Celestyal Cruises’ fourth Cuba season sets sail

Maritime Tourism — By on December 6, 2016 at 2:42 PM

celestyal cubaFirst Cruise Sailed from Montego Bay November 18th, arrived in Havana on the 21st

Celestyal Cruises, the true specialist in destination centric cruising, is delighted to announce its fourth year operation in Cuba. After three successful seasons, the company now sails to Cuba year-round, providing thrilled passengers from the world over, UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites, delicious Cuban cuisine and matchless Cuban hospitality on board and ashore. The extended sailing season means passengers will have more opportunities to enjoy the unique immersion in Cuban culture.

Celestyal Cruises’ meticulously crafted, all-inclusive cruises include two days in Havana, with calls also at Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba – a unique circumnavigation of Cuba allowing passengers to experience a mixture of iconic ports and hard to reach hidden gems of the region, with shore excursions at each port of call designed to embellish the wonderful sights, sounds and tastes Cuba has to offer. For the holistic experience of the authentic Cuba by Celestyal Cruises, and a hassle-free –without additional costs- cruise, where meals, drinks, entertainment and selected excursions are included in one price, please visit the Celestyal Cruises-Cuba Facebook page and the Celestyal Cruises website.

The cruise embarks every Monday from Havana, and every Friday from Montego Bay, Jamaica.

About Celestyal Cruises

Celestyal Cruises is the only home-porting cruise operator in Greece and the preeminent cruise line serving the Greek Islands and the island of Cuba. The company operates five mid-sized ships, each one cosy enough to provide a highly personal service. Every cruise focuses on true cultural immersion, offering an authentic experience of the regions in which the vessels sail.

Sustainability

Celestyal Cruises is deeply committed to sustainability and ethical business practice. The company supports the local communities in the destinations it visits, particularly in the field of education. Since 2015, more than 1,000 students on the islands of Milos, Patmos and Ios have enjoyed a ‘journey to knowledge’ by attending the Museums Program, an initiative by Celestyal Cruises to bring interactive exhibits from the highly-respected Herakleidon Museum to remote areas so students can learn first-hand about the connection between science, art and mathematics. In addition to this innovative program, Celestyal Cruises supports cultural NGOs and promotes entrepreneurship, marine student development and child welfare.

ISO Certification

Following the successful ISO 9001/14001 auditing of three of the company’s ships and the company’s offices, Celestyal Cruises’ operations are now certified in accordance with ISO 9001/14001 standards. This relates to the entire spectrum of cruise ship management including technical, hotel and crew management. The certifying authority is DNV-GL, by far the biggest and most respected classification society in the marine industry.

Awards

In 2016, the company won the prestigious Editor’s Pick award from Cruise Critic UK, the world’s largest online cruise community, in the “Best Value for Money (Ocean)” category. Celestyal Cruises has received such prestigious awards as the Greek Tourism Awards (winning gold and silver in four categories in 2016), the Efkranti Awards and the HR Community Conference & Awards. The company was a finalist in the UK’s WAVE Awards.

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