129 Cienfuegos Cruise Reviews

Interesting port. We enjoyed the trolley tour that took us into the central business district that had abundant art galleries. We took a taxi back to the Punta Gorda area for lunch in one of the old historic restaurants.
Interesting port. We enjoyed the trolley tour that took us into the central business district that had abundant art galleries. We took a taxi back to the Punta Gorda area for lunch in one of the old historic restaurants. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Downtown is too far to walk from the ship.
Downtown is too far to walk from the ship. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
We took the tram that was at the port. It took us for about an hour’s ride around the town and to the lovely area of Punta Gorda with some beautiful old buildings. After that, we shared a taxi with another couple and went to the town of ... Read More
We took the tram that was at the port. It took us for about an hour’s ride around the town and to the lovely area of Punta Gorda with some beautiful old buildings. After that, we shared a taxi with another couple and went to the town of Trinidad. The cost was $70 for all of us, and it took a little over an hour to get there. It was an interesting town with some colorful buildings but not much else. There were some nice restaurants there and we had a very nice lunch at the El Dorado Restaurant. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
We went to a fort which was interesting and all had lunch at a big Hotel.
We went to a fort which was interesting and all had lunch at a big Hotel. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Cienfuegos is more primitive and in the past. It appears to be quite poor. Many people use a horse and cart as their means of transportation. The tour was to El Nicho Waterfall, which was about an hour and a half drive from the pier. Our ... Read More
Cienfuegos is more primitive and in the past. It appears to be quite poor. Many people use a horse and cart as their means of transportation. The tour was to El Nicho Waterfall, which was about an hour and a half drive from the pier. Our tour guide was wonderful, she answered all questions, and I learned a lot from her. The Waterfalls were stunning, but there were several large buses there which made for long waits climbing the falls. A family style lunch was provided with the tour at the Waterfall Property, and if you wanted vegetarian, they provided that too. It was a delicious meal, I chose vegetarian, but the other had Cuban pork that smelled amazing, the vegetables to share, rice, fruit plates to share, and soft drinks or water included. Some of us went to the bar for a beer and a wine, which cost 4.50 CUCS for both! There were two musicians playing guitar and singing in the dining area, it was so delightful and really added to the memory I have of that day! After leaving the Waterfall Park, we went to a “Cultural Project,” where students performed local dance, and there were several items for sale there. By the time we got back to downtown Cienfuegos, there was virtually 10 minutes to shop or look around. I managed to find a few pair of earrings I liked at one of the stands, and was able to look in a few shops, before we headed back. Then I found a set of 3 at the stall by the pier, earrings, bracelet, necklace-his prices were lower! Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
We enjoyed our walking tour and also our tour to the Bay of Pigs museum.
We enjoyed our walking tour and also our tour to the Bay of Pigs museum. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Went to waterfall. Just gorgeous but overall city seems very poor and rundown.
Went to waterfall. Just gorgeous but overall city seems very poor and rundown. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
We took the Jagua Fortress and City Highlights tour. It came with lunch which was OK. Definitely really liked the tour and tourguide. Did not care for some of the other PAX on the trip. NOTE: There is some walking on the streets and in ... Read More
We took the Jagua Fortress and City Highlights tour. It came with lunch which was OK. Definitely really liked the tour and tourguide. Did not care for some of the other PAX on the trip. NOTE: There is some walking on the streets and in the Fortress, I would not do the tour if you can't manage steps in the Fortress or walking a few blocks on the city streets. There was a little time at the end to walk around the city center and do a little shopping. There are official Cuban Cigar stores near the town center, not a huge selection which is better in Havana. There are places to buy some soveniers from vendors on the streets. NOTE: This was a tender stop for us. There was an Oceania ship at dock when our ship arrived so no room for us at the dock. On our way back one of the tenders had engine trouble so it took longer to get out of the port. Not sure why however, at this location the money changer was very pickey and would not exchange any US bills that were damaged or had extraneous marks. In the official cigar stores they ONLY take Cuban CUCs. ALSO, I believe that RC gave PAX who booked a shore excursion with them preference in boarding tenders. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Not too much to see here.. Not really worth the cost.
Not too much to see here.. Not really worth the cost. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Dont buy any cigars until you go to the Casa Del Habano Shop the real deal with rollers and Rum!
Dont buy any cigars until you go to the Casa Del Habano Shop the real deal with rollers and Rum! Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Took three excursions from this port. Trinidad, Havana, and Cienfuegos itself. There was a fee for the first two, but the third one was included by Viking. All were interesting. Trinidad had a lot of walking on uncomfortable ... Read More
Took three excursions from this port. Trinidad, Havana, and Cienfuegos itself. There was a fee for the first two, but the third one was included by Viking. All were interesting. Trinidad had a lot of walking on uncomfortable cobblestones, but included a nice dinner at sunset. Havana trip was mostly spent on the bus getting there and back, but getting to Havana at all was the highlight of the cruise. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Went off on our own, which included a visit with the woman (and her family) who is the head of the tiny Jewish community in Cienfuegos.
Went off on our own, which included a visit with the woman (and her family) who is the head of the tiny Jewish community in Cienfuegos. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
We booked privately with Viajes Vintage Tours. They met us promptly - driver and guide. The car was vintage with a diesel engine. We couldn't put down the windows because of the smell and it seeped into the car. I think that is the ... Read More
We booked privately with Viajes Vintage Tours. They met us promptly - driver and guide. The car was vintage with a diesel engine. We couldn't put down the windows because of the smell and it seeped into the car. I think that is the standard. We drove out to El Nicho Falls and had a wonderful hike and climb. It is absolutely beautiful there. There is a restaurant on the premises but we did not eat there. If you go you can swim in the natural pools. Honestly, not much to see in Cienfuegos other than skinny dogs and horses, dilaptadated buildings and such. There is a mororish house under repair that is a restaurant now and that was architecturally interesting. We did not get off the ship day 2 there. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
The botanical gardens were disappointing, but I just decided it was what Cuba is. The staff at the gardens were wonderful.
The botanical gardens were disappointing, but I just decided it was what Cuba is. The staff at the gardens were wonderful. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Cienfuegos is very interesting. It is a poor city with some beautiful architecture. The people are friendly.
Cienfuegos is very interesting. It is a poor city with some beautiful architecture. The people are friendly. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
We did the Juga Fortresses and city center tour. It was quite nice.
We did the Juga Fortresses and city center tour. It was quite nice. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
I am so glad we did this stop. I was a little worried we were going to have to skip it as it is a hard port to navigate and the captain had come on board the night before telling us all issues with trying to reach this port. We did a ... Read More
I am so glad we did this stop. I was a little worried we were going to have to skip it as it is a hard port to navigate and the captain had come on board the night before telling us all issues with trying to reach this port. We did a private tour to Trinidad that was fantastic. Our guide was great and we got to see a lot of Trinidad and the countryside between Cienfuegos and Trinidad. I fell like we got a good sample of "real cuba". Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Boring tour, nothing to see. Maybe the gardens are better but they were closed and the only thing in the city center is shopping
Boring tour, nothing to see. Maybe the gardens are better but they were closed and the only thing in the city center is shopping Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
This city tour was mostly a walk by shops. Description was not clear about that at all.
This city tour was mostly a walk by shops. Description was not clear about that at all. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
prettty ride to colonial town of Trinidad. Guide was excellent and also showed the sights in Cienfuegos.
prettty ride to colonial town of Trinidad. Guide was excellent and also showed the sights in Cienfuegos. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Our excursion started with an excellent concert by local musicians, then went to a botanical garden (we very much enjoyed it, and thought the guide there was very informative, but the garden consisted largely of trees and other guests ... Read More
Our excursion started with an excellent concert by local musicians, then went to a botanical garden (we very much enjoyed it, and thought the guide there was very informative, but the garden consisted largely of trees and other guests didn't care for that), then a nice lunch at an oceanside restaurant, followed by a walking tour of the city's main plaza. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018

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