Cruise to Cuba 2017

8 days
Cuba & Jamaica
Starting from $1349* Taxes & Fees Apply

If you’re serious about immersing yourself in another culture, join us on this exciting opportunity. With your help, our program of cultural, artistic, and humanitarian exchanges can create new bonds between the people of the U.S. and Cuba, support increased economic activity, and encourage the Cuban people to share their stories with the world. As you’ll discover, they do have stories worth sharing!

Aboard the Celestyal Crystal

When you step aboard the Celestyal Crystal, you enter a world where modern technology meets the grand era of ocean travel. Her yacht inspired design and classic teak promenade decks evoke an intimate atmosphere, with all the amenities of a modern 5 star hotel.

Enjoy spacious staterooms and suites, elegant restaurants, bars and lounges, an internet centre, spa and fitness rooms, and nine open promenade decks, where you can revel in the splendor of a starlit ocean sky.

Onboard, you will have the chance to enjoy seminars on everything from Cuban culture, salsa dancing, authentic Cuban cooking and more. The staff onboard includes a majority of Cuban born workers in all capacities that provide top notch service with a smile.

Excursions in Cuba

A unique part of the cruise will be your faith-based and cultural excursions in each port. Excursions in Cuba are included in your cruise package and pricing.

These exciting excursions are designed to give you a true cultural immersion experience. You will learn about the lives and aspirations of the Cuban people. The excursions will involve cultural education and time to interact with artists, musicians, small-business owners, students and others.

EO guests will have exclusive visits to churches and ministries to learn the history of the church in Cuba. You will interact with clergy and ministry workers.

*All excursions meet the people-to-people guidelines set forth by the U.S. government.

What’s Included

  • Beverages with All Meals
  • Cruise
  • Gratuities
  • Guided Tours
  • Learning Opportunities
  • Lecture Series
  • Meals on Ship
  • Select Shore Excursions

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 Havana, Cuba

Overnight in Havana, Cuba after boarding the Celestyal Crystal. And maybe take an optional excursion to the famous Tropicana if you're seeking authentic Cuba.

Day 2 Havana, Cuba

Cuba’s colorful capital is probably best known for the Spanish-influenced architecture of Old Havana. But its historic castles, fortresses, cathedrals, mansions and public buildings vie for attention with the city’s lively music and entertainment scene, an eclectic and sophisticated mix of museums, art galleries, music, dance, and open-air festivals that take full advantage of the island’s sunny Caribbean climate.

Day 3 At Sea

Day 4 Cienfuegos, Cuba

The coastal city of Cienfuegos is known to Cubans as “the Pearl of the South.” Near the entrance to the bay stands the imposing fortress of Castillo de Jagua, built in 1745 to protect the city against pirate attacks.

Day 5 Montego Bay, Jamaica

Join us in visiting children and teachers at a Christian school in the hills outside town and then learn about the ministries of a downtown church. You may choose other activities like a round of golf, duty-free shopping or browse the local crafts at open-air markets. Tour pineapple plantations, art galleries and gardens or dance to the vibrant beat of a Reggae band.

Day 6 Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Visit with a local congregation this morning before discovering the distinctly Caribbean spirit of Santiago de Cuba, evident in every aspect of the city’s Afro-Cuban cultural life. Cuba’s second largest city is home to the popular festivals of Carnaval and the Fiesta del Fuego, as well as to many of the country’s most famed musicians and artists. Its diverse architecture ranges from the Spanish coastal fortress of Castillo del Morro to the red-domed towers of the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de la Caridad del Cobre, Cuba’s most sacred pilgrimage site within Soberania National Park.

Day 7 At Sea

Day 8 Havana, Cuba

Disembark the Celestyal Crystal. Then before arriving at the airport for your flight home, meet with clergy and laity when we visit a church on our last day.

Departure Dates

*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount