Pearl Seas Cruises has launched its 2018 season of Cuba cruises. The Pearl Mist set sail from Fort Lauderdale on February 8 for the line’s first Cuba sailing of the year. 11-night Cuba Cultural Voyages itineraries will run this spring, and resume from November through December 2018. All itineraries are roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale.
The itineraries offer a full circumnavigation of Cuba, with two days to spend in Havana. Other calls include Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Casilda, El Cobre and Santiago de Cuba. Onboard, guests can enjoy expert lectures, guided shore excursions, cuisine, evening cocktails, and beer and wine served with lunch and dinner included in the cruise fare.
Pearl Seas Cruises’ Cuba itineraries follow the “people-to-people” cultural exchange program for legal travel to Cuba by U.S. citizens. Passengers can meet local musicians, historians and artists; tour Havana in a classic American car; take in a pottery demonstration in Trinidad; and take a guided excursion in Cojimar, the fishing village that inspired Ernest Hemingway’s famous novel The Old Man and the Sea.
One-night complimentary pre-cruise hotel packages, including transportation to the ship, are currently available on new bookings for the spring and fall Cuba sailings. Savings of up to $3,000 per stateroom are currently available on select 2018 sailings, the cruise lin said.
The Pearl Mist has a capacity of 210 passengers.