Cruise
Celestyal Crystal
Cuba Cruise
Crystal, This is Your Cuba ex Havana Roundtrip
Cruise Line: Cuba Cruise
Selected Sailing Date: 05 Feb 2018

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Itinerary
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Cruise Description

7 Night Cruise sailing from Havana roundtrip aboard Celestyal Crystal.

Your Cuba Cruise travels clockwise around the island starting in Havana. We stop along the way to explore, enrich, relax and enjoy.

Highlights of this cruise:

Havana
This city of 2 million people is one of the great historical cities of the New World. A throwback in time, it displays a combination of colonialism, capitalism, and Communism blended into one. Then we have the afternoon to explore this city.

We sail out of the harbour and past the magnificent colonial era forts that guard the entrance.

After boarding the vessel and checking into your cabin you will make your way to the outer deck for a welcome briefing and cocktail party with Mojitos, and Cuba Libres. Here you will meet your team of guides, lecturers, and shipboard staff, who will provide you with an overview of the week ahead and explain how things work onboard the ship.

Meal tonight is a welcome dinner, showcasing a variety of traditional Cuban food. Cuban cuisine is a fusion of Spanish, African and Caribbean recipes, and the result is a unique and flavourful blend of several cultural influences. We have gone to great lengths to deliver an incredible onboard food experience while you travel Cuba, and tonight will be no exception. Dine with fellow passengers, before retiring to the upper deck to wave good-bye as we set sail from the port of Havana.

Cienfuegos & Trinidad
Enjoy the beautiful City of Cienfuegos and view the impressive Castillo de Jagua: a fortress erected in 1745 for protection against Caribbean pirates.

Visit the Colonial village of Trinidad, a UNESCO world cultural heritage site. Bask in the warmth of the people and the charming cobblestone streets.

Montego Bay, Jamaica
With unique culture, amazing beaches, picturesque mountains, and incredible duty free shopping, we couldn’t pass this up.

Go horseback riding on the beach, take in a round of golf, explore a plantation, or meander around the shops and enjoy.

Santiago De Cuba
One of the most interesting and historically significant places in Cuba is Santiago de Cuba. Founded by Spanish conquistador Diego Velazquez de Cuellar in 1514, Santiago was the capital of the Spanish colony of Cuba from 1522 until 1589. Today, Santiago remains the most important urban area outside of Havana, and is home to the birth of most forms of Cuba’s long-lasting and globally renowned music. Visitors from around the world come to enjoy the music originating in Santiago.

Of more political importance, Santiago is known for being the Cradle of the Revolution. It was here, in 1953, Fidel Castro led an ill-prepared attack on Batistas Barracks at Moncada. And finally, a few years later after successfully toppling Batista and his dictatorship, Castro gave his victory speech in Parque Cespedes in Santiago.

The region is well known for many other things. There are the ruins of French coffee plantations to the east of the city in the mountains that are recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage site. The famed Cuban cigar has deep-rooted tradition in Santiago, as does the production of rum. Both a cigar factory, and rum distillery can be found in Santiago.

This region has the largest concentration of Afro-Cubans and is the center for Afro-Cuban culture. No doubt this has influenced the proliferation of music from the area over the centuries. Several music venues are to be found here, showcasing the diverse range and forms of Cuban music. There is even an outlet of the Tropicana night club.

We arrive at Santiago de Cuba after breakfast and will spend the entire day here. You will have several options to experience the region through onshore excurions and venturing off on your own. You may return to the ship at any time to relax and take a break. Dinner will be served onboard, but you are free to stay in town for a meal with live music accompaniment. We are here until midnight, so there is lots of time to have fun onshore.

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