Cuban cruises safe

Cruise lines appear to have escaped the worst of United States President Donald Trump’s revised Cuba policy.

Trump confirmed the country would reintroduce a ban on its citizens making solo visits to Cuba, winding back the easing of restrictions made under the previous Obama Administration, though it appears the changes will not curb cruise lines operating from the US into Cuba.

Carnival Corporation said it was pleased it could still sail to Cuba and would continue to do so.

“We will review the extent of the tightening of the travel rules, but our guests have already been travelling under the 12 approved forms of travel to Cuba since we undertook our historic first cruise to Cuba more than a year ago,” the company said in a statement.

Since the policy was announced, Norwegian Cruise Line revealed it would add a second ship from Florida into Cuba. From May 2018, Norwegian Sun will offer four-day cruises to Havana, Cuba and Key West, and three-day cruises to the Bahamas from Port Canaveral, Florida.

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