Priced from CD$586 for a 7-day Circumnavigation Cruise, new Canadian line Cuba Cruise combines incredible value, delicious cuisine and a once-in-a-lifetime cultural exploration


Toronto, Canada – January 30, 2013: Newly-launched Cuba Cruise breaks new ground with its circumnavigation of Cuba, making the Island’s fascinating but otherwise hard to reach ports accessible and affordable for all. Each cruise includes the opportunity to visit world famous beaches, six UNESCO world heritage sites and four National Parks & Preserves, as well as in-depth exploration of Cuba’s dynamic culture. The experience offers the best qualities of cruising and all-inclusive getaways combined with a Cuba that few people see.

Prices start at CD$586 double occupancy for a seven-night cruise. The upcoming season will run from December 16, 2013 to March 31, 2014 with a total of 15 departures.

“It is exciting to offer something truly unique to the travel market, and Cuba Cruise is certainly the only offering of its kind,” said Cuba Cruise President Dugald Wells. “We provide the best of both worlds to our guests – a top-notch all inclusive cruise experience and the type of in-the-know exploration of Cuba’s remarkable sights, sounds, flavours and history that is usually reserved for locals only.”

Your Cuba, Accessible & Authentic

The line’s launch diversifies traditional Cuban travel options to provide access to the true, authentic Cuba, encouraging guests to “find your Cuba” beyond busy beaches and high-occupancy hotels.

Cuba Cruise has received overwhelming support from the people of Cuba and the Cuban Tourist Board. “Passengers of Cuba Cruise will be greeted as special guests to our home, and experience the warmth and generosity that defines the authentic Cuba,” says Ruben Jiminez, Director of the Cuba Tourist Board of Canada.

Easy To Reach with Havana & Montego Bay Embarkation Ports

Cuba Cruise’s 480 stateroom, 25,611 tonne ship Louis Cristal will circumnavigate Cuba with cruises departing from the exciting and vibrant city of Havana. There will also be cruises departing from Montego Bay in Jamaica making the experience even easier to access. The 7-night cruise will call at six unique ports, offering opportunities to visit Cuba’s fabled colonial cities where time stands still, wilderness nature preserves unseen by nearly all visitors before now, and of course, some of the most beautiful beaches in all the world.

Canadian Cuisine Meets Cuban Entertainment

Each cruise will feature the company’s signatures of impeccable service and delicious meals served onboard. All dining aboard Cuba Cruise will feature quality imported Canadian produce, beef and other food products (most notable in the a la carte Alberta Steakhouse,) and specialty Cuban dishes.

Cruises will feature a first-rate entertainment program of Cuban music and dance by local Cuban performers, along with very North American content including satellite broadcasts of hockey and football games in the Canada Sports Bar.

Cruise Line Veteran as CEO, and Award-Winning Partners Louis Cruises

Cuba Cruise is in steady hands with President Dugald Wells at the helm, a 20-year veteran of the cruise industry. Having been honoured in 2006 by Travel + Leisure Magazine as one of the Top 35 Innovators in travel today, Dugald is uniquely qualified to bring Cuba Cruise to the market. With ownership partner Louis Cruises, an industry leader with 25 years of experience in cruising and 78 years of award winning history in tourism, Cuba Cruise is sure to see success in the years to come.

The Louis Cristal is a modern cruise ship with a unique yacht-like modern design and a cruising speed of 18 knots. It features an array of amenities with all the comforts expected of today’s contemporary vessels, including spacious staterooms and suites (some with balconies, and each one equipped with shower, WC, wash basin, telephone, hairdryer & TV), elegant lounges and restaurants, casino and open promenades. The ship also features modern communication facilities including an internet corner, WiFi and roaming GSM mobile phone service.

Cruises are fully commissionable to Travel Agents at 12%, with land excursions and beverage package commissionable at 8%.

The company anticipates that easily accessible air, land and sea packages will soon be available through major Canadian air charter tour operators, with flights departing from all principal Canadian gateways.

For complete details and to make a reservation call your travel agent or Cuba Cruise directly at 1-855-364-4999 or visit www.yourcubacruise.com and book directly on-line.

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