It’s an exciting time to travel to Cuba. With new charter flights from a variety of major cities provided by leading airlines, new regulations that open the door for all US citizens and so much more, travelling to Cuba has never been easier!!
New regulations open Cuba Cruise to U.S. travelers!
The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) introduced new general licenses in January 2015. Twelve categories of authorized travel to Cuba with stipulated restrictions require no formal application, prior permission nor subsequent report to U.S. officials.
Cuba Cruise now welcomes Americans aboard by offering two easy ways to travel:
- Book a comprehensive program with an authorized U.S. tour operator partner, like Road Scholar, Insight Cuba and Globus.
- Book directly with your travel agent or Cuba Cruise and register for the People to People Cuba Cruise group program with a U.S. not-for-profit organization, the Fund for Reconciliation and Development (FRD).
Joining a “People to People” trip is as easy as 1-2-3!
1. Book Your Cuba Cruise
Book your cruise online now or call us today at 1-855-364-4999
2. Register under A General License issued by OFAC
Register online at http://tinyurl.com/P2Pregis
For further information, send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Pack your bags & Go to Cuba!!!
What to know about booking flights:
Cuba Cruise calls at Montego Bay, Jamaica every Friday and at Havana, Cuba every Monday.
Montego Bay flights are usually same day connections both ways and the less expensive option.
Havana flights often cost more but offer the option of extra time in Havana before and after the cruise.
All travel agents and some on-line services can book tickets for authorized travelers to Havana.
What to know about registering:
Register with the Fund for Reconciliation and Development to receive a letter confirming you are part of a group traveling to Cuba under a General License issued by OFAC for “people to people educational activity”.
Make a non-refundable tax deductible affiliation contribution using the link found on the registration form or here http://tinyurl.com/donateffrd The suggested contribution is $95 to support work to end all travel restrictions.
You will receive a letter confirming your participation in a people to people trip from the Fund for Reconciliation and Development within a few minutes. If you do not, look in your spam or junk box. (You do NOT need the letter to confirm your cruise booking or to buy travel insurance.)
Passengers who come through Montego Bay, or go to Havana through a third country, could need the confirmation letter when they return to the US.
Passengers who fly directly to Havana from a US city on a charter airline might need the confirmation letter to board their flight as well as on return to the US.
Special programs for US Citizens and Residents
Complete Details on Cuba Cruise approved P2P programs.
At this time the Cuban authorities will not permit any person born in Cuba, regardless of dual nationality or country of residence, from embarking or disembarking at any Cuban port.
This could change when Cuba authorizes ferry service from Florida. We will update passengers as information becomes available.