Cuba’s Booming Cruise Port

By the Cuba Journal staff The current cruise season is set to be the best of the last decade in Santiago de Cuba, with 24 berths planned by the end of this month. Large cruise vessels like Silver Explorer, Celestyal Crystal, Amadea, Serenissima and Sea Cloud have anchored in Santiago Bay, mainly through travel agencies … Read more

Cuba Cruise Operator IST Adds New Ship

Cuba cruise firm expands with new offering By Dana Niland Cuba Journal Contributor Group IST (International Specialty Travel) is adding a third small ship to its Havana to Cienfuegos people-to-people cruise program for the November 2016-April 2017 season. With the two vessels sailing the route in the 2015-16 season, Group IST will also offer year-round … Read more

Travel Survey Finds Cuba Cruise Demand Low But Promising

Travel Survey Finds Cuba Cruise Demand Low But Promising

According to a survey conducted for USA Today by one of North America’s largest travel organizations, few Americans have booked cruises to Cuba despite a dramatic increase in the number of offerings. The survey, conducted by Travel Leaders Group, questioned 1,034 travel agents who book cruises and found that nearly 42 percent experienced customer interest … Read more