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Royal Caribbean boosts Cuba sailings in 2018-19 and overnights in Havana

Royal Caribbean International is giving adventure-seekers more opportunities than ever to explore the vibrant island destination of Cuba with new sailings to Havana on Empress of the Seas.

The recently refreshed ship will sail 58 cruises of four- and five-night itineraries from January 2018 until March 2019, with more than half offering overnight stays in the culturally vibrant city.

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Empress of the Seas will sail 58 cruises from January 2018 until March 2019

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

“Since arriving in Cuba, we’ve seen the excitement of our guests when sailing into Havana and the passion they have for the city at sail away – its people, its architecture, its food, its music. This is the enthusiasm we strive to bring to adventure-seekers who vacation with us,” said Michael Bayley, RCI’s president.

“The positive reaction to our Cuba sailings is very encouraging, and we are thrilled to expand on the number of sailings for our 2018-2019 itineraries.”

Empress of the Seas will return to Tampa for summer 2018, offering a series of 4- and 5-night cruises, calling on Key West, Florida, and Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico, as well as Havana, Cuba on most sailings.

The ship will reposition to Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida ,for the winter 2018-2019 season, continuing short Caribbean adventures to the Caribbean destinations. The ship is currently in Miami for the winter 2017-2018 season, adding calls to Royal Caribbean’s private island destination CocoCay and Nassau in The Bahamas.=

Posted on 10th November 2017 at 04:01 pm in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Royal Caribbean |

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