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

Ultimate Cuba and Central America

Enjoy a transit of the Panama Canal, discover stunning national parks and explore lively cities on this incredible 21-night luxury holiday on board Scenic Eclipse exploring the treasures of Cuba and Central America. Includes hotel stay in Havana, guided shore excursions, complimentary drinks and all gratuities

Fly Cruise
21 nights

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Havana
  • Cars in Havana
  • Cienfuegos
  • Cartagena
  • Chan Chan ruins, Peru

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FREE private door-to-door transfers plus FREE airport lounge and fast track pass, FREE suite upgrade and $500 OBC per suite! Subject to availability. Suite upgrade on veranda suites only, Deck 6 and above. Private door-to-door transfers are complimentary within a 75 mile radius, subject to availability

Ultimate Cuba and Central America Special Offer

This exceptional holiday showcases the diverse cities and outstanding national parks of Cuba and Central America, plus Scenic Eclipse transits the famous Panama Canal.

Enjoy an overnight hotel stay in Havana, Cuba's lively capital, before embarking luxurious Scenic Eclipse. You'll spend a couple of days moored in this fascinating city, ample time to see the sights of Old Havana, follow in the footsteps of Hemingway or take a ride in a 1950's vintage car.

Discover the stunning World Heritage-listed biosphere reserve of Peninsula de Guanahacabibes and the beautiful beaches of Maria La Gorda, before an overnight stop in Cienfuegos, known as the 'Pearl of the South'. Enjoy a moving gospel choir performance at the historic Teatro Tomas Terry and a visit to a local artist's studio. Scenic Eclipse then calls at picturesque Isla de Providencia, where there are opportunities for hiking and snorkelling, and the colourful city of Puerto Limon, close to a Jaguar Rescue Centre and Sloth Sanctuary.

Take a ride on the Trans Isthmus Railway during your time in Portobelo, relax on the idyllic San Blas Islands, and enjoy a transit of the impressive Panama Canal, before arriving in World Heritage-listed Darien National Park. Venture up the Mogue River and meet the Embera Indians who will take you into the heart of the jungle on their traditional boats. Isla Gorgona is an incredible wildlife sanctuary, home to the endemic anole, the world's only pure blue lizard, while Salaverry is your gateway to the spectacular World Heritage-listed ruins of Chan Chan. Lying off the coast of Peru is Isla Guanape, a haven for wildlife and the final port of call before Scenic Eclipse arrives in Lima.

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Ultimate Cuba and Central America Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Havana (Cuba)

Fly from the UK to Havana and enjoy an overnight hotel stay.

Days 2-3 - Havana

Welcome to Havana, where your journey 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. The following day, 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. Discovery: Take a Scenic Discovery bicycle tour.

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. Scenic Freechoice: Take a walking tour of the national park or take a bird watching tour. Alternatively explore the nearby pristine Cabo Saint Antonio National Park. Discovery: Take a Scenic Discovery excursion hiking in the national park or a kayak excursion along the coastline.

Days 5-6 - Cienfuegos

Founded by French emigrees, Cienfuegos is known as the 'Pearl of the South'. Scenic Enrich: This evening at the historical Teatro Tomas Terry witness a moving gospel choir performance. With an overnight stop here you will have plenty of time to experience the charms of this small city and discover the local music scene. The following day, visit a local artist's studio and witness some entertaining street performers. Scenic Freechoice: Take a walking tour of the historic centre or discover Jardin Botannico. Alternatively, visit Playa Giron and the museum for the Bay of Pigs skirmish. Discovery: Take a Scenic Discovery bicycle tour of the city.

Day 7 - At sea

Relax on board or take a class in Scenic Epicure.

Day 8 - Isla de Providencia (Colombia)

Scenic Freechoice: Take a tour of the island. Discovery: Take a Scenic Discovery hiking excursion 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.

Day 9 - Puerto Limon (Costa Rica)

Scenic Freechoice: 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.

Day 10 - Portobelo (Panama)

Portobelo on the coast of Panama was an important port during the time of the Spanish conquistadors. Scenic Freechoice: 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.

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. Discovery: Scenic Discovery excursions are available from snorkelling and paddling by kayak to relaxing on a beach with a chef-prepared picnic.

Day 12 - Cartagena (Colombia)

Scenic Freechoice: Take a walking tour of the colonial centre, or discover Mercado Bazurto and join a cooking class. Alternatively enjoy a rum and chocolate tasting experience.

Day 13 - San Blas Islands (Panama)

Spend the day relaxing in this beautiful archipelago surrounded by clear water and coral reefs swarming with marine life, pristine sandy beaches and coconut palms. Discovery: Scenic Discovery excursions are available from snorkelling and paddling by kayak, to relaxing on a pristine beach with a chef-prepared picnic.

Day 14 - Panama Canal

One of life's great experiences is to transit the Panama Canal, one of the world's key strategic artificial waterways. From Gatun Lake to the Pacific Ocean, the full day journey through the Isthmus of Panama is 77 kilometres long and will take you through three locks where Scenic Eclipse will descend 27 metres. Enjoy this experience from any vantage point on board Scenic Eclipse; from one of the viewing decks to the privacy of your suite's verandah, it is sure to be a memorable experience.

Day 15 - Darien National Park

World Heritage-listed Darien National Park is only accessible by water on a small ship. A natural bridge spanning the two Americas, it houses a myriad of habitats, ranging from rocky coastlines to sandy beaches and mangroves, and is one of the few remaining examples in the world of a protected area inhabited by humans. Discovery: On your Scenic Discovery excursion venture up the Mogue River to find the Embera Indians who will take you into the heart of the jungle on their traditional boats. Spot some of the rare, endangered species endemic to the park including the Black-headed Spider Monkey, the Capybara and American Crocodile.

Day 16 - Isla Gorgona (Colombia)

Located off the coast of Colombia, this tiny World Heritage-listed atoll has been transformed from a former island prison to a wildlife sanctuary. Onshore you will discover monkeys, caimans, a myriad of bird species including the blue-footed booby, the magnificent frigate birds and the endemic anole, the world's only pure blue lizard. The deep blue waters and coral reefs around the island host an abundance of marine life, from inquisitive dolphins and porpoises to a possible glimpse of the majestic sperm whales. Scenic Freechoice: Take a walk across the island with your local guide discovering the fauna and flora of the rainforest or walk to Yundigua beach and snorkel the pristine reefs and waters with your guide in search of marine life. Discovery: Choose a Scenic Discovery excursion from a snorkelling adventure in the deeper water offshore, or kayak the coastline and bays of this small atoll.

Days 17-18 - At sea

Relaxation and rediscovery are yours to enjoy. Take a cooking or tasting class in Scenic Epicure or a yoga or pilates class in the studio. Allow your palate to be delighted by the extensive range of dining venues or allow your butler to serve you in-suite. Daily entertainment or some quiet time in The Observatory, all this and more is at your fingertips.

Day 19 - Salaverry (Peru)

Salaverry is the gateway to the cultural capital of Peru, picturesque Trujillo and the amazing ruins of Chan Chan, the largest earthen city of pre-Columbian America. Scenic Freechoice: Discover the sacred adobe temples, the Pyramid of the Sun and Moon or explore the amazing World Heritage-listed site of Chan Chan. Alternatively, you may choose to tour the charming colonial city of Trujillo. Scenic Enrich: Witness a Peruvian music and dance performance. This evening there is time to discover the ambience of Trujillo at your leisure.

Day 20 - Isla Guanape

Lying off the Pacific Ocean coast of Peru this small island chain is a wildlife refuge and home to large colonies of inquisitive Southern sea lions and hundreds of seabirds including Humboldt penguins, pelicans and boobies. Scenic Discovery: Take a Scenic Discovery excursion by kayak to a nature walk to explore these wildlife rich islands.

Day 21 - Lima - UK

Lima signals the end of your cruise as you disembark after breakfast taking away memories of your adventures. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your overnight flight home.

Day 22 - UK

Arrive back in the UK.

Price Includes

  • 19-night all inclusive cruise
  • Overnight hotel stay in Havana
  • Return flights from the UK
  • 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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