Cuba’s second largest city which also serves as the capital city of the province if Santiago de Cuba is one of the most important historical destinations in Cuba. The area played a critical role in the Cuban revolution. Located on the south east of the island, Santiago de Cuba is made up of a bay that connects to the Caribbean Sea. One of the major ports of Cuba, the city serves as a prolific cruise ports to cruise ships from various parts of the world. This is made possible largely by the irregular and deep harbors that it has.

Santiago de Cuba boasts of a tropical savanna climate and has no significant dry or wet seasons all through the year. The city is also home to striking heritage sites such as Citadel of San Pedro de la Roca and various other interesting sites. To cruisers, the city provides interesting attractions both in sightseeing tours and cultural richness. On the mountains located on the eastern side of the city lay the ruins of the French Coffee plantation that UNESCO recognizes as a world heritage site. It also has the highest Afro-Cuban concentration and is a hub for Afro-Cuban culture.

Santiago de Cuba is an exciting destination in which one can spend some exciting time after the docking of a cruise ship. The city has quite a lot to offer for an exceptional experience. You can either choose to go for onshore excursions or even going on a venture all on your own.