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sussanahrose

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About sussanahrose

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  • Location
    Molloy Island, Western Australia
  • Interests
    Country Music, Camping and Travelling
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Willing to try them all!
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Always looking for new ones!

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  1. sussanahrose

    Plan B!

    Came across this in my research into the money changers, (don't know how up to date this is tho) apparently Southwest do fly into Terminal 2: "The cadeca in terminal #2 is in departures, not arrivals. After clearing customs, upon exiting the building at the arrival section, go right about 75 meters still under the canopy to the entrance to departures. Enter departures and you see the check in counters right in front of you. Instead, take an immediate right down the hallway. The cadeca is about 30 meters down that hallway on the right hand side. At least it was that way when I last came through terminal #2 about a year and a half ago. Note: upon exiting arrivals with CUC in hand, there is an open air beer stand immediately to the right. No better place to spend your first CUC in Cuba than on a cold Cristal or Bucanero." ... (I like this tip!!) Booked flights directly with SW, they state health insurance is included in the fare, however, we have our own travel insurance also that covers our entire trip including USA and Cuba. Booked our accommodation on airbnb, choose a place with excellent reviews and a fair price (60 CUC/night 2 bedroom) right on El Malecon, Vedado with beautiful views of the ocean and sunsets. No pool, (not particularly interested in that) but it has a balcony and air-con which was a must! Hope I remember to write up about it when we're finished! Cheers!
  2. sussanahrose

    Plan B!

    Flights and accommodation all booked for September. Flying with Southwest and found a place on Airbnb which sounds fabulous!
  3. sussanahrose

    Plan B!

    Thanks Houndfish! That is pretty much exactly what we have in mind. Have you done this yourself? I read somewhere that Southwest arrives at terminal 2 in Havana and there is no currency exchange facilities there, do you know if this is true?
  4. sussanahrose

    Plan B!

    Thanks for the replies! No! We are not American citizen's, we are Aussies!! Guess I should have stated the obvious but thought the little flag and the "Western Australia" address were give aways! (but should never assume etc etc). 😉 Anyway, I will keep investigating ideas of somewhere to stay and maybe doing a package with a tour company of accommodation and a trip to Vinales. And yes, have already checked all requirements etc and if the flights are also banned will have to move on to Plan C, 5 more days in Miami!
  5. sussanahrose

    Plan B!

    With our cruise to Cuba in September this year now cancelled by NCL, and our flights and accommodation already booked to/from/in Miami we have 5 days free and we are wondering if it is a good option to fly to Havana instead. We'd appreciate any thoughts on the likelihood of flights being cancelled and also recommendations for accommodation, have been looking at a few hotels that didn't seem too bad but then the reviews were horrendous!! And all this "politically correctness" (??) of whether we should stay in a hotel or casa particular is also a bit daunting and leaves us wondering if it's all worth it! And would you include travel to other towns or parts of Cuba or just Havana? (The cruise was just Havana). Any info appreciated. Thanks!
  6. Well I guess we won't have to worry about this now! 😥
  7. Thank you so much for all the info! We still have a bit of time until our cruise so I'll keep studying the form and make a decision. Cheers!
  8. I'm interested to know how you decided which car/tour to go with at the terminal, did you choose a car you liked or the just best deal you negotiated? I don't mind paying the asking price of the online tours but finding it hard to choose, thought it might be just as easy to pick when we get there! Our cruise is on NCL Sky in September. Did you arrange your visa with NCL? Any other info you think might be helpful? Thanks!
  9. Good to get this info, thank you!
  10. I have also been wondering which show is better, so thanks Annmarz for posting this question! I was also wondering if it is necessary to book ahead or can you easily get tickets at either venue on the night? Thanks!
  11. Thanks once again Kiwi_cruiser, I will check this one out too. I must say again, pretty much everyone seems happy with their Classic Car tours (one person not happy their driver didn't speak English, not this company tho). Cheers! Sue
  12. Hi there Pauline! Thanks for the info, good to know that it all went smoothly for you too. I am yet to read of any real disaster trips, so hopefully it will be smooth sailing for us too. Thanks again, See you over on our Costa Roll Call! Sue
  13. G'day Tanya and Kevin! Great to hear from you, thanks! Yes, I do have your email (Optus) so will send you a note, would love to get your well experienced travel tips on Cuba! Sue
  14. Oh yes, have checked out all those boards but just started here first as the other boards are predominantly Americans! Great to hear about the rum and cigars! Thanks.
  15. Thanks MicCanberra! I think (hope!) this is probably the norm for all.
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