From the incandescent energy running through Havana to the serenity of the beaches peppering the North Coast, Cuba has got something for everyone – and it’s never been easier to go.
A trip to Cuba can only be described as a fairy tale, and that fairy tale is now within reach as MSC Armonia, dropping anchor in Cuba, adds Miami as its homeport. That’s right – from the 10th December this year MSC Armonia, will homeport in Miami for its 7-night Cuba and Caribbean itinerary. If the stories you’ve heard aren’t enough to convince you, read on and we’ll give you the lowdown on why this is the opportunity of a lifetime…
In fact, we love this place so much we’re the only cruise line offering a 7-night programme regularly including two days in Cuba, with the most modern cruise ship to travel there. Alongside giving you more options on when to travel, this is the perfect opportunity to see everything that the inimitable State of Florida has to offer.
An Island like you’ve never seen before
If you’re after pastel-coloured, chaotic houses overlooking teeming streets, blue skies and more palm trees than paradise, Cuba is the place for you. This isn’t a place with an interesting history, this is a place creating history every day. A place of genuine contradiction, its heady mix of Caribbean tradition and political activism lends this place a verve it’s hard to find elsewhere in the Caribbean, or the world. Whether you want to get off the beaten track and see a completely new way of life, take a dip in the cool waters of the Caribbean Sea, or just sit back in a Havana coffee shop and watch it roll by, Cuba really does have it all, and is set to be a real favourite for MSC guests.
A unique history
Making sure you have a perfect experience is at the heart of what we do. As soon as you disembark from the ship, you’ll have the chance to visit Castillo del Morro: a fortress constructed on a hill in the 16th century, taking its name from the Biblical Wise Men. Its isolated location and impossible architecture is sure to take your breath away. After spending some time in the city, the real fun starts – Varadero, often considered the most beautiful beach in the world, including a 20km stretch of the finest golden sand and turquoise sea Cuba has to offer.
Journey through the Caribbean
Whilst a highlight, Cuba is by no means the only destination to look forward to on this trip – take it down a notch at Jamaica’s Montego Bay, and experience the white sand beaches and ocean spray, and stop off in Cozumel, Mexico, to experience some of the best diving reefs in the world.
Do it in style
Immerse yourself in this adventure with the knowledge that luxury is only ever a stone’s throw away. With panoramic views, an array of new features and facilities, and additional cabins with balconies, MSC Armonia is an experience to be savoured all on its own. Make sure your children are well looked after in one of our new play areas for children of all ages, take a trip down to the MSC Aurea Spa for an indulgent pampering, or take the plunge on one of the dancefloors or swimming pools. You decide. Just know that whatever you choose, you’re sure to be rewarded with memories that will last a lifetime.