Star Clippers to make debut in Cuba

to sail to Cuba for the first time in 2014.

The Cuba programme 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 seasons.

The company will run a series of itineraries exploring the island in depth, with a pre and post-cruise option to stay in Havana.

Star Clippers president Michael Krafft said: “Cuba represents an exciting new destination both for our first-time guests and our many repeat clients.

“As well as offering spectacular history, culture and architecture, the island’s coast is ideal for sailing, with many beautiful anchorages and uninhabited beaches and cays.”

The sailings will run between February and March 2014, with cruise-only prices starting at £1,015 plus £120 port charges for a six-ni