Cuba & Central America Cruise

  • 8 Days

  • Central and South America

Experience colourful cities, latin rhythms and tropical forest on this fascinating cruise of Cuba and Central America. Board your spacious, well-appointed ship and take some time to discover the colourful and vibrant city of Havana. Then sail on and explore Mayan ruins, powdery beaches and tropical forests, en route you'll find astounding wildlife from elusive manatees to American crocodiles and colourful parrots.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Accommodation
Selected meals
All airport and port taxes
VIP private home pick-up
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

of 8 days

Your detailed itinerary

Cruise departing on 03rd November 2018

Meals included: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

Overview

Discover the beauty of Cuba and Central America on a fascinating cruise Havana and visiting Belize along the way.

At a glance

  • Havana
  • Belize
  • Isla de Roatan
  • Costa Maya
  • Isla de la Juventud

Day 1

UK - Havana

Fly to Havana where you will be met and transferred to your cruise ship, MSC Opera, for embarkation. The ship will remain moored in Havana until 11pm on day 2 to give you enough time to discover this bustling city.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Havana

Discover the unique, cultural and vibrant city of Havana today. Immerse yourself in Havana's infectious atmosphere taking in museums, palaces, public squares, churches, fortresses, shows and exhibitions on offer from art to dance or music. A city tour is included with MSC Cruises.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

At sea

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Belize

The colourful Caribbean city of Belize City is found on the east coast at the mouth of the Belize River. Spend time in the nation's favourite port with its Cayo District caves, the Maya archaeological sites, wooden colonial houses and quaint narrow streets. Do not miss St John's Cathedral, built in 1847 and the oldest, most important Anglican Church in Central America, or the famous lighthouse, which marks the grave of the Portuguese Baron, a man who left a great fortune to Belize. Or perhaps venture further afield to explore ancient Mayan cities.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Isla de Roatan

Blessed with powdery-white sand beaches, stunning natural scenery and lusciously rich tropical forests, Roatan Island is a paradise for beach and nature lovers alike. Set amidst the beautiful Bay Islands and lapped by warm clear waters of the Caribbean Sea, Roatan rests on an exposed ancient coral reef off the north coast of Honduras.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Costa Maya

Today, your cruise ship docks in Costa Maya on the Yucatan Peninsula. A destination purpose built to accommodate cruise ships. Resembling an ancient Mayan city this resort consisting of three pavilions that provide beach clubs, saltwater pools, fine restaurants, bars and shops. There is plenty of opportunity to join an optional excursion to experience the beautiful turquoise seas or explore the Mexican jungle.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Isla de la Juventud

Also known as Isla de Pinos (Isle of Pines), most of Isla de la Juventud is dedicated to the preservation of nature. Punta Frances National Park runs along the southern coast of the island and has been protecting the Cuban sea species for over 30 years; it preserves an astounding wildlife – American crocodiles, lizards, elusive manatees, butterflies – and a dry tropical forest with the largest parrot population of Cuba. There is over 3km of beach in all, split by a sandy headland into two broad curves of silver, powdery shore ringed on one side by the lush green of a woody, palm-specked thicket and on the other by the glassy, brilliant turquoise of the Caribbean Sea. The deserted tranquility of this private world is all part of what makes it exceptional.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Havana - UK

Today, arrive in Havana and disembark for your transfer to the airport.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Notes

A Tourist Card is required for entry into Cuba. The cost of the card is included in the holiday price and will be supplied to you prior to departure.

As the cruise departs and returns to Havana, a re-entry visa is required. This cannot be pre-purchased but can be bought on-board the ship or at the marina for approximately €15 per person.

Your ship

MSC Opera

A resort ship that accommodates over 1,700 passengers. Guests can dine on fine, authentic Italian-style dishes, and relax with a variety of entertainment options aimed towards both adults and children. The ship provides a glamorous, eye-catching interior, featuring fine woodworks, marble floors, and acres of vibrant fabrics.

Amenities
  • Smoking
  • Adults only
  • Childrens facilities
  • Nursery
Ship facts
  • Style: Resort
  • Class: Lirica
  • Size: Medium
  • Number of crew: 728
  • Number of cabins: 1056
  • Number of wheelchair cabins: 5
  • Capacity: 2150 passengers
  • Main language on board: en
  • Currency on board: EUR
  • Number of decks: 9
  • Gross tonnage: 65591
  • Length (m): 251
  • Width (m): 29
  • Speed in knots: 21
  • Launch year: 2004
  • Refit year: 2015
Available cabins on this cruise
Ocean View Cabin

Features a porthole and a double bed, which can be converted into two singles. Also includes; air conditioning, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, towels, shampoo & shower gel, TV, telephone, mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Details

  • 139.93 square feet
  • This cabin is available as part of the Bella and Fantastica experiences
  • Sleeps 2

Inside Cabin

Features a double bed, which can be converted into two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, spacious wardrobe, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, towels, shampoo & shower gel, TV, telephone, mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Details

  • 139.93 square feet
  • This cabin is available as part of the Bella and Fantastica experiences
  • Sleeps 2

Accessible Cabin

Features single beds. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, TV, telephone, mini-bar, safe deposit box. There is a fold-down seat in the shower. The seat is 48cm from the floor. The toilet has support rails fitted.

Details

  • Cabin - 226.04 square feet
  • Bathroom - 26.91 square feet
  • Cabin door width - 88cm
  • Bathroom door width - 88cm
  • Fold-down shower seat - 48cm from floor
  • Toilet with support rails
  • This cabin is available as part of the Bella and Fantastica experiences
  • Sleeps 2

Suite

Features a double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, spacious wardrobe, bathroom with bathtub, TV, telephone, cable internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Details

  • 290.63 square feet
  • This cabin is only available as part of the Aurea experience
  • Sleeps 2

Family Cabin

Features a bedroom with separate living area with up to four berths. Double bed can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, TV, telephone, mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Details

  • 236.81 square feet
  • This cabin is only available as part of the Fantastica experience
  • Sleeps 2-4

Balcony Cabin

Features a double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, shampoo & shower gel,TV, telephone, cable internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Details

  • 161.46-172.22 square feet
  • This cabin is available as part of the Bella, Fantastica and Aurea experiences
  • Sleeps 2

Life onboard

Fine woodwork, marble floors and acres of vibrant fabrics compliment the dramatic sea views onboard.

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