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The First Ship of Fools Arrives in Havana

Passengers on board the Adonia watch as the ship leaves port in Miami, Sunday, May 1, 2016, en route to Cuba. After a half-century of waiting, passengers finally set sail on Sunday from Miami on an historic cruise to Cuba. Carnival's Cuba cruises, operating under its Fathom band, will visit the ports of Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)  MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

Passengers on board the Adonia watch as the ship leaves port in Miami, Sunday, May 1, 2016, en route to Cuba. After a half-century of waiting, passengers finally set sail on Sunday from Miami on an historic cruise to Cuba. Carnival’s Cuba cruises, operating under its Fathom band, will visit the ports of Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

The liberal/leftist MSM is treating the Cuba born Cuban-Americans who are against this new commercial openness to Castro’s communist utopia just they way you would expect them to…

Havana (CNN) – The first cruise in decades to travel from the United States to Cuba docked in Havana Monday.

The Adonia’s arrival in Havana marks the first stop on a historic, seven-day voyage that signals closer ties between the United States and its communist-run neighbor.
The boat set sail from Miami on Sunday as salsa music played and protesters picketed nearby.

Standing beside Cuban and American flags, the cruise manager touted the journey as “the beginning of a new era.”

Not everyone was happy about the new route.

A small group of protesters gathered outside the port Sunday. And as the cruise ship was getting ready to leave Miami, police descended upon a nearby boat labeled Democracia, where demonstrators held a blue sign that said, “Castro why do you ask Cubans for a Visa to visit their own country?”

About 700 passengers are aboard the ship, operated by Carnival Corp.’s Fathom cruise line.

Some of those passengers said they don’t want politics to interfere with the historic occasion.

As she waited to board, Pam Carlson said she wanted to put politics behind and travel to Cuba for the people.

“My grandmother went way back in the day, before it was ever closed, so just to be able to go there and meet the people and see the people, it will be meaningful to us,” she said.

Gary Carlson said that, to him, the controversy surrounding the cruise doesn’t add up.

“I’m not sure I really understand, because it’s time to put those things behind us,” he said. “Really the big issue is government to government, not people to people, and that’s what we’re excited about participating in.”

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Yeah, let’s just put all that pesky bothersome human rights, poverty, oppression and countless deaths behind us and historically party on the beaches of Cuba!

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