Regent Seven Seas introduced a second Cuban cruise for 2019. The new voyage will take place between October 22 and November 1, 2019.
The cruise line previously announced a Cuba cruise for March 12-22, 2019 onboard its Seven Seas Voyager. The itinerary features 4 ports of call, with overnights in Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba, plus a maiden visit to Isla de la Juventud.
The 2nd itinerary, aboard Seven Seas Mariner, features a full day and evening in port Havana, as well as overnights in Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba.
The voyages will offer guest lecturers who will speak about the history and politics of Cuba. Both voyages will visit Havana, where passengers will take part in a number of exclusive tours, such as a visit to Fabrica de Arte Cubano, cultural center, dance space, art and photography gallery. Regent's passengers will be able to meet with featured artists.
In Santiago de Cuba, guests will see Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca and Cementerio Santa Ifigenia (burial place of Cuban hero Jose Marti), as well as the renowned Iris Jazz Club and Plaza de Marte, popular as Freedom Square.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site Cienfuegos, situated on the southern coast of Cuba, is filled with oceanfront promenades and Spanish colonial buildings. Passengers will tour Anastasio Cardenas tobacco factory, and also visit Casa del Fundador and Tomas Terry Theatre.
Seven Seas Voyager will visit Isla de la Juventud in March. The “Island of Youth” is considered to have inspired both Peter Pan and Treasure Island. It is home to Presidio Modelo, the former prison that held both Fidel and Raul Castro.
In addition to the two Cuban exploration cruises, the cruise line offers 20 voyages that call on port Havana through 2021.