Silversea Heading To Cuba From The U.S. For First Time
Karen Dahdah, Open Jaw
Silversea is heading to Cuba from the U.S. for the first time. The luxury line will offer 17 2019 voyages designed to showcase the country through immersive land excursions in various destinations. In 2020, another 12 voyages will be available.
At this time, there are five 2019 Cuba voyages available for booking:
Silver Wind will inaugurate the collection of voyages to Cuba when she sets sail on February 14, 2019, on a 7-night voyage from San Juan to Fort Lauderdale. The itinerary will include visits to the Cuban cities of Havana and Santiago de Cuba, and the Bahamian island of Bimini.
Silversea’s recently lengthened Silver Spirit will depart San Juan on a 10-night voyage on 22FEB, 2019. An overnight in Santiago de Cuba will be complemented by calls in Cienfuegos and Havana, as well as stops in George Town, Key West and Bimini, before finishing in Fort Lauderdale.
Departing San Juan on 31MAR, 2019, Silver Wind will unlock Santiago de Cuba and Havana on overnight calls, as well as Cienfuegos, on a 10-night voyage. The itinerary will also incorporate George Town in the Cayman Islands and Bimini.
Also aboard Silver Wind, a 9-night round-trip voyage from Fort Lauderdale -- departing 10APR -- will call in Santiago de Cuba and Havana – both overnights -- in addition to Bimini, Nassau and Port Canaveral.
Concluding the selection for 2019, a 14-night sailing aboard Silver Whisper will depart Fort Lauderdale on 22NOV. The round-trip voyage will feature a visit to Cienfuegos, plus overnight stays in Santiago de Cuba and Havana. The itinerary also includes calls in Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Belize City and Key West.
"Cuba is a remarkable island and we are delighted to offer our guests the opportunity to discover the most authentic sights, sounds and flavors of its culture, as they connect with its people on thoughtfully orchestrated voyages," said Roberto Martinoli, Silversea's CEO.
Mark Conroy, Silversea's managing director for the Americas, says: "We are thrilled to announce the addition of Cuba to our 2019 and 2020 voyage collections. Cuba is arguably the fastest growing destination in the Caribbean, and one that many luxury travellers are eager to explore, knowing that they can be uniquely enriched by a fresh perspective on the people, traditions and natural wonders of this island nation."
Karen Dahdah Columnist
An avid traveller, adventure seeker and travel expert for over 15 years, Karen has toured over 35 countries around the world. She shares her first-hand knowledge of unique and off the beaten path destinations including hidden gems in Asia, adrenaline-rushing African safaris, and the fascinating culture of French Polynesia.