Subscribe today
Get Cruise Critic in your inbox

Louis Cristal Review

Home > Cruise Ship Reviews > Louis Cruise Lines > Louis Cristal Review
100% of cruisers loved it
Why Go?
  • Biggest ship in the Louis fleet
  • Unique, round-Cuba itineraries
  • Range of balcony cabins


Louis Cristal Overview

Louis Cristal entered service in July 2007. This 25,611-ton, 1,096-passenger ship was built in 1992 as Sally Albatross and is probably best known to Americans as Norwegian Cruise Line's former Leeward. The second-largest ship in the fleet, Louis Cristal has a far wider range of public rooms and cabins (480) than most of the fleet -- and even a few with balconies, a first in the Louis Cruises fleet.

In late 2013, the ship was chartered to Canada-based line, CubaCruise, to launch the first ever round-Cuba cruises. The week-long cruises leave Havana on a Monday, sailing clockwise along the north of the island to its first stop of Holguin. It then calls in at Santiago, Montego Bay (Jamaica), Cienfuegos/Trinidad and Isla de Juventud, before returning to Havana. The ship has three restaurants, including a buffet and two speciality restaurants: Italian-themed La Scala and Alberta Prime Steakhouse. There are three lounges, including a show lounge and a nightclub, two bars, a pool, casino, jacuzzi, gym and spa.

In July 2014 it will return to the Mediterranean to offer three- to seven day cruises from Greece and Turkey.


Louis Cristal Member Reviews 3 Reviews

I have been to Cuba many times before but taking the Cuba Cruise was a wonderful way to see it from a new perspective.

The cruise was well organized from embarkation to disembarkation. The excursions offered are interesting and given by ...continue


   Cuba Cruise Si ~ I'd go again!
January 2014

This is the cruise DH & I have been waiting years for, finally come to be. Your Cuba Cruise based in Canada is offering around Cuba 7 night cruises with embarkation at Montego Bay or Havana.

We chose Mo Bay as it seemed ...continue


   CUBA CRUISE
January 2014

Days 1- 3 – After a long flight, took a taxi (CUC 25) to our casa in Vedado Havana, Casavana. For anyone not yet booked, thoroughly recommend this place, good 4-star standard, and one third of the price of a hotel. Passport control did ask ...continue


1 - 3 of 3 Reviews

Sponsored Listings:
Explore This Ship
Ship Stats
Crew:
Launched: 1992
Decks: 10
Tonnage: 25,611
Passengers: 1,200
Registry:
CDC Score: Not yet inspected
 
Community
Join the Forums
Get answers from real cruisers on the forums

Join the Roll Call
Make friends, share tours
Louis Cruise Lines Ships
Louis Aura
Louis Cristal
About UsAdvertisingEditorial DisclaimerPress
PrivacySite MapStoreSubscribe
X

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add news@cruisecritic.com to your address book.

We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.