Victory Cruise Lines gets the green light for Cuba sailings

Victory 1 - can fit into all of Cuba's cruise ports Victory 1 - can fit into all of Cuba's cruise ports

Victory Cruise Lines has become the latest US-based operator granted approval to sail to Cuba. Company president and ceo Bruce Nierenberg told Seatrade Cruise News he'll be traveling to Havana on Monday to confirm berths in Cuban ports.

'Being a small ship company we will be seeking most of our berths in the smaller, less visited ports as we can fit into all the ports in Cuba that would be able to host a cruise product,' Nierenberg said.

In addition to Havana, he expects Victory will be calling at Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Santiago de Cuba and María La Gorda.

'We will try to arrange overnight stops in at least three ports to provide more of an immersive experience,' Nierenberg said. 'We are all excited at VCL with this chance to bring our guests to Cuba, Victory Cruise Lines-style.'

He hopes to announce itinerary specifics and other details in the coming days.

The 5,000gt Victory 1 carries 202 passengers.

Posted 16 June 2017

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Anne Kalosh

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