Through the lens: Cruising Cuba & The Caribbean

Sailing in a style that very few can, Nigel Herbert enjoyed his time aboard one of the world’s smallest and most luxurious ships, the Sea Cloud II. Here he shares his photo memories of the Caribbean and Cuba with us.

The details

When to go:
The best time to cruise around Cuba and the Caribbean is December–April. In 2014 the Sea Cloud II will sail the Caribbean from February–April.

How to get there:
You can’t enter Cuba from the US. There are direct flights to Havana from Canada, London or a host of South American countries. You board the Sea Cloud II in Havana, Santa Domingo or Bridgetown depending on the cruise.

Why Sea Cloud:
The great thing is you don’t have 
to organise any documentation. Just give your passport to the ship’s purser and walk through customs. Sea Cloud II is for those who want an intimate, romantic cruising experience. The only thing it doesn’t offer compared to the big ships is a queue for the buffet or a swimming pool.

Hot tip:
Convert euros into Cuban CUC, as you’ll be 
charged extra to convert USD.