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#1
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Cuba may be in jeopardy. I just heard on National news that the American Embassy is being evacuated. They think there may be some sonic device making people sick. It is not known who is up to this, or if there are any more in Cuba. Americans have been warned NOT to travel to Cuba.

Don't know what the cruise lines will do.
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#2
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Sounds like you got it right. Travel to Cuba is not a good idea right now.
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There are travel warnings for May destinations (Mexico, Nassau, Jamaica) so I don't anticipate the cruise lines will cancel. I am on the Paradise leaving Thursday so I hope they don't. These sonic "attacks" were targeted at embassy personnel over a long period of exposure... I'm not nervous as no "tourists" were targeted.
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Originally posted by poz222
There are travel warnings for May destinations (Mexico, Nassau, Jamaica) so I don't anticipate the cruise lines will cancel. I am on the Paradise leaving Thursday so I hope they don't. These sonic "attacks" were targeted at embassy personnel over a long period of exposure... I'm not nervous as no "tourists" were targeted.
The State Department's travel warning (updated today) indicates it's not just the U.S. Embassy that's been targeted, it's also hotels frequented by U.S. visitors:

https://travel.state.gov/content/pas...l-warning.html

So.... I certainly would not want to be visiting there right now.
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#5
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The U.S State Department has just issued a travel warning urging Americans not to travel to Cuba. I guess if you want to live on the edge..... I'd enjoy reading about your travels!
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#6
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Thanks for the link Joe

Pos, the cruise lines will have a meeting to decide what to do. This will not be your decision.
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Originally posted by Ocean Dancer
Thanks for the link Joe

Pos, the cruise lines will have a meeting to decide what to do. This will not be your decision.
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Originally posted by joepeka
I'm with you Joe. Even cruising to Cabo is becoming more and more dangerous and it was once one of our favorite ports. Seems as though our only cruising choices have now dwindled down to Hawaii, Alaska or New England.
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#9
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Originally posted by joepeka
The State Department's travel warning (updated today) indicates it's not just the U.S. Embassy that's been targeted, it's also hotels frequented by U.S. visitors:

https://travel.state.gov/content/pas...l-warning.html

So.... I certainly would not want to be visiting there right now.
Thanks for posting this update.
Our good friends had their land trip next month (with independent) to Cuba cancelled today.
Now, I understand why.
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#10
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The travel warning is about the US Embassy and hotels .
Most cruisers stay on ships and not in hotels there so not sure if cruises would be canceled at all?
You do know that folks from the rest of the world have been going to Cuba safely for years and years and continue to visit there so not sure what this is all about. Until we know more I'd not worry about it.

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Originally posted by riffatsea
The travel warning is about the US Embassy and hotels .
Most cruisers stay on ships and not in hotels there so not sure if cruises would be canceled at all?
You do know that folks from the rest of the world have been going to Cuba safely for years and years and continue to visit there so not sure what this is all about. Until we know more I'd not worry about it.

Sounds like someone is targeting Americans. Would not go there now.
#13
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Hell, your not going to have to go to Cuba for that. Most of those systems are free and real here in the states.
#14
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I'm scheduled to go on the 5th (Thursday) and personally I'm no at all concerned... all the targets worked at the Embassy (they family effected was staying at the hotel and was Embassy staff... I think the whole dire warnings are waaayyy overblown.... however, with that being said, I know many are now frightened by this so they should be given the option to cancel... but without any evidence that tourists visiting were in any way targeted, I think it is just silly.... but IF CCL does allow for cancellations, I am hoping for a less crowded ship (which I will be going regardless) ...
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Originally posted by joepeka
The State Department's travel warning (updated today) indicates it's not just the U.S. Embassy that's been targeted, it's also hotels frequented by U.S. visitors:

https://travel.state.gov/content/pas...l-warning.html

So.... I certainly would not want to be visiting there right now.
Such a big risk to take, IMO.
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Originally posted by poz222
I'm scheduled to go on the 5th (Thursday) and personally I'm no at all concerned... all the targets worked at the Embassy (they family effected was staying at the hotel and was Embassy staff... I think the whole dire warnings are waaayyy overblown.... however, with that being said, I know many are now frightened by this so they should be given the option to cancel... but without any evidence that tourists visiting were in any way targeted, I think it is just silly.... but IF CCL does allow for cancellations, I am hoping for a less crowded ship (which I will be going regardless) ...
Your choice of course but until more info comes out would be very hesitant to go.

Life is too short to put yourself in situations like this.

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#17
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If you are staying there overnight in a hotel, then you should worry.


People going to Cuba via a cruise ship will just be touring for a few hours.



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#18
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Just saw on the Weather Channel that there is a tropical storm brewing for next week that's headed for Cuba so it looks like we may be diverted to another island instead of Cuba for our Oct 9th cruise anyway.
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#19
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Mods, not sure why moved? Seems to be a relevant and news making topic that many are awaiting info on for their immediate cruise planning. The place where it was moved is not easily located... I would guess if people don't find this thread, there will be several new ones popping up as info is given?
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#20
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Originally posted by Micah's Grandad
Sounds like someone is targeting Americans. Would not go there now.
Actually Americans are not the only ones. The Canadian diplomats have also had these problems and I think there was one other country.
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