Best of Cuba Cruise
featuring Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba
 9 Days • 22 Meals
Discover Cuba’s larger-than-life culture, sultry rhythms and weathered beauty while exploring the country’s historic attractions.

 Highlights
  • 22 Meals (8 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 8 dinners)
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Spend 1 night in Miami, Florida
  • Take a narrated sightseeing tour of Miami to see the Historic Art Deco District, South Beach and Little Havana
  • Spend 7 glorious nights cruising aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines’ Empress of the Seas
  • Visit Havana, the capital city of once off-limits Cuba and discover her sultry rhythms, larger-than-life culture and historic attractions
  • Call at Cienfuegos, the “Pearl of the South” with forest trails, scenic caves and a rich French colonial history
  • Visit Santiago, Cuba’s cultural capital with its castles, cathedrals, quiet parks and towering landmarks including the memorial to Antonio Maceo, San Juan Hill and the Moncada Barracks
  • Spend 3 full days at sea aboard the Empress of the Seas whose focus on Cuba culture includes special entertainment, Cuban cuisine and guest lecturers
  • $45 in Mayflower Money

 Itinerary
Day 1  Arrive in Florida
Your Cuban adventure begins with a transfer to your hotel in Miami. Meet your Tour Manager at 6:00 p.m. for a welcome dinner at the hotel. Meal: D
Day 2  Miami Sightseeing and Board the Empress of the Sea
Welcome to Miami. A local guide joins you this morning for a narrated tour of the Miami area. See the Historic Art Deco District, South Beach, MacArthur Causeway and Coconut Grove. Also, see Little Havana before making your way to board the Empress of the Seas. Tonight enjoy your first of many delicious dinner onboard. Meals: B, D
Day 3  Havana, Cuba
History is made at Havana, the capital city of once off-limits Cuba. Discover Cuba’s sultry rhythms and larger-than-life culture while exploring the country’s historic attractions. Ride along the historic Malecón in a classic car, and enjoy the Spanish colonial architecture of the city’s 16th-century core. In Havana, you can discover timeless sights and sounds around every corner. Meals: B, L, D
Day 4  Full Day at Sea
Spend your first full day at sea getting to know the regal Empress of the Seas. The Empress’ size makes it easy to get to know all aspects of the vessel as well as meet your fellow travelers. Immerse yourself in the full Cuba culture onboard with special entertainment, Cuban cuisine and guest lecturers. It’s the total Cuban experience. Meals: B, L, D
Day 5  Cienfuegos
Your second port of call on Cuba is Cienfuegos. Called the “Pearl of the South,” Cienfuegos is the place to be. From spotting stalagmites in Martin Infierno Cave and exploring forest trails in Parque El Nicho to soaking in the city’s French colonial history as you stroll past centuries-old buildings. In Cienfuegos you will find all paths lead to new discoveries. Meals: B, L, D
Day 6  Another Day at Sea
Spend another day at sea as your vessel positions itself around the island to your next port of call. Meals: B, L, D
Day 7  Santiago de Cuba
Call at Santiago today. This colonial gem is Cuba’s cultural capital. From castles and cathedrals, quiet parks to towering landmarks, Santiago de Cuba has endless discoveries. You can swim along crystal clear shores, wander centuries-old plantations and visit the three iconic locations of the city: the memorial to Antonio Maceo, San Juan Hill, and the Moncada Barracks. Meals: B, L, D
Day 8  Final Day at Sea
A final day at sea to relax and enjoy the true cruising experience that is the Empress of the Seas. Meals: B, L, D
Day 9  Travel Home
Your Cuban adventure comes to a close with a group transfer to Miami International Airport for flights out after 1:00 p.m. Meal: B

 Accommodations
Days 1  Hilton Garden Inn, Miami, Florida
Days 2-8  Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines’ Empress of the Seas
 

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 Dates and Rates
Departure Dates Stageroom Category Per Person twin Single Room
October 9, 2019 Inside Stateroom $1,649 add $1,109
Outside Stateroom $1,949 add $1,439
November 6, 2019* Inside Stateroom $1,649 add $1,109
Outside Stateroom $1,949 add $1,439
December 8, 2019 Inside Stateroom $1,649 add $1,109
Outside Stateroom $1,949 add $1,439
Call for air rates and schedules.
800.323.7604
*November 6 departure date is a 10 day long, 25 meal trip that includes a day in Labadee, Haiti.

Rooms for the night before the tour are available. Cost for a room in Miami is $319, tax included.

Cuban visa cost is $75 per person and is subject to change.

Each U.S. citizen must have a valid passport. Expiry date of passports should be at least 6 months after the return date of the tour. If you don’t have a passport, call our office and we’ll tell you how to apply for one. A travel visa is required for entry into Cuba for U.S. citizens and is included in the cost of the program. Holders of non-U.S. passports or anyone born in Cuba who is a U.S. citizen have different entry requirements. Please contact our office for entry requirements BEFORE making your reservation. NOTE: Due to airline security measures, your passport name must match your airline ticket name and your tour reservation name or you may be denied aircraft boarding.

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