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Great city ~ fun and cheap. FLYING back next year to re-buy my rum that was lost by...
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What people said about this port:

"Oscar, our tour guide, was chock full of information and made multiple stops throughout the tour." in 16 reviews.

"Glad we did n't take a walking tour because of our health and the heat." in 20 reviews.

"Book the 7 hour tour ; do n't wander around alone or you wo n't see anything." in 7 reviews.

186 reviews and tips of HAVANA, CUBA


I had an amazing time in Havana, Cuba. I went with Royal Caribbean on the Empress of the Seas. I had a Panoramic Tour excursion and it was very insightful. You have to be very patient when visiting Cuba because everything is not run as smoothly as it is in the United States. That said, we stopped in cigar/rum shop and it took about an hour to get about 36 people cashed out. The rum started at 6 CUC or $7 USD. Depending on how many cigars you bought and how big, on average, they were about $65. All of Havana is beautiful but old Havana is especially picturesque. San Francisco Plaza was absolutely breathtaking. I can't wait to go back! If you're thinking about going and wondering if the price is worth it, it is.


From start to finish, Carnival Paradise afforded its guests the most delightful experience ever. Havana (La Habana) is a hidden gem. Cuba was my 83rd country visited and its capital did not disappoint. From the cleanliness of the city to the friendliness of the people and the beauty of the architecture, this is truly a worthwhile destination. In fact, I've just booked another cruise with more time spent in Havana. The excursions are well conducted and narrated by, in many cases, former educators and the coaches (buses) are ultra modern with air conditioning, lavatories, and comfortable seats. Everywhere you turn there is a beautiful monument. The colonial, Spanish-style architecture is truly stunning. The locals are most eager to converse with visitors. If you like rum, it may be less expensive than water in some instances. Let's celebrate and accentuate the positive, putting politics aside. People to people is the key!


You don't have to select a tour of Havana through the cruise ship. We booked a private tour with Our guides name was Joe and we highly recommend him. He created an amazing tour of all of Havana. First we walked the streets, then a classic car ride, mojito class as the sun set over Havana on a roof deck and finally dropped us off at an amazing restaurant. We felt very safe and he gave us tips on navigating the street vendors. We gained insight on real life in Cuba.


We at first thought we were just gonna do our own tour, 30 min later if walking decides to get a personal tour. Let me say it was best 3 hour tour. Our tour guide took us the best places, including gift shopping and lunch From what we heard back on the ship we saw more of Havana than anyone. They are the best. Nelisa is the best. If your looking for a personal tour email her at , she usually checks it in am , since internet time is limited.


As I said this trip was all about Cuba for us - any issues or experiences that were just ok was made up for in Havanna. We originally booked the classic car tour but was convinced by someone from shore excursions to get a refund - we chose 2 tours both RC - historic walking tour and old Havanna city sightseeing. Both were excellent but if I had to pick only one I would go with the walking tour. So informative and w rode by bus to do a cigar / rum and coffee tasting which I didn't realize was included. This was a full day of touring but got to see almost everything we came to see. Had plenty of time to spend at the market - walked there from terminal then took a classic car ride back to terminal. Be sure to ask price before going on. People of Havanna are very nice - Havanna is unlike any port in the carribean - more of a European feel - they are so proud of there history and amazing architecture - yes there is decay but there is so much preservation going on as well. Wish we would ha...

Visited: Nov 20, 2017

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Take a private tour in Havana. We booked our private walking tour with an hour in a classic car in advance through FerTours 2 Havana. Our guide, Yanelis, was very knowledgeable and very on top of getting us back to the boat on time, as many Cubans do not pay any attention to the time. Old Havana is gorgeous, even though it may not look it from above. This cruise is perfect for anyone who loves history and wants to embrace a different culture.


Amazing. I am slack-jawed at the food aromas, colors and sights and sounds that stir the soul here. A photographer's paradise. Sweet, beautiful, spirited people. Havana is a true charmer. Unforgettable.


This trip will be what you make of it! I agree with other reviewers, get a taxi right out of the terminal. Super cheap and most speak English very well! We loved the Old Square near the port. The food was good and the beer was cold. We also did an excursion through the ship, "Highlights of Havana." It was a very nice tour and reasonably priced. I would not suggest going to the forest, much better sights to see in Havana.


Just what we expected, a time warp. We wanted to see it before it became too touristy. We went out on our own and felt completely safe. Actually left something on a bench, realized it about 45 min. later and lo and behold it was still there!!! Where else would that have happened? People were very friendly. Most of the people we encountered spoke enough English that we didn't have any trouble.

Visited: Aug 24, 2017

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