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Thread: Ban On Cuba Travel

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    Awesome deal!





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    That is insane!

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    I know right!!
    Quote Originally Posted by ArubaAce View Post
    Awesome deal!

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    That's almost like getting paid to take the trip. Is there a casino onboard?

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    yes to casino
    the Disney cruise ships do not have casinos

    we rarely go into the casino to "play" due to the smoke.
    the casino on Carnival and Holland America ships (the lines that we usually cruise on) typically have only 2 smoking areas and one of those is the casino.
    typically the casino is so packed with smokers (not necessarily players) that it is quite miserable in there.

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    That's almost like getting paid to take the trip. Is there a casino onboard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    so.............our cruise to Cuba cancelled. it was about $1000 a piece. we received full refunds.

    apparently the ship (Carnival Paradise) has lost numerous passengers to cancellation because of the elimination of Cuba off of the itinerary.

    Carnival cruise specialist (our agent) called us earlier and they are now booking the partially empty ships for real little $.
    he booked us on the same ship, Carnival Paradise, for a 5 night cruise to Grand Cayman ( ) and Cozumel Mexico (yuk)
    the cruise cost..........$50 p p plus port taxes of $99.52 pp = $299.04 total for the 2 of us. an ocean view cabin, empress deck, mid ship. and a $100 each onboard credit

    so, if anyone is looking to book an inexpensive getaway, see if you can hook up on a cruise that was originally slated to go to Cuba.
    there are some bargains to be had out there.
    That's better 'n hitting the lottery....!
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    We really wanted to go to Cuba too. We heard the fishing is fantastic since not many Cubans have boats. Because of this, over fishing has not happened there. We even bought a cool Cuban license plate in Key West. That being said, we have read most tourist destinations are Government owned and the people do not get the tourist dollars. If you get in a jam there, you are on your own. A very risky vacation trip. Look whats happening in the D.R lately. Rather be on a vacation where missing out on a dinner reservation or H.H is our only concern.
    Sean and Susan
    [Countdown=12/01/2013 2:30 AM;]I'm finally there]Count down:[/Countdown]
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    Quote Originally Posted by crimms View Post
    We really wanted to go to Cuba too. We heard the fishing is fantastic since not many Cubans have boats. Because of this, over fishing has not happened there. We even bought a cool Cuban license plate in Key West. That being said, we have read most tourist destinations are Government owned and the people do not get the tourist dollars. If you get in a jam there, you are on your own. A very risky vacation trip. Look whats happening in the D.R lately. Rather be on a vacation where missing out on a dinner reservation or H.H is our only concern.
    Sean and Susan
    You raise some good points that it can be risky. Prior to this ban, there were reports 2 years ago where the US was suspecting that the Cuban Gov was using some sort of Sonic Boom against US diplomats, the embassy. A lot of US Embassy people got sick all of a sudden and had to be sent home. They also suspect they were using these sonic Boom on the famous Nacional Hotel as well. This is why I was opting for a a cruise stop over as opposed to staying there for a few nights. Some lady in Miami who specializes in Cuban trip and advertises on FB gave me a price quote to stay for 4 nights with meals, transfers, tour guy and staying at a B&B. I dunno.. I think I will just take a cruise to Bermuda. Love Bermuda and Aruba..





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