Following the launch of cruises from the U.S. to Cuba on Carnival Corporation’s Fathom brand last year, the company’s Carnival Cruise Line brand has received approval to sail to Cuba.
The line said it will add calls at Havana to select Carnival Paradise voyages from Tampa beginning in June 2017.
The overnight visits to Havana will take place on 12 four- and five-day cruises aboard Carnival Paradise departing from the Port of Tampa starting June 29, 2017.
Four-day cruises will depart June 29, July 13, August 24, September 7 and 21, and October 5 and 19, 2017 as well as May 3, 2018, and include a daytime and overnight visit to Havana. Five-day voyages will depart August 14 and 28, September 25 and October 9, 2017, and include a daytime and overnight visit to Havana as well as a stop in either Cozumel or Key West.
Carnival Paradise guests will be able to choose from a range of shore excursion experiences that showcase Cuba’s culture, along with the island’s people and architectural landmarks.
Aboard Carnival Paradise, guests can enjoy an array of amenities and a full schedule of daytime activities and nighttime entertainment. A variety of dining options include two full-service main dining rooms and poolside choices. The ship also has a 12,000-square-foot Spa Carnival health and wellness facility and an exclusive Serenity adults-only retreat. Popular family-friendly programming includes Seuss at Sea in partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises and featuring the Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with The Cat in the Hat and Friends and supervised activities for kids in three age groups. Four swimming pools and a 115-foot-long water slide are additional features.
The visits to Havana comply with regulations of the U.S. Department of Treasury that permit travel operators to transport approved travelers to Cuba to engage in activities as defined by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Foreign Assets Control.
The new voyages can be booked now.