Carnival Cruise Line is getting set to offer 17 new sailings to Cuba out of the ever popular post of Miami, Florida. The new itineraries will take place on the Carnival Sensation in 2019.

The five-day Cuba voyages will be the line’s first to operate round-trip from Miami and feature a day-long call in Havana as well as stops at popular Caribbean and Bahamian ports,  including Grand Turk, Grand Cayman, Nassau, and the private destinations of Half Moon Cay and Princess Cays.

The voyages complement a series of voyages to Cuba departing from Tampa aboard Carnival Paradise taking place in 2018-19.
Havana Cruise Paradise

“Our inaugural cruises to Cuba aboard carnival paradise from Tampa were met with exceptional guest response and we’re thrilled to expand upon the program with our first Cuba cruises from Miami featuring Havana and some of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean and the Bahamas.”

said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.

“Cuba is a sought-after destination and we’re delighted to provide our guests with even more opportunities to experience and explore this fascinating island,” she added.

Carnival Sensation’s Cuba schedule includes:

  • four five-day sailings to Havana and Grand Turk departing May 20, Sept. 9, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16, 2019
  • five five-day voyages featuring Havana, Nassau and Half Moon Cay departing June 17, July 15, Aug. 12, Sept. 23, and Nov. 4, 2019
  • a five-day cruise to Havana, Nassau and Princess Cays departing April 22, 2019
  • seven five-day cruises to Havana and Grand Cayman departing May 6, June 3, July 1 and 29, Aug. 26, Oct. 7 and Dec. 2, 2019

About the Carnival Sensation

The 2,052-passenger Carnival Sensation underwent an extensive multi-million-dollar dry dock last year that added a variety of popular food and beverage concepts:

  • Guy’s Burger Joint developed in tandem with Food Network star Guy Fieri
  • RedFrog Rum Bar
  • BlueIguana Tequila Bar
  • BlueIguana Cantina serving authentic tacos and burritos
  • Alchemy Bar
  • Cherry on Top sweets shop.

Havana Cruise Deck

These will complement the ship’s diverse array of onboard features, including a WaterWorks aqua park, a Serenity adults-only retreat, 24-hour pizzeria, fun supervised programs for kids in three age groups, and the Seuss at Sea program operated exclusively with Dr. Seuss Enterprises.


Guests sailing on Carnival’s Cuba cruises can select from more than 20 different shore excursion experiences that showcase the island’s vibrant culture, majestic beauty and centuries-old architectural landmarks.

Havana Cruise show

A variety of Cuban-themed activities and entertainment, including the sizzling Amor Cubano:  A Caribbean Dance Romance Playlist Productions show, Havana-inspired deck parties, trivia contests and salsa lessons, are also offered.

There will also a lecturer on board who discusses the country’s rich history and culture. The lectures will get the guests ready to step ashore and immerse themselves right into the Havana Lifestyle.

READ MORE: A Behind the Scenes look at the Carnival Horizon

Havana Cruise Car

The visits to Havana have been planned and arranged in such a way to comply with regulations of the U.S. Department of Treasury that permit travel operators to transport approved travellers to Cuba to engage in activities as defined by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Foreign Assets Control.


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