Cruise news: Cuba to welcome even more tourists as it triples Havana cruise ship capacity | Cruise | Travel

Cuba has made a deal with the world’s largest cruise port operator, Global Ports Holding, to triple its cruise ship berths from two to six by 2024. The cruising industry is enormous in the Caribbean but Cuba has yet to fully capitalise on this. The number of cruise passengers visit the island is set to increase exponentially following the extra berths. Cruise tourism has been on the up for the last three years after Barack Obama eased US trade-embargo rules on travel to Cuba for US citizens in May 2016. Previously, the…

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Cuba plane crash: Tributes for Boeing 737 passengers after Havana airport accident | Travel News | Travel

A Boeing 373 has crashed shortly after departing from Havana Jose Marti International Airport in Cuba. The plane, operated by national airline Cubana de Aviacon was scheduled to travel to the city of Holguin on the eastern side of the island. Three survivors have been rushed to hospital in critical condition, whilst one passenger has been confirmed to have died from burns and trauma, according to Reuters. With 104 passengers onboard the flight, the Cuban President told AFP that a “high number of victims” is to be expected. Tributes have…

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Cruises: Six great deals for trips to Cuba, the Mediterranean and more… | Cruise | Travel

SNOW-capped mountains, prolific wildlife including humpback whales and gigantic glaciers are just some of the things you’ll encounter in Alaska. Holland America Line (0843 374 2300 / hollandamerica.com) offers a seven-night Alaskan Explorer cruise on Eurodam from £1,597 (two sharing, full board). Set sail from Seattle on June 2, stopping ports including Juneau, Ketchikan and British Columbia. Price includes return flights from London, free hotel for one night pre-cruise and transfers. There’s a free upgrade from an inside cabin too and $300 onboard spending.  _______________________________________________________ UNPACK only once on this…

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