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The Cuba Experience I

Havana to Montego Bay

8 days
4 included tours
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This epic voyage takes you to experience authentic Cuba, from legendary sites of Havana to the lesser known yet no less enchanting ports of Cienfuegos and more. In addition to the guided shore excursions included with your cruise, guests visiting from the US will also enjoy an exclusive People-to-People program of cultural activities, designed to connect Americans with the heart of Cuba - its people.

Your journey begins with an overnight stay on board Aegean Odyssey in Havana, where tours include the UNESCO World Heritage site of Old Havana. Next, cruise the spectacular coast of Cuba to Cienfuegos, known as the “Pearl of the South,” then continue on to the colonial city of Trinidad, and Santiago de Cuba, the nation’s second largest metropolis and the birthplace of Bacardi. Finally, sail the scenic Caribbean Sea to the historic port of Montego Bay in Jamaica.

Date Port Arrive Depart
09 Mar Friday Havana, Cuba Fly to Havana and transfer to Aegean Odyssey.  Embark  overnight 
10 Mar Saturday Havana, Cuba Full day walking tour of Havana’s old quarter including the Plaza de Armas and Plaza Vieja and witness a performance by a local dance project. Meet with local artists at the San Jose market before an exclusive performance by members of the Buena Vista Social Club.    6.00pm 
11 Mar Sunday At sea Lectures & activities at sea      
12 Mar Monday Cienfuegos, Cuba Morning guided tour to Punta Gorda and the arboretum. Visit some artist studios near the city’s main square, Parque Marti. Head back to the ship for lunch and in the afternoon enjoy a private performance by the Chorus of Cienfuegos at the Tomas Terry Theatre.  8.00am  9.00pm 
13 Mar Tuesday Casilda for Trinidad, Cuba Drive to Trinidad and visit the unique colonial architecture. Walk from Plaza Mayor with famous sugar mansions and visit city museum. Meet the artist Lazaro Niebla (or visit the Crochet Project next door) and explore the historic Manaca Iznaga Sugar Plantation.  8.00am  6.00pm 
14 Mar Wednesday At sea Lectures & activities at sea      
15 Mar Thursday 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  7.00pm 
16 Mar Friday Montego Bay, Jamaica Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to airport for flight home   7.00am  Disembark 

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Voyage highlights

  • Walking tour through colonial Havana
  • Chance to explore Hemingway’s Cuba
  • Ride a classic car in Havana
  • Parque Marti’s colonial architecture
  • Optional tour of the sugar mansions of Plaza Mayor
  • Revolutionary Santiago de Cuba