Carnival Cruise Line just announced they have received permission to start sailing to Cuba this summer.
Starting in June, passengers can visit the Cuban capital of Havana aboard select Carnival Paradise voyages departing from Tampa, Florida.Source: Carnival
The overnight visits to Havana will be featured on select four and five day cruises, with the five day cruises also incorporating a visit to either Key West, or Cozumel.
“Cuba is an island jewel unique from anywhere else in the Caribbean and we are thrilled to have this rare opportunity to take our guests to this fascinating destination,” revealed Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “The opportunity to visit Havana, combined with the fun, relaxed ambiance and wide variety of amenities and features offered on Carnival Paradise, will make for a truly one-of-a-kind vacation experience.”
Even though Cuba sits just 90 miles from the tip of the United States, it has for decades been impossible for most American’s to visit the island nation. Now lucky visitors can expect to be charmed by the 500-year-old capital of Havana and Carnival Paradise guests will experience a wide range of on-shore excursions showcasing Cuba’s rich cultural heritage.