A Dream island
Many of the places visited during your holiday in the tropics with an MSC cruise to the Caribbean, Cuba and Antilles are sure to stay with you.
Of these, Isla de la Juventud could have served as an inspiration for the perfect deserted island setting for a thousand different adventures thought up by writers such as Stevenson and Barrie.
With a shape similar to a giant apostrophe, it has less than 90,000 inhabitants: Nueva Gerona, its biggest city, is home to 15,000 of them. Also known as Isla de Pinos (Isle of Pines), most of its territory is dedicated to the preservation of nature. Parque Nacional Marino de Punta Frances runs along the southern coast of the island and has been protecting the Cuban sea species for over 30 years.
Once disembarked from your cruise ship
, an MSC Cruises excursion will take you to the uncontaminated waters of the National Sea Park
for some exciting snorkelling
. However, an MSC cruise to Cuba is not limited to natural beauty: the island’s turbulent history marked by military coups and revolutions has left evidence in every corner.