Cienfuegos is a major port city on Cuba's central southern coast. It is also known as "La Perla del Sur" ("Pearl of the South") and is located on a peninsula opposite the narrow entrance to the sheltered bay Bahía de Cienfuegos. The distance from the capital Havana is approx 250 km (160 ml).
The city has population around 165,000 and is very with its nice colonial buildings, numerous parks, waterfront promenades and wide streets. The fortress Castillo de Jagua was completed in 1745 as protection against pirates at the entrance to the bay. Notable buildings include La Catedral Purisma Concepcion (built in 1868), Teatro Tomas (1889) and Palacio de Fererr, now renamed to Casa de Cultura Benjamin with its beautiful corner tower.
In 1494 the bay was visited by Christopher Columbus. Howeverm it was officially founded by French colonists in 1819 and named "Fernandina de Jagua". Destroyed by a storm in 1825, the Cienfuegos settlement was rebuilt and renamed. Cienfuegos port's strategic location on the trade route between South America and Jamaica resulted in the town's fast growth.
In 2005, Hurricane Dennis caused a major landfall near the city, with strong winds and gusts of over 280 kph (175 mph).
Highlights: Castillo de Jagua, Colonial buildings
Cienfuegos cruise terminal
The first cruise ship that docked at Cienfuegos port was the Carnival Corporation's Adonia Fathom - on May 5, 2016, as port of call on a 7-day roundtrip itinerary from Miami Florida (USA). Adonia was also the world's first cruise liner visiting Cuba. The ship arrived early, but its passengers had only around 3,5 hours to explore the city. Passengers attended a live concert (at Teatro Tomas Terry) performed by the city choir.
The port has no dedicated cruise terminal - just a small building for check-in, a short gangway and a parking lot. Among the closet to the port attractions are Palacio del Valle, the Yacht Club, Parque Jose Martí.
The Cienfuegos cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Cienfuegos, Cuba.
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Port Cienfuegos cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Cienfuegos, Cuba. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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