Cuba-Havana-Cruise-Havana-Capitol-Bldg-victory

Destination: Havana

Victory Sailing Dates Which Call Here:

previous arrow
next arrow
ArrowArrow
Slider

Photo Slideshow

Get to know what it’s like to visit this destination.

Getting to know Havana

Havana is buzzing with an eclectic, sophisticated mix of museums, galleries, music, and dance. Frequent open-air festivals take full advantage of the island’s sunny Caribbean climate. Our first day in the city, we’ll visit Havana Vieja (Old Havana), a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the charming colonial squares of Plaza San Francisco, Plaza de Armas, Plaza de la Catedral (Cathedral Square) and Plaza de la Revolution (Revolution Square).

Our All-inclusive Visit

If you’re interested in the arts, Museo de Bellas Artes (Museum of Fine Arts) will acquaint you with over a century of Cuban fine arts, while our People to People tour will introduce you to what’s happening in today’s Cuban art scene. We visit projects like Muraleando, a community art project born out of the difficult period of the early 1990’s after the collapse of the Soviet Union and its support for Cuba. You’ll meet contemporary artists like world-renowned, Kcho, or the unique barbershop/arts center, Arte Corte.

Your People to People experience also connects you with a private dress rehearsal of the unique dance ensemble “Havana Queens” – combining classical ballet, flamenco and modern dance with Rumba and Salsa influences – inviting you to join the unique Caribbean rhythm of the Island. Havana’s rich musical history is best embodied by the Buena Vista Social Club – an actual member’s club which closed in the 1940’s, but the music lives on thanks to the band by the same name. If we’re lucky, we will meet Omara Portuondo, the sole surviving member of the original band.

The second day, we will drive to the outskirts of Havana to visit Finca Vigía, Ernest Hemingway’s home in Cuba. This beautiful property is where the Nobel Prize-winning author lived with his third wife Mary for over 30 years. See the home in perfect condition with Hemingway’s personal belongings as he left them. Walk the grounds to see his private writing studio, swimming pool, and beloved fishing boat, Pilar. The boat is featured in his novel Islands in the Stream. This is also where he wrote several novels such as For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea. We’ll even drive to Cojimar, the fishing village where he kept his boat, and which served as the setting for The Old Man and the Sea.

Destination: Havana

previous arrow
next arrow
ArrowArrow
Slider

Victory Sailing Dates Which Call Here:

Getting to know Havana

Havana is buzzing with an eclectic, sophisticated mix of museums, galleries, music, and dance. Frequent open-air festivals take full advantage of the island’s sunny Caribbean climate. Our first day in the city, we’ll visit Havana Vieja (Old Havana), a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the charming colonial squares of Plaza San Francisco, Plaza de Armas, Plaza de la Catedral (Cathedral Square) and Plaza de la Revolution (Revolution Square).

Our All-inclusive Visit

If you’re interested in the arts, Museo de Bellas Artes (Museum of Fine Arts) will acquaint you with over a century of Cuban fine arts, while our People to People tour will introduce you to what’s happening in today’s Cuban art scene. We visit projects like Muraleando, a community art project born out of the difficult period of the early 1990’s after the collapse of the Soviet Union and its support for Cuba. You’ll meet contemporary artists like world-renowned, Kcho, or the unique barbershop/arts center, Arte Corte.

Your People to People experience also connects you with a private dress rehearsal of the unique dance ensemble “Havana Queens” – combining classical ballet, flamenco and modern dance with Rumba and Salsa influences – inviting you to join the unique Caribbean rhythm of the Island. Havana’s rich musical history is best embodied by the Buena Vista Social Club – an actual member’s club which closed in the 1940’s, but the music lives on thanks to the band by the same name. If we’re lucky, we will meet Omara Portuondo, the sole surviving member of the original band.

The second day, we will drive to the outskirts of Havana to visit Finca Vigía, Ernest Hemingway’s home in Cuba. This beautiful property is where the Nobel Prize-winning author lived with his third wife Mary for over 30 years. See the home in perfect condition with Hemingway’s personal belongings as he left them. Walk the grounds to see his private writing studio, swimming pool, and beloved fishing boat, Pilar. The boat is featured in his novel Islands in the Stream. This is also where he wrote several novels such as For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea. We’ll even drive to Cojimar, the fishing village where he kept his boat, and which served as the setting for The Old Man and the Sea.

More about Havana…

Use your spare time to catch a ride in Cuba’s most iconic tourist attraction, the 1950’s classic cars. After the 1959 revolution, Cubans were forbidden to buy foreign vehicles, so the entire country has become a rolling car museum. While ’55 and ’57 Chevy’s dominate the scene, you’ll find well preserved Buicks, Fords, Oldsmobiles and Plymouths ready to take you back in time.