The cruise critic board of the Galvestons Cruises from Galvez has released a video criticizing cruise line Pablo Cruise, saying it doesn’t fit the “brand of quality” it was created to promote.
The board, which was established by the Galvez County Chamber of Commerce in 2015, said it was “shocked and dismayed” to see a photo taken by cruise line owner Pablo Cruise and posted on Instagram that was of a man wearing a jacket with the words “Cruise Critic” printed on it, along with a picture of a woman holding a poster saying “Cuba Traveler’s Guide.”
“This is not a Galvestonian, but a Galvezan brand,” the video said.
“This is a man who, like Pablo Cruise did before him, was hired by a foreign corporation to promote his own brand of luxury cruises in the United States.”
The board said that while there are “many people of Cuban descent” in the U.S., it was not a place for them to feel comfortable traveling.
“The fact that a foreign cruise company, whose name is Pablo Cruise has been invited to celebrate and promote a product made in a country where Cubans and Cubans living in America do not feel comfortable is unacceptable,” the board said.
Since 2014, Pablo Cruise said it has hosted more than 100,000 guests on its vessels and said it is committed to supporting the Cuban community, according to the board.