Competition closed: Win a trip to Cuba for two, with Celestyal Cruises

It’s one of the hottest destinations around – and you and a guest could be discovering iconic Cuba with Celestyal Cruises


Celestyal pioneered cruising in Cuba and offers one of the finest ways to explore the island. On board Celestyal Crystal, you will experience authentic Cuban food and entertainment as you sail around the island, calling at four different ports in seven days.

Celestyal’s mid-sized ship can access smaller ports that other ships can’t reach, offering an itinerary that showcases the best of Cuba. Due to popular demand, following three very successful years, the cruise will now sail in Cuba all year round from November 2016.

The itinerary includes visits to UNESCO world heritage sites and national parks and reserves. You can walk down cobblestone streets, up mountain paths, through rainforests and, of course, relax on fabulous beaches. And back on board your world-class ship you’ll enjoy some incredible food and entertainment. This is the best of Caribbean resort and a cruise vacations, combined with a Cuba few people ever see.

The trip will include the charms of Havana, where you will step off the ship right into “Old Havana”, as the port is directly across the street. One of the great historical cities of the New World, it displays a colourful mix of colonialism, capitalism, and communism. You will have two days to explore the sights and sounds of Cuba’s capital city.

The cruise then continues to the beautiful city of Cienfuegos and the view of the impressive Castillo de Jagua, a fortress erected in 1745 for protection against Caribbean pirates. And if you are feeling adventurous you can visit the colonial village of Trinidad, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.

Exciting Jamaica is also included in the itinerary with a visit to marvellous Montego Bay for its unique culture, pristine beaches, picturesque mountains and duty free shopping.

Finally, you will have the chance to experience Santiago de Cuba, one of the most interesting and historically significant places in Cuba. It is the island’s centre for Afro-Cuban culture and is key to understanding Cuba’s unique personality. While there you can discover the history and complex architecture of the legendary El Morro castle, a UNESCO-listed site.

Everyone who votes in the Cruise International Awards 2016 will have the chance to be entered into the prize draw to win this incredible holiday to Cuba with Celestyal Cruises. There is also the chance to win Bric’s luxury luggage for your cruise when you vote.

Terms and conditions
*The prize includes two economy return flights from London to Havana and an exterior double cabin on aboard the Celestyal Crystal on its 7 day cruise around Cuba *The prize includes a Bar & Drink package (Blue Drink Package), full breakfast, lunch & dinner, port charges and gratuities, daily entertainment programme, selected shore excursions (Havana City Tour & Santiago Panoramic) * The prize does not include return travel to or from the airport *All entrants must be a UK resident and aged 18 or over * The winner will have a choice of dates to travel between November 21 2016 and December 2017 (dates will be subject to availability) *The prize is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash *Entries close at 11.59pm on August 21 2016 *The cruise offered is for two people sharing a cabin on board Celestyal Crystal *No cash alternative will be offered and prizes are non-transferable and non-exchangeable *The Prize Winner will be responsible for supplying valid passports and, where necessary, for obtaining appropriate vaccinations and innoculations at their own expense. Travellers will need to arrange their own travel insurance. *The winner (and their companion) are responsible for all other expenses unless specified including travel costs to and from the point of departure, excess baggage, government taxes, airport charges, spending money, meals outside of the cruise, excursions, drinks, incidentals, insurance *Celestyal Cruises cannot be responsible for unseen cancellations *No responsibility can be accepted for entries lost, delayed or incomplete * Entry constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions * The usual Chelsea Magazine Company competition rules also apply. These can be viewed here