Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ Europa 2 will visit the island of Cuba for the first time on two cruises in October and November 2016. The ship has calls at Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Cienfuegos and Isla de la Juventud.

Guests can discover the real Cuba on a city tour of Santiago de Cuba, at a salsa course for beginners in Cienfuegos, or at a visit to El Floridita, which was Hemingway’s favorite bar. Locals can be found in live music bars such as Casa de la Musica, while a visit to a classic Cuban location is also on the excursion program: the Variete Tropicana, said the German cruise line in  astatement.
 
The Europa 2 offers a 12-day voyage from La Guaria to Havana, October 24 - November  6, 2016, via Mayreau/Grenadines, Marigot Bay/St. Lucia, Gustavia/St. Barthelemy, Marigot/St. Martin, Jost Van Dyke, Santiago de Cuba, Cienfuegos and Isla de la Juventud, from $8,870 per person, cruise-only.