There is an exit tax of $25 pp, payable only in cash and only in CUC’s, Convertable Cuban dollars. You can buy CUCs at the airport if you need them.
Save some money for the duty free shop, where rum, coffee and cigars are a bargain.
The disembarkation process run by Your Cuba Cruise was smooth and easy, and we were soon on board the Air Transat flight and headed home.
This was a cruise that I enjoyed tremendously. The ship was comfortable, though not luxurious, staff were friendly and helpful, and the passengers were a happy bunch. We met Swedes, Finns, fellow Canadians, Americans, Kiwis, Aussies, and Brazilians – the international mix made for ineresting conversations. I liked the casual dress and informal tone on board.
The excursions were excellent, well run, on time, with good guides and fascinating things to see. On each one of them, I learned new things, and wanted to learn more. Cuba itself was the real star of this cruise.
The one big disappointment for me was the food. I am a foodie, so food is important, and the cuisine on board needs work. The meals in the premium dining room were good, in the main dining room barely adequate and in the buffet restaurant, not very good at all.