Celestyal Crystal Cruise: Visiting grave of Fidel Castro in Santiago de Cuba

ABOARD THE CELESTYAL CRYSTAL – An elderly lady in a faded black dress kissed the wilting red rose in her hand and gently placed it on the grave. Turning with tears in her eyes, she said something in Spanish but the only words I understood were “Yo soy Fidel (I am Fidel).” My first day in Cuba on our Celestyal Crystal cruise and I am at the grave of Fidel Castro learning why the most common answer …

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Celestyal Crystal Cruise: Heading to Cuba for weeklong adventure

When Christopher Columbus first discovered Cuba, he called it “the loveliest land ever beheld by human eyes.” Now I’m on my way to discover those legendary beauties for myself. And I’m traveling to Cuba in one of the best ways possible – aboard the Celestyal Crystal. Although once-forbidden Cuba now welcomes American visitors, the country’s infrastructure is still not very visitor friendly. Accommodations are limited, usually expensive and not up to American standards. Restaurants are the often …

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