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It's official: Fathom to sail to Cuba with all travellers, including Cuban-born passengers

Tara Russell, president of Fathom 'ecstatic' that everyone who wants to can travel to Cuba on Adonia
Carnival Corporation & plc announced it will sail on May 1, 2016 as planned from the US to Cuba with all travelers, including Cuba-born passengers, for the company’s week-long voyages to Cuba.

Last week, in anticipation of this positive outcome, Carnival announced its new Fathom brand was accepting bookings to Cuba from all travelers, including individuals born in Cuba and speaking just five days ago aboard Adonia's maiden sailing to the Dominican Republic, Arnold Donald, ceo of Carnival Corporation indicated the nature of the company’s discussions with Cuban officials was encouraging.

Fathom’s 704-passenger Adonia will begin sailing to Cuba every other week, marking the first time in over 50 years that a cruise ship has been able to sail from the US to Cuba, as well as the first time in decades that Cuban-born individuals will be able to sail to and from Cuba.

'We made history in March, and we are a part of making history again today,' said Donald.

'More importantly, we are contributing to a positive future. This is a positive outcome and we are extremely pleased. We want to extend our sincere appreciation to Cuba and to our team who worked so hard to help make this happen.'

Tara Russell, president of Fathom and global impact lead for Carnival Corporation commented, 'We have already seen tremendous interest in the incredible Cuba journey we have put together, and we are ecstatic that this historic opportunity is open to everyone who wants to travel to Cuba.'