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US cruise ship docks in Havana over 40 years since the last sailed the Florida Straits

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By Euronews  with Agencies
US cruise ship docks in Havana over 40 years since the last sailed the Florida Straits

<p>An American cruise ship has docked in Havana for the first time in more than 40 years. <b></b> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Cruise ship from <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Miami?src=hash">#Miami</a> arrives in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Havana?src=hash">#Havana</a> for historic trip to Cuba <a href="https://t.co/H98EndRNrB">https://t.co/H98EndRNrB</a> <a href="https://t.co/svFkedOaTV">pic.twitter.com/svFkedOaTV</a></p>— nancy san martin (<code>nsanmartin) <a href="https://twitter.com/nsanmartin/status/727166745123901440">May 2, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <b></b> The Adonia set sail from Miami and glided in Havana with 700 people on board. <b></b> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">1st cruise from a US port in decades leaves Miami for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Cuba?src=hash">#Cuba</a> <a href="https://t.co/TTPxcRCtCU">https://t.co/TTPxcRCtCU</a> <a href="https://t.co/t7gh2UkNt8">pic.twitter.com/t7gh2UkNt8</a></p>&mdash; newsobserver.com (</code>newsobserver) <a href="https://twitter.com/newsobserver/status/727081720453992448">May 2, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <b></b><br /> Since Presidents Obama and Castro announced in December 2014 that they had agreed to mend relations, tourism in Cuba has reached record numbers. <b></b> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Cruise ship sails from Miami to Cuba for first time in 50 years <a href="https://t.co/V2qAchsKcB">https://t.co/V2qAchsKcB</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/nbc6"><code>nbc6</a> <a href="https://t.co/wfJafSMtO3">pic.twitter.com/wfJafSMtO3</a></p>&mdash; NBC News (</code>NBCNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/726949349201162240">May 2, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <b></b><br /> “I’m here because I have some family members coming on the cruise ship and because I want for Cuba and the US to stay the way they are right now – in peace and united; whatever it takes for things to continue improving,” said one excited Cuban waiting at port. </p> <p>Before the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban_Revolution">1959 Cuban Revolution</a> ferries and cruise were the prefered way for Cubans and Americans to cross the Florida Straits. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">1959 Orig Photo Cuban Revolution Leader <span class="caps">FIDEL</span> <span class="caps">CASTRO</span> Triumphant Speech Habana <a href="https://t.co/gusfJJo6VW">https://t.co/gusfJJo6VW</a> <a href="https://t.co/zBGo2oZzer">pic.twitter.com/zBGo2oZzer</a></p>— extremely splendid p (@sobrinoteoberto) <a href="https://twitter.com/sobrinoteoberto/status/717099440130170881">April 4, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>The Adonia will sail every other week between Miami and Havana.</p>