After receiving permission from the United States, cruise giant Carnival Corp. is heading to Cuba as early as next year as part of its newly launched social impact initiative, the company said Tuesday (July 7).
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The trips, which will start at $2,990 per person, have been cleared under existing U.S. Treasury rules, but still need the green light from Cuban authorities. “We look forward to working with the Cuban authorities for their approval to help make the social, cultural and humanitarian exchanges between U.S. citizens and the people of Cuba a reality,” Carnival CEO Arnold Donald told CNBC.
The announcement comes days after Washington and Havana attempt to resume diplomatic relations that were severed more than 50 years ago. The United States and Cuba last week announced an agreement to re-open embassies in each other’s capitals, possibly this month.