years, and they’re finally getting to try those out. There are two big unknowns now: Will cruise passengers be interested in the island for the long term, and will the powers in Washington make it easier or more difficult to visit?
The 2016-2017 cruise season had barely started and, throughout this period, the arrival of German ships and tourists to the Caribbean basin has been the object of news coverage.
Carnival’s Adonia ship from Miami arrives in Havana, Cuba, on May 2. For 2017 and 2018, 22 voyages are scheduled to Cuba from Port Tampa Bay, which could add millions to the Cuban economy, according to the U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council.
The Group Aero Mexico transported 1 million 638 thousand passengers in January; a 7.5% year-on-year increase.
Tourism deputy minister Julio Almonte announced that more than 3,000 nudists visited Puerto Plata, in Dominican Republic aboard the cruise ship Carnival Pride.
A Qatar Airways aircraft has carried out the longest direct commercial flight in history, with 16 hours and 23 minutes, after covering 14,535 kilometers between Doha and the New Zealand city of Auckland, the company reported today.