Cuba Cruise Debut!

When Canadians think about Cuba they often think of the cheap all-inclusive resorts with great beaches but not much else. Certainly not the food and often seldom the culture. But Cuba has a whole other side to it; fascinating history, gorgeous topography and kind people. Sometimes I like to think of Cuba through the eyes of a European who’s travelling to an exotic Latin destination and who yearn to immerse themselves in its culture.

Enter, Cuba Cruise, debuting December 16th, 2013, departing from either Havana, Cuba or Montego Bay, Jamaica. Imagine a 7-day, all-inclusive cruise featuring Canadian imported cuisine as well as local specialties.

Cuba Cruise

Cuba Cruise

The 480-stateroom boutique cruise ship, Louis Cristal, allows access into Cuba’s remote areas permitting visits to diverse ports including Santiago, Cienfuegos, Trinidad and Punta Frances on the Isle of Youth.

“The itinerary and onshore excursions are nothing short of extraordinary. With the help of local guides and experts, Cuba Cruise offers an up-close and in-depth encounter of Cuba never before offered. It’s truly one-of-a-kind. Families, couples, friends and individuals will have no trouble finding rich experiences to make the most of their Cuban holiday. Excursions on offer can be enlightening, adventurous, historical and cultural – the choice is yours.”

Cuba Cruise Excursions

Cuba Cruise Excursions

Exceptional excursions include:

• Pre & Post Havana and Jamaica stays
• Six UNESCO sites, including the Colonial village of Trinidad
• National Parks, like isolated La Mensura National Park
• Birdwatching
• Diving & Snorkeling
• Hiking
• Cultural/Historical tours
• Guided tour of Havana in classic American automobiles from the 1940’s and 50’s
• Cigar & Rum Factories
• Sugar & Coffee Plantations, including the ruins of French coffee plantations in Santiago de Cuba, a UNESCO site
• Music, Dancing & Nightlife in Cuban hotspots
• Cathedrals & Castles, like the impressive San Carlos De La Cabana Fortress and enjoy a Cannon Shoot Ceremony
• Boating & Catamaran trips
• Jungle & Mangrove tours
• Weddings
• Beautiful white-sand beaches to relax on

“The Cuba Cruise roster of onboard and offshore entertainment is fun for toddlers, teens and those in between. The inaugural sailing season hosts a diverse collection of activities and special events designed to engage its younger passengers with the lively Cuban culture. With Cuba Cruise, children of all ages are spoiled for choice.

The Louis Cristal ship features excellent amenities to host an array of activities. The Kids Club Room (ages 4+) is equipped with an assortment of toys, games and craft supplies with qualified supervision (1 host to every 5 children) and the crystal clear deck pool is designed for water play. From singing and salsa dancing to treasure hunts and painting, there’s something for every young person’s interest and delight.

Imagine The Fun!

• Face painting
• Scavenger & treasure hunts
• Tours of the bridge and the kitchen
• Salsa lessons
• Cuban themed parties
• Jewelry & treasure box making
• Pool games
• PJ parties and much, much more!

Imagine the possibilities; fly into Montego Bay, enjoy a week and then cruise to Cuba, departing home from Havana!

Lead in prices begin at only $586 per person for the week!

Cuba Culture
Cuba Culture

2 Responses to Cuba Cruise Debut!

  1. What an interesting article. I loved reading this. You pegged the way I look at Cuba in your first line and it encouraged me to read more. This sounds super exciting! I’m definitely going to look into it. Thank you Munschkin for this awesome information!

    Christina Mayer July 17, 2013 at 10:48 AM Reply
    • Thanks Christina! I’m excited for this cruise; what a great way to see more of Cuba’s culture in one go!

      Julie Munsch July 17, 2013 at 10:47 PM Reply

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