Tag Archives: Cuba

SSV Oliver Hazard Perry Bound for Bermuda, Florida, Cuba and the Arctic

After a successful first season sailing New England waters, SSV Oliver Hazard Perry has an exciting 2017 ahead.  Toward the end of January, the sailing school ship will depart Newport, RI bound for Bermuda, then to Florida where the ship will be … Continue reading

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Harvey Gamage in Cuban Waters

The last time we posted about the schooner Harvey Gamage, was in 2014, when she and several other vessels were due to be sold at auction following the failure of the Ocean Classroom Foundation. She was subsequently purchased by Phineas Sprague and refit … Continue reading

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Carnival’s Fathom Adonia Docks in Havanna, Cuba

After more than a half-century, American cruise passengers have returned to Cuba. Carnival Corporation’s MV Adonia docked in Havanna, Cuba today carrying hundreds of Americans including a few dozen Cuban-born Americans returning to the island for the first time in … Continue reading

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Update: Diana Nyad Ends Her Attempt to Swim Between Havanna & Key West

This morning Diana Nyad ended her fourth attempt, her third this year, to swim from Havana, Cuba to Key West, Florida after being buffeted by squalls and stung by jellyfish. She had been in the water for roughly 60 hours … Continue reading

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Diana Nyad Making Fourth Attempt at Cuba to Florida Swim

Starting a day earlier than planned, Diana Nyad, 62, began her fourth attempt yesterday afternoon to swim from Havana, Cuba to Key West Florida, a distance of 103 miles across open ocean.  Nyad swam 21.7 statute miles in her first 18 hours. The total … Continue reading

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Cruise Industry Changes – Boston Sets Record, Philly Pulling Out, and Cruises Returning to Cuba

The cruise industry continues to change.  While Boston reported a record number of cruise passengers traveling through its cruise terminal in 2010, the city of Philadelphia is planning on turning its cruise terminal into an an Urban Outfitters retail store, having only two cruise ships scheduled to call … Continue reading

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