“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Carnival Joins the Cuba Party

The Sun-Sentinel announced that the Cuban government has approved visits from the Carnival Paradise. The Carnival Cruise Line president described Cuba as “an island jewel unique from anywhere else in the Caribbean and will make for a truly one-of-a-kind vacation experience.” 

Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean are also calling at Havana on short cruises. Both Royal Caribbean and Carnival will sail from Tampa while Norwegian will sail from Miami. All three lines offer overnight stays in Havana as part of their itineraries.

All visits comply with U.S. government regulations regarding travel to the communist nation, which are aimed to provide passengers cultural and educational immersion.

I’m cruising to Havana on the Norwegian Sky at the beginning of April.  Watch my Travel Thoughts to see what it’s like.