Those considering a trip to Cuba in 2019 might want to make their journey to the northern Caribbean island by way of a cruise. Fortunately, there are a number of options and ports of call if you're looking into a cruise trip to Cuba. Below are seven cruises that visit Cuba that we think are well worth a look if you're planning your vacation.

Norwegian Sky
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4 Night Cuba & Bahamas from Miami

Cruise Line - Norwegian Cruise Line

Ship - Norwegian Sky

Ports of call - Miami, Havana (overnight), Great Stirrup Cay, Miami

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Why it's worth checking out:

Among the options for a shorter cruise to Cuba, Norwegian's 4-Day voyage aboard the Sky stood out to us for a couple of reasons. For one, thing, it includes a trip to Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian's private island in the Bahamas. But that's just a bonus, as you'll note, this itinerary spends two days (one overnight) in Havana beforehand, giving you ample time to check out the city. There are no at-sea days on this cruise, however that may be preferable for travelers looking to make this Cuban adventure a quick trip.

Azamara Journey
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4 Night Havana Getaway Voyage

Cruise Line - Azamara Club Cruises

Ship - Azamara Journey

Ports of call - Miami, Key West, Havana, Miami

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Why it's worth checking out:

Azamara Club Cruises' 4-night Journey cruise out of Miami is another great shorter option for those looking to check out Havana. Before arriving at Cuba, the ship makes a stop at the wonderful Key West, a great port of call. From there, she hits Havana and cruisers will have two days to explore the city, after which the Journey heads back to Miami. Azamara also offers land and sea packages, for those looking to extend their trip with a few nights in Miami either before or after the cruise.

Oceania Riviera
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7 Night Cuba Voyage

Cruise Line - Oceania Cruises

Ship - Riviera

Ports of call - Miami, Costa Maya, Belize City, Havana (overnight), Miami

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Why it's worth checking out:

If you're in the market for a longer, more luxurious cruise, Oceania's Riviera trip from Miami and back may be the right choice for you. The Riviera's voyage builds up its momentum by stopping in Costa Maya, Mexico and Belize City, Belize before making its way to Havana for an overnight stop. We think the opportunity to visit both Mexico and Belize in addition to having plenty of time to spend in Havana before heading back to Miami makes this itinerary one of the more intriguing options for Cuba-bound cruises. And you get two days to relax at sea throughout the voyage.

Empress of the Seas cuba
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8 Night Best of Cuba & Perfect Day

Cruise Line - Royal Caribbean

Ship - Empress of the Seas

Ports of call - Miami, Havana, Cienfuegos, Santiago de Cuba, Perfect Day at Cococay (Bahamas), Miami

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Why it's worth checking out:

Royal Caribbean has a number of Cuba-bound cruises, but this one stood out to us because it includes their upcoming Perfect Day at Cococay option, in addition to multiple Cuban destinations. The Empress of the Seas departs Miami and stops at Havana first, then hits Cienfuegos, Cuba, followed by Santiago de Cuba (with an at-sea day between stops), after which it stops off at Royal Caribbean's private Bahama island, Cococay, before returning to Miami. This cruise seems like a great option for families and couples looking for either relaxation, Cuban culture or adventure, or all of the above.

Viking Cuba Cruise
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7 Night Cultural Cuba

Cruise Line - Viking Ocean Cruises

Ship - Viking Star

Ports of call - Miami, Cienfuegos, Santiago de Cuba, Miami

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Why it's worth checking out:

One of the things that stood out to us with Viking Ocean's cruise to Cuba aboard the Star is that this voyage does not stop at Havana. Instead, it makes its way to Cienfuegos, Cuba -- by way of the Gulf of Mexico -- where you'll have 3 days to explore the "Pearl of the South," after which she goes to Santiago de Cuba for one day before heading back to Miami. It's also well worth noting that Viking offers one complimentary shore excursion in every port of call.

Azamara 9 Day Cuba Cruise
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9 Night Cuba Intensive Voyage

Cruise Line - Azamara Club Cruises

Ship - Azamara Journey

Ports of call - Miami, Havana (2 overnights), Cienfuegos, Santiago de Cuba, Miami

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Why it's worth checking out:

Another Azamara Club Cruises option, this one is for those looking for a slightly longer trip to Cuba with absolutely no detours. The Azamara Journey departs Miami bound for Havana, where she docks for two nights. You'll spend one day at sea after that before docking at Cienfuegos, Cuba, and then another day at sea before hitting Santiago de Cuba, after which the ship will make her way around the other side of the island and back to Miami.

Holland America Veendam
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7 Night Authentic Cuba

Cruise Line - Holland America

Ship - Veendam

Ports of call - Fort Lauderdale, Havana (overnight), Cienfuegos, Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman, Fort Lauderdale

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Why it's worth checking out:

For those looking for a Fort Lauderdale option or a cruise that takes place later in 2019, Holland America's Veendam departs from there and heads straight to Havana, where she docks for the night, giving you two days to check out the sights there. Other ports of call on this sailing are Cienfuegos, Cuba, Ocho Rios, Jamaica and Georgetown, Cayman Islands. You'll also get one day at sea before making your way back to Fort Lauderdale.

Looking to travel a bit further than Cuba? Check out 6 amazing World Cruises taking place in 2020 here.

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