Ship: Thomson Dream
31st January ’17, 7 Nights
Cuban Fusion Itinerary
Manchester. Montego Bay, Jamaica. Georgetown, Cayman Islands. Havana, Cuba. Cozumel, Mexico. Montego Bay, Jamaica. Manchester
Jamaica’s bubbly side is on show in Montego Bay. This lively north-coast town has a strip full of reggae bars and Caribbean restaurants, and you can dip in and out for rum cocktails and jerk chicken. Montego Bay’s biggest pull, though, is its coastline. The shores here are bracketed by clear blue waves and coconut palms.
This little slice of Mexico is anchored just off the mainland, which means it comes complete with all the Caribbean stereotypes. Long ribbons of white sand are pinned down with nodding palms, while the impossibly clear seas surrounding the island have been a favourite with scuba divers for decades. Inland, meanwhile, ancient Mayan temples and café-lined plazas vie for your attention.
It’s hard to do Havana justice in words. It’s a city that feels like a film set, thanks to its vintage Cadillacs and candy-coloured old town. Sitting still simply isn’t an option in Cuba’s capital – there’s so much to see. It’s packed with 19th-century cigar factories, Renaissance mansions, and galleries telling the story of the Revolution. And, at night, the city transforms into a haze of mojitos and salsa music.
The best bits of the Cayman Islands are condensed around Georgetown. As you might expect from the capital of an island chain, the city is well stocked with snorkelling and scuba shops, Caribbean restaurants, and rum bars. But the jewel in Georgetown’s crown lies a few miles down the coast – Seven Mile Beach is arguably one of the best stretches of sand in the Caribbean. And, because it’s not privately owned, you can walk from one end to the next, completely freely.
Inside cabins from £1135pp
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