Carnival Corporation is still in talks with Cuba to allow their social impact brand, Fathom, to carry Cuba-born travelers to and from the island nation. Fathom will begin sailing their ship Adonia to Cuba every other week starting on May 1 – if Cuba has made a decision by then.
The company has announced that they’re accepting bookings aboard Fathom from all travelers to Cuba – even Cuban-born people. They’re in active discussions with Cuba, and optimistic that the country will come through and treat Fathom travelers the same as air charters, but if the Cuban government hasn’t made a decision by May 1, Fathom will delay the beginning of their voyages there accordingly. For decades, Cuba-born individuals haven’t been allowed to return to their nation of birth by sea – not just Cuban-Americans, but any Cuban living anywhere around the world. Fathom is talking with their government in hopes to make an exception to that rule.
“We want everyone to be able to go to Cuba with us,” said CEO of Carnival Corporation, Arnold Donald. “We remain excited about this historic opportunity to give our guests an extraordinary vacation experience in Cuba.”
Onboard Experience & Ports in Cuba
During each Cuban sailing, Fathom will visit Havana, Cienfuegos, and Santiago de Cuba. Travelers will experience an exciting, Cuban-inspired experience onboard the Adonia, including Cuban and Caribbean-inspired food, films, music, dancing, and more.
Onboard programming will include a range of activities covering a variety of interests, including an orientation to the island nation’s history, customs and culture, geographic-inspired entertainment, personal enrichment activities, and conversational Spanish lessons.
Seven-day Cuba cruises aboard Fathom will depart PortMiami on Sundays, and return the following Sunday at 7:30 am. Prices for the 7-day itinerary start at $1,800 per person, but will vary by season.