Before Virgin Voyages‘ first ship could pull out of port it has been forced to change its inaugural itinerary thanks to Donald Trump’s newest travel ban on Cuba.

In case you missed it, the President who loves to issue travel bans recently decided to target Cuba’s tourism industry by banning nearly all US citizens from travelling to the Latin island.

The ban stops US passport holders from flying direct from the USA to Cuba AND prevents cruise lines from running itineraries from the USA that include the Caribbean island.


Unfortunately, this move ‘trumps’ all over Virgin Voyages’ inaugural itinerary, which just happens to be a sailing from Miami to Havana.

The cruise line, which was excited about taking its first guests to the exciting island, is looking at replacing Cuba from all 2020 itineraries with destinations such as Mexico, Florida’s Key West, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

New itineraries may also feature late-night sail aways, including midnight departures, reported.

May not be Cuba but the new plans are just as lively.

Virgin Voyages’ first ship, Scarlet Lady, will make her highly anticipated debut in April 2020. Aussie Travel Agents can learn all about the itinerary changes at Cruise360 Australasia held in Sydney later this year. Click here for more information.


What are your thoughts on the travel ban?