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Royal Caribbean Exciting New Cruises To Cuba

Posted February 6th, 2017

Guests looking to dive deeper into the culture and nightlife of Cuba will now have the opportunity to experience the island at night on Royal Caribbean's Empress of the Seas’ new sailings to Havana. The global cruise line has expanded its Caribbean itineraries sailing from Tampa, to include new four- and five-night cruises with day and overnight visits to Havana along with stops in Key West, Florida and Cozumel, Mexico. The new sailings are available through November 4, 2017 and all sailings are now open for sale.

Visiting Cuba with Royal Caribbean means guests can enjoy authentic people-to-people experiences curated to immerse them in the natural beauty and rich culture of the island. Adventures include taking a trip back to the 1950s in a classic American car to tour Havana, with stops at the historic and luxurious Hotel Nacional de Cuba and the Plaza de Revolucion, as well as a scenic drive along the island’s famous Malecon waterfront. For guests who want to immerse themselves even more during their time in Cuba, a walking tour offers a close-up experience of the city’s most famous locales, including the old quarter and the Havana Club Museum, a renowned rum producer housed in an 18th century colonial mansion. For those intrigued by literary greats, a unique excursion will take them to novelist Ernest Hemingway’s favourite haunts, including where he lived, fished, dined and sipped his favourite cocktails.   

In the evenings, travellers can experience another side of Cuba – its diverse nightlife. From visiting the famous Tropicana Club to enjoying a performance by the Buena Vista Social Club or witnessing the family friendly ceremonial cannon firing at El Cañonazo, guests can enjoy the sights and sounds of Cuba after dark.

The vibrant Cuban culture extends beyond land to the experience onboard Empress of the Seas. From cortaditos and café con leche in Café Royal to salsa music and dancing in the Boleros Latin Lounge, guests will have a range of onboard activities developed to bring the spirit of the island to life throughout the entire journey.

RCL Cruises Ltd Australia commenced operation in December 2008 as the Australian arm of global cruise holiday company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. The company offers three cruise brands in Australia and New Zealand: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises.  In the 2016/2017 cruise season Royal Caribbean International will increase the local fleet to five ships with the introduction of Australia’s biggest, newest and most technologically advanced cruise ship, US$1 billion Ovation of the Seas, joining Explorer of the Seas, Voyager of the Seas  and Radiance of the Seas home porting in Sydney and Legend of the Seas  homeporting in Brisbane. Australia’s highest rated cruise ship Celebrity Solstice will also sail her fifth local season out of Sydney, while Azamara Club Cruises’ boutique Azamara Journey  will  make her Australian debut during the 2016/2017 summer season.

Discover cruising Cuba for yourself by booking a Royal Caribbean cruise today. With years of experience, our friendly cruise consultants can help you find a voyage that ticks all the boxes. Call us now on 1300 954 661 to get started.


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Tara Young

The experience of travel changes a person. I see my job as highlighting what amazing travel opportunities there are to broaden your knowledge of that great big world beyond your doorstep and what you may learn about yourself on the way.

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