Royal Caribbean’s Cuba sailings have benefited from an expanded itineraries – departing Tampa Florida to Havana on Empress of the Seas.
New four- and five-night cruises with day and overnight visits to Havana along with stops in Key West, Florida and Cozumel, Mexico have been added and are available through 4 November 2017.
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 Revolucion, as well as a scenic drive along the island’s famous Malecon waterfront. For guests who want to immerse themselves even more during their time in Cuba, a walking tour offers a close-up experience of the city’s most famous locales, including the old quarter and the Havana Club Museum, a renowned rum producer housed in an 18th century colonial mansion. For those intrigued by literary greats, a unique excursion will take them to novelist Ernest Hemingway’s favourite haunts, including where he lived, fished, dined and sipped his favourite cocktails.
In the evenings, travellers can 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 family-friendly ceremonial cannon firing at El Cañonazo, guests can enjoy the sights and sounds of Cuba after dark.
The vibrant Cuban culture extends beyond land 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, guests will have a range of onboard activities developed to bring the spirit of the island to life throughout the entire journey.