Charleston cruises to Cuba now in question after U.S. imposes travel restrictions

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) The Trump Administration is imposing travel restrictions on visits to Cuba by U.S. citizens in an attempt to cut off cash to the island’s communist government.

This comes just two weeks after Carnival Cruise Lines announced their first ever five-day cruise to Cuba sailing out of Charleston.

Carnival Sunshine’s schedule from Charleston includes four- and five-day sailings to the Bahamas, six- and seven-day voyages to Bermuda and the Caribbean, and the first-ever Cuba cruises from Charleston with a series of five-day sailings calling at Havana.

The administration’s new rules include a ban on many forms of educational and recreational travel.

The U.S. Treasury also announced it will deny permission for travel to Cuba by private and corporate aircraft and boats.

Carnival Cruise Line released a statement to Count on 2 which reads:

Carnival Corporation confirmed today that due to changes in U.S. policy, the company will no longer be permitted to sail to Cuba effective immediately. Currently, Carnival Corporation is sailing to Cuba on Carnival Cruise Line and Holland America Line, and Seabourn has been scheduled to begin sailing in November to Cuba. Additional details for currently booked cruises will be provided by the cruise lines.

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