Another cruise ship will begin cruises from PortMiami, the Cruise Capital of the World. MSC Armonia arrived in Miami on Monday morning and will begin seven day cruises to the Caribbean with two days in Havana, Cuba.
MSC Armonia will sail 7-night Caribbean itineraries year-round departing from Miami and calling at Montego Bay, Jamaica; Georgetown, Cayman Islands; and Cozumel, Mexico before arriving in Havana, the Cuban capital, on Saturday and staying overnight to Sunday. And, with only one day at sea in this itinerary, cruisers are given more time to explore these sun-soaked ports of call.
With two full days in bustling Havana, guests will have the chance to fully immerse themselves in the Cuban culture both during the day and in the evening through a variety of distinctive tours. Shore excursions will explore local highlights from music, art and architecture to classic cigar rolling, rum distilling and much more. Guests can:
Ride in vintage American cars, a staple of the Havana experience. On this excursion, guests will tour the city in classic vehicles down the seafront Malecón boulevards and Quinta Avenida. Guests will stop for a historic photo opportunity at Plaza de la Revolución, and then head to the famous Christopher Columbus Cemetery. As the drive continues, participants will marvel at some of the city’s key landmarks.
Sip on local rum and try classic Habanos cigars to learn about a key part of Cuban culture. Guests will visit a cigar factory to watch highly-skilled torcedors as they hand-roll Cuban cigars. Then, cruisers will head to the Havana Club Museum to learn about how freshly cut sugarcane is distilled into rum and then try some of the final product.
Dance at Havana’s largest nightclub, the renowned Tropicana Club. Founded in 1939 in Havana’s Marianao suburb, the Tropicana Club is an iconic celebration of Cuban culture with tropical surroundings. Visitors will listen to live music and see a variety of performers in vibrant costumes, while sipping on a local cocktail and dancing the night away.
MSC Armonia is offering families an opportunity to explore and learn together, made easy by a higher ratio of staterooms that can accommodate third and fourth guests in one room. And, with Kids Sail Free available on many sailings, cruisers can save even more when bringing the whole family on board.
MSC Armonia’s offerings have also been tailored and enhanced for families since the ship underwent a $250 million Renaissance Program, where the ship was stretched in late 2014, adding a variety of new on board features, including a brand new splash park for children.
MSC Armonia will continue to sail year round from Miami to the Caribbean and Cuba, with balcony stateroom prices starting at $1,169 per person.