The “Authentic Cuban Adventure” with Celestyal Cruises is an incredibly easy way to cruise and allows you to see Cuba as you have never seen it before! A fabulous 7 night journey takes you off the beaten path to the authentic Cuba – to explore UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the historic capital city of Havana and to marvel at Cuba’s unspoiled nature and unmatched beauty in in places like the pristine beaches of the Isle of Youth.
Your cruise completely circumnavigates the island of Cuba (the largest of the Caribbean islands). You don’t have to pack and unpack – the Celestyal Crystal takes you to historic cities and beautiful remote beaches. Your Cuban adventure is a unique cocktail of stunning ports of call, delicious cuisine, fabulous entertainment and authentic cultural experiences. Your cruise ship is a comfortable, fun, and manageably sized ship. You will enjoy personal service, a friendly crew, and comfortable staterooms – the ship has 53 suites with balconies as well as cabins than can accommodate 4 or even 5 people.
The “Authentic Cuban Adventure” with Celestyal Cruises is unique – nobody offers anything else like it and it is a very different Cuban experience. You visit four ports of call from a cruise ship that is a home away from home – a bit like a floating all inclusive hotel – and there is a brand new place to explore almost every day. You stay 2 days in Havana – a wonderful opportunity to see this UNESCO World Heritage Site and unique city. Plus there is a shore excursion in almost every port included in the price, as well as some additional optional excursions.
The Celestyal Crystal now sails 12 months of the year on this exciting itinerary. The parent company, Celestyal Cruises, is a Greek company that is well respected in the industry and with 30 years of experience in Eastern Mediterranean cruises. They specialize in highly personalized cruises offering authentic experiences on a fleet of medium sized ships.
The good news is that this cruise is available to Canadians through Transat as part of a wonderful all inclusive package that includes just about everything – flights to Havana, transfers, the cruise itself, an included excursion in almost every port of call and not just all meals, but also a very comprehensive beverage package. And solo travellers will be happy to learn that there is no single supplement when you book interior staterooms.
The “Authentic Cuban Adventure” with Celestyal Cruises operates weekly all year round and is available as a fully inclusive package with Transat. You will explore the natural beauty, stunning beaches, historic colonial architecture and revolutionary history of Cuba – including a number of UNESCO World Heritage sites.
The itinerary gives you the opportunity to explore the fascinating capital city of Havana and then continues all around the island of Cuba with a new and exciting port of call almost every day.
The Celestyal Crystal has 9 passenger decks and accommodates 1,200 passengers in 480 staterooms (53 with balcony), each with shower, WC, wash basin, telephone, hairdryer & TV. A medium sized ship, she is 162 metres long and 25,611 Gross Registered Tonnes.
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.
Accommodations range from Standard Inside Staterooms to Premium Suites with balconies and jacuzzi - and everything in between. There are 16 different cabin categories to suit all different needs from families to honeymooners.
On board Celestyal Crystal you will enjoy delicious variety at Leda Casual Dining or dine more formally in the elegant Amalthia Restaurant.
Take in the sun and sea breeze at Helios pool bar, enjoy the excitement at the Muses Lounge and Horizons Bar & Disco, and take in the fantastic views on the top deck.
Other facilities include the Casino, Internet Corner, conference rooms, photo gallery, Agora Duty Free & Travel Value Shop, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, fitness centre, and the Sana Health Spa & Beauty Salon.
The vessel is fully air conditioned, has stabilizers, telephone, fax, satellite telephone and a physician onboard.
Transat is the largest vacation provider in Canada, especially well known for their all inclusive vacation packages. Something that perhaps isn’t as well-known as it should be is that Transat also offers a large and comprehensive cruise program.
Transat works with 13 of the top cruise lines in the world to offer both big ship ocean cruising and river cruises. Transat have built their reputation offering worry free packages and now 60 different itineraries are offered as Transat Packages which include roundtrip flights with Air Transat, transfers - and the cruise itself of course.
When you buy an Authentic Cuban Adventure” with Celestyal Cruises from Transat you can optionally add an extra week before or after your cruise. Choose between 3 hotels on the beach in Varadero (Mélia Peninsula, Iberostar Playa Alameda or Ocean Vista Azul). Or you can opt to stay at the Bravo Club Hotel Arenal in Havana itself.
The cruise package from Transat is amazing value and stacked with inclusions - for one price up front in Canadian dollars you get all this:
Shore excursions included in the ports of call as follows:
*Unlimited beverages : specialty coffee and tea, juice, regular size bottled water, soft drinks by the glass, non-alcoholic and select alcoholic cocktails, beer, house wine by the glass, spirits, port, and liqueurs.
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