Cuba is the Caribbean’s most intriguing island and one that deserves a little more time to explore. On this cruise you’ll stay overnight in the capital, Havana, and head east to soulful Santiago.
• Miami, USA
• Havana, Cuba
• Cienfuegos, Cuba
• Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
• Miami, USA
Art Deco Tour A walking tour of Miami’s Art Deco district is the best way to learn about the history of the city’s 1920s, ’30s and ’40s architecture*.
Cruise Cienfuegos, with its French style and stunning bayside setting, is a joy to explore as part of a pre-arranged tour*. From here you can also visit UNESCO-listed Trinidad*.
Miami cuisine Miami has thousands of restaurants, food carts, cafés and bakeries serving food from around the world. For an authentic taste of the city try arepas, ceviche or a Cuban sandwich.
Cruise Tuscan Steak, an elegant take on the traditional Italian steakhouse, is the latest dining addition to Sirena.
Miami nightlife Ocean Drive is the place to see and be seen in Miami. It’s great for people watching and admiring sports cars, and it’s buzzing with bars, music venues and beach clubs.
Cruise Enjoy some unplugged entertainment at Acoustic Sessions. The ship’s band play hits from the last few decades in an intimate atmosphere.
Ritz Carlton, South Beach The exquisite Ritz-Carlton is a landmark in Miami’s Art Deco District and sits right on Miami’s most famous beach. The hotel has an award-winning spa* and an elevated pool with sea views.
Cruise The Veranda Staterooms have an elegant design, a living area and a furnished balcony.
Is this for you?
Oceania is known for its exceptional service and focus on providing fantastic culinary and wellness experiences, both on board and on land. The style is sophisticated but not stuffy and the mid-size ships have an ambiance similar to a casual country club; after a day of exploring a new destination there’s a real feeling of coming home as you re-board the ship. Oceania quite rightly pride themselves on creating an immersive experience on shore with overnight stays and late departures from various ports. NB: Due to travel restrictions, you must be on an Oceania-arranged tour to leave the ship in Cuban ports of call.
This 684-guest ship is the newest addition to the Oceania fleet and features some fantastic speciality dining venues such as Red Ginger and Tuscan Steak, which are included in the price of your cruise.
What to expect
SUGGESTED STAY & CRUISE ITINERARY
Day 1 UK to Miami, USA Depart the UK on your flight to Miami. On arrival, make your way to the iconic five-star Ritz Carlton, South Beach for a two-night stay.
Day 2 Miami, USA Your time is free so you can explore this vibrant city – which has a fascinating blend of history, glamour, grittiness and tradition – at your own pace. South Beach is the place to be in Miami. Locals and tourists flock to the golden sands to top up their tans, people-watch from the cafés on Ocean Drive and see the charming and historic Art Deco buildings. You can discover upscale boutiques and souvenir shops on Collins Avenue or head to Lincoln Road Mall – a pedestrianised street lined with boutiques, stylish restaurants and trendy bars. Visit Little Havana for the chance to soak up the vibrant Latin culture and get a small taste of what’s to come on your cruise. Enjoy some home cooking at family-run restaurants, drink with the locals in traditional Cuban bars and learn to salsa.
Day 3 Miami, USA
Begin your Cuban cruise on board Sirena.
Days 4-5 Havana, Cuba
Day 6 At sea
Day 7 Cienfuegos, Cuba
Day 8 Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Day 9 At sea
Day 10 Miami, USA
Following disembarkation, transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK.
Departing 23 January 2020. Alternative USA & Caribbean itineraries are available with Oceania Cruises, call or speak to a Personal Travel Expert for details.
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Located in an upmarket residential area overlooking Biscayne Bay, the characterful Mondrian South Beach is one of the coolest and most luxurious hotels in Miami. Designed as an homage to Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, there are modern yet fantastical touches found throughout the hotel.
Tailor made cruises
While the cruise itinerary is set by the cruise lines, the land-based section of your holiday is fully flexible. This means you can choose the airport you fly from and airline you fly with, where you stay, for how long and the adventures you will have while you are there. These featured holidays have been curated using our extensive cruise and destination knowledge, however almost any itinerary can be put together – just speak to one of our Personal Travel Experts.