Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Cruise line Star Clippers to offer voyages to Cuba

Cruise line Star Clippers to offer voyages to Cuba
By Gene Sloan, USA TODAY

Cruise company Star Clippers has announced plans for voyages to Cuba,
but the trips will be off limits to U.S. citizens in observance of the
U.S. embargo of the country.

The Monaco-based sailing ship line says the 170-passenger Star Flyer
will operate two repositioning cruises ending or originating at
Cienfuegos, Cuba; one six-night cruise round trip from Cienfuegos; and
five seven-night round-trip sailings from Cienfuegos -- all to take
place during February and March of 2014.

"Star Clippers is headquartered in Europe and caters to an international
clientele," Star Clippers owner Mikael Krafft notes in a statement.
"Each season we try to diversify our itineraries and offer something new
and exciting. The small islands that we're calling at in Cuba are an
ideal match for the Star Clippers product."

Star Clippers notes that U.S. citizens cannot reserve or purchase the
new Cuba cruises from a travel agent, a Star Clippers sales
representative or reservationist, or through an affiliated website or
other general sales agent.

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