Carnival Corp said today that the US government last Thursday approved their plans to operate cruise programs to Cuba with their recently-created fathom brand beginning next May. The company is now working with the Cuban government to secure their approval, which is expected in due course.
Surprisingly, the new program does not owe its existence to the new relaxation of restrictions by the Obama administration. It’s being operated under exemptions which have been available for some time allowing Americans to travel to Cuba for educational and cultural exchange purposes. The cruises therefore will be quite different from standard Caribbean cruises, and still in line with the fathom product to the Dominican Republic.
Details appeared in the July 7 edition of Cruise News Daily.