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Virgin Voyages: LGBTQ Havana After Dark

Havana After Dark

We’ll take you on an epic journey from vibrant Miami to Cuba’s capital, by way of our day and night (8 am to 10 pm) spent in our secret location in the Caribbean — complete with a bonfire party under the stars. Arriving at 9:30 a.m. in Havana and leaving the next day you’ll have plenty of time to bike the unexplored streets and savor a mojito at the local bars after the sun sets.
With Travel In Pride, we are working with several tour provider to ensure that we are able to show you the LGBTQ Community in style and with a distinct slant towards the history and future of Havana, mixed in with Fun.   With plan excursions, that are specific to our Community and are planned to be done, Havana Style.  Plan your trip with us! 
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Havana, is a faster paced city that is somewhat different than the stereotypical Caribbean islands. With the taxi speeding down the Malecon to take tourist around the city, it is a city that thanks to some of the steps being taken may open their doors to more of us, LGBTQ travelers, who are looking to see the Island, the City and the LGBTQ Community!

There are many sights to see while you are in Havana. You can take in Fusterlandia, an art installation by Jose Fuster, that took a large portion of the houses in the neighborhood with tile mosaic.  Along with taking in the Plaza de Revolución , El Malecón or even grabbing dinner at one of the Paladar’s throughout the city; there is quite a few things to do while we are in Havana.

 

We are setting up options for our guests who want to complete an extended tour of the sights and sounds of Havana an option for you to see all this an more!

About Your Voyage

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Swipe it. Dim it. Play it. Tap it. Order. Love it. We don’t want to encourage you to stay in bed all day, but with our killer app and tablet in every room, we made it very tempting. And if the trip starts while you’re mid-binge, worry not — we literally have a satellite (yes, a satellite) that can beam you all the goodness. So dim the lights, order in, make a reservation all while being completely horizontal.
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Dining on Your Voyage

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No Frills, Just Tasty Thrills
So, we don’t do buffets. No shade to buffets – they’re honestly great, we just have a different approach for when you’re not in the mood to sit still. Start by grabbing something quick from The Galley — our floating market of food-truck inspired, international vendors — and get back to living your life. All our food is sustainably packaged, so you’ll never feel guilty on the go. You can always order in with our room service — because if we believe firmly in anything, it’s the right to stay in.
Razzle Dazzle
So your best friend wants something light and healthy and you want to get real weird? This is that place. Boasting a bold interior, this restaurant offers creative suprises on some classic, comfort go-tos. Whether you’re looking for something familiar (#basic can be good) or something spicy and out of left field, this place does all of that with a twist (bfast, lunch, dinner, baby).
FEATURES
  • Casual all-day dining 
  • Veggie-focused menu
  • Signature cocktails
  • Drag queen brunch
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The Test Kitchen
Inspired by Escoffier’s Ma Cuisine, this laboratory-like eatery is part cooking school and part restaurant. It’s educational, experiential and social. With classes and evolving tasting menus, this is for the curious, boundary-pushing tastebuds on board.
FEATURES
  • Table service only
  • Experimental cocktails
  • Cookery classes
  • Seasonal tasting menu

Relaxing on Your Voyage

REVIVE. RENEW. RETOX.
Whether your idea of relaxation is a sun salutation or a hot stone massage, you’re about to get it OMMM (lol we know). A cross between a week spent in Bali and 2 hours at a cafe in Amsterdam, Redemption spa is a haven of tranquility and self preservation. Get dirty in the mud room, let the sauna cleanse you, or spend an entire afternoon floating from hot stone massage to seaweed wrap until you’ve aged backwards.
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Squid Ink
Nothing marks a life-bending vacation experience, like coming home with body art that will bring you back to a time when you were truly living. We’ve teamed up with World Famous Tattoo Ink, Soho Ink and Freshly Inked Magazine to open our own tattoo studio on board. The historical roots of tattoo art can be traced back to sailors celebrating nautical milestones like a first time crossing the equator, crossing the atlantic or mementos of epic voyages. Inspired by that beauty and tradition, we celebrate creative self-expression, tales of adventure and unforgettable life experiences. 
FEATURES
  • Tattoos and piercings
  • Ready-made designs and custom art
  • Expert tattoo artists
  • Safe and hygienic
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Unexpected Entertainment on Your Voyage

Unexpected Entertainment
Blink-or-you’ll-miss-it pop-up performances and shows that blur the line between audience and performer. Our motley-crew of buzzworthy musicians, globetrotting DJs and audacious drag performers will make you feel so immersed in their world, you’ll be glad your friends didn’t let you get up and join them (but you can if you want). 
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NIGHTCLUB
The Manor
The two story, three bar space, named after Richard’s first recording studio, is inspired by a classic theatrical zeitgeist – layered with a moody & sexy ‘70s, punk vibe. Ground-breaking shows will kick the night off before it transitions into a mind-blowing, goodbye-early-morning-workout nightclub. 
The Aquatic Club
With smooth curves and nautical details, we’ve created a pool deck with the sophisticated glam of a contemporary yacht. Whether you’re looking to sunbathe in one of our day beds or let last night’s choices melt away in the pool, you can detox and recover, or start the party all over again. Don’t be surprised if paparazzi mistake you for celebs – we’re legally not responsible for how good you look on this ship.
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At Your Destination

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The Beach Club
Our private beach club in Bimini, Bahamas is an experience you (literally) can’t get anywhere else. It’s like if Mykonos had a love affair with St. Tropez — the energy intentionally amplifying as the day goes on. You can choose between ecstacy-inducing DJ sets, quiet beach-lounging with a perma-cocktail in hand, or embrace your inner explorer and seek out secluded and undiscovered corners of the island.
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Mi Cayito
Mi Cayito Beach, located in Santa Maria which is about 25 minutes outside of Havana, it is a beautiful beach where many members of the LGBT Community hang out and take in the sun, sand and the ocean as a means to cool down, and heat things up with each other. Once you reach Mi Cayito, they have beach chairs available for you to rent.  As well as a Lifeguard and staff to help setup your beach gear, as well as vendors who walk up and down the beach selling hats, snacks and of course the occasional hot Cubano offering to rub the suntan lotion on you where you can’t reach! So enjoy!
Proyecto Divino
Proyecto Divino has shows on Friday and Saturday, that attract a large crowd to take in Drag performances,  Singers, Dancers, Fashion Shows and of course some of the hottest Cuban Men and Women Dancers in various states of dress. The doors open around 11 pm and the shows starts around 1 am, experience the nightlife with a group of amazing local cubans and your fellow travelers dancing and singing the night away to US Pop Hits, Salsa and Rumba Music as well as relaxing in a crowd that you and they don’t have to hide in.
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Havana City Tour
What better way to experience Havana, then with a driver in a classic automobile out of the 1950’s.  Whether booked in a 1956 Ford Fairline or another style Classic Car, your english speaking tour guide, will ensure that you get the best opportunity to experience Havana with an insider directing you and ensuring that you see all of the sights that travelers come to Cuba to experience.  With expected stops at Fusterlandia, El Capitolo, Hotel Nacional to name but a few we will absolutely ensure that you get to experience the sights and sounds of Cuba.

Your Date Options

October 7th to October 11th, 2020
Wednesday to Sunday

 

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October 21st to October 25th, 2020
Wednesday to Sunday
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Your Stateroom Options

Sea Insider
Friend groups, solo Sailors, and duos alike can get in on the Insider action. Roomy Rainshowers and mood lighting punctuate our cozy escapes — giving you the space to recover today and prepare for tomorrow.
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Sea View
For solo Sailors looking for quiet moments with the sea from our super large single beds, or duos perched on our nautically-inspired window seats — the ocean is yours to make eyes with. Gazing out at the waves every morning, this is the closest you can get to the ocean (without the windblown hair).
Sea Terrace
Whether you’re getting ready inside at the glam area, rinsing off in your Roomy Rainshower or relaxing outside on your hand-woven terrace hammock, our spaces are designed to give you sweeping views of the horizon as our mood lighting intuitively matches the light from the oncoming sunset.
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Your Rockstar Suites Options

RockStar Suites RockStar living so audaciously cool you might be tempted to smash a guitar (but maybe don’t).

FEATURES

  • Private transfer to/from ship
  • RockStar Agent service
  • In-room bar, on us
  • Richard’s Rooftop membership
Sweet Aft Suites: Terrace
Take in the uninterrupted sea views at the terrace champagne table from the biggest and highest terrace of all our Sweet Aft Suites. Don’t forget about that sea view shower window though.
Cheeky Corner Suite: Terrace
The highest, and biggest, terrace of all our corner suites — from here, the views are unparalleled. With the same glamorously designed interior, there’s more space outside to flirt with the sea. Terrace hammock or outdoor champagne table? Sailor’s choice.
Brilliant Suite
From the full-size, fully stocked bar inside to swinging with reckless abandon (but not actually) on the terrace hammock, this suite begs for your inner rocker to come alive. With a cheeky view of the European king bed from the (fully) marbled Peek-a-Boo shower, the only sensual rival is the ocean itself.

Seriously Suite

Full stocked, full-size bar. ✔. Peek-a-Boo shower. ✔. Record player ready to spin your favorite tunes. ✔. If you’re serious about luxury and/or self care, this suite has your name on it. Well not technically, but hey, we’re down to try to make anything happen. ✔✔