Celebrate Christmas and New Year in Cuba

7th December 2017

With Christmas now less than two weeks away, you may be feeling relaxed, safe in the knowledge that all the shopping is done - or you may still be worrying what to get people and starting to panic a little. If you fall into the latter of these two, you may be in need of relaxing getaway and Star Clippers may be able to offer the perfect tonic.

Throughout December, the tall ship line will be operating Christmas and New Year sailings in and around the islands of Cuba. With temperatures reaching the mid to high 20’s, you will be able to soak up the sun from the top deck as you travel to a range of vibrant and colourful towns and cities. Both sailings will take you aboard the Star Flyer, with the nine-night Christmas sailing departing out of Cienfuegos on 18th December and the ten-night New Year sailing departing out of the Cuban capital of Havana on the 27th December.

Spend Christmas Day on Maria La Gorda

Maria La Gorda

After getting a taste for the impressive Cuban city of Cienfuegos and having a chance to visit smaller islands including Isla de la Juventud, you will celebrate Christmas Day in one of the most isolated areas on the south-western coast. There are no regular buses to this area and only a single hotel in the whole of the area. Arriving at this almost exclusive area, you will discover expansive warm sand that provide the perfect place to soak up the Christmas sun and enjoy a truly special celebration. Maria La Gorda is also an ideal location to partake in a spot of diving, with opportunities to see an abundance of vibrant and colourful marine life.

See in the New Year with Iguanas


Yes, you did read that correctly. After sailing out of the flamboyant capital city of Havana and visiting the relaxing beach island of Cayo Largo, you will reach Cayo Rico - a hidden gem that is particularly known for its population of indigenous iguanas. The island is so isolated and receives so few tourists that it is likely that iguanas will outnumber the number of fellow tourists. Peace and quiet can be enjoyed for the day while soaking in a surrounding that is synonymous with paradise. Swaying palms, powder-sand beaches and crystal clear waters in which you can admire the vibrant coral and marine life. What more could you ask for?

Cuba is not the only place where you can enjoy a festive escape this winter. Star Clippers is also operating a series of traditional tall ship sailings in other regions of the world including South-East Asia and around the Grenadine and Windward Islands of the Caribbean.

For more information or to book a cabin on board one of these fabulous sailings, contact our friendly sales team today via the freephone number above or chat to an advisor online.

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