Royal Caribbean’s Drops Anchor In Havana

by Maria Lisella
Royal Caribbean’s Drops Anchor In Havana


Royal Caribbean International
 made history yesterday when the cruise line made its inaugural visit to Cuba with the newly revitalized Empress of the Seas as part of a 5-night sailing from Miami.

Adventure-seeking vacationers were among the cruise line’s first guests to explore the island country known for its legendary nightlife, iconic music and distinct culture. Guests participated in curated excursions throughout Havana, including rides in 1950s classic American cars to the city’s most famous locales, including the old quarter and the Havana Club Museum.
After returning to Miami, Florida, Empress of the Seas will reposition to Tampa, Fla. for the summer season – the cruise line’s first ever summer program from the destination – offering a series of four, five and six-night sailings, including day and overnight visits to Havana, along with stops in Key West, Fla. and Belize City, Belize, as well as Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico. Sailings from Tampa are available through Nov. 4, 2017 when Empress returns to Miami for the winter season, adding calls to CocoCay and Nassau in The Bahamas.  RoyalCaribbean.com         

  0
  0
Tip of the Day

As travel advisors, we have to be curious. Curiosity leads to impactful connections that pave our road to success. - Jenn Lee, VP of Sales and Marketing, Travel Planners International

Daily Top List

Top Tips for Your Blog

1. focus on the big picture and long-term ROI.

2. Be consistent with your posts.

3. Get your team or ICs involved.

Source: TMR

TMR Recommendations
Top Stories
First Look at Virgin Voyages' Bimini Beach Club
First Look at Virgin Voyages' Bimini Beach Club

Set to open in April 2020, the getaway will offer cruise guests yoga, pool parties, watersports, locally inspired food, and exclusive enclaves.

AmaWaterways Welcomes AmaMora Into Fleet
AmaWaterways Welcomes AmaMora Into Fleet

The new river cruise ship will sail guests in 78 staterooms with the line’s signature twin balconies, offer two restaurants, and focus on wellness.

Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas Docks in San Juan After Canceling Two Ships
Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas Docks in San Juan After Canceling Two Ships

Cruise lines continue to monitor the situation, but for now, port stops in San Juan remain as scheduled.

Cruise Lines Reroute Canceled Cuba Itineraries
Cruise Lines Reroute Canceled Cuba Itineraries

Following the government travel ban, Royal Caribbean announced last week new itineraries for ships previously sailing to Cuba, joining Carnival and Norwegian.

Royal Caribbean Cancels Call in Puerto Rico Due to Protests
Royal Caribbean Cancels Call in Puerto Rico Due to Protests

Cruise lines are carefully monitoring the situation and rerouting port calls as needed to ensure the safety of guests and crew.

Quark Takes Polar Exploration to New Heights with Ultramarine
Quark Takes Polar Exploration to New Heights with Ultramarine

New interior renderings highlight Ultramarine's spacious suites as well as a range of public spaces.

News Briefs
TMR Report Cards & Outlooks