Cultures of Cuba Cruise

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People to People travel encourages our personal relationship with the peo- ple of this island nation. You will interact on a daily basis with its citizens, and learn of the cre- ativity and effort it has taken the Cuban people to achieve a positive lifestyle amid the changes that have affected them these past six decades. All this in the comfortable environme...

Overview

Trip type
Small Ship Cruise
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Flexible schedule

Highlights

    • Many People-to-People interactions, onboard and ashore, which will immerse us in the culture and history of Cuba and its people
    • Authentic, home-cooked lunches at local Paladars in Cuba (family-owned, in-home restaurants), where you meet the family
    • Multiple lectures and interactive discussions on the people and history of Cuba
    • Meet with local farmers who grow organic plants and herbs and learn their traditional ways
    • Enjoy a performance by the Cienfuegos Choir
    • Spend time with locals in Cojimar to learn about Ernest Hemingway’s association with the town and his fishing exploits

What's this trip about?

    People to People travel encourages our personal relationship with the peo- ple of this island nation. You will interact on a daily basis with its citizens, and learn of the cre- ativity and effort it has taken the Cuban people to achieve a positive lifestyle amid the changes that have affected them these past six decades. All this in the comfortable environment of our ship, the Adonia.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityMiami
End CityMiami

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • Small Ship Cruise
  • Transformative

Destinations

  • Central America
  • Cuba

Attractions

  • Havana
  • Santiago de Cuba

Activities

  • Culture
  • Educational/ learning
  • Historic sightseeing
  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion

Trip includes

    • 21 Meals (7 dinners, 6 lunches and 8 breakfasts)
    • 7 nights cruising on the Adonia
    • Roundtrip transfers between Miami Airport and hotel when air is provided by Mayflower Tours

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Itinerary

Day 1

Home to Miami Travel from your home town to Miami, Florida where we meet our fellow People-to-People participants at the hotel.

Day 2

Miami/Embarkation Enjoy a panoramic city tour of Miami before embarking the Adonia at the Port of Miami. We begin our iconic journey by sailing overnight to Havana, the cultural capital of Cuba. This evening enjoy a Welcome Reception onboard followed by an informative talk with details of the journey that awaits us. Breakfast and dinner

Day 3

Havana This morning, we dock in Havana. After breakfast, disembark the ship and begin the cultural exploration of this beautiful city. During the guided walking tour, pass through the four main squares of ‘Havana Viejo’ (Old Havana): Plaza Vieja, San Francisco de Assi...

Day 4

Havana Disembark the ship for a full day’s guided exploration. See the Plaza de la Revolución, a symbol of Cuba’s history and site where Fidel Castro has addressed his people on many occasions. On the visit to Colón Cemetery, view the magnificently sculpted tombstones...

Day 5

At Sea Spend the day at sea. Join in cultural presentations, panel discussions and interactive workshops onboard to learn more about the Cuban people and lifestyle. All meals included

Day 6

Cienfuegos During this morning’s walking tour you’ll see why the city’s historic center, with its remarkable collection of French-influenced Neo-classical buildings, is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. No wonder the Cubans call this shining port city La Per...

Day 7

Santiago de Cuba The second largest city of Cuba, it remains as an important seaport to the island. During the excursion, see San Juan Hill, the Moncada Barracks, the Bacardi Museum, Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, Antonio Maceo Revolution Square and the bustling city center...

Day 8

At Sea The last day onboard is spent at sea, as we complete our 360° circumnavigation of the island and return to Miami across the Florida Straits. Attend a cultural awareness session or watch a film about Cuba’s Golden Age. This evening, enjoy the farewell dinner onboard. All meals included

Day 9

Disembarkation in Miami Following breakfast, we disembark at the Port of Miami with wonderful memories of Cuba and its people as we continue on our journey home. Flight should depart Miami after 1:00p.m. All meals included

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Dates & Availability

Price From $2,399
Price per day$267
Single supplement (single occupancy)$1,199
Last Updated: 2/27/2024

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The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

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Mayflower Tours, located in Downers Grove, Illinois, is a professional tour operator handling individual and group guided tour arrangements. Mayflower offers tours throughout the World.

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John and Mary Stachnik started Mayflower Tours in 1979. John, president and co-owner of Mayflower Tours, entered the travel industry in 1966 when he began working for a Washington D.C.hotel company. From 1970-1978 John was founder, part owner and president of an Illinois-based tour company which grew to more than 36,000 passengers a year. John's wife Mary serves as co-owner and senior vice president for the Mayflower Group. Together they live in Downers Grove, Illinois.

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Logistics

What's excluded

    • International Flights
    • Passport and Visa Charges
    • Personal Expenses

Accommodation

,Day 1: Hilton Garden Inn Airport West, Miami, Florida Days 2 through 9: Aboard the Adonia
Ship & cabin information
Adonia
The 704-passenger Adonia is home for the 7-night cruise around the island of Cuba. Cuban movies, music and cuisine will help immerse us in the local culture as we prepare for the ports of call we are about to visit. The ships amenities include restaurants, lounges, bars, pools, a spa and state-of-the-art-gym. Onboard, our meals are included. Enjoy the culinary experience as the Chef’s prepare Cuban-inspired cuisine. Off the ship, all of the included shore excursions are custom-tailored and led by local experts.
Cancellation policy

If 31 days or more, then Cancellation Fee is Deposit Amount

If 30 to 7 days prior, then Cancellation Fee is $300 per person

If 6 to 1 day prior, then Cancellation Fee is $400 per person

If Day of departure, then Cancellation Fee is 100% of the tour cost

If early departure from tour, then Cancellation Fee is 100% of the tour cost

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Meals Included

6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 7 Dinners

Age Requirements
No age restrictions
Trip ID
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