Latin-Caribbean Travel

Tourism & Cruises

American cruise travelers bump into Cuba’s rules

During the course of the cruise on Lindblad’s Panorama II, our schedule changed almost daily from our printed itinerary. Communication about changing procedures is not an attribute of central government in Cuba, a country known for breakdowns in plans and mechanics and disincentives for individual decision-making.

Cannon ceremony at Havana's Fort San Carlos

Each night, reenactors in Cuba perform an 18th century ceremony at Havana's Fort San Carlos. Video by Jane Wooldridge / fivestarstounderthestars.com