Carnival Corporation became the first cruise line receive approval to start operating sailings to the island nation out of Miami after beating out 2 smaller companies Pearl Seas Cruises and the now-bankrupt Haimark Line. The cruises will be offered bi-weekly and will sail out of Miami through Carnival's sister brand Fathom which has a special focus on social impact.
|Fathom's 704-passenger Adonia, a former P&O Cruises vessel|
Pricing varies and starts at $1,800 in October for an interior room (based on double occupancy) but can run you up to over $9,000 for a suite at the end of May. Here are some sample prices:
Just because Carnival is the first cruise line to claim their territory doesn't mean they will be the last. Royal Caribbean and Norwegian have already submitted their requests and will likely receive government approval in the near future.