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1. Posted by scottscotttrip (Budding Member 6 posts) 4w 1 Star this if you like it!

In this post I would like to thank Cuba and the Cubans for their incredible hospitality and eagerness to help those who are in need. My relatives were traveling on the Braemar cruise ship in the Caribbean when a number of covid-19 cases were detected among the crew and the passengers. Everyone, including the US, refused to allow the ship to dock. Everyone, except Cuba. Thank you for that humane gesture!

2. Posted by martaluisa (Budding Member 2 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

I hope your relatives are all right. Cuba really acted without self-inerest and saved so many people. I wonder why the US declined to let the ship dock. But what's more surprisingly, Britain did not react to the refusal.

3. Posted by scottscotttrip (Budding Member 6 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

yeah thank you
relatives are fine and glad to come back home
It's good to know there are countries like Cuba

4. Posted by nicolaitan (Budding Member 52 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

glad your family got lucky.

as i understand it, the decision to allow a ship to let off passengers in the u.s. is a state and local decision, not a decision by the federal government. the state governor is often the decision maker.

according to one news outlet more than 100000 ship workers are stuck on their ships around the world and nobody will let them get off anywhere.

5. Posted by zzlangerhans (Respected Member 74 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Good to see two first-time posters with no profiles getting together here to praise Cuba. You two don't happen to know each other, do you?

6. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1355 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

There is no evidence the Braemar, on a Caribbean cruise, was denied entry to any port in the United States, nor is there any evidence that the ship, nor the cruise line, requested entry into a U.S. port. However, according to the link below and other news reports, the UK's Foreign and Commonweath Office did ask other Caribbean countries to allow docking and debarkation for those on the Braemar.

https://www.cruisemapper.com/accidents/Braemar-587

There are several Web sites that track movement of ships.

[ Edit: Edited on 01-May-2020, 06:10 GMT by berner256 ]

7. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1507 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

So scottscotttrip stating that the US (and 'everyone') refused to allow the Braemar to dock seems to be stretching the truth a little and martaluisa's implication that Britain did nothing is actually fiction.

It's reassuring to know that Donald's 'fake news' is alive and kicking.

8. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1994 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Watching this one with my Mod hat on; as well as the other issues stated I note a possible suggestion that praising Cuba may be a bad thing. The US government may have a problem with Cuba but that's not the case on this forum.

9. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1447 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

I understand what you're saying Andy, but I'm not sure they are saying that praising Cuba is a bad thing rather that they may be setting up a spam situation. When a couple people get together on TP and start advocating for a specific place, they often turn out to be spammers. That may or may not be the case here and I tend to always assume it isn't spam until proved otherwise.

On the bright side, I think most Americans are very appreciative of all Cuba has done to help in this pandemic. They've sent teams of medical workers and equipment all over the world and deserve to be given credit for that.

10. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1994 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Beausoleil

I'm not sure they are saying that praising Cuba is a bad thing rather that they may be setting up a spam situation.

Absolutely. Watching to see what's posted next...