Carnival to Sail to Three Cuban Ports With New “Fathom” Cruise Brand

By the Cuba Journal staff Fathom, Carnival Corporation’s new “social impact” cruise brand, has announced it will visit three Cuban ports of call — Havana, Cienfuegos, and Santiago de Cuba — when it begins operations next year. The company has also unveiled the seven-day itinerary travelers will experience during their Cuban “cultural immersion.” In June 2015, Fathom … Read more

Cuba Reports 17% Jump in Foreign Tourist Arrivals

Cuba Reports 17% Jump in Foreign Tourist Arrivals

On September 8th, Cuba’s Tourism Minister, Manuel Marrero, inaugurated a new headquarters of the University of Havana’s Tourism Department.  His comments underscore the acute hotel room inventory problems in the island nation’s capital city. In response to increased room demand in Havana, the ministry has launched a development strategy that includes the construction of new … Read more

Travel Survey Finds Cuba Cruise Demand Low But Promising

Travel Survey Finds Cuba Cruise Demand Low But Promising

According to a survey conducted for USA Today by one of North America’s largest travel organizations, few Americans have booked cruises to Cuba despite a dramatic increase in the number of offerings. The survey, conducted by Travel Leaders Group, questioned 1,034 travel agents who book cruises and found that nearly 42 percent experienced customer interest … Read more

How You Can Cruise Around Cuba

Central Holidays’ newest itinerary at sea By the Cuba Journal staff Central Holidays has announced the launch of a new eight-night people-to-people ‘Cruise Around Cuba’ aboard the Celestyal Crystal. This announcement follows the tour operator’s recent addition of five on-the-ground Cuban programs, its first itineraries that will allow American travelers to explore the island nation. … Read more