A lot of good points in this post. Yes, there should be other riders on the boat to Cuba. The other trip was canceled because of lack of reservations, so I'm assuming he consolidated everyone onto this January trip. Though I have to say, I have little to no interest in riding with someone else in Cuba. Anything can happen, of course, but when I picture myself in Cuba--and I do that a lot--I'm always by myself. The currency transition is interesting and I'm curious how much I'll be affected. Apparently they're getting rid of the Convertible Peso, the one that's tied to the US dollar and that tourists use. Am I reading that right? So all prices will be in moneda nacional. They're fearing huge inflation. The transition is supposed to be spread out over the next year or so, so who knows what, if any affect this will have on my at all. Which brings up a question I have for those who have been to Cuba. I understand they will trade US dollars, but with a 10% reduction. I have a bunch of US currency with me, but should I withdraw a bunch of Mexican pesos to exchange to Cuban pesos or should I just accept the 10% loss? I've been trying to keep up with Cuban Covid restrictions... and I'm not sure what's happening on the ground. RTWPaul advised me that when I enter Cuba with my motorcycle, I have to get a Cuban driver's license, and that makes me a temporary resident. He told me if I have any problems paying with local currency, or am asked to pay the tourist prices, to show them my Cuban driver's license. Maybe Covid restrictions might work the same way.