Caribbean Cruise, the MSC Opera in Grand Cayman
Though cruise the Caribbean It may seem just a dream for many of us, there are more and more offers and options to fulfill it. Based on a trip with MSC Cruises aboard the MSC Opera, here is the second part of my advice to "survive" a Caribbean cruise.
Arrival to Havana
When you land in the José Martí International Airport in Havana, you will encounter two situations that are not usual in your travel experience (unless you have already flown here before).
First, there is a security control after customs control, where the same protocols are followed as when you arrive at an airport but to take off from it: metal detector arc for people, X-ray scanner machine for hand luggage.
Second, you will not go to look for checked luggage. You have come as part of an organized trip, as a couple or alone, the bags you checked in at your departure airport you will not see them again until that night, at the door of your cabin.
Information and currency exchange, Sierra Maestra Terminal (Havana)
You will pass the customs control, delivering the corresponding forms (which you will have been given to cover on the plane) and you will find MSC Cruises staff to guide you. They will guide you to your bus, which waits outside, and when it is full it will leave for the port of Havana.
There occurs the official and individual reception of travelers, in a long row of counters, where they are given documentation with relevant information for their stay on the cruise and the key card to enter and leave their cabin.
First night on the cruise
After leaving your hand luggage in the cabin, where 99% is likely that your checked luggage has not yet arrived, a stampede towards the restaurant.
That night, dinner will be informal at the buffet where you will have the first experience with food on board a cruise. Cooking for 2,000 people is not a simple thing, so Master Chef's gastronomic critics may frown.
For others, for normal people, what awaits them is a wide selection of starters, main courses and desserts. As you are traveling in the regime, at least for food, of "All Inclusive" caution with skipping the other type of regime, which many try to take with our diet.
Food! of the MSC Caribbean Cruise Opera