Carnival to be first to dock in Cuba in 50 years

US cruise operator reveals sailings from Miami in May
Carnival is set to become the first US cruise operator for 50 years to dock in Cuba, with the announcement of sailings from Miami in May.
Carnival’s P&O ship, MV Adonia, will sail to Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba from May 1 after a deal with ground operators was sealed.
The news comes as President Obama visits the island, the first US president to set foot there since 1928. The visit extends a thawing of relations between the US and the communist regime in Cuba.
Carnival is thought to have sealed the deal because it operates the 704-passenger Adonia under its Fathom brand, which includes an educational element. Special on board programming will include Cuba’s history, customs and culture, plus conversational Spanish lessons.
Seven-day itineraries will depart Miami on Sundays at 16:30. The ship will arrive at its first destination, Havana, the following morning at 11:00. Prices start at $1,800 per person, excluding Cuban visas, taxes, fees and port expenses and all meals on the ship, on board experiences and some on-the ground activities.
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