Today gay travel specialist ALandCHUCK.travel announced the first gay cruise in history to the US embargoed island of Cuba. Cuba is emerging from a near 60 year embargo and is the most mysterious destination in the world for gay travelers. In December 2014 when the US Government loosened some restrictions for travel to Cuba, the People To People program expanded for Americans travel to the island. Today’s announcement is a next opportunity for travel for the Gay Community to Cuba. “A first ever Gay Cruise is perhaps the biggest news for gay travel in this millennium” said Al Ferguson, President of ALandCHUCK.travel
The cruise is operated with Celestyal Cruise Lines (a Greek Cruise Line) and the People To People authorized permit operator Fund for Reconciliation and Development, Cuba-US People to People Partnership and ALandCHUCK.travel. This first ever cruise will be on the lovely 1200 passenger Celeystal Crystal. This all inclusive cruise includes features never before seen on a gay cruise. The Gay Cruise will operate three sailings in winter 2016 including January 15, February 26 and April 8. The 8 day / 7 night cruise will be hosted by ALandCHUCK.travel on board GAY Cuban staff that include cruise managers that have worked for Cuban Ministry of Tourism, graduates of University of Havana, and graduates of University of Pinar Del Rio Law School. These gay Cuban specialists will offer special on board educational programs about the Gay Travel experience and host the shore excursion program in every Cuban port. This has never been done on a gay cruise before.
Highlights of the itinerary include sailing from Montego Bay, Jamaica to visit 4 ports in Cuba on EVERY coast of the island (North, West, East and Southern.) The cruise will visit Santiago de Cuba, Maria la Gorda, Cienfuegos. The highlight will be two full days and overnight in Cuba’s capital of Havana. The benefit of sailing from Montego Bay is many commercial air carrier flights from North American cities as commercial air connections to Cuba are still banned.
Highlights of the Cuba cruise experience include a special gay shore excursion sightseeing tour INCLUDED in EVERY port of call in Cuba. These tours will combine the best of the region being visited with a gay twist. Also included is an unlimited beverage program that can even include all alcohol beverages for the entire week for just a supplement of $59. The ALandCHUCK.travel gay cruise will also include 10 on board events including theme parties, educational events, special dining events and more. The highlight of the Gay Cuba cruise is a world exclusive event called HAVANA NIGHTS. This is a unique combination of the gay cultural scene in the capital with overnight gay entertainment district including a dance event. You have the opportunity to meet the local community and interact with the heart of gay culture in Cuba. Nothing has ever been organized like it.
The cruise begins at just $799 and categories are available from inside, outside cabins and suites. Government taxes and vendor fees are additional. Reservations can be secured on line atwww.ALandCHUCK.travel or by calling 866-949-1429.