The Obama Administration's recent efforts to build ties between the United States and Cuba have led to quite a few historic firsts in recent days -- from the deal paving the way for a US hotel chain's expansion there to the painfully awkward handshake turned limp-wristed fist pump thing between President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro. Now, Carnival is poised to make history with the first commercial cruise from the US to Cuba in more than 50 years.
The world's largest cruise company announced Monday it will make a week-long voyage from Miami to Cuba on May 1st, according to a report by The Los Angeles Times. The ship, known as the Adonia, will carry 704 people, and will stop at ports in Havana, Cienfuegos, and Santiago de Cuba throughout the trip, which Carnival plans to make every other week. Additionally, the move could pave the way -- or sail the way? -- for more and even bigger ships to the small Caribbean nation.