Would you cruise to Cuba?

In my anxiousness and obsessiveness with my pending cruise in September, I found this article about opening up cruises to Cuba: http://blog.directlinecruises.com/2016/05/cruising-to-cuba.html#more

Sounds like Carnival has started, and RCI is embarking on the option as well...

Makes the question, would you cruise to Cuba?

I wouldn't mind the opportunity and chance. I would want to go mostly for the picture opportunities and history, not so much to do an ATV excursion. It still has a level of risk, but the culture....

17 Answers

Sure...why not? Submerging myself into another culture would be interesting. Been to Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East...why not Cuba?! The cuisine would be delightful to try.

Open minds!

Rite now the cruises with Fathom you are going on a "culture" cruise. You have a set agenda to do of where to go and what to see. "In Cuba, you’ll participate in an ongoing cultural exchange program that gives you the opportunity to interact with the Cuban people, one on one."

I will hold out until it is more freedom to do what you want to do in Cuba. I may have a dirty brain, but I do not need it brain washed by the government of Cuba of how great there system of government is.

The social impact cruising may not be doing to well, on one web sit I saw Fathom 7 night cruise to the Dominican Republic marked down to $199.00 each.

I will say from my stint in little Havana in Miami, I would opt for a lesson in dominoes from a little old man drinking coffee!

My son went to Cuba a while ago, being from Canada he had no trouble, but he did not like the food as it was poor quality and there is very little freedom there. No I will not go there at least not for a few years.

I was in flying school in Texas when the US pulled the pin on Cuba. There was a Cuban crew with a C-46 on the ramp along side our school waiting to pick up two new Bell Helicopters from the Bell plant there. Our Spanish speaking pilots talked to them as they lazed around their airplane day after day. I don't think our State Dept ever let them buy the helicopters. That was 56 years ago. Along with many other Yankees, we have visited both China and Viet Nam on cruise ships. We have really enjoyed our visits to both, unlike communist Cuba, these are two communist countries that at one time wanted to shoot us on sight. Kids even had an student exchange deal with a Chinese family whose daughter almost became part of ours when she was here. I can't understand how it has taken so long to get us to this point with Cuba. Almost silly that it has taken all these years. The idea that some poor impoverished Cuban would attempt to indoctrinate me into a totalitarian ideology after all the interface I have had with both Chinese and Vietnamese who never did so, is laughable. I don't smoke and never did. But I can't wait to light up one of those Cuban Cigars, I've heard so much about over the years.

OOps, my previous got truncated, here is the opening:

In a heartbeat. Except I'm not enamored by Carnival or Royal Caribbean so I'll hold out until Princess sails there.

Yes, I would travel to Cuba.

Being from Canada, my wife and I have been to Cuba and absolutely loved it. We will definitely go back again someday but have not seen enough of the Caribbean yet. Cuba is very friendly, not aggressive in their sales and quite clean. The resorts have some of the nicest beaches I have been on. Highly recommend it for anyone that can go!

I don't know....maybe.

I think I would enjoy going as a tourist, however not as a "goodwill ambassador" as is currently required. I do not want to spend my vacation time working to improve a country that refused to look after it's own citizens' rights.


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