Royal Caribbean Commits to Cuba Through 2019
CRUISE LINE & CRUISE SHIP
ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL
JASON LEPPERT MAY 15, 2017
After the initial success of Empress of the Seas' arrival in Cuba, Royal
Caribbean International has announced its expansion of the ship's calls
to Havana as far out as 2019.
"Since arriving in Cuba for the first time last month, we've seen the
excitement of our guests when sailing into Havana and the passion they
have for the city at sail away – its people, its architecture, its food,
its music. This is the enthusiasm we strive to bring to
adventure-seekers who vacation with us," said Michael Bayley, President
and CEO, Royal Caribbean International, in a press release.
"The positive reaction to our Cuba sailings is very encouraging, and we
are thrilled to expand on the number of sailings for our 2018-2019
The ship will sail a new batch of 58 four- and five-night itineraries
from January 2018 through March 2019, 28 of which will feature an
overnight in the Cuban capital of Havana.
Empress of the Seas currently cruises from Tampa, Florida through
November 4, 2017, and will next return to Miami, Florida to depart for
Royal Caribbean's CocoCay private island and Nassau, The Bahamas for the
winter 2017-2018 season.
By summer 2018, the ship will be back in Tampa heading to Key West,
Florida, Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico, plus Havana, Cuba on most
voyages. For the winter 2018-2019 season, it will leave from Port
Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Cuba is also featured on board the Empress of the Seas thanks to
cortaditos and cafe con leche in Cafe Royal, plus salsa music and
dancing in Boleros Latin lounge. The 48,563-ton ship accommodates 1,602
guests in 795 staterooms across 11 decks.
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