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Celestyal Cruises will sail year-round in Cuba beginning 21 November 2016

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Piraeus, Greece: Celestyal Cruises today announced it will sail year-round in Cuba beginning 21 November 2016. Following its third successful season in Cuba, during which the company was the only cruise line to visit four ports of call, the Cuba Cruise product will be rebranded as Celestyal Cruises to bring a growing range of products that provide unique and authentic experiences to its passengers under the Celestyal umbrella.

Through the final weeks of 2016 and for all of 2017 the Celestyal Crystal will sail seven-night all-inclusive cruises that include two days in Havana and a call at Maria La Gorda, known for its impeccable beachfront and underwater marine life. Additional Cuban calls will include 18th-century Cienfuegos and historic Santiago de Cuba. A selection of shore excursions at each port of call will provide incredible experiences to passengers of all ages and tastes. The extended sailing season means passengers will have more opportunities to enjoy the unique immersion in Cuban culture only Cuba Cruises can provide. The cruise will embark every Monday from Havana, and every Friday from Montego Bay, Jamaica.

celestyal cuba“The all-inclusive Cuba Cruise remains the unchallenged, value-for-money cruise to the best of Cuba, ” said Kyriakos Anastassiadis, CEO of Celestyal Cruises. “Our 2015-2016 Cuba Cruise season,  our third, was our best yet, and thus, to respond to demand for our authentic Cuban product,  our fourth season will begin 21 November 2016, four weeks earlier than last year, and will sail year-round. We look forward to immersing even more passengers from all over the world in our authentic Cuban experience.”

For more information, including pricing in euros and US dollars, please visit the Celestyal Cruises website.

About Celestyal Cruises

Celestyal Cruises is the only home porting cruise operator in Greece and the preeminent cruise line for the Greek Islands, Turkey and Cuba. Two of the company’s ships, the “Thomson Spirit” and “Thomson Majesty, ” are under charter to Thomson Cruises of TUI AG. Since 2011 Celestyal Cruises has been a member of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), a worldwide cruise industry alliance that promotes a safe, secure and healthy cruise ship environment. At the 2015 Greek Tourism Awards, Celestyal Cruises was awarded a Gold Award for Themed Events, a Silver Award for Contribution to the National Economy, a Silver Award for Contribution to Local Economies and a Bronze Award for Promotion of Local Cuisine. Also in 2015 the company won the highest distinction for the Best Communication Strategy at the nautical Efkranti Awards, as well as five Silver Awards at the HR Community Conference & Awards for best HR practices. The company received the “Cruise Line Revelation” award at the Excellence Awards in Cartagena, Spain, and was a finalist in the “Continuous Enrichment, On Board and Ashore” category at the WAVE Awards in London, UK. In Cuba, Celestyal Cruises provides passengers with an authentic Cuban cruise experience, the best of Cuba on impeccable eight-day voyages. The Celestyal logo evokes the sea, the sun and the wind. It reflects the company’s commitment to its Hellenic roots, and to supporting the economy and preserving the environment of each destination it visits. Be different. Live the Authentic.

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