Carnival Cruise Line has announced that Havana, Cuba will be added to select Carnival Paradise voyages from Tampa beginning in June 2017.
The overnight visits to Havana will be featured on 12 four and five-day cruises onboard Carnival Paradise departing from the Port of Tampa starting June 29, 2017, providing holidaymakers with a rare and exciting opportunity to explore this fascinating and previously off-limits destination.
Four-day cruises will depart June 29, July 13, August 24, September 7 and 21, and October 5 and 19, 2017 as well as May 3, 2018 and include a daytime and overnight visit to Havana. Five-day voyages will depart August 14 and 28, September 25 and October 9, 2017, and include a daytime and overnight visit to Havana as well as a stop in either Cozumel or Key West.
Carnival Paradise guests will be able to choose from a range of exciting shore excursion experiences that showcase Cuba’s vibrant culture and majestic beauty, along with the island’s warm and friendly people and centuries-old architectural landmarks.
Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy said Cuba was an island jewel, unique from anywhere else in the Caribbean, adding that the cruise line was thrilled to have this rare opportunity to take its guests to this fascinating destination.
“The opportunity to visit Havana, combined with the fun, relaxed ambiance and wide variety of amenities and features offered on Carnival Paradise, will make for a truly one-of-a-kind holiday experience,” Ms Duffy said.
Onboard Carnival Paradise, guests can enjoy an array of amenities and a full schedule of daytime activities and night-time entertainment. A variety of dining options include two full-service main dining rooms and expansive poolside choices. The ship also features a 1115 square metre Spa Carnival health and wellness facility and an exclusive Serenity adults-only retreat.
Popular family-friendly programming includes Seuss at Sea in partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises and featuring the Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with The Cat in the Hat and Friends and fun, supervised activities for kids in three age groups. Four swimming pools and a 35 metre long water slide are additional features.