The new Iberostar Laguna Azul combines the beauty of Varadero with the high standard of service provided by Iberostar hotels and resorts. Set beside the pristine white sands of Varadero, this...
- Departs: london
- Arrives: havana, Cuba
- Departs: havana, Cuba
- Arrives: london
Nacional De Cuba Hotel
- Bed and Breakfast
- Cuba's landmark hotel is a national monument
- Weekly Parisian cabaret and live concerts
- Historic Tours offered daily
The Nacional de Cuba Hotel is one of Cuba's most impressive hotels offering refined elegant surroundings. This hotel was built in 1930 in art deco style and celebrities such as Winston Churchill, Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra are among the many famous guests to stay here over the years. National de Cuba Hotel is located in the middle of the central Vedado district, just a few meters from the sea. This prime location offers excellent views of the city and harbour and is a perfect base for exploring the fabulous city of Havana. After strolling the historic streets of Old Havana, take time to relax beside one of the hotel pools or enjoy a famous cocktail at one of the lively bars. The hotel's Comedor de Aguiar Restaurant is one of the most exclusive restaurants in Havana and the nostalgic Vista al Golfo bar features wonderful collages of the hotel's celebrity guests. The hotel has a small museum, La Cueva, located in the gardens where guests can learn more of the hotel's history and famous guests. Nacional de Cuba Hotel offers a unique and prestigious Cuban holiday experience.
Josephine Mamo reviewing Nacional De Cuba Hotel (12-Apr-2016)
Cuba Cruise - Havana
- Full Board
- Visit Old Town Havana
- Enjoy a relaxing and authentic Cuban cocktail party
- Explore the crystal warm waters at Port Frances
This is a fantastic opportunity to experience the very best of a cruise holiday in the waters of the Caribbean Sea. Your week on-board will take you to visit all of the highlights of Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean. These will include UNESCO world heritage sites as well as four National Parks & Preserves. You can walk down famous cobblestoned streets, up mountain paths, through rain forests and, of course, on fabulous world-famous beaches. On-board you'll enjoy incredible food, entertainment, and the ultimate comfort of this world-class ship. At the end of the 7 days, you will disembark taking with you a lifetime of memories, experiences and new found friends.
Please note: This unique cruise sets sail from Havana on a Monday
Day 1 - Havana (Overnight) Arrival
After boarding the vessel and checking into our cabins, we make our way to the outer deck for a welcome briefing and cocktail party with Mojitos, and Cuba Libres. Here you will meet our team of guides, lecturers, and shipboard staff, who will provide you with an overview of the week ahead and explain how things work on-board the ship.
Our meal tonight is our 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 on-board 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.
Day 2 - Havana
Your Havana experience continues the next day, with more time to explore Havana. Return to Old Havana or cruise through modern Havana and past the spectacular sea wall, in classic vintage cars - just like in the movies.
After dinner, you can relax on the upper deck as we sail out of the harbour at sunset, past the imposing colonial forts guarding the port.
Day 3 - Havana - Punta Frances
Pine forests scent the “Isle of Youth” and mingle with orange blossoms and warm ocean breezes. We transfer you to the beach at Port Frances. This is a glorious beach of pure white sand surrounded by crystal clear warm waters - perfect for snorkelling. Enjoy your afternoon on the beach in the sunshine!
Day 4 - Punta Frances - Cienfuegos
On our optional shore excursions you can visit the colonial village of Trinidad, a World Cultural Heritage site, where the people are as warm and welcoming as the tropical sun. Its cobblestone streets, squares and colonial buildings harken back to a time of elegance and wealth. Tour the studios and galleries of some of Cuba's most famous artists, or shop for pottery and woodcarvings at local markets.
Day 5 - Cienfuegos - Montego Bay
Soak up the sun and let your troubles melt away, as you gaze across azure seas and the lush, rolling mountains surrounding Montego Bay. Well-known as the place to party, Montego Bay can be as exciting or relaxing as the activities you choose. Take in a round of golf. Enjoy fabulous duty-free shopping or browse the local crafts at open-air markets. Tour pineapple plantations, art galleries and gardens or dance to the vibrant beat of a Reggae band.
Day 6 - Montego Bay - Santaia de Cuba
Today you will be visiting one of the most historically significant places in Cuba; Santiago de Cuba.
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 excursions and venturing off on your own. You may return to the ship at any time to relax and take a break.
As evening falls, you’ll re-board the vessel, for a relaxing cocktail party on the promenade deck, with authentic Cuban Mojitos, and Cuba Libres, while you meet our ship staff and on-board guides. Your Welcome Dinner will feature a delicious variety of authentic Cuban fare. Cuban is a fusion of Spanish, African and Caribbean cuisine, and we have gone to great lengths to deliver an outstanding gourmet dining experience.
After dinner, you can relax on the upper deck as we sail out of the harbour at sunset.
Day 7 - Santaia de Cuba - Havana
Day 8 - Havana
END OF CRUISE
An excellent cruise. The food was very good and varied. The staff were friendly in particular our cabin steward was excellent. The cruise director was one of the best we have ever had. This cruise exceeded our expectations.
Joan Short reviewing Cuba Cruise - Havana (05-Mar-2016)
Iberostar Laguna Azul Hotel
- All Inclusive
- Great beachfront location on Varadero's pristine coastline
- Delicious Cuban and international for unparalleled dining
- great animation team for day and evening entertainment
The new Iberostar Laguna Azul combines the beauty of Varadero with the high standard of service provided by Iberostar hotels and resorts. Set beside the pristine white sands of Varadero, this hotel offers everything you need for an enjoyable beach holiday in Cuba. Guests can spend their days relaxing in the sun beside one of the 6 swimming pools or enjoy a wide variety of water and beach activities. For kids there are 2 separate pools, a games room and a mini club offering fun and games for kids aged 4 - 12. Iberostar Laguna Azul has an excellent selection of dining options, with 4 a la carte restaurants, an international buffet restaurant and a beachside grill. After the sun goes down, enjoy the live nightly entertainment or just sit back and relax at one of the hotel’s atmospheric bars. Iberostar Laguna Azul is the ideal choice for a Varadero holiday for couples and families alike.
Amazing staff here at the Iberostar especially the children's crew. Not enthralled by the food after a couple of days (initially a saviour after not eating any great meal in Havana) but this is Cuba afterall so didn't expect any gourmet delights. Great value for money.
Chantell Sheridan Livingstone reviewing Iberostar Laguna Azul Hotel (05-Apr-2016)