Visiting Havana, Cuba by cruise ship offers unique views and experiences that a hotel or private home cannot provide. So, if you are tight on time, want tour options, or desire accommodations like home, I recommend a cruise ship. My experience was an overnight visit on Royal Caribbean's Empress of the Seas from the Port of Tampa. Royal Caribbean processed the visa application when I checked-in at the Port of Tampa. Prior to embarking on the cruise, I had reserved the tour experience, and the time and date online.
I purchased two tours. The first was a sightseeing tour of the city on an air conditioned bus that also provided exploration at several stops. Second was a walking tour of Old Havana's four plazas. After each tour, I returned to the ship to drop off my purchases and refresh. Clearing customs was quick and easy each time. I was free to come and go all day and night to explore Old Havana on my own.
This photography book is the first volume and shows Havana's highlights. Future volumes will share my ship experience and more of Havana and its people, architecture and food that I captured with my pro camera and iphone 6 plus. Check my web site for updates.
In ten years, Cuba tourism has increased from 1 million to 4.2 million.
Going under the Sunshine Skyway Bridge