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Norwegian-Sun-300x225Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) announced Monday that it will send a second ship to Cuba as of May 2018. The cruise operator plans to expand its lineup of Cuba voyages with new sailings out of Port Canaveral, Florida.

NCL started trips to Cuba in May 2017 with the 1,936-passenger Norwegian Sky, which offers an all-inclusive four-day itinerary from the Port of Miami. The second ship, Norwegian Sun, will sail from Port Canaveral and offer the same four-day itinerary with unlimited free drinks. Both ships will spend one night in Havana.

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MS-Veendam-300x212Holland America is the latest American cruise line to receive approval for sailings to Cuba. The Seattle-based company received approval last week to call in Havana and Cienfuegos, a city on the island’s southern coast.

Holland America opened bookings last Friday and has scheduled voyages that pass through Cuba on its 1,350-passenger cruise ship, MS Veendam, from December to April 2018. The company will offer 7- to 12-day trips that start in Fort Lauderdale.

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Empress-Cuba-Arrival-300x200With the demand for travel to Cuba still high, Royal Caribbean International announced its intention to sail to the island nation throughout 2018.

The cruise line released a statement last week saying it was starting a year-long program to the island that includes 58 sailings from 2018 to March 2019. Almost half of the sailings will include overnight stays in Havana.

One of the cruise line’s biggest ships began sailing to the island from Tampa, Florida last month, and will continue those trips until November. For the winter season of 2017-2018, the ship will begin Miami-Cuba sailings that include stops in Key West and Mexico.

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