A Cruise to Cuba, 2018 A photo essay by Slobodan Blagojevic

In December 2018, my daughter's college organized a study cruise trip to Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico, and Cuba, to visit entrepreneurs in those countries. These are my photographic impressions:


Big smiles and happy faces (from upper left, clockwise): Tanya, Charissa, Katrina (our Jamaican tour guide) - click on image for a larger view
From top, clockwise: Sandra, a Havana cigar vendor, cruise entertainer, Jia
Now you know why it is called Grand Cayman: Sandra, Chase, a cigar maker
Music & happiness: mariachi on the beach in Cozumel, Mexico, Havana sax player, a happy dancer
A few more lovely faces: Charissa, Tristin, Sandra, Tanya, a Havana T-shirt vendor
Not everyone in Havana was smiling
Working Hard & Hardly Working - Havana
A boy, a dollar, and a passerby - Havana

Street Life

Havana today: Adidas, Nautica, latest smartphone...


Cuba's colorful classic cars from the 50s


Our first port of call was Montego Bay, Jamaica. Sorry, no images... it was mostly rain and one long traffic jam. We did get to see a statue of their famous son, Usain Bolt. I did not take a picture of it, though. Instead, I offer this visual humor: 🙂

(Pilfered from the Internet)

Our next stop was Grand Cayman:

Our cruise ship and one cocky rooster, about to cross the road 😊

After a sunny day on the beach in Cozumel, Mexico, arriving to a rainy Havana... what a difference the weather can make:

Havana Harbor (2018 vs. 2017)

Our first visit to entrepreneurs in Cuba was inside the Loyola Faith and Culture Center, linked to a church:

Faith and Destruction

Fusterlandia - A Mosaic Tile Wonderland:

Art by Jose Fuster


Monkey Business
Love Is In The Air


Havana Harbor in a heavy midday downpour (this is a color photograph)

Purple Rain and a Pac-Man car
Riders On The Storm


Living quarters


Enormous effort and energy of the entertainment crew
"We love what we do" in Serbian and "thanks" in Italian (MSC Cruises was founded in Italy and is the world's largest privately-held cruise company)

A Few Parting Shots

Beauty is in the detail - Havana
Sail Away - Havana
Waves crashing along Malecón
Leaving Havana - Arriving to Miami
Miami Morning, 6:40am
Miami Pink, 6:55am
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Slobodan Blagojevic


© Slobodan Blagojevic 2018

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