Cruise ship docks in Havana for 1st time in 40 years

HAVANA (AP) — They are the same waters used by tens of thousands of Cubans to flee to Florida on homemade rafts -- with thousands dying in the process.

But now, the Florida Straits have been crossed by another vessel going the other way -- the first U.S. cruise ship in nearly 40 years to sail from Miami to Havana.

Carnival Cruise Lines says the Adonia will cruise twice a month to Havana -- where optional activities for passengers will include a walking tour of Old Havana's colonial plazas, and a trip to the Tropicana cabaret in a classic car.