ROYAL Caribbean International has made its inaugural visit to Cuba with the arrival of Empress of the Seas in Havana yesterday.
Operating a five-night itinerary from Miami, guests participated on curated excursions throughout Havana, including rides in 1950s classic American cars to the city’s most famous locales, such as the old quarter.
“We’re thrilled to be a part of Cuba’s future, ushering in Royal Caribbean’s next big adventure with Empress of the Seas’ first visit to Havana,” said Michael Bayley, president and ceo, Royal Caribbean International.
After returning to Miami, Empress will reposition to Tampa, Florida for the cruise line’s first northern summer season sailing from the destination.
During the season she will operate a series of four-, five- and six-night sailings, including day and overnight visits to Havana.