Eugenie Young, a travel agent from California who was scouting out the cruise for her clients, said, "I wanted to get [to Cuba] before Starbucks and McDonald's." Many other travelers echoed that sentiment, even while simultaneously admitting that they appreciated the on-board amenities like air-conditioning and Wi-Fi (something you may be hard-pressed to find on land, although that's starting to change).
I liked the idea of impact and cultural enrichment," said Patricia Connell, a solo traveler from Naples, Florida, while drinking a coffee in one of the ship's plush common are
Cultural enrichment? See Cuba before Starbucks and McDonald's? Really??? That is your rationale for visiting Cuba on the unhistorical cruise to Cuba?
So you don't care that almost all of Cuba's population lives in poverty, except the ruling elite(The castro klan, like Antonio castro above)? so you don't care about that Cuba has been ruled by an iron fist for 59 years, with no FREE elections, and no FREEDOM of speech?