Cuba reversal appears to clear way for Carnival cruise

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Source:   —  April 22, 2016, at 6:50 PM

The modify in policy appears to delete barriers to the first visit by a U. S. cruise ship to the island scheduled for following month. The Carnival Cruise Corp.

Cuba reversal appears to clear way for Carnival cruise

The Cuban government said it'd scrap a long-standing ban on letting people born in Cuba arrive to the island by cruise ship, the Communist Party newspaper Granma reported Friday.

The modify in policy appears to delete barriers to the first visit by a U. S. cruise ship to the island scheduled for next month.

The Carnival Cruise Corp. announced latest mo that a ship from its Fathom line would be the first U. S. cruise boat to visit the Caribbean island nation following the restoration of diplomatic relations between the United States and communist-run Cuba.

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But a controversy erupted after some Cuban-Americans complained that Carnival prevented anyone born in Cuba from booking passage aboard the ship.

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Granma said the government would also loosen restrictions on Cubans traveling aboard private boats but didn't declare when those changes would go into effect.

The shift in policy, the Cuban government statement said, was made with "the intent of promoting mutually favourable bilateral cooperation."

The Carnival ship is due to sail to Havana on May one, which is celebrated as workers day on the island with a massive pro-government parade.

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