BROWARD COUNTY, FL -- The first cruise ship to sail to Cuba from Broward County's Port Everglades since the 1950s departed this week on a 10-day cultural voyage to Havana and several other ports of call on the island.

Pearl Seas Cruises has scheduled 11 cruises aboard the 210-passenger Pearl Mist from Port Everglades to Cuba through April 2017. More are scheduled during the 2017-2018 cruise season.

"We are thrilled to offer guests a comprehensive Cuba itinerary and appreciate the support that we have received from the Cuban government in making such an extensive itinerary possible" says Timothy Beebe, spokesman for Pearl Seas Cruises. 
About Pearl Seas Cruises

Pearl Seas Cruises operates cruises all over North America aboard the new 210-passenger Pearl Mist. The line focuses on providing an intimate experience and personalized service in the most unique places. Popular itineraries include the Canadian Maritimes, St. Lawrence Seaway, Great Lakes, New England and Cuba cruises. To learn more about Pearl Seas, visit or call 800-983-7462.

About Port Everglades

Located in the second largest county in Florida, Broward County's Port Everglades is consistently ranked as one of the three busiest cruise ports in the world with more than 3.8 million passengers in 2016. The Port's wide-ranging fleet of cruise ships provides guests with an array of cruise vacation choices from the sunny Greater Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood and Dania Beach area.  View details on the latest cruise offerings at or contact us by emailing

DATE: January 19, 2017
MEDIA CONTACT: Ellen Kennedy, Assistant Director
Business Development Division/Communications
PHONE: 954-468-3508