Royal Caribbean International will add a second ship that
sails a Cuba itinerary, along with two new Cuba destinations, starting in the
summer of 2018.
The Empress of the Seas, currently sailing Cuba cruises from
Tampa, will be redeployed to Miami. In addition to a five-day trip that visits
Key West and overnights in Havana, the Empress will sail a seven-night "Best
of Cuba" itinerary that includes Cienfuegos, Havana and Nassau, Bahamas.
An eight-night cruise will include Cienfuegos, Santiago de Cuba, Grand Cayman
and Labadee, Haiti.
Meanwhile, the Majesty of the Seas will shift from Miami to
Tampa next summer to assume the four- and five-day cruises that that Empress
had been scheduled to do. It will move to Fort Lauderdale from November 2018 to
"Cruising remains the easiest way to visit Cuba, and
with both Empress and Majesty sailing there in 2018 and 2019, we hope to make
it that much easier for adventure seekers to experience the legendary island,"
Royal Caribbean president Michael Bayley said.