Celestyal Cruises Goes All-Inclusive in Cuba


Cuba Cruise by Celestyal Cruises has launched a new all-inclusive cruise program featuring an unlimited bar and beverage package and a variety of shore excursions designed to showcase the real Cuba.

Travelling aboard the 1,200-passenger Celestyal Crystal, the seven-day itinerary features an in-depth stay in Havana and five other ports of call, including Cienfuegos, Maria La Gorda, Santiago de Cuba and Montego Bay, Jamaica. While on board, passengers will dine on authentic, freshly prepared international and Cuban dishes and enjoy authentic Cuban entertainment. All-inclusive packages begin at $1,299 p.p.

The 2015-2016 season features a seven-day cruise program that includes two full days in Cuba’s vibrant capital, Havana, and a new call at Maria La Gorda, known for its beachfront and underwater marine life – ideal for scuba divers, snorkeling enthusiasts and beach lovers. Additional Cuban calls include Cienfuegos, an 18th-century fortress, and historic Santiago de Cuba, capital of the Spanish colony of Cuba from 1522 until 1589.

A selection of shore excursions provide experiences for all ages and tastes, from cultural walking tours to snorkelling and hiking. For guests embarking from Havana, the following shore excursions are included in the all-inclusive price of the cruise: Havana City Tour, Cabo de San Antonio (Maria la Gorda), Cienfuegos City Tour, Greenwood Great House and Historic Falmouth (Montego Bay), Panoramic Santiago.

Additional shore excursions at each port of call are available for purchase on board.

“The Celestyal Cruises family welcomes a new era of Cuba Cruise this year, our third season cruising to Cuba, with the launch of our brand new all-inclusive program,” said Pythagoras Nagos, Celestyal Cruises’ vice-president of sales. “Cuba Cruise is the best and most economical way to experience Cuba’s historical highlights, white-sand beaches, infectious music and vibrant pulse of the entire island and its wonderful people, all provided to our passengers with a single, seamless itinerary. We are proud to offer an authentic Cuba travel experience to our guests for the third straight year as we continue to improve our product, which we believe is the unchallenged value-for-money cruise to the best of Cuba.”

All-inclusive packages also include gratuities, port charges and taxes.