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Havana Cruise Reviews

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Havana

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Very Good

33

Average

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Poor

28

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145 Havana Cruise Reviews


Baz-and-Shaz avatar

Baz-and-Shaz

2 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

Could Do Better!

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First impressions were good with the ship looking highly impressive moored alongside the quay at Havana and the staff being very smiley. Once on board, the ship was confirmed as being generally well maintained even ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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dunsberrys

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Cheap...but not cheerful !

I would never book another cruise with this company ever again. Due to the recent hurricane, our flight got cancelled and we were stranded at Charles De Gaulle airport with little or no information for nearly a ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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DEC.and.RJJ

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Beware of Fly-Cruise packages from MSC

This is the second time that my partner and I have bought Fly-Cruise packages for Transatlantic cruise from MSC - But never again. MSC does not allow any flexibility on your flight arrangements and therefore you ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Tourist01

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Poor service, poor crew, poor food, and poor attitude on a dirty ship!

Having sailed with MSC before with little problem we chose this cruise round the Caribbean to 'fill some gaps' in the list of islands we hadn't visited. Firstly let me say that due to Hurricane Irma the cruise ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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lexia

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing

We were sold the Aurora package which we were led to believe it included everything all food extra dining etc. We paid significantly more for this package. As soon as we boarded we were hit up to pay extra for the ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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CC at sea

2 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Good time. But .........

After along flight (not direct) we arrived in Havana. Luggage was taken direct to the ship, we were advised to take some clothes etc for the following day ( in hand luggage)just in case our luggage was delayed - due ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Whistle Blower

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

MSC Moneymaker

There were three things we liked about this cruise: the ship itself, the itinerary, and the cheerfulness of the long-suffering staff. That's where the good news ends. The root of the trouble was MSC itself, whose ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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arunk

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Nice Cruise, Great places to visit and no complaints on the ship or service

Chosen as we are family of 5 so budget important + itinerary. Did two weeks (back to back 7 day cruises which around 20% of the passengers die). We have cruised around 11 times before but limited to 4 Royal ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Helen_GMA

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

All inclusive Cuba cruise

The cruise was part of an all inclusive package from TripCentral. Most Canadians go to Cuba for the beach and then maybe fly to Havana. The Celestyal cruise offered an opportunity to see more of Cuba, from Havana to ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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mryouness

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

July 2017 Cruise

I wanted a cruise that was basically exclusive to Cuba. The people to people program was very rich although I was disappointed that a cigar factory tour, Castro's grave and a rum factory (not just the store) were ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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christinadwagner

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Awesome Trip

We found a cruise on Celestyal Cruises advertised for a low price, so we decided to go to Cuba. Because of the price we did not expect much, but we were very pleasantly surprised. I’ve cruised all the mid-range ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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born2swim

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Outdated ship and poor activities

We chose this cruise because it was going to Cuba. We joined a Road Scholar group that was on the ship. We also wanted to go to more than one port in Cuba and the big ships are only going to one port. There were ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Sexy147369

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Terrible Service

I chose this cruise because of the destination. The service in the buffet dining room is terrible, it is hard to order drinks because the staff are mostly chatting with each other, or just walking around like a ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Mel

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Really enjoyed the Celestyal Crystal

We were pleasantly surprised about how good the food was on board, and how lovely the staff were, both in the dining room and the cabin stewards. We went on this cruise because we had never been to Cuba and we both ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Sleapy

3 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

FIVE STAR SHIP, THREE STAR CRUISE

We've cruised extensively but this is our first on MSC, we chose this ship for the itinerary and date. Firstly the flight on Air Europa was horrendous, inedible food, no leg room miserable hostesses and no screens ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Bluebell247

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Cuban Cruise

U.K. Couple boarded in Havana on Monday 22nd May We arrived in Havana at Jose Marti airport on Monday afternoon and transferred straight to the cruise terminal. The embarkation procedure was easy and ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Petticoat

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

Loved Havana but not the best cruise experience

We choose this cruise because it was well-priced and the itinerary starting in Havana was a bit different than what other cruise lines had to offer. We flew to Varadero first, had a couple pf days in a wonderful ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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ccumcbob

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

History and culture immersion on ship and off

Cuba is fascinating, and this is the best overall way to experience various cities and themes. Cheaper and easier than hotels or private homes, more variety of cities, with bonus of excellent Cuban lectures, ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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xtarra

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Mixed reviews

While there were many things I enjoyed about the cruise, there were a number of major problems. The main reason I was going to Cuba was to experience Havana. I was expecting to have 2 days in Havana. When I asked ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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NoelW

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Very Pleasantly Surprised.....

We wanted a true Cuban Experience and Celestyal Cruises are the only ones we knew of to provide that as most other cruises simply visit Havana. However, Celestyal take you to Cuban Ports and enhance your experience ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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JMann404

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Get into small ports in Cinfuegos and Santiago

Wanted to see Cuba without a lot of hassle and long bus trips so chose a 7 day cruise which included 3 Cuban ports. (Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago) Some of the entrance channels are narrow and shallow which will ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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MrMew

1 Review Written

25 Helpful Votes

Cruise was fine - getting to Cuba and back was awful

All in all it was a great cruise. The travel to and from Cuba was horrific. The trip down: Sunwing well organized at Montreal airport - speedy check-in. Flight about 30 minutes late leaving - seats so close ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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ashleymarieS

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Cuba is great......the ship isnt so wonderful

I went with a large group of single travelers to Cuba during the Christmas vacation (2016). I will say that the tours and sightseeing were all satisfactory. Loved seeing Havana and 2 other port of calls. I was ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Claire M.

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Good experience

The embarkation was 6 hours late, the ship was waiting a few miles from Havana Port because there was no place for the ship in Port. I understood the problem and accepted it wasn't there fault, the think I had a ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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NasusHctak5

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Celestyal Crystal - Excellent adventure!

My friend and I chose this cruise after hearing glowing reviews from another mutual friend who went last year. He said this cruise was a "MUST!". It sounded interesting from his description so we decided to go for ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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