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Oceania Cruises unveils fall voyages to Cuba

Insignia will operate the four new departures Insignia will operate the four new departures

Oceania Cruises opened an additional series of journeys to Cuba in the autumn. Ranging from six to 13 days with departures from Miami in November and December, these include the line’s first calls at Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba, in addition to Havana.

Sales for the four new cruises, which will operate on Insignia, opened today. This makes a total of seven Cuba sailings for Oceania.

'There is tremendous demand from consumers for voyages to Cuba and our inaugural voyages to the island have been a sell-out success,' said Bob Binder, president and ceo.

All the cruises and excursions are designed to fully comply with US regulations.

'Panoramic Caribbean,' sailing Nov. 14, is a 10-day voyage offering two days in Havana plus Roatán, Santo Tomas (Guatemala), Harvest Caye, Costa Maya and Nassau.

'Hemingway’s Hideaways,' Nov. 24, is a week-long cruise visiting Key West, Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba. On Dec. 1 and Dec. 8, Insignia will offer 'Timeless Cuba,' a seven-day trip with two days in Havana, plus Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba.

'Vibrant Vistas,' Dec. 15, is a six-day program visiting Key West, Havana, Cozumel and Great Stirrup Cay.

'Holidays in the Tropics,' sailing Dec. 21, is a 13-day voyage to  Key West, Havana (two days), Roatán, Santo Tomas, Harvest Caye, Costa Maya, Cozumel (two days) and Nassau.

On-board programming includes expert lecturers and Cuban cuisine. The ship will spice up continental specialties offered at its four open seating gourmet restaurants with an array of authentic Cuban dishes. The lectures will cover Cuban history, art and music.

A newly released brochure details the Cuba offerings.

In December, Oceania announced its first three Cuba voyages, all aboard Marina, on March 7 (14 days), March 21 (10 days) and March 31 (10 days). Those, too, operate round-trip PortMiami.

Posted 15 February 2017

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