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Carnival Sunshine set to become biggest ever ship to hit Havana in 2019-20

Carnival Cruise Line is expanding its programme of cruises to Cuba in 2019-20 with the addition of 23 three- to five-day sailings to Havana on five different ships.

Cruises will depart from four US East Coast homeports - Carnival Sunshine from Charleston, Carnival Triumph from Fort Lauderdale, Carnival Paradise from Tampa and Carnival Victory and Carnival Sensation from Miami.

Carnival Sunshine
Carnival Sunshine will make the first-ever cruise to Cuba from the Port of Charleston

The 102,853-ton, 3,002-passenger Carnival Sunshine will clock up a double first as the largest cruise ship to ever call in Havana while offering the first-ever cruise to Cuba from the Port of Charleston.

These new sailings complement previously announced voyages aboard Carnival Paradise and Carnival Sensation.

With the newly added voyages, Carnival Cruise Line will offer a wide variety of Havana departures across a broad spectrum of ships and itineraries, providing consumers with unprecedented choice in visiting this fascinating and sought-after destination.

The new Cuba sailings include:
:: Carnival Sunshine (Charleston): a four-day cruise with a day-long call in Havana departing 21 November 2019, along with eight five-day cruises featuring Havana and Freeport departing 6 January; 3 and 17 February; 2, 16 and 30 March; and 13 and 27 April, 2020. 
:: Carnival Triumph (Fort Lauderdale): eight five-day cruises featuring an overnight call in Havana and a day-long call in Nassau departing 14 December 2019; 11 January; 8 and 22 February; 7 and 21 March; and 4 and 18 April, 2020; and a five-day cruise featuring an overnight call in Havana and a visit to the private Bahamian island of Half Moon Cay departing 20 January.
:: Carnival Victory (Miami): a three-day voyage with a day-long call in Havana departing 22 November, 2019.
:: Carnival Sensation (Miami): a four-day cruise featuring an overnight call in Havana and an extended visit to Nassau departing 19 March, 2020, along with two five-day sailings with an overnight call in Havana and visits to Freeport and Nassau departing 15 and 29 February.
:: Carnival Paradise (Tampa): a five-day voyage departing 18 November 2019, with an overnight call in Havana and a stop at Key West.

“Cuba has proven to be extremely popular with our guests and we’re delighted to provide even more opportunities to experience and explore this fascinating destination with these new voyages departing from four key East Coast homeports, including the first Cuba cruises from Charleston,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.

Posted on 3rd August 2018 at 08:41 am in Cruise News | Cruise Ships | Cruise Lines | Carnival Cruise Line |

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