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First U.S cruise ship after decades sails to Cuba

A US cruise ship completed a historic journey by docking in the Cuban capital, Havana, Monday morning, after sailing from Florida. This is the first such crossing in more than 50 years.  
     
The Adonia sailed from the port of Miami carrying 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. After protests by Cuban-Americans and threats of legal action, Carnival said it would have to postpone its cruises unless the entry policy was changed. The Cuban authorities lifted the ban just over a week ago.   


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