U.S. government imposed new restrictions on Americans going to Cuba, banning
the most common way Americans travel to the island. The ban was announced
Tuesday as a part of a new series of travel-related sanctions.
Beginning on Wednesday, тhe Trump administration will not allow group educational and cultural trips to the island unless they were booked before June 5, the Treasury Department said in an official statement. Nor will it permit cruises, private yachts or fishing vessels to stop in Cuba. Group people-to-people trips have become the most popular form of U.S. leisure travel to the island, bringing more than 142,000 people in the first four months of the year that is more than a 300% increase over the same period last year.
Are you considering a cruise holiday this summer? Just have in mind that while cruises are undoubtedly a great choice for your holiday, there are some downsides, like the fact that you have to travel in a confined space where germs can spread much more rapidly than usual.
people are injured as a crane hit one of the world’s biggest cruise ships Oasis of the Seas in the Bahamas.
The huge Oasis of the Seas was hit
by a construction
crane in a dry dock near Freeport and
eight dockyard workers were injured.
The ship,which had been based at Port Canaveral, was undergoing routine maintenance on Grand Bahama Island, when the massive crane struck the ship, shipyard management reported. The accident happened on Monday at around 1.45pm local time. A construction crane came down and smashed into the stern of the fourth largest cruise ship in the world which has a capacity of 6,300 people. The crane smashed into the area its AquaTheatre is located causing the huge 228,225-tonne liner to list.
Major expansion works are underway at Port Canaveral. A $587 million development program has been started: the harbor will be widened and deepened and a new terminal and cargo facility will be constructed in order to accommodate more cargo vessels and larger cruise ships. The five-year project is expected to establish the port as an important cargo destination and draw more cruise passengers. Continue reading →