After three successful winter seasons cruising round trip from Cuba, the Celestyal Crystal will begin year round, seven night cruises around the island from this November onward, owners Celestyal Cruises have confirmed.
The 24,000 ton, 1,200 passenger Celestyal Crystal will operate on an all inclusive basis, on a program that allows for a full, two night stay in Havana. As well as embarkation at the Cuban capital on a Monday, potential passengers are also able to embark the ship in Montego Bay, Jamaica, each Friday.
The seven night circuits offer a genuine, Cuban-centered cruise experience, with local entertainment brought on board, and Cuban fare featured on the ship’s menus.
As well as the aforementioned Havana stay, the Celestyal Crystal will also call at Santiago de Cuba, Cienfuegos, and Maria La Gorda.
The 480 cabin ship recently underwent an extensive interior refurbishment, that also saw the addition of balconies to some sixty-two cabins and suites.
During the summer season, Celestyal Crystal typically sails from Piraeus and Lavrion on short three, four and seven day circuits of the Greek Islands and Turkey, before crossing the Atlantic for the winter cruise season around Cuba.
This year, however, the Cuban season will commence on November 21st, 2016- a full four weeks earlier than normal.
Stay tuned for updates.