Norwegian Sky 4-Night Cruises to Cuba & the Bahamas

Norwegian Cruise Line has extended their schedule of 4-Night Cuba cruises with weekly Monday departures through December of this year.  The first Norwegian Sky cruise to Cuba from Miami departs May 1, 2017. All of the cruises, through December, are available for booking now. See prices at CruiseDirect.

The four-night voyages include an overnight stay in Havana, Cuba and a stop at Great Stirrup Cay (Norwegian’s private island in the Bahamas).  The stay in Cuba includes opportunities for passengers to participate in “people-to-people” cultural exchanges, which are a requirement placed on the cruises by United States regulations governing travel to Cuba. Continue reading

New Fathom Itineraries Include Both Cuba & Dominican Republic

Fathom Cruises, the Carnival subsidiary focusing on small-ship social impact cruises to Cuba and the Dominican Republic, has made some changes to their cruise itineraries.

Fathom previously offered itineraries to either the Dominican Republic or Cuba, but now these two destinations have been combined for some cruises.

Seven-day “Caribbean Cruises” cruises will stop in Santiago de Cuba before continuing to Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. The cruises include a full day in Cuba, where passengers will have an opportunity to interact with locals in people-to-people activities arranged by the cruise line (a requirement for American travel to Cuba). Time in the Dominican Republic includes cultural immersion activities and an opportunity to help with “impact” activities such as planting trees.  Continue reading