'Adonia' becomes first US cruise ship to dock in Cuba in over 50 years

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 20:00

History was created in Havana, Cuba once again, as today a US cruise ship docked in the city after sailing from Florida.

This is the first such crossing in more than 50 years.

The journey of the cruise ship, 'Adonia', originated in the port of Miami with some 700 passengers.

Cuba and the US restored diplomatic relations last year. But several Cold War-era restrictions on travelling and trading are yet to be lifted.

The cruise trip only went ahead after Cuba scrapped a ban on its citizens entering or leaving the island by sea.

Cubans waved as the ship arrived and hundreds of passengers stood at the railings taking pictures.

Photo by AFP.

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