Tours

11th Annual Celebration Cruise

6 days
Cuba & Florida
Starting from $699* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join EO guests and staff for the 11th Annual Celebration Cruise on a 5-night, 6-day Cuba cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's Empress of the Seas. Explore Key West, FL and enjoy an overnight stop in Havana, Cuba. Both ports, known for their unique cultures, will delight all!

Special Pricing through December 31, 2017

Interior Stateroom (4V) $699*
Interior Stateroom (2V) $719*
Ocean View Stateroom (4N) $749*
Ocean View Stateroom (2N) $879*
Junior Suite with Balcony (J3) $2,199*

 

Aboard the Empress of the Seas

On Empress of the Seas, that “you only live once” philosophy means just a few days are packed with moments that count. Seek further, unwind like you mean it, and do it all your own way. With fast and early boarding, dining what you want when you want it, and longer stays in port. Enjoy a sunset on every cruise and decadent Sunday brunch with a complimentary Mimosa or Bloody Mary every day of the week. Or stream, surf and share with VOOM high‐speed internet, the fastest internet at sea. Every night is Saturday, with live music, amazing entertainment, and dancing the night away at Boleros Latin lounge.

One Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Stay Option |  Jan. 27, 2019 | $175/person

The Fairfield Inn & Suites has complimentary shuttle service to the Ft. Lauderdale Airport, Complimentary Parking up to 30 days, Free WiFi, Free Breakfast and 1 way transfers to Port Everglades are available.

Fairfield Inn & Suites
2081 Griffin Road
Dania Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
(954) 981-2700

What’s Included

  • Cruise
  • Meals on Ship
  • Port Charges
  • Required Medical Insureance

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 Embark from Ft. Lauderdale

Embark on Royal Caribbean's Empress of the Seas from Ft. Lauderdale for your 6-day Cuba cruise.

Day 2 At Sea

Enjoy all that the Empress of the Seas has to offer as you sail along the southern coast of the Florida Keys.

Day 3 Key West, FL

The southernmost city in the United States is laid‐back, eclectic and brimming with island charm. Discover Key West's 19th‐century character in Old Town, where leafy streets are lined with Victorian homes, quaint cottages and grand mansions.

EO Recommended Excursions for Key West: (Available at www.royalcaribbean.com)

Hemingway Home & Sloppy Joe's Tour
Enjoy a walking tour through old town Key West and visit Hemingway's former house and Sloppy Joe's Bar. A stroll through the city teaches you about the Truman Little White House, Bahama Village, the Straw Market and the Key West Lighthouse. Your guide then transports you to Hemingway’s museum. You’ll walk through beautiful gardens and visit with the six‐toed cat descendants of Hemingway's original pets. Next, tour Hemingway's favorite haunt, Sloppy Joe's Bar.

World Famous Conch Train Tour
Observe 400 years of fascinating history come alive on Key West's acclaimed Conch Train tour. Voted the #1 excursion in the State of Florida, it has been entertaining Key West visitors since 1958. Hop off and on at your leisure while you visit Key West's major attractions, the Hemingway and Audubon Houses, and hear fascinating island tales told by expert guides.

Day 4 Havana, Cuba

Legendary nightlife, iconic music, and distinct culture. Take the unique opportunity to get to know fascinating local culture while discovering the timeless sights and sounds of nostalgic Havana. Mingle with locals and partake of the cafecito ritual at local café's as you immerse yourself in a place untouched by time.

EO Recommended Excursions for Havana

(Available at www.royalcaribbean.com)

Old Havana City Tour
The city‐center of Havana is jam‐packed with timeworn fortresses, grandiose government buildings, historic squares, notable cemeteries and a vibrant local arts and handicrafts scene. On this four‐hour bus ride you’ll see them all and more with an exciting exploration of Cuba’s capital city. You’ll begin at Morro Castle, a stately fortress named after three Biblical magi, before admiring Cuban sculptor Jilma Madera’s Cristo de la Habana statue, which keeps watch over the bay. At the 18thcentury La Cabaña, you’ll see the third largest citadel in the Americas. Enjoy a passing glimpse of El Capitolio, an imposing building that served as the seat of Cuban government until 1959, and then stop for photos in Plaza de la Revolución, site of many Cuban political rallies and Fidel Castro speeches. During your walking portion through the Colon Cemetery, you’ll hear of the country’s famous filmmakers, politicians and baseball players in their final resting place. After a drive down the seaside esplanade of El Malecón, you’ll arrive at Almacenes San José, a market where you can shop for leather goods, ceramics, ornamental items, art, and other handicrafts.

Hemingway's Havana
Explore the literary connections between Cuba and the late American novelist Ernest Hemingway on a dynamic four‐hour tour that offers the chance to see where he lived, fished, dined and sipped his favorite cocktails. Your day begins with a short coach ride south of Havana to the small, working‐class town of San Francisco de Paula to see the Finca Vigía. From the exterior of this fully restored “lookout house,” where Hemingway lived and worked for 20 years, a specialized guide will offer background on the residence where the celebrated author penned some of his famous works, including For Whom the Bell Tolls and Old Man and the Sea. You’ll then delight in a panoramic bus tour through the old fishing village of Cojimar, where you’ll see a monument dedicated to Hemingway shortly after his death in 1961 — listen along as a special guest delivers a bit of history on Hemingway and the Cuban connection in front of the monument. Stop by the nearby La Terraza de Cojimar, a favorite dining establishment of Hemingway’s, to enjoy their sweet Don Gregorio cocktail, before venturing past Havana’s popular Malecón waterfront esplanade and into the older part of the city. At La Floridita, a former hangout of the writer, you can peruse literary memorabilia and see the life‐size bronze statue of Hemingway. A walk by Obispo Street to Hotel Ambos Mundos, where Hemingway lived for seven years in the 1930s, will be included before returning by foot to the ship — for an additional fee, you can opt to view his hotel room before independently returning to port.

Tropicana Night Club
The stage is set for you to be enraptured by Cuba’s world‐famous Tropicana Cabaret, with an open‐air, evening extravaganza unlike you’ve ever experienced before. Since opening in 1939 in Havana’s suburb of Marianao, the Tropicana continues to present Las Vegas‐style variety shows and musicals that highlight Cuban and Caribbean folklore. It’s become one of Cuba’s most beloved attractions, and you’ll experience it all with a package that includes entrance to the show, assigned seating, a welcome drink, plus a ¼ bottle of Havana Club rum with a mixer to stir up cocktails throughout the evening. Settle into your seat nestled under the open sky and tropical garden environs. Once it is show time, you’ll be awed as nearly 200 glitzy performers and showgirls festooned in feathered headdresses and colorful costumes take the stage to sing and dance accompanied by a live orchestra that delivers the rhythms of Latin jazz, rumba, conga and salsa. This is an authentic Cuban tradition you can’t miss — and certainly won’t soon forget.

Day 5 Havana, Cuba

Legendary nightlife, iconic music, and distinct culture. Take the unique opportunity to get to know fascinating local culture while discovering the timeless sights and sounds of nostalgic Havana. Mingle with locals and partake of the cafecito ritual at local café's as you immerse yourself in a place untouched by time.

EO Recommended Excursions for Havana

(Available at www.royalcaribbean.com)

Old Havana City Tour
The city‐center of Havana is jam‐packed with timeworn fortresses, grandiose government buildings, historic squares, notable cemeteries and a vibrant local arts and handicrafts scene. On this four‐hour bus ride you’ll see them all and more with an exciting exploration of Cuba’s capital city. You’ll begin at Morro Castle, a stately fortress named after three Biblical magi, before admiring Cuban sculptor Jilma Madera’s Cristo de la Habana statue, which keeps watch over the bay. At the 18thcentury La Cabaña, you’ll see the third largest citadel in the Americas. Enjoy a passing glimpse of El Capitolio, an imposing building that served as the seat of Cuban government until 1959, and then stop for photos in Plaza de la Revolución, site of many Cuban political rallies and Fidel Castro speeches. During your walking portion through the Colon Cemetery, you’ll hear of the country’s famous filmmakers, politicians and baseball players in their final resting place. After a drive down the seaside esplanade of El Malecón, you’ll arrive at Almacenes San José, a market where you can shop for leather goods, ceramics, ornamental items, art, and other handicrafts.

Hemingway's Havana
Explore the literary connections between Cuba and the late American novelist Ernest Hemingway on a dynamic four‐hour tour that offers the chance to see where he lived, fished, dined and sipped his favorite cocktails. Your day begins with a short coach ride south of Havana to the small, working‐class town of San Francisco de Paula to see the Finca Vigía. From the exterior of this fully restored “lookout house,” where Hemingway lived and worked for 20 years, a specialized guide will offer background on the residence where the celebrated author penned some of his famous works, including For Whom the Bell Tolls and Old Man and the Sea. You’ll then delight in a panoramic bus tour through the old fishing village of Cojimar, where you’ll see a monument dedicated to Hemingway shortly after his death in 1961 — listen along as a special guest delivers a bit of history on Hemingway and the Cuban connection in front of the monument. Stop by the nearby La Terraza de Cojimar, a favorite dining establishment of Hemingway’s, to enjoy their sweet Don Gregorio cocktail, before venturing past Havana’s popular Malecón waterfront esplanade and into the older part of the city. At La Floridita, a former hangout of the writer, you can peruse literary memorabilia and see the life‐size bronze statue of Hemingway. A walk by Obispo Street to Hotel Ambos Mundos, where Hemingway lived for seven years in the 1930s, will be included before returning by foot to the ship — for an additional fee, you can opt to view his hotel room before independently returning to port.

Tropicana Night Club
The stage is set for you to be enraptured by Cuba’s world‐famous Tropicana Cabaret, with an open‐air, evening extravaganza unlike you’ve ever experienced before. Since opening in 1939 in Havana’s suburb of Marianao, the Tropicana continues to present Las Vegas‐style variety shows and musicals that highlight Cuban and Caribbean folklore. It’s become one of Cuba’s most beloved attractions, and you’ll experience it all with a package that includes entrance to the show, assigned seating, a welcome drink, plus a ¼ bottle of Havana Club rum with a mixer to stir up cocktails throughout the evening. Settle into your seat nestled under the open sky and tropical garden environs. Once it is show time, you’ll be awed as nearly 200 glitzy performers and showgirls festooned in feathered headdresses and colorful costumes take the stage to sing and dance accompanied by a live orchestra that delivers the rhythms of Latin jazz, rumba, conga and salsa. This is an authentic Cuban tradition you can’t miss — and certainly won’t soon forget.

Day 6 Disembark in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Return home with new memories to share!

Departure Dates

  1. January 28, 2019
    From $699* Register Now!
*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount