The Cuban capital of Havana will be used as a new Caribbean turnaround port for Fred Olsen Cruise Lines for winter 2021-22.

The ship Braemar will be deployed as line relaunched its Caribbean itineraries for next year.

All ocean cruises currently remain cancelled due to global travel restrictions and government advice against taking cruises.

Fred Olsen product and customer service director Clare Ward said: “Too often the Caribbean is thought of as a single destination, but it is so much more than that, with so many islands offering different and unique yet equally exceptional experiences.

“Using Havana, Cuba, as our new turnaround base allows us to really showcase the Caribbean in all its glory.

“It also means we can offer extended stays into Havana so that our guests have plenty of time to enjoy this vibrant city, with late-night departures or overnight stays where possible.

“Havana has always delivered high guest satisfaction ratings on our sailings, so it is great to be able to offer more opportunities for them to explore this wonderful port.”

The line released details of a 28-night Mediterranean and Black Sea voyage for 2022 last month.