Do You Want to Visit Cuba? Have You Been There?

I am thinking about cruising to Cuba. A friend of mine recently did an independent land tour but got sick for several days as did her companions. I would rather cruise there. Many cruise lines just do an overnight in Havana. Has anyone stopped in Havana on a cruise ship? What was your experience? I know that HAL will be having a cruise that also stops in Cienfuegos. Anyone else interested in seeing Cuba?

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I wanted to go there on a cruise this fall, but DH vetoed the idea. Even my saddest face didn't work Crying

I would really like to do Cuba and have for some time. Have some friends who visited Cuba but had to go through Canada, they really liked it. Some time back I decided to wait for the cruise lines, the time is now. I realize that last week they rolled back some of the new lenient travel provisions the last administration had put in place. But my understanding is that cruise passengers aren't impacted. Maybe I'm wrong, hope not.

Was on a small remote part of the Island back in 1979. A place called Gitmo by some. A group of us took a short cut back to the base. We got yelled at for walking across a mine field (who knew?? It wasn't posted. Not that we would have noticed a posting anyways - hic!).

No urgency to go back yet on a cruise.

No desire until our US policy becomes crystal clear (lol - twelfth of never)... If we are subject to taxation / inspection on purchases for 5 years, I see problems written all over that (i.e. you buy a $5 item and they mark it down as $5k). Plus, we are not really "Welcome" there in my opinion...

I have been to Gitmo Guantanamo Bay. Naval base and Marine several times in the 80s. Me and my shipmates were well aware of the mine fields. Also, no one was allowed off base.

Canadians have been visiting Cuba for years. My brother loved it, and other people we know who have been, enjoy the Cuban resorts more than than others they've visited in the Caribbean because it's not as touristy or expensive. I've been told the Cuban people enjoy having the tourists come, and are welcoming and friendly. The beaches are beautiful, from the photos I've seen.

If you visit on a cruise you will be be affected too much.

Cruises are definitely still going to Cuba and we are indeed interested. We’d like to see more than just Havana though, so we may wait until more ports are prepared to accept the ships.

I would love to cruise to Cuba.

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