First Tampa to Cuba Carnival cruise leaves today
By Avery Cotton
Published: June 29, 2017, 6:26 am Updated: June 29, 2017, 8:05 am
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The Carnival Paradise makes its inaugural 4-day
trip to Cuba out of Port Tampa Bay Thursday morning.
The ship sets sail Thursday and will dock in Havana.
This trip comes on the heels of President Donald Trump's newest travel
restrictions to Cuba. Many wondered how his new plan would affect their
While most changes appear to be minimal, the most notable is that after
this first cruise, passengers will no longer be able to take individual
certified tours. Instead they will have to take certified group tours.
This is to prevent Americans from straying away from educational
opportunities while they are in the country.
Although this is Carnival's first trip out of Tampa to Cuba, Royal
Caribbean began cruises back in April out of Port Tampa Bay.
Carnival is offering 4 and 5-day cruises. Passengers will need a
passport to travel. 4-day trips start at $449. 5-day trips start at $549.
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