Royal Caribbean has been more than busy lately. Now the cruise line has confirmed from onboard Harmony of the Seas that Cuba will be a port of call. Let’s be clear in regards to Cuba things don’t always go according to plan.
The cruise line has applied for permission from both the U.S and Cuban authorities. Now there is no more speculation in the cruise liners intentions. It’s not sure which ship will to take on the voyage, but there are rumors of the dry docked Empress of the Seas. The move to work in Cuba is of no surprise.
Royal Caribbean has high hopes that everything will go well. In the foreseeable future there’s no reason to deny the cruise line approval. Michael Bayley, CEO of Royal Caribbean International made some positive comments
Michael Bayley President & CEO of Royal Caribbean International:
“We are interested in Cuba and we have applied to go there,” he said. “We’re waiting on approval at the moment
“Empress of the Seas could and can fit into Cuba, we would love to go to Cuba and we’re planning to go there. We have to receive permission from the Cuban government, they have our application form and we are waiting on a response.
Empress of the Seas at 48,563 tons, and a guest count 1,840 would make it ideal for Cuba. Royal Caribbean is hoping that once granted approval it can start sailing by August. Cruise Hive previously reported that Empress of the Seas now has a total of 13 cancelled sailings due to a longer refurbishment than expected.