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Carnival got official approval to send its first cruise ship to Cuba from the United States in half a century (AFP Photo/Karen Bleier)

Cuba Caves, Will Allow Cuban Americans on Carnival Cruise Ships to Land

The government of Cuba, after weeks of pressure from pro-freedom activists and a lawsuit against corporate giant Carnival Cruise, will make an exception to a law banning U.S. citizens born in Cuba from landing on the island by sea. Passengers aboard Carnival’s Fathom cruise line will be the beneficiaries of that policy change.

Tourists lie on the beach as cruise ship Carnival Magic is seen near the shores of Cozumel October 17, 2014. REUTERS/STRINGER

Carnival Backtracks After Lawsuit, Will Allow Cuban-Americans on Cuba Cruises

Carnival Cruises has agreed to rescind its policy of not selling tickets for its newly-announced Cuba cruises to U.S. citizens born in Cuba. Should Cuba ban these individuals from docking, Carnival has promised to delay the program’s maiden voyage. This represents a change in policy following a civil rights lawsuit filed against the corporation.

Carnival Corporation's Fathom Granted Approval by Cuba to Cruise from U.S. to Cuba (PRNewsFoto/Carnival Corporation & plc) THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED BY PRNewsfoto and is for EDITORIAL USE ONLY**

Cuban-Americans Banned from Carnival Cruises Trips to Cuba

A Carnival Cruises line has announced a “very intensely cultural experience” on their inaugural voyage to Cuba for all interested Americans — except Cuban-Americans, whom the Cuban government has banned from purchasing a ticket.