Wednesday, April 17, 2019

New Rules Could Halt US Cruises to Cuba

Details regarding travel are still not clear, but an announcement by the Trump administration on Wednesday said they were imposing restrictions on trade with Cuba which, among other things, would limit travel. The announcement in separate speeches by both Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton did not specifically mention cruises, but from what was said, it seems passengers on cruises are definitely the type of tourism they want to prohibit.

It was enough of an indication that the stock of all three major US-based cruise companies closed down slightly on Wednesday. All, though, have said in the past that cruises to Cuba are a small part of their total business.

The complete story appeared in the April 17 issue of Cruise News Daily.