Cuba Expects 200 Cruise Ship Visits this Winter

HAVANA, Cuba, Sep 25 (acn) Cuba expects the visits of 200 cruise ships in the upcoming winter season, the largest number of calls by those boats ever, according to a Tourism official cited by specialized media.

The visits by tourist and academic boats are expected to surpassed their record in 2013, when the island received nearly 200 boats, said the president of the International Tour Operators and Travel Agents Group Havanatur, Jose Manuel Bisbe.

According to specialized media online, the directive announced that during the winter season, beginning October 29, the island expects to receive the British Cruise Ship Thomson Dreams with capacity for 2 000 passengers. The boat is expected to call Havana harbor with no operations in that destination.

Also scheduled to arrive the Canadian Cuba Cruise, which will take a seven-day tour around the island, while others like the Panorama and the Star Clippers are also on the winter agenda.

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