Let's see...if I were going to travel by sea from the Straits of Hormuz to the shores of America, that's pretty much the shortest route there...and as a former Navigator on a U.S. Navy destroyer, that's almost exactly the route we took one time. We didn't end up in Cuba though and more on that anon.
Now before everyone hyperventilates about this, consider that a "fleet" is a corvette and a supply ship. The corvette is the Alvand. She is a Vosper class corvette, displacing about 1500 tons fully loaded...about 310 feet long. To put that in perspective, your typical Arleigh Burke class destroyer, a centerpiece of the U.S. line of battle is 505' long and displaces 9000 tons. This is what the Alvand looks like:
|Alvand transiting Suez Canal|