I was scheduled for the Carnival Paradise June 8 sailing. This is the notice I just received. Two sea days UGH, no Key West (really they couldn't fit that in?), plus a CHEAP $100 per person OBC means that I will most likely cancel. The $100 OBC is cheap and that money goes back to Carnival and NOT to me - they are extremely stingy, especially with RCI's more favorable compensation that allows the unused OBC back to the original form of payment.
My son will probably be disapointed but UGH.
June 5, 2019
Dear Carnival Paradise Guest,
We want to provide you with important information regarding your upcoming trip to Havana, Cuba.
The U.S. government has imposed a series of new sanctions on Cuba prohibiting travel via cruise ship and rescinding certain categories of authorized travel, which previously allowed U.S. citizens to travel to Cuba under the People-to-People program. Effective immediately, cruise ship travel is no longer allowed and we are required to cancel our visit to Havana. We have replaced this stop and made other changes to our itinerary to provide you the best experience ashore.
Below is the revised itinerary:
Fun Day @ Sea
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Fun Day @ Sea
Pre-purchased Carnival shore excursions for Havana and Key West will be automatically refunded to the original form of payment.
We recognize Havana is a unique destination and may have been the reason for your selection of this particular cruise, however, our team is committed to providing you with an exceptional vacation experience with an alternative itinerary. We hope you will continue with your plans to sail with us and due to this change, we are offering the following options:
Remain on the sailing and a US$100.00, per person, onboard credit will be posted to your Sail & Sign® account. No need to call us as we will automatically post the credit on your account.
Move to another Carnival sailing and a US$50.00, per person, onboard credit will be posted to your Sail & Sign® account.
Cancel your reservation and receive a full refund, which will be automatically processed to your original form of payment.
If you decide to move to another sailing or cancel your cruise, please call our Guest Services Department at 1-800-CARNIVAL or your Personal Vacation Planner at 1-800-819-3902 within 48 hours of the date of this notice to let us know your decision. If you are booked with a travel agent, we have asked them to contact you to review your options so they can let us know by this deadline.
We look forward to having you sail with us for a FUN and memorable vacation.