DAY 1-FEB 28 - ARRIVAL HAVANA
Upon arrival into Havana our representative will meet you after your customs clearance, and will assist you in changing your currency into Cuban Currency convertible (CUC) then transfer you to the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana.
Free evening. Dinner not included.
DAY 2 - FEB 29 - HAVANA – CIENFUEGOS
After early morning breakfast 10H00 Departure to Cienfuegos. Arrival to Cienfuegos and tour around the city’s main streets and avenues. Founded by the French, Cienfuegos is located at a wonderful bay guarded by Castillo de Jagua (Jagua Castle) where a large coral site exists. The beauty of its historic centre, declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, has earned Cienfuegos known as the “pearl of the south”. Visit the Parque Jose Marti, the main square lined with buildings representing the finest examples of the city’s architecture dating from 19th and 20th centuries, the Tomas Terry theatre, the Palacio Ferrer and the Palacio de Valle all remarkable buildings built between 1912 and 1917, El Prado and the Purisima Concepcion Cathedral. Lunch in a local restaurant.
Board SeaDream Yacht from 14:00 – 16:00
Your yachting experience begins with a warm welcome from the captain with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The rest is up to you. Whether by day or night lounging on our signature Balinese Dream Beds, indulging in our Dream Cuisine, sipping a SeaDream cocktail at the back of the yacht, relaxing in the SeaDream Spa or being active with our Water sports Marina, this is your yacht, make it uniquely yours.
Depart Cienfuegos afternoon sailing to Trinidad
Breakfast: At hotel Lunch: At local restaurant
DAY 3 - MAR 01 - CIENFUEGOS - TRINIDAD
Arrive Trinidad in the evening.
Trinidad is a town in the jurisdiction of Sancti Spiritus, central Cuba in a preserved Spanish colonial settlement founded in 1514. Declared a World Heritage Site in 1988, Trinidad is the holder of Cuba’s oldest and most captivating ‘outdoor museum’. Charming cobblestone streets bustling with country folk, wild donkeys and pleasant musicians captures perfectly everything Trinidad is known for. Tucked away you’ll find Trinidad’s natural lures and some of the best beaches in Cuba. Playa Ancon is a retreat all on its own with luscious hiking trails and scenic waterfalls, a place you don’t want to miss.
DAY 4 - MAR 2 - TRINIDAD
Pick up from Cruise Terminal. Full day city tour in Trinidad city, declared by UNESCO a world heritage site in 1988. The tour will include visits to The Romantic Museum, which depicts the lifestyle and architectural design of Trinidad’s colonial past and La Canchanchara, an old house dating back to the 18th Century, where you can taste a unique Trinidad rum cocktail, made with sugar cane juice. Lunch at a local restaurant.
Visit at Valle de los Ingenios before arriving to the city including Manacas Iznagas tower (entrance fee not included). Transfer back to Cruise Terminal
Lunch at Local Restaurant
Departs evening sailing to Cayo Largo
DAY 5 - MAR 3 - CRUISING TRINIDAD TO CAYO LARGO
Arrives Cayo Largo early morning.
An intimate resort island in Cuba also known as Cayo Largo del Sur (“Long Cay”). Being the largest of 300 islands in the Canarreos Archipelago, the cay runs close to 25 kilometres (16 miles) long and 3 kilometres (1.9 miles) wide. With a zero-permanent population, the island beaches of Playo Sirena and Playo Paraiso are kept in pristine beauty and offer the finest undeveloped beaches in the world ready for your enjoyment. With only a kilometre separating the two coasts, one can experience the walk between them during low tide. Be adventurous with deep sea fishing, discover the paths by jeep or trot horseback along the coast. The possibilities are limitless here in Cayo Largo.
Departs Cayo Largo in the evening sailing to Isla de Juventud
DAY 6 - MAR 4 - CRUISING CAYO LARGO - ISLA DE JUVENTUD
Arrive early morning in Isla de Juventud
Known as the “Isle of Youth” and the “Isle of Treasure”, it is the second largest island off Cuba. Very popular with divers and “treasure hunters”, this island is known for its beauty and pirate stories and history. It’s home to Punta Frances Marine National Park which is great for diving for beautiful coral; it’s idyllic and unspoiled. You’ll also enjoy beautiful black-sand beaches with crystal clear aqua water.
Depart evening sailing to Maria Le Gorda
DAY 7 - MAR 5 - CRUISING - ISLA DE JUVENTUD - MARIA LA GORDA
Arrive early morning in Maria La Gorda
Maria la Gorda, part of the Western Cuban province of Pinar del Rio is a scuba diver’s dream and another yachting port where bigger ships cannot follow. The port is full of lush natural landscapes, native birds and animals, and the sea life is simply spectacular. The shimmering, aqua coloured waters welcome experienced and beginner divers and snorkelers. Authentic Cuban Mojitos and fresh seafood are served by locals right on the beach. Experiencing this Island’s sunset should definitely be at the top of your “to do” list.
Depart evening cruising to Havana
DAY 8 - MAR 6 - CRUISING MARIA LA GORDA - HAVANA
Arrive Havana in the evening
The capital of the island nation and the most populated at over 2.1 million residents, Havana is the 4th most populous area in the Caribbean region. The walled capital was founded by Spain in the 16th century. The sinking of an American warship in 1898 bought about the beginning of the Spanish-American war. “Old Havana” became a UNESCO World Heritage site in the 80’s. Havana experienced exponential growth in the 1930’s when the city became a major tourist destination until 1959 when Fidel Castro came into power following the revolution. Visitors to Havana enjoy colourful displays of culture, architecture, music, and the arts.
DAY 9 - MAR 7 - DISEMBARK CRUISE HAVANA AND CHECK IN TO GRAN HOTEL MANZANA KEMPINSKI LA HABANA
Disembark from the SeaDream Cruise between (08.00 Hrs – 10.00 Hrs)
Transfer to the stunning Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana.
A free day for you to explore and discover all that old Havana has to offer.
19:30 departure to enjoy Tropicana Show including DINNER + preferential seats + welcome drink, 1⁄4 bottle of rum, 1 mixer, 1 snack. 23:59 return to hotel.
DAY 10 - MAR 8 - HAVANA CITY TOUR
Today is a day filled with city exploring. Enjoy the City tour of Old Havana including the four most important squares, namely Arms Square, San Francisco de Asís Square, The Old Square and The Cathedral Square. Lunch in a local restaurant. Short visit to Morro – Cabaña Fortress. Continue the trip with a visit to a Cigar Factory and after a panoramic tour in old American cars (classic cars – 2 hours) including the Museum of the Revolution (Former Presidential Palace), Central Park, Great Theatre of Havana, Capitol Building and continue to the Malecon seawall to connect the modern Havana including the Fifth avenue, Colon Cemetery, the University of Havana and the Revolution Square. Return to hotel
DAY 11 - MAR 9 - HAVANA HEMINGWAY TOUR
Day dedicated to one of Havana’s best-kept treasures, its close relationship with US writer Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961).
Departure to Finca Vigia, which was his residence for two decades. Hemingway bought the house in 1939 and it was opened as a museum in 1964. It gathers all the moments of the writer’s life in Cuba, his work, books, paintings, clothes, hunting weapons and others. Under a very peculiar concept of a museum, visitors can see what is inside the mansion through its large glass windows.
Continue the visit to Cojimar, a fishing town east of the capital which inspired his novel The old Man and the Sea (the 1954 Nobel Prize Winner). Lunch in La Terraza de Cojimar restaurant where Hemingway celebrated his Nobel Prize with fishermen of the town.
Rest of the night free for leisure.
DAY 12 - MAR 10 - SAY FAREWELL TO HAVANA
Departure to airport after breakfast