The Cruise Examiner for 11th July 2011: Havana To Get Another Cruise Ship – Other News: Costa Favolosa: Fifteenth Ship for Costa Crociere – Cunard and P&O To Operate Seven World Cruises in 2013
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THE CRUISE EXAMINER at Cybercruises.com
by Kevin Griffin
Havana To Get Another Cruise Ship – Other News: Costa Favolosa: Fifteenth Ship for Costa Crociere – Cunard and P&O To Operate Seven World Cruises in 2013
Although it has not yet been formally announced, it is evident that a Canadian organisation called Cuba Cruise is preparing to offer a season of fifteen week-long Round Cuba cruises from Havana this winter using Louis Cruises’ Louis Cristal. If true, this will mark the first time that two cruise ships have offered service from the Cuban capital at the same time. Meanwhile, Costa has taken delivery of its fifteenth ship in the Costa Favolosa, and Cunard and P&O Cruises have announced a total of seven world cruises for 2013.
UPDATED : SEPTEMBER 20, 2011:
Cuba Cruise postpones launch date
CUBA Cruise has announced that it will not proceed with planned cruises for the 2011-12 winter season but will postpone the launch to December 2012.
Cuba Cruise was scheduled to commence operations December 4. Although everything was in place for a successful operation and early sales were indicative of strong demand, the company decided that more time was needed to develop sales channels within the travel agent community.
Cuba Cruise regrets the postponement and sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience this action may cause for consumers who have already booked, for our preferred sales partners, as well as for Louis Cruises from whom arrangements had been made to charter the vessel Louis Cristal.
All bookings that have been taken to date will be fully and promptly refunded by Cuba Cruise.