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Carnival announces ports of call for planned Cuba cruise

Carnival announces ports of call for planned Cuba cruise
By – Associated Press – Wednesday, September 30, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) – Carnival’s proposed cruises to Cuba will include two
colonial cities outside Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba, in
addition to the Cuban capital, the cruise company said Wednesday.

Carnival is working to finalize approval from the Cuban government for
the planned seven-day trips from Miami on a ship from the new Carnival
brand, Fathom.

The cruises have already been approved by the United States. Americans
cannot travel as ordinary tourists to Cuba under current U.S.
regulations, but they may participate in certain types of trips,
including people-to-people trips that foster cultural exchanges.

Carnival said the trips will “focus on supporting cultural exchange and
economic development for the Cuban people and include a variety of
artistic, educational and humanitarian activities.”

The preliminary itinerary includes meetings with artists, entrepreneurs,
schoolchildren and others in settings ranging from the Afro-Cuban
community in Havana’s Muraleando neighborhood to an organic farm to
colonial heritage sites.

Carnival says the Cuba cruises will begin in May.

All trips offered by the Fathom brand will have a focus on volunteering
in a destination. The brand is also selling service trips to the
Dominican Republic.

Source: Carnival announces ports of call for planned Cuba cruise –
Washington Times –
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/sep/30/carnival-announces-ports-of-call-for-planned-cuba-/

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