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Old July 17th, 2017, 12:27 PM
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I have returned today from my cruise on the Paradise from Cuba.

Cruise was awesome.
Getting off ship was not too easy. Only 1 gangway. Cuba required us to exit and enter from Deck 5. Paradise did not have gangway enter on that deck so they had to cut he side of ship to make gangwy. They had to do that before the first cruis which ws June 29. Cost Carnival about 1 million for that.
With only one gangwy made it very hard to exit and enter. Small walkways to get to terminal. Rentering was hard because passings were enter and leaving at the same time. Bad stuff.
TGhe tour of Havana was great. 4 hours and hey showed all over Havana. Had one hard rain but cleared fast. We saw many historical areas. stopped at a shop so we bought Rum and Cigars. Viewed Revolution square and many historical building. Even saw the American Embesee (sp). Stopped at a Kraft building and there we could buy Suveniers. It was a very nice tour. Excellent tour guide and one we could understand. We learned uch about the living in Cuba. People own heir homes but not the land it was own. Cuba rule. I took a bunch of photos but dont know how to show them to you. Help please.

Over all it was a very nice Cruise but I will go elsewhere next time. I


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It's great to hear that all went well, and you're back safely, Ray!
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Glad you had a good time, I am getting excited for my cruise in Oct to Cuba.
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Welcome back, Ray.


I'm happy that you got home safely and that you enjoyed your cruise.


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Glad to hear that you had a great cruise and enjoyed Havana.
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Nancy give me the details of your upcoming Cuba Trip. When, How you going etc
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Nancy give me the details of your upcoming Cuba Trip. When, How you going etc

We are on the NCL Sky Oct 2 cruise, It sails from Miami on a Monday and on Tues we arrive in Havana at 8 Tuesday morning and leave there at noon on Wednesday, then Thursday we are in the private island and back to Miami on Friday. They are sailing every Monday to Havana. We will drive down on Monday morning and have a parking place that is just over a mile from the port and they have a shuttle to and from the port. We have booked the NCL Cigars and Rum Tour which is 4 hours and then we can do what we want I may see about doing a tour in one of the old American cars when we gat back from the ship tour. Since you can hire them there for a very good price compared to what the ship wants for them. I know that we will be buying rum and most likely cigars. I am so ready to go now.
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Welcome home Ray....

Now, get those pictures uploaded....
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I cannot fathom a cruise to Cuba until the murderers of US police officers who have political asylum are returned to the US .

As I have stated previously one of these people is responsible for the death of Todd's nephew .
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I would love to visit Cuba. If Mrs. TM's health improves we will consider either taking a cruise or flying to Havana.


LF, I understand what you mentioned, but if we let politics get in the way can't go anywhere. Many countries have baggage including our own.


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