If all that was waiting for you in the Caribbean were just unbelievable beaches, pristine water, and mouth-watering food, they’d be just like any other island.

What really makes MSC Cruises’ Caribbean and Antilles destinations unique is their own special sound.

Every island in the region proudly displays its homegrown music styles, celebrating them with locals and tourists at public parties that can literally go on for days, until the last couple dancing sits down exhausted but happy.

Therefore, if you are looking for your out-of-ordinary radar for a route across the most beautiful sea in the world, let it be music.

Caribbean music genres are so varied that there’s one for almost every age and mood. An unrepeatable mix of African, Latin American, Spanish, Portuguese, London grooves, and French colonial joie de vivre, the musical heritage of the area is intense.

Certainly the most popular and beloved music and dance is the Salsa Cubana, a fusion of Spanish traditional melodic music, African percussions and American Jazz.

It originally comes from Cuba, a spin-off of Bomba and Plena, but it was a mysterious NYC marketer who created its name back in the 1970s.

Some of Salsa’s relatives are Cuban montuno, guaracha, cha-cha-cha, mambo and bolero, but the list is endless!

It is the music that makes the island of Cuba so special: it buzzes with energy and you will too. Start moving now and take a walk through the streets of Trinidad and Old Havana to get your fill of on drinking and dancing. The music here pours out of open windows 24 hours a day. Worried about get bored? Impossible!

Discover sounds walking along beautiful beaches like Playa Paraíso and Playa Sirena: the most outstanding of the spectacular stretches of sand along the length of Cayo Largo.

What are you waiting for? Book a cabin this summer onboard MSC Opera to discover the beauty of Cuba and the Caribbean

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