Virgin Voyages has announced that they will feature an overnight stop in Havana, Cuba as one of the ports during the inaugural season of their first cruise ship Scarlet Lady.
Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson said:
“Virgin Atlantic has been visiting Cuba for 13 years, and I cannot wait to see our iconic Scarlet Lady gleaming in the Havana Harbor,”
“Havana is the perfect place for our sailors to go and experience a city that exudes an irresistible energy and passion.”
Virgin Voyages President and CEO Tom McAlpin said:
“We are thrilled to share the news about our partnership with Cuba and can’t wait to take our sailors to Havana, which is without doubt, one of the Caribbean’s most authentic and enriching destinations,”
“This fantastic place offers the chance for our sailors to create their own unique stories as they uncover cultural treasures, meet the locals and just soak up the atmosphere.”
The Adult By Design (18+) brand will offer the newest and most beautifully designed ship sailing to Havana ensuring that their sailors get there in style. All sailings to Cuba from Miami feature an overnight stay, meaning sailors have time to really explore and experience the capital city’s vibrant nightlife and cultural heritage.
While in port, sailors can visit Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; dance the night away at a salsa club, visit Cuba’s warm and friendly residents through people-to-people exchanges, or simply wander the streets alongside pastel-washed colonial architecture. OFAC-compliant shore experiences are in development and details will be made available later in 2019.
Specific itinerary details will not be available until sailings open for booking in 2019. For more details on Virgin Voyages, visit www.virginvoyages.com