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  • 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

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

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Ship Stats
Launched: 1992
Decks: 10
Tonnage: 25,611
Passengers: 1,200
CDC Score: Not yet inspected
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