Carnival Corporation’s impact travel brand, Fathom, has officially received permission from the Cuban government to sail to the island nation beginning in May.
Executives from Carnival Corporation met today in Havana with Cuban government officials to sign the historic agreement, reopening the island to the first American cruise ship in over 50 years. Fathom’s Adonia will begin sailings to Cuba from Miami on May 1st, calling in Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba on week long itineraries.
“Our Carnival Corporation and Fathom brand teams have worked closely with Cuba throughout this process and we are thrilled to begin regular sailings to Cuba from Miami starting on May 1, 2016,” said Tara Russell, president of Carnival Corporation’s new Fathom brand. “We have been told that we will be the first cruise line to sail from the U.S. to Cuba with our historic inaugural sailing.”
“We are excited about Cuban approval and are ready to take travelers there through an extraordinary guest experience on the beautiful MV Adonia,” said Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation. “This is a historic opportunity, and we know there is pent-up demand amongst Americans who want to experience Cuba. We believe there is no better way to experience so much of Cuba in seven days. Everyone who sails with us with Fathom to Cuba will have a very special, rewarding and enriching experience with our Fathom brand.”
Fathom is the latest cruise brand from Carnival Corporation, offering impact travel style cruising. Guests sailing with Fathom will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in their destination, learning local history, partaking in humanitarian projects, and participating in other various “people to people” activities.
For those interested in learning more about the Fathom cruise experience, please visit http://www.fathom.org/.