Published on 2019-02-26 by
Havana, May 8 (ACN) The number of cruise companies that incorporate Cuba into their itineraries is increasing, even with luxury ships and large passenger capacity, a sign of the growing favorable image of this country as a safe destination.
There are currently 17 companies operating in Cuba with 25 vessels, which generated the arrival of more than 500,000 vacationers in the final season, with an increase of 67 percent compared to the previous stage.
As announced by the Cuban Tourism Minister, Manuel Marrero, new and exclusive cruises should start operations this year, when it is estimated to surpass the figure of 700 thousand travelers.
Last February, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, the only American luxury shipping company with guaranteed permits to offer trips to Cuba, announced the sum of the most visits to this Caribbean destination for 2019 and 2020.
Also the American Carnival Cruise Line expanded its routes to the Greater Antilles, with the addition of 23 trips to the Caribbean, with stopovers in Havana in 2019-2020.