It’s full steam ahead to Cuba for two of the world’s major cruise companies.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and Royal Caribbean Cruises, both Miami-based, signed agreements Wednesday with the Cuban government just minutes apart to take passenger ships to the island nation.
All three of Norwegian’s lines — Norwegian Cruise Line, premium line Oceania Cruises and luxury line Regent Seven Seas — and two Royal Caribbean brands — Royal Caribbean International and high-end line Azamara Club Cruises — will sail from the U.S. to Cuba in the near future, the companies said.
This is great news for people who want to take a cruise to Cuba. It is on my bucket list for the culture and people of this island nation. The trips will be people-to-people exchanges, one of the 12 categories of travel under which Americans can visit Cuba.