Posted June 16th, 2017, 11:08 AM
How can you tell a counterfeit from a real one?
I thought she said it was a $3 CUC. Which doesn't exist. Ever heard the expression, "Queer as a three dollar bill"? Toot-Toot!
Google 'Havana Tours by Blexie'.Thank you so much for your reviews!! I referenced your thread on the current thread that I am a part of for a Carnival Cuba cruise in October. I have read, reread, and made notes of a lot of your information. I am happy to report that I have had contact with Havana Tours by Blexie and we are scheduled to have Roly as our guide. After your glowing review or your private tour, I am convinced that we are doing a great excursion. Thank you, again!!!
Blexie was already booked and put us with a friend of his named Roly. My communication via email with Blexie was fantastic and the guide we had for the day, Roly, was wonderful! He spoke very good English and worked hard to give you what you wanted. Do a little research and let them know what you want to see. We paid in CUC$, 130 CUC$. We tipped an additional 50 CUC$ because Roly and the driver, Hector were both wonderful!
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Thank you so much for your reviews!! I referenced your thread on the current thread that I am a part of for a Carnival Cuba cruise in October. I have read, reread, and made notes of a lot of your information. I am happy to report that I have had contact with Havana Tours by Blexie and we are scheduled to have Roly as our guide. After your glowing review or your private tour, I am convinced that we are doing a great excursion. Thank you, again!!!Enjoy your trip!!
I can't wait to get a $3 CUC!!!! I'd even take a counterfeit one!Because generally people do not scrutinize small bills, it's the higher ones peop,e really look at
Are you saying you can't go back to a bank before departing Cuba to exchange any remaining CUC to USD?There is a currency exchange on the dock right after you get off the ship and you can exchange your Cuban money back to US dollars before you get back on the ship. It's very easy and convenient.
The Hop on Hop off bus was a good value, and highly recommended. The T1 line stops right in front of the ship and is $10 Cuban, paid as you enter the bus. Its a 2 hour circle thru Havana, very good!Is that like the Hop on Hop Off bus in Key West where you can get off the bus to do some sightseeing and then hop back on and go to another tourist spot for the one fee? Thanks
The T3 line stops at Parc Centro, its $5, and it gets on the highway and drives out to the beaches. Also very good and a little less that 2 hours. Then back to the ship on T1 Bus.
NOTE; T1 stops at Parc Centro, twice, once outbound (5 min from the ship) and again Inbound (2 hours around the circle back to the ship). Once you finish the T3 route make sure that you get on the right T1 that gets back to the ship in 5 min, OR you may find yourself doing the 2 hour tour again.
The Inbound T1 and outbound T1 stop on opposite sides of the same Parc Centro square, it EZ to see both stops, the square is not that big.
Is that like the Hop on Hop Off bus in Key West where you can get off the bus to do some sightseeing and then hop back on and go to another tourist spot for the one fee? ThanksYes, but we never felt the need to get off the T1 bus around the city, we had a great view from the top of the double decker bus.
First thank you so much for your wonderful posts. We're going in June so it was very helpful.We go on the longer cruises in Asia and the Med. The demographic for these cruises is old and older. We are 70, for instance. We have been on 4 or 5 cruises during which --often the first day-- someone has died of natural causes. On one trip our luggage was taken by friends of a couple with our last name. The wife broke Her ankle and was hospitalized. When the husband left the hospital, he died of a heart attack! So the friends said they would collect their luggage but collected ours! It was a week before that was found out.
But to answer your question: we've been on 29 or 30 cruises and only once were we aware of a death on board. It was a longer trip so many people had at least met her. It was health related. If you actually think about the numbers of people cruising each day, as well as a tilt toward the more seasoned (but young at heart) population, I don't think the number of deaths would be unusual.
Thanks again for the info. Maybe we'll cruise together some day.