By Dana Niland
Cuba Journal Contributor
Regent Seven Seas Cruises is adding Cuba calls to six itineraries in the line’s 2018-19 Caribbean season.
Travelers can visit Havana on select itineraries aboard Seven Seas Mariner, Seven Seas Voyager and Seven Seas Navigator, which depart Miami from October 2018 through March 2019.
Guests on these voyages can choose among a variety of free and unlimited shore excursions to learn about the lives, history and culture of the Cuban people during their visit.
“There is so much culture and history in Cuba, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises is delighted to expand our itineraries with calls on Havana to provide our guests a more complete Caribbean experience,” said Jason Montague, president and chief executive officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
“Three of the six itineraries feature midnight departures from Havana Harbor, so guests have ample time to personally learn about Cuba’s authentic nightlife,” he continued. “Throughout their voyage, guests also will enjoy highly personalized service from every member of our exceptional staff and crew.”
Travelers can visit Havana on a 22-night voyage, sailing on October 10, 2018 from Miami to Honolulu aboard Seven Seas Mariner.
On this itinerary, guests will also transit the Panama Canal and call at ecological destinations of Central America and the Mexican Riviera along the way.
The November 11, 2018 sailing of Seven Seas Navigator will also immerse guests in Cuban culture on the 14-night Eastern and Southern Caribbean itinerary.
Seven Seas Voyager will sail four round-trip, Caribbean voyages that include calls on Havana from December 2018 through March 2019.
The December 6, 2018 voyage takes guests on a 10-night Western Caribbean itinerary, while the December 16, 2018, 12-night voyage throughout the Eastern Caribbean will celebrate Christmas on board.
A seven-night Western Caribbean itinerary, sailing February 6, 2019, will also take guests to Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico and Roatán, Honduras, while a similar March 5th itinerary replaces Costa Maya with Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas.
The December 6, 2018, and February 6 and March 5, 2019 sailings feature midnight departures from Havana to offer time to experience the city’s evening culture.
As part of the Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ most-inclusive luxury experience, guests have a wide selection of shore excursions, offering an authentic Cuban experience that explores the people, music, art, history and culture of the city and are in compliance with the Office of Foreign Assets Control’s regulations.
To provide guests with even greater insights into Cuba and its people, guest scholars and expert lecturers will deliver presentations about Cuba’s past, present and future.