Carnival Cruise Line just added more sailings to Cuba for 2019.
The Miami-based cruise giant on Friday unveiled plans for 20 voyages to the island nation in 2019 out of Tampa on the 2,052-passenger Carnival Paradise.
The sailings are in addition to 17 voyages to Cuba out of Miami that Carnival recently announced for 2019. The Miami trips will take place on the 2,056-passenger Carnival Sensation.
“Our Cuba cruises have been met with phenomenal guest response since we began sailing to the island last year,” Carnival president Christine Duffy said in a statement accompanying the announcement.
The newly announced Cuba sailings on Paradise will be five-day trips. They'll depart on Saturdays and feature a day-long or overnight call in Havana, the Cuban capital, along with stops at Key West, Fla. and Cozumel, Mexico.
Ten of the sailings will feature a call at Key West in addition to Havana. Six of the sailings will offer Cozumel as a secondary call. Four of the sailings will include visits to both Key West and Cozumel.
Carnival is just one of several cruise lines expanding Cuba offerings. In February, rival Norwegian Cruise Line announced it would add seven-, nine- and 13-night Cuba sailings to its schedule. Until now, Norwegian only has offered four-night Cuba sailings.
Carnival and Norwegian are among more than a dozen cruise lines that have begun Cuban sailings over the past year.
By Gene Sloan, USA Today
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