By the Caribbean Journal staff
Norwegian Cruise Line is adding even more cruises to Cuba next year, the company said this week.
The company’s Norwegian Sun ship will return to Port Canaveral in April 2019 with more Cuba itineraries, after it completes its inaugural Cuba season next week.
“We’re very proud of the success of the Norwegian Sun sailings from Port Canaveral and thrilled that Norwegian Cruise Line has chosen to continue its very popular Cuba itineraries from here,” said Captain John Murray, Port CEO. “This important decision by Norwegian to bring Norwegian Sun ‘back home’ to our Port validates our commitment to meeting the needs and expectations of our valued cruise partners.”
Cruises are one of the few ways for travelers to experience Cuba right now, thanks to tightened restrictions for visitors.
Norwegian cruises include a variety of excursions in Cuba that are compliant with the Office of Foreign Assets Control.
“Since we first sailed to Cuba in 2017 from Miami, it has become one of our most popular destinations,” said Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. “Norwegian Sun last homeported in Port Canaveral in the 2011/2012 fall/winter season and we were excited to return and showcase her latest enhancements and offer a new itinerary in the region.”