Carnival Cruise Lines to Launch Miami to Cuba Cruises in May 2016

Beginning in May 2016, the line is planning to set sail for Cuba, pending approval from government.

I can’t wait for this.  I’ve always wanted to travel to Cuba, so this is great news.

Carnival Corp. announced plans to offer trips from Miami to Cuba. According to Carnival, pending approval by the Cuban government, it would be the first American cruise operator to visit Cuba since the 1960 trade embargo. The trips will be offered through its new brand, fathom, which focuses on trips where passengers sail to a destination in order to volunteer there.

 

If Carnival gets the OK from the Cuban government, the world’s largest cruise operator will start service in May 2016 with its new fathom brand, a line aimed at socially conscious tourists. Seven-day voyages from Miami on the 710-passenger MV Adonia will cost $2,990 a person, including food but not taxes or other government-related fees, the company said in a statement Tuesday.

The itinerary is still being finalized as Carnival waits for approval from the Cuban government. The ship is expected to visit several ports and passengers will sleep onboard each night.

 

Orignial article appeared on BlackEnterprise.com  by Kandia Johnson