Cruise a Victory Lap Around Cuba

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Victory Cruise Lines Circle Cuba Cruises begin next year.

Instead of just a cruise to Havana and back to Florida as most cruise lines offer, Victory Cruise Lines will circumnavigate Cuba with six 13-, 14- and 15-night Cuba cruises. Other port visits include an overnight at Santiago de Cuba, an overnight at Trinidad, and day visits to Cienfuegos and Maria la Gorda. The highlight of the cruise is of course the overnight stay in Havana.

The inaugural Cuba cruise for the 202-passenger Victory I will depart Miami Feb. 8, 2018. The 14-night itinerary will feature all five Cuban ports and overnight calls at the island’s capital of Havana, historic Santiago de Cuba and Trinidad, with day calls at Cienfuegos and Maria la Gorda.

An all-inclusive cruise experience includes all shipboard cuisine and beverages, including spirits, as well as all shore excursions.

“We may not be the first cruise line to serve Cuba from the U.S., but we believe — and travel agents have told us — that we have created the best itinerary with our multi-day port experiences that will allow our guests to really explore the country and its people in a more relaxed and well-paced way,” said Bruce Nierenberg, president and CEO of Victory Cruise lines.

Victory Cruise Line circle Cuba cruises fully comply with all U.S. regulations for Americans traveling to Cuba. This covers recent regulatory changes announced by President Donald Trump and the U.S. State Department.

All Cuban shore experiences will operate within U.S. guidelines for American travelers visiting Cuba. Victory Cruise Lines will provide certification of compliance with U.S. regulations for all guests on Victory I.

Departure dates from Miami are Feb. 8 and 22, March 9 and 24, and April 7 and 20, 2018.

For something really different, reserve your stateroom for the 11-day “Cuba and Colonial America” repositioning cruise. The trip begins on May 5 with a short flight (included) from Miami to Havana and an overnight stay at Havana.

From Havana, Victory I departs on May 6 and cruises north to visit Jacksonville, Florida for St. Augustine; Charleston, South Carolina for Mount Pleasant; Norfolk, Virginia for Yorktown; Newport, Rhode Island; and Gloucester, Massachusetts for a day in Boston. The voyage ends in Portland, Maine.

READ MORE about a Victory Cruise Lines Great Lakes cruise.

For the summer season, Victory I will reposition from Portland, Maine on an 11-day voyage  to Toronto, Ontario. Summer’s cruise season features “Great Lakes Grand Discovery” cruises between Toronto and Chicago, Illinois.

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  1. Hi Dianne,
    I totally agree! Thanks for your comment. Hopefully you’ll try the itinerary on a cruise, too!

  2. Having done the trip by bus, I think the cruise would be better, the food will be different instead of the same thing almost every day,

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