Cuba Cruise Confirms Second Season

February 26, 2014
Louis Cristal Havana (12:00 p.m. EST) -- Cuba Cruise -- the cruise line which launched the first-ever round-Cuba cruises in December -- has confirmed a second season.

The Canadian-based company will use the same ship, Louis Cristal, and resume sailings on December 22 this year, running through to March 30, 2015. The 1,200-passenger Louis Cristal will continue to call in at five Cuban ports, as well as Montego Bay, Jamaica; and will extend the amount of time passengers can spend on the Isle of Youth.

“The feedback is overwhelmingly positive and we look forward to providing future cruisers with the same great itinerary, impeccable service, delicious food and first rate entertainment program next winter,” says Dugald Wells, Cuba Cruise President. “Cuba has welcomed us with open arms and we're not saying goodbye anytime soon.”

Louis Cristal is chartered from Greece-based Louis Cruises. The ship departs Havana and travels east around the island, calling in at Antilla (Holguin), Santiago de Cuba, Montego Bay, Jamaica; Cienfuegos & Trinidad, and Punta Frances on the Isle of Youth. At present, it stays until just 2 p.m. on the Isle of Youth, this will be extended in the new season.

Bookings for the 2014/15 season open on April 1, 2014, and Cuba Cruise is also offering an early bird discount, with 20 percent off bookings made before July 31, 2014.

The cruise has generated two Cruise Critic member reviews so far, both of which rated it as 'excellent'.

You can read Cruise Critic's UK Editor Adam Coulter's personal take on Cuba Cruise here. --By Adam Coulter, UK Editor