The 704-passenger Adonia cruise ship made history this week by sailing from Miami to Havana. In doing so, the vessel became the first U.S. leisure ship to travel from the U.S. to Cuba in more than 50 years.
The Adonia was part of Carnival's Fathom brand, based around so-called "impact travel" where passengers not only take part in the usual cruise activities like eating, drinking and sun-bathing, but have the opportunity to learn from and work with locals in each port of call.
Carnival CEO Arnold Donald told CNBC in an on-board interview that the company was "delighted" to be the first U.S. company to dock in a Cuban port in decades. To mark the occasion, CNBC compiled the following pictures that show both the ship and the atmosphere in Havana when the vessel docked.
— By CNBC's Justin Solomon
Posted 7 May 2016
Carnival CEO Arnold Donald basks in the glow of his company's historic voyage, just before the Adonia leaves Miami.
Passengers linger on the deck of the Adonia as it departs the Port of Miami.
The view from Havana as the Adonia completed its voyage on Monday morning. Large crowds of island residents and visitors watch the ship's approach.
Crowds gather aboard the ship and wave as Cuba's coastline draws nearer in the distance.
Cubans watch the Adonia as it arrives in Havana's port.
The past and the future collide: A vintage car sits in the parking lot near where the Adonia is docked.