Virgin Voyages Going To Cuba

Virgin Voyages president and CEO Tom McAlpin and Diana Block-Garcia, vice-president of destination, itinerary and revenue, were joined by La Habana Cruise Port officials this week for a ceremonial celebration of the formalization of Virgin Voyages’ contract to sail to Cuba in 2020.

The contract formalization ceremony piggy-backed off a development visit to Cuba as the company continues to build its shore excursion program, which it affectionately refers to as Shore Things.

“Our Sailors are eager to sail to Cuba and we are incredibly proud to celebrate our plans to visit Havana, which is without a doubt, one of the Caribbean’s most authentic and enriching destinations,” said McAlpin. “This fantastic place offers the chance for our Sailors to experience a vibrant city and artistic haven, where they can meet locals and discover the heritage and culture of this beautiful destination.”

Virgin Voyages’ first ship, Scarlet Lady, will begin sailing to Havana, on four- and five-night Havana After Dark itineraries beginning April 1, 2020, featuring an overnight stay in the Cuba capital and a visit to Bimini, Bahamas, where guests can experience the “perfect beach day” at The Beach Club at Bimini, Virgin Voyages’ private club while on-island.

All sailings to Cuba from Miami feature an overnight stay, giving passengers time to really explore and experience the capital city’s vibrant nightlife and cultural heritage.

Pictured, La Habana Cruise Port general manager Jorge Mandiola and Virgin Voyages president and CEO Tom McAlpin formalize contract agreement for Virgin Voyages’ sailings to Cuba.