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HAVANA CITY TOURCITY TOUR
CUB01The captivating charm of Havanas cityscape awaits the pleasure of your company on this fully guided half-day tour, which begins when you board a coach at the pier. With your friendly tour guide on hand to provide information as you go, youll head to your first stop on the other side of Havana harbour: the imposing 16th-century Morro Castle, named after the three biblical Magi. The tour then continues on foot through Havanas old quarter, taking in four of the citys most iconic squares: Plaza San Francisco de Asis, Plaza de Armas, Plaza Vieja and Plaza de la Catedral. Youll also get to retrace the footsteps of famous American author, Ernest Hemingway, when you visit one of his favourite haunts, La Bodeguita del Medio. Your sightseeing tour will continue passing Havanas El Capitolio and catch appealing views of the Museum of the Revolution, the National Museum of Fine Arts, Parque Central and the so-called Great Theatre of Havana. A photo stop is scheduled at Plaza de la Revoluci?n, after which your return to the ship brings the tour to a close. Please note: for MSC Opera calls, this tour is available on:03.12.2016 (am and pm), 04.12.2016 (am and pm), 05.12.2016 (only am), every Saturday (only pm and only for those not embarking in Havana), every Sunday (am and pm) and every Monday (only am). For MSC Armonia calls, this tour is available on 21.11.2016 (am and pm), on 22 & 23 November 2016 (am and pm), on 24.11.2016 (only am). Moreover, on following Tuesday calls, this tour will be available only in the afternoon on: 29.11.2016, 13.12.2016, 10.01.2017, 24.01.2017, 07.02.2017, 21.02.2017 and 07.03.2017; on the remaining Tuesday calls, it will be available am and pm. Also, on all Wednesday calls, the tour will be available am and pm. On 14 & 15 March 2017, the tour will be available only am. Have the precise departure time of the tour on each day reconfirmed during your cruise. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair.
WALKING TOUR OF HAVANACITY TOUR
CUB22Spend a few hours off the ship stretching your legs and soaking up the vintage charm of Havanas historical quarter a UNESCO World Heritage Site on a leisurely walking tour. Enjoy the old-world ambience as you stroll past Plaza de Armas, Plaza de San Francisco and Plaza Vieja before you continue on to Plaza de la Catedral, where youll also find the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art. After a look at the fascinating 17th- to 19th-century artefacts on display, youll head down Calle Mercaderes, an old merchants street now almost fully restored to its former 18th-century glory. Following a final visit to Havanas ancient arsenal, the tour then wraps up with your return to the ship. Please note: this tour is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. This tour is available on Sunday and Monday.
HAVANA CITY TOUR BY OLD AMERICAN CARSCULTURE AND HISTORY
CUB04If bubble-gum colours and classic American car names like Pontiac, Chevrolet and Cadillac float your personal boat, prepare to step off the ship and straight into a celebration of the 1950s on this motorised half-day tour of Havana. Once youre comfortable in your classic Yank tank, youll head for your first stop for a refreshing Cuban cocktail. Moving on, youll be driven down both the magnificent Malec?n boulevard that flanks the sea and the trendy Quinta Avenida in the upmarket Miramar district, a neighbourhood known for its luxury villas and hotels. A stop is scheduled at Plaza de la Revoluci?n for you to take photos and enjoy the surroundings, followed by a tour of Christopher Columbus Cemetery. Established in the late 19th century, the park-like cemetery boasts more than 500 major mausoleums, family vaults, chapels and galleries. As a finishing flourish to the tour, youll be taken on a panoramic drive with information provided by your tour guide around some of the citys key sights before you return to your starting point and then the cruise liner.Please note: for MSC Opera guests, this tour is available on 03/04/05 December 2016 and on all Sundays and Mondays. For MSC Armonia guests, this tour is available on 21/22/23/24 November 2016, on every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with the exception of fallowing cruises, when the tour is run only on Wednesday: AX04, AX06, AX10, AX12, AX14, AX16 and AX19.It is also available on 14 and 15 March 2017. This tour is available am and pm; have the precise departure time of the tour on each day reconfirmed during your cruise. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. Guides will give information during each stop. Each car has a capacity of max 3 guests.
A NIGHT AT THE HABANA CAF?SOMETHING SPECIAL
- May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing
CUB14Styled to create a feel of the 1950s with meticulous attention to detail and a venue for an ever-changing line-up of great performers, the Habana Caf? part of Havanas lovely Meli?Cohiba Hotel whisks visitors back in time in the most becoming way. Your outing begins with a short trip in a coach, naturally accompanied by your friendly tour guide. As you then savour the nostalgic feel of the caf? and enjoy the show, you can sip your welcoming drink. Best of all, once the show is over, youll have a chance to dance to the infectious Cuban music yourself. The short coach transfer back to the port and your ship then brings your tour to a close.Please note: this is a night tour. For MSC Opera guests, this tour is available every Saturday and Sunday. For MSC Armonia guests, this tour is available every Tuesday and Wednesday, with the exception of fallowing cruiseS, when the tour is run only on Wednesday: AX16 and AX19. It is also available on 14.03.2017. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair; children are not allowed to take part in this tour . Aprrox. tour departure 20:30 h.; please have precise time of departure reconfirmed during your cruise. Dress code: for men long trousers and closed shoes; elegant dress for women.
THE ONE AND ONLY: TROPICANA CABARETSOMETHING SPECIAL
CUB12BDancing girls, bare skin, spectacular costumes, feathered headgear, Cuban rhythms and tropical surroundings under a velvety night sky await you on this tour to one of the islands most enduring attractions: the Tropicana Cabaret in the Havana suburb of Marianao. A short transfer by coach, accompanied by your tour guide, begins your outing to what is Cubas largest nightclub. Similar in design to the sort of extravaganzas for which Las Vegas is more usually known, the show sees in excess of 200 performers take to the stage to dance and sing to the sound of a live orchestra. And they do it every single night. Your Tropicana experience includes the show itself, a welcome drink and a ¼ bottle of Havana Club rum plus a mixer to keep you refreshed throughout. After the show, your return to the port and your ship brings your night-time jolly to a close. Please note: this is a night tour. The tour departure is at approx. 20.00 h; please have precise time of departure reconfirmed during your cruise. For MSC Opera guests, this tour is available on 02/03/04 December 2016 and on every Saturday and Sunday. For MSC Armonia guests, this tour is available on 21/22/23 November 2016, on every Tuesday and Wednesday, with the exception of fallowing cruises, when the tour is run only on Tuesday: AX04, AX06, AX10, AX12, AX14, AX16 and AX19.It is also available on 14.03.2017. Guests will be assigned seats in zone 2: middle distance from the stage; they are assigned by the local agency directly at the site and cannot be changed on the spot. There is a fee for using video and photo cameras, cell phones, tablets, etc., to be paid directly on the spot in local currency. Depending on weather conditions on the day of call, the show may take place in open air or in a closed theatre.This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair.Dress code: for men long trousers and closed shoes; elegant dress for women. Children are not allowed to take part in this tour.