On June 5, 2019, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) amended regulations to ban “people-to-people” cruises from the US to Cuba. Simultaneously, the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) amended regulations to ban US vessels from transporting passengers from the US to Cuba. As a result, US-to-Cuba cruises will be eliminated. It is unlikely that they will be reinstated any time soon.
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