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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Cuba Cruise and Land Safari

Discover the authentic Cuban culture on this 9-night cruise and land safari, see spectacular landmarks, admire Colonial architecture and gain an insight into the lives of Cuban historians, artists, musicians and naturalists. Includes 2-night hotel stay in Remedios and guided shore excursions.

Cruise Only
9 nights

Small Ship Holiday
  • Cienfuegos Palace
  • Capitol, Havana
  • Havana Old Town
  • Key West
  • Miami
  • Trinidad
  • Trinidad, Cuba

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From Miami, cruise to the vibrant city of Key West and delve into the prolific writing career of Ernest Hemingway at the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum. Journey to Havana, Cuba's dynamic capital city and embrace the city's distinct charm whilst discovering an array of Colonial-era landmarks. Enjoy a private dance rehearsal and chat with the dancers from the MALPASO dance company before joining the living legends of the Social Club for an unforgettable concert.

In the fascinating city of Trinidad, discover the San Isidro de Los Destiladeros Archaeological Site and then learn about the history of the Sugar Cane industry and its relationship with slave trafficking at the Manaca Iznaga Sugar Cane Plantation. Meet skilled artisans at a pottery studio and explore the colonial heart of the city. Head to the majestic Escambray Mountains to learn about the production of Cuban coffee and the work and life of the farmers at a Cuban coffee farm.

Admire the architectural diversity of Cienfuengos, witness magnificent 20th century palaces and explore Cienguengo's finely preserved Colonial district. Meet Cuban writers and artists at the UNEAC and enjoy a performance by its young musicians. During a 2-night hotel stay in Ramedios, visit the "Iglesia Mayor" of San Juan Bautista, explore the small coastal town of Caibarién and tour the intriguing Museo de Agroindustria Azucarero.

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Cuba Cruise and Land Safari

Day 1 - Miami (USA)

Embark Victory II in Miami. This evening, gather with fellow passengers for a welcome cocktail and dinner.

Day 2 - Key West

Key West is the southernmost point in the US and features amazing beaches and a vibrant street life. The city was also the home of famous author Ernest Hemingway. Enjoy a guided trolley tour of the city before spending time at leisure. Perhaps visit Sloppy Joe's, one of Hemingway's favourite hangouts or take a stroll along Duval Street which boasts an array of bars, cafes and shops. Take the opportunity to visit the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum where you can discover the rooms and gardens that witnessed the most prolific 10-year period in Hemingway's writing career.

Day 3 - Havana (Cuba)

Havana is a dynamic city with a historical centre which features a wonderful mix of fine Neoclassical and Baroque architecture. Embrace the distinctive charm and see the Colonial-era landmarks during a guided tour of Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Then drive along the waterfront Malecón, past the University of Havana and through Vedado - an upscale district where classic, mid-century Havana chic has been seemingly frozen in time. This afternoon, enjoy a private dance rehearsal before ending the tour at the lively San Jose Craft Market. This evening, head to the atmospheric Salón Rojo at the landmark Capri Hotel and join the living legends of the Social Club for an unforgettable concert.

Day 4 - 5 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities during two relaxing days at sea.

Day 6 - Trinidad

In Trinidad, journey into the Valley de Los Ingenious and discover the San Isidro de Los Destiladeros Archaeological Site which dates back to the pre-industrial age. Then visit the Manaca Iznaga Sugar Cane Plantation to explore the history of the sugar cane production in the area and its relationship with slave trafficking. Meet skilled artisans of the generations-old Santander Family Pottery Studio and enjoy lunch at a local paladar before a walking tour through the Colonial heart of Trinidad.

Day 7 - Trinidad

Today, journey to the majestic Escambray Mountains and visit a coffee farm. Observe the traditional techniques behind the high quality of Cuban coffee and learn about the work and life of the farmers before enjoying lunch at a privately-owned paladar. Before returning to the ship, stop at a handicraft market where you can engage with the artisans and vendors as you browse and shop for gifts and souvenirs.

Day 8 - Cienfuengos - Remedios

Spend the morning exploring Cienfuegos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site recognised for its architectural diversity. Head to Punta Gorda to discover a fine collection of early 20th-century palaces before enjoying a walking tour of Cienguengo's finely preserved Colonial district. Visit the UNEAC, an organisation of Cuban writers and artists where you will be treated to a performance by its young musicians. This afternoon, disembark the ship and begin the land safari. Head to Remedios and check into the hotel. Spend time at leisure before dinner in a local paladar.

Day 9 - Remedios

Remedios is one of the oldest cities in Cuba and was declared a City by Isabella II of Spain when the Island was still a colony. This morning, visit the "Iglesia Mayor" of San Juan Bautista in Remedios and then enjoy a tour of the Tabacuba tobacco factory before journeying to Caibarién, a small coastal town noted for its fishing fleet, fresh crabs, and sandy beaches. Visit the town's print shop, which still uses equipment from the late 19th and early 20th centuries and after lunch, tour the Museo de Agroindustria Azucarero, a local museum focusing on the histories of slave culture and the sugar industry. Spend time at leisure this evening and perhaps enjoy dinner at one of the many authentic Cuban restaurants in Remedios.

Day 10 - Miami (USA)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night all-inclusive cruise on Victory II
  • 2-night hotel stay in Remedios
  • Flight between Remedios and Miami
  • Three themed afternoon teas and daily cocktail hour
  • Guided shore excursions
  • Lecture programme with expert guest speakers
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary drinks throughout including house wine, beer, spirits, coffee, tea, juice, soft drinks and filtered water

Price Does Not Include

  • Gratuities
  • Return flights from the UK and transfers - these can be arranged, please contact for more details
  • Port Charges
NO PRICES
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