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Iberostar Playa Alameda + Cuba Cruise

4.5 stars

varadero + havana, cuba

The Experience

Explore the wonders of Cuba on a cruise and with a stay upon Varadero beach. Start your holiday with a stay at The Iberostar Playa Alameda Resort. This resort is located beside an ecological park at the quieter end of Varadero's 20 km white sand beach. This all-inclusive property offers guests an excellent range of facilities and services. Spend lazy days relaxing on the beautiful beach or by the large swimming pool. For more excitement, enjoy the many activities including water sports, volleyball and tennis or the varied entertainment programme of live shows and discos. Iberostar Playa Alameda is perfect for family holidays with a children's pool, games room and mini-club. Whether you seek a fun family holiday, a relaxing break or a romantic honeymoon, Iberostar Playa Alameda offers a memorable stay in Cuba. For a change of scenery, enjoy 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.

 Included flights

 UK Departure

  • Departs: london
  • Arrives: havana, Cuba

 Return Flight

  • Departs: havana, Cuba
  • Arrives: london
 Day 1 to 5

Iberostar Playa Alameda Hotel

4.5 stars
  • Standard
  • All Inclusive
  • glorious and peaceful setting on Varadero's world famous beach
  • Excellent choice of dining and entertainment options
  • exclusive offer for all couples

The IBEROSTAR Playa Alameda Resort is located beside an ecological park at the quieter end of Varadero's 19 km white sand beach. This all-inclusive property offers guests an excellent range of facilities and services. Spend lazy days relaxing on the beautiful beach or by the large swimming pool. For more excitement, enjoy the many activities including water sports, volleyball and tennis or the varied entertainment programme of live shows and discos. IBEROSTAR Playa Alameda is perfect for family holidays with a children's pool, games room and mini-club. Whether you seek a fun family holiday, a relaxing break or a romantic honeymoon, IBEROSTAR Playa Alameda offers a memorable stay in Cuba.

 

Average temperature in °C for Cuba
O N D J F M A M
262423 2222232526

TripAdvisor traveller rating

4.0 stars 73%

based on 3243 reviews

The Holiday Place customer rating

4 stars

4/5 from 54 reviews

The room was spacious, comfortable and Allen taffeta on site were extremely friendly and helpful. The speciality restaurants were a disappointment food wise. The Buffet Restaurant had a wide selection of food available. The pool area was very clean and you could always get a sunbed. We would return...

Noel Wright reviewing Iberostar Playa Alameda Hotel (22-Apr-2017)

 Day 5 to 12

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

Average temperature in °C for Cuba
O N D J F M A M
262423 2222232526

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)

£1969 per person

Price for 11 nights, 2 Adults flying 18 January 2018 from Gatwick with Virgin Atlantic
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