Regent Seven Seas Adding Cuba Calls

Regent Seven Seas Adding Cuba Calls

By Dana Niland Cuba Journal Contributor Regent Seven Seas Cruises is adding Cuba calls to six itineraries in the line’s 2018-19 Caribbean season. Travelers can visit Havana on select itineraries aboard Seven Seas Mariner, Seven Seas Voyager and Seven Seas Navigator, which depart Miami from October 2018 through March 2019. Guests on these voyages can … Read more

Cuba’s Habanos SA Inks Agreement To Expand Cigar Sales In China

Cuba’s Habanos SA Inks Agreement To Expand Cigar Sales In China

According to Xinhua, China National Tobacco Corporation and Cuba’s cigar maker Habanos S.A. signed a letter of intent at the end of July to increase Cuba’s cigar exports to China. China National Tobacco Corporation General Manager Ling Chengxing and co-presidents of Habanos S.A., Inocente Nunez and Luis Sanchez-Harguindey, signed the document in Havana. According to … Read more

Tasting the Rare Partagas Salomon

Tasting the Rare Partagas Salomon

It isn’t easy to roll a salomon. Crafting this storied cigar vitola is a task often relegated to the most experienced and capable torcedores, or rollers, thanks to its unique shape that tapers at both ends of the stick. Indeed, even Habanos says these figurados are “at the peak of the roller’s cigar-making art.” Even more difficult? … Read more

Tasting a Limited Edition Ramon Allones

Tasting a Limited Edition Ramon Allones

I’ve long been a big fan of Habanos’ limited edition cigars. No, they’re not always perfect, but there’s always a sense of ceremony about them, a sense that you’re smoking a special, rare cigar. But when they’re on, they’re really on, and they make for spectacular smokes. That was decidedly the case with the most … Read more

Boating To Cuba Remains Permissible From The U.S. But Rules Apply

Boating To Cuba Remains Permissible From The U.S. But Rules Apply

President Donald Trump on June 16th began sybolically undoing some parts of his predecessor’s historic opening to the island nation, saying he was “canceling the last administration’s completely one-sided deal with Cuba.” The new measures included tighter restrictions on tourism travel and a prohibition of financial dealings with entities tied to Cuban military and intelligence … Read more