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Christmas in Cuba & the Caribbean

New Itinerary

Barbados to Havana

16 days
9 included tours in 6 countries
from $ 4,500 pp
  • Dec 15, 2017
  • Free airfare* from New York and Miami
Saver fares are limited in availability and capacity controlled.

Follow the trail of Carrie Gibson’s epic history of the Caribbean, “Empire’s Crossroads,” sailing from Barbados to St Lucia and St Barts, the Leeward Isles of Antigua and St Kitts, and Jamaica. Explore the hidden depths of Santiago and Cienfuegos in Cuba, before arriving in the capital of Havana for an exploration into the heart of the nation.

Date Port Arrive Depart
15 Dec Friday Bridgetown, Barbados Fly to Barbados and transfer to Aegean Odyssey.  Embark  overnight 
16 Dec Saturday Bridgetown, Barbados Learn about the history of Barbados with a Historic Highlights tour, including visits to Bridgetown, Gun Hill, Codrington College and St. John’s Church. Or half day walking tour of Bridgetown.    8.00pm 
17 Dec Sunday Rodney Bay, St Lucia Learn about the history of St Lucia, including visits to the Castries, Derek Walcott and central library, Morne Complex and Pigeon Island National Park.   8.00am  2.00pm 
18 Dec Monday Falmouth Harbour, Antigua See the spectacular views from Shirley Heights and take a guided tour through the only working Georgian dockyard in the world - Nelson’s Dockyard. In the afternoon take a shuttle to Pigeon Beach.   8.00am  11.00pm 
19 Dec Tuesday Gustavia, St Barthelemy Free time at leisure  8.00am  11.00pm 
20 Dec Wednesday Charlestown, Nevis Half day tour of the Botanical Gardens, Alexander Hamilton and Nelson Museum   7.00am  2.00pm 
21 Dec Thursday At sea Lectures & activities at sea     
22 Dec Friday At sea Lectures & activities at sea     
23 Dec Saturday Port Antonio, Jamaica Take a panoramic tour of Port Antonio and Reich Falls. Before enjoying free time for swimming. Alternatively visit the Frenchman’s Cove with free time for swimming and exploring in the afternoon.   8.00am  6.00pm 
24 Dec Sunday Santiago de Cuba, Cuba Full day to El Morro castle and the house of Diego Velazquez, the oldest on the island. Meet with practitioners of the Santeria religion and witness the changing of the guard at Santa Ifigenia Cemetery. Enjoy a dance presentation by the Cutumba company and a scenic drive through Revolution Square and the Moncada Barracks.  8.00am  10.00pm 
25 Dec Monday At sea Spend Christmas Day at sea and enjoy on board celebrations.      
26 Dec Tuesday Casilda for Trinidad, Cuba Full day of Trinidad’s Spanish colonial highlights, including the Museo Historico Municipal, the Museo de Arquitectura Trinitaria and a guided tour of the Museo Romantico. Meet the artist Lazaro Niebla (or visit the Crochet Project) and explore the historic Manaca Iznaga Sugar Plantation. Then see some traditional pottery being made.  8.00am  6.00pm 
27 Dec Wednesday Cienfuegos, Cuba Full day guided tour to Punta Gorda and the Botanical Gardens. Enjoy an exclusive musical performance by the children of the Cuban Union of Artists and Writers (UNEAC) and visit some artist studios near the city’s main square, Parque Marti. Then enjoy a private performance by the Chorus of Cienfuegos at the Tomas Terry Theatre.  8.00am  2.00pm 
28 Dec Thursday At sea Lectures & activities at sea     
29 Dec Friday Havana, Cuba Full day walking tour of Havana’s old quarter including the Baroque Roman Catholic cathedral. Visit a community arts project and meet with local artists at the San Jose market. Attend a private rehearsal by the Malpaso dance company and enjoy a guided tour of the Museo de Bellas Artes before an exclusive performance by members of the Buena Vista Social Club.  7.00am  overnight 
30 Dec Saturday Havana, Cuba Transfer to airport for flight home    Disembark 

Fares above are per person in US$. Our website does not display live availability. All prices and availability will be confirmed at time of enquiry. Free upgrade and no single supplement offers apply to new Cuba Experience itinerary bookings made in August 2017 only. No single supplement applies to single cabin categories only and is not combinable with the free upgrade, which applies to categories M-F only. All special offers are strictly capacity controlled, subject to availability, may be withdrawn at any time and are not always combinable. 

Voyage highlights

  • The historic sights of Barbados
  • Pigeon Island in St Lucia
  • Nelson’s Dockyard in Antigua
  • Christmas Day festivities aboard Aegean Odyssey
  • Evocative Trinidad and Cienfuegos in Cuba
  • Colonial Havana’s old quarter