Travel to Cuba this winter

10th August 2017

With the temperatures taking a bit of a dip across the country over the last couple of weeks, you may have been felt inspired to book your next sunny getaway. Throughout the summer, you can head to the charming towns and peaceful islands of the Mediterranean; or travel further afield to the exotic delights of Far East Asia. The winter also presents a number of opportunities, with itineraries available in and around the iconic Caribbean nation of Cuba.

From December 2017 to January 2018, the Star Flyer will operate a total of five itineraries – each of which will offer an unparalleled insight into the largest of the Caribbean islands. This week, we take a closer look at the Cuba itineraries and some of the highlights you will be able to enjoy during your time on board.

Havana

Havana Cars

The main appeal of Cuba comes from the fact that it has been frozen in time. Up until the Communist revolution, which took place in the 1950’s, the Cuban capital of Havana had been one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Caribbean. As you wander the city streets, this will instantly become apparent upon admiring the architecture and classical cars. You will also experience a vibrant culture of resourcefulness, with a passion for salsa dancing and music.

Punta Frances, Isla de la Juventud

Situated off the southern coast of western Cuba is Isla de la Juventud, which is widely known for its array of relaxing black and white-sand beaches. Punta Frances is among the most famous of these, offering passengers not only a relaxing place to spend a day but also a range of diving and snorkelling opportunities. Venture into the nearby caves and you will discover more than 200 ancient Indian pictographs, or you can visit the remains of an abandoned prison which once held Fidel Castro before the revolution.

Cayo Largo

Cayo Largo

A journey to Cayo Largo will help you to realise just how appealing Cuba once was as a tourist destination. With a huge 28km expanse of beach made up of sand that is as fine as flour and only a handful of resorts, this peaceful island is one of the hidden paradise gems of the Caribbean. It is also a marine wildlife sanctuary, presenting an opportunity to see native turtles and iguanas roaming freely.

Cayo Rico

The smaller-size of the Star Flyer enables her to dock where few other ships are able to and Cayo Rico is a fine demonstration of this ability. If you were impressed by the tranquil setting of Cayo Largo, you will almost certainly be impressed by the offering available on this tiny islet. Crystal clear waters and powdery white-sand beaches - along with a population of iguanas that will probably outnumber tourists – makes Cayo Rico an unforgettable tropical paradise.

Cienfuegos

Cienfuegos

Interestingly, Cienfuegos was the only Cuban city to have been settled by French immigrants – which becomes apparent upon admiring the architecture of the historic city centre. This old town area has gained UNESCO World Heritage and it’s easy to see why. Neoclassical architecture will greet you upon every turn and is present in the form of an array of fascinating palaces.


To find out more about the full range of sailings to Cuba available this winter, contact us via the freephone number above or chat to an advisor online.