If you are looking to explore the culture and nightlife of Cuba, you now have the opportunity to experience the island at night on Empress of the Seas’ new sailings to Havana. Royal Caribbean is expanding its Caribbean itineraries sailing from Tampa, to include new cruises with day and overnight visits to Havana, along with stops in Key West, FL. and Cozumel, Mexico.
Visiting Cuba with Royal Caribbean means you can enjoy authentic people-to-people experiences designed to immerse yourself in the natural beauty and rich culture of the island.
Adventures include taking a trip back to the 1950s in a classic American car to tour Havana, with stops at the historic and luxurious Hotel Nacional de Cuba and the Plaza de Revolución, as well as a scenic drive along the island’s famous Malecón waterfront.
If you want to immerse yourself even more during your time in Cuba, a walking tour offers a close-up experience of the city’s most famous locations, including the old quarter and the Havana Club Museum, a renowned rum producer housed in an 18th-century colonial mansion.
For those cruisers intrigued by literary greats, a unique excursion will take you to novelist Ernest Hemingway’s favorite haunts, including where he lived, fished, dined and sipped his favorite cocktails.
Thanks to the new overnight stays you can also experience another side of Cuba – its diverse nightlife. From visiting the famous Tropicana Club to enjoying a performance by the Buena Vista Social Club or witnessing the ceremonial cannon firing at El Cañonazo, you can enjoy all the sights and sounds of Cuba after dark.
The vibrant Cuban culture extends beyond the island to the experience onboard Empress of the Seas. From cortaditos and café con leche in Café Royal to salsa music and dancing in the Boleros Latin lounge, a range of onboard activities brings the spirit of the island to life throughout the entire journey.
The new 4- and 5-night cruises with day and overnight visits to Havana, along with stops in Key West, FL. and Cozumel, Mexico are available through Nov. 4, 2017.