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January 12, 2011

Thomson Dream Makes Waves by Docking in Cuba

The Thomson Dream from Thomson Cruises

Docking one of its ships in Havana this month, Thomson Cruises marked the return of British cruise companies to Cuba after an almost decade-long absence. On a three-week tour of the Caribbean, the Thomson Dream carried 1,700 passengers to the capital of the Communist-run island. The Thomson Dream is the largest cruise ship to dock in Cuba in six years, due partly to a past comment from Fidel Castro that ships brought “rubbish, but little income.” American-based cruise lines are still prohibited from docking in Cuba due to a decades-old trade embargo between the U.S. and Cuba, but the arrival of the British-based Thomson cruise ship is said to be a sign that European cruise companies will be returning regularly, beginning with Spanish and Norwegian vessels.


For more information, visit www.thomson.co.uk.

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