Citing strong response to its first-ever cruises to Cuba announced earlier this year, Carnival Cruise Line has added five more voyages onboard Carnival Paradise with extended calls in Havana in 2018.
Sailing from Tampa, the new voyages include three five-day cruises to Havana and Cozumel or Key West departing February 17, July 2 and September 5, 2018; a six-day sailing calling at Havana and Grand Cayman departing August 26, 2018; and an eight-day voyage with stops at Havana, Grand Cayman and Cozumel departing August 18, 2018.
All of the voyages include a day-long call and overnight in Havana with the eight-day cruise of August 18, 2018, offering two full days at the historic Cuban capital.
Earlier this year, Carnival announced a series of four- and five-day voyages to Havana that kicked off in late June. Upcoming voyages in the initial program include four-day cruises departing August 24, September 7 and 21, and October 5 and 19, 2017, as well as May 3, 2018, and five-day voyages departing August 28, September 25 and October 9, 2017.
Carnival Paradise guests can select from nearly 20 different shore excursion experiences that showcase Cuba’s culture, beauty and architectural landmarks.
Aboard Carnival Paradise, guests enjoy an array of amenities and a full schedule of daytime activities and nighttime entertainment, including newly added Cuban-themed entertainment and activities. Dining options include two full-service main dining rooms and a poolside eatery with a 24-hour pizzeria.
The ship also has a 12,000-square-foot Spa Carnival health and wellness facility and an exclusive Serenity adults-only retreat. Family-friendly programming includes Seuss at Sea in partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises as well as fun, supervised activities for kids in three age groups. Four swimming pools and a 115-foot-long cascading water slide are also onboard.
The visits to Havana comply with regulations of the U.S. Department of Treasury that permit travel operators to transport approved travelers to Cuba to engage in activities as defined by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Foreign Assets Control.