Go Back   Cruise Critic Message Board Forums > Cruise Critic News & Feature Articles
 
Register here!
Forgot Your Password?


Notices

Cruise Critic News & Feature Articles Up-to-the minute News & Feature Articles from Cruise Critic

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old October 21st, 2010, 07:10 AM
LauraS's Avatar
LauraS LauraS is offline
Sr. Manager, Community
Cruise Critic
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Ewing, NJ
Posts: 13,500
Post Round-Cuba Cruises Start In November

Cruise Critic has just posted the following news:

Round-Cuba Cruises Start In November

Read the entire news article...
Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old October 21st, 2010, 09:44 AM
Natasha708's Avatar
Natasha708 Natasha708 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Chicagoan living in Houston
Posts: 1,953
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LauraS View Post
Cruise Critic has just posted the following news:

Round-Cuba Cruises Start In November

Read the entire news article...
Read the article. You couldn't pay me to go.
__________________
Email me Natasha708@aol.com





NCL Sunward II June 1986
NCL Sea Aug 1999
Premier Majestic Nov. 1993
Carnival Ecstasy Feb 1998
Carnival Imagination April 2000
Carnival Celebration Jan 2004
Carnival Magic Pre Inaugural 2011
Carnival Triumph July 2013 After renovations
Holland America Ryndam Oct 1994 Pre Inaugural
Holland America Noordam 2010 Southern Caribbean
Holland America Zaandam Nov 2000 Southern Caribbean
Grand Princess 4 X Oct 2001 Nov 2005 Nov 2006 Sept 2009 Trans Atlantic & Europe
Caribbean Princess Aug 31 2008 Canada New England
Sapphire Princess May 11 2013 California/Vancouver
Cunard Crown Dynasty June 1995 Alaska
Cunard Queen Victoria January 2012 Panama Canal
Celebrity Horizon March 15 1997 Southern Caribbean
Celebrity Galaxy Nov.24th 2007 Egypt & Greek Islands
Celebrity Silhouette Nov 2012 Holy land
Celebrity Silhouette Jan. 12 2014 Western Carib
Royal Caribbean Sovereign Oct 1998
Royal Caribbean Granduer Nov 2004
Royal Caribbean Rhapsody Aug 2005
Royal Caribbean Splendor Jan 2006
Royal Caribbean Freedom May 2006 Pre Inaugural
Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas 5X Feb 2008 April 08 Jan 09 Feb 10 March 11
Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas Nov 2010 Pre Inaugural
Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas Nov 2010
Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas March 2012
Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas Feb 2014
Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old October 21st, 2010, 10:03 AM
DBruna's Avatar
DBruna DBruna is online now
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 248
Default

There are direct flights ( charters) direct to Cuba for those with proper licenses. We have flown twice out of Miami!
__________________
Deb and Charles

4/9/2015 NCL Pride of America
12/28/2014 CCL Dream*12/3/2013 CCLSunshine
11/3/2012 RCCL Navigtor of the Seas TA*10/1/2012 CCL Elation
12/11/11 CCL Conquest*12/16/10 CCL Triumph
12/21/09 RCCL Grandeur of the Seas*8/27/09 CCL Fantasy
2/20/09 NCL Sky*12/22/08 CCL Fantasy
5/31/08 CCL Fantasy*12/23/06 PCL Golden Princess
12/23/04 CCL Sensation*9/16/04 CCL Holiday
1/25/2004 NCL Dream*12/25/03 CCL Holiday
10/7/02 CCL Holiday*9/30/01 CCL Inspiration
10/2/2000 Weddingmoon Sandals Montego Bay
1992 TSS Stella Solaris*1990 Dolphin Cruise Lines-Seabreeze
Reply With Quote

  #4  
Old October 21st, 2010, 10:41 AM
maryann ns's Avatar
maryann ns maryann ns is offline
Blue Ribbon Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Nova Scotia Canada
Posts: 3,849
Default

Not tempting at those prices. An all inclusive week from Canada or Mexico would be a better deal.
Reply With Quote

  #5  
Old October 21st, 2010, 12:14 PM
Cuizer2's Avatar
Cuizer2 Cuizer2 is online now
20,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 28,728
Default

It sounds interesting.
Reply With Quote

Ad Sponsored By
  #6  
Old October 21st, 2010, 01:14 PM
urbanhawk's Avatar
urbanhawk urbanhawk is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Tucson, AZ.
Posts: 1,427
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by DBruna View Post
There are direct flights ( charters) direct to Cuba for those with proper licenses. We have flown twice out of Miami!
How easy-or difficult-is it to get the proper licenses? Costs involved? (I'm assuming you wouldn't want to get your passport stamped?) I've always wanted to go there. Thanks.
__________________
Past cruises:
Carnival Spirit to Alaska May '07
Carnival Destiny to S.Carib Dec. '07
Carnival Miracle to S.Carib Dec. '08
Carnival Triumph to Canada Sept. '09
Carnival Miracle to W.Carib Dec. '09
Carnival Miracle to S. Carib Jan. '11
Carnival Conquest to W. Carib Nov.'11
Carnival Glory to W. Carib 12-12
Carnival Magic to W. Carib 1-14

Future Cruises:

Carnival Sensation Repo 11-1-14
Reply With Quote

  #7  
Old October 21st, 2010, 02:34 PM
Traveler353's Avatar
Traveler353 Traveler353 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 7,183
Default

I would definetly consider it, sounds like it could be a fun cruise. But, it looks like a real micky mouse outfit. I don't give them a big chance of making it go.
Reply With Quote

  #8  
Old October 21st, 2010, 04:56 PM
madmarti madmarti is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: East Patchogue, LI, NY
Posts: 563
Angry Cuba???????

Isn't Cuba a communist country? I wouldn't spend a dime there, support Castro?? You're kidding me, right???????
Reply With Quote

  #9  
Old October 21st, 2010, 07:01 PM
Natasha708's Avatar
Natasha708 Natasha708 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Chicagoan living in Houston
Posts: 1,953
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by madmarti View Post
Isn't Cuba a communist country? I wouldn't spend a dime there, support Castro?? You're kidding me, right???????
Agreed. Ewww Seems dirty to me. Seems 3rd world. Sorry. Not on my list at all.
__________________
Email me Natasha708@aol.com





NCL Sunward II June 1986
NCL Sea Aug 1999
Premier Majestic Nov. 1993
Carnival Ecstasy Feb 1998
Carnival Imagination April 2000
Carnival Celebration Jan 2004
Carnival Magic Pre Inaugural 2011
Carnival Triumph July 2013 After renovations
Holland America Ryndam Oct 1994 Pre Inaugural
Holland America Noordam 2010 Southern Caribbean
Holland America Zaandam Nov 2000 Southern Caribbean
Grand Princess 4 X Oct 2001 Nov 2005 Nov 2006 Sept 2009 Trans Atlantic & Europe
Caribbean Princess Aug 31 2008 Canada New England
Sapphire Princess May 11 2013 California/Vancouver
Cunard Crown Dynasty June 1995 Alaska
Cunard Queen Victoria January 2012 Panama Canal
Celebrity Horizon March 15 1997 Southern Caribbean
Celebrity Galaxy Nov.24th 2007 Egypt & Greek Islands
Celebrity Silhouette Nov 2012 Holy land
Celebrity Silhouette Jan. 12 2014 Western Carib
Royal Caribbean Sovereign Oct 1998
Royal Caribbean Granduer Nov 2004
Royal Caribbean Rhapsody Aug 2005
Royal Caribbean Splendor Jan 2006
Royal Caribbean Freedom May 2006 Pre Inaugural
Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas 5X Feb 2008 April 08 Jan 09 Feb 10 March 11
Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas Nov 2010 Pre Inaugural
Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas Nov 2010
Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas March 2012
Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas Feb 2014
Reply With Quote

  #10  
Old October 21st, 2010, 07:41 PM
pseudochicken pseudochicken is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 429
Default Ignorance

Quote:
Originally Posted by madmarti View Post
Isn't Cuba a communist country? I wouldn't spend a dime there, support Castro?? You're kidding me, right???????
Oh, so you don't buy any product that was made in China? Because you probably do and you are supporting a communist country that is a million times more of a threat to the United States, capitalism, and democracy than Cuba ever was or ever will be.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Natasha708 View Post
Agreed. Ewww Seems dirty to me. Seems 3rd world. Sorry. Not on my list at all.
It may be a "third world" (PC = developing) country, but I hear it has some of the most beautiful beaches and country side in the Caribbean.

If the United States opened it's borders and allowed travel to Cuba, I would sincerely hope the major US cruise lines would start up Cuba cruises. I would do it in a heartbeat.
__________________
Carnival Inspiration from San Juan, PR; Southern Caribbean -- April 1998
Grand Princess from Port Everglades, FL; Western Caribbean -- April 2003
Adventure of the Seas from San Juan, PR; Southern Caribbean -- July 2008
Celebrity Millennium from Whittier, AK; Alaska Southbound -- June 2009
Ryndam from Tampa Bay, FL; Western Caribbean -- January 2010
Carnival Splendor from New York, NY; Bahamas -- May 2013
Reply With Quote

  #11  
Old October 21st, 2010, 09:00 PM
kristapb kristapb is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Chester, VT, USA
Posts: 97
Default you bet - but not on this one!

I would love to do a Cuba cruise, if the regulations ever loosen up. I've heard it is a beautiful coutry. But the Tropicana does not sound very appealing!
Reply With Quote

  #12  
Old October 21st, 2010, 10:23 PM
grammymummy's Avatar
grammymummy grammymummy is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 89
Exclamation Hurray ! Cruising CUBAN PORTS

Quote:
Originally Posted by pseudochicken View Post
Oh, so you don't buy any product that was made in China? Because you probably do and you are supporting a communist country that is a million times more of a threat to the United States, capitalism, and democracy than Cuba ever was or ever will be.



It may be a "third world" (PC = developing) country, but I hear it has some of the most beautiful beaches and country side in the Caribbean.

If the United States opened it's borders and allowed travel to Cuba, I would sincerely hope the major US cruise lines would start up Cuba cruises. I would do it in a heartbeat.
WOW – cruising CUBA, that is good news and for many, a dream come true for comparatively easy exploration of this intriguing atoll;

hopefully, TROPICANA CRUISES will become a success; or perhaps someone else will pick up on the notion and gets something viable together, ideally 2 nights in each port with plenty excursions offered for there is so much to see and do. Over land travel is still cumbersome when venturing on your own trying to explore the highlights and beyond. -

Imagine circumnavigating the gorgeous island port by port ‘with the wheat already sifted from the sheaf’ Ignorant Impetuous Idiotic
– that’s doubling the pleasure -

The emphasis may not necessarily be on catering to the traditional ‘cruising’ concept as much as on providing decent overnight accommodation / food with transport between ports without packing/unpacking. That could be a year-round, non stop, get on - get off service provided by an adequately sized CUBAN or elsewhere registered vessel at a reasonable price per day. The vessel(s) could operate in opposite directions on a train like schedule, like ships in Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, plying the Amazon river.

In addition to JAMAICA and HAVANA, operators should also look at DR and MEX ‘fly in’ embarkation ports, easily accessible from other Free World countries and where US Americans are allowed to travel to AND spend the ‘mighty’ American Dollar before it looses more of its declining value.
__________________








Reply With Quote

  #13  
Old October 22nd, 2010, 12:36 AM
Downdie Downdie is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Penticton, BC, Canada
Posts: 301
Default Misinformation.

Quote:
Originally Posted by LauraS View Post
Cruise Critic has just posted the following news:

Round-Cuba Cruises Start In November

Read the entire news article...
LauraS:
The CC article is dead wrong when it states nobody does Cuba.The Spanish line Quail Happy Cruises' inaugural voyage from Havana begins November 13th using the Gemini (former Superstar Gemini) a 20,000 ton 800 passenger ship, built in 1992 and refurbished in 2009 calling at Cozumel, where passengers can also board, Grand Cayman and Isla Paraiso. Passengers spend two nights on board in Havana. aaaand like RCI's Spanish line Pullmantur the cruises are all-inclusive as far as drinks are concerned. I'll maybe even send in a review of that first sailing.
Reply With Quote

  #14  
Old October 22nd, 2010, 02:19 AM
grammymummy's Avatar
grammymummy grammymummy is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 89
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Downdie View Post
LauraS:
The CC article is dead wrong when it states nobody does Cuba.The Spanish line Quail Happy Cruises' inaugural voyage from Havana begins November 13th using the Gemini (former Superstar Gemini) a 20,000 ton 800 passenger ship, built in 1992 and refurbished in 2009 calling at Cozumel, where passengers can also board, Grand Cayman and Isla Paraiso. Passengers spend two nights on board in Havana. aaaand like RCI's Spanish line Pullmantur the cruises are all-inclusive as far as drinks are concerned. I'll maybe even send in a review of that first sailing.
found it .......

http://www.happycruises.eu/en/index.html#SpecialInfo
__________________








Reply With Quote

  #15  
Old October 22nd, 2010, 04:39 AM
ArthurIhde ArthurIhde is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 263
Default

Thanks for your news! i am checking it now
Reply With Quote

  #16  
Old October 22nd, 2010, 09:59 AM
Balloon Man's Avatar
Balloon Man Balloon Man is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bristol UK
Posts: 729
Default

My wife and I are off to Cuba with Fred Olsen's Braemar in December 2011. Two days in Havana plus stops at other Caribbean islands. As for the politics - I leave them at home with my other worries when I go cruising.
__________________


Future cruises booked:

Celebrity Infinity 4 December, 2014. Fort Lauderdale to Valparaiso.
Golden Princess 21 December, 2014.
Puerto Montt to Rio.
Celebrity Eclipse, 21 April, 2015. Miami to Southampton.
Silver Cloud 19 July, 2015. London to London via the Baltic.
Oceania Insignia 26 October, 2015. Hong Kong to Cape Town.
Celebrity Solstice 14 February, 2016. Auckland to Perth.
Celebrity Solstice 3 March, 2016. Perth to Sydney.
Reply With Quote

  #17  
Old October 22nd, 2010, 10:12 AM
Traveler353's Avatar
Traveler353 Traveler353 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 7,183
Default

Anyone that says that they would not go to Cuba because of the Communist government is nothing but a hypocrite. Take a look around your own house and see how much you are supporting a communist country-China. A country with much worse and ongoing human rights issues.
Reply With Quote

  #18  
Old October 22nd, 2010, 10:36 AM
Natasha708's Avatar
Natasha708 Natasha708 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Chicagoan living in Houston
Posts: 1,953
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Traveler353 View Post
Anyone that says that they would not go to Cuba because of the Communist government is nothing but a hypocrite. Take a look around your own house and see how much you are supporting a communist country-China. A country with much worse and ongoing human rights issues.
You're right. China stinks too.
__________________
Email me Natasha708@aol.com





NCL Sunward II June 1986
NCL Sea Aug 1999
Premier Majestic Nov. 1993
Carnival Ecstasy Feb 1998
Carnival Imagination April 2000
Carnival Celebration Jan 2004
Carnival Magic Pre Inaugural 2011
Carnival Triumph July 2013 After renovations
Holland America Ryndam Oct 1994 Pre Inaugural
Holland America Noordam 2010 Southern Caribbean
Holland America Zaandam Nov 2000 Southern Caribbean
Grand Princess 4 X Oct 2001 Nov 2005 Nov 2006 Sept 2009 Trans Atlantic & Europe
Caribbean Princess Aug 31 2008 Canada New England
Sapphire Princess May 11 2013 California/Vancouver
Cunard Crown Dynasty June 1995 Alaska
Cunard Queen Victoria January 2012 Panama Canal
Celebrity Horizon March 15 1997 Southern Caribbean
Celebrity Galaxy Nov.24th 2007 Egypt & Greek Islands
Celebrity Silhouette Nov 2012 Holy land
Celebrity Silhouette Jan. 12 2014 Western Carib
Royal Caribbean Sovereign Oct 1998
Royal Caribbean Granduer Nov 2004
Royal Caribbean Rhapsody Aug 2005
Royal Caribbean Splendor Jan 2006
Royal Caribbean Freedom May 2006 Pre Inaugural
Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas 5X Feb 2008 April 08 Jan 09 Feb 10 March 11
Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas Nov 2010 Pre Inaugural
Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas Nov 2010
Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas March 2012
Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas Feb 2014
Reply With Quote

  #19  
Old October 22nd, 2010, 05:44 PM
Cap'n Cork Cap'n Cork is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 118
Default Interesting Concept

Interesting concept. I'd really like to go, either on Tropicana or on some other operator.

What I'd like to see, though, are the end of the travel restrictions placed on US citizens and resident aliens wishing to visit Cuba. It's long past time to permanently do away with those restrictions.
Reply With Quote

  #20  
Old October 22nd, 2010, 08:56 PM
spunkie4's Avatar
spunkie4 spunkie4 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 751
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cap'n Cork View Post

What I'd like to see, though, are the end of the travel restrictions placed on US citizens and resident aliens wishing to visit Cuba. It's long past time to permanently do away with those restrictions.
I agree. We are long overdue. Consider that we lost over 50,000 of our young men in Viet Nam, not counting those that were injured or those that later died due to injuries. There are certainly cruises there, as well as trade with that country.

Just my thoughts.

Shirley
Reply With Quote

Reply

Bookmarks


Ad Sponsored By
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:30 AM.


© 1995 - 2014, The Independent Traveler, Inc. All rights reserved.
"A Community of People Who Love To Cruise"
All of the information contained within Cruise Critic is protected by copyright. You may, however, download a single copy only for your personal use.
Cookie ConsentCookie Policy