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Cruise ships to Cuba!
      #1655308 - 07/07/15 12:29 PM (71.101.47.197)

Well it's happened! Supposedly by next year, one will be able to take a cruise to Cuba! How cool!

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Re: Cruise ships to Cuba! [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1655583 - 07/08/15 06:53 PM (204.128.192.33)

That's quite a hefty price tag per person!

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Re: Cruise ships to Cuba! [Re: Winterstale]
      #1655593 - 07/08/15 07:49 PM (70.4.75.202)

Yeah, for sure. And according to what I'm reading, since you have to do some volunteer work while onboard these cruises, I think I personally will wait until they lift all the restrictions for Americans and there are a bunch of cruises going there.

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Re: Cruise ships to Cuba! [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1655641 - 07/09/15 09:31 AM (71.10.242.21)

Ugh. Another tropical island ruined by cruise ships.

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Re: Cruise ships to Cuba! [Re: tmsxmsails]
      #1655644 - 07/09/15 09:36 AM (71.101.47.197)

Really? That's all you can say?

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Re: Cruise ships to Cuba! [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1655652 - 07/09/15 10:04 AM (199.192.119.2)

I'm thinking it will be a economic boon to Cuba, with many improvements to follow. Much like Cozumel, Merida, And Progresso, I doubt they would exist if not for the Cruise Ship industry. Of course they suffer from a little too much commercialism, but the locals certainly prosper from the influx of the $$$, and the Cruisers enjoy the Ports of call and what they have to offer. If they didn't, they would find another type of vacation. Cruising is not for everyone, but I believe that the Cruise Industry is still growing (witness the Mega Ships that are continuously being built), and any port of call that can support these ships will do well with the influx of the almighty $$$.

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Re: Cruise ships to Cuba! [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1655693 - 07/09/15 01:59 PM (108.4.118.177)

Yep - the day a mass market line can sell us a cruise from USA to Cuba with a port of call in Havanna or Santiago and without the cultural requirements is a day I am calling Bonnie!

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Re: Cruise ships to Cuba! [Re: Snorkeller]
      #1655694 - 07/09/15 02:01 PM (71.101.47.197)

Yes, looking forward to that!

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Re: Cruise ships to Cuba! [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1655713 - 07/09/15 04:54 PM (71.10.242.21)

Quote:

Carol_Hill said:
Really? That's all you can say?




I think it pretty much sums up my feelings on it but if it wasn't clear, I think cruise ships are generally detrimental to many of their ports of call. Yes, they do generate jobs and revenue but I think it's at the expense of the local ecosystem and long-term quality of life for the locals.

It's just my opinion - I have no data to back it up.

I happen to think that cruise ship ports are ugly and industrial and, as I said, ruin an otherwise beautiful tropical island.

Better?


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Re: Cruise ships to Cuba! [Re: tmsxmsails]
      #1655735 - 07/09/15 06:50 PM (70.4.75.202)

I totally disagree with your premise. Many or most islands benefit greatly in economic benefit from cruise ships. Long term quality of life?? I guess if having more money degrades the quality of life, then I would say that most islanders would prefer more money, if they could better feed their families.

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