An Ex-Fidel Cuba May Help U.S. Travel Interests in Cuba

An Ex-Fidel Cuba May Help U.S. Travel Interests in Cuba

The future for U.S. travel interests in Cuba seemed uncertain in recent weeks as President-elect Donald Trump hardened his rhetoric about requiring greater reforms as a condition from the Castro government to expand or even preserve the current détente orchestrated by President Obama’s historical change of policy with Cuba. Gauging the future of U.S.-Cuba relations … Read more

Carnival’s Adonia Vessel Quits Caribbean, Exposes Rift in Regional Travel Preferences

Carnival’s Adonia Vessel Quits Caribbean, Exposes Rift in Regional Travel Preferences

Carnival’s foray into social impact cruising will no longer have a dedicated ship sailing under its Fathom brand after May 2017. Fathom’s Adonia, a 704-passenger vessel that has been sailing alternating week-long voyages to the Dominican Republic (DR) and Cuba since April, will return to the fleet of  European P&O Cruises in June of 2017. Carnival … Read more

A Sensational Cigar From Romeo y Julieta

A Sensational Cigar From Romeo y Julieta

A Sensational Cigar From Romeo y Julieta Apart from Montecristo and Cohiba, Romeo y Julieta may be the most recognizable Cuban cigar brand. The famous marque has produced some legendary cigars over the years, particularly in the churchill category it came to redefine. But another cigar is smoking incredibly well right now: the Romeo y … Read more

Here’s the FAA’s New Caribbean Aviation Initiative

Here’s the FAA’s New Caribbean Aviation Initiative

Aviation is a global enterprise that brings the world together. U.S. civil aviation has a $2.4 trillion dollar impact on the global economy, and accounts for more than 58 million jobs. Growth in travel, new routes, increasing trade and investment, and new technological endeavors underscore the importance of international cooperation. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration … Read more

How Cuba Eliminated Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Syphilis

How Cuba Eliminated Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Syphilis

In 2015, Cuba became the first country in the world to receive validation from the World Health Organization (WHO) for eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. A recent in-country assessment of Cuba and Thailand showed that the two countries shared five common features that may have contributed to their success in achieving elimination. Here … Read more

The Moorings Sets Sail in Cuba with New Yacht Charters

The Moorings Sets Sail in Cuba with New Yacht Charters

­­By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, Cuba Journal contributor There’s a new travel option for visitors eager to explore Cuba: Clearwater, Florida-based company The Moorings will begin offering crewed yacht charters around the emerging island in March 2017. Based out of Marina Hemingway in Havana and Gaviota Marina in Varadero, the week-long all-inclusive sailings will offer groups of … Read more