Virgin Voyages Finalizes Cuba Deal

by Jessica Montevago
Virgin Voyages Finalizes Cuba Deal

La Habana Cruise Port general manager Jorge Mandiola and Virgin Voyages President and CEO Tom McAlpin formalize contract agreement for Virgin Voyages’ sailings to Cuba.


Virgin Voyages has finalized plans for voyages to Cuba in 2020.

The line's President and CEO Tom McAlpin and Diana Block-Garcia, vice president of destination, itinerary and revenue, were joined by La Habana Cruise Port officials Wednesday to formalize the berthing agreement contract, which the company put in place in October of last year.

Virgin Voyages executives also made a development visit to Havana for its shore excursion program, which it refers to as Shore Things.

Scarlet Lady, Virgin Voyages’ first ship, will be the largest and newest ship to ever sail into Havana Harbour when it sets sail in 2020.

Virgin Voyages will begin sailing to Havana on four and five night Havana After Dark itineraries beginning April 1, 2020, featuring an overnight stay in Havana and a visit to Bimini, Bahamas, home to Virgin Voyages’ private on-island club The Beach Club at Bimini. All sailings to Cuba from Miami feature an overnight stay.

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