Carnival Corporation granted approval to cruise from U.S. to CubaStaff writer ▼ | March 23, 2016
Carnival Corporation & plc said that Cuba has granted approval for the company to begin travel to Cuba starting on May 1, 2016.
Cruising U.S. authorization came in July 2015
marks the first time in over 50 years a cruise ship is approved to sail from the United States to Cuba.
Cuban authorities from Havanatur Celimar, various other agencies and Carnival Corporation today signed agreements enabling cruising by Carnival Corporation to Cuba.
"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 May 1, 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 U.S. to Cuba with our historic inaugural sailing."
"We are excited about Cuban approval and are ready to take travelers there through an extraordinary guest experience on the beautiful MV Adonia," said Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation.
"This is a historic opportunity, and we know there is pent-up demand amongst Americans who want to experience Cuba. 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." ■