Silversea has released a programme of sailings to Cuba for the first time.

A total of 17 voyages departing from Cuba and the US are available sailing in 2019-20.

The first sailing departs on February 14 on Silver Wind will on a seven-night voyage from San Juan to Fort Lauderdale. The itinerary will include visits to Havana and Santiago de Cuba, and the Bahamian island of Bimini.

Silver Spirit will depart San Juan on a 10-night voyage on February 22, with visits to Santiago de Cuba, Cienfuegos and Havana.

Nine and 14-night sailings are also available.

A total of 12 voyages are scheduled to sail in 2020 and will be available to book in the near future, the line said.

Peter Shanks, Silversea’s managing director for the UK & Ireland, said: “We are thrilled to announce the addition of Cuba to our 2019 and 2020 voyage collections.

“Cuba is arguably the fastest growing destination in the Caribbean, and one that many luxury travellers are eager to explore, knowing that they can be uniquely enriched by a fresh perspective on the people, traditions and natural wonders of this island nation.”