Royal Caribbean has made the announcement we’ve all been expecting: the Cuban government has granted approval for cruises to begin sailing to Cuba.
“Our guests have expressed real interest in having the opportunity to experience Cuba, and we look forward to bringing them there,” chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Richard Fain said. “Our discussions with our travel partners indicate that Cuba is a destination that appeals to a new generation of travelers.”
Both Royal Caribbean International and Azamara Club Cruises will begin bringing guests to Cuba for the purpose of people-to-people exchanges between guests and Cuban citizens, as well as other travel permitted by US regulations.
The itineraries will comply with the US Department of Treasury rules that permit travel companies to bring individuals to Cuba for people-to-people activities.
Royal Caribbean will announce their first Florida to Cuba schedules in the near future, so stay tuned!