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Old 06-11-2019, 07:56 AM
 
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I really want to go to Cuba.
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Old 06-12-2019, 01:34 PM
 
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I really want to go to Cuba.

I had just started planning for next summer trying to do a trip with my dad to Cuba. Neither of us are big cruise people, but Cuba is an exotic enough destination that I thought he and my Korean stepmother might enjoy it..

All told.. Things could change back by next year, so.. Nothing to do but sit and wait now.
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Old 06-12-2019, 01:35 PM
 
Location: San José, CA
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I had just started planning for next summer trying to do a trip with my dad to Cuba. Neither of us are big cruise people, but Cuba is an exotic enough destination that I thought he and my Korean stepmother might enjoy it..

All told.. Things could change back by next year, so.. Nothing to do but sit and wait now.
I'd read this thread. You don't have to wait.
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Old 06-12-2019, 01:59 PM
 
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I had just started planning for next summer trying to do a trip with my dad to Cuba. Neither of us are big cruise people, but Cuba is an exotic enough destination that I thought he and my Korean stepmother might enjoy it..

All told.. Things could change back by next year, so.. Nothing to do but sit and wait now.
My co-worker went when Obama allowed us all to go. She said it was the most incredible experience of her life.


You can still go. It just wouldn't be legal anymore … but you can fly there if you fly from another country. Obama made it so you could fly from Miami. Not anymore.
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Old 06-12-2019, 04:58 PM
 
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Cool Total nonsense

I question if the OP actually visited Cuba. My most recent visit was this past Christmas. There were no restrictions on visiting beaches nor clubs. In fact, it was encouraged. Cuba has one of the top-rated beaches in the world that most people are not even aware of. Customs officials may be stern and display - accept no BS attitudes, but out of the hundreds of people I have encountered in person or via various forums, who has ACTUALLY visited the country, I have yet to meet one who had their photos gleened or confiscated because they had pictures of beach or club activities they participated in. Also, never heard of anyone being throttled for $10,000 for possession of such pics. This is total malarky. Probably written by a you-know-who supporter who has never even been out of the country.
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Old 06-13-2019, 02:47 AM
 
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i am just posting what they told us on the cruise to avoid doing , whether they were correct or not i don't know .... so you are totally wrong about us not being there , and i am not the op .

it looks like these warnings were standard issue


https://www.cnbc.com/2015/01/15/new-...travelers.html


here are some of our pics , it was photography heaven, my wife and i are photographers so it was one of the best places we have been in that regard .












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Old 06-13-2019, 03:14 AM
 
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I think you can still go thru the Canada or Mexico route. Those agencies who put together those trips will start up again.

AND eventually, the ban will be lifted.
In the past you could go through Mexico. They would issue you a visa on their own paper and stamp it, and then stamp it and take it back when you left.

A deceased American cousin of mine traveled to Cuba constantly this way in the 80s and 90s.
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Old 06-13-2019, 04:22 AM
 
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My co-worker went when Obama allowed us all to go. She said it was the most incredible experience of her life.


You can still go. It just wouldn't be legal anymore … but you can fly there if you fly from another country. Obama made it so you could fly from Miami. Not anymore.
This is incorrect. The recent edicts ban only group travel and cruise travel. Other categories, including the widely used "travel in support of the Cuban people" still legally exist. American Airlines, Delta, United, JetBlue and Southwest have nonstop flights to Cuba daily with the most flights departing from JFK, Ft Lauderdale, Tampa and Miami. Other cities have fewer flights.
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Old 06-13-2019, 04:40 AM
 
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i am just posting what they told us on the cruise to avoid doing , whether they were correct or not i don't know .... so you are totally wrong about us not being there , and i am not the op .

it looks like these warnings were standard issue


https://www.cnbc.com/2015/01/15/new-...travelers.html


here are some of our pics , it was photography heaven, my wife and i are photographers so it was one of the best places we have been in that regard .










Speculative stories from before the travel had even opened up are probably not the best on which to gauge actual experiences nor are scare stories from cruise operators with a very strong incentive to keep money being spent within their hulls.

I believe I had an excellent dinner at the restaurant in your first picture, probably sitting at the table occupied by the four women with the baby. I think it was just across the street and about two blocks north of the cruise terminal near where a floating dance club is today. I also think that your fourth picture was taken near the Havana Vieja government building that had an historic railway car on display outside. I stayed in a casa particular right across the street.
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Old 06-13-2019, 04:44 AM
 
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we were only there one day , i wish we had a lot longer. if you like i can send you a link to the full gallery
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