Azamara Club Cruises has launched new 2018 and 2019 Cuban itineraries ranging from four to 14 nights and visit such diverse Cuban ports as Cienfuegos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
With longer stays in port, new onboard Cuban-themed programming and two overnights in Havana, travellers have a fresh opportunity to enjoy the vibrant culture of Cuba. Starting in 2018, guests can also expect an AzAmazing Evenings event on select sailings – a bespoke, exclusive and private event only for Azamara guests that lets guests experience the local culture like never before.
“Following the incredible popularity and high demand for our Cuba voyages, we knew we wanted to provide travellers more opportunities to explore this alluring country at night,” said Azamara president Larry Pimentel. “We’re fully committed to exceptional on-shore exploration through our longer stays in port. With more overnights and night tour programming, it makes sense that we would be one of the few ships to offer three full days in Havana. We look forward to bringing more magic of the Cuban culture to our new and loyal guests.”
Three new night experiences include:
- Cabaret Parisien, Havana: Visit the Nacional Hotel de Cuba and marvel at the cabaret show “Cuban, Cuban,” a true sensation based entirely on island culture. This colourful performance features stunning costumes, lively music and captivating dance moves reflecting Indo-American, Hispanic and African influences. Before the performance, guests can wander the hotel gardens and gaze out at the nighttime views of the Havana Malecón.
- Musical Evening at Fusión Havana, Havana: Embark on a truly captivating evening filled with the excitement of sultry music and dances of Havana, as Cuban rhythms, Latin Jazz and Flamenco resound through the Fusión Havana, a local showplace and restaurant. Cuba Libres and other favourite local cocktails will be served at a two-hour open bar with local delicacies like savory croquettes and stuffed tostones.
- Jewish Heritage Tour, Havana: Embrace Cuba’s rich Jewish heritage with a guided tour that takes you through the streets of Old Havana’s Jewish Quarter. With plenty of local encounters to hear firsthand stories about the Jewish community, the tour includes a visit to the Hotel Raquel, a breathtaking example of Havana’s Jewish influence, a local synagogue, as well as visits to a historic Jewish cemetery and Havana’s Holocaust Museum.
Additionally, a number of experiences are being developed throughout Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba to give Azamara guests immersive and localized experiences outside of Havana.
Travellers can also experience Cuban culture onboard with unique destination-focused programming.