The luxury cruise line Regent Seven Seas Cruises, based in Miami, expanded its portfolio of trips to Cuba and added more ports to its regular itineraries, whose packages will begin to be offered from October 2019.
According to a statement issued Monday by the US company, the Regent Seven Seas ships will operate 8 new trips to the island with stops in Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba. The first cruise will sail on October 15, 2019.
“We are proud to have been the first luxury line in North America to visit Cuba and we are delighted to offer more opportunities for travelers to visit a historical and culture-rich destination,” said Jason Montague, president and CEO of the firm.
So far, Regent remains the only luxury cruise company with permits from both governments (Washington and Havana) to visit the Cuban archipelago, said a report by state-owned Prensa Latina.
“In these eight upcoming trips to Cuba, the guests will receive informative presentations from experts and academics, and will enjoy our distinctive and highly personalized service from all members of our exceptional staff and crew,” said Regent CEO.
As part of “the most inclusive luxury experience of Regent Seven Seas Cruises,” the statement said, passengers will have “the widest selection of free and unlimited land tours to Cuba, designed by experts, in accordance with the regulations of the Office. of Control of Foreign Assets (OFAC) “.
In Havana, guests can follow in the footsteps of author Ernest Hemingway and learn about the baroque, neoclassical and renaissance architecture of the city. From Cienfuegos, you can visit the Valle de los Ingenios and Trinidad, both considered World Heritage for their well-preserved colonial architecture, notes the note.
According to the website of the company, the ship Seven Seas Mariner was the one that made the first visit of Regent to Havana in April 2017. The same ship will return to the capital city on October 10, 2018 from the Canal from Panama to the South Pacific.
The cruise ships scheduled for the Caribbean that will also visit Havana are the Seven Seas Navigator (November 11, 2018 and April 25, 2020) and the Seven Seas Voyager (from December 6 and 16, 2018, February 6). and March 5, 2019).