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About HAVANA, CUBA


What people said about this port:

"Oscar, our tour guide, was chock full of information and made multiple stops throughout the tour." in 15 reviews.

"Glad we did n't take a walking tour because of our health and the heat." in 19 reviews.

"Book the 7 hour tour ; do n't wander around alone or you wo n't see anything." in 6 reviews.


173 reviews and tips of HAVANA, CUBA




xokferg says ...

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.

shipshape7 says ...

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!

Marilynd says ...

Beautiful Havana. We cruised from Miami to Havana roughly only 250 miles away but what a world of difference. We wanted to see Havana before it's filled with fast food places and Starbucks. We found beautifully restored buildings next to ones that have decayed and collapsed. Cuba doesn't have the modern conveniences, but there is something of interest on every corner. Beautiful architecture and history and wonderful people. Havana was hot and humid, but still you want to dance. Live music is found in every bar, where you'll also find the cheapest but best mojito, piña colada and daiquiri you'll ever have. Not to mention the taste and aroma of the cafe con leche. We visited places where Hemingway stayed and drank at, art galleries in the mansions of owners long gone, rode an American classic, and talked with the Cubans.

eaaeks says ...

Just back from NCL Sky 4 night to Havana! This was their 3rd trip and the excursion desk said it gets better and better! We had no issues with our excursions. Only disappointment was they no longer do the cave river portion of the long Viñales valley tour. Really though, it was fine without it. You travel on very comfortable tour buses with informative tour guides, A/C and a bathroom on it. The lunch stop is a cute hillside lunch place with gorgeous view on the valley. The tobacco farm is the real deal, as is the rum factory. If you've ever been to the Bacardi "factory" in San Juan, which feels more like a Disney attraction, you'll appreciate the folksy charm of Cuba at this factory! Very small, very authentic and bottles of rum are only $5USD (you don't need to change money, they'll gladly accept US dollars almost every where). Cuba is so "pre tourism" and it's great! We also took the "Art of Cuba" tour which we really enjoyed! Cubans are extremely artistic both visually and musicall...

netebee says ...

You don't have to select a tour of Havana through the cruise ship. We booked a private tour with toursbylocals.com. 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.

norabona says ...

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.

kccpix says ...

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.

MUGurlie says ...

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.

Tdstyle says ...

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 nelycgomez@gmail.com , she usually checks it in am , since internet time is limited.

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