Carnival Sunshine to be the Largest Ship to Sail to Cuba

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Yesterday Carnival Cruise Line announced that the Carnival Sunshine will sail from Charleston, South Carolina, to Havana, Cuba starting in November 2019. The Sunshine will be the largest ship to ever sail to Havana, coming in at a total of 102,853 tons. Carnival is offering 23 sailings during the 2019/2020 cruising season starting on board 5 different ships. These ships include Carnival Sunshine from Charleston; Carnival Triumph from Fort Lauderdale; Carnival Paradise from Tampa; and the Carnival Sensation and Carnival Legend from Miami. All of these sailings will be from three to five nights.

"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 homeports, including the first Cuba cruises from Charleston," the president of Carnival Cruise Line, Christine Duffy, stated on Thursday.

I think Carnival has gotten a huge heads up on all of the other major cruise lines, and they will soon begin to dominate the Cuba market. I wouldn't be surprised to see Norwegian and Royal Caribbean follow in these foot steps.