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Cruising in Cuba: exploring the island’s gay culture by boat

Cruising in Cuba: exploring the island’s gay culture by boat

Ever fancied visiting Havana?

A series of gay cruises around Cuba will take place in 2016, following the easing of travel restrictions between the US and Cuba earlier this year.

 

Organized by the Tampa-based ALandCHUCK.travel, up to 1200 LGBTIs will get the chance to explore the island’s vibrant gay scene per trip.

The first cruise takes place on 15 January, lasting eight days and seven nights. The package includes flights from Tampa International Airport to Montego Bay.

It will include at least 50 prominent members of Tampa’s LGBTI community, who will meet with their Cuban counterparts in the name of ‘education and outreach’, according to Tampa Bay Online.

Organizer Al Ferguson commented: ‘Cuba is just 90 miles away from Key West but might as well be on the moon. Much of our gay community knows little about Cuba’s and they may know little about ours. I am a firm believer that travel can lead to change. Visiting Cuba can open dialogue between us and help us both.’

Further cruises will set sail on 26 February and 8 April.