First all-inclusive voyages to Cuba from the U.S. will feature five Cuban ports, including overnight stays at Havana, and for the first time, Santiago de Cuba and Cienfuegos
MIAMI (March 22, 2017) — Victory Cruise Lines is set to begin sailing between Miami, Florida, and Santiago de Cuba March 31, 2017, with the 202-passenger Victory I. The 12-day itinerary will feature five Cuban ports and overnight calls at the island’s capital of Havana, historic Santiago de Cuba and Cienfuegos, affectionately called “La Perla del Sur” by the locals. Other ports of call in Cuba include day visits to Maria La Gorda and Trinidad.
Staying true to its all-inclusive philosophy, Victory Cruise Lines bundles airfare between Miami and Cuba into the cruise fare. All shipboard cuisine and beverages (including alcohol), as well as all shore excursions and port experiences, are covered in the price.
“What distinguishes the Victory Cruise Lines from other operators in Cuba is our intimate, classically furnished Victory I, which offers the finest dining and highest service levels in the market,” said Bruce Nierenberg, president, and CEO. “In addition, our immersive shore excursions and creative port experiences provide our guests with a unique opportunity to really get to know the culture and people of this undiscovered region.”
The inaugural 12-day “Discover Cuba’s Hidden Treasures” itinerary departs from Miami, overnights at Havana then calls at Maria La Gorda. The ship then overnights at Cienfuegos, calls at Trinidad and ends with an overnight at Santiago. Cruises originating at Santiago begin with an overnight and then stop at the same ports, ending in Miami.
Two 12-day cruises have been scheduled for next spring. The first departs Miami March 31, 2018, and ends April 11 at Santiago de Cuba. The second cruise departs Santiago de Cuba April 11 and arrives at Miami April 22.
All-inclusive fares for both itineraries start at $6,999 per person, double occupancy.
Following its inaugural Cuba season, Victory I will reposition to the Great Lakes to begin its second season there May 31 from Toronto, Canada, on a nine-night voyage to Chicago, Illinois, touching all five of the Great Lakes en route.
After the Great Lakes season, Victory I will return for a fall and winter 2017-18 series of cruises from Miami to Cuba in November. Check the Victory website for details on dates and specific itineraries.