$699Starting price for Norwegian Cruise Line’s four-night Cuba sailings in May
Only one, five-night Miami sailing is on Royal Caribbean’s itinerary, leaving April 19 with a day stop in Havana and another at Puerto Costa Maya in Mexico. This week, that trip listed a starting price of $799. Royal has three more Tampa-Cuba sailings planned from late April to late May beginning at $788.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ premium brand, Oceania Cruises, is offering voyages that range from 10 days to 58 days on the 1,250-passenger Marina beginning March 7. Those trips, which include stops in Havana, will start at $1,999 for a 10-day voyage from PortMiami. (The inaugural March 7 voyage starts at $2,999.)
Norwegian’s luxury brand Regent Seven Seas is adding two seven-night Cuba trips to its line up, with sailings on April 11 and 18 from PortMiami. Both overnight in Havana, stop at Norwegian’s new private island in Belize, Harvest Caye, and Puerto Costa Maya, and begin at $2,999.
Regent has some perks, too: Trips to Cuba on the 700-passenger Seven Seas Mariner include airfare, unlimited shore excursions, WiFi, drinks and other amenities.
SEVEN AMERICAN CRUISE LINES WILL BE SAILING TO CUBA EARLY NEXT YEAR — AND AT EVERY PRICE POINT.
The only American cruise line currently sailing to Cuba, Carnival Corp.’s social impact Fathom brand, is offering week-long Cuba trips that circumnavigate the island with stops in four Cuban ports. But for trips departing the same time as Norwegian and Royal, voyages on the 704-passenger Adonia can run you about $4,000. Fathom announced earlier this year that it will stop sailing to Cuba altogether in June. Carnival plans to gain approval to send other cruise lines to the island next summer.
The big splurgers have two options: Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Azamara Club Cruises and Connecticut-based Pearl Seas Cruises.
Interior cabins are already sold out on Azamara’s 12-night trip from PortMiami to Key West, Tampa, New Orleans, Havana (where it overnights) and Cozumel, Mexico. Prices start at $7,691 for an ocean view cabin, the cheapest available, on the line’s March 21 trip aboard the 690-passenger Azamara Quest.