Celestyal Cruises Announces Year-Round Sailing To Cuba From November Onwards %7C Group Travel News

Celestyal Cruises has announced that following its third successful season in Cuba, the company will now offer year-round cruises to the Caribbean location.

Through the final weeks of 2016 and for all of 2017, the Celestyal Crystal will sail seven-night all-inclusive cruises that will include two days in Havana and a call at Maria La Gorda.

Maria La Gorda is a settlement in western Cuba which is best known for the diving centre based there. There’s also a hotel, small shop, sandy beach and two restaurants, making it ideal for a short stay.

Additional Cuban calls will include 18th century Cienfuegos and historic Santiago de Cuba.

Cienfuegos is a city on the southern coast of Cuba with a population of 150,000. Highlights include Delfinario – a saltwater lagoon with dolphins and sea lions, the botanic garden Jardín Botánico de Cienfuegos and the Rancho Luna beach.

Santiago de Cuba, on the other hand, is the second largest city of Cuba and is known for its distinctive Afro-Cuban cultural influences which are on display most during July’s Carnival. The carnival includes drum-beating parades featuring colourful costumes and son dancing, which is a precursor to salsa.

The cruise will embark every Monday from Havana and every Friday from Montego Bay, Jamaica.

The cruises will begin on the 21st November 2016 before running throughout 2017.

About Celestyal Cruises

Celestyal Cruises is the only home porting cruise operator in Greece, and operates cruises from Cyprus, France, Italy, India and Greece.

Although the company began to operate short cruises out of Cyprus in the early 1970s, Celestyal Cruises was officially established in 1986 when its first owned cruise ship, MV Princesa Marissa, was purchased.

For more information visit www.celestyalcruises.uk/en.