Travelucion Media Cuba has announced its desire to offer cruises to Cuba across its proprietary network of 432 websites which currently handle 30 million page views. Travelucion Media is the world’s largest online media company servicing visitors to Cuba offering an immense array of websites covering cities, towns and provinces in Cuba along with special interest websites like Cuba Hemingway, Cuban Culture, Cuba Sports and its network of hundreds of Cuban Cities and Cuban towns. Travelucion’s network is the first port of call for most travelers thinking of a future trip to Cuba. Furthermore, the company has registered and increase in web visitors from the United States of America from 11% of total visitors in 2014 to 33.8% in 2016. MSC Cruises Cuba MSC Cruises will homeport MSC Opera in Havana, Cuba from the winter 2015-16 season the first worldwide cruise line to do so. Travelucion is in discussions with MSC resellers across numerous GDS channels. The line will operate 16 Caribbean cruises on the 2,120-passenger ship, including stops in Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Mexico with two nights and two and a half days in the Cuban capital of Havana. To offer local ground services and shore excursions MSC Cruises will has partnered with Cubanacan one of Travelucion’s Cuban wholesale partners. Carnival Cruises Cuba Add cruise giant Carnival Corp. to the list of travel companies starting up trips to Cuba. The parent company of Carnival, Princess and eight other cruise brands says it’ll launch seven-night “people-to-people” tours to the island via ship beginning in May 2016, contingent on approval by Cuban authorities. The cruises will be operated bi-weekly out of Miami by the company’s new social impact-focused fathom brand, which will debut in April 2016 with volunteer vacations to the Dominican Republic. Carnival Corp. says the new Cuba cruises will be made on fathom’s single ship, the 710-passenger Adonia Cruise Ship, and provide “cultural, artistic, faith-based and humanitarian exchanges between American and Cuban citizens” meeting the definition of people-to-people travel. Traveling for humanitarian projects and religious activities also are among the 12 approved categories of travel to Cuba. Travelucion will include the cruises on its main e-commerce platforms mid 2016 which include 168 online booking websites.
Taste paradise in a fresh mango cocktail, have fun right down to the wire on our Old Havana tour, catch the calypso beat in rustic Cuban towns, and above all soak up the sun on endless stretches of virgin shore on these Cuba cruises.
What to Expect: Getting friendly with anemones, spicy-hot Havana nightlife, bustling straw and craft markets in Varadero, laidback Reggaeton vibe of Old Havana and island-style hospitality, ancient fort of El Morro, and colonial Havana streets.
When to Go: Winter, spring, or summer for the driest Cuba cruising weather.
What to Do: Dive, snorkel, or swim with sea turtles, shop for hand-woven gifts and duty-free finds, climb a volcano or hike through a rainforest, sip rum, and sunbathe just about anywhere.
Local Color: Prices are flexible for most goods and services in the Cuba. Get into the spirit, “asere”, and learn to haggle.
Don’t Miss: Snorkeling past manta rays in Cayo Santa Maria and sea anemones. Havana’s Colonial architecture and vibrant culture in Cuba ports.
Entertainers: All of our entertainers are of Cuban origin as can be seen here with some of our guests
What is a Cuba Cruise?
It’s everything a tropical paradise should be: Turquoise waters teeming with colorful fish, lush jungles, exotic animals and amazing natural wonders. The locals are friendly, the shops bustling and the legends fascinating. Discover each of Cuba’s keys with their own incredible story.
Depart from Cancun on an Eastern Cuba cruise vacation for 3 to 7 days, or even longer! Discover charming colonial Havana and coral reefs teeming with marine life in ports such as Havana, Santiago de Cuba and Varadero as well as our tropical cruise offers.
Breathtaking national parks like Sierra Maestra, botanical gardens, and world-renowned beaches in Cayo Coco await you aboard 7- to 20-day Southern Cuba cruise.
Cuba Cruise Lines new recently-announced Havana season will run from December 16, 2013, to November 28, 2014, offering a total of fifteen departures. Cruise-only fares for the 7-night circumnavigation of Cuba will start at $586 in double occupancy and run to $1,204 per person in an Imperial Suite. Fly/cruise packages are also available from Canada, the UK and Germany.
Louis Cristal‘s 7-night cruise will leave Havana on Monday at midnight and call at Bahia Nipe, Cayo Coco, Holguin, Santiago de Cuba, Montego Bay (Jamaica), Cienfuegos, Trinidad and sail past Isla de la Juventud on the way back to Havana. It will also be possible to join ship on Fridays at Montego Bay in Jamaica, where departures are scheduled for 11 pm. With the exception of a 5 pm departure from Cayo Coco on Tuesdays, most port departures take place between 9 pm and midnight, giving plenty of time to explore ashore. Cuba Cruise Lines promise that on or near her itinerary will be six UNESCO World Heritage sites and four national parks.
Cuba Cruise Lines says that Canada sent about a million tourists to Cuba out of the 2.8 million that visited last year. And while 900,000 Russians also visited, almost 100,000 Americans arrived in Cuba on so-called “people-to-people” visits, as charter flights have now been allowed from several US airports.
Cuba Cruise Lines and Crowley operate a single chartered ship on a sailing every Saturday from Port Everglades to Havana, Santo Tomas and Puerto Cortes – although a second may be added next month. Ships sailing under Crowley’s license are exempted from the six-month ban.
The German-owned 10,700-ton K Breeze offered by Cuba Cruise Lines carries four passengers in an Owners cabin and two singles, and is now accepting non-US passengers for 7-day round trip freighter cruises from Port Everglades. The K Breeze is the first ship to carry passengers between the US and Cuba since September 1962, when the ferry City of Havana became the last vessel to leave Havana with American passengers after the revolution. A 7-night round trip cruise on the K Breeze from Fort Lauderdale Florida, which includes a call at Havana on Sunday, as well as calls in Honduras and Nicaragua, costs €697 (about $950) per person.