September 2018

Club Traveler

Which Cuba Cruise Is for You?

Since the travel ban to Cuba was lifted for U.S. citizens, travel to the Caribbean island has spiked. And one of the best ways to get there is by cruise ship. As part of the U.S. and Cuba travel agreement, visitors must satisfy one of 12 reasons that allow U.S. citizens to make the trip. One of these is educational activities, including people-to-people exchange programs, which cruising to the island makes super simple.

Cruises offer a variety of shore excursions and other activities that satisfy this requirement. That way travelers can enjoy their vacations, learn about a new destination and not have to worry about visa requirements. Thanks to Hilton Grand Vacations Club cruise partner, CruisesOnly, Members can visit Cuba from more than 170 cruises on nine carriers. Whether you’re looking to visit the cultural and historic epicenter of Havana, Cienfuegos, Cuba—named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its 19th-century Spanish Enlightenment urban planning — or Santiago, Cuba’s second-largest city and where the Cuban revolution began, there are plenty of options available through CruisesOnly.

*The photo featured of Havana at the top of this article is by MaboHH / Getty Images.