An air of uncertainty hangs over travel to Cuba, with no major changes planned yet for cruise lines.
National security advisor John Bolton announced there would be further restrictions on general tourism to Cuba but did not share any details.
“The Department of the Treasury will implement further regulatory changes to restrict non-family travel to Cuba,” Bolton said.
“These new measures will help steer Americans dollars away from the Cuban regime.”
The value of cruise line shares fell on the news but no concrete changes are planned yet.
According to Carnival Cruise Line’s brand ambassador John Heald, the line is ‘still evaluating this announcement.’
No changes to itineraries have been made and guests will be informed of any impact, he said in a social media post.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s scheduled sailings will continue as planned while the line ‘closely monitors’ developments.
Likewise, Virgin Voyages, which plans to sail to Cuba when it launches next year, is in a wait-and-see mode.
“We will continue to monitor Cuba travel policies and update if there are any changes.”