Cuban Americans protest Carnival's Cuban cruises

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Posted: Apr 12, 2016 6:03 PM

MIAMI (AP) — Some Cuban Americans are complaining that Carnival Corporation is unfairly excluding them from sailing with the company when the cruise line heads to Cuba for the first time in decades.

The Adonia will leave Miami and head to Havana on May 1 and will travel every two weeks with stops in Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba. Cuban law forbids Cuban natives from leaving or entering the country by ship, although the island nation does allow air travel for Cuban-born individuals.

The Miami Herald (http://tinyurl.com/zscjyye) reports about 50 people protested Tuesday outside Carnival headquarters, saying the policies are disrespectful to Cuban Americans.

Carnival noted in a statement that it must comply with the entry policies of every country, but has lodged a request with the Cuban government to change the policies.