Sailing from Cuba
Setting sail from Havana
The crumbling colonial mansions, the classic American cars, the cigars, the music drifting through the air… There's nowhere quite like Havana, and while it's true that things are changing, this isn't always a bad thing; the culinary scene has improved immeasurably in recent years with the rise of 'paladares' (small, privately owned restaurants), and trendy new bars are popping up all over the place. Discover more about Cuba's recent past at the Museum of the Revolution, take a stroll along the seafront Malecón promenade, or enjoy a mojito at a rooftop bar overlooking this wonderful city.
Cuba: Cayo Guillermo, Antilla
Cuba: Santiago de Cuba
Feisty Santiago, eastern Cuba’s most engaging city, is a sweltering cultural crossroads famed for its music, where Afro-Cuban traditions remain particularly strong. It was here that Fidel Castro first declared victory in 1959, and the locals take great pride in their city’s rebellious history.
Cuba: Casilda (Trinidad)
The seafront village of Casilda is just a 10 minute drive from Trinidad, one of Cuba’s most appealing colonial towns. Wandering the cobbled streets amongst pastel coloured buildings with louvered windows is like travelling back in time, while nearby Playa Ancón is one of the best beaches on the island.
Founded by French settlers in 1819, Cienfuegos is known as the ‘Pearl of the South’ thanks to its elegant UNESCO-listed architecture and picturesque setting. Be sure to take a stroll along the Paseo del Prado and admire the Palacio de Valle, a dazzling fusion of Gothic, Baroque and Mudejar influences.
Cuba: Cayo Largo
Cayo Largo is part of the Canarreos Archipelago, off the south coast of the Cuban mainland. There has never been a permanent Cuban settlement here, and the island was developed in the 1980s exclusively for tourists. Nevertheless, away from the resorts the wild, unspoilt beaches are absolutely stunning, home to nesting turtles during summer.
Cuba: Punta Francés, Maria la Gorda
Arriving in Havana
Your home from home
Purchased in 2014, Hebridean Sky (formally Sea Explorer) joins her sister ships Island Sky and Caledonian Sky in the Noble Caledonia owned fleet.
What we love
Having joined the fleet in spring 2016 after an extensive refit in April that year, Hebridean Sky is every bit as lovely as her sister vessels.
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