Havana

Old Havana
Varadero Beach
The Island of Cayo Largo   

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Havana

An Irresistible Charm

When you disembark in Havana during a cruise to the Caribbean, you will be immediately struck by the city’s sensuality.


It’s buildings have sinuous lines, and its colours and spiced aromas are intoxicating. The aroma of the city’s famous cigars floats through the air, beaches of sugary hues smoothly transition into transparent waters of the sea, music accompanies the captivating movements of the Caribbean dances, and cars from a different century create a moving exhibit in the streets of the city centre: sailing with MSC Cruises to Cuba will let you to touch this fascinating world with your own hands.

On your trip, as soon as you disembark from your cruise ship, an excursion will take you on a discovery of the capital, a populous city full of contradictions with over two million inhabitants. One of the must see places to visit is Castillo del Morro: a fortress constructed on a hill in the 16th century that takes its name from one of the Biblical Wise Men. From here, you can reach Vieja Habana (Old Havana), a UNESCO world heritage site, with its Plaza San Francisco de Asis, Plaza de Armas, Plaza Vieja and Plaza de la Catedral. Bodeguita del Medio, a locale where personalities such as Ernst Hemingway, Salvador Allende and Pablo Neruda often stopped to sip a mojito, is a must stop. El Capitolio (the Capital Building), one of Cuba’s symbols, stands out in its whiteness from amongst the colorful colonial buildings. Plaza de la Revolución is also of great impact; here the memorial to the national hero José Martí and the Interior Ministry with the famous image of Che Guevara made by Enrique Ávila and inspired by a statue of Alberto Korda, are situated. But, a trip to Havana will also take you beyond squares and buildings. For example, Varadero is considered the most beautiful beach in the world.

Must see places in Havana

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  • HAVANA HIGHLIGHTS IN A DAY

    KULTUR OCH HISTORIA

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    Get your fill of Havana’s old-world beauty on an all-day tour full of city highlights. Once aboard a coach in the company of your tour guide, you’ll first head for the 16th-century Morro Castle on the other side of Havana’s port. A leisurely stroll through Plaza San Francisco de Asis, Plaza de Armas, Plaza Vieja and Plaza de la Catedral in the quaint old quarter then takes you to the lovely Palacio de los CapitanesGenerales. Once the official residence of Havana’s colonial governors, the palace now houses the Museum of the City of Havana. Spend some time browsing the museum’s colonial artefacts and decor before you move on to one of Havana’s most iconic bars, La Bodeguita del Medio, for an external viewing. Next, you’ll pass the Museum of the Revolution, the National Museum of Fine Arts, Parque Central and the Great Theatre of Havana on your way to El Capitolio building. A traditional Creole lunch, plus a drink, then follows in a typical Cuban restaurant. Following a photo stop at Plaza de la Revolución, a panoramic drive will take you through the seafront Malecón area, down Quinta Avenida with its luxury homes and hotels in the Miramar district, then along Avenida de los Presidentesand Avenida Paseo in the El Vedado quarter to reach your ship.Please note: for MSC Opera calls, this tour is available on 03.12.2016, 04.12.2016, 05.12.2016 and every Sunday and Monday. For MSC Armonia calls, this tour is available on 21.11.2016, onevery Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday,with the exception of fallowing cruises, when the tour is run only on Wednesday: AX04, AX06, AX10, AX12, AX14, AX16 and AX19. It is also available on 14 and 15 March 2017. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair.
    • Inklusive lunch eller middag

    • Svårighetsgrad: Medel – Kan innehålla uppförsbackar, trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

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      Svårighetsgrad: Medel – Kan innehålla uppförsbackar, trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

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    • Frånpris för vuxenSEK829per person

    • Frånpris för barn 2-13 årSEK735per person

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REACH THE PORT

Port of Havana

This section contains information on how to reach the port.

Cruise Terminal:

Terminal de Cruceros - San Pedro, n. 1 – Avenida del Puerto, Muelle San Francisco, Centro Histórico Habana Vieja – Habana Cuba

Reach the port by

  • Plane

    The international airport Jose Martí is about a 30 minute taxi ride away from the port of Havana. Should you arrive at Havana’s second airport, Varadero, the taxi ride will take up to 1 hour and 40 minutes. 
      
    There is limited public transport available from either airport, and it is always recommended to take the official Havana taxis rather than the typical vintage cars also available outside both airports. 
      
    This information is subject to change, and passengers are responsible for verifying transport routes before departure.
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Cuba

Light-heartedness, Sun and History
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Sailing with MSC Cruises to the Caribbean will take you on a discovery of – among other jewels of the region -  Cuba, a destination of all-around enjoyment


Among the many of Caribbean islands that can be visited with MSC Cruises, Cuba is a historical and artistic treasure that can only be admired – from the sea and from the land. Strategically located between the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, this splendid island is caressed by the trade winds and enjoys a tropical climate with humid summers and dry winters.
Marvellous natural inlets are the sites of its main cities: Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago di Cuba. Saying Cuba calls to mind the white beaches of Varadero and Cayo Largo, crystal-clear waters, and lush vegetation of all shades of green, as well as the bright colours of the buildings, the music, the food and a culture that blends Spanish colonialism with the traditions of African slaves.

Those who come to Cuba cannot but be enchanted by it. It is no accident that Christopher Columbus exclaimed “The most beautiful land that the human eye has ever seen!” when he landed here. And what about the Nobel prize laureate Ernest Hemingway? He was so fascinated by the island that he decided to move here and spent the next twenty years at his Finca Vigia (lookout house).