For Americans, Cuba has been the missing Island of The Caribbean. Sitting gloriously between Jamaica and Miami, Haiti and Mexico, it has been like the Siren’s call to Cruise lovers for decades. With cruise lines like the new hip Virgin Voyages or classics like Holland America, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Oceania, Azamara Club Cruises, Regent Seven Seas, Carnival, and Viking, the dream of visiting this magnificent island steeped in history and culture, art and music, has finally coming true. Cruising to Cuba is a reality!
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Can a US Citizen cruise to Cuba, you ask?
The announcement that came on Friday, June 16th, 2017 still leaves in question the exact terms that US citizens will have to meet in order to travel to Cuba. According to White House officials, they believe that any changes still remain months away.
What we do know!
They have approved the continuing permission for Cruise lines to sail to Cuba on any of their already scheduled sailings. For many cruise lines that goes into 2019!
Our understanding is that the recent changes in the US Federal Government’s stance towards US Citizens traveling to Cuba will not affect Cruise travelers going to Cuba under the terms of the allowable forms of travel. As in the past, all Cruisers were escorted on land tours and at this time, we believe that will not change moving forward. What we do know will disappear is the “self guided” tours. If you are the kind of traveler that likes to go off on your own rather than take a tour BOOK ASAP and try to sail asap!
According to the Washington Post
“Under Trump’s proposed changes, the “people to people” category will revert to group-only travel.”
The government is planning on cementing the new restrictions, but it will take some time before they are implemented. We wish we knew how long! Until that time we are working with what each cruise line tells us.
As your Cruising to Cuba experts, we are monitoring the news by the minute. We are in contact with every cruise line daily to stay updated.
We highly suggest that if you can sail to Cuba anytime soon, it would be advantageous!
The good news is that there are now several Cruise Lines calling at ports in Cuba, including Royal Caribbean, Holland America, Norwegian, Oceania, Azamara, Carnival and now Victory. Contact us and we can book you on any of these lines. It’s a Cruise of a lifetime… Viva Cuba!!!
Cruising To Cuba is currently taking reservations for ALL Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, Azamara, Oceania, Victory and Regent and Pearl Seas Sailings to Cuba. Please fill out a booking form right away to be included on one of these magnificent sailings! Cabin availability is going fast. Pricing may change until time of deposit.
So what cruise lines are there already and which ones are lining up to start Cruising To Cuba?
Cruise lines sailing under the “people to people” license:
VIRGIN VOYAGES CRUISES TO CUBA – will be sailing to Havana in 2020 on their first ship Scarlet Lady. Bookings will begin in February 2019. Virgin Voyages will also be building their own terminal at Port Miami, specifically for this ship and those to follow. Virgin Voyages has just announced the construction of their 4th ship. Sir Richard Branson and his brilliant staff promise to bring an entirely new level of luxury to Cruising to Cuba.
ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES TO CUBA – will be sailing The Empress of the Seas started sailing April! We are excited to say that we will be able to book you now! They have announced 4/5 and 6 night sailings through early 2019! To be the first to get a quote from us fill out the booking form at http://cruisingtocuba.com/e
HOLLAND AMERICA CRUISES TO CUBA – will begin sailings to Cuba in December, 2017 on board ms Veendam. Cruises will be 7, 11 and 12 days in length and the longer cruises will call at both Havana and Cienfuegos as well as other Caribbean ports through April 2018. The MS Veendam is a 1350 guest ship, which provides an ideal size for both of these ports. We can book your cruises now on board the Veendam so CALL NOW TO BOOK!!
OCEANIA CRUISE LINES– opened their ship, The Marina, Insignia and the Regatta for sailing to Cuba! WE CAN BOOK YOU RIGHT AWAY! Please let us know if you would like a quote for one of these beautiful ships. They will have 6,7, 10, 14, 16 and 24 night sailings. Some have one or two day stops in Havana and then cruise the Caribbean and some circumnavigate Cuba with stops in Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago. There are wonderful perks like free shore excursions or prepaid gratuities. (Subject to change until time of booking) CALL NOW TO BOOK!
NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINES– NCL has just announced that the Norwegian Sky and the Norwegian Sun will begin 4-day sailings from Miami and also from Port Canaveral, Florida.They have overnights in Havana and perks like free open bar! We can book your NCL cruise right away!
VIKING OCEAN CRUISES – has four sail dates slated for November and December 2017 aboard their beautiful new ship the Viking Sun. They will depart from Miami with three days in Cienfuegos Cuba. From Cienfuegos you can take excursions into Havana and Trinidad.
AZAMARA CLUB CRUISES – Azamara Cruise Lines has just announced that they will be sailing to Cuba beginning 2017 and traveling through Spring 2019. If there was ever a cruise line with the right size ships to sail and dock in Cuban ports it is Azamara! The Azamara Quest and Journey each hold around 690 passengers and are ideal for Azamara Club Cruises to Cuba. At only 30,000 tons compared to the huge ships of today, Azamara Club Cruises is the next line Cruising to Cuba.
REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES – 700-passenger Seven Seas Mariner will begin sailing to Cuba three sailings that will stop in Havana as they travel the Caribbean on a 14, 22 or 66 night sailing. WE CAN BOOK YOU NOW!
CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES CRUISES TO CUBA – Carnival Paradise now has 4 and 5 night sailings to Cuba that overnight in Havana!. They also have an 8 day sailing in 2018 on August 18th.
PEARL SEAS– A very high end, small ship will sail on 10 and 11 night sailings through May of 2018. They will be circumnavigating Cuba on 7 and 10 night sailings docking in Havana overnight, in Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Casilda and Santiago de Cuba Email us right away and we can send you a brochure of their sailings.WE CAN BOOK YOU NOW!
VICTORY CRUISE LINES – Victory Cruise Lines cruises to Cuba offer you an experience like none of the larger ships can do. With 13 to 16 day cruises aboard their luxury small ship they have multiple over nights to the hidden gems of Cuba. Maria La Gorda! Trinidad! Havana! Cienfuegos and Santiago! They have expert educators and lecturers that help you truly experience Cuba the land and it’s people. Victory is known for it’s luxury service with almost a 2 to 1 Guest to staff ratio.
Cruise Lines Yet To Come:
MSC Cruises will actually have a ship home-ported right in Havana beginning the end of 2015. The MSC Opera. However US citizens will not be able to book with them.
We also have a list of some suggested books on Cuba that will make your experience more meaningful. having a deeper understanding of past and present Cuba will open your eyes and hearts to this wonderful and enigmatic island. Click on our Books For Your Cuba Cruise page.
Cruising To Cuba is currently taking reservations for ALL Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, Azamara, Oceania, Victory and Regent and Pearl Seas Sailings to Cuba. We are also booking our Group Cruises with special pricing aboard the Fathom Adonia on April 30, 2017 . Please fill out a booking form right away to be included on one of these magnificent sailings! Cabin availability is going fast. Pricing may change until time of deposit.