Carnival Cruise Line hosted a bon voyage reception at Port Tampa Bay today (June 29) to mark the line’s inaugural cruise to Havana, Cuba, aboard the Carnival Paradise. The event was a celebration of Cuban culture, music, cuisine and libations, featuring the “World’s Largest Cuban Sandwich at Sea” and a $25,000 charity donation to Tampa’s Ybor City Museum Society. Today’s voyage marks the first of 12 four- and five-day cruises, each with a daytime and overnight call at Havana. Additional cruises in the series depart July 13, Aug. 14, 24 and 28, Sept. 7, 21 and 25, Oct. 5, 9 and 19, as well as May 3, 2018. Five-day voyages add a stop in either Cozumel, Mexico, or Key West, Florida.
Photo credit/Andy Newman/Carnival Cruise Line