Seabourn has been granted permission to begin sailing to Cuba.
Sailings will depart Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico, with bookings now open. It makes the line Carnival Corporation’s third cruise brand approved to sail to Cuba, after Carnival Cruise Line and Holland America Line.
Itineraries will commence with a 12-day cruise aboard Seabourn Sojourn departing Miami on November 4, 2019.
Guests can choose from four separate itineraries with five different departure dates.
During the 11-, 12-, and 14-day sailings, Sojourn will visit five ports in Cuba, and all of them will call at three or four on each itinerary. All five voyages will feature overnight stops in Havana.
Richard Meadows, president of Seabourn, said: “The quest for new experiences and destinations is high on the travel agenda.
“Added to that Cuba is one of the most sought-after emerging destinations for many of our guests.
“Our guests and travel partners have been anxiously awaiting an ultra-luxury travel experience with a wider selection of destinations in this relatively undiscovered Caribbean treasure we are excited to finally be able to include Cuba in our itineraries.”
Ports featured include Antilla (Nipe Bay), Cienfuegos, Havana (La Habana), Punta Francés, Isla de Juventud and Santiago de Cuba.
While onshore, guests have the option to join UNESCO partner tours exploring Cuba’s World Heritage cities including Santa Clara and Trinidad, the Biosphere Reserve at Las Terrazas, plus participatory excursions both by day and by night, tracing Cuban culinary, musical and artistic heritage.
Guests can enjoy several complimentary Seabourn special events and experiences, such as Caviar in the Surf beach barbecues in Isla Catalina and Carambola Beach, as well as Marina Day with complimentary watersports in Isla Catalina operating directly from the back of the ship.