This is the conclusion of Janet Landfried’s story about a day in Havana, part of a short cruise she and her friend Jeff Abuhl took in April. It was Landfried’s second visit to Cuba and Abuhl’s first. We sailed into Havana harbor on the Empress of the Seas just as sun rose over the horizon. There on the left bank was Morro Castle, still guarding the entrance, and on a hill facing the city, the statue of Christ the Savior, a gift from the wife of the last dictator, Fulgencio Batista.
Last spring, I sailed on the new Harmony of the Seas out of Southampton with Jeff Abuhl, my friend from Phoenix. There were a few issues with something so new, but we had a great time. Apparently enough passengers complained that we all received vouchers for our “inconvenience,” to be used on a future Royal Caribbean International cruise. There was a time limit on the vouchers, so we searched for a short trip.
Editor's Note: This is the conclusion of Janet Landfried's series on a winter cruise in the southern Mediterranean aboard the Viking sea. After leaving Cagliari, Sardinia, we sailed on to Algeria on the North African coast. It is the largest country on the African continent since the Sudan was divided.
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