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Havana to Cienfuegos

Example 11 Day Cruise aboard Sea Cloud II
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Experience the incomparable charm of Cuba's colonial heritage paired with Jamaica's relaxed and romantic beach flair on this 11-day cruise from Havana to Cienfuegos aboard Sea Cloud II. Stroll down the famed Malecon promenade in Havana and soak in the distinctive spirit of the city. Snorkel and swim the crystal clear waters of Maria la Gorda, once a haven for pirates and buccaneers. Learn the rhythms of Cuba's vibrant musical culture in Santiago de Cuba, known for its dancing clubs. Stop in Port Antonio, Jamaica, once the world's banana capital but today a delightful tropical escape: explore the pretty little town, or tour a local sugar or banana farm. End your cruise in Cienfuegos, Cuba, the Pearl of the South: this city is known for its grand, romantic architecture and views of the sparkling turquoise sea. 
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Highlights
  • Stroll the famed Malecon promenade in historic old Havana
  • Snorkel and swim the clear waters of Maria la Gorda
  • Explore the beautiful old town of Cienfuegos
  • Visit impressive film sets in Jamaica
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Trip Type:
  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Havana, Cuba | Embark

Arrive in and explore the Cuban capital today. With its beautiful balconies, wrought iron railings and idyllic inner courtyards, a stroll through Old Havana brings you right to the heart of life in the city. Old American limousines cruise past magnificent colonial buildings on the wide boulevards, and the Malecón Promenade is a popular place to walk at sunset. In the legendary Tropicana club, where stars like Frank Sinatra and Josephine Baker once appeared on stage, the flamboyant, high-spirited shows still create the same mood today as they did when it opened in 1939. In the evening, board your ship for the night. 

Day 2: Havana

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend another full day exploring Havana. Your ship departs the city this evening and sets sail for your next destination.

Day 3: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, relax aboard your ship as you cruise to your next destination. 

Day 4: Maria la Gorda, Cuba

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Maria la Gorda was once a place for corsairs and pirates to rest up. Today, enjoy the wonderful swimming or take a long walk along the beach. The highlights are all about the water: remote picture-postcard beaches with shady palms, a warm, calm sea that radiates every shade of blue, and a coral reef which provides the ideal conditions for snorkeling.

Day 5-6: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Today, relax aboard your ship as you cruise to your next destination. 

Day 7: Santiago de Cuba

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The El Morro fortress - once almost completely destroyed by the pirate Henry Morgan - towers high above the bay of Santiago de Cuba. This city is an architectural gem, and proud not only of its reputation as the birthplace of the revolution, but also of its musicality. If you go for a walk, sooner or later you will find yourself in an authentic Salsa bar. The whole city has music in its blood, and nowhere else do people make so much music or dance so much. The rhythms of the Salsa, Son and Rumba are just as thrilling in clubs, bars and schools as they are in the famous Buena Vista Social Club.

Day 8: Port Antonio, Jamaica

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Port Antonio was once the world's banana capital, but has since been discovered and rebranded as a relaxing destination, with vacation properties found near the clear deep waters of the Blue Lagoon. The pretty little town, surrounded by sugar cane fields and banana plantations, impresses with its delightful beaches. The Rio Grande is the island's largest river and channels its course over 60 kilometers in green solitude through the jungle and into the sea. Historically, bananas and other fruit were carefully transported on bamboo rafts along the waterway to the port. Today the rafts have been equipped with bench seats and are used for excursions.

Day 9: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, relax aboard your ship as you cruise to your next destination. 

Day 10: Cienfuegos, Cuba

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cienfuegos, whose name literally translates as "Hundred fires," is also known as the Pearl of the South. The city owes its grand, romantic architecture to the French colonists who first settled there. The beautiful old town of Trinidad de Cuba is a true gem, with lovingly restored colonial facades, sleepy lanes and a turquoise sea. This friendly town, with its important past as the center of sugar cane cultivation, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site for many years, along with the cultivated landscape of the Valle de Los Ingenios, or "Valley of the Sugarmills."

Day 11: Cienfuegos | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast, disembark your ship to continue independent travels, or transfer to the airport to return home.

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Sea Cloud II

Lounge area on the Sea Cloud II

Dates & Prices

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$6,910
Category F cabin
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Category F
Two portholes, chair, table, TV with DVD player, mini-bar, dressing table, closet, safe, individually adjustable A/C.
Category E cabins
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Category E
Two portholes, sofa, table, TV with DVD player, mini-bar, dressing table, closet, safe, individually adjustable A/C.
Category D cabins
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Category D
Two portholes, two chairs, table, TV with DVD player, mini-bar, dressing table, closet, safe, individually adjustable A/C.
Category C cabins
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Category C
Panorama windows, two chairs, table, TV with DVD player, mini-bar, dressing table, closet, safe, individually adjustable A/C.
Category B cabins
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Category B
Panorama window, sofa, table, chair, decorative fireplace, console with TV/DVD and mini-bar, dressing table, walk-in closet, safe, individually adjustable A/C.
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Category A
Panorama window, sofa, table, chair, desk, decorative fireplace, TV and DVD player, mini-bar, dressing table, four closets, safe, individually adjustable A/C.

Notes

Please note: Shore excursions are NOT included in this cruise-only rate. Contact us for details.

Rates Include:
  • Beautifully appointed cabin in selected category
  • Welcoming bottle of champagne in your cabin
  • All meals (six per day) from early-bird breakfast to the exquisite 4-course dinner menu with choice of main course
  • 5-course gala dinner during the cruise
  • Welcome and farewell cocktail with champagne
  • Selected wines and beers thoughtfully chosen to complement lunch and dinner
  • All soft drinks and juices throughout the cruise
  • All alcohol-free coffee and tea specialties
  • Bottled water on the excursions
  • Fresh fruit basket in your cabin, replenished daily
  • E-mails can be sent free of charge from the on-board laptop
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Travel documents with detailed destination information
  • All port fees
  • Gratuities
  • Use of snorkeling and waterskiing equipment is free of charge (weather permitting)
  • Free laundry services for cabin categories A & B
Rates Exclude:
  • Flights, domestic or international
  • Excess luggage (allowance is up to 40 kg per passenger)
  • Additional meals and beverages (so far as not expressly included)
  • Other personal expenses
  • Transfers

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