Government is cracking down on Cuba tourism, could affect cruise ship calls

Nothing is certain yet, but this looks like the government may take away American-based ships' ability to cruise to Cuba. We are thinking this means that all current Cuba cruises for sale are probably going to start filling up fast!

What do you guys think? I'm sad on one hand because Cuba looks beautiful and I've heard the people are really nice. On the other hand, there's their government and oppression to think of..

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25 Answers

I would like to go to Cuba, but IAm u willing to put any money into their country for now. I am still holding a grudge from the early sixties.

Only time will tell if the itineraries that included Cuba will remain as popular as they seem to be now.

Fortunately, we were able to have a great visit in Cuba and the farming countryside last September off of Regent's Seven Seas Mariner. Seems like if Frank Del Rio is such a great fan of Donalds he could get him to back off this silliness. Having been born before the Japanese hit Pearl, I'm often confused as to why we do enjoy our visits to Japan, Germany, Russia, China, Italy and so forth, most of these nations have or had political or religious ideologies opposite of those held by the US public and all tried to do us in. While at the same time, we ostracize a little sovereign nation off our shores that never even retaliated after our failed attempt to invade them. Big bully US when it comes to the small guy. Sad.

This would be unfortunate! I would love to visit Cuba!

The difference I see between Germany, Italy, Japan and Cuba are that after they were defeated in WW II, Germany, Italy and Japan changed their political ideologies to match the West (read as the US). Cuba has remained hostile to US ideologies, as has Russia.

This isn't the place for a political history lesson. Suffice it to say the REASON for this backlash against CUBA has to do with a certain OTHER South American far as that little nation "not retaliating", it had just a tad more to do with our nukes in Turkey and Russian nukes in Cuba than anything that pissant lil country with the bearded wonder and his hitman CHE could ever hope to do to us. Although they certainly took us for a long walk thru the weeds didn't they? History, such as it is, is quite clear on the subject of just how close WE came to being history. I have no wish to visit there, or put dollar one into their economy, such as it is...

The "people" of Cuba are probably just as described...warm, welcoming and so on...but they don't run their country...and more than "we the people" run ours. I'm not sure if "we" ever did, mebbe back in 1776 or so, but I AM sure WE don't anymore. and its our own fault...SAD...

Well stated, Yankee

Well, suffice to say, I absolutely disagree with both the Rebel and Yankee in this regard. I would relish giving the subject argument a good go from an historical perspective as well as current pertinent events, but Yankee is correct, this is not a forum to engage in such rhetoric.

On the other hand, it is difficult to fathom, from a cruise aficionados perspective, when considering Cuba as a viable cruise port to not join in discourse that addresses international policy regarding such. Therefore, avoid cheap shots one way or another unless one wants to get shot back at. My opinion only.

Reasonable people can agree to disagree. no damage done. Im assuming you meant the new "rules" re cruising to Cuba as the "cheap shot"...

I really appreciate you guys being so cordial about this ^^^ (if that's the right word). Any discussion that even hints towards politics can get really ugly really fast and I appreciate that you guys didn't go that route. We seriously love our members, especially you regulars! Happy

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