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Havana Retreat open to everyone after 7pm?

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Greetings all, 

I was just watching a YouTube video providing a tour of the Havana Bar and Havana Retreat area and the host of the video commented that wristbands are checked and enforced from open until 7pm. After 7pm, they state that anyone can be in the Retreat area and they note it to be a great area to watch sunsets and sail-aways. 

Is this information correct that you can be in the Havana Retreat area after 7pm without booking a Havana cabin? We're currently not booked in a Havana stateroom but friends of ours are. (We're sailing on Horizon.) 

Additionally, we are contemplating upgrading our cabin to a Havana Cabana cabin (to spend time with our friends in the Retreat area!) and we're curious if the late night music from the Havana Bar is noticeable/audible in the Cabana cabins? 

Thanks for all of your insight and expertise! 

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They just changed the policy. You will not be allowed in the area at any time if you are not booked in a Havana room. 

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Just now, ummgood said:

They just changed the policy. You will not be allowed in the area at any time if you are not booked in a Havana room. 

 

Awesome - thank you for this information! It makes our decision to upgrade to a Havana Cabana a lot more simple. 🙂

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That’s SO unfortunate. We sailed the Horizon 8 day over the 4th of July holiday 2019 and the after hours facilities at Havana were near vacant. We spent a LOT of time on the aft deck and thereabouts and it was the same thing every day. We ventured down once and had a good soak and relaxation- we truly had BOTH tubs to ourselves! 

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2 hours ago, FlyingAnchor said:

 

Awesome - thank you for this information! It makes our decision to upgrade to a Havana Cabana a lot more simple. 🙂


I actually think I would appreciate it a whole lot, but it makes me wonder why it’s often so empty! 

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Ask Oldskl.

 

You will love the area.

Edited by thesmiths

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Minor point, the Havana bar area (inside) is open to everyone all the time.  The pool and hot tubs are for HAvana room guests only.  This area, as I have said in the past is a flat out home run by Carnival.  

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10 hours ago, Txcroozer said:

As for the second question, you won't hear the band in your cabin


Thank you! We've been watching lots of YouTube videos with Havana tours and general tours of the ship (Horizon) and we cannot wait for 2022 to get here! We upgraded to a Havana Cabana and are probably a little too excited about it. 😂

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On 1/24/2020 at 7:50 PM, ummgood said:

They just changed the policy. You will not be allowed in the area at any time if you are not booked in a Havana room. 

Do you know where this was posted? I have not been able to locate it. Thanks in advance for your help

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21 minutes ago, THIS IS US! said:

Do you know where this was posted? I have not been able to locate it. Thanks in advance for your help

 

THis is when they changed it.

https://cruisefever.net/carnival-cruise-line-changing-havana-pool-access-on-vista-class-ships/

 

3 Salt Water Pools including the Havana Pool (which is for the exclusive use of guests occupying Havana accommodations and Grand Suites) 

 

https://help.carnival.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1149/kw/havana

 

 

 

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On 1/25/2020 at 12:28 PM, FlyingAnchor said:


Thank you! We've been watching lots of YouTube videos with Havana tours and general tours of the ship (Horizon) and we cannot wait for 2022 to get here! We upgraded to a Havana Cabana and are probably a little too excited about it. 😂


Was just reading this older thread that someone resurrected today and noticed your comment about 2022. Were you already anticipating cruising issues this year and possibly into 2021 when you booked your cruise, or is that just a coincidence?  

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1 hour ago, Saint Greg said:

 

THis is when they changed it.

https://cruisefever.net/carnival-cruise-line-changing-havana-pool-access-on-vista-class-ships/

 

3 Salt Water Pools including the Havana Pool (which is for the exclusive use of guests occupying Havana accommodations and Grand Suites) 

 

https://help.carnival.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1149/kw/havana

 

 

 

Thanks, I appreciate it. As I combed the threads to find out more about the Havana, I found a similar thread with info as well. 

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On 4/18/2020 at 5:45 PM, PhillyFan33579 said:

Were you already anticipating cruising issues this year and possibly into 2021 when you booked your cruise, or is that just a coincidence?  

 

Oh no, not related to this year. I'm a long-term planner in general so I typically plan/book my vacations pretty far out! 

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My wife and I sailed Horizon in 2019 but were unable to book Havana. We booked for 2022 (February) too. Did it early so we could get a room in there this time lol.

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2 hours ago, FlyingAnchor said:

 

Oh no, not related to this year. I'm a long-term planner in general so I typically plan/book my vacations pretty far out! 

Nice to hear from a fellow cruiser who likes to plan ahead! I try to book 2 plus years out of I can. Love having yet another cruise to look forward to!

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On 1/25/2020 at 2:12 AM, Txcroozer said:

As for the second question, you won't hear the band in your cabin

I heard the band on my Vista cruise in a Havana Inside. Didn't bother me as I;m a heavy sleeper but the bad was clearly heard.

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1 hour ago, Carnival Cheerleader said:

I heard the band on my Vista cruise in a Havana Inside. Didn't bother me as I;m a heavy sleeper but the bad was clearly heard.

The insides are on the wall adjacent to the bar area.  Not so for the balconies and HC suite.  

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