Are you searching for a holiday with sun, sand and sea, yet bursting with history, culture and intrigue? Why not head to Cuba for a holiday that combines exploring Havana with a historical stay upon the coast of Varadero. Start your holiday upon the Malecon seawall promenade in Havana at the Terral Hotel.
Rising majestically amidst romantic, yet crumbling colonial buildings, this modern boutique hotel is the place where old and new come together. Comfortably furnished with modern facilities and a somewhat nautical colour scheme and décor, this hotel promises a pleasant stay. Its central location provides easy access to downtown Havana and the historical centre in Old Havana, giving visitors a rare insight into Cubans' daily way of life. But this exciting holiday doesn't end there! Take a cruise 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. End your holiday with a glorious beach retreat in Varadero at the Blau Varadero. This hotel is the tallest hotel in Varadero and boasts elegant guest rooms that overlook a virgin beach and pristine waters. Blau Varadero offers a superb range of water and land activities, including snorkelling and scuba diving, as well as a fabulous live music and entertainment programme. There’s something for every taste! Don’t miss out!
- Departs: london
- Arrives: havana, Cuba
- Departs: havana, Cuba
- Arrives: london
- Bed and Breakfast
- A new boutique hotel in front of the Malecon
- All modern and chic bedrooms boast ocean views
- Panoramic bar lounge area facing the sea
The newest hotel to grace the famous and popular Malecon seawall promenade in Havana, Terral Hotel is a modern boutique hotel oozing charm and character while offering spectacular views of the sea in a central location close to downtown Havana in Vedado and the historical centre in Old Havana. The first of it kind to grace Havana's panoramic bay, Terral Hotel offers visitors with a refreshing accommodation option at its pretty collection of just 14 rooms, all comfortably furnished with modern facilities and a somewhat nautical colour scheme and decor, evoking the bay it overlooks.
The setting couldn't be more perfect, the location more convenient or the style more elegant and refreshing. The hotel is named after the night sea breeze called Terral that cools the evenings in this area.
This hotel is the place where old and new come together, rising majestically amidst crumbling colonial buildings that have seen better days and thus portraying the iconic allure of Havana's striking contrasts between traditional and modern, giving guests the ultimate picture of a city magically frozen in time. A stay here will give visitors a rare insight into Cubans' daily way of life in the Centro Habana neighbourhood while being only steps away from the attractions of the old town and the more modern Vedado district.
Cannot comment on entertainment because we never experienced any there..All the staff was helpful, informative and polite.
Michael Moseley reviewing Terral Hotel (22-Apr-2017)
Cuba Cruise - Havana
- Full Board
- 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 - Santaia 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)
- Double Standard
- All Inclusive
- exclusive offers for romantically linked couples
- 24 hours drinks & snacks and healthy options
- beautiful beachside location on the white sands of varadero beach
Emerging from the sand and warm tropical waters, the Blau Varadero is the tallest hotel in Varadero. This hotel enjoys a privileged location in an area of virgin beach with pristine waters. Its elegant guest rooms enjoy views of the sea and sky. With excellent service and facilities, this hotel offers an experience of distinct quality. Blau Varadero offers a superb range of water and land activities as well as a fabulous live music and entertainment programme. Guests can snorkel on the offshore reefs and enjoy one free scuba diving lesson, allowing you to explore a little deeper. Modern design, Cuban flair and a great location make Blau Varadero an idyllic holiday destination.
*Blau Varadero will be adults only (18+) from 01 November 2016
**Couples Offer** - for romantically linked couples*
- 1 free bottle of sparkling wine on arrival
- 1 romantic dinner for two
- 30 min massage per couple (15 mins each person)
- Turn down service
* Minimum 5 nts stay required
** Valid for Summer 2016
Amazing and helpful reception staff who spoke wonderful English. Really friendly breakfast and dinner staff. Beach and pool area were lovely and clean. Had the most wonderful dinner at Palma Real on our final night. Only downside is that wifi connection was poor but it's nice to detox from...
Kit-wai Kong reviewing Blau Varadero (23-Apr-2017)