Azamara Club Cruises has announced new 2018 and 2019 Cuban itineraries that range from four to 14 nights and visit ports like Cienfuegos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The new itineraries also include longer stays in port, new onboard Cuban-themed programming and two overnights in Havana. Starting in 2018, guests can also expect an AzAmazing Evenings event on select sailings, a bespoke, exclusive and private event only for Azamara guests.
New Cuba Shore Excursions
From locally inspired small-group excursions by day and night to the signature AzAmazing Evening in Cuba, there are two new experiences,:
- Cabaret Parisien, Havana: On this night tour, visit the Nacional Hotel de Cuba and marvel at the cabaret show “Cuban, Cuban.” This colorful performance features stunning costumes, lively music and captivating dance moves reflecting Indo-American, Hispanic and African influences. Before the performance, wander the lovely hotel gardens and gaze out at the sparkling nighttime views of the Havana Malecón.
- Jewish Heritage Tour, Havana: On this day tour, embrace Cuba’s rich Jewish heritage with a guided tour that takes you through the streets of Old Havana’s Jewish Quarter. With plenty of local encounters to hear firsthand stories about the Jewish community, the tour includes a visit to the Hotel Raquel, a breathtaking example of Havana’s Jewish influence, and to a local synagogue for an authentic look at how locals worship. Pay moving visits to a historic Jewish cemetery and Havana’s Holocaust Museum, a solemn reminder of World War II, curated by the local community.
Additionally, a number of experiences are being developed throughout Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba, including:
- Santiago de Cuba: Guests will explore a variety of well-known and off-the-beaten track historical sites including the Colonial Historic Center and San Juan Hill, where an instrumental battle in the Spanish – Cuban – American war occurred. Then travel to the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, where notable Cuban national hero and literary import Jose Marti is laid to rest.
- Cienfuegos: After starting their tour in Cienfuegos, guests will travel to Trinidad, where they can explore the colonial old town and quaint cobblestone streets. A stop at Potter’s House gives guests the chance to discover the artwork of Cuban craftsmen and learn about their technique passed down through generations. Guests will round out their visit to Cienfuegos to view a performance at the Teatro Tomas Terry followed by shopping the Santa Isabel Boulevard.