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5 cruise ships that are sailing to Cuba

Cuba is an island that stands out from the rest of the Caribbean. Enriched with history and culture, this is one tropical island that is more than simply beaches. As such it is a port of call that many cruisers like to include in their itineraries and with barriers being lifted the island is only going to become an increasingly more familiar destination. Here’s five cruise ships that are due to arrive in Cuba in the near future.

MSC Opera

MSC Opera

This family-friendly cruise liner is no stranger to Cuban waters. During 2017 she will be on a permanent loop of the Caribbean islands so there will be plenty of opportunity to admire Havana from her decks. The itineraries will also include stops in Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico, Honduras and Beliz.

This Lirica class ship is perfect for younger cruisers with a great variety of sports, Junior Club Lego Play area, virtual arcade, expansive pool area and luxurious spa. 2017 is also the year she will receive a new deck plan that will include the new Wellness Experience cabins.

Oceania Marina

Oceania Marina

Sail into the vibrant capital of Cuba from a luxury stateroom. The Marina has been described as ‘casual elegance’ and boasts more choice than some of her counterparts. The unique Culinary Centre is the only hands-on cookery school at sea, while multiple dining venues are available (six of which are open-dining and ask for no surcharge). The enriching Artist Loft – where passengers can improve their painting skills – is also on board.

On the 22nd of January she will be embarking on a 58-night round trip from Miami. Aside from Cuba, this itinerary will also see her pay a visit to Key West, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Cayman Islands, Guatemala, Colombia, Costa Rica and Panama.

Star Flyer

Star Flyer

Between the 25th of January and the 4th of February, this unique vessel from Star Clippers will be stopping at multiple Cuban ports. Passengers will also enjoy an overnight stay in Cayo Rico on the western half of the island.

The ship itself is adorned with the traditional wood-decked panels that Star Clippers is known for, with modern amenities worked in. There’s four dining options, two swimming pools and capacity for no more than 170 passengers.

Thomson Dream

This 7-night cruise with the much-loved Thomson Cruises, will take passengers to Caribbean delights such as Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico and the Cayman Islands. 

This is Thomson’s biggest ship yet, and boasts 30% more space than most other ships in its class. The cruise line has made good use of this extra space and has built in four restaurants (including a 24-hour buffet), multiple swimming pools, a two-storey theatre (with a mix of chairs, booths and seats for two), dedicated card game room, and kids club.

MSC Armonia

MSC Armonia

Another MSC ship that is planning to create waves in the Caribbean. Also a Lirica class cruise ship, the Armonia has many of the features the MSC Opera mentioned earlier is known for. A hotel-like ship, guests will find a sports centre, a kids club, casino, pool area, and games arcade.

Until April of this year, she’ll be looping around the Caribbean on an itinerary that covers 7 nights and includes Havana, Montego Bay, Cozumel, Roátan, Belize City, Georgetown & Isla de la Juventud.

 

 

 

 

 

  • January 8th, 2017, 15:07:09