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First major North American cruise brand travels to Cuba
Published on March 10, 2017 Email To Friend    Print Version

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Oceania Cruises' 1,250-guest Marina sails majestically past El Morro Castle into Havana Harbor on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Oceania Cruises made history on Thursday morning as the first major North American cruise brand to sail to Cuba

MIAMI, USA -- Oceania Cruises made history on Thursday morning when its ship, Marina, pulled into Sierra Maestra cruise terminal in Havana, Cuba carrying 1,250 guests.

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Frank Del Rio, the Cuban-born founder of Oceania Cruises and CEO of parent company Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Ltd, on the bridge of Oceania Cruises' M/S Marina as she sails into Havana Harbor on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Oceania Cruises is the first major North American cruise brand to sail to the idyllic island-nation of Cuba
On board for this historic event was Bob Binder, co-founder and CEO of Oceania Cruises, and Frank Del Rio, Cuban-born founder of Oceania Cruises and CEO of parent company Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.

Once docked, Del Rio addressed international media regarding the inaugural voyage.

The 14-day sailing departed from Miami on March 7 and will continue on to Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica, Panama Colombia, and the Cayman Islands. Oceania Cruises has two more sailings to Cuba scheduled this March and six scheduled for this autumn.
 
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