AllThingsCruise gives you an inside look at this intriguing island’s ports

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Interested in cruising to Cuba?

AllThingsCruise gives you an inside look at this intriguing island’s ports

DETROIT (January 13, 2015) – Cuba is all over the news these days and everyone is anticipating when Americans will be able to visit the islands that have been cut off to them since the 1950s. The thawing of relations between the two countries is certain to encourage interest in tourism to Cuba…so near, yet so far.

We sometimes forget that our neighbors to the north, the Canadians, have been vacationing on this Caribbean island for years. Yet the mystique continues, and you can be sure that every cruise line serving the Caribbean has its eye on including Cuba in its itineraries.

If you want to know what a Cuba cruise will be like, then visit, where Canadian writer Barbara Ramsay Orr is writing about her first Cuba cruise this week.

Your Cuba Cruise is a Canadian cruise line that circumnavigates the island of Cuba, showcasing the beautiful nook and crannies of the island. But, more than that, it also advocates for the Cuban people and celebrates their rich culture. The company offers travelers a seven-day cruise on the 960-passenger Louis Crystal that visits six ports of call, exploring the island’s most iconic destinations like Havana and Santiago de Cuba, and its hidden treasures like Punta Frances on Isla de la Juventud.

Her air and cruise package includes the seven-day Cuba cruise as well as the return flight from Toronto to Havana, transfers and a Cuban tourist card. Alternatively, passengers can book just the cruise and are able to board either in Havana or in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

“I’m excited to visit this ‘frozen-in-time’ destination,” Barbara explains. “I have wanted to visit before, but I suspected that a beach vacation or an all-inclusive resort getaway would not give me a real insight into the country and its culture. This cruise is the perfect way to see Cuba – with visits to small ports, shore excursions into the interior, and yet the comfort of the ship at the end of the day.”

Orr fell in love with cruising on her very first sailing, on the Queen Elizabeth 2 in 1987. Barbara is the vice president of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and has been widely published in Canada and the U.S. She is the author of Frommer’s Guide to Niagara, edition 3 and 4, Globe Pequot’s Day Trips from Toronto, and of several iPhone apps, including Falling For Niagara. She lives in the Niagara Peninsula in Canada.

“I have been re-reading Hemingway and brushing up on my history in preparation for our visit. My husband, who is a bit of a car nut, is looking forward to seeing those classic automobiles from the fifties that have long been absent from our streets but are still standard transport in Cuba…”
“Then there is the vintage architecture, the Unesco World Heritage sites, the national parks, the food, the rum, the music – the Salsa!”

Americans are still restricted from visiting Cuba for tourism except for certain categories of travelers. But, in the meantime, they can read all about Cuba’s cruise attractions at

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