Scenes From the First U.S. Cruise to Cuba in 50 Years

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Carnival Corporation made history this week when the Adonia, operated by Carnival’s Fathom brand, sailed into Havana. The voyage began on May 1 in Miami, and Adonia arrived Havana the morning of May 2, 2016. Adonia’s arrival in Havana marked the first U.S. cruise to Cuba in more than 50 years.

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Notably, Adonia’s arrival in Havana also marked the first time in decades that Cuban-born individuals have been allowed to travel to Cuba by sea.

First U.S. Cruise to Cuba in Years Arrives Havana

Adonis’s guests were greeted with great fanfare when they arrived in the Port of Havana, which is just one of three destinations that guests will visit as part of the Fathom’s seven-night voyages to Cuba. After this week’s inaugural voyage to Cuba, Fathom will offer Cuban sailings every other week.

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“Our arrival today in Havana is a special moment in history that contributes to a more positive future, and we congratulate our colleague Arnie Perez on being the first person born in Cuba to step ashore under Cuba’s new policy,” said Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation. “We are so honored that Carnival Corporation and our Fathom brand can be part of such a meaningful milestone. As we worked to become the first U.S. cruise company to sail from the U.S. to Cuba in more than five decades, it was clear just how much interest there is from travelers who want to experience Cuba. We believe there is no better way to experience Cuba and see this beautiful island than to cruise with us on Fathom, and we look forward to providing a very special and rewarding experience to everyone who sails with us.”

Other ports visited during the weeklong voyage include Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba. While onboard, guests can participate in programming includes activities like an orientation on Cuban history, customs and culture, as well as conversational Spanish lessons. The Adonia also offer all of the amenities one expects on a cruise including spa facilities, a games deck, a pool, and a fitness center that features a wide selection of exercise equipment, and of course, food – the most important component of any cruise for many.

More Images from Adonia’s Arrival in Havana

How Do You Book Your Cruise to Cuba?

You can book your cruise by contacting your travel agent or Fathom at 1-855-9Fathom (1-855-932-8466). Current pricing starts at $1,800 per person, excluding Cuban visas, taxes, fees and port expenses and including all meals on the ship, onboard experiences and several on-the ground activities.



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