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Cuba Cruise - Havana + Starfish Montehabana

3.5 stars

havana, cuba

The Experience

Explore the wonders of Cuba on a cruise and with a stay upon Varadero beach. Start your holiday with 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 exploring Havana with a stay within the quiet and elegant district of Miramar at the Starfish Montehabana. With many of the guest rooms having self-catering facilities and being decorated to offer a warm and soothing atmosphere, guests also get to enjoy all the facilities and services offered at nearby sister hotel Occidental Miramar, including two swimming pools, two children pools, a fully fitted gym, six tennis courts, two restaurants, three bars and a complimentary shuttle service that takes guests to Havana's historic city centre three times a day. Those who have been to Cuba never forget their affection for the place. So don’t miss out on your opportunity to explore Cuba’s contagious charm, scintillating beach scenery, distinctive architecture and its sense of history!

 Included flights

 UK Departure

  • Departs: manchester
  • Arrives: havana, Cuba

 Return Flight

  • Departs: havana, Cuba
  • Arrives: manchester
 Day 1 to 8

Cuba Cruise - Havana

4 stars
  • 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

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

At Sea                                    

 

Day 8 - Havana

END OF CRUISE

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The Holiday Place customer rating

3.5 stars

3.5/5 from 38 reviews

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)

 Day 8 to 11

Starfish Montehabana

3 stars
  • Standard
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • stunning aparthotel in Miramar, linked to the Memories Miramar
  • a selection of accommodation is available
  • facilities are shared with sister hotel

With a fantastic location in the quiet and elegant district of Miramar, Starfish Montehabana perfectly combines the features of a city hotel and a modern apart-hotel with a modern feel, top facilities and excellent service. With a convenient location close to Havana's business centre and commercial centre, Starfish Montehabana was designed to cater to tourists looking for a quiet and elegant location or for those planning long stays in Havana. With many of the guest rooms having self-catering facilities and being decorated to offer a warm and soothing atmosphere, guests staying at the Starfish Montehabana also get to enjoy all the facilities and services offered at nearby sister hotel Memories Miramar, conveniently located next door. Ideal for single travellers, groups, families and those looking for long holidays in Havana, Starfish Montehabana is a fine retreat offering a great selection of facilities shared with its sister hotel Memories Miramar and including two swimming pools, two children pools, a fully fitted gym, six tennis courts, two restaurants and three bars.

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TripAdvisor traveller rating

3.5 stars 45%

based on 177 reviews

The Holiday Place customer rating

3 stars

3/5 from 8 reviews

We loved this hotel. The staff were more than kind and friendly. The services they prospered excellent. The food they served was wonderful with a broad range of variety for vegetarians and allergy sufferers. Highly recommended.

Maria Anne Vella reviewing Starfish Montehabana (26-May-2017)

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