Posts Tagged ‘Cuba’

Victory Cruise Lines Receives Approval for Cuba Cruises

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Victory Cruise Lines, a small ship company started in 2016, has received approval to bring their sole ship, Victory I, to Cuba. In addition to Havana, the line plans to bring its 202-passenger vessel to Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Santiago de Cuba and Maria La Gorda. (cruisecritic.com)

Exclusive: Travel Industry Reacts to Trump’s Proposed Changes to Cuba Policies

Monday, June 19th, 2017

In less than an hour, President Donald Trump explained in Miami on Friday how he would essentially undo roughly two years of former President Barack Obama’s dealings with the communist regime in Cuba. (travelagentcentral.com)

President Trump to ban people-to-people travel to Cuba — report

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Cuba, Havana: Plaza de la Catedral de San Cristobal (Photo credit Gorupdebesanez at commons.wikimedia.org)Senior US administration officials said in a media briefing Thursday afternoon that President Trump will ban people-to-people travel to Cuba for individual Americans, Skift.com reports on its website. (cruisebusiness.com)

Carnival Corporation Statement on Updates to Cuba Policy

Friday, June 16th, 2017

May 2, 2016: Fathom's Adonia slipped through the channel into Havana Bay, Cuba (Photo credit Reuters/Alexandre Meneghini)Carnival Corporation (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) is pleased that the policy changes announced by the Trump administration will allow our ships to continue to sail to Cuba. (more…)

Trump Administration Set to Rollback Cuba Policy

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

May 2, 2016: Fathom's Adonia slipped through the channel into Havana Bay, Cuba (Photo credit Reuters/Alexandre Meneghini)U.S. cruise lines calling in Havana may soon be substituting ports as U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to make an announcement regarding the country’s position on its relationship with Cuba on Friday. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Former crew member writes a tell-all: “12 Hours in Havana: Build your perfect day in Cuba” is now available as an eBook on Amazon

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

In the cruise-lit world, the crew member nonfiction format rarely strays from the memoir. Greg Shapiro, who worked as a crew member for both Royal Caribbean and Fathom Travel, is breaking the mold with his new book “12 Hours in Havana: Build your perfect day in Cuba”. (more…)

Holland America Line’s Veendam to Sail to Cuba in December 2017

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Holland America Line has received approval to begin sailing to Cuba from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, starting with the Dec. 22, 2017, 12-day holiday cruise aboard ms Veendam. (more…)

Abercrombie & Kent curates new ways to explore rapidly changing Cuba

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

The sailing yacht Le Ponant (Ponant Cruises)Bringing unparalleled expertise in experiential travel to Cuba and small ship cruising, Abercrombie & Kent announces 2018 dates for Cuba by Land & Sea: A People-to-People Cruise, the most immersive way to experience this island nation. (more…)

Will low demand force cruise ships to stop sailing to Cuba?

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Cuba, Havana: Plaza de la Catedral de San Cristobal (Photo credit Gorupdebesanez at commons.wikimedia.org)When commercial flights to Cuba began to rise, major cruise lines followed suit, creating itineraries to the communist island, but low demand forced flights to stay grounded. Now the question remains: Will cruises have to pull out of port as well? (local10.com)

Royal Caribbean Opens First Year-long Program To Cuba

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

The world’s most adventurous cruise line is giving adventure-seekers more opportunities than ever to explore the vibrant island destination of Cuba with new sailings to Havana on Empress of the Seas. (more…)

Azamara Adds New Cuba Sailings With Maiden Calls at Two Cuban Ports

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Due to popular demand, Azamara Club Cruises has added four new Cuba cruises to its winter 2017-2018 itinerary lineup. Sailings depart from Miami and include maiden calls for the line in Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba. (cruisecritic.com)

Norwegian Sky Becomes Line’s First Ship To Visit Cuba

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

When Norwegian Sky pulled into Havana this morning, it became the first ship in Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet to visit Cuba, a country long off-limits to American travelers because of a long-standing embargo. (cruisecritic.com)

Fewer Americans Considering Travel to Cuba?

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Cuba, Havana: Plaza de la Catedral de San Cristobal (Photo credit Gorupdebesanez at commons.wikimedia.org)Allianz Global Assistance has released the findings of a survey that show that a year since the U.S. government’s easing of travel restrictions to Cuba Americans are less interested in taking a trip to the country than in 2016. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Royal Caribbean International Makes Inaugural Visit To Havana

Monday, April 24th, 2017

It was a historic day for Royal Caribbean International yesterday when the cruise line made its inaugural visit to Cuba with the newly revitalized Empress of the Seas as part of a 5-night sailing from Miami. (more…)

Norwegian Adds 33 Cuba Sailings in 2018

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

The Norwegian SkyNorwegian Cruise Line announced today (April 4) that it will extend its offering of weekly roundtrip cruises from Miami to Cuba through 2018, with 33 new cruises. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Fall in Love with Santiago de Cuba with Fathom’s “Cultures of the Caribbean” Cruises

Friday, March 31st, 2017

May 2, 2016: Fathom's Adonia slipped through the channel into Havana Bay, Cuba (Photo credit Reuters/Alexandre Meneghini)Fathom offers one of the travel industry’s most unique experiences – a “Cultures of the Caribbean” cruise that visits the charming Cuban city of Santiago de Cuba and then travels to Amber Cove on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic for the Fathom brand’s highly rated social impact activities.

Oceania Cruises Introduces Ten New Journeys To Cuba

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Oceania Cruises announced ten new Journeys to Cuba in 2018. Sailing roundtrip from PortMiami, itineraries range in length from 7 to 10 days; all include calls in Havana and the storied destinations of Cienfuegos, and Santiago de Cuba. (more…)

Oceania Cruises’ Marina makes first call to Havana, Cuba

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Oceania Cruises made history this morning, March 9, 2017, when its ship, Marina, pulled into Sierra Maestra cruise terminal in Havana, Cuba carrying 1,250 guests. (more…)

Oceania Cruises Brings Cuban Cuisine to All Cuba Voyages

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Oceania cruisers bound for Cuba will find Cuban menus onboard, featuring traditional dishes like ropa vieja, which is stewed shredded beef; malanga fritters, made from a root similar to taro; and arroz con pollo, or rice with chicken and saffron. (cruisecritic.com)

Oceania Cruises Adds 6 More Cuba Itineraries for 2017

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

More Cuba visits are on the horizon for Oceania Cruises. The luxury line owned by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has revealed a series of new departures for fall 2017. (cruisecritic.com)

Carnival Cruise Line to begin sailing to Cuba starting in June 2017 from Tampa

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Cuba, Havana: Plaza de la Catedral de San Cristobal (Photo credit Gorupdebesanez at commons.wikimedia.org)Following the history-making launch of cruises from the U.S. to Cuba on Carnival Corporation’s Fathom brand last year, the company’s namesake and largest cruise brand — Carnival Cruise Line — has now received approval to sail to Cuba. (more…)

Norwegian Adds 25 Cuba Sailings

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Norwegian SkyNorwegian Cruise Line announced today that it will extend its offering of weekly roundtrip cruises from Miami to Cuba aboard Norwegian Sky through December 2017, according to a statement. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Royal Caribbean International Opens New Sailings To Cuba

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Royal Caribbean's Empress Of The SeasGuests looking to dive deeper into the culture and nightlife of Cuba will now have the opportunity to experience the island at night on Empress of the Seas’ new sailings to Havana. (more…)

Apple Vacations Launches Cruises to Cuba

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

The Celestyal Crystal (Courtesy of Celestyal Cruises)Apple Vacations now offers Cuba cruises with Friday departures out of Montego Bay beginning Feb. 17, 2017. Priced from $2,109 per person, double occupancy, the seven-night cruise represents the best value to Cuba on the market with two days in Havana along with ports of call in Santiago de Cuba, Punta Frances and Cienfuegos. (more…)

Fathom Offers Exceptional Savings on its Cultures of Caribbean Cruises

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Fathom announced it is offering $100 savings on six upcoming weeklong voyages that will visit the Dominican Republic and Santiago de Cuba, the second largest city in Cuba. (more…)

Short windows limit marketing of Cuba cruises

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

The map of Cuba and an example of cruise itineraryTravel agents have begun selling cruises to Cuba set to sail in the first half of 2017, but some said the limited number of itineraries approved so far by the Cuban government makes it hard for them to justify a marketing campaign. (travelweekly.com)

FTI’s Berlin Arrives in Cuba

Friday, December 30th, 2016

The Berlin of FTI Cruises was officially welcomed in Cuba on Dec. 29, following her first seven-day Cuba cruise. The Berlin first arrived in Havana on Dec. 22, following a 30-day trans-Atlantic cruise with 330 passengers aboard. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Empress of the Seas to Move to Tampa for Cuba Cruises

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Royal Caribbean's Empress Of The Seas Arrives Home To MiamiThe Empress of the Seas will launch Royal Caribbean’s Cuba program with a five-night sailing departing Miami on April 19, 2017. The ship will then reposition to Tampa offering two itineraries with calls to Havana on April 30 (7-night sailing) and May 20 (5-night sailing). (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Another Cruise Line, Pearl Seas, Reveals Cuba Itineraries

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Cuba, Havana: Plaza de la Catedral de San Cristobal (Photo credit Gorupdebesanez at commons.wikimedia.org)The luxury, small-ship operator has revealed it received approval from the Cuban government to begin offering cruises from the U.S. January 2017. Its announcement comes just one day after major cruise companies Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. said they were cleared to go to Cuba. (cruisecritic.com)

Celestyal Cruises to operate fourth season of Cuba cruises

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

After three successful seasons, the company now sails to Cuba year-round, providing thrilled passengers from across the globe the opportunity to experience Cuba authentically. (cruisebusiness.com)

Norwegian, Oceania and Regent to Sail to Cuba in 2017

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced that it has received approval from the government of the Republic of Cuba to operate cruises to Cuba, beginning March 2017. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Royal Caribbean and Azamara To Begin Cuba Service

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Royal Caribbean Cruises announced that the Cuban government has granted approval for the company to begin cruises to Cuba. The company said it plans to announce its first Florida-Cuba itineraries in the near future. (cruiseindustrynews.com)