Carnival Given Green Light For Cuba Cruises

Posted March 29th, 2016

Cuba's steady emergence into the travel industry has been boosted with luxury cruise company Carnival Corporation being granted permission to commence travel on 1 May, 2016.

Carnival, functioning under its newest brand Fathom, and will be sending its 704-passenger ship MV Adonia to Cuba. It will have been more than 50 years since a cruise ship sailed from the United States to Cuba when MV Adonia docks in the country this year.


MV Adonia, owned by P&O Cruises but run by new line Fathom, will be sailing to Cuba in May (Image: Wikipedia)

"Our Carnival Corporation and Fathom brand teams have worked closely with Cuba throughout this process and we are thrilled to begin regular sailings to Cuba from Miami starting on 1 May, 2016," said Tara Russell, president of Carnival Corporation's new Fathom brand.

"We have been told that we will be the first cruise line to sail from the US to Cuba with our historic inaugural sailing."

Carnival is taking advantage of the momentous occasion to gift its passengers with exciting ports of call, high-quality onboard entertainment and generous services over the seven-day cruise.

Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba are the three ports of call, but while on board, passengers will also enjoy Caribbean music, film and food, Spanish lessons and more interactive activities to better immerse themselves in the local culture.

"We believe there is no better way to experience so much of Cuba in seven days. Everyone who sails with us with Fathom to Cuba will have a very special, rewarding and enriching experience with our Fathom brand," said Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald.


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Ben Stower

I love the kind of travelling that is one part strategic planning and two parts spontaneous adventure. Whether I'm exploring my local city or a small town in the middle of nowhere, I'm always hoping to find something no one else has discovered.

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