Carnival will delay Cuba cruise if Cuban-born passengers banned
- Submitted by: Juana
- Travel and Tourism
- United States
- Politics and Government
- 04 / 19 / 2016
Carnival Corp. has decided to postpone historic cruises from the U.S. to Cuba unless the government of the island allows Cuban-born passengers to sail there.
The weeklong cruise aboard the 704-passenger Adonia — the first from the U.S. to Cuba in 50 years — is scheduled to leave Miami for Havana on May 1.
Faced with protests, political pressure and a lawsuit, Carnival announced Monday it will allow Cuban-born passengers to book cruises to the island but will delay the trips if Cuba does not change its policy barring nationals from returning by sea.
"While optimistic that Cuba will treat travelers with Fathom the same as air charters today, should that decision by Cuba be delayed past May 1, Carnival Corp. will delay the start of its voyages to Cuba accordingly," Carnival said in a statement.