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Cuba Cultural Voyage

Cuba Cultural Voyage

At a glance

Duration: 11 Days, 10 Nights

Coverage: Roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale

From: $4,980

Season: January-April; October - December

Activities: Culture, History

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Pearl Seas Cruises

A visit to Cuba is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Only Pearl Seas Cruises can offer you the most comprehensive Cuban experience available. On Pearl Seas Cruises 12-day Cuba Cultural Voyage, you will travel to more ports than with any other cruise line and spend more time in each, capturing its true essence.

Explore Havana in a classic American car and visit Finca Vigia, the home of legendary author Ernest Hemingway. While in Cienfuegos, admire the beautiful Botanical Gardens, and venture to Trinidad to explore its many art galleries. In Santiago de Cuba, enjoy the blend of Cuban and Caribbean culture and visit the historic El Morro Castle. Along the way, engage with people of Cuba and hear stories about their unique history and culture.

After each amazing day of discovery, return to the comfort and intimate setting of Pearl Mist and enjoy spacious staterooms, exquisite cuisine, award-winning enrichment programs, and attentive, personalized service.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

To make your journey as convenient as possible, the Pearl Mist will depart from Ft. Lauderdale, on the southeastern coast of Florida. This vibrant city is known for its beaches and boating canals as well as The Strip, a promenade lined with upscale outdoor restaurants, bars, boutiques and luxury hotels. You may decide to arrive a day early to take advantage of some of the city’s highlights.

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 - Day of Cruising

Grab a good book and curl up in one of our spacious lounges, or relax on your private balcony and enjoy the passing landscapes as we make our way to Cienfuegos. As you cruise, delight in the locally inspired cuisine prepared by our team of master chefs.

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 - Casilda

Casilda is a seaport town in the Sancti Spíritus Province. Part of the Ministry of the Fishing Industry’s shrimp zone, Casilda is known for its high-quality seafood which is exported all over the world including Asia, Europe, and North America. The beautiful beaches of Casilda, including the Playa Ancón, make it a popular destination where colorful artisan shops line the waterfront. The Trinidad to Cumanayagua Loop is a circular drive which offers elevated vistas of the Caribbean Sea as well as some of Cuba’s most pristine mountain scenery.

Day 8 - Day of Cruising

As we cruise to Santiago, see the remote southern coastline of Cuba stretching out before you. Enjoy the sundeck views of islands, white sand beaches, and small coastal towns along the way. Or, head to the lounge to take part in an activity or interactive discussion presented by one of our onboard experts.

Day 9 - El Cobre, Santiago

The town of El Cobre, located in a high valley within a mountain range, features a shrine to Cuba's patron saint Our Lady of Charity (La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre). The Cuban people come from miles around to pay their respects to their patron saint at El Sanctuario de Nuestra Señora de la Caridad del Cobre, a unique triple dome church built in 1927.

Day 10 - 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. Experience the blend of Cuban and Caribbean culture reflected in the city’s art, architecture, music, and cuisine.

Day 11 - Day of Cruising

As we make our way back to southern Florida, relax and reminisce about the historic voyage you have just taken. Discuss your journey with new friends and reflect upon all of the wonderful things you have learned about the Cuban people and their culture.

Day 12 - Ft. Lauderdale

Enjoy breakfast aboard the earl Mist as we return to port in Ft. Lauderdale. Arrive in Florida with a new perspective of Cuba and memories that will last a lifetime. If you were unable to explore the vibrant Ft. Lauderdale region before embarking, or would just like a second day to see it all, your Cruise Director will help you make the most of your day in South Florida before the return trip home.

Cuba Culture Voyage Itinerary Map

Dates & Rates

Dates G H K L R Single
Nov 26, 2018 $4,980 $5,830 $6,640 $6,960 $8,720 $7,460
Dec 7, 2018 $4,980 $5,830 $6,640 $6,960 $8,720 $7,460
Dec 18, 2018 $4,980 $5,830 $6,640 $6,960 $8,720 $7,460
Dec 29, 2018 $4,980 $5,830 $6,640 $6,960 $8,720 $7,460
Jan 31, 2019 $5,980 $6,830 $7,640 $7,960 $9,720 $9,460
Feb 11, 2019 $5,980 $6,830 $7,640 $7,960 $9,720 $9,460
Feb 22, 2019 $5,980 $6,830 $7,640 $7,960 $9,720 $9,460
Mar 5, 2019 $5,980 $6,830 $7,640 $7,960 $9,720 $9,460
Mar 16, 2019 $5,980 $6,830 $7,640 $7,960 $9,720 $9,460
Mar 27, 2019 $5,980 $6,830 $7,640 $7,960 $9,720 $9,460
Apr 7, 2019 $5,980 $6,830 $7,640 $7,960 $9,720 $9,460
Apr 18, 2019 $5,980 $6,830 $7,640 $7,960 $9,720 $9,460

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