Happy tears as first US-Cuba cruise in decades docks

Cubans watch as the first US-to-Cuba cruise ship to arrive in the island nation in decades glides into the port of Havana, on May 2, 2016Cuban Americans wept with joy Monday as they stepped onto their parents’ homeland off the first US cruise ship to sail to the island in half a century. A handful of Cuban Americans born in the United States or taken there as children were among 700 passengers on the cruise, a new milestone in the rapprochement between the old Cold War foes. A crowd waved Cuban and American flags and filmed with their cell phones as the Adonia, a Carnival cruise liner, sailed into port in Havana in the sun.

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