Cruises to Cuba launching out of Charleston

US cruise ship in Cuba (Photo: MrDerails / Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

The first- ever cruise to Cuba from the Port of Charleston will launch in November of 2019, according to Carnival Cruise Line.

Charleston is one of five new East Coast homeports for Carnival’s cruises to Havana.

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“The 3,002-passenger, 102,853-ton Carnival Sunshine will be the largest cruise ship to ever call in Havana while offering the first-ever cruise to Cuba from the Port of Charleston,” the news release stated.

The Sunrise will have a four-day cruise with a day-long call in Havana departing Nov. 21, 2019, along with eight five-day cruises featuring Havana and Freeport departing Jan. 6, Feb. 3 and 17, March 2, 16 and 30 and April 13, and 27, 2020.

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