- 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.
Wonderful. Great experience.
Diane Punter reviewing Nacional De Cuba Hotel (04-Dec-2017)
- Standard Inside Cabin Ia
- All Inclusive
- Visit Old Town Havana
- Enjoy a relaxing and authentic Cuban cocktail party
- Take advantage of the optional excursions at Cienfuegos
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. A blend of colonialism, capitalism, and Communism, this city boasts a charm like nowhere else. 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 - At Sea
Day 4 - Cienfuegos
Relish the tranquillity of Cienfuegos. Marvel at the impressive fortress, Castillo de Jagua or take an optional shore excursion to 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 - Santiago 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. Renowned for its Afro-Cuban music and culture, Santiago de Cuba was also very prevalent during Fidel Castro's revolution. Perhaps visit coffee plantations or learn about Cuba's production of rum and cigars. 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. 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 - Santiago de Cuba - Havana
Day 8 - Havana
END OF CRUISE
A wonderful time spent cruising on this ship and company...The staff and service was excellent... Would cruise with them again...Our sort of a casual code cruise..
Michael Moseley reviewing Cuba Cruise - Havana (22-Apr-2017)
- All Inclusive
- Great beachfront location on Varadero's pristine coastline
- Enjoy a variety of dining options
- 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.
All resorts in Varadero are all inclusive . You don't have a choice. The location of Laguna Azul is just beautiful. You walk through the wonderful pool area straight onto the most spectacular beach. You will have the WOW Factor. The food wasn't amazing but it was more than fine considering Cuban...
Susan Pym reviewing Iberostar Laguna Azul Hotel (03-Jan-2018)
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