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US Cruise to stop in Cuba for the First Time in 50 Years

Cruising specialist Carnival has recently agreed a deal with the Cuban Government to allow US cruises to stop in Cuba for the first time in 50 years. Starting 1st May, Carnival will begin sending its 704 passenger MV Adonia cruise on the new route from Miami to Cuba, stopping in Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba.

Woman with map, in front of cruise liner

The move comes just weeks after Barak Obama became the first acting US president to visit the country in nearly a century, the last being Calvin Coolidge in 1928. According to a recent poll by CBS News and the New York Times, six out of ten Americans think restoring diplomatic relations with between the US and Cuba will be good for all parties, and over 50% approved of Obama’s handling of the situation.

If you’re planning a cruise, just remember to invest in specialist travel insurance before you set sail. Many travel insurance policies won’t cover cruising as standard, so it is really important that you check the terms and conditions to ensure you are covered, otherwise you could face expensive bills if something goes wrong.

A specialist cruise policy or extension should offer cover for a range of holiday disasters, including on-board medical care costs, ship to shore repatriation, delayed cruise attire, missed pre-paid shore excursions because you are confined to your cabin (due to illness or injury), plus all the usual cover for travel delay and lost or damaged personal possessions.

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