New Flights From Houston to Cuba

July 17, 2015 | 2:26 pm | 0 Comment


By the Cuba Journal staff Miami-based HavanaAir Charters is launching new weekly direct service between Houston and Havana, the company announced this week. HavanaAir will be operating the service with air carrier partner Eastern Air Lines Group. “We are very pleased to open the Houston to Cuba market with our valued partner, Eastern Air Lines,” said Mark more...

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Sunwing Adding Another Cuba Flight

July 16, 2015 | 7:36 pm | 0 Comment


By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Sunwing Vacations has announced the addition of a new direct flight from Sudbury, Ontario to Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba beginning on Dec. 24. The weekly Thursday flight will operate from December 24, 2015 to March 24, 2016. “We are delighted to return to Sudbury for another season. Our sunshine flights have proved extremely popular more...

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JetBlue Airways Launches New Flights Between New York and Havana

July 5, 2015 | 9:42 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Havana By Dana Niland CJ Contributor JetBlue Airways has officially launched its first-ever service between New York and Havana. The company began the first of its weekly charter flights from New York's John F Kennedy International Airport to Havana's José Martí International airport last week, making it the first major carrier to offer the route since more...

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This Top Cruise Line Is Adding a Homeport in Havana

July 5, 2015 | 9:38 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Havana By the Cuba Journal staff A major cruise line is adding a new homeport in Havana. MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately-owned global cruise line, will begin homeporting its MSC Opera in Havana in December. The 2,120-guest-ship will homeport for the winter 2015-16 seaon to offer 16 Caribbean cruises. The ship will include stops in more...

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Apple Vacations Launching People-to-People Tours in Cuba

June 23, 2015 | 3:44 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Cuba By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Apple Vacations is launching a new People-to-People Educational programme featuring two different tours to Cuba. The tours, which will launch July 9, will give travelers the opportunity to “immerse” themselves in Cuban culture through personal interaction with the people of Cuba, including artists, farmers, more...

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Cuban Cigars: This is the Film to Watch

June 22, 2015 | 2:26 pm | 0 Comment


By the Caribbean Journal It's one of the most sought-after luxury products in the world: the Cuban cigar. But due to the decades-long freeze between the United States and Cuba, cigars have remained a seductive mystery to millions. The recent rapprochement between the US and Cuba has provided an opening (and a small exemption to bring back cigars from Cuba more...

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This Company Is Planning to Open Its 28th Hotel in Cuba

May 21, 2015 | 7:14 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the recent signing ceremony for the new property By the Caribbean Journal staff Spanish hotel giant Melia is expanding in Cuba. The company announced this week that it would be developing a new resort in the Varadero area. The hotel, which is slated to open in 2017, would be the brand’s 28th hotel in Cuba. The announcement follows the signing of an more...

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United States, Cuba Set to Resume Talks on Reopening Embassies

May 15, 2015 | 11:27 am | 0 Comment


Above: Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States and Cuba will be resuming their high-level bilateral talks next week on re-establishing diplomatic ties and reopening embassies, the State Department announced. The two sides will hold the talks in Washington on May 21, according to more...

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Cuba’s Raul Castro, Pope Francis Hold Talks in Vatican City

May 10, 2015 | 12:12 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the meeting in the Vatican City By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba President Raul Castro and Pope Francis met privately in the Vatican City early Sunday morning. According to a note from the press office of the Holy See, the meeting lasted “a little over an hour,” with the two spending “considerable time in conversation in the Holy Father’s study more...

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Cuba’s Raul Castro Visits Russia

May 7, 2015 | 11:08 am | 0 Comment


Above: the meeting in Moscow By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba President Raul Castro visited Russia’s capital, Moscow, this week. The trip included a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dimitri Medvedev,. Castro was on hand for the 70th anniversary celebration of the end of World War II, pointing to what he called “the friendship that still exists more...

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