Invasion of the Apartheid Love Boats: Castro Kingdom expects cruise ship bonanza

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Read it and weep.

So many thousands of apartheid-loving bigots in the world.

So much silence.

No outcry.  Nobody cares.

Imagine cruise ships flocking to the old South Africa.

From Fox News Lateeeeeeeeeeen-oh:

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Cuba expecting more than 200 cruise ships this winter

Cuba is expecting the arrival of more than 200 cruise ships at various ports on the island during the winter season, which will kick off this month and last until April 2015, tourist sector authorities said Thursday.

The season will officially begin on Nov. 21 with the arrival in the port of Havana of about 2,000 cruise ship passengers, most of them from Europe, according to data provided by the Cubatur travel agency and reported on Cuban television.

The state-run agency, which will book more than 75 percent of the cruise ships that arrive during the season, added that among the ports with the most passenger entries are Havana, Cienfuegos in the central part of the island and Santiago de Cuba in the east.

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Cruise ship tourism is one of the main areas in which Cuba is trying to diversify its tourist offerings, along with cultural, nature, health, coastal and golf tours.

Cruise ship arrivals to the island plummeted by 89 percent starting in 2006, the year in which Spanish firm Pullmantur shut down its operations in Cuba after being acquired by Royal Caribbean Cruises, a U.S. company.

The sector remained virtually comatose over the next few years but in 2009 it began to perk up and in 2010 it experienced a new surge in activity with the arrival of some 10,000 cruise passengers.

In recent years, the Cuban government has established stable operations with international companies to rejuvenate the sector.

Tourism is the second-biggest economic activity in Cuba, after the export of technical and professional services.

In 2013, the island welcomed about 2.85 million foreign tourists, with Canada being the main sending nation, followed by the United Kingdom and Germany.

The only cruise Cubans can afford
As the foreign cruise ships flow in, the Cuban cruise ships flow out

3 thoughts on “Invasion of the Apartheid Love Boats: Castro Kingdom expects cruise ship bonanza”

  1. No, Carlos, nobody cares, or practically nobody, and we should have faced up to that ages ago and acted accordingly. That means we should NOT have sat around expecting or even hoping for the kindness of strangers–that only works for fashionable victims, and we were never fashionable and never will be. Cubans should have been VERY focused on their own efforts and their own responsibility to do whatever CUBANS could do to get Cuba out of the hellhole it sank itself into, and for the most part that is STILL not happening. Thus, we have the predictable result.

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