Get ready to spend a full eight-hour day seeing what makes Cuba’s “Pearl of the South” shine as you explore botanical gardens, watch a live performance, eat authentic food and see the city’s colonial-era sights. Your first stop is Jardin Botanico Soledad, a sprawling 232-acre garden filled with 2,000 species of plants — bamboo, palms and orchids included (orchid blooms may vary depending on the season). Then marvel at the tall porticos and colorful mosaics of Tomas Terry Theatre. Step inside for an up-close view of its Carrara marble statue, hand-carved Cuban hardwoods and ceiling frescoes. In the center of town you’ll savor a meal of tasty Cuban cuisine in a neighborhood restaurant and then take a stroll around the city’s neoclassical buildings — or take advantage of the shopping opportunities of San Isabel Boulevard. Head back to the ship with an authentic taste of this southern Cuban city’s nature, culture, food and history.
• Jardin Botanico Soledad: Walk among sky-high bamboo, flowering orchids and coconut palms in a forest of tropical gardens.
• Tomas Terry Theatre: Intricate mosaics, marble statues, ceiling frescoes.
• Cienfuegos: Dine on delectable Cuban food in a local eatery and then browse shops lining Santa Isabel Boulevard.
What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Passport and visa
• Sun protection
• Insect repellent
What to Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Walking shoes
• Light clothing
Guests must be able to walk over paved surfaces, with inclines and steps and extended periods of standing.•
Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.•
This tour is accessible to guests with limited mobility; however, guests must be able to climb into the coach and take a few, small steps on their own.•
Guests needing special assistance must be accompanied by an able-bodied companion.•
Tour sequence may vary.
• This tour includes a performance by local artists.
• Orchid blooms may vary depending on the season.