Richard Peterson surprises his wife with a Holland America “Cuban Explorer” cruise for their 40th wedding anniversary, but he fails to check the itinerary or the cancellation terms. So when his wife rejects this gift, he is in a bit of a bind. Can we help?
A cruise to Cuba is a dream for many people, but there are specific rules that a company must follow and a special certification it needs to run a cruise. When Pamela Gillet booked her dream cruise to Cuba with Pearl Seas Cruises, she assumed the company had secured permission to run the trip it sold her.
A cruise to Cuba is a dream for many people, but there are specific rules that a company must follow and a special certification it needs to run a cruise.
It seems like every travel organization in the country is out with its “must visit” list for 2017. What do they say? They’re literally all over the map, but one place gets repeated mentions: Cuba.
Here’s a question you don’t get every day: What happens when the president of the United States interrupts your vacation? Who do you call?
The United States and Cuba are creeping steadily toward normalized airline service — and Jetblue is ready at the gates.
Many Americans who’ve long wanted to visit Cuba were delighted when President Obama announced America was “changing its relationship with
If you were less than impressed with your last vacation, you’re in good company. Say “hello” to Colette Blanchette, who recently traveled to Cuba for what was supposed to be a relaxing tropical getaway.
Barney Harford is the president and chief executive officer of Orbitz. One of the first things he did when he took over eight months ago was institute a “total” price for hotel rooms, making it the first of the major online travel agencies to do so. He also launched a campaign to lift travel restrictions to Cuba imposed by the American government during the Cold War. I asked Harford why he decided to take on prices and politics so early in his tenure.
When it comes to travel, forbidden is in. Cuba, Iran and North Korea — long off-limits to most American visitors — might be added to the “allowed” list under an Obama administration. Other destinations that were considered too dangerous or hostile to Americans are becoming fashionable again as travelers jettison boring “staycations” for something more exotic.
Don’t pack your bags for Havana just yet. Fidel Castro may have announced his resignation, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be touring the Plaza de la Catedral, strolling along Varadero Beach or diving on Isla de la Juventud any time soon.