Carnival Cruise Line has announced 17 new sailings to Cuba aboard Carnival Sensation in 2019.
The five-day itineraries will be the line’s first to operate round-trip from Miami, and feature a day-long call in Havana, as well as stops at popular Caribbean and Bahamian ports, including Grand Turk, Grand Cayman, Nassau, and the private destinations of Half Moon Cay and Princess Cays.
The sailings complement a series of voyages to Cuba departing from Tampa aboard Carnival Paradise taking place in 2018-19.
“Our inaugural cruises to Cuba aboard Carnival Paradise from Tampa were met with exceptional guest response and we’re thrilled to expand upon the program with our first Cuba cruises from Miami featuring Havana and some of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean and The Bahamas,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “Cuba is a sought-after destination and we’re delighted to provide our guests with even more opportunities to experience and explore this fascinating island.”
Carnival Sensation’s Cuba schedule includes:
Four five-day sailings to Havana and Grand Turk departing 20MAY, 09SEP, 18NOV and 16DEC 2019;
Five five-day voyages featuring Havana, Nassau and Half Moon Cay departing 17JUN, 15JUL, 12AUG, 23SEP and 04NOV 2019;
A five-day cruise to Havana, Nassau and Princess Cays departing 22APR 2019; and
Seven five-day cruises to Havana and Grand Cayman departing 06MAY, 03JUN, 01JUL, 29JUL, 26AUG, 07OCT and 02DEC 2019
Guests sailing on Carnival’s Cuba cruises can select from nearly 20 different shore excursions on the island. A variety of Cuban-themed activities and entertainment, including Havana-inspired deck parties, trivia contests and salsa lessons, are also offered. There will also be a lecturer on board who will discuss the country’s history and culture.
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