Now that decades-long restrictions on travel to Cuba have been eased, many Americans have a desire to visit — and a lot of questions. Even the most seasoned globetrotters are left wondering how to visit this unique destination — and how to get there before everyone else does. Don’t worry, traveling to Cuba is much easier than you think! Check out our upcoming itineraries.
What’s changed for U.S. travelers visiting Cuba?
In March 2015, the Obama administration announced new rules allowing Americans to travel to Cuba on what’s called “people-to-people” trips. These trips include a schedule of activities that produce meaningful interactions between the traveler and individuals in Cuba.
What’s the best way to get to Cuba?
Traveling to Cuba on an Azamara voyage couldn’t be easier. Our March 2017 voyage is round-trip from Miami, making travel a breeze.
Want to know more? Check out our blog post, The Best Way To Travel To Cuba Is By Cruise.
What documentation will I need for my Cuba cruise?
Prior to 2015, there was a lengthy application process for Americans to receive a special license to travel to Cuba. This formal application system has been retired. Today, American travelers wishing to visit Cuba under the people-to-people category simply need a passport, a travel visa, and travel health insurance.
What will my onshore experiences be like in Cuba?
All guests going onshore in Cuba will have the opportunity to take part in Azamara Shore Excursions tours, or explore on their own. Our culturally immersive shore excursions will ensure that your vacation meets the requirements for a people-to-people trip and a fulfilling holiday. You'll get to experience Cuba's vibrant culture and rich history firsthand, connect with locals, enjoy authentic food and drink, and take in the island's unique scenery.
What are Cuba’s culture and customs like?
Cuba is a multi-ethnic nation, and its culture and customs have African, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Asian influences. Below is a handy infographic on Cuban culture.
What is the weather like in Cuba?
Cuba has a sub-tropical climate with an average year-round temperature of about 79 degrees Fahrenheit, or 26 degrees Celsius.
What should I pack for my Cuba vacation?
Here’s a handy packing list for your Cuba cruise!
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