The Carnival Cruise line has been approved to sail to Cuba as soon as June of 2017. Some of the existing cruise itineraries that sail out of Tampa will now have Havana added to their itineraries.
Upon launch, the Carnival Paradise will become the largest cruise ship in history to make the trip to Cuba.
The Carnival Cruise Line president Christine Duffy released a statement about the move.
“The opportunity to visit Havana, combined with the fun, relaxed ambiance and wide variety of amenities and features offered on Carnival Paradise, will make for a truly one-of-a-kind vacation experience.”
— Carnival Cruise Line (@CarnivalCruise) February 14, 2017
The Carnival Corporation’s CEO Arnold Donald released a statement as well.
“Our first-hand expertise gained from being the first to sail from the U.S. to Cuba in decades, and carrying more U.S. passengers than any other cruise company over the past year, will be invaluable in helping our Carnival brand make sure its guests have a great vacation experience to what is becoming one of the Caribbean’s most desired destinations.”