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The Cuba Experience II

Montego Bay to Havana

8 days
4 included tours
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Board Aegean Odyssey on the quintessential Caribbean island of Jamaica and sail north to Cuba, a place once described by Christopher Columbus as “the most beautiful land human eyes have ever seen,” with ports-of-call including the salsa-infused city of Santiago de Cuba, picturesque Casilda, Trinidad, the city of “one hundred fires” Cienfuegos, and the capital of Havana.

Date Port Arrive Depart
16 Mar Friday Montego Bay, Jamaica Fly to Montego Bay and transfer to Aegean Odyssey.  Embark  6.00pm 
17 Mar Saturday 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  8.00pm 
18 Mar Sunday At sea Lectures & activities at sea      
19 Mar Monday 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 
20 Mar Tuesday 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  6.00pm 
21 Mar Wednesday At sea Lectures & activities at sea      
22 Mar Thursday 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.  8.00  overnight 
23 Mar Friday Havana, Cuba Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to airport for flight home     Disembark 

Voyage highlights

  • The Moncada Barracks, birthplace of the revolution
  • Historic Parque Marti in Cienfuegos
  • Teatro Terry, where Enrico Caruso performed
  • Walking tour through colonial Havana
  • Optional Hemingway’s “El Floridita” bar and Cuban home
  • The undisturbed architecture of Colonial Trinidad