Seabourn has received approval to begin sailing to Cuba from Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico, starting with a 12-day cruise aboard Seabourn Sojourn departing Miami on November 4, 2019. Seabourn becomes Carnival Corporation's third cruise brand currently approved to sail to Cuba.
Bookings for Seabourn’s cruises to Cuba open today: Guests can choose from four itineraries with five different departure dates.
The 11-, 12- and 14-day sailings will visit five ports in Cuba, calling at three or four on each itinerary. All five voyages will feature include stops in Havana, offering travelers more time to see and experience the city. Note: The UNESCO World Heritage Site during its 500th anniversary next year and guests can enjoy a wide array of historical and cultural experiences.
The five ports include Antilla (Nipe Bay), Cienfuegos, Havana (La Habana), Punta Francés, Isla de Juventud, and Santiago de Cuba.
Participatory excursions, both by day and by night, trace the Cuban culinary, musical and artistic heritage and include meetings with arts and community projects in Havana, Santiago and Cienfuegos (which offers the opportunity for a visit to the colonial town of Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site). In addition, guests can enjoy several complimentary Seabourn special events and experiences, such as Caviar in the Surf beach barbecues in Isla Catalina and Carambola Beach, as well as Marina Day with complimentary watersports in Isla Catalina operating directly from the back of the ship.
Specific port details of the Cuba itineraries include:
- November 4, 2019, 12-day roundtrip from Miami, includes stops in Havana, Cuba (overnight); Antilla (Nipe Bay), Cuba; Santiago de Cuba (overnight); Port Antonio, Jamaica; West End, Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands; and Cienfuegos, Cuba (overnight).
- November 16 & 28, 2019, 12-day Miami to Miami, includes stops in Cienfuegos, Cuba (overnight); West End, Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands; Port Antonio, Jamaica; Santiago de Cuba, Cuba (overnight); Antilla (Nipe Bay), Cuba, and Havana, Cuba (overnight).
- December 10, 2019, 11-day Miami to San Juan, Puerto Rico, includes stops in Havana (La Habana), Cuba (overnight); Punta Frances, Isla de la Juventud, Cuba; Cienfuegos, Cuba; West End, Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands; Port Antonio, Jamaica; Santiago de Cuba (overnight); and Isla Catalina, Dominican Republic.
- December 21, 2019, 14-day San Juan, Puerto Rico to Miami, includes stops at Gustavia, St. Barthelemy; St. John’s, Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda; Carambola Beach, St. Kitts & Nevis; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Port Antonio, Jamaica; Santiago de Cuba, Cuba (overnight); Antilla (Nipe Bay), Cuba; and Havana, Cuba (overnight).
Guests who sail on Seabourn can enjoy a number of innovative offerings and programs, such as “An Evening with Tim Rice,” the evening entertainment experience created in association with Belinda King Creative Productions; Spa and Wellness with Dr. Andrew Weil, offering guests a holistic spa and wellness experience that integrates physical, social, environmental and spiritual wellbeing; and The Grill by Thomas Keller, reminiscent of the classic American restaurant from the 50s and 60s.
This story originally appeared on www.luxurytraveladvisor.com.