Royal Caribbean cruising to Cuba

Royal Caribbean has expanded its Caribbean itineraries sailing from Tampa, Florida, to include new four- and five-night cruises with day and overnight visits to Havana along with stops in Key West, Florida and Cozumel, Mexico.

Guests will now have the opportunity to get deeper into the culture and nightlife of Cuba on Empress of the Seas’ new sailings to Havana, as well as a range of authentic experiences designed to immerse them in the natural beauty and rich culture of the island.

Travel back in time to the 1950’s in a classic American car tour of Havana, enjoying a scenic drive along the island’s famous Malecon waterfront and stopping at the iconic Hotel Nacional de Cuba and the Plaza de Revolucion.

Get up close to 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, on a leisurely walking tour.

Literature fans can take a unique excursion to novelist Ernest Hemingway’s favourite haunts, including where he lived, fished, dined and sipped his favourite cocktails.

In the evenings, experience Cuba’s dynamic nightlife by visiting the famous Tropicana Club, enjoying a performance by the Buena Vista Social Club or witnessing the family friendly ceremonial cannon firing at El Cañonazo.

Back onboard Empress of the Seas, the vibrancy of Cuban culture continues. From cortaditos and café con leche in Café Royal to salsa music and dancing in the Boleros Latin Lounge, a range of onboard activities will bring the spirit of Cuba to life throughout the entire journey.

The new sailings are available through November 4, 2017.

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