Royal Caribbean has just announced that tours to Cuba are abound for adventure this coming summer, with two ships – Majesty of the Seas and Empress of the Seas – and two new destinations on the rosters.  Combine two of your 2018 travel goals and sail the ocean blue to Cuba’s historic cities of Havana, Santiago and Cienfuegos. The popular cities are among the destinations on an array of 4- to 8-night Caribbean adventures on Empress of the Seas.

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Depart from Miami at any time of year on an Empress vacation, including a 7 night Best of Cuba tour to Cienfuegos, Havana and Nassau, Bahamas; 5 night trip along Key West, Florida with an overnight night in Havana; and an amazing 8-night journey to Cienfuegos, Santiago de CubaGrand Cayman, and Labadee, Haiti.  Leaving from Tampa or Ft. Lauderdale? Hitch a ride on the Majesty of the Seas. Majesty offers a few 4- and 5-night excursions to Havana that include day and overnight stays, from April to October 2018, and Ft. Lauderdale from November 2018 to March 2019. All the cruises to Cuba will have off shore excursions for guests to experience the the vibrant cities, lively culture and also comply with the “people-to-people educational exchange activities” requirement in the U.S. regulations.

As an important part of Caribbean culture, Cuba is destination to be explored and understood a we learn more about the people and places we’ve been removed from for decades. Santiago de Cuba and Cienfuegos is determined to showcase even the country’s scenic beauty, rich history and distinct architecture.

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Cienfuegos is a UNESCO World Heritage Site established in 1819 with a wide array of visually-stunning attractions, including acclaimed Botanical Gardens with more than 2,000 plant species on display, impressive neoclassical architecture, a 950-seat opera house and the bustling Santa Isabel Boulevard. Santiago de Cuba is a gateway to Cuba’s revolutionary and religious history, with adventures such as the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Castillo del Morroto, the Sierra Maestra foothills, El Cobre – one of the most significant religious destinations in Cuba – and historic sites like Revolution Square.

Cuban culture will be reflected throughout Empress of the Seas with food and cafe, salsa music and dancing, as well as the range of on-board activities developed to bring the spirit of the island to life at sea. Royal Carribean promises a unique and relaxing way to view parts of Cuba with the family, girlfriends or for a romantic jaunt to a colorful and invigorating paradise.

If you see me on the ship, send me a mojito!