Miami, Florida-based Norwegian Cruise Lines Holdings Ltd. (NCL) has confirmed that its "shore excursions and tour locations have been thoroughly evaluated and none are military owned or operated.”
NCL has not published details as to how the process of evaluation was conducted and has not published a list of the shore excursions and tour locations.
Travel agents and tour operators are expecting the NCL data to be published soon so that prospective travelers may be confident and comfortable with the selections made by NCL.
In June 2016, the Trump Administration announced that it would issue regulations designed to discourage, and in some cases prohibit United States companies from engaging in certain transactions with entities within the Republic of Cuba and individuals subject to United States jurisdiction who visit the Republic of Cuba from engaging in certain transactions with entities within the Republic of Cuba.
The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the United States Department of the Treasury, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the United States Department of Commerce, and the United States Department of State are (were) expected to issue regulations and lists of entities within the Republic of Cuba that are controlled (owned/operated) by the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) of the Republic of Cuba. These entities would be prohibited from engagement.
However, the Trump Administration, through the OFAC and BIS, did issue statements suggesting that existing operational agreements with FAR-controlled entities by airlines, cruise lines, tour operators and travel agents would be permitted to continue.
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