Carnival's new Fathom brand cruises to Cuba and the Dominican Republic, launched in May, appear to be experiencing growing pains.

Both offerings are different than anything else in the industry: The Cuba trips are the first U.S. cruises to the island nation in 40 years, and initially generated tremendous excitement. But travelers are giving them mixed reviews, complaining of confusion over how the tours are organized.



Recent Articles

Date Title
6/30/16 State leaders join advocacy group in seeking to end Cuba trade embargo
Dale Liesch, Weekly Lagniappe
6/30/16 Competing on Good-Will Tour in U.S., a Cuban Team Sends Mixed Signals
Harvey Araton, New York Times
6/29/16 American Airlines will offer Cuban travelers help with visas
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
6/29/16 What The U.S. Could Learn From Cuba About Ending Zika
Marc Frank, Huffington Post
6/28/16 Grand Circle Cruise Line Launches Small Ship Cuba Cruise
Cuba Journal
6/28/16 In 'Historic Moment,' Cuba Opens First U.S.-Operated Hotel
Reuters
6/28/16 Drought Prompts Debate on Cuba’s Irrigation Problems
Ivet González, Inter Press Service
6/28/16 After 39 days at sea, lighthouse Cubans have wet feet, judge rules
Alex Harris and David Goodhue, Miami Herald
6/27/16 America has a new envoy to Cuba: Shaquille O'Neal
Nahal Toosi, Politico
6/27/16 Cuba gives green light to MasteCard at Havana ATMs
EFE, Fox News Latino
6/27/16 Obama in Cuba: Three Months Later
Miriam Leiva, Huffington Post
6/25/16 American Airlines offers discounted inaugural fares to Cuba
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
6/23/16 As Cubans rush through Texas, immigration policy questioned
Jen Fifield, In Cuba Today
6/23/16 Democratic sit-in postpones House vote on Cuba measures
Nora Gámez Torres, In Cuba Today
6/22/16 Crisis in Venezuela makes life hell for Cuban medical professionals
Mario J. Pentón, In Cuba Today
6/21/16 Cuban doctors stranded in Colombia seek alternatives to reach the U.S.
Abel Fernández, In Cuba Today
6/21/16 Russia to develop production facilities in Cuba
RT
6/20/16 Cuban coffee to be sold in the U.S.
Alan Gomez, USA Today
6/20/16 FedEx Downsizes Cuba Ambitions in Amended Flight Request
Mike Esterl, Wall Street Journal
6/20/16 A Rush of Americans, Seeking Gold in Cuban Soil
Kim Severson, New York Times
6/19/16 What Does American Tourism Mean for Cuba
Ron Claiborne and John Bentley, ABC
6/19/16 The Harsh Reality of Trying to do Business in Cuba
Ken Fireman, Newsweek
6/16/16 Texans Enlisting With Pro-Cuba Trade Group
Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune
6/16/16 Senate panel approves lifting Cuba travel ban
Melanie Zanona, The Hill
6/16/16 Cuban TV programming to be broadcast in U.S.
Alan Gomez, USA Today
6/15/16 Far From Silicon Valley, Cuba Cultivates Startup Scene
Leani García, Americas Quarterly
6/15/16 Cuba Hopes Detente Will Finally Break Curse on Investment
Michael Wessenstein, Associated Press
6/15/16 For Cubans sent back to the island, home comes with a hard landing
Jim Wyss, In Cuba Today
6/14/16 The U.S. Awards Airlines Routes to Cuba: The Big Prize Is Still Up for Grabs
Adam Levine-Weinberg, The Motley Fool
6/14/16 Bank issues first US credit card for use in Cuba
AP
6/13/16 US announces health collaboration with Cuba; will coordinate on diseases, R&D
Dan Mangan, CNBC
6/13/16 In rare move, Cuba buys U.S. soyoil as South American supplies tighten
Michael Hirtzer, Reuters
6/13/16 Cuba sees nickel output steady at 56,000 tonnes; low prices bite
Sarah Marsh, Reuters
6/12/16 Cuba Watch: Six Airlines To Soon Fly There From U.S.; New Survey Shows Surprising Trends
Lee Lane, Forbes
6/10/16 Are there political prisoners in Cuba?
AFP, Yahoo News
6/10/16 US fugitives say Cuba has reassured them they are safe
Michael Wessenstein, Associated Press
6/9/16 Current Record
6/9/16 Opening to Cuba is ‘irreversible,’ senior Obama aide says
Karen DeYoung, Washington Post
6/8/16 New Victory cruise line plans trips from Florida to Cuba
Arlene Satchell, Sun Sentinel
6/8/16 Speculation rises over possible swap of Cuba spy for American fugitive
Nora Gámez Torres, The Miami Herald
6/8/16 CSG Announces New Executive Director Files
Cuba Study Group
6/7/16 Panama Papers show Cuba used offshore firms to thwart embargo
Nora Gámez Torres, The Miami Herald
6/7/16 You Can’t Promote Freedom In Cuba By Denying It To Americans
Ricardo Herrero, The Huffington Post
6/6/16 Rich Nations Use Cuba Debt in Hopes of Prying Open Opportunities
6/6/16 US and Cuba in Talks to Bring Cop-Killer Back to America
6/6/16 Japan's Trading Houses Knocking on Cuba's Door Amid U.S. Opening
Stephen Stapczynski and Ichiro Suzuki, Bloomberg
6/6/16 S. Korea, Cuba Hold First Ministerial Talks
6/2/16 Study finds low brand awareness among Cubans — but they do know Adidas
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald