Carnival Paradise Departs on First-Ever Voyage To Havana, Cuba

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The Carnival Paradise set sail today for Havana, Cuba from Tampa, Florida celebrating the cruise line’s inaugural cruise to the country. And in true Carnival fashion, it was quite a celebration!

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Here’s a look at the festivities and upcoming sailings –

World’s Largest Cuban Sandwich at Sea

As part of the Bon Voyage celebration, Carnival Cruise Line created the “World’s Largest Cuban Sandwich at Sea”. Coming in at 10-feet-long, the sandwich contained the traditional ingredients of all Cuban sandwiches: a light white bread, five pounds of sliced ham, 50 pounds of marinated and roasted pork, six pounds of Swiss cheese, one gallon of dill pickles and mustard and mayonnaise.

And the twist? Tampa’s traditional Cuban sandwich includes an extra ingredient – Genoa salami – so in spirit of solidarity – this sandwich was created half Miami-style and half Tampa-style with the addition of eight pounds of Genoa salami.

image courtesy of Andy Newman/Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line also presented a $25,000 charity donation to Tampa’s Ybor City Museum Society. The Ybor City Museum Society is a nonprofit organization whose mission is preserving, promoting and celebrating the unique cultural heritage of Ybor City and supporting the Ybor City Museum State Park.

Upcoming Sailings to Havana, Cuba

Today’s voyage marks the first of 12 four- and five-day cruises, each with a daytime and overnight call at Havana for time to explore the fascinating and historic destination.

Additional cruises in the series depart  July 13Aug. 14, 24 and 28, Sept. 7, 21 and 25, Oct. 5, 9 and 19, 2017; as well as May 3, 2018. Five-day voyages add a stop in either Cozumel, Mexico; or Key West, Florida.

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image courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line

A Look at the Carnival Paradise 

Sailing from Downtown Tampa, the Carnival Paradise features a 12,000-square-foot Spa Carnival health and wellness facility and an exclusive Serenity adults-only retreat (my favorite spot on every Carnival ship). The Seuss at Sea programming featuring the Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with The Cat in the Hat and Friends are also a part of this ship. Fun for all, indeed!

The Seuss at Sea programming featuring the Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with The Cat in the Hat and Friends are also a part of this ship. Fun for all, indeed!

image courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line

For the Latest Carnival News

The new voyages can currently be booked via travel agents or by calling 1-800-CARNIVAL.  The sailings are also available for booking at carnival.com. Please note that a passport is required for cruises that call in Cuba. Additional information on all special requirements for these voyages can be found on carnival.com.

For more information on the Carnival Paradise and upcoming sailings, go to www.Carnival.com/Sunshine and check out the Carnival Cruise Line Facebook page and they are on Twitter at @CarnivalCruise.

 

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