Now Europeans can access the newly-launched Cuba Cruise breaking new ground with its circumnavigation of Cuba. Finally Cuba’s fascinating but otherwise hard to reach ports are accessible to all. Each cruise includes the opportunity to visit world famous beaches, six UNESCO world heritage sites and four National Parks & Preserves, as well as in-depth exploration of Cuba’s dynamic culture. The experience offers the best qualities of cruising and all-inclusive getaways combined with a Cuba that few people see.
Cuba Cruise will make its European debut during ITB, the world’s largest travel show, from March 6 - 10, 2013 in Berlin, Germany.
Prices start at EU€437 double occupancy for a seven-night cruise. The upcoming season will run from December 16, 2013 to March 31, 2014 with a total of 15 departures.
“It is exciting to offer something truly unique to the travel market, and Cuba Cruise is certainly the only offering of its kind,” said Cuba Cruise President Dugald Wells. “We provide the best of both worlds to our guests – a top-notch all inclusive cruise experience and the type of in-the-know exploration of Cuba’s remarkable sights, sounds, flavours and history that is usually reserved for locals only.”
Your Cuba, Accessible & Authentic
The line’s launch diversifies traditional Cuban travel options to provide access to the true, authentic Cuba, encouraging guests to “find your Cuba” beyond busy beaches and high-occupancy hotels.
Easy To Reach with Havana & Montego Bay Embarkation Ports
Cuba Cruise’s 480 stateroom, 25,611 tonne ship Louis Cristal will circumnavigate Cuba with cruises departing from the exciting and vibrant city of Havana. There will also be cruises departing from Montego Bay in Jamaica making the experience even easier to access. The 7-night cruise will call at six unique ports, offering opportunities to visit Cuba’s fabled colonial cities where time stands still, wilderness nature preserves unseen by nearly all visitors before now, and of course, some of the most beautiful beaches in all the world.
Quality Imported Food Meets Cuban Entertainment
Each cruise will feature the company’s signatures of impeccable service and delicious meals served onboard. All dining aboard Cuba Cruise will feature quality imported produce (mainly from Canada), beef and other food products and specialty Cuban dishes.
Cruises will feature a first-rate entertainment program of Cuban music and dance by local Cuban performers.
Cruise Line Veteran as CEO, and Award-Winning Partners Louis Cruises
Cuba Cruise is in steady hands with President Dugald Wells at the helm, a 20-year veteran of the cruise industry. Having been honoured in 2006 by the U.S. influential publication, Travel + Leisure Magazine, as one of the Top 35 Innovators in travel today, Dugald is uniquely qualified to bring Cuba Cruise to the market. With ownership partner Louis Cruises, an industry leader with 25 years of experience in cruising and 78 years of award winning history in tourism, Cuba Cruise is sure to see success in the years to come.
The Louis Cristal
The Louis Cristal is a modern cruise ship with a unique yacht-like modern design and a cruising speed of 18 knots. It features an array of amenities with all the comforts expected of today’s contemporary vessels, including spacious staterooms and suites (some with balconies, and each one equipped with shower, WC, wash basin, telephone, hairdryer & TV), elegant lounges and restaurants, casino and open promenades. The ship also features modern communication facilities including an internet corner, WiFi and roaming GSM mobile phone service.
Cruises are fully commissionable to Travel Agents at 12%, with land excursions and beverage package commissionable at 8%.
The company anticipates that easily accessible air, land and sea packages will soon be available through major European air charter tour operators, with flights departing from most principal European gateways.