Holland America: Exciting Cuba Itineraries, round trip from Ft. Lauderdale
Choose from 7-, 10-, 11-, 12-, and 21-Day cruises, roundtrip out of Ft. Lauderdale, aboard the ms Veendam.
Cuba’s capital city offers the kinds of authentic cultural encounters your clients will love. They can stroll the grand plazas of Old Havana (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and take in the city’s lively art scene. Enjoy traditional Cuban delicacies in a paladar, a family-run restaurant in a private home. And, thanks to our extended hours here, even attend a show at the Tropicana, iconic venue for some of Cuba’s greatest musicians.
CIENFUEGOS: “PEARL OF THE SOUTH”
Celebrated for its graceful Baroque and neo-classical monuments, sophistication and spectacular natural bay, Cienfuegos is Cuba’s Paris. Clients who love art and architecture will enjoy exploring the city’s graceful central zone, a UNESCO World Heritage site. For those who want to venture beyond, Cienfuegos is a convenient departure point for shore excursions to Trinidad, an island known for its cultural and biological diversity.
After more than 30 years, travelers can once again visit Cuba, a country celebrated for its distinctive musical, dance, literary and art traditions. Whether you’re drawn to the graceful lines and embellishments of Spanish colonial buildings, lively urban murals in bright, bold, saturated colors, or the deep, dense foliage of the Cuban countryside, you’ll find much to explore on a cruise to Cuba.
Many of our cruises offer an extended stay in Havana with ample time to explore. Not only is it possible to interact with the Cuban people, it’s required by local ordinance: all visitors to Cuba must be part of an organized tour connecting them to meaningful interaction with the Cuban people and their culture.
Here are a couple great itineraries to consider!
11-Day Cuba and Western Caribbean, 10Dec2018
Sample fares for an 11-day itinerary, current as of 21Sep2018.
Our itineraries include a full day in Havana and, unlike other cruise lines, they conveniently dock downtown, so you’ll have ample time to explore. Not only is it possible to interact with the Cuban people, it’s required by local ordinance: all visitors to Cuba must be part of an organized tour connecting them to meaningful interaction with the Cuban people and their culture. Fortunately, that’s all very easy and comfortable to do through our EXC Tours™.
And what encounters you’ll have! Imagine touring Havana’s most famous dance academies, watching masters perform, then perfecting your own salsa technique in a class at El Salon Fiesta. Settling in for an evening of live jazz and traditional Cuban dining in a paladar, one of Havana’s home-based, family-run restaurants. Exploring La Terrazas, a UNESCO Biosphere, where Cuban doctors rely on indigenous flora and fauna to concoct alternative medicines. Or retracing the steps of Ernest Hemingway, including his favorite cafes, water holes and the setting that inspired The Old Man and the Sea.
When you return to your ship at the end of each memorable day, relax in elegant comfort as you continue your Cuban immersion. Whether you’re sipping a refreshing mojito on your suite’s private verandah, savoring gorgeous Cienfuegos Bay from the Panorama deck or posing for selfies with your new Cuban friends, a Holland America Line cruise is a delightful way to experience Cuba.
7-Day Authentic Cuba Holiday, 21Dec18
Sample fares for 7-day itinerary, current as of 21Sep18.
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