Carnival Cruise Line has announced that it has received approval to sail to Cuba. The Cuban capital of Havana will be added to select Carnival Paradise voyages from Tampa, beginning in June 2017.
Overnight visits to Havana will be featured 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, Aug. 24, Sept. 7 and 21, and Oct. 5 and 19, 2017, as well as May 3, 2018 and include a daytime and overnight visit to Havana. Five-day voyages will depart Aug. 14 and 28, Sept. 25 and Oct. 9, 2017, and incude a daytime and overnight visit to Havana as well as a stop in either Cozumel or Key West.
Carnival Paradise guess will be offered a choice of shore excursion experiences showcasting Cuba’s culture, beauty and architectural landmarks.
“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,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “The opportunity to visit Havana, combined with the fun, relaxed ambience and wide variety of amenities and features offered on Carnival Paradise, will make for a truly one-of-a-kind vacation experience.”
The new voyages can currently be booked via travel agents or by calling 1-800-CARNIVAL. The cruises are also available on www.carnival.com. A passport is required for cruises that call in Cuba; additional information on all special requirements for these voyages can be found on www.carnival.com.