Cuban-born, U.S. citizens are permitted to sail, but will need additional documentation in order to travel:
Cuban-born citizens who came to the U.S. on or after January 1, 1971:
These guests must travel to Cuba using their Cuban passports, but must use their U.S. passports to depart and re-enter the U.S. These guests do not need a visa, but will need a Passport Habilitation. For additional information, please refer to the U.S. Embassy in Cuba website found at https://cu.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/.
Individuals who came to the U.S. prior to January 1, 1971:
These guests must travel to Cuba with their U.S. passports. They will also require an HE-11 visa, which must be applied for prior to travel. The visa application process can take up to 90 days, so plan ahead!
For assistance with visa and passport requests, guests can contact the Cuban Embassy directly.