A Legendary Montecristo

A Legendary Montecristo

By Alexander Britell The mere act of opening it is a ceremony. It comes in a wooden box, its name inscribed on the side. You slide out the wooden cover, peel away the wax paper and retrieve one of the most legendary cigars in the pantheon of Habanos: the Montecristo A. This isn’t a cigar … Read more

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 Plans First UNESCO Global Geopark

Cuba Plans First UNESCO Global Geopark

The Cuban government has announced plans to apply for the first Global Geopark in Viñales, Cuba. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization  (UNESCO) designates Global Geoparks according to established criteria. Viñales, the main tourism site of the Western province of Pinar del Rio, was previously declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. … 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

Here’s What Trump’s White House Chief Of Staff Said About Guantánamo Base In Cuba

Here’s What Trump’s White House Chief Of Staff Said About Guantánamo Base In Cuba

It appears the new White House Chief of Staff may have some ideas about Cuba that contradict President Trump’s policy towards the island nation. U.S. President Donald Trump’s choice for White House chief of staff, retired Marine General John Kelly, was one of the military’s longest-serving commanders before Trump named him secretary for the Department … Read more