German passengers of the World Voyager cruise ship received the positive influence of a calm sea, the mild Cuban winter, the good organization and visibility of beautiful landscapes and cities with rich heritage, in another example of how the largest of the Antilles knows how to welcome those interested in this type of tourism.
By Roberto Morejón
German passengers of the World Voyager cruise ship received the positive influence of a calm sea, a mild Cuban winter, the good organization and visibility of beautiful landscapes and cities with rich heritage, in another example of how Cuba knows how to welcome those interested in this type of tourism.
Eighty-four passengers decided to tour the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba, with its rich historical treasures and singular culture.
Those who enjoy the voyage on the tour boat also have a stopover in the city of Cienfuegos, modestly neat and with French vestiges, and then Havana, founded more than 500 years ago, and a Historic Center that has been watched over by the Office of the Historian and the mythical Eusebio Leal.
German tourists are not the only ones invited to entertain in these and other places, only Americans, eager to exchange with the hospitable Cubans, are forbidden to do so.
Former President Donald Trump issued a brutal order by applying more than 240 provisions to cut off Cubans from contact with the outside world.
Thus, Carnival cruise ships had to weigh anchor in the Bay of Havana, whose managers, by the way, said they were ready to resume travel, with the advent of a new administration in the White House.
The Democrats have maintained the unreasonable Trumpist interdiction.
But the Sierra Maestra building, here in the capital, is ready to welcome Americans, and of any nationality, with customs formalities.
This was the case after the favorable disposition during Barack Obama's administration.
Artisans and other self-employed workers are also ready to offer their creations. Today, their pockets have been hit by the drop in income due to the cessation of cruise crossings from Miami.
And yet the U.S. administrations claim that their sanctions only punish, they claim, the Cuban regime.
In the meantime, German excursionists and, as announced, other Europeans, begin to enter these clear waters of the Caribbean, in what is predicted to be the resumption of cruises to Cuba, without abandoning strict hygienic-sanitary provisions because the pandemic persists.