It’s one of the hottest destinations around – and you and a guest could be discovering iconic Cuba with Celestyal Cruises
Celestyal pioneered cruising in Cuba and offers one of the finest ways to explore the island. On board Celestyal Crystal, you will experience authentic Cuban food and entertainment as you sail around the island, calling at four different ports in seven days.
Celestyal’s mid-sized ship can access smaller ports that other ships can’t reach, offering an itinerary that showcases the best of Cuba. Due to popular demand, following three very successful years, the cruise will now sail in Cuba all year round from November 2016.
The itinerary includes visits to UNESCO world heritage sites and national parks and reserves. You can walk down cobblestone streets, up mountain paths, through rainforests and, of course, relax on fabulous beaches. And back on board your world-class ship you’ll enjoy some incredible food and entertainment. This is the best of Caribbean resort and a cruise vacations, combined with a Cuba few people ever see.
The trip will include the charms of Havana, where you will step off the ship right into “Old Havana”, as the port is directly across the street. One of the great historical cities of the New World, it displays a colourful mix of colonialism, capitalism, and communism. You will have two days to explore the sights and sounds of Cuba’s capital city.
The cruise then continues to the beautiful city of Cienfuegos and the view of the impressive Castillo de Jagua, a fortress erected in 1745 for protection against Caribbean pirates. And if you are feeling adventurous you can visit the colonial village of Trinidad, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.
Exciting Jamaica is also included in the itinerary with a visit to marvellous Montego Bay for its unique culture, pristine beaches, picturesque mountains and duty free shopping.
Finally, you will have the chance to experience Santiago de Cuba, one of the most interesting and historically significant places in Cuba. It is the island’s centre for Afro-Cuban culture and is key to understanding Cuba’s unique personality. While there you can discover the history and complex architecture of the legendary El Morro castle, a UNESCO-listed site.