Havana Immersion & Caribbean Cruise

 

Discover enigmatic Havana on this 7 night Caribbean cruise which also visits Jamaica, Cayman Islands and Mexico.  Includes 2 nights stay at Havana giving you the opportunity to really explore the famous city.

DESTINATION Cuba, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico
FROM Dublin
DATE January to April 2017
DURATION 8 Nights
PRICE From €1,599 pp

Immerse yourself in enigmatic Havana, with its aromas of spices and the famous cigars and the sights of the glorious old cars, fine relics of another century.  This 7 night cruise gives you three days in Havana as well as visits to Jamaica, Georgetown in Cayman Islands and the wonderful beaches and Mayan ruins in Cozumel, Mexico.

Flight Times:

OUTBOUND Dublin 09.00 / Havana 14.50
RETURN Havana 21.30 / Dublin 20.40 (overnight)
Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Havana, Cuba: Overnight stay

On arrival in Havana, you will be transferred to the port to board MSC Opera.

Day 2: Havana, Cuba: Overnight Stay

When you reach Havana, you will be immediately struck by the city’s sensuality. It’s buildings have sinuous lines, and its colours and spiced aromas are intoxicating. The aroma of the city’s famous cigars floats through the air, beaches of sugary hues smoothly transition into transparent waters of the sea, music accompanies the captivating movements of the Caribbean dances, and cars from a different century create a moving exhibit in the streets of the city centre.

Day 3: Havana, Cuba: Depart 18.00

Havana is famed for its history and culture. It is home to exquisite architecture, classic American cars and cobbled streets and squares, alive with the irresistible rhythms of mambo. Take a stroll around Habana Vieja – Old Havana – to soak up the Latin atmosphere.

Day 4: At Sea: 

A day to relax and enjoy the fantastic facilities on board.

Day 5: Montego Bay*, Jamaica: Arrive 08.00 Depart 18.00

Located along the northwest coast of Jamaica, Montego Bay is one of the most important cities of the island; it is thought that Christopher Columbus anchored his ships here in 1494 when he “discovered” Jamaica on his way from Cuba; he called the new country Santiago.

The lively city centre is dominated by Gloucester Avenue, the main street or “Hip Strip”, where tourists and locals stroll and investigate different bars; in the centre, one can also admire the St. James Parish Church, an 18th century religious building in Georgian style surrounded by a lush tropical garden.

Day 6: Georgetown, Cayman Islands: Arrive 09.00 Depart 15.00

The Cayman Islands are home to the famous Stingray City where you can swim with and feed wild (gentle) stingrays! The island is also home to a turtle farm which is at the forefront of the conservation effort.

The houses on the narrow George Town streets are interspersed with artisan workshops, where you can find some rarities to take home as a reminder of your cruise. You can take a plunge into the history of the island at the dual-purpose National Museum of George Town: you can both explore samples of the most interesting endemic flora and fauna, and trace the long and tough inhabited history of the island.

Day 7:  Cozumel, Mexico: Arrive 10.00 Depart 18.00

Cozumel is a Mecca for Scuba divers and snorkellers, but if you’re not a diver, there’s a certain appeal in wandering the relaxed inland blocks of San Miguel, away from the piers, spotting Maya ruins and exotic birds.

Day 8:  Havana, Cuba: Arrive 15.00

On disembarkation in Havana you will be transferred to the airport for your return overnight flight to Dublin.

* On the following departure dates the cruise visits Ocho Rios in Jamaica instead of Montego Bay:

  • 14th January
  • 11th March
  • 01st April

Ochos Rios means eight rivers in Spanish, and it precisely its rivers, as well as its crystalline sea, that are its main characteristics; characteristics that will not disappoint visitors to Jamaica wishing to immerse themselves in the lush vegetation of these marvellous dream locations.

Just like a mirage, the white buildings of Ochos Rios seems to appear unexpectedly from lush vegetation covering the coast. On Main Street, you will be able to shop or pass your day on solid ground.

7 Nights accommodation aboard the 4 Star MSC Opera, operated by MSC Cruises.

Cabins

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MSC OPERA

Fine woodwork, marble floors and trimmings, acres of vibrant fabrics and panoramic windows with dramatic sea views, create the perfect environment for a memorable cruise experience aboard MSC Opera. Mix in fine Italian and international cuisine and excellent itineraries and you have something very special indeed.

Whatever you do, you’re sure to enjoy a most harmonious cruise!

Public Lounges

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Dates & Prices

DATE PRICE STATEROOM
07 January 2017 €1,599 Inside Book Now
07 January 2017 €1,709 Oceanview Book Now
07 January 2017 €2,029 Balcony Book Now
14 January 2017 €1,599 Inside Book Now
14 January 2017 €1,709 Oceanview Book Now
14 January 2017 €2,029 Balcony Book Now
21 January 2017 €1,599 Inside Book Now
21 January 2017 €1,709 Oceanview Book Now
21 January 2017 €2,029 Balcony Book Now
11 February 2017 €1,809 Inside Book Now
11 February 2017 €1,969 Oceanview Book Now
11 February 2017 €2,379 Balcony Book Now
18 February 2017 €1,809 Inside Book Now
18 February 2017 €1,969 Oceanview Book Now
18 February 2017 €2,379 Balcony Book Now
25 February 2017 €1,809 Inside Book Now
25 February 2017 €1,969 Oceanview Book Now
25 February 2017 €2,379 Balcony Book Now
04 March 2017 €1,739 Inside Book Now
04 March 2017 €1,879 Oceanview Book Now
04 March 2017 €2,269 Balcony Book Now
11 March 2017 €1,739 Inside Book Now
11 March 2017 €1,879 Oceanview Book Now
11 March 2017 €2,269 Balcony Book Now
18 March 2017 €1,739 Inside Book Now
18 March 2017 €1,879 Oceanview Book Now
18 March 2017 €2,269 Balcony Book Now
25 March 2017 €1,739 Inside Book Now
25 March 2017 €1,879 Oceanview Book Now
25 March 2017 €2,269 Balcony Book Now
01 April 2017 €1,809 Inside Book Now
01 April 2017 €1,969 Oceanview Book Now
01 April 2017 €2,379 Balcony Book Now

Price Inclusions

  • Flight Dublin to Havana
  • Airport transfer to the port
  • 7 nights accommodation on board MSC Opera
  • Full Board basis
  • Entertainment onboard
  • Return transfer from port to airport
  • Return flight to Dublin (overnight)
  • Taxes and charges of €130
  • One check-in bag of 20kgs & 1 carry-on bag of 10kgs included per person

Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non refundable or transferable booking deposit €250 per person
  • 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit card
  • Gratuities of €9.00 per person per day onboard are not included
  • Optional Insurance from €38 (conditions apply)
  • Single supplement from available on request
  • Prices are guidelines only and are subject to change & availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.