The following is the text of a news release from Pearl Sea Cruises:
(GUILFORD, Conn.) — Pearl Seas Cruises announced today that it plans to offer a series of seven- to 10-night cultural voyages to Cuba in the spring of 2016.
Aboard the Pearl Mist, a new luxury 210-passenger cruise ship, this round-trip voyage from South Florida will visit several Cuban ports including Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba. Pearl Seas Cruises plans itineraries on both the southern and northern coasts of Cuba, featuring People to People cultural exchanges authorized under U.S. law to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
“We are delighted to play such an important role in the People to People program in support of the Cuban people. The 210-passenger Pearl Mist allows access to more of Cuba’s ports and regions, while providing a relaxed means to engage directly with Cubans and explore the rich history and fabric of Cuban culture,” said Charles A. Robertson, president of Pearl Seas Cruises.
Pearl Mist features 105 staterooms and suites, all with private verandas and large sliding glass doors or opening picture windows offering spectacular views. The ship is fully stabilized for cruising comfort and offers the latest technology in safety and environmental standards.
These voyages are pending approval by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Treasury, the Department of Commerce and the Cuban government.