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HAVANA BY NIGHT: PARADOR DINNER AND TROPICANA SHOW

If your ship does not make port, the tickets to Tropicana are non-refundable. Please take out travel insurance to cover this rare occurrence. This is an exception to the normal ShoreTrips Terms of Service. This tour will NOT be refundable in cases in which conditions make it impossible for the ship to dock and disembark passengers in a timely manner.
Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate) $864 USD
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*Selections and optional choices will be made during checkout

HAVANA BY NIGHT: PARADOR DINNER AND TROPICANA SHOW

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Parador dining is wonderful and on our visits, we often were taken to the same places we visited years before. So much fun. And we went to the Tropicana mostly to evaluate the experience and it was over the top. We LOVED it! My favorite souvenir from Cuba was the fan I bought at the Cabaret Tropicana!

This is truly THE Cuban experience - as one part is the unorthodox way of dining in style and the second part is truly a wonderful example of talent and flash that Cuba is capable of delivering. The Cuban food experience has exploded in recent years, driven by the American tourists and the new Cuban government which created the drive for fresh, creative products to be served in smaller, private restaurants. New options pop up constantly but some of the first are the legends and those chefs have learned how to use local produce to deliver very sophisticated tastes.

The parador dining experience is amazing. These lovely settings in homes that have been well-maintained or theme-style dining are so much fun. The food is vastly better than any public venue and so is the service. The variety of locations is endless and where you are taken will be determined by date, day of week, and convenience to the performance. Our choices are the top places in town, such as La Guarida, Mar Adentro, Otramanera and Rio Mar. Dinner will be a leisurely 3-course menu and 2 glasses of wine are included.

After your dining experience you will be transferred to a beautiful forest with huge trees. Royal Palms, Mamoncillos, Mango Trees, Cedar and others provide a backdrop that gives the theater its cool tropical feeling. Cabaret Tropicana was built in 1939 in the Havana neighborhood of Marianao. It is considered the oldest of cabarets and has had a bevy of celebrities such as Nat King Cole, Josephine Baker, Libertad Lamarque, Cheo Feliciano, Rita Montaner, Elena Burke and Bola de Nieve on the Tropicana’s illustrious stage. Performances are conducted under the stars of Havana's night sky. The whole experience is wonderful!

Surprisingly, in 1992, the American Academy of Restaurant Industry bestowed Tropicana with an honorable award as the “Best of the Five Stars Diamond” for being the best cabaret in the Americas, recognized for its quality and appreciated for its rich history of over more than half a century. This is a unique place in the world to enjoy the music and the Cuban and Caribbean folklore in all their color, musicality and rhythm. An art extravaganza to multiply the Cuban happiness of a true tropical night.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Private transportation and English speaking guide throughout the evening
  • Travel under a general license, 31 CFR 515.574 - Support for the Cuban People
  • Round trip transportation from cruise ship pier in AC vehicle
  • 3-course dinner with 2 drinks at one of the top private dining venues
  • Entrance to Tropicana - middle seats
  • Rum and coke beverages provided at the Cabaret
  • You are accompanied by an English-speaking local guide throughout

Days of Operation

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Tue - yes
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Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 6:15 PM (6 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• We will ask for food allergies and food limitations upon checkout. Please keep in mind that special diets such as gluten-free are more challenging when products are limited.
• Dinner is 3 courses and includes 2 drinks.
• The choice of which parador will be determined by availability. Please make your booking as soon as possible.
• Seating for cabaret in the middle group. You may upgrade to VIP seats by contacting ShoreTrips prior to booking. Your escort will not sit by you at the show.
• Your dinner will be about 2 hours long and the show begins at 10:00pm, lasting 2 hours. You will be returned to your starting place at midnight.
• You are traveling under a general license, 31 CFR 515.574 - Support for the Cuban People. Travelers must keep a copy of their voucher for 5 years per OFAC regulations.
• From Dec. 27th-Jan 2nd, there is a holiday surcharge. Please call for pricing.

Restrictions

• The paradores often have from a few steps to locations on upper floors without elevators.
• Please note the availability of private guides in Havana is limited so please book in advance.

If your ship does not make port, the tickets to Tropicana are non-refundable. Please take out travel insurance to cover this rare occurrence. This is an exception to the normal ShoreTrips Terms of Service. This tour will NOT be refundable in cases in which conditions make it impossible for the ship to dock and disembark passengers in a timely manner.