Cuba Cruise is a Canadian cruise line that circumnavigates the island of Cuba, showcasing the beautiful nook and crannies of the island. But, more than that, it also advocates for the Cuban people and celebrates their rich culture. The company offers travellers a seven day cruise that visits six ports of call, exploring the island’s most iconic destinations like Havana and Santiago de Cuba, and its hidden treasures like Punta Frances on Isla de la Juventud.
An air and cruise package includes the seven day Cuba cruise as well as the return flight from Toronto to Havana, transfers, and Cuban tourist card. Passengers can book just the cruise, and are able to board either in Havana or in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
I’m excited to visit this ‘frozen-in-time’ destination. I have wanted to visit before, but I suspected that a beach vacation or an all-inclusive resort getaway would not give me a real insight into the country and its culture. This cruise is the perfect way to see Cuba – with visits to small ports, shore excursions into the interior, and yet the comfort of the ship at the end of the day.
I have been re-reading Hemingway and brushing up on my history in preparation for our visit. My husband, who is a bit of a car nut, is looking forward to seeing those classic automobiles from the fifties that have long been absent from our streets but are still standard transport in Cuba.
Then there is the vintage architecture, the Unesco World Heritage sites, the national parks, the food, the rum, the music – the Salsa!
This cruise is going to be both an education and a vacation.