Tallship operator Star Clippers has announced that it is to sail to Cuba in 2014 – a first for the line. The new programme will be available on the 170-passenger Star Flyer, which already operates winter voyages to the Caribbean.
The ship will operate four itineraries from 2014 – starting in February – each featuring Cuba and ranging from a 14-night voyage to a six night round trip.
“Cuba represents an exciting new destination both for our first-time guests and our many repeat clients,” said Star Clippers president, Mikael Krafft. “As well as offering spectacular history, culture and architecture, the island’s coast is ideal for sailing, with many beautiful anchorages and uninhabited beaches and cays.”
The Cuban programme will not be sold to US citizens or residents due to the embargo which prohibits travel to Cuba unless under very restrictive circumstances. This also means that sales agents in the US will be unable to sell the product.