Cuba Cruise has announced that it will be going all inclusive for the season of winter cruises offered on the Celestyal Crystal this year.

On board prices will now include all shore excursions, plus on board drinks, for the duration of each week long cruise.

Not long ago, Celestyal bought out Cuba Cruises. The Celestyal Crystal will thus begin her third season of Cuba voyages with a 21 night, transatlantic crossing that embarks in Piraeus at the end of November, and terminates in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Each seven night circuit allows for two full days spent on board in Havana, and embarkation is also possible at Montego Bay.

The 24,000 ton Celestyal Crystal typically carries around 600 passengers for the Cuba cruises, with a passenger mix that has been predominantly Canadian and Scandinavian in the past.

This winter also sees the introduction of a rival service, with the first arrival of the MSC Opera in Havana marking the first sailings around Cuba by any of the mainstream mega ships.

In spite of this, the relatively small size of the Celestyal Crystal, combined with the now almost fully inclusive nature of the product, offers a great value way to get ‘up close and personal’ views of the highlights of Cuba, before more mainstream cruise ships start to arrive from the USA; an inevitable fact in view of the formalising of relationships between Cuba and the USA after some five decades of isolation.

Interesting times. As ever. stay tuned.

Celestyal  Crystal at Lavrion, Greece, last summer

Celestyal Crystal at Lavrion, Greece, last summer

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