Carnival Cruise Line has expanded their cruises to Cuba, with the addition of 23 sailings to Havana in 2019-2020. The line will have five different ships departing from four East Coast homeports to the island nation – Carnival Triumph from Fort Lauderdale, Carnival Paradise from Tampa, Carnival Victory and Sensation from Miami, and Carnival Sunshine from Charleston.
The 3,002-passenger, 102,853-ton Carnival Sunshine will be the largest cruise ship to ever call in Havana, and will offer the first cruise to Cuba from the Port of Charleston.
Guests wanting to head to the Pearl of the Antilles, which is the nickname for Cuba, now have more options than ever. There are large ships, small ships, and a variety of cruise lines making Cuba a stop on their itineraries. Carnival’s new sailings include:
Carnival Sunshine from Charleston – a 4-day cruise with a day-long call in Havana departing November 21, 2019, along with eight 5-day cruises featuring Havana and Freeport departing January 6, February 3 and 17, March 2, 16, and 30, and April 13 and 27, 2020.
Carnival Triumph from Fort Lauderdale – eight 5-day cruises with an overnight in Havana and a day-long call in Nassau departing December 14, 2019 and January 11, February 8 and 22, March 7 and 21, and April 4 and 18, 2020; also a 5-day cruise with an overnight in Havana and a stop in Half Moon Cay departing January 20, 2020.
Carnival Victory from Miami – a 3-day itinerary with a day-long call in Havana departing November 22, 2019.
Carnival Sensation from Miami – a 4-day cruise featuring an overnight in Havana and extended visit in Nassau departing March 19, 2020, along with two 5-day cruises with an overnight in Havana and visits to Freeport and Nassau departing February 15 and 29, 2020.
Carnival Paradise from Tampa – a 5-day voyage departing November 18, 2019 with an overnight in Havana and a stop in Key West.
Those sailing to Cuba can choose from almost 20 shore excursions that showcase the island’s culture, beauty, and architectural landmarks. A variety of Cuban-themed activities and entertainment will be offered onboard, and a Cuba expert joins the voyages to discuss the country’s rich history and culture with those who are interested.