Let’s look at Havana by the numbers: 500 years of history, 2 million residents, 0 places like it in the world. But the figures only begin to explain the Caribbean metropolis of la Habana, Cuba’s capital. For answers, look to the symbols — from the distinct blend of classical and modern architecture to the wide and walkable El Malecon seawall, from the iconic El Morro Castle to the famous American classic cars… none newer than midcentury but most pridefully done up in a fresh coat of paint. Is there a more apt symbol of Havana as a place poised for the future with one foot squarely, and confidently, in the past? Cruise to Havana and explore the narrow backstreets, the wide waterfront boulevards and all the unique Cuban culture in between.
Find out more about the unique government requirements involved in this destination, and how Carnival helps take care of them for you.
- Visit “La Esquina Caliente” in Havana’s Parque Central, where baseball fans gather to intensely debate the greats.
- Have your fortune read by a santero in Cathedral Square.
- Spend an evening at the legendary Tropicana cabaret — take in an amazing performance on the stage where the Vegas-style show was born.
- Read into things at the booksellers’ market in Plaza de Armas.
TAG & THEY’RE IT!
Hashtag your cruise photos #carnival and #havana — you may see them right here.