After 50 years of forbidden travel, the first cruise ship to sail from the United States to Havana was the MV Adonia. When it made the historic voyage in May of 2016, the ship was part of the Fathom Cruise Line (now ceased operations) owned by the Carnival Corporation. The passengers gained entry into Cuba with the promise to conduct social work on the island in a program called “people to people.” Soon other cruise lines offered Havana as part of their itinerary. Technically, embargos against Cuba from 1960 still exist. And President Trump’s executive order in June of 2017 have clouded the future for American cruise passengers and restricted independent travelers. So, book your trip soon.