First in 50 years, a cruise liner departed from the United States to Cuba


From the port of Miami on Sunday, may 1, for the first time in the last 50 years sailed toward Cuba cruise ship, reports the Miami Herald. Onboard Adonia Fathom operator Carnival Corp. — 600 passengers. According to the CEO of Carnival Corp. Arnold Donald, the ability to make such a cruise was a “great part”.

It is expected that Adonia will arrive in the port of Havana on Monday morning local time. While the liner will be in the way, the passengers will offer to meet with Cuban history, its culture and customs, those wishing to have the opportunity to take lessons in conversational Spanish. Also, passengers will show Cuban films and will offer Cuban cuisine.

At the same time, as writes the edition, the historic flight was nearly ripped off. In Cuba the interdiction for movement by sea travelers who was born on the island. And Carnival initially said that he would not take on Board of Americans born in Cuba, until it is canceled this prohibition. In the end, just over a week ago, Cuban authorities cancelled it.

The relationship between the U.S. and Cuba began to recover after 50-year break in December 2014. Since then, the countries have restored diplomatic relations, opening a U.S. Embassy in Cuba and the Cuban Embassy in the United States. In March this year visited Cuba on President Barack Obama. He became the first American President who visited this country for the last 90 years.