Here’s How to Participate in Cuba’s Upcoming Gay Pride Week

Here’s How to Participate in Cuba’s Upcoming Gay Pride Week

Cuba’s social and economic opening has an unexpected expression in a growing pro-LGBTI movement. Mariela Castro, President Raul Castro’s daughter, last year led Cuba’s largest Pride event to commemorate the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHAT). Ms Castro is the head of the Cuban National Center for Sex Education and is Cuba’s most … Read more

Cuba’s Novelty Is Outside the Cruise Industry’s Focus on Scale and Contained Environments

Cuba’s Novelty Is Outside the Cruise Industry’s Focus on Scale and Contained Environments

Royal Caribbean’s 6,000-passenger Harmony of the Seas’ onboard attractions include a mock Central Park with live plants and trees, drinks prepared by robots, a 1 1/2-hour production of the musical “Grease,” – plus a 10-story thrill slide. A lot has changed since the 961-foot, 2,200-passenger Queen Elizabeth sailed in the late 1960s.  Boat size inflation, driven by … Read more

In A Growing Trend, Norwegian Cruise Lines Drops Bahamas In Favor Of Cuba

In A Growing Trend, Norwegian Cruise Lines Drops Bahamas In Favor Of Cuba

Cuba is gaining influence as a trending destination in the Caribbean as various industry players reshape their regional travel schedules. The most recent example of cruise industry changes is the announcement by Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) that it decided drop its Grand Bahama stopover in favor of newly awarded Cuba approval for its 2000-passenger ship, … Read more