Friday, October 31, 2008

Cruise opportunity

• Almost as soon as news surfaced some time ago that Fidel Castro had resigned as president of Cuba, the cruise industry started buzzing about the possibility of being able to sail to the Caribbean's largest island. A leisure travel analyst with UBS Investment Research said the "potential for Cuba to be opened to American tourism represents a significant opportunity for cruise operators."

Bob Retzlaff is travel editor of the Post-Bulletin in Rochester, MN. He can be reached at (507) 285-7704.