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Eschew Oct 23rd, 2008 04:10 PM

Now that crusie ships are stopping at Iran, will Cuba be your next favorite port of call?

Since North Korea is no longer part of the axis of evil empire, do you see cruise ships stopping in North Korea too?

How about a stop at Samolia where the prirates stll rule the sea?

Do you feel safe getting off the ship in any of those places?

FainaAgain Oct 24th, 2008 08:52 AM

Cruise ships are stoppin in Iran?? can you please tell which one(s)? When? This is something I have to see to believe!

And by the way, do you know the name of the ukranian ship that the pirates are holding in Somalia?

BeachBoi Oct 24th, 2008 10:38 AM

Somali pirates seized the Faina, a Belize-flagged vessel with a crew of 17 Ukrainians, three Russians and one Latvian, on Sept. 25, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said. It was carrying at least 30 Soviet-designed T-72 battle tanks to Kenya.

FainaAgain Oct 24th, 2008 10:43 AM

Yeah, I am famous nowadays :))

BeachBoi Oct 24th, 2008 11:12 AM

FA..I hear your cell fone ringing....It's Katie Couric!!....:D

Paulchili Oct 24th, 2008 12:29 PM

Silversea has visited Iran twice (Bandar Abbas) as did Hapag Lloyd's Bremen.
Crystal Serenity will do so on its world cruise in 2010 as will Fred. Olsen's Balmoral.

ParrotMom Oct 25th, 2008 11:53 AM

Why in the world would anybody want to visit Iran right now is beyond me. Cuba yes..this I don't understand..we can visit China, but not Cuba...

FainaAgain Oct 27th, 2008 12:07 PM

Author: BeachBoi
Date: 10/24/2008, 02:12 pm
FA..I hear your cell fone ringing....It's Katie Couric!!....

As long as it's not Kal :))

Eschew Oct 30th, 2008 11:56 PM

Both Iran and Iraq are amazing places to visit, as are Israel and Palestine. Love to go and visit but not now, and probably not in my life time as it is NOT safe to travel in Middle East.

Cuban people are extremely friendly with non existence crime rate. The ban to Cuba is for Americans. So, Canadians have been going there for years. All inclusives resorts, just like Mexico and the rest of the Caribbean, good value for money.

FainaAgain Oct 31st, 2008 09:02 AM

Why do you think it's not safe in Israel? I took my kid there, never an unsafe situation except too pushy salespeople in some areas.

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