Cuba cruise ban set to affect 800,000 passengers says Clia

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TwitterFacebookCuba cruise ban set to affect 800,000 passengers says Clia

The Trump administration announced on Tuesday (4 June) that it was banning US cruise ships from visiting Cuba, with the new rules introduced on Wednesday (5 June).

Cruise industry organisation Clia said: “Without warning, Clia cruise line members are forced to eliminate all Cuba destinations from all itineraries effective immediately. This affects nearly 800,000 passenger bookings that are scheduled or already underway.”

Royal Caribbean was one of the first cruise lines to announce that it had adjusted its itineraries on 5 and 6 June so its ships – Empress of the Seas and Majesty of the Seas – do not stop in Cuba.

Meanwhile Carnival Cruise Line said it was replacing planned stops in Havana with another port of call outside Cuba.

"Guests currently aboard Carnival Sensations 3 June sailing will be calling on Cozumel this Thursday (6 June) instead of Havana," said the line in a statement. "We recognise Havana is a unique destination and may have been the reason for the selection of this itinerary.

"We are in the process of notifying our other guests of their new itineraries and their options, in thRead More – Source