Norwegian Cruise Line opened for sale the line’s 2017 cruises to Cuba aboard Norwegian Sky, the largest vessel sailing to Cuba, which also offers an overnight stay in Havana. Norwegian Sky will sail a series of five four-night cruises from Miami to Cuba in May 2017 that will include an overnight in the capital of Havana.
Royal Caribbean has announced that the Cuban government has granted them approval for cruises to Cuba and they plan to announce their first Florida-Cuba itineraries in the near future. At the same time, Oceania Cruises has revealed its first three inaugural voyages from Miami to Cuba. The first will depart in March 2017.
MSC Cruises has introduced a second ship, the recently fully refurbished MSC Armonia, to homeport in Havana alongside MSC Opera. MSC Armonia earlier marked her traditional Maiden Call as she arrived in Havana on the final leg of her Grand Voyage from Genoa, Italy.
JetBlue is starting its new daily non-stop service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Holguín’s Frank País Airport in Cuba. Holguín becomes the third city served in Cuba from the airline’s south Florida focus city. With service to Holguín, JetBlue now operate 42 nonstop flights each week between the two countries and more coming in late November with the launch of Havana.
Austrian Airlines has started serving Havana, Cuba, once a week on Tuesdays, with a Boeing 767 aircraft. “We have continuously expanded our offering to long-haul tourist destinations since 2013, with flights now being operated to Colombo and Mauritius. “We will also serve Havana, and thus a Caribbean destination for the first time in six years,” explained Andreas Otto, chief commercial officer of Austrian Airlines.
Delta Air Lines will begin daily service to Havana, Cuba, from Atlanta, Miami and New York–JFK on December 1st following an announcement by the US department of transportation. Delta thanked the DOT for awarding the airline the ability to resume operating nonstop scheduled service to Cuba for the first time in almost 55 years. Flights will be available for sale beginning September 10th, 2016.
Air Europa has launched its new route from Madrid to Veradero, Cuba. The flight, on-board an Airbus 330-200, will operate until August 25th, with two weekly fights. The operation of the new route will also enable excellent connection through the airline’s hub in Madrid, with the rest of the airline’s domestic and European destinations.
Delta will begin serving Havana, Cuba, this autumn from New York-JFK, Atlanta and Miami following the approval by the United States department of transportation. “Today has been a long-awaited moment to celebrate Delta’s historic return to Cuba, and we thank secretary Foxx, his team and the other US officials for granting us the authority to provide Havana service from Atlanta, Miami and New York,” said Nicolas Ferri, Delta vice president, Latin America and the Caribbean.
This fall, United Airlines customers will have a historic opportunity to board one of the first commercial flights from the United States to Havana, Cuba in more than a half century. On Thursday, the US department of transportation tentatively awarded the airline non-stop flights to the Cuban capital from its global gateways in New York/Newark and Houston.