Luxury line Regent Seven Seas Cruises is adding more visits to Cuba on two itineraries in 2019 and 2020.
Seven Seas Mariner will offer the line’s first immersive Cuba itinerary on its Oct. 15, 2019 voyage, calling on Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba, providing guests more opportunities to engage in group, people-to-people activities intended to enhance contact with the Cuban people, and to immerse in the island’s culture. Havana is also being added into Seven Seas Navigator’s April 25, 2020 voyage.
As part of Regent’s most-inclusive luxury experience, guests have a wide selection of free expertly crafted Cuba shore excursions in compliance with the US Office of Foreign Assets Control’s (OFAC) regulations. Guests can meet with the people of Cuba and explore the island’s music, art, history and culture while enjoying as many shore excursions as their time allows.
In Havana, guests can walk in the storied steps of Ernest Hemingway and learn about the city’s Baroque, neoclassical and Renaissance architecture. From Cienfuegos, guests can visit Valle de los Ingenios (Valley of the Sugar Mills) and Trinidad, both deemed World Heritage sites for their well-preserved, Colonial-era architecture, and learn about traditional pottery methods at a family owned workshop along the way. Santiago de Cuba will offer even greater context to events that changed the course of Cuban history, where guests can visit San Juan Hill and learn about the 18th century battle which led to the end of Spanish rule.
Seven Seas Mariner made Regent’s maiden call on Havana in April 2017. Travellers can choose from among eight future itineraries that offer guests an opportunity to visit Cuba. Seven Seas Mariner’s Oct. 10, 2018 voyage will call again on Havana on its trans-Panama Canal voyage to the South Pacific, while the ship’s new Oct. 15, 2019 voyage will offer three Cuban ports. Caribbean itineraries that also visit Havana are Seven Seas Navigator’s Nov. 11, 2018 and April 25, 2020 voyages, and Seven Seas Voyager’s Dec. 6 and 16, 2018, Feb. 6, and March 5, 2019 voyages.