Seabourn Cruise

12-Day Stars Of The Cuban Sky

 
 
12-Day Stars Of The Cuban Sky
Starting from $6,499*

Miami, Florida, US to Miami, Florida, US


Ship: Seabourn Sojourn


Departure Date :

Nov 04 2019

Optional tours are available from most ports for an additional charge.

 

Itinerary

 
Day Miami, Florida, US
Departs 05:00 PM
Miami is the busiest cruise port in the world, hosting a myriad of ships year-round from all over the globe. Although it is technically not on the Caribbean Sea, no other American city exudes more of the diverse tropical appeal of the Caribbean. The city is home to a large and vibrant immigrant population that blends snowbird refugees from more northern climes with emigres from all Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as sizable groups from Europe, the Middle East and Asia. From the hot-blooded Art Deco haunts of South Beach to the natural wonders of the UNESCO-inscribed Everglades and the laid-back charms of the Keys, South Florida offers a bounty of appealing attractions that make an extended stay in the region nearly mandatory for those either embarking or disembarking here.
Miami, Florida, US
 
 
Day Havana (La Habana), Cuba
Arrives 09:00 AM
While most Americans have never been there thanks to the U.S. government’s embargo of Cuba which started in 1962, the very word Havana still evokes a set of specific images—candy-colored vintage cars puttering along picturesque streets; smiling musicians playing familiar tropical tunes whose rhythms are so infectious that nearly everyone is seduced into dancing; cigar-smoking and rum-sipping locals against a palm-fringed background. There’s a reason these have become the stereotypical visual symbols of Cuba’s capital city, but dive beneath the surface and you’ll find so much more: world-class sports matches, centuries-old historic sites and even a Chinatown in midst of a cultural revival. And while Havana may not be a global culinary capital (for the moment, at least), you can find plenty of delicious dishes served in friendly casual restaurants run out of private homes or in more-upscale spots with city and water views. As for shopping, you’ll definitely be able to purchase unique souvenirs to take home, from photo books about Cuban culture sold at the island’s only English-language bookstore to a hand-blended perfume or cologne packaged in a bottle that looks like a throwback to another era.
Havana (La Habana), Cuba
 
 
Day Havana (La Habana), Cuba
Departs 11:00 PM
While most Americans have never been there thanks to the U.S. government’s embargo of Cuba which started in 1962, the very word Havana still evokes a set of specific images—candy-colored vintage cars puttering along picturesque streets; smiling musicians playing familiar tropical tunes whose rhythms are so infectious that nearly everyone is seduced into dancing; cigar-smoking and rum-sipping locals against a palm-fringed background. There’s a reason these have become the stereotypical visual symbols of Cuba’s capital city, but dive beneath the surface and you’ll find so much more: world-class sports matches, centuries-old historic sites and even a Chinatown in midst of a cultural revival. And while Havana may not be a global culinary capital (for the moment, at least), you can find plenty of delicious dishes served in friendly casual restaurants run out of private homes or in more-upscale spots with city and water views. As for shopping, you’ll definitely be able to purchase unique souvenirs to take home, from photo books about Cuban culture sold at the island’s only English-language bookstore to a hand-blended perfume or cologne packaged in a bottle that looks like a throwback to another era.
Havana (La Habana), Cuba
 
 
Day At Sea

 
 
Day Antilla (Nipe Bay), Cuba
Arrives 08:00 AM
 
 
Day Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Arrives 12:00 PM
Santiago, on Cuba’s southeast coast, is rich in history and culture. It was the fifth settlement founded by the first Spanish conquistadors and was the port from which many of the earliest exploratory expeditions ventured both west into Mexico and north into Florida. It is also the cradle of the Cuban Revolution, where the first raids were planned and where Fidel Castro proclaimed the modern Cuban state in 1959. The town has spawned many of Cuba’s most important and influential writers and musicians, as well. The Spanish Citadel San Pedro de a Roca is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as the best-preserved example of Spanish colonial military architecture. The town boasts the first home built in the Americas, Cuba’s first cathedral, and the first copper mine to open in the Americas. The nearby Baconao park is a UNESCO World Heritage Biosphere Reserve.
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
 
 
Day Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Departs 05:00 PM
Santiago, on Cuba’s southeast coast, is rich in history and culture. It was the fifth settlement founded by the first Spanish conquistadors and was the port from which many of the earliest exploratory expeditions ventured both west into Mexico and north into Florida. It is also the cradle of the Cuban Revolution, where the first raids were planned and where Fidel Castro proclaimed the modern Cuban state in 1959. The town has spawned many of Cuba’s most important and influential writers and musicians, as well. The Spanish Citadel San Pedro de a Roca is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as the best-preserved example of Spanish colonial military architecture. The town boasts the first home built in the Americas, Cuba’s first cathedral, and the first copper mine to open in the Americas. The nearby Baconao park is a UNESCO World Heritage Biosphere Reserve.
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
 
 
Day Port Antonio, Jamaica
Arrives 08:00 AM Departs 05:00 PM
Port Antonio, Jamaica
 
 
Day At Sea

 
 
Day Cienfuegos, Cuba
Arrives 08:00 AM
The city of Cienfuegos is also the capital of the province of the same name. A port city on Cuba’s southern coast, Cienfuegos has played an important role in Cuba’s history since it was founded in 1819, when the island was still Spanish territory, and today it remains one of the country’s important commercial centers—a transit point for coffee, sugarcane and tobacco. It has both welcomed and resisted incursions from various people and interests over the past two centuries. Both as the heart of Cuba’s sugar industry and as the birthplace of famous Cubans past and present, such as singer Benny Moré and baseball stars José Abreu and Yasiel Puig, the city looms large in Cuban consciousness, but it isn’t always on visitors’ itineraries, which is a shame. Cienfuegos boasts numerous attractions that give a fuller, more complex view of Cuban life, culture and history. This fact was recognized by UNESCO in 2005, when the organization inscribed the old center of Cienfuegos, with its many stately neoclassical buildings and “harmonious overall townscape” (to borrow UNESCO’s description), onto its World Heritage List.
Cienfuegos, Cuba
 
 
Day Cienfuegos, Cuba
Departs 12:00 PM
The city of Cienfuegos is also the capital of the province of the same name. A port city on Cuba’s southern coast, Cienfuegos has played an important role in Cuba’s history since it was founded in 1819, when the island was still Spanish territory, and today it remains one of the country’s important commercial centers—a transit point for coffee, sugarcane and tobacco. It has both welcomed and resisted incursions from various people and interests over the past two centuries. Both as the heart of Cuba’s sugar industry and as the birthplace of famous Cubans past and present, such as singer Benny Moré and baseball stars José Abreu and Yasiel Puig, the city looms large in Cuban consciousness, but it isn’t always on visitors’ itineraries, which is a shame. Cienfuegos boasts numerous attractions that give a fuller, more complex view of Cuban life, culture and history. This fact was recognized by UNESCO in 2005, when the organization inscribed the old center of Cienfuegos, with its many stately neoclassical buildings and “harmonious overall townscape” (to borrow UNESCO’s description), onto its World Heritage List.
Cienfuegos, Cuba
 
 
Day At Sea

 
 
Day Miami, Florida, US
Arrives 07:00 AM
Miami is the busiest cruise port in the world, hosting a myriad of ships year-round from all over the globe. Although it is technically not on the Caribbean Sea, no other American city exudes more of the diverse tropical appeal of the Caribbean. The city is home to a large and vibrant immigrant population that blends snowbird refugees from more northern climes with emigres from all Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as sizable groups from Europe, the Middle East and Asia. From the hot-blooded Art Deco haunts of South Beach to the natural wonders of the UNESCO-inscribed Everglades and the laid-back charms of the Keys, South Florida offers a bounty of appealing attractions that make an extended stay in the region nearly mandatory for those either embarking or disembarking here.
Miami, Florida, US
 
 
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