Another major cruise brand will be taking American passengers to the Caribbean island nation.
Cuba continues to pique the interest of American travelers, and as of this week, it’s become a whole lot easier to get to the Caribbean island via a cruise ship.
Just after Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd. announced that all three of their brands would begin sailing to the destination, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. stated that the Cuban government had granted two of their brands—Royal Caribbean International and Azamara Club Cruses—approval for sailings, too.
“Our guests have expressed real interest in having the opportunity to experience Cuba, and we look forward to bringing them there," said Richard D. Fain, chairman and chief executive officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. "Our discussions with our travel partners indicate that Cuba is a destination that appeals to a new generation of travelers.”
Royal Caribbean and Norwegian also join Carnival Corporation’s experiential line Fathom, which began traveling to Cuba earlier this year. Fathom’s single vessel, Adonia, was the first U.S. cruise ship to call in Havana in 50 years. Stay tuned for updates on when the Royal Caribbean and Azamara itineraries will be available for booking.