40769
US Ship Travels to Cuba
International

US Ship Travels to Cuba

An American cruise ship is sailing to Cuba from the US, the first such trip in more than 50 years.
The Adoni has sailed from the port of Miami carrying some 700 passengers and is due to arrive in Havana on Monday. Cuba and the US restored diplomatic relations last year. But several Cold War-era restrictions on travelling and trading are yet to be lifted. The cruise trip only went ahead after Cuba scrapped a ban on its citizens entering or leaving the island by sea, BBC reported.
The US company operating the cruise, Carnival, had been given permission by both governments to run ships between Florida and Cuba. A Cuban government rule stipulated, however, Cubans could only enter or leave by plane. The restriction meant it could not take bookings from Americans of Cuban origin.
After protests by Cuban-Americans and threats of legal action, Carnival said it would have to postpone its cruises unless the entry policy was changed.
The Cuban authorities lifted the ban just over a week ago.Before the Cuban Revolution brought Fidel Castro to power in 1959, cruise ships and ferries were a common way to cross the Florida Straits.

Short URL : http://goo.gl/24JjTF
  1. http://goo.gl/0r04BV
  • http://goo.gl/HWKqkY
  • http://goo.gl/z0GATu
  • http://goo.gl/RHnA7e
  • http://goo.gl/CgUGtC

You can also read ...

Saudi Minister Tells Germany It Will Find Weapons Elsewhere
In an interview with German news agency DPA, Saudi Arabia’s...
Russia Will Consider Ceasefire in Syria
Russia is ready to back a UN Security Council resolution...
Turkey Dismisses Dutch Armenian Genocide Vote
Turkey has dismissed the Dutch Parliament’s vote to recognize...
US Chief of Staff Kelly (L) and National Security Adviser McMaster
Longstanding friction between US President Donald Trump and...
Australia’s Scandal-Hit Deputy PM Quits
Australia’s scandal-hit deputy leader Barnaby Joyce announced...
Myanmar Bulldozes Rohingya Villages After Cleansing Campaign
Myanmar has bulldozed at least 55 villages that were emptied...
UN Wants Prosecution for South Sudan War Crimes
A UN rights commission in South Sudan said Friday there was...
Ivanka Trump to Push for “Maximum Pressure” on N. Korea
Ivanka Trump told South Korea’s president on Friday that she...

Trending

Googleplus