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Carnival Announces New Cruises to Cuba

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 02/28/2018, 10:30 PM

Carnival Cruise Line is significantly increasing its sailings to Cuba.  In 2019, the company will schedule 17 new cruises to the island aboard the recently renovated Carnival Sensation.  The five-day voyages will be the line's first round-trip cruises to Cuba from Miami. They'll feature a day-long call in Havana as well as stops in Grand Turk, Grand Cayman, Nassau, and the private destinations o...

Arthur Frommer's Travel Resolutions for the New Year

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 12/28/2017, 12:00 AM

Because they often seek to regulate all of human activity, I find most New Year’s Resolutions to be rather unsatisfying. Here’s an attempt to limit these rules to the world of travel, which—to me—is badly in need of a little moralizing at this moment in our history.   So here goes. In the year ahead:    I shall fight, as a citizen and as a voter, to preserve the right of every American...

Blaming Trump, Another Airline Calls It Quits in Cuba

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 11/17/2017, 8:30 PM

Alaska Airlines will discontinue its service to Cuba on January 22, 2018, the carrier has announced. The reason: the Trump Administration's new rules that make it too difficult for Americans to visit the island. The tighter restrictions do away with the Obama-era "people-to-people" travel exemption. That means that Americans who want to visit Cuba must now do so with authorized tours and cruises ...

U.S. Government Makes It Harder for Americans to Visit Cuba

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 11/08/2017, 9:30 PM

Travel to Cuba gets tougher for Americans this week. New rules released by the Trump Administration ban most independent travel to the island, requiring visitors from the U.S. to rely on authorized "people-to-people" tour companies instead. That's a return to the way things were before President Barack Obama restored diplomatic relations with Cuba in 2015. In June of this year, his successor an...

Eight Observations About Travel That May Be of Use for Your Next Vacation

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 07/21/2017, 12:00 AM

Quick thoughts on Airbnb, Disneyland, airlines, Cuba, Washington's National Museum of African American History and Culture, and other recent travel developments...

In Spite of the President's Confusing Cuba Policy, Three Major Cruise Lines Persevere in Offering Brief and Superficial Visits

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 07/14/2017, 3:00 AM

Despite the President’s murky efforts to limit the right of Americans to travel to Cuba, the cruise industry's brightest leaders lay future plans to bring even more vacationers there....

Pres. Trump Has Reinstated a Cuba Policy That Has Been an Abject Failure for 50 Years

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 06/20/2017, 12:00 AM

Pres. Trump's Cuba decision senselessly turns back the clock, reversing gains for both countries—and for U.S. travelers. ...

Spirit Airlines Ending Flights to Cuba

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 04/17/2017, 4:00 AM

Spirit Airlines is ending its flights to Cuba, the carrier announced last week. That makes it the third U.S. airline to halt service to the island, after Frontier and Silver Airways called it quits in March. As in those two cases, Spirit cited overcapacity as the reason for abandoning its Havana-Fort Lauderdale route. Put simply, there are too many flights to Cuba and not enough passen...

Two U.S. Airlines Halting Flights to Cuba

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 03/15/2017, 4:00 AM

Frontier Airlines and Silver Airways are both stopping their flights to Cuba, the carriers announced this week.  Frontier, which has been operating one daily flight between Miami and Havana since December 1, 2016, will halt service to the island on June 4. The company cites lack of customer demand as the reason. Silver currently flies to nine Cuban cities from Fort Lauderdale, and the ...

Forthcoming Decisions by Trump May Have a Major, and Not Always Favorable, Impact on the U.S. Travel Industry

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 01/08/2017, 12:00 AM

Your right to travel has always been intertwined with political affairs, and this moment in American history poses more questions about the future of travel than most....

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