Another American Cruise Company arrives in Havana
The American Company Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Ltd. -based in Miami, made today the first operation to Cuba destination with the arrival of the cruiser Azamara Quest to Havana bay.
Adam Goldstein, president of the company, thanked the Cuban authorities for the facilities provided to make the connection with the island, place they have wanted to travel for five decades, and now they can offer that opportunity to their clients.
He announced the upcoming trips of his cruises to Havana, and ratified the desire to continue working hard to make future stopovers in other Cuban ports, and to deal with local authorities on infrastructure, environmental, and supply issues.
Ángel Díaz Albertini, general manager of Cuba´s Aries Transportes S.A., cut, along with Goldstein, the inaugural ribbon, and expressed his satisfaction at the increase in cruise activity in Cuba.
He regretted that American people are prohibited from traveling to Cuba as tourists, a limit imposed by the US blockade to the Caribbean island, which forces its citizens to avail themselves of one of the 12 categories established by the Treasury Department.
However, he stressed the importance of maintaining the operations of ships of US companies to Cuba.
Royal Caribbean Cruise is the fourth American company that incorporates Havana in its destinations after Carnival Cruises; Pearl Seas Cruises, and Norwegian Cruise Line.
This company has a program of trips to the port of Havana from Miami, travel destined to the ships Azamara Quest and Empress of the Sea, the latter with space for 1840 travelers.
The Azamara Quest holds almost 700 passengers, and on this first trip came with all its capacities covered.