Virgin Voyages has revealed that their first ship Scarlet Lady will feature Cuba as one of its destinations from Miami during its inaugural season in 2020. It has also been confirmed that the adults-only cruise brand will include an overnight stay in Havana.
Customer and travel partner research in North America and the UK led to Cuba being chosen as the first destination to be served by Virgin Voyages.
Sailing dates covering Cuba will be announced when the cruise line opens bookings for sale next year.
Shore experiences are in development and more details are due to be made available later this year.
Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson said:
Virgin Atlantic has been visiting Cuba for 13 years, and I cannot wait to see our iconic Scarlet Lady gleaming in the Havana Harbour. Havana is the perfect place for our sailors to go and experience a city that exudes an irresistible energy and passion.
Virgin also announced that they are building a fourth ship to join the fleet.