First US cruise in decades set to arrive in Havana

May 2, 2016 11:29 AM

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The first U.S. cruise ship in nearly 40 years was crossing the Florida Straits from Miami to Havana on Monday, restarting commercial travel on waters that once represented a half-century of Cold War hostility.

The 704-passenger Adonia was to finish its nearly 17-hour journey at 9:30 a.m. EST, becoming the first U.S. cruise ship to dock in Havana since President Jimmy Carter eliminated virtually all restrictions of U.S. travel to Cuba in the late 1970s.

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