Pearl Seas plans new cruises to Cuba for next spring

Posted: 06-Aug-15 12:43

Pearl Seas Cruises has announced that it will launch cruises to Cuba next spring. The cruise company is still awaiting government approval, but if granted it will operate seven to ten-night cruises that depart from South Florida in the United States to the Southern and Northern coasts of the Caribbean island.

Pearl Seas plans new cruises to Cuba for next spring

Pearl Seas Cruises is planning to launch new cruises to Cuba from the United States if it gets government approval.

The cruise company is looking to operate seven to ten-night cruises between South Florida and the southern and northern coasts of Cuba in the spring.

The sailings would allow Americans to travel to the Caribbean island through people to people educational and cultural programmes, and will operate on Pearl Mist, a new 210-passenger luxury cruise ship.

Following President Obama’s announcement last December that Cuba and the United States were working to restore diplomatic relations, the Pearl Seas President Charles A. Robertson, issued a press release shortly after saying that it would be looking into itinerary options for travel to Cuba.

Robertson revealed during an official statement on the new cruise to Cuba:

"We are delighted to play such an important role in the People-to-People program in support of the Cuban people,”

“The 210-passenger Pearl Mist allows access to more of Cuba’s ports and regions, while providing a relaxed means to engage directly with Cubans and explore the rich history and fabric of Cuban culture."

The Cuba cruises are on hold pending approval by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Treasury, the Department of Commerce, and the Cuban government.

Last month, embassies in Washington in the U.S and Havana in Cuba opened, following hostilities that have lasted more than five decades. Diplomatic relations between the two countries are being resumed one again following the trade and travel embargo.

The recent changes to the U.S-Cuba relations will have a significant impact on the tourism industry in Cuba, with many Americans planning to travel to the Caribbean island in the near future, and many for the first ever time.

General tourism to Cuba is still restricted for U.S travellers, but they can travel to the island through people to people programmes and trips under 12 categories that are organised by tour operators and charter companies in the U.S.


Popular Holidays in cuba

OUR EXCLUSIVE DEALS AND LATEST OFFERS

Best Value

From £599 per person
villa pinares de mayari

Villa Pinares De Mayari

4.0 stars

Beautifully perched on the panoramic Mensura Hill, surrounded by striking greenery, this blessed and secluded natural...

Included
  • Flight
  • Accomodation
  • Transportation
  • Representation
From £629 per person
villa mirador de mayabe

Villa Mirador De Mayabe

2.0 stars

This enchanting villa hotel is surrounded by exuberant tropical plants and is perfectly located in a high point towering...

Included
  • Flight
  • Accomodation
  • Transportation
  • Representation
From £679 per person
sercotel club cayo guillermo

Sercotel Club Cayo Guillermo

3.0 stars

The perfect haven for lovers of nature in its purest state, the Villa Cojimar hotel sits in an idyllic location amidst...

Included
  • Flight
  • Accomodation
  • Transportation
  • Representation
From £679 per person
club amigo atlantico guardalavaca

Club Amigo Atlantico Guardalavaca

3.0 stars

Get away to one of Cuba's best kept secrets for a dream holiday at Club Amigo Atlantico. Guardalavaca is known to host...

Included
  • Flight
  • Accomodation
  • Transportation
  • Representation
From £679 per person
tryp cayo coco

Tryp Cayo Coco

4.0 stars

The perfect beach holiday awaits you the all-inclusive Tryp Cayo Coco hotel, where non-stop entertainment and utmost...

Included
  • Flight
  • Accomodation
  • Transportation
  • Representation
From £699 per person
memories holguin

Memories Holguin

4.0 stars

Enjoy a perfect beach setting while you unwind in the historic sands of the all-inclusive Memories Holguin. A short...

Included
  • Flight
  • Accomodation
  • Transportation
  • Representation

More deals


Explore cuba your way

Tailor made cuba holidays

For those who prefer to travel at their own pace or to explore places not included in the brochure itineraries, we have years of experience at organising tailor-made holidays.

Create the perfect trip with the help of our specialists

Our expert tour consultants will be pleased to suggest ideas to complement your own and to organise the most appropiate programme to suit your interests, time and budget.

Call 0207 644 1600
to speak with our award-winning travel consultants.

If you would like a member of our team to contact you back, please click here Contact us