On this trip you’ll take a step back in time to the 1950s, when rum-fuelled bar hops ended in an audience at a Cabaret Parisien. These shows had a movie star following back then and the Hotel Nacionale Cuba’s performances, in particular, attracted Hollywood heartthrobs like Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra and Eva Gardener. The years haven’t changed the productions much – they still tell the story of how Cuban music has been influenced over time. You’ll arrive at the hotel by coach and head to your seats through the art deco architecture of the hotel. Then, it’s show time. Expect to see Cuban dancers with naked navals and sky-high headdresses doing the salsa, rumba and mambo. Prepare to hear a musical style that combines the grumble of African percussion with the strum of Spanish guitars all sung in their native language.
The minimum age is 16 years old. Only a welcome drink is included. The dress code is smart casual, shorts aren't allowed. Cabaret Parisien is a popular venue so you'll be sat close together at shared tables.
- SUITABILITY Little physical activity.