Cruise ships brought 20,000 tourists to Cuba in 2015
Cruise tourism in the Caribbean, one of the modalities on the rise in the current season, has brought some 20,000 visitors in 2015 to Cuba, the official media said Monday.
This year, top executives from cruise companies established contacts and meetings with Cuban authorities, interested in the potential of the island.
Among the firms are Royal Caribbean, Carnival Corporation, NCL, Harmark, Costa Cruises, MSC Cruises, Pearl Seas Cruises and United Caribbean Lines.
Calculations recently released by the International Association of Cruise Companies showed that for travelers from North America, the Caribbean countries are the main ports of destination, with 59.9 million days of travel in 2014, to an increase of 16% compared to 2013 and almost 55% in a decade.
In that context Cuba, which currently holds the second position as a tourist destination in the Caribbean, behind Dominican Republic, is inserted and also the interest shown in recent months after the restoration of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States on July 20.