Cuba Cruising About To Heat Up

Posted October 30th, 2015

Mick Jagger is currently filming in Havana, with rumours of a Rolling Stones gig in the city. Change is coming to Cuba. It has been off-limits to American businesses and tourists for more than 50 years but, with the reopening of the US embassy, the tourist droves are sure to follow.

Carnival Corporation, the world's largest cruise operator, with 100 ships across 10 cruise lines (including Princess, Costa and P&O) will dip a toe in the water with its new 'social impact travel' brand, Fathom, which starts one-week cruises from Miami on the Adonia in May 2016.

Few Caribbean itineraries include the island, and those that do usually call only at Havana, though they do stay overnight. Fred Olsen's Braemar sails from Barbados on January 7, 2016, for 14 nights.

MSC Cruises is making Havana the home port for one of its ships, MSC Opera, which will stay two nights at the start of its one-week Western Caribbean cruises (December to April).

A cruise around the 1,210-kilometre island allows you to see much of the country and is more comfortable than a land tour. Ports visited include Santiago de Cuba, Cienfuegos and Maria La Gorda, with its sandy beach, bird-watching and snorkelling.

The luxury, four-masted, 170-passenger Star Flyer (Star Clippers) will make seven-night round-trip voyages from Cienfuegos from December to February 2016. Calls include Unesco-listed Trinidad and the desert island Cayo Rico, home to green iguanas.


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