Empress of the Seas pictured during her inaugural call in Cuba in April 2017 (Image: Royal Caribbean International)
Royal Caribbean International's newly refurbished Empress of the Seas is to sail 58 four- and five-night cruises to Havana, Cuba between January 2018 and March 2019.
More than half of the itineraries will include overnight stays in Havana.
“Since arriving in Cuba for the first time last month, we’ve seen the excitement of our guests when sailing into Havana and the passion they have for the city at sail away – its people, its architecture, its food, its music,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International. “This is the enthusiasm we strive to bring to adventure-seekers who vacation with us. The positive reaction to our Cuba sailings is very encouraging, and we are thrilled to expand on the number of sailings for our 2018-2019 itineraries.”