• El Cobre Church
  • Colourful houses in Trinidad
  • Trinidad lighthouse
  • Trinidad
  • Santisima Trinidad
  • Beach
  • Old Havana
  • Vintage car

Cuba Sights and Sounds

Discover colonial architecture and stunning natural beauty on this cruise to Cuba with return flights from Manchester, overseas transfers and optional excursions

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9 Nights from £2109pp

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Rich in music, culture, history and art, Cuba is a fascinating country to explore. There will be plenty of opportunities for swimming and snorkelling on this relaxing holiday.

Take the opportunity to visit the colonial city of Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, explore picture-postcard Isla Juventud, and perhaps see the sights of Maria La Gorda including the headquarters of Guanahacabibes National Park.

A two-day stay in the Cuban capital of Havana gives ample time to explore the sights. There is a fantastic choice of optional excursions including a drive in vintage cars to the home of Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia.

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Forward Itinerary

Day 1 : UK - Havana (Cuba)

Fly from Manchester to Havana.

Day 2 : Havana - Cienfuegos

Arrive in Havana and transfer by bus to Cienfuegos to embark your ship. Welcome dinner on board. Overnight at sea.

Day 3 : Casilda

Arrive early morning in Casilda where there is an optional excursion to the well-preserved Spanish colonial city of Trinidad. Walk through the town and visit the Romantic Museum or the fascinating Palacio Cantero Museum followed by a trip to the studio of Lazaro and lunch in a traditional local restaurant. Cruise overnight to Isla Juventud.

Days 4-5 : Bay of Singuanea (Isla Juventud)

Arrive at Isla de la Juventud late this afternoon and anchor in the bay of Singuanea. The following day there is an optional excursion; ride on a bus to the Presidio Modelo, an abandoned prison then enjoy lunch in a traditional restaurant before visiting an art school and maternity ward of a local hospital. Dinner on board this evening. Overnight at sea to Maria la Gorda.

Day 6 : Maria La Gorda

This morning, arrive in Maria la Gorda for a full day land tour. Visit a local school to meet the Cuban children and their teachers, then visit the headquarters of Guanahacabibes National Park. There may be the opportunity to explore the park, followed by free time swimming and snorkelling.

Day 7 : Havana

Enjoy an optional excursion in Havana, which begins with a walking tour of Old Havana. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before a scenic drive in vintage American cars to Finca Vigia, home of Ernest Hemingway. Later, there will be free time before dinner at Cafe El Mercurio and salsa at Cafe Taberna.

Day 8 : Havana

Join the optional excursion to the studio of artist Jose Rodriguez Fuster, visit a cigar factory or enjoy a rum tasting. Lunch will be at Barraca Restaurant in Hotel Nacional de Cuba. Stay at the hotel for a fascinating lecture by renowned architect Pedro Vasquez followed by time at leisure. Captain's farewell Dinner on board.

Day 9 : Havana - UK

Disembark in Havana after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK.

Day 10 : UK

Arrive in the UK.

All excursions must be pre-booked and pre-paid 20-days prior to embarkation, with no possibility of last-minute notice or participation. Since space at Havana dock itself is severely limited, this itinerary might involve a combination of having to tender in to shore, as well as docking at one of only two piers. Please note the itinerary operates in reverse on selected dates. Swim stops and barbeques are weather permitting. Itinerary is subject to weather conditions and sailing might not be permitted in force 7 Beaufort winds. The company reserves the right to substitute the vessel.

Winter 18/19 Reverse Itinerary

Day 1 : UK - Havana (Cuba)

Fly from Manchester to Havana.

Day 2 : Havana

Arrive in Havana and transfer to the ship, embarking between 3pm and 4pm. Overnight in port.

Day 3 : Havana

After breakfast, perhaps enjoy the optional waking tour of Old Havana. Admire the old baroque and neo-classical monuments and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Later, drive in vintage American cars to Finca Vigia, home of Ernest Hemingway. Enjoy time at leisure before heading to Cafe El Mercurio for dinner and on to Cafe Taberna for an evening of salsa.

Day 4 : Havana

Perhaps travel to Fusterlandia, the studio of artist Jose Rodriguez Fuster, on an optional tour. See the colourful walls and doorways which were inspired by artists including Gaudi, Picasso and Dubuffet. Enjoy time at leisure. Overnight at sea to Maria La Gorda.

Day 5 : Maria La Gorda

Perhaps visit a local school, before heading to the headquarters of Guanahacabibes National Park on an optional excursion. There may be time to explore the park, before time at leisure to swim and snorkel. Enjoy a BBQ lunch before reboarding the ship. Overnight at sea to Isla Juventud.

Day 6 : Isla Juventud

Today there is an optional excursion which includes a visit to an abandoned prison, art school and maternity ward at a local hospital. Enjoy lunch at an authentic local restaurant, before heading back to the ship. Overnight at sea to Casilda.

Day 7 : Casilda

Take the opportunity to visit the colonial city of Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join a historian and walk through the town, enjoying a stop at the Romantic Museum or Palacio Cantero Museum, before continuing to the studio of Lazaro. Enjoy lunch at a typical Cuban Restaurant before visiting the studio of woodcarver Lazaro Niebla. Later, head to Cienfuegos to rejoin Voyager. Captain's Farewell Dinner on board.

Day 8 : Cienfuegos

After breakfast, perhaps take the optional excursion showcasing UNESCO-listed Cienfuegos. Highlights include a visit to a graphic arts workshop and a concert by singers of the Chorus of Cienfuegos. Overnight in Cienfuegos.

Day 9 : Cienfuegos - Havana - UK

Disembark and head to Havana, then on to the airport for your return flight to Manchester.

Day 10 : UK

Arrive back in Manchester.

All excursions must be pre-booked and pre-paid 20-days prior to embarkation, with no possibility of last-minute notice or participation. Since space at Havana dock itself is severely limited, this itinerary might involve a combination of having to tender in to shore, as well as docking at one of only two piers. Please note the itinerary operates in reverse on selected dates. Swim stops and barbeques are weather permitting. Itinerary is subject to weather conditions and sailing might not be permitted in force 7 Beaufort winds. The company reserves the right to substitute the vessel.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board yacht cruise on Harmony V or Variety Voyager
  • Return flights from Manchester
  • Overseas transfers
  • American buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail and Captain's Dinner
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water available all day
  • Use of fishing and snorkeling equipment
  • Services of a Cruise Coordinator

Price Does Not Include

  • Beverages (except those mentioned above)
  • Shore excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • Port Taxes

Additional Information

  • A Visa is required for entry to Cuba - please contact us for details
  • All excursions must be pre-booked and pre-paid 20-days prior to embarkation, with no possibility of last-minute notice or participation.
  • Space at Havana dock itself is severely limited, so this itinerary might involve a combination of having to tender in to shore, as well as docking at one of only two piers.

2018 Departures

Cienfuegos to Havana

Ship: Variety Voyager Our Price From
Dec 13£2452

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

Havana to Cienfuegos

Ship: Variety Voyager Our Price From
Dec 20, 27£2109

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

2019 Departures

Cienfuegos to Havana

Ship: Harmony V Our Price From
Jan 24; Feb 07, 21; Mar 07£2642
Ship: Variety Voyager Our Price From
Jan 10£2452

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

Havana to Cienfuegos

Ship: Variety Voyager Our Price From
Jan 03£2109
Jan 17, 31; Feb 14, 28£2642

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

Price Information

  • Prices are per person based on two people sharing a Cat C cabin. Flight supplement may apply
  • Single supplement available - please contact us for details
  • Cabin Upgrade Supplements are available, please contact us for details
  • Port charges - £386pp
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