Cuban Relations, Idiosyncrasies, Formalities
First off, Cuba names a lot of Officials. There are at least a dozen individuals that cross your path, look at your passport, ask similar questions, and get their palms greased before you're cleared into the country.
In no particular order we met, and tipped, the following:
Guarda Health Inspector (for a temp reading)
Guarda Vessel Inspector
Guarda Passport Stamper
Dept of Agriculture Vegetable Counter
Dept of Agriculture Vegetable Counter's Asst
Marina Man that Catches a Line
Marina Man that hooks up shower power
Marina Man that tells you the Dockmaster is coming
In all, it was a easy and painless process. We had our ducks in a row, Talia's paperwork ready, our smiles shiny, and a few small USD bills.