Cuba: First USA cruise ship authorised to dock.

Adonia a mis le cap sur Cuba, une traversée historique. Adonia: An historic crossing.

par Rédaction de France Info lundi 2 mai 2016 07:57


Le paquebot Adonia de Fathom, filiale du groupe américain Carnival est le premier autorisé par les Etats -Unis et par Cuba à naviguer entre les deux pays depuis le rapprochement entre les deux gouvernements en décembre 2014 © Maxppp. The cruise ship Adonia de Fathom, partner of the American group Carnival is the first autghorised by the USA and by Cuba to navigate between the two countries since a relaxation between the two governments in December 2014.

C’est la première traversée du type depuis plus de 50 ans : un navire de croisière de la compagnie Carnival, avec quelque 700 passagers à son bord, a mis le cap dimanche après-midi sur Cuba depuis Miami, où vit la plus large diaspora cubaine. Adonia, c’est son nom, devrait arriver ce lundi à la Havane, sa première étape sur l’île communiste. La croisière durera une semaine.

It is the first crossing of it’s type for more than 50 years: a cruise ship from the Carnival company, with some 700 passengers on board, set sail on Sunday afternoon for Cuba from Miami, where the largest Cuban diaspora lives. Adonia is her name, arrived in Havana on Monday, it’s first stage on the Communist island. The cruise will last one week.  

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Worked in the technical / engineering area as a Science Laboratory Technician and as an Aeronautics Engineer. The artistic side involves writing under the nom de plume of Billy Olsenn, his recently written play 'A Case of Wine' was staged by the players group Straight Make-Up at the 2012 Birr one act drama festival. It's next staging was in the one act circuit is in Cavan, at Maudebawn on Sat 10 Nov 2012. Then it was performed in the Bray, Co.Wicklow at the very popular one act festival in January 2013. Next play is FEAR. A dark tale about revenge on the cruel death of two pensioners by young thugs. Neighbours hatch a devious and dangerous plan to exact old-style revenge. Bill is a member of the Drama League of Ireland and his plays have been critically vetted and certified as original pieces of work by the DLI. Another literary project is that of commemoration of an aircraft crash on Djouce mountain in Wicklow in 1946. Bill wrote articles for the 50th, 60th and most recently the 70th anniversary, (12 Aug 2016) all were published in the Wicklow Times and ensured the survivors of the crash, all French Girl Guides, were not forgotten. Articles reproduced on this website. But mostly this site gives a more general European and specific French slant on popular and not so popular articles of French news, translated to English by the author. Each article is translated on a paragraph by paragraph basis so easy to read in either language and even possible to improve either language by comparison of the short English and French paragraphs. Amusez vous bien. The author is currently writing an easy to read technical aviation book centered around the Fokker 50. Another interest is that dealt with in another of Bill's websites, a Statue of the mother of God, Mary. It was erected in 1972 in Dublin, at the end of the Bull Wall near Clontarf, and my grandfather William Nelson, was the main instigator of that project. I give talks on the history of the statue and my grandfather's adventurous and dangerous life at sea. Technical assistance with each website is by J O'N.
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