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The opportunity to spend some quality time in Havana as well as explore Punta Frances, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba

Celestyal are an award winning European based cruise company, who offer a 7-day full board or all-inclusive cruise around Cuba aboard the Celestyal Crystal, an intimate ship with 9 decks and a capacity of 960 passengers.  There are 5 ports of call – Havana, Punta Frances on the Isle of Youth, Cienfuegos, Santiago and Montego Bay in Jamaica.

Departing from Havana every Monday this cruise ties in perfectly with Virgin Atlantic’s direct flight from London Gatwick to Havana, as well as other convenient UK regional flight connections.

Why not combine a Celestyal cruise with some extra nights in Havana and a stay in the beautiful Vinales Valley with its lush green landscape, friendly authentic accommodation and excellent opportunities for biking, hiking and horse-riding.

We could even add on a beach stay at the end or beginning of your holiday for some additional relaxation. Why not instead ask us about our escorted tours which also work brilliantly with this cruise.

A fun and lively cruise experience suitable for families, sociable couples and lively groups. Five ports of call with longer stays at each location allowing more chance to explore and absorb the unique character of each location.

  • Departure Port: Havana, Cuba
  • Arrival Port: Havana, Cuba
  • Departures:  Every Monday throughout the year
  • Duration: 7 nights / 8 days
  • Board Basis: Full board or all-inclusive
  • Extension: After the cruise why not spend a few nights at the amazing UNESCO museum city of Trinidad, the beautiful Vinales Valley, or relax at one Cuba’s finest beaches.


An intimate ship. The opportunity to visit eastern Cuba with a stop in the vibrant city of Santiago de Cuba. Five ports of call with longer stays at each location allowing more chance to explore and absorb the unique character of each location

Itinerary Map. Cuba Cruises | Celestyal Crystal | Captivating Cuba™


Explore the authentic Cuba and experience the diversity of its riches like never before. Celestyal Cruises in Cuba offers a great way to experience Cuba’s famous and enchanting destinations on the ground, and onboard


Monday | Day 1 | Havana

Embark the Celestyal Crystal from 13.00 hrs, after spending perhaps a few nights in Havana, one of Cuba’s beach resorts, or our Essential Cuba escorted tour.

Overnight on board.

Tuesday | Day 2 | Havana

Free day in Havana, where we can tailor a range of private experiences to suit you. Perhaps a tour of Havana in an Old American car, a fun and professional personalised salsa lesson, or an Old Havana specialised private walking tour.

The ship will depart from Havana at 17.00 hrs.

Overnight on board.


Cuba Cruises | Celestyal Crystal | Captivating Cuba™

Wednesday | Day 3 | Punta Frances, Cuba

At 1300 hrs, arrive in Punta Frances on the Isle of Youth, a large island that forms part of Cuba located off the south coast in the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy an afternoon of swimming, snorkelling, diving or pure relaxation on the beautiful beaches.

Set sail at 18.00 hrs

Overnight on board.


Cuba Cruises | Celestyal Crystal | Captivating Cuba™

Thursday | Day 4 | Cienfuegos, Cuba

Arrival into Cienfuegos a French influenced colonial city on the south coast of Cuba at 07.00 hrs.

Why not allow us to arrange a private city tour taking in the historic centre, Jose Marti Park and the Tomas Terry Theatre, as well as other locations of local interest. Or alternatively for adventure seekers, a morning at El Nicho waterfall is a great experience and an opportunity swim in the cool river pools.

Depart from Cienfuegos at 1500 hrs.

Overnight on board.


Cuba Cruises | Celestyal Crystal | Captivating Cuba™

Friday | Day 5 | Montego Bay, Jamaica

Arrive in Montego Bay, Jamaica at 08.00 hrs. With unique culture, beautiful beaches, and amazing duty-free shopping opportunities, you will spend a full day exploring and shopping at leisure until 20.00 hrs when the ship departs for Cuba.

Overnight on board.


Cuba Cruises | Celestyal Crystal | Captivating Cuba™

Saturday | Day 6 | Santiago de Cuba, Cuba  

Arrive in Santiago de Cuba at 07.00 hrs, a historic and revolutionary city and one of the most interesting places in Cuba. Why not ask us to organise a visit to the famous Santa Ifigenia cemetery to see the changing of the guard at Fidel Castro’s mausoleum, the Moncada Barracks which is the location of the start of the Revolution and the original Bacardi rum factory.

Depart from Santiago De Cuba at 15.00 hrs.

Overnight on board.

Sunday | Day 7 | At Sea 

At sea cruising up the north coast of Cuba


Cruises to Cuba. MSC Opera. Captivating Cuba™

Monday | Day 8 | Havana

Arrive into Havana at 08.00 hrs. We can arrange a further exploration of Cuba with special tailored experiences, a few nights on the beach, or perhaps join one of our very popular escorted tours.

NB. Instead of joining the ship in Havana, it is also possible to embark and disembark instead in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Please ask us for more details.

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