Cruise NewsCarnival's Third Cruise Line Receives Approval for Cuba Cruises

Carnival’s Third Cruise Line Receives Approval for Cuba Cruises

A third cruise line owned by Carnival Corporation has received approved to sail to Cuba. Carnival’s ultra-luxury cruise line, Seabourn, will begin sailing to Cuba from Miami and San Juan beginning on November 4, 2019.

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The 11-, 12-, and 14-day sailings will visit five ports in Cuba, calling at three or four on each itinerary and providing guests the ideal opportunity to discover the different regions on this vast island. All five voyages will feature overnight stops in the historic capital city Havana, offering travelers ample opportunity to see and experience this vibrant destination. The visit to Havana allows guests time to explore the designated UNESCO World Heritage Site during its 500th anniversary year and immerse themselves in a wide array of historical and cultural experiences.

Seabourn Sojourn will call at five fascinating ports in Cuba throughout the season, offering ample opportunities for guests to discover history and culture, as well as several UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The deployment of the 458-guest Seabourn Sojourn to Cuba adds Seabourn to the historic launch of cruises to the island nation from the U.S. by Carnival Corporation along with sister brands Fathom, Carnival Cruise Line, and Holland America Line.

Carnival Cruise Line in Cuba

Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Sensation and Carnival Paradise now have several Caribbean itineraries that include visits to Cuban ports. The voyages, which began in June 2017, have become so popular that the 2,052-passenger Carnival Paradise, which became the largest U.S. cruise ship ever to sail from the U.S. to Cuba, will feature an additional 20 sailings to Cuba.

In 2019, the 3,002-passenger Carnival Sunshine will take over as the largest cruise ship ever to call on Havana when it begins sailing regularly to the island from Charleston, South Carolina. In 2019 and 2020, a total of five Carnival Cruise Line ships will depart regularly to Cuba from four East Coast homeports – Charleston, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Tampa.

Holland America Line in Cuba

Holland America Line’s 1,350-passenger ms Veendam began sailing to Cuba in December 2017, offering a premium cruise experience for travelers who have long had this enigmatic island on their bucket list of travel destinations. Holland America Line’s Exploration Central, or EXC, program provides guides and other resources to enrich travelers’ understanding of Cuban history and culture before guests visit the ports of Havana and Cienfuegos.

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