Cuba Cruises

Cruising in Cuba

Cuba is a country drenched in culture, sitting in between the US and Latin America. Visitors will be surprised by the exuberant nature of inhabitants, who are passionate about music, meaning you will hear the rhythms and melodies of Cuba everywhere you go. With music comes drinking, and Cuba is of course famous for its unique blend of rum, which is readily available at all the ports you may visit on your cruise, including capital city Havana, along with Cannarreos Archipelago, Cayo Largo del Sur, Cienfuegos, Ancon Peninsula, Trinidad and Santiago de Cuba.

Cuban cuisine is a unique blend of Native American, Spanish, African and Caribbean foods. Its spicy and colourful, and typically includes rice and beans, potatoes, plantains, chicken and pork. Try a Cucurucho for dessert – it contains coconut, sugar, orange and pineapple wrapped in a palm leaf, and tastes delicious.

Capital city Havana is hugely popular on lines such as Fred. Olsen, and is scattered with architectural gems such as 16th century Castillo del Morro across Havana Bay, famed for its panoramic harbour views. The city truly comes alive at night, so take a night tour and dine at historic hot spots such as La Bodegita de Media – it includes a free mojito! The Tropicana Cabaret is the biggest nightclub in the whole of the city, showcasing productions to rival Las Vegas.

Cayo Largo del Sur stretches 27km, and is a small resort island on the Caribbean Sea. Famed for its untouched white sand and crystal clear waters, it is a hot spot for people to relax and enjoy the sound of the ocean, or even go swimming with dolphins. A catamaran journey to Cayo Blanco is perfect for those looking to simply lounge on their holiday – it’s seen as a place of paradise, again primarily renowned for its great beaches.

Cienfuegos is seen as the “Paris of Cuba”, as it was founded by the French, which is apparent due to its more elegant ambience. Along with Trinidad, it is a Unesco World Heritage Site, and one of the richest parts of the country, with activities ranging from water sports adventures to city tours. Pueblo Nuovo is the city centre, whilst Punta Gorda is the peninsula features all the character-filled 1950s homes.

Trinidad is famed for its pastel coloured houses, and there are some really unique partying experiences, such as a club in some church ruins, along with a club in a cave. Aside from that, the Sugar Mills is a historic site containing 70 mills and signifying an important part of the economy for this small town. Relaxing will also be a big part of the experience, as it is home to an array of beautiful white beaches.

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