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Peter Greenberg Worldwide—Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana & Carnival Paradise—August 5, 2017

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This week, the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from the Carnival Paradise enroute to Havana—and then the show continues from the new Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana.

Joining me will be Christine Duffy, President of Carnival Cruise Line, discussing the cruise line’s commitment to Cuba and how it fits into Carnival’s global strategy. Stefano Bonica, the first Carnival captain to cruise into Cuba, discusses the challenge and promise of Cuba cruising.

Xavier Destribats, Chief Operating Officer of The Americas at Kempinski Hotels and General Manager of Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana, shares his challenges of opening a new hotel in a historic Havana building. Can they deliver a five-star experience yet?

Rosamaria Caballero, Director of Cuba Experience at Carnival Cruise Line, talks about the legal challenges of visiting Cuba and some of the 12 exemptions which currently allow Americans to travel there. Arnie Weissmann, Editor-in-Chief of Travel Weekly, shares the implications and meanings of travel sanctions, and how they may or may not be effective.

There’s all this and more as the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts at sea on board the Carnival Paradise and in Havana at the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana.

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