Celestyal Cruises Launches All-Inclusive 7-Day Cuba Cruise
Celestyal Cruises' new brand, Cuba Cruises has announced the launch of an all-inclusive seven-day journey around the Caribbean island.
Starting at $1,529 per person, the new program includes an unlimited bar & beverage package and covers taxes, port charges and gratuities.
Guests will sail aboard the 1,200-passenger Celestyal Crystal, which will visit the Cuban capital of Havana and also stop at ports of call in Cienfuegos, Maria La Gorda, Santiago de Cuba and Montego Bay, Jamaica.
The all-inclusive Cuba program is available on sailings from November 2015 through April 2016 and also features a handful of shore excursion opportunities. Guests will spend two full days in Havana, but can also participate in the Havana City Tour, the Cienfuegos City Tour, explore the Greenwood Great House and Historic Falmouth and experience Panoramic Santiago.
Guests will be able to purchase additional shore excursions on board.
"The Celestyal Cruises family welcomes a new era of Cuba Cruise this year, our third season cruising to Cuba, with the launch of our brand new all-inclusive program," said Pythagoras Nagos, Celestyal Cruises' vice president of sales, in a statement.
"Cuba Cruise is the best and most economical way to experience Cuba’s historical highlights, natural beauty, lively music and vibrant pulse of the entire island and its wonderful people, all provided to our passengers with a single, seamless itinerary," Nagos continued. "We are proud to offer an authentic Cuba travel experience to our guests as we continue to enhance our product, which we believe is the unchallenged value-for-money cruise to the best of Cuba."
Of course, Cuba Cruise's unprecedented offering comes on the heels of relaxed restrictions on American travel to the Caribbean destination, meaning passengers won't have to jump through hoops but rather qualify for authorized travel under one of a dozen broad categories.
Travelers can book directly through Cuba Cruise and subsequently register for a People-to-People program or make a reservation through one of the brand's U.S. tour operator partners.
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