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Grand Voyage to the Caribbean, Cuba & Mexico

Free Airfare*
The Cuba Experience

Barbados to Havana

29 days
9 included tours in 6 countries
from $ 7,845 pp
  • Dec 15, 2017
  • Free air* from select US gateways
Saver fares are limited in availability and capacity controlled.

Experience the beauty of a tropical holiday season on this winter cruise, 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. Continue your journey to Costa Maya and Progreso in Mexico before returning back to Havana for an overnight stay and your flight home.

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  8.00pm 
28 Dec Thursday At sea 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     overnight 
31 Dec Sunday Havana, Cuba     6.00pm 
01 Jan Monday At sea Lectures & activities at sea      
02 Jan Tuesday Casilda for Trinidad, Cuba   1.00pm  9.00pm 
03 Jan Wednesday Cienfuegos, Cuba   8.00am  8.00pm 
04 Jan Thursday At sea Lectures & activities at sea      
05 Jan Friday Costa Maya, Mexico Visit Kohunlich Mayan Ruins - including a visit to the famous "Temple of the Masks." After touring the ruins site, stop of for lunch in Balacar   8.00am  8.00pm 
06 Jan Saturday At sea Lectures & activities at sea      
07 Jan Sunday Progreso, Mexico A comprehensive tour of the famous Chichen Itza Mayan ruins including the Pyramid of Kukulcan, the ball courts and Temple of Warriors.   8.00am  overnight 
08 Jan Monday Progreso, Mexico Drive to Campeche to see the UNESCO fortified city. Explore the city center, including the military architecture and colorful buildings. Your tour also includes a visit to the city museum and gardens. Alternatively take a more leisurely tour exploring the historical area including the oldest cathedral of the Americas.     overnight 
09 Jan Tuesday Progreso, Mexico Full day tour to the Uxmal Mayan Ruins. Including the ruins of the Governor's Palace, Pyramid of the Soothsayer, and Nun's Quadrangle.     6.00pm 
10 Jan Wednesday At sea Lectures & activities at sea      
11 Jan Thursday Havana, Cuba   1.00pm  overnight 
12 Jan Friday Havana, Cuba Disembark Aegean Odyssey and 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
  • Nelson’s Dockyard in Antigua
  • Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve festivities aboard Aegean Odyssey
  • Evocative Trinidad and Cienfuegos in Cuba
  • The Colonial architecture of Havana and Cuba
  • The Maya Pyramid of Kukulcan at Chichen Itza