CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Carnival Cruise Lines has announced that a ship which will soon call Charleston home will make a call in Cuba.
The Carnival Sunshine will offer a four-day cruise with a day-long call in Havana departing from Charleston on Nov. 21, 2019. Eight five-day cruises featuring Havana will depart Jan. 6, Feb. 3 and 17, March 2, 16 and 30 and April 13, and 27, 2020.
Carnival says the visits to Havana will comply with regulations of the U.S. Treasury Department that permit travel operators to transport approved travelers to Cuba to engage in permitted activities. Carnival officials say all their shore excursions meet all U.S. government regulations.
The 3,002-passenger ship will be the largest cruise ship ever to call Havana when the service begins.
For more information about cruises departing from Charleston's port, go to SCSPA.com and click on "cruise."
"Cuba has proven to be extremely popular with our guests and we're delighted to provide even more opportunities to experience and explore this fascinating destination with these new voyages departing from four key East Coast home ports, including the first Cuba cruises from Charleston," said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.