Cuba sits a mere 90 miles from the coast of Florida, but for the past 50 years it may as well have been on the other side of the world, due to regulations that made it a forbidden land for American citizens to visit.
But in the last two years, the U.S. government lifted that ban, making it much easier for tour operators to bring Americans to this fascinating Caribbean island awash with sugar-white beaches, striking Spanish-colonial architecture, 1950s-era cars, pulsating salsa and cabaret clubs, and mouth-watering cuisine. Below we’ve picked out three of the best cruises to Cuba from Miami.
FROM $86 PER NIGHT
This well-reviewed tour offers the chance to spend two full days in the wonderful Cuban capital of Havana, along with a full day at sea when guests can make use of the cruise liner’s outstanding amenities, which include a number of dining and entertainment options. Testimonials from previous visitors have talked highly of the cruise’s sumptuous cuisine, impeccable service and inviting common areas. As for the itinerary, after embarking from Miami you’ll spend the following day 2 at sea before arriving in Havana the following morning. Here’ll you get ample time to lap up the city’s myriad attractions for 2 full days before your return journey.
FROM $228 PER NIGHT
Named after the famous American writer who lived in Cuba for some twenty years and whose work was often inspired by the Caribbean island, this magnificent 7-night tour will take you on a potted journey across some of the country’s finest landmarks and places of interest. Departing from Miami, you’ll spend day two exploring the idyllic delights of Key West before arriving in Cuba the following morning. After a day in the Cuban capital of Havana, you’ll enjoy the next day at sea when you can make use of your lavish ship’s gorgeous pool area, casino and state-of-the-art spa. Next, it’ll be on to Cienfuegos for a day of exploring before arriving in Santiago De Cuba for lunchtime the next day for more fascinating sights and world class beaches, rounding off your trip before making the leisurely overnight return to Miami.
FROM $243 PER NIGHT
After setting off from Miami and your first night aboard your stunning vessel, a day on the idyllic US island of Key West will serve as an appetiser before the main event. It’ll be an early rise and shine on day 3 when you open your cabin blinds, peer out of the window and see the delights of Havana, the Cuban capital and one of the Caribbean’s most magical cities. Here you’ll spend two full days – ample time to explore to your heart’s content – before hopping aboard once again for another experience altogether – Mexico. Two more days in the scuba diving mecca of Cozumel will wrap up your trip, with day 7 at sea before your return journey to Miami, armed with memories to last a lifetime.