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

Taste of Cuba and the Caribbean

Explore the highlights of Central America including Cuba's colourful capital, Havana, the rainforests of Costa Rica and the pristine beaches of Panama's San Blas Islands. Includes hotel stay in Havana, return flights from the UK, shore excursions, complimentary drinks, all gratuities and the chance to enjoy thrilling submarine and helicopter excursions

Fly Cruise
12 nights from £6395pp

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Havana
  • Havana
  • Cienfuegos
  • Maria la Gorda
  • Tortuguero
  • Cartagena

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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FREE private door-to-door transfers! Private door-to-door transfers are complimentary within a 75 mile radius, subject to availability. Offer ends 31 May 2019

Taste of Cuba and the Caribbean Special Offer

Voyage from Cuba to Colombia via Costa Rica and Panama on this luxury cruise holiday with visits to remote destinations including Colombia’s Isla de Providencia and Panama’s San Blas archipelago before arriving in Cartagena.

Step back in time to the 1950s in Cuba, an island that is untouched by modern influences. Enjoy an overnight hotel stay in Havana then board your luxury ship Scenic Eclipse. Explore Cuba's capital city on a walking tour, on a bicycle tour or by 1950s vintage car. Visit the biosphere reserve of Guanahacabibes and the stunning beaches of Maria la Gorda, where there is the chance to hike in the national park, kayak along the coast or join a bird-watching tour. An overnight stop in Cienfuegos allows plenty of time to explore this small town, with a moving gospel choir performance at the historic Teatro Tomas Terry, a visit to a local artist's studio and a trip to the Botanical Garden.

Discover Colombia's remote Isla de Providencia on a snorkelling trip or a hiking excursion. In Puerto Limon there is the chance to visit the Jaguar Rescue Centre and the Sloth Sanctuary, tour the Tortuguero Canals or visit a banana and coffee plantation. Relax in the San Blas Islands or snorkel in the crystal-clear water and amongst the colourful coral reefs before arriving in the historic city of Cartagena.

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Taste of Cuba and the Caribbean Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Havana (Cuba)

Fly from the UK to Havana for an overnight stay in a luxurious hotel. Regional airports are available on request.

Day 2 - Havana

Welcome to Havana, where your journey into wonder begins with a warm greeting from your crew as you step on board Scenic Eclipse. Raise your glass this evening as you are entertained by a performance of Cuban music and dance. (B,D)

Day 3 - Havana

Havana is a fascinating city with a faded façade that is the perfect start to your cruise. Take a walking tour of Old Havana, follow in the footsteps of Hemingway or visit the house of the artist Fuster. Alternatively, learn about the Cuban staples of rum and cigars or take a ride in a 1950's vintage car on a panoramic tour of the city. Perhaps take a Scenic Discovery bicycle tour. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Maria la Gorda

Today visit the World Heritage-listed biosphere reserve of Peninsula de Guanahacabibes and the stunning beaches of Maria La Gorda. Take a walking tour of the national park or take a bird watching tour. Alternatively explore the nearby pristine Cabo Saint Antonio National Park. Perhaps take a Scenic Discovery excursion hiking in the national park or a kayak excursion along the coastline. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Cienfuegos

Founded by French emigrees, Cienfuegos is known as the Pearl of the South. This evening at the historical Teatro Tomas Terry witness a moving gospel choir performance. With an overnight stay you will have plenty of time to experience the charms of this small city and discover the local music scene. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Cienfuegos

Visit a local artist's studio and witness some entertaining street performers. Take a walking tour of the historic centre or discover Jardin Botanico. Alternatively, visit Playa Giron and the museum for the Bay of Pigs skirmish. Perhaps take a Scenic Discovery bicycle tour of the city. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - At sea

Relax on board or take a class in Scenic Epicure. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Isla de Providencia (Colombia)

Take a tour of the island; hike to the top of Morgan's Head; snorkel nearby Crab Cay and its pristine waters or snorkel the coastline and secluded bays of the island. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - Puerto Limon (Costa Rica)

Explore the Veragua Rainforest or visit the Jaguar Rescue Centre and the Sloth Sanctuary. Alternatively, take a highlights tour including the Tortuguero Canals or visit a banana and coffee plantation. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - Portobelo (Panama)

Portobelo on the coast of Panama was an important port during the time of the Spanish conquistadors. Travel on the Trans Isthmus Railway to visit the Museum of the Canal or explore the World Heritage-listed ruins of Fort San Lorenzo. Alternatively tour the World Heritage-listed Casco Viejo historic centre. (B,L,D)

Day 11 - San Blas Islands

Spend the day relaxing in this archipelago, home to the Guna people and surrounded by crystal clear water and coral reefs swarming with marine life, pristine sandy beaches and coconut palms. Scenic Discovery excursions are available including snorkelling, paddling by kayak and relaxing on a beach with a chef-prepared picnic. (B,L,D)

Day 12 - Cartagena (Colombia) - UK

Marvel at the first glimpses of this charming city as you cruise into port this morning. Say farewell to the crew as you disembark after breakfast taking away memories of a truly unforgettable cruise. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your overnight flight home. (B)

Day 13 - Arrive UK

Welcome home.

Price Includes

  • 10-night all inclusive cruise
  • Overnight hotel stay in Havana
  • Return flights from up to 15 UK regional airports
  • Overseas transfers
  • Unlimited beverages on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee, tea and bottled water (Selected premium beverages not included) onboard ship
  • Personal butler service with all cabins onboard ship
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Included shore excursions (as mentioned in itinerary)
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell dinners
  • All port charges, airport taxes, security charges and UK Air Passenger Duty

Price Does Not Include

  • Optional helicopter and submarine excursions
  • Travel insurance
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

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