Cruise Executives Want Cuba and US to Work Out the Differences

By ,   November 30, 2017 ,   Cruise Industry

A number of major cruise lines' CEOs travelled to Havana this week to talk to the government of Cuba about business. 

Despite the icy US-Cuba relations, the companies (many of which based in the US) continue to bring passengers to Cuba. 

Port Havana Cuba

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and the Cuban government hosted the 2-day event, which started on Monday, November 27.

According to the CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Frank Del Rio, the cruise industry continues to support Cuba being open as a destination, and added they were hopeful the governments could work out their differences.

Recently, Trump administration issued new regulations that ban Americans from doing business with a total of 180 entities tied to Cuban military.

It is harder for Americans to travel to Cuba, but cruise ships and airlines continue to come. 

According to the US-Cuba trade and economic council, during the next couple of years the cruise industry could deliver nearly half a million passengers to Cuba.