GREAT CRUISE BREAKS IN CUBA
CULTURE CLUB: The new voluntourism cruise brand Fathom, launched by P&O Cruises’ parent company Carnival Corporation, offers cultural cruises to Cuba. The oneweek sailings from Miami aboard P&O’s Adonia call at Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba, where passengers can immerse themselves in “cultural exchange” activities, such as dining at a homebased restaurant, visiting a primary school and meeting local artists and musicians. Cuban movies, music and cuisine accompany your time aboard. Regular sailings are offered from May to November. More: fathom.org.
RETURN TO HAVANA: The capital takes the starring role on sailings with MSC Cruises, which bases a ship in Havana over the northern winter. Seven-night round-trip voyages aboard MSC Opera start with a twonight stay in the city, before setting sail for Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Cozumel in Mexico. More: msccruises.com.au.
ALL THE WAY TO MONTEGO BAY: Havana is one of the most popular ports for Thomson Cruises on its Cuban Fusion round-trip sailings from Montego Bay, Jamaica. Cruises, which run between November and March, include an overnight in Havana and call at Cozumel and Grand Cayman. More: thomson.co.uk/cruise.