Nowhere is hotter this winter than Cuba. What’s more there is no better way to see it than on a cruise. The roads there are not great, the cars not reliable and most of the interesting cultural stuff is most accessible from harbours around the coast.
Take our Sights and Sounds of Cuba 7 night cruise and immediately we’re talking colonial Spanish sugar settlements like Trinidad and Sugar Mills Valley – both now UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a brilliant day out. Next day we visit the Sea Turtle Breeding Centre at Cayo Largo and the 140 aboriginal archaeological sites at Guanahacabibes National Park.
Naturally you’ll want to see Havana, founded by the Spanish in 1519 and another UNESCO heritage site. Alternatively you have the option of the old coffee plantation at the UNESCO designated Biosphere at Las Terrazzas. Then we’ll end the holiday with one final excursion to yet another UNESCO site – the Valley of Vinales, full of dramatic rock formations that surround the ancient 18th century city.
All this takes place on the stunning 25 cabin motor-sailor Panorama II – a truly luxurious vessel that has 17 crew for only 50 passengers. Alternatively, if you think small is beautiful, we can show you the culture of Cuba on a 12 berth luxury Dream Yachts catamaran. Then again if you prefer to ‘large it’ you have the option of seeing the island from the decks of the Star Flyer, an old fashioned tall ship.
All in all if you want to cruise Cuba (and you’d be mad not to) and see the culture you’ll need to see our website. This is a good place to start
But remember the Americans are on their way and the culture of the island will quickly change. Anchors aweigh!