Victory Cruise Lines Sails to Cuba

A.D. Albertini, chairman of Aries Transporte S.A. (left), congratulates Victory Cruise Lines President and CEO Bruce Nierenberg on the successful execution of a berth agreement for 2018. Aries Transporte is the concession that has handled cruise operations for the Cuban Ministry of Transportation since 2005.

This winter, Victory Cruise Lines' Victory I will begin a series of six cruises that will circumnavigate Cuba roundtrip from Port of Miami. The first cruise will depart February 8, 2018.

The 13, 14, and 15-night cruises will sail on the 202-passenger ship. The inaugural voyage will be a 14-night itinerary and will feature five Cuban ports and overnight calls, including the island's capital of Havana, historic Santiago de Cuba and Trinidad, with day calls at Cienfuegos, and Maria la Gorda. Guests will see four UNESCO sites, tour Earnest Hemmingway’s home, explore Havana in a vintage American car, and meet local Cuban artists, musicians, and dancers. 

The all-inclusive cruises will include complimentary coffee, tea, juice, soft drinks and filtered water, free-flowing house wine, beer, and spirits during the journey, Internet & WiFi onboard, personal robes and slippers, and environmentally friendly bath amenities. 

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The winter season will end with the 11-day “Cuba and Colonial America” cruise that begins May 5 with an included flight from Miami to Havana and an overnight stay in the Cuban city. Victory I will depart Havana May 6 and will make stops in at Jacksonville (St. Augustine), Florida; Charleston (Mount Pleasant), South Carolina; Norfolk (Yorktown), Virginia; Newport, Rhode Island; and Gloucester (Boston), Massachusetts; ending in Portland, Maine.

All Victory cruises to Cuba comply with all U.S. regulations for Americans traveling to Cuba including recent regulatory changes. All shore experiences will operate within U.S. guidelines for American travelers to Cuba. A certification of compliance will be provided for all guests on Victory I.


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