If Cuba is on your close-in cruise list and you’re a Royal Caribbean fan or just happen to live near Tampa, you’re in luck. Royal Caribbean Cuba cruises aboard the Empress of the Seas will sail a total of 58 Cuba cruises from Tampa with 4- or 5-night itineraries from January 2018 through March 2019. Of the 58 cruises to Cuba, more than half offer overnight stays in Havana.
“Since arriving in Cuba for the first time last month, we’ve seen the excitement of our guests when sailing into Havana and the passion they have for the city at sail away – its people, its architecture, its food, its music. This is the enthusiasm we strive to bring to adventure-seekers who vacation with us,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International.
Empress of the Seas will return to Tampa for summer 2018, offering a series of 4- and 5-night cruises, calling on Key West, Florida, and Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico, as well as Havana, Cuba on most sailings. Then in winter 2018-19, Empress of the Seas will reposition to Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida offering mostly 4-, 5- and 6-night Caribbean cruises.
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Empress of the Seas continues to cruise from Tampa now through Nov. 4, 2017. The ship returns to Miami for the winter 2017-2018 season, adding Royal Caribbean’s private island destination CocoCay and Nassau in The Bahamas to the itineraries.
Empress of the Seas spans 11 guest decks, encompasses 48,563 gross registered tons, carries 1,602 guests at double occupancy and features 795 staterooms.
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