Cruise expansion for Cuba.
Now that the drama of the U.S. presidential election is in the rearview mirror, the cruise industry could see some additional openings to Cuba, Frank Del Rio, CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings said. "I believe the presidential election had something to do with perhaps a deferment of making some decisions," Del Rio said. "I am hopeful that the defrosting of relations will continue. If it does, I'm confident that soon enough we will see more vacation opportunities to visit Cuba both by land and sea."
Del Rio spoke before an audience in Fort Lauderdale at CruiseWorld, a Travel Weekly event for travel agents and suppliers. Although president-elect Donald Trump has criticized President Obama's openings to Cuba, Del Rio said he doesn't think Trump is categorically opposed to renewed relations. "He has said he would like to see a more balanced dialog between the Americans and Cubans," Del Rio said. "He's not opposed to opening up more relations with Cuba but he wants to make sure there's something good in it for America as well." Del Rio, who founded Oceania Cruises in 2003, said the addition of new cruise players such as Virgin Voyages and Viking Ocean Cruises, is a sign of a healthy industry.
Source: Travel Week.