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Havana Cruise Reviews

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Havana

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Very Good

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28

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145 Havana Cruise Reviews


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bdh5389@hotmail.com

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Way to see Cuba!

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Considering the negative reviews I read on this ship, especially for Greece, I was concerned about taking this cruise at all. But my brother talked us into it & I am so glad! It was an excellent way to see parts ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Gracie36

2 Reviews Written

70 Helpful Votes

First MSC Cruise; a Little Disappointing

We are a british couple that flew from London to Havana on 10/02/16, we went to Varadero & spent 6 nights at the Blau Varadero before joining the MSC Opera. We knew the ship wasn't due to dock until around 3pm ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Funblonde50

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Disappointing; fell short of same cruise in 2015.

We had cruised this same cruise last year only we boarded in Jamaica. This year we boarded in Havana. The difference is if you book with Air Transat you loose the first night in Havana as you arrive quite late in ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Traveller29

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

After Many Cruises ...

This was supposed to be something different, and special since we would get to see Havana. In fact, there were a lot of disappointments, from the get-go. Somehow, our overall trip included the "drinks ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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ejbjb

4 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Naive no longer!

The trip from Vancouver thru Toronto to Veradaro was exhausting. Then we had a 2 hour bus ride from Veradaro to Havana to get to the cruise ship. After 26 hours of traveling, our bus driver stopped in traffic and ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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hlmacd

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Introduction to a Fascinating Country

Most aspects to our experience on board were positive. The cabin was kept very clean and the service was beyond complaint. The entertainment was generally good, with the Cuban band, dance troupe, and singers ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Bulleyes41

3 Reviews Written

40 Helpful Votes

MSC Opera ....A Unique Experience...??

I will start by saying this is my very first time writing a review and felt it necessary as this cruise experience was different than any other of the 14 cruises I have taken. We were quite excited to be ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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sschuss

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Bad Experience

First , I will comment on the good. The ship is lovely, the entertainment is great, the service in the L'Approdo Restaurant superb, Sotto Vento Pub, great servers but very slow in getting service due to lack of ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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jjacks

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Better Than Expected

We were pleasantly surprised. Had read a few "not so good reviews" before leaving. Turned out to be a very enjoyable experience. Overall the ship is kept in top condition. Very clean, with really friendly, ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Innocent on board

4 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Innocent on Board

My wife and I went on an MSC Carribean Cruise, the Cuba Special Cruise, from December 22nd to December 28th, 2015. On December 22nd when we arrived at Rome Fiumicino Airport we were welcomed by three very nice ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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South-Cruiser

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Worst Way to Visit Cuba

In the past, when I saw one star reviews for vacations I asked myself how people can do that for 5 star hotels. Well, here I am writing my one star (or should be 0) for this Cruise. First of all, I have to say ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Stanny63

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Cuba Amazing, Ship Awful

After many hours traveling to Havana and then hours in immigration , we had expected better. Transfer was in an ageing Transit Van! The ship, at last, the cabin, the deluxe cabin the size of a postage stamp. Next ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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Pamushana

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Successful Cuban Adventure

How surprised and lucky were we when we arrived on "The Panorama " in Cienfuegos, (having been transported in a small comfortable bus from Havana.) to find that there had been a big cancellation and we were the ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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seamominsb

7 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Cuba on a Small Ship

Panorama (48 passenger maximum) may be the first small ship in Cuba; this was its first season and rumor has it that it will return next year. Avalon Cruises contracted with Group IST in New York to provide U.S. ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Billynda

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Very dissapointed

I have been on more than 10 cruises with 6 different cruise lines. I was not prepared for our cruise with Cuba Cruise. The best thing about this cruise was the itinerary. I loved Cuba. I was disappointed in so ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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HAHNEMANN

6 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Cuba Roundtrip 7 night Cruise with 2 land stays

Here is a "summary" of our Cuban trip "a la carte" 12 nights in total (2 land + 7 cruise + 3 land) ... Many details may interest CC members as this was our first time in Cuba ... And it’s the first time I’ll ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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2freespirits

17 Reviews Written

151 Helpful Votes

Seeing Cuba by Sea

THE SHIP Cruise Critic gives a good overview of the history of the ship and its chequered career. Ship enthusiasts might want to read the Wikipedia entry to help them flesh out the details. At time of writing the ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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joyful2

1 Review Written

Don't Believe everything you hear!

My husband and I have been on over 20 cruises, and this was the worst. Before booking this cruise around Cuba on the Louis Cristal, we went to a presentation by Cuba Cruise that was advertised in our local Toronto, ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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burm

1 Review Written

It's all about Cuba

We chose this cruise based on all the wonderful reviews we read on Cruise Critic last year, the first year for the Louis Cristal Cuban cruise. Our anticipation level was so high that we wondered if we would be ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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123Nel

2 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

One of my best trips!

First let me emphasize that while we are on a website which critiques ships essentially, the Cuba Cruise in my opinion should be looked upon in a category of it's own i.e. that of a trip involving a ship to a ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Jamjars

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointed

Although we did enjoy our cruise around Cuba, we found our so called superior cabin very poor. It was small with beds at right angles to each other and my mattress was uncomfortable. We had expected far more local ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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potterca

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Nice smaller ship with spectacular entertainment

Cuba Cruise on the Louis Cristal was one of the best cruises we have taken. The ship is smaller and older, with a classic nautical feel, much to our liking. The room was comparable to Celebrity cruises on their ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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marcc

6 Reviews Written

42 Helpful Votes

A great way to discover Cuba.

As I was composing this review and thinking of all the negatives that I wanted to write about, I realized that I was not making it clear that I think, even with its many flaws, this cruise was still the best way to ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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