Tall ship specialist Star Clippers is to sail to Cuba in 2014 for the first time, offering a spectacular series of itineraries exploring the island in depth, visiting stunning beaches and anchorages, colonial towns and villages and with a pre- and post-cruise option to stay in historic Havana, famous for its cigars, nightlife, architecture and the legacy of Hemingway.
will be offered on the 170-passenger Star Flyer,
which will split the winter of 2013/14 between Costa Rica, where the ship has already operated
two highly successful seasons, and the Caribbean. Star Flyer
will sail four itineraries taking in , as
· February 2, 2014: 14 nights, Costa Rica to Cuba via the Panama Canal, calling at Drake Bay and Golfito (Costa Rica); Isla Gamez, Isla Iguana and Balboa (Panama); San Andres and Providencia (Colombia); George Town and Little Cayman (Cayman Islands) and Casilda (Cuba). From £2,440 plus £245 port charges, cruise only.
· February 16 and 23 and March 2, 9 and 16, 2014: Seven nights Cuba and Cayman Islands, departing Cienfuegos and calling at Cayo Blanco; Casilda (for the historic town of Trinidad, rich with colonial architecture); Little Cayman and George Town, capital of Great Cayman; Cayo Largo (Cuba), Archipelago de los Canarreos; returning to Cienfuegos. From £1,185 plus £120 port charges, cruise only.
· March 23: Six nights round-trip from
, calling at Archipelago de los Canarreos; Punta Frances; Cayo
Largo; Casilda; and Cayo
Blanco, from £1,015 plus £105 port charges, cruise
· March 29, 2014: Cuba to St Maarten, departing Cienfuegos and calling at Montego Bay and Port Antonio, Jamaica; Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic); the British Virgin Islands; and Philipsburg. From £1865pp plus £190 port charges, cruise only.