MSC Cruises to add second home-port in Havana in 2016/2017 winter

Posted: 12-Dec-15 12:03

MSC Cruises has announce it will home-port its MSC Armonia ship in Havana in Cuba for the 2016/2017 winter season. The MSC Armonia will offer two separate seven-night sailings with the first calling at Havana, Honduras, Belize, Mexico, and Isla de la Juventud in Cuba, and the second visiting Havana, Jamaica, and the Cayman Islands.

MSC Cruises to add second home-port in Havana in 2016/2017 winter

MSC Cruises will home-port a second ship in Havana next winter, with the addition of MSC Opera.

MSC Armonia will offer two separate seven-night sailings in the winter season of 216/2017, starting from November, 2016 in Havana, Cuba.

The first itinerary will start in Havana, and will call at Isla de Roatan in Honduras, Belize City in Belize, Costa Maya in Mexico, Isla de la Juventud in Cuba), before returning to Havana.

The second sailing will also start in Havana, where guests will spend two nights, before heading off to Montego Bay in Jamaica, Georgetown in the Cayman Islands Cozumel, on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, before returning Havana.

Holidaymakers will be able to combine both sailings to enjoy a 14-night cruise onboard the MSC Armonia.

This summer, MSC Cruises announced that it would become the first international cruise company to homeport in Havana, and sailings aboard the MSC Opera ship start this month.

"With no less than nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and a long-held tradition of hospitality, Cuba has all the makings of a top world cruise destination."

Stated Gianni Onorato, the chief executive of MSC Cruises. Mr Onorato also explained:

"MSC Cruises is honoured to be able to support the further development of this huge potential, and we're very thankful to the Cuban authorities for their on-going cooperation in this regard."

Havana's cruise terminal is located very close to San Francisco de Asis Square in Old Havana, enabling passengers to have easy access to the historic city during their visit.

Cuba is a communist island nation in the Caribbean that is rich in political history, and home to some of the world's most magnificent natural landscapes including pristine white sand beaches, azure lagoons, and the world's second largest barrier reef.

Popular tourist destinations on the island include the historic capital, Havana; the beautiful Jardines del Rey archipelago which boasts virgin cays, azure ocean waters and thriving coral reefs; the Spanish Colonial city of Trinidad; and the popular beach resort of Varadero with 21 kilometres of coastline and white sandy beaches.


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