Carnival Gets U.S. Approval to Start Cruises to Cuba

By LAURA STEVENS

Amid thawing U.S.-Cuban relations, Carnival Corp. plans to start cultural cruises to the island nation next year, a move that would give it early access to the communist country.

Carnival said it won U.S. Treasury Department approval for the trips under its new fathom brand, which targets travelers who want to combine volunteering with vacations.

The company plans to use a 710-passenger ship for the seven-day cruises, targeting “cultural, artistic, faith-based and humanitarian” experiences between Americans and Cubans. Carnival is still in talks with Cuban authorities to gain their approval.Read More..http://www.wsj.com/article_email/SB12591449784175704089704581093802969026960-lMyQjAxMTI1NTA5ODEwNDg0Wj

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