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cruising to Cuba

Probably asked a million times but what is the status with sailing into Cuba? We are planning sailing up to Chesapeake for the summer and would head to Cuba if we can get in without being hassled by the Homeland Security
Just looking at options for the trek from Virgin Islands to Virginia.
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IF you are an American Citz, the you can get Arrested for going to Cuba !
Dont know if Cuba will object, but the FBI Will certainly.
You might end up in cuban prison as a SPY.for about 75 years.
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It happens though. The more you post online about going....

I "know people" who have been, and as long as you keep it on the DL you should be fine. Cuba is more than happy to see your american dollars. they have great diving. It will be terrible for the environment when Americans are allowed back in.

And I think it's the Treasury cops who will visit you if you get caught. Isn't that right? Maybe the FBI.... I don't know....

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There was an article in Soundings not long ago. Read it if you can. Some found it enjoyable, others ran afoul of communist beauracracy. If you go there, remember it's all on Cuban terms.
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Cuban immigrations don't usually stamp your passport so that you won't get into trouble with the US Government. It's still a huge gamble for an American citizen. There are many nicer islands to visit than Cuba. I've never seen the attraction. The Dominican isn't much further, much nicer and lots more to see...keep sailing and skip out on Cuba.
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Last I heard the Cuban's love us Canadians, it's somewhere I am curious of going to. My questions is, as a foreign citizen if I check into the US with a Cuban stamp in my passport will I have issues?

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No stand up US citizen would go against their governments wishes and visit Cuba. Lobby your Congressman and Senater to never allow US citizens to enter Cuba. Leave it for other nationalities who just want a great vacation and have no interest in politics.
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Last I heard the Cuban's love us Canadians, it's somewhere I am curious of going to. My questions is, as a foreign citizen if I check into the US with a Cuban stamp in my passport will I have issues?

Yes, we are loved in Cuba. The US will probably give you a hassle if they see a Cuban stamp in your passport, which is why Cuba usually don't stamp it.
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Yes, we are loved in Cuba. The US will probably give you a hassle if they see a Cuban stamp in your passport, which is why Cuba usually don't stamp it.
Damn... I like having stamps in my passport.

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