Scenic has announced details of a new voyage on board its new ship Eclipse, dubbed the World’s First Discovery Yacht.

The 14-day Cuba in Depth cruise departs Miami on October 5 2018 and will call at Havana, Isla de la Juventud, Cayo Largo Sur, Cienfuegos, Casilda, Santiago de Cuba and Antilla.

Scenic added the cruise due to increased demand for Cuba and fares start at £8,615 per person.

The cruise will include several overnight calls so guests can experience Cuba’s nightlife in Havana, Santiago de Cuba and Antilla.

In Havana, guests can take in a private display of Cuban percussion drums and dancing, and in Castillo del Morro they can witness the age-old tradition of the firing of the cannon.

There will be 41 Scenic Freechoice activities across eight ports, from a horse and carriage ride around Havana’s city centre to a cigar factory visit, dance lesson and trip to Moncada Barraks in Santiago de Cuba.

Guests can also use kayaks and Zodiacs to explore Cayo Largo Sur, Antilla and Isla de la Juventud from the water as well as land.

Dawn Quinn, acting national sales manager for Scenic, said: “Due to the overwhelming demand for Scenic Eclipse and the incredible 6-star, luxury cruises available, we have released a new date for our 14-day Cuba in Depth sailing. We’re sure that this extra date will be particularly popular for travel agents, especially due to the special, earlybird prices currently on offer.”

The 6-star ship will carry a maximum of 228 guests.

Scenic Eclipse will also offer a series of cruises to Antarctica and the Arctic Circle, Mediterranean sojourns, cruises to South America and a series of Transatlantic Rediscovery cruises ranging in length from five to 15 days.