American cruise ship sets sail for inaugural trip to Cuba

TAMPA, Fla. (WHDH) — A Royal Caribbean cruise ship set sail from Tampa, Florida on Sunday on its first voyage to Cuba.

Port Tampa Bay’s first cruiser to Cuba began with a special ceremony on board the ship “The Empress of the Seas.”

The ship is on a seven-night cruiser to Cozumel, Mexico; Belize and Havana, Cuba. The ship will dock in Havana and tourists will be bused to several sightseeing locations in Cuba as part of the trip.

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