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Cuba is positioned as an attractive destination for cruising

Cuba is positioned as an attractive destination for cruising
Increasingly, the number of cruise companies that incorporate Cuba into their itineraries, even with luxury ships and large passenger capacity, shows the growing favorable image of this country as a safe destination.

There are currently 17 companies operating in Cuba with 25 boats, which generated the arrival of more than 500,000 vacationers in the final season, with an increase of 67 percent compared to the previous stage.

As announced by the Cuban Tourism Minister, Manuel Marrero, new and exclusive cruises should start operations this year, when it is estimated to surpass the figure of 700 thousand travelers.

Last February, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, the only luxury American shipping company with guaranteed permits to offer trips to Cuba, announced the sum of the most visits to this Caribbean destination for 2019 and 2020.

Also the American Carnival Cruise Lineexpanded its routes to the Greater Antilles, with the addition of 23 trips to the Caribbean, with stopovers in Havana in 2019-2020.

This firm was the first to land in Cuba in 2016, an event that occurred after 50 years of isolation and thanks to the exceptional permits granted by the Treasury Department under the administration of President Barack Obama.

Until then, the Island was excluded from the cruise routes in the Caribbean, the first worldwide market for this activity, with an offer of seven thousand itineraries that cover 26 States and territories.

The main ports of Cuba are in Havana, Cienfuegos, Santiago de Cuba and Cayo Largo del Sur, with international entrances and exits, while the points of Casilda, Antillas, Puerto Francés and María La Gorda also appear.

At the opening of the last International Tourism Fair Marrero said that actions are taken to meet the high demand for cruise operations and ensure the quality of services, in an environment of preservation of the environment.

The existence of an important investment program that will increase the two cruise terminals in Havana to six by 2024 was recently announced.

It was also learned that the administration of that port will fall to the new joint venture between the Cuban firm Aries and the Turkish corporation Global Ports Holding, the largest cruise port operator in the world.


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