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Variety Voyager

SPECIAL OFFER - Sights and Sounds of Cuba 8 Day Cruise

The newly launched Variety Voyager is a state of the art mega-yacht available for both charter and scheduled cruises, offering incomparable comfort and elegance. Sleek in design, the Variety Voyager exudes the charm of a private yacht as she sails around some of the Mediterranean's most exciting destinations. The cabins and indoor public areas are decorated with warm fabrics, rich marbles and soft tone wood panelling and throughout the vessel you can enjoy unobstructed views of the ocean.

 

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Embark

Embark the ship in Havana.

Day 1: Havana

Board the Variety Voyager at the Sierra Maestra Cruise Terminal in Havana between 3-4pm. Or alternatively for passengers already in Havana join an optional panoramnic tour in Havana including the Plaza de la Revolucion.. Enjoy a welcome lunch at La Barraca Restaurant, located in Hotel Nacional de Cuba, which specializes in Cuban cuisine and offers breathtaking views of the Bay of Havana. Remain at the hotel for an engrossing lecture with well-known architect Pedro Vasquez. Overnight in Havana.

Day 2: Havana

Wake up in Havana where you may join an optional walking tour of Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Witness a mixture of beautiful old baroque and neo-classical monuments, arcades and private balconies. For an enhanced sightseeing experience, flag down a uniquely decorated local “bicitaxi,” or bicycle taxi. Stop at a local restaurant for lunch, followed by a scenic drive in vintage American cars to Finca Vigia, beloved home of Ernest Hemingway where he lived for 21 years and wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea. Upon your return from Finca Vigia, enjoy some free time before making your way to Café El Mercurio for dinner, and then to the Café Taberna to experience the wonderful salsa music of the Buena Vista Social Club style performance.

Day 3: Havana

Depart early morning for an optional excursion to Fusterlandia, the studio of artist Jose Rodriguez Fuster. The brightly colored mermaids, roofs, walls, benches, and doorways were greatly inspired by Gaudi in Barcelona and Brancusi in Rome, but most of all by Picasso and Dubuffet. Enjoy two hours of leisure to experience the wonders of Havana on your own before returning to the ship for embarkation.

Day 4: Maria La Gorda

Today arrive at Maria La Gorda for an optional excursion, where you will visit a local school to meet the Cuban children and their teachers, and discuss the differences and levels of the Cuban and American educational systems, particularly in the rural areas of the country. Visit the headquarters of Guanahacabibes National Park, one of the country's largest nature reserves on the westernmost tip of the island. The peninsula is one of the last refuges of aboriginals fleeing from the Spanish conquistadors and also holds some 140 archeaological sites linked to life of aboriginals known as Guanahatabeyes. Time-permitting, venture into the park, followed by free time for swimming, snorkelling and a BBQ lunch in Maria La Gorda before embarking the Voyager.

Day 5: Isla Juventud

Arrive at Isla Juventud where you can join an optional excursion by bus enjoying panoramic sightseeing until you reach the Presidio Modelo, an abandoned panopticon prison where both Fidel and Raul Castro were imprisoned from 1953-1955. Enjoy lunch in an authentic local restaurant before visiting an art school and the maternity ward of a local hospital. There will be some free time for independent exploration and enjoyment around Nueva Gerona’s grand boulevard before returning to embark the ship. Overnight at sea to Casilda/Trinidad.

Day 6: Casilda - Trinidad

Arrive early morning in the port of Casilda. Here you may join a full day optional excursion to Trinidad. The Spanish colonial settlement once built on huge sugar fortunes is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Meet with a representative of the Office of the City Historians, interacting with residents along the way. Attend a presentation and visit a scale model of the city. Stop at the Romantic Museum located in the old palace of the Count Brunet, with samples of furniture and decorative arts, or the Palacio Cantero Museum. Visit the studio of Lazaro, a very unique woodcarver and take part in a sightseeing tour of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Lunch at a typical Cuban Restaurant, or similar followed by a visit the studio of Lazaro Niebla, a very unique woodcarver.

Day 7: Cienfuegos

Today you may join an early morning optional excursion of Cienfuegos. This colorful city, also known as the Pearl of the South was founded by French settlers and displays unique architecture for the region. You will visit the graphic arts workshop and the Benny More School of Art. Walk around the city centre and admire outstanding examples of French neo classical architecture from the 19th Century. Later enjoy a concert by the singers of the Chorus of Cienfuegos, or string quartet. After lunch, stroll around the city, meet the locals, and visit the galleries and the local market.

Day 8: Cienfuegos

Your voyage ends in Cienfuegos where you will disembark for a 4½ hour bus transfer with other passengers back to Havana - Melia Cohiba Hotel.

Disembark

Disembark the ship in Cienfuegos and transfer by bus to Havana Melia Cohiba Hotel.

Includes

  • 7 Nights' accommodation on board the Variety Voyager
  • Full board: Buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a local themed evening and Captain's Dinner
  • Filter coffee, tea and mineral water available throughout the day
  • English speaking Cruise Escort
  • Use of fishing and snorkeling equipment
  • Transfer from Cienfuegos to Melia Cohiba Hotel, Havana

Excludes

  • International flights
  • Transport to the ship in Havana on arrival
  • Beverages (other than those already mentioned)
  • Shore excursions and other land arrangements. All CUBAN excursions must be PRE-BOOKED and PRE-PAID 20-days prior to embarkation, with no possibility for last-minute notice/participation
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal insurance
  • Passport and visa costs, where applicable
  • Wi-Fi (available at a charge)
 

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