Carnival, the world's largest leisure travel company, today announced it will sail as planned from the U.S. to Cuba with all travelers, including Cuba-born passengers, for the company's week-long voyages to Cuba. Carnival Corporation worked closely with Cuba to allow its cruise ships to operate in a similar manner as current air charter operations to Cuba, starting with its historic inaugural voyage on May 1, 2016.
Last week, in anticipation of this positive outcome, Carnival Corporation announced its new Fathom brand was accepting bookings to Cuba from all travelers, including individuals born in Cuba. Fathom's 704-passenger Adonia luxury cruise ship will begin sailing to Cuba every other week, marking the first time in over 50 years that a cruise ship has been able to sail from the U.S. to Cuba, as well as the first time in decades that Cuban-born individuals will be able to sail to and from Cuba.
"We made history in March, and we are a part of making history again today," said Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation. "More importantly, we are contributing to a positive future. This is a positive outcome and we are extremely pleased. We want to extend our sincere appreciation to Cuba and to our team who worked so hard to help make this happen."
"We have already seen tremendous interest in the incredible Cuba journey we have put together, and we are ecstatic that this historic opportunity is open to everyone who wants to travel to Cuba," said Tara Russell, president of Fathom and global impact lead for Carnival Corporation.
Russell added: "Our guests will visit three beautiful and unique destinations on the island all in one week, with the convenience of only having to unpack once while we sail on the Fathom Adonia, our premium small ship with its excellent and diverse dining, service and accommodations. We are looking forward to treating Fathom travelers to an unforgettable experience."
Carnival Corporation's Fathom brand and its voyages to three ports of call in Cuba
During each sailing, Fathom will visit Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba, three ports of call for which Carnival Corporation has obtained berthing approval.
As part of this historic sailing in this inaugural year, travelers will enjoy an exciting Cuban experience and will sail aboard the Adonia, where they can choose to partake in onboard experiences, including Cuban- and Caribbean-inspired food and films, music and dancing, and much more.
Special onboard programming will include a wide variety of activities covering an array of interests, ranging from an orientation of Cuba's history, customs and culture, to geographic-inspired entertainment, to casual and fun personal enrichment activities, along with conversational Spanish lessons.
Seven-day itineraries on Carnival Corporation's Fathom brand depart from PortMiami on Sundays at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). The ship will arrive at its first destination, Havana, the following morning (Monday) at 11 a.m. ET. The Adonia returns to its homeport, PortMiami, at 7:30 a.m. ET on Sunday.
Prices for seven-day itineraries to Cuba start at $1,800 per person, excluding Cuban visas, taxes, fees and port expenses and including all meals on the ship, onboard experiences and several on-the ground activities. Prices will vary by season.
To reserve a spot on future sailings, travelers may contact their travel professional or call 1-855-9Fathom. Visit Fathom's "Cruise to Cuba" page to learn more about the brand's weeklong itineraries to Cuba.
Additional information can be found on www.carnival.com.
SOURCE Carnival Corporation & plc
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Well it is as close to new as you can get, professionally restored from the ground up by Land Rover's Classic division. The official launch of the ‘Reborn’ initiative for the iconic Series I was launched today at Techno-Classica in Essen, Germany.
The program will allow 25 customers the chance to own essentially a brand new Series 1 direct from Land Rover Classics. The 25 hand-picked Rovers were sourced from around the world and each one will be completely restored according the original 1948 specifications using Land Rover Classic parts to keep them as authentic as possible.
Tim Hannig, Director, Jaguar Land Rover Classic, said: “The launch of the Reborn initiative represents a fantastic opportunity for customers to own a valuable and collectable automotive icon. Reborn showcases Land Rover Classic’s expertise in restoring and maintaining our loyal customers’ prized Land Rovers. It also demonstrates the business’ commitment to supporting customers with original and genuine parts for Land Rover models that have been out for production for longer than 10 years.”
You better hurry if you want one, visit LandRover.com for more information.
Music festival season is right around the corner, here are three great looks for that perfect boho festival style. Complement the look with natural makeup and messy hair for a fun, free spirited look.
"Find me at the Festival" Halter Top paired with Lucky Brand denim shorts and Lucky Brand Belt. Add a pair of Sustainable Sandals and accessories from Cowboy's Daughter, and floral wreath headband to complete the look.
Our second look combines an Original Cowgirl "Marfa" halter top with a pair of fitted bohemian print leggings and an open poncho from the LA fashion district. Accessories again help complete the festival look.
Faded denim shorts paired with a loose fringe halter top and an open tie dye poncho create layers that add movement and style to this simple look. Again accessories help pull it all together with Southwestern inspired bracelets.
|Southwestern Inspired Accessories|
|Copper and Leather add warm natural colors without being too ostentatious|
|Comfortable Sandals are a must, this pair by Sustainable Sandals offer great support for all day music festivals.|
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Cuba is becoming one of the most talked about travel destinations of 2016; since restrictions have been eased more Americans have been looking for ways to visit Cuba. In fact nearly 500,000 Americans a month are searching Google looking for information on visiting Cuba. Currently the only way for an American to visit Cuba direct from the USA is with a Cultural Exchange Visa with an organized tour group.
This is where Photo Workshop Adventures and world renowned photographer Michael Chinnici come in. Michael’s photo adventures offer a chance to combine an amazing vacation with a creative learning experience. Each tour is lead by a Master Photographer including Michael Chinnici and a team of world class photographers who will help you make the most out of your trip and create amazing memories. Tours are kept small with just 6-10 guests in each group, giving you time to work with the master photographer without feeling rushed.
Currently they are offering four tours in Cuba.
The 9-day Classic Cuba Photo Adventure includes 6 days in Havana followed by 2 days in Trinidad and 1 day in Cienfuegos, both located on the southern coast of Cuba.
5-day Havana Photo Adventure includes Old Havana, Central Havana, Vedado and Miramar (including an optional day trip to Pinar del Rio and Vinales).
8-day Eastern Cuba Photo Adventure includes 1 day in Cienfuegos followed by 2 days in Camaguey, 5 days in Santiago de Cuba including a day-trip to Baracoa.
16-day Ultimate Cuba Photo Adventure includes 6 days in Havana followed by 2 days in Trinidad and 2 days in Cienfuegos, 2 days in Camaguey, 5 days in Santiago de Cuba, including a day-trip to amazing Baracoa.
Visit www.photoworkshopadventures.com for pricing and tour dates, also watch the short video below from a recent photo adventure.
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