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Since no one here has access to the inner workings of Trumps mind, and since Im not related, I can say with certainty that no one knows. It seems that trips that were "already paid for" can be taken. That's not the same as "booked"... Several news outlets have reported that...on the other hand, folks can and do book cruises many months even years in advance. Several news outlets have contacted the biggest cruise lines, and no one seems to know. Were you booked on a Cuban cruise?

The thought occurs, none of the big lines are willing to run afoul of the President...you may find a lot of them cancelling cruises anyway...

Just wrote this up, some details on already-booked cruises are here! - https://cruiseline.com/advice/what-s-hot/news/united-states-government-bans-cruises-to-cuba

Thanks for that SARAH. I read several "inputs" but yours is clearly the best. However, its also clear the cruise industry is going to have to sort this out. If I had money tied up in a cruise to CUBA, I think I'd be exploring getting my money back. Theres nothing down there I'd want to lose a dollar or any sleep over...lots of places to go for sun n fun.

I wonder about itineraries originating outside the US. For example, Quebec to Cuba. And if it is only American owned Cruise Lines.

Folks have been traveling to CUBA from everywhere else for years. Your point is valid. TRUMP can't tell foreign owned cruise lines where to port except here.....on the other hand, the ban could very well include anyone with a US passport...well thought out eh?

Citizens of other countries have been able to cruise to Cuba in the past. MSC used to operate cruises for non-US citizens. That is likely to continue.

I am sure Carnival will update the situation once they get clarification.

I posted something before I saw this post. I am booked and paid in full to go to Cuba this August and as of this writing we are still set to go. Guess it's a waiting to see game now.

Yepp ...CARNIVAL (and every other line) will await an explanation of who goes where and when, as soon as its invented from on high....and I don't think I could deal with these kinds of shenanigans over a cruise. good luck!!

As of right now, it looks like most lines will be canceling their calls there. The majors: Carnival, NCL, and Royal have already announced that they are. We are keeping the above article that I linked updated with statements from the cruise lines as the day goes on.

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