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Cuba Cultural Voyage

Cuba Cultural Voyage

Cruise Highlights:

  • Spend two days exploring colorful Havana
  • An onboard Cuban educator will provide rich stories and facts that highlight the proud heritage and history of the Cuban people
  • Visit several UNESCO World Heritage Sites

At a glance

Duration: 11 Days, 10 Nights

Coverage: Roundtrip Miami

From: $7,580

Season: March-April; October - December

Activities: Culture, History

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Pearl Seas Cruises

Cruise Cuba with Pearl Seas Cruises on a Cuban Cultural Cruise

Experience the captivating history and heritage of Cuba on this 10-night, round trip, Cuban Cultural Voyage with Pearl Seas Cruises. From the historically significant capital city of Havana to the quaint mountainside villages complete with neoclassical style homes, you’ll engage first hand with the local tradespeople, artists, musicians and historians to share your experiences and get their unique perspective into what makes Cuba so fascinating.

Your journey will include stops at intriguing museums, national parks, art studios and architecturally significant homes. Throughout your experience, an onboard Cuban educator will provide rich stories and facts that highlight the proud heritage and history of the Cuban people. You’ll learn the history behind the Cuban traditions and interact with locals willing to share their knowledge.

We are living in a historical moment where the U.S. and Cuba are recasting their relationship. The opening presents intriguing possibilities. Changes in the U.S. Regulations have made it possible to offer these unique people to people experiences in unforgettable destinations. Pearl Seas Cruises is excited to offer this opportunity to delve into Cuba through our cultural exchange voyages. Our people to people exchange will be centered around several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Old Havana and its Fortification System, San Pedro de la Roca Castle, Santiago de Cuba, Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios, Urban Historic Centre of Cienfuegos and Alejandro de Humboldt National Park.

* These cultural voyages are subject to final approval by the U.S. and Cuban governments. Although we do not expect any delays, if for any reason Pearl Seas Cruises does not obtain all the necessary approvals, permits and licenses, all deposits and payments made will be refunded.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Miami, South Florida

The Pearl Mist will depart into the beautiful coastal breezes of South Florida. Built primarily during the 19th-century, the subtropical Florida climate has been attracting visitors for years. Cruise past vibrant resort cities down the Florida Gold Coast as your 10-night journey begins.

Day 2 - Havana

The colorful capital of Cuba, Havana is a mesmerizing city with beautiful colonial edifices and a dramatic coastline. The core of the city is the UNESCO World Heritage site of Old Havana. Known for it’s architecturally impressive plazas and outstanding series of fortifications, Old Havana displays Cuban Culture at it’s finest. Old Havana’s five plazas are home to churches, palaces, castles, monuments and markets that come together to create one of the most impressive historical city centers in the Caribbean basin. The complex defenses that once held off pirates are some of the oldest and largest colonial fortifications in the Americas, such as Castillo de la Real Fuerza which began construction in 1558.

Day 3 - Havana

The capital of Havana is far too interesting to see it all in just one day! We’ll spend our second day continuing to explore everything that makes Havana one of the greatest capitals in the Caribbean Basin. Catedral de San Cristóbal is one of the most beautiful churches in Havana. Plaza de Armas is where military drills once took place in the 16th century. Gran Teatro de la Havana, the Great Theater of Havana is famous for particularly for the acclaimed National Ballet of Cuba.

Day 4 - Maria La Gorda

Located on the western end of the island, the isolated enclave of Maria La Gorda once provided shelter for its earliest inhabitants, the Guanahatabeys, and holds over 140 archaeological sites linked to their lives. The park is home to a variety of different natural habitats, including coral reefs, beaches, mangroves, scrublands, and evergreen forests with more than 170 species of birds and dozens of reptile and mammal species. Guanahacabibes is also one of Cuba’s most important green turtle nesting beaches, where Cuba’s marine program helps save thousands of hatchlings each year.

Day 5 - Cienfuegos

Nicknamed “La Perla del Sur” (Pearl of the South), Cienfuegos is a charming community ideally situated along the southern coast of Cuba. Originally settled by French immigrants in 1819, Cienfuegos is Spanish meaning “one hundred fires”. Over the years, this picturesque city grew to become one of Cuba’s chief seaports used for trade. Exports included local sugar, tobacco, and coffee. Popular destinations include Casitillo de Jaqua, a solid limestone fortress built by King Philip V of Spain to protect the area from Caribbean pirates in 1742, and Jardín Botánico de Cienfuegos (Cienfuegos Province Botanical Garden), which is home to an extensive collection of tropical plants and exotic garden botanicals.

Day 6 - Trinidad

Located in South Central Cuba, between the mountains of the Escambray Range and the Caribbean Sea, the town of Trinidad is a well-preserved representation of classic Cuba. Founded in 1514, the town is lined with cobbled streets, neoclassical buildings, and exquisite wrought iron railings. Here visitors can discover the Museum of Colonial Architecture, which features a large collection of architectural decorations and offers a guided tour of the historic streets of Trinidad. In addition, guests can visit Museo Romantico (Romantic Museum), which overlooks the main square and features a brilliant exhibition of romantic style porcelain, glass, and paintings.

Day 7 - Santiago de Cuba

The second largest city in Cuba after Havana, Santiago de Cuba is a gleaming cultural capital lying on the Santiago de Cuba Bay with the towering Sierra Maestra Mountains providing the perfect backdrop. The city’s close proximity to Jamaica and other Caribbean isles has created an extremely diverse metropolis unlike any other Cuban city. The mix of Cuban and Caribbean culture blends delightfully and can be seen throughout its art and architecture, heard in its music, and tasted in its cuisine.

The San Pedro de la Roca del Morro Castle located in Santiago de Cuba is one of Cuba’s several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and has guarded the entrance to the Santiago de Cuba Bay since 1638.

Day 8 - Parque de Nacional Alejandro de Humboldt

Named after the German scientist Alexander von Humboldt who visited the island in 1800, this national park covers a range of ecosystems unparalleled in the Caribbean. Alejandro de Humboldt National Park is considered to be Cuba’s most important protected area due to its extraordinary biodiversity values. The varied, complex geology and topography, along with little human interaction has allowed the AHNP to thrive, resulting in the evolution of many species of flora and fauna that are endemic to Cuba.

Named a UNESCO World Heritage Natural site in 2001, AHNP is among the most important sites in the Western Hemisphere for its endemic flora and one of the most biologically diverse tropical island sites on Earth.

Day 9 - Holguin

The coastline of Holguin was described as “the most beautiful land human eyes have ever seen” by Christopher Columbus upon his first glimpse of the coast in 1492. The provincial capital, Holguin City is a historical gem known for its abundance of beautiful parks and town squares. In fact, Holguin has so many historical plazas it has come to be called “the city of parks.” Take a tour of the city and admire the elegant plazas, scattered colonial buildings, and historical museums with a knowledgeable tour guide.

Day 10 - Miami

Your 10-Night Cuba Cultural Voyage will return to Miami for the end of your journey. Reflect upon your journey and all of the wonderful things you have learned about the Cuban people and their culture. From the historically significant capital cities to the quaint mountainside villages, you will return to Miami with a new perspective and memories that will last a lifetime.

Dates & Rates

Dates Ships G H K L R Single
Jan 6, 2017 Pearl Mist $7,810 $8,300 $8,935 $9,015 $10,285 $10,540
Jan 17, 2017 Pearl Mist $7,810 $8,300 $8,935 $9,015 $10,285 $10,540
Jan 27, 2017 Pearl Mist $7,810 $8,300 $8,935 $9,015 $10,285 $10,540
Feb 6, 2017 Pearl Mist $7,810 $8,300 $8,935 $9,015 $10,285 $10,540
Feb 16, 2017 Pearl Mist $7,810 $8,300 $8,935 $9,015 $10,285 $10,540
Mar 8, 2017 Pearl Mist $7,810 $8,300 $8,935 $9,015 $10,285 $10,540
Mar 18, 2017 Pearl Mist $7,810 $8,300 $8,935 $9,015 $10,285 $10,540
Mar 28, 2017 Pearl Mist $7,810 $8,300 $8,935 $9,015 $10,285 $10,540
Apr 7, 2017 Pearl Mist $7,810 $8,300 $8,935 $9,015 $10,285 $10,540
Apr 17, 2017 Pearl Mist $7,810 $8,300 $8,935 $9,015 $10,285 $10,540
Apr 27, 2017 Pearl Mist $7,810 $8,300 $8,935 $9,015 $10,285 $10,540
Nov 10, 2017 Pearl Mist $7,810 $8,300 $8,935 $9,015 $10,285 $10,540
Nov 20, 2017 Pearl Mist $7,810 $8,300 $8,935 $9,015 $10,285 $10,540
Nov 30, 2017 Pearl Mist $7,810 $8,300 $8,935 $9,015 $10,285 $10,540
Dec 10, 2017 Pearl Mist $7,810 $8,300 $8,935 $9,015 $10,285 $10,540
Dec 20, 2017 Pearl Mist $7,810 $8,300 $8,935 $9,015 $10,285 $10,540
Dec 30, 2017 Pearl Mist $7,810 $8,300 $8,935 $9,015 $10,285 $10,540
Jan 9, 2018 Pearl Mist $7,810 $8,300 $8,935 $9,015 $10,285 $10,540
Jan 19, 2018 Pearl Mist $7,810 $8,300 $8,935 $9,015 $10,285 $10,540
Jan 29, 2018 Pearl Mist $7,810 $8,300 $8,935 $9,015 $10,285 $10,540
Feb 8, 2018 Pearl Mist $7,810 $8,300 $8,935 $9,015 $10,285 $10,540
Feb 18, 2018 Pearl Mist $7,810 $8,300 $8,935 $9,015 $10,285 $10,540
Feb 28, 2018 Pearl Mist $7,810 $8,300 $8,935 $9,015 $10,285 $10,540
Mar 10, 2018 Pearl Mist $7,810 $8,300 $8,935 $9,015 $10,285 $10,540
Mar 20, 2018 Pearl Mist $7,810 $8,300 $8,935 $9,015 $10,285 $10,540
Mar 30, 2018 Pearl Mist $7,810 $8,300 $8,935 $9,015 $10,285 $10,540
Apr 9, 2018 Pearl Mist $7,810 $8,300 $8,935 $9,015 $10,285 $10,540
Apr 19, 2018 Pearl Mist $7,810 $8,300 $8,935 $9,015 $10,285 $10,540
Apr 29, 2018 Pearl Mist $7,810 $8,300 $8,935 $9,015 $10,285 $10,540
Oct 24, 2018 Pearl Mist $7,810 $8,300 $8,935 $9,015 $10,285 $10,540
Nov 3, 2018 Pearl Mist $7,810 $8,300 $8,935 $9,015 $10,285 $10,540
Nov 13, 2018 Pearl Mist $7,810 $8,300 $8,935 $9,015 $10,285 $10,540
Nov 23, 2018 Pearl Mist $7,810 $8,300 $8,935 $9,015 $10,285 $10,540
Dec 3, 2018 Pearl Mist $7,810 $8,300 $8,935 $9,015 $10,285 $10,540
Dec 13, 2018 Pearl Mist $7,810 $8,300 $8,935 $9,015 $10,285 $10,540
Dec 23, 2018 Pearl Mist $7,810 $8,300 $8,935 $9,015 $10,285 $10,540

Map

Cuba Culture Voyage Itinerary Map

Ships

Pearl Mist

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