Azamara Club Cruises, the cruise line that pioneered immersive destination experiences, is adding four additional sailings from Miami to Cuba. The new voyages will include overnight stays in Havana and maiden calls at Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba, allowing guests to travel deeper into Cuba.
“Interest in travelling to Cuba from both new and loyal guests is undeniable,” said Larry Pimentel, President and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises. “Destination immersion is the heartbeat of our brand, so naturally we wanted to deliver authentic experiences in Cuba – from new ports to unique land discovery offerings – that trully bring the country’s rich history, culture and people to life.”
Azamara has created a variety of unique people-to-people shore excursions in Cuba. Travellers can enjoy the destination from sunrise to sunset, exploring historic sites by day, followed by mojitos and sultry Cuban music in the evening. Multiple overnights will allow guests to experience the destination at night when the cobblestone streets are filled with music from salsa clubs, the scent of hand rolled Cuban sigars and delicious Cuban cuisine.
Shore excursions will include a visit to the open air cabaret, Tropicana, a Nelson Dominguez art gallery tour, a drive along the Malecón waterfront in an American Classic car and a tour of Hemingway’s Havana.
Beginning January 2018 Azamara will also visit two new ports of call, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba.
Known as La Perla del Sur, the Pearl of the South, Cienfuegos sits on the south-central coast of Cuba. Cienguegos translates to “100 fires” and the town adds a bright light to the already fascinating country.
Santiago de Cuba is the island’s second largest city. Perched on the Caribbean Sea southeast of Havana, the city is bustling, diverse and bursting at the seams with fascinating history and cultural life.
Azamara’s updated sailings to Cuba start with a 7-night “Havana Discovery Voyage” departing Miami on November 20, 2017 on board Azamara Quest.