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SmallShips.travel | Treasures of Costa Rica and Panama

Costa Rica – Panama Itinerary

Day 1: (Sunday): Puntarenas Port – Curu (Costa Rica)
Embarkation at 15:00 – 16:00. Sailing to Curu Reserve. Evening arrival in Curu. Overnight at anchor at 6:00 pm.

Day 2: (Monday): Curu – Tortuga Island (Costa Rica)

Morning οptional walking excursion in the Curu Nature Reserve with the local Rangers and our on board naturalist. Late morning we rejoin the Voyager for a short sailing to Tortuga Island. We arrive in Tortuga Island at noon for swimming and snorkelling in the crystal clear waters of this paradise island before joining in for our beach BBQ. Later on we have more time for enjoying this amazing island. Overnight at anchor.

Day 3: (Tuesday): Tortuga Island – Quepos (Costa Rica)

Very early in the morning, we leave Tortuga Island for Quepos. Morning arrival in Quepos and transfer to the Manuel Antonio Reserve, one of the highlights of the cruise. Afternoon sailing to nearby Playa Bisanz for an afternoon swim. (Savegre River or Forest Canopy tour excursion participants rejoin the ship in Playa Bisanz). Tropical evening with dinner and  party  –  Late evening sailing to Golfo Dulce – Puerto Jimenez – Overnight at sea.

Day 4: (Wednesday): Puerto Jimenez – Gulfo Dulce Casa Orquideas Private Reserve – Golfito (Costa Rica)

We reach Puerto Jimenez early in the morning. Morning optional OSA PENINSULA excursion. The park is part of one of the biological corridors leading to the Corcovado National Park and offers the opportunity for a smooth walk in secondary forest and interaction with endemic animal life. We return to the ship for a late lunch while we cross Golfo Dulce towards Casa Orquideas.

After lunch, we reach by Casa Orquideas by tender, a beautiful  flowers sanctuary. Optional excursion in the grounds and time to swim at the end of the visit. We then sail into Golfito Bay  where we stop for immigration procedures and then sail overnight to Coiba Island. We reach GOLFITO in Golfo Dulce at midnight. Immigration and ship clearance process and overnight sailing to Coiba Island – PANAMA – Overnight at sea

Day 5: (Thursday): Coiba Island – Granito De Oro (Panama)

Morning arrival in Coiba Island a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest island in Central America. Optional morning walking excursion. Our Ship Naturalist will take you for a short walk up hill to discover the local forest and animal life. After our beach  BBQ on Coiba, we sail to nearby Granito de Oro Island for swimming and snorkelling in a pristine environment. The waters are teeming with marine life. It is surrounded by one of the largest coral reefs in the pacific coasts of the Americas and marks the beginning of the underwater Cordilera mountain chain that also includes Coco’s and the Galapagos. This makes it a unique underwater experience you shouldn’t miss. In the afternoon, we leave Granito de Oro and sail to Panama City. Overnight at sea.

Day 6: (Friday): Punta Patino (Panama)

Afternoon arrival Punta Patino – San Miguel Gulf. Overnight at anchor.

Day 7:(Saturday): Punta Patino – Darrien

Optional excursion to Punta Patino in the Darrien National park and to the Mogue Embera Reserve. We sail upstream the Mogue river in dugout canoes and reach the Village of Mogue after passing through a mangroves ecosystem. We are welcome by Embera Indians, one of the 7 indigenous groups living in Panama. They are proud and very friendly and known for their beautiful handicrafts and well preserved traditions. We will be invited to share their lunch and dance with them. In the evening  we sail to PANAMA CITY.


Day 8: (Sunday): Panama City (Panama)

Early morning arrival in PANAMA CITY- Flamenco Marina. Optional Panama City excursion. We prepare for an early afternoon canal crossing around 15:00. We cross the Miraflores and the San Pedro Locks  to enter the GATUN LAKE – Evening at anchor in Gatun Lake

Day 9: (Monday): Gatun Lake – Panama Canal (Panama)

Gatun Lake exploration. Morning excursion to Smithsonian’s Institute facility – Embera Village excursion- Late in the evening we exit the Gatun Lake at Gatun Locks.

Day 10: (Tuesday): Flamenco Marina, Panama City (Panama)

We exit the Canal  at the Miraflores Locks in the early hours of the morning and reach Flamenco Marina in Panama City. Disembarkation at 6:00 to 9:30am.


Note: The cruise itinerary is subject to weather conditions.

Panama – Costa Rica Itinerary


Day 1 :  (Sunday):
 Flamenco Marina, Panama City – Panama Canal Crossing (Panama)

Embarkation -13:00  to 13:30. We cross San Pedro and Miraflores locks in late afternoon and enter the Gatun Lake.
 

Day 2 (Monday): Gatun Lake – Panama Canal (Panama)
Gatun Lake exploration. Optional morning excursion to Smithsonian’s Institute facility – Embera Village excursion- Late in the evening we exit the Gatun Lake at  the San Pedro and Miraflores Locks and reach Panama City in the early hours
 

Day 3 (Tuesday): Flamenco Marina, Panama City (Panama)

Optional morning excursion in Panama City and Canal – Afternoon at leisure – Overnight at sea to Punta Patino – Darrien
 

Day 4 (Wednesday): Punta Patino Darrien (Panama)

Morning arrival in Punta Patino – San Miguel Gulf. Optional excursion to Punta Patino in the Darrien National park and to the Mogue Embera Reserve. We sail upstream the Mogue river in dugout canoes and reach the Village of Mogue after passing through a mangroves ecosystem. We are welcomed by Embera Indians, one of the 7 indigenous groups living in Panama. They are proud and very friendly and known for their beautiful handicrafts and well preserved traditions. We will be invited to share their lunch and dance with them. In the afternoon we return to the ship. Afternoon sailing to Coiba Island. Overnight at sea
 

Day 5 (Thursday): Granito de Oro (Panama)

After a day at sea we reach Coiba and anchor near tiny Granito de Oro island. We will have time for late afternoon snorkeling and swimming on the island. Overnight at anchor
 

Day 6 (Friday): Coiba Island (Panama)Short sailing in the morning from Granito de Oro to nearby Coiba Island. Morning hill hike in the Reserve and time swimming and snorkeling. After the beach BBQ, we have more time for swimming in the afternoon before sailing away to Golfo Dulce- Overnight at sea.

Day 7 (Saturday): Golfito – Casa Orquideas Private Reserve – Puerto Jimenez – Golfo Dulce (Costa Rica)
We reach Golfito in the early morning for immigration procedures before continuing our sailing to nearby CASA ORQUIDEAS where we anchor. We reach Casa Orquideas and tender to this beautiful  flowers sanctuary. Visit of extensive and very well kept grounds. Time to swim at the end of the visit. We then sail across the Bay to Puerto Jimenez  while having a BBQ on deck. We reach Puerto Jimenez early in the afternoon. Optional OSA PENINSULA excursion. The park is part of one of the biological corridors leading to the Corcovado National Park and offers the opportunity for a smooth walk in secondary forest and interaction with endemic animal life. Overnight at sea to Quepos

Day 8 (Sunday): Quepos (Costa Rica)

Transfer to the MANUEL ANTONIO RESERVE for an optional morning excursion in this beautiful world famous Nature Reserve.   In the afternoon passengers can take an optional excursion to Savegre River or a Forest Canopy Tour.

Day 9 (Monday): Curu – Tortuga Island (Costa Rica)

Morning Optional walking excursion in the Curu Nature Reserve with the local Rangers and our on board naturalist. Late morning we rejoin the Voyager for a short sailing to Tortuga Island. We arrive in Tortuga Island at noon for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of this paradise island before joining in for our beach BBQ. Later on we have more time to enjoy this amazing island. Overnight at anchor.

Day 10 (Tuesday): Tortuga Island – Puntarenas Port (Costa Rica)

Morning sailing to Puntarenas . Arrival at Puntarenas port at 8:00. Disembarkation between 09:00 and 10:00.

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SmallShips.travel | Panorama – Departures

 SC Panorama

 

Circumnavigate Cuba during 8 days aboard the S/C Panorama on a people to people program that allows you to step back in time to a country that been closed to Americans for half a century. You’ll explore the western part of the island nation famous for its culture, music, warm people and art. 

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SmallShips.travel | Garden of Eden – Seychelles

MY Pegasus

Departures

Cruise Fares

Discover the Seychelles the best way: By small ship! Hop from island to island in perfect harmony with this unspoiled paradise and visit islands which will capture your senses. Everywhere an amazing fauna and flora. Snorkel or dive and watch an amazing underwater world. Walk into centuries old rain forests with unique species of wild life and sight the rare black parrots, the world famous Coco de Mer palm trees or giant land tortoises. Sail for 7 nights aboard the Motor Yacht Pegasus round trip from Mahe.

Day

Port

Details

Arrival time

Departure time

Day 1

 Saturday

Mahe Inter Island Quay – St Anne Island

Embarkation 3:00 to 4:00 pm. After the Welcome cocktail and safety drill, we leave Port Victoria and sail to nearby St Anne for a refreshing swim stop off the ship. Overnight at anchor near St Anne. Welcome dinner

 

 4:00 pm

Day 2 Sunday

St Anne Island

We leave St Anne Island early in the morning to reach Curieuse.

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6:30am

Curieuse   

This morning we visit this uninhabited island, once a leper colony and home to giant tortoises. Our walking excursion with a park guide will bring us to the farm, along mangrove forests. Later we return to the beach for a BBQ under the trees. In the afternoon you can enjoy the beach and sea activities. Overnight at anchor.

9:00am

12:00pm

Day 3 Monday

Curieuse   

In the morning we sail for Cousin Island.

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8:00am

Cousin Island

Optional excursion to the Bird Sanctuary which is in the care Bird Life International. A quarter million birds breed on Cousin which also has several nesting beaches for turtles. Later in the afternoon we reach Anse Lazio.

9:00am

12:00pm

Anse Lazio

In the afternoon we sail to Anse Lazio, Praslin, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Time for water sports, snorkelling or optional diving. Evening at anchor. 

1:00pm

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Day 4  Tuesday

Anse Lazio

In the morning we leave for Aride.

7:30am

Aride

Our optional excursion will take you all the way to the top of the island for an amazing view of the island. The island is home to the Wright’s gardenia found nowhere else on earth and to bird species like the Audubon’s shearwater, the Seychelles warbler. At noon we sail for St Pierre Island.

8:30am

12:00pm

St Pierre -Baie St Anne, Praslin

We reach St Pierre after lunch for a 3 hour snorkeling and swimming stop. At sunset, we leave St Pierre to sail into Baie St Anne, Praslin. Overnight at dock. Creole Night.

2:00 –  6:00pm

5:00pm

Day 5  Wednesday

Baie St Anne, Praslin

Baie St Anne, Praslin. Optional excursion to the famous Vallee de Mai Reserve, a World Heritage site. You will explore the pathways under tall palm trees which produce the famous Coco de Mer and you might sight a black parrot only found in Praslin. Afternoon at leisure for snorkelling or optional diving excursions.

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Day 6 Thursday

Baie St Anne, Praslin

We leave Praslin in the morning.

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8:00am

Felicite  (Swimming & snorkelling)

This morning we reach Felicite – depending on sea conditions – un uninhabited island offering great snorkelling in crystal clear waters. We leave for La Digue mid day.

9:00am

12:00pm

La Digue  

We arrive in La Digue, a quiet island community where time is standing still: No cars, just bicycles and oxcarts. Our optional oxcart tour will take us to the picturesque Anse de Source d’ Argent for a sunset swim. It is said that this is the most photographed beach in the world. Overnight at anchor.

12:30pm

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Day 7 Friday

La Digue 

This morning, we sail to Moyenne Island. 

7:00am

 Moyenne Island

We reach Moyenne Island. Beach BBQ on the island. This is a last opportunity for snorkelling and swimming. We  leave Moyenne at 5 pm.

10:00am

5:00pm

Mahe – Inter Island Quay 

Late afternoon, we reach the Inter Island Quay, Mahe. Captain’s Farewell Dinner. Overnight in Mahe.

6:00pm

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Day 8 Saturday

Mahe (Victoria)

Disembarkation  9:00  to 10.00 am

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SmallShips.travel | MY Callisto

The elegant Motor Yacht Callisto is true to her name: Elegant, classic. She was fully refit / rebuilt in 2000 and was thoroughly renovated in in 2015-16.

This classy Motor Yacht has performed several Atlantic Ocean crossings, and has also sailed along the most interesting coastal sites of Europe, North and West Africa.

The M/Y Callisto is of the “boutique” category of cruiser, and offers the highest standard of accommodation, comfort and safety. 

The yacht’s public areas are cozy and generous, decorated with rich fabrics, handsome woodwork, gleaming brass, antiques and fine works of art. During the day, life on board centres around the indoor and outdoor areas including the Upper deck Indoor and Outdoor lounge/bar and dining areas as well as the cosy Library located on the Sun Deck.

The lounge/bar and dining room on the Upper deck are connected by the gallery, displaying exquisite art and adding to the overall feeling of elegance and style. In the evening you can relax in the ship’s lounge, enjoy a drink overlooking the stars or relax with a book in the library with its wraparound windows.

he spacious lounge and bar area on the Upper Deck is surrounded by large picture windows and opens onto the Outdoor Dining area.

The yacht features a broad Sun Deck for sunbathing and the swimming platform on Callisto’s stern enables you to swim off the ship when in sheltered bays.

Service on board is provided by your Captain, the Cruise Coordinator and your experienced Marine and Hotel crew members. 

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SmallShips.travel | MY Callisto Departures

Embark

Disembark

Itineary

Nights

Jun 10, 2017

Jun 17, 2017

Icelandic Cruise: Reykjavik to Akureyri

7

Jun 17, 2017

Jun 24, 2017

Icelandic Cruise: Akureyri to Reykjavik

7

Jun 24, 2017

Jul 1, 2017

Icelandic Cruise: Reykjavik to Akureyri

7

Jul 1, 2017

Jul 8, 2017

Icelandic Cruise: Akureyri to Reykjavik

7

Jul 8, 2017

Jul 15, 2017

Icelandic Cruise: Reykjavik to Akureyri

7

Jul 15, 2017

Jul 22, 2017

Icelandic Cruise: Akureyri to Reykjavik

7

Jul 22, 2017

Jul 29, 2017

Icelandic Cruise: Reykjavik to Akureyri

7

Jul 29, 2017

Aug 5, 2017

Icelandic Cruise: Akureyri to Reykjavik

7

Aug 5, 2017

Aug 12, 2017

Icelandic Cruise: Reykjavik to Akureyri

7

Aug 12, 2017

Aug 19, 2017

Icelandic Cruise: Akureyri to Reykjavik

7

Aug 19, 2017

Aug 26, 2017

Icelandic Cruise: Reykjavik to Akureyri

7

Aug 26, 2017

Sep 2, 2017

Icelandic Cruise: Akureyri to Reykjavik

7

Sep 2, 2017

Sep 9, 2017

Icelandic Cruise: Reykjavik to Akureyri

7

Sep 9, 2017

Sep 16, 2017

Icelandic Cruise: Akureyri to Reykjavik

7

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SmallShips.travel | Cuba-Havana to Cienfuegos

It has never been so easy to go back in time to a place rooted in culture and history. Where the people are as warm and welcoming as the climate. Circumnavigate Cuba during 8 days aboard the S/C Panorama on a people to people program that allows you to step back in time to a country that been closed to Americans for half a century. You’ll explore the western part of the island nation famous for its culture, music, warm people and art.

Trip Highlights:

  • People-to-People interaction and meaningful exchanges with locals
  • Meals onboard, at local restaurants and a salsa lesson or two
  • Old Havana and the renovation of it’s historic architecture
  • Guanahacabibes National Park and its 140 archeological sites
  • Cayo Largo, a limestone island of mangroves and salt pans
  • Trinidad, the meticulously well-preserved Spanish colonial city
  • Cienfuegos, the Pearl of the South, with it’s cluster of Neoclassical structures
  • No packing & unpacking to change hotels
  • Includes round-trip airfare from Miami to Cuba, all meals from arrival in Cuba to breakfast on day of departure, Cuban visa, mandatory Cuban medical insurance and transportation as per itinerary

Havana – Cienfuegos

Day 1 –

  Miami/Havana – Depart from Miami International Airport on your short flight to Cuba.  Arrival.  Meeting and assistance. Transfer to the dock. Upon completion of arrival formalities, continue to La California, a colorful paladar (small privately owned restaurant) in the heart of Old Havana.  Here you will have a change to engage with some local artists and enjoy some lunch. After lunch, visit the National Museum of Fine Arts with a special museum guide and curator for interesting exchanges.  Continue to the Cruise Ship Terminal to board the Panorama. Embarkation will be at 7PM and dinner will be served onboard.

At 8:30 PM, observe the Canon Blast Ceremony which dates back to the colonial period in which the gates to the entrance of Havana would close when the shot was fired from the canon at 8PM.


Day 2 –  Havana
Breakfast will be onboard. Depart for a full day excursion to the province of “Artemisa”.  Drive by bus to the UNESCO –designated Biosphere Reserve region and the intentional/eco-community of “Las Terrazas” in the mountainous area, “Sierra del Rosario”.   Visit local establishments in the village including, El Café de Maria, the local family doctor, nurse, clinic, an elementary school, community museum, local artists homes and studios, as well as the site of an old/colonial 18th century coffee plantation.  Participate in meeting and exchanges with the chef and managers about Cuban cuisine and lunch at El Cafetal Buena Vista. Return to Havana.  In the late afternoon, Exchange with children demonstrating their folk dances and with musicians and performers from the Buena Vista Social Club at the El Guajirito in Old Havana.

Dinner onboard the S/C Panorama.

 
Day 3 –  Havana
After an early onboard breakfast, we will have a people to people exchange in Artecorte in Old Havana and learn about the private sector which is part of the current economic transformation of the island.  Visit Convento Belen, a restored Jesuit convent which was in disrepair until rescued by the city historian who made this splendid old building into an active community center for families, young people, the physically and mentally impaired, and the elderly (there are 18 permanent apartments for senior citizens here).  Here you will also have a chance to meet with some of the seniors who live in this complex.  Visit the Quisicuaba Community to learn about Afro Cuban culture.  This is located in the Los Sitios neighborhood of Havana Centro Cuba. The name of this project, “Quisicuaba,” comes partly from the name of free blacks who originally came from the southern part of Angolan Basin in the 16th century. The goal of the project is to restore the traditional folk culture by taking into consideration the cultural, spiritual, and material needs of the people who live there. Here you can discuss how African religions and traditions influenced the culture of Cuba. Return to the S/C Panorama for lunch and sail to Cabo San Antonio.

Day 4 – 

Cabo San Antonio – Early morning arrival.  Breakfast will be onboard followed by disembarkation via tenders.   You will meet with environmentalists at the CITMA Environmental Research Station as well.  Discussions will include Conservations and the Environment, Flora and Fauna, Forecasting and dealing with tropical storms and hurricanes. Visit “Guanahacabibes” National Park, one of the country’s  largest nature reserves on the westernmost tip of the island.  Meet with the naturalists and locals.  The peninsula was one of the last refuges of aboriginals fleeing from the Spanish conquistadors and also holds some 140 archeological sites linked to the life of aborigines, who were known as Guanahatabeyes

Return to the S/C Panorama for lunch and set sail for Cayo Largo.

 

Day 5 – 

Cayo Largo – Enjoy breakfast and lunch onboard as we head to Cayo Largo arriving around midday.  The island is comprised of limestone, formed over millions of years from the remains of marine organisms, much like the ones that form coral reefs.  Meet with local management about the role of Tourism in the Cuban Economy.  They each work 20 days and then return home to their families for 10 days.  Visit with the scientists who are involved in the Coral Reef Protection. After lunch at the Hotel Cayo Largo,  we will visit a Sea Turtle Breeding Center and Endangered Species Protection program.  Time permitting, enjoy some snorkeling with coral reef experts.   Protected from strong sea currents, the seabed is varied and unspoiled, with an abundance of underwater caves, valleys and steep, gorgonian-encrusted walls or use the time for independent research.

Return to the S/C Panorama for dinner and departure for Casilda, a small fishing town, located on the northwestern shore of Ana Maria’s Gulf, Cuba. It is the loading port of Trinidad city which is 5km inland. Trinidad is considered the best-preserved colonial town on the island of Cuba. The city became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1988.

Return to the S/C Panorama for dinner and departure for Casilda.

Day 6 – 

Trinidad After a relaxed breakfast onboard it’s time to depart on our excursion to Trinidad.  A meticulously well-preserved Spanish colonial city, with its rich architecture, cobblestone streets, palaces and plazas it is sometimes referred to as the “museum city of Cuba.”  This morning we will walk through the town with a representative of the Office of the City Historian interacting with residents along the way.  There will be stops for visits to local artists, young women artists who, through their art are raising the status of women, then continue to home studios, the Museum Romantico or the Architecture Museum.

Enjoy lunch in this most picturesque city at Plaza Major.  In the afternoon, there will be free time to walk around this classic colonial town and for individual exchanges. 

Day 7 – 

Cienfuegos
Enjoy breakfast onboard before disembarking for our visit to Cienfuegos. Located about 250 km from Havana on the Southern tip of Cuba, this city is the only one in Cuba to be founded by French settlers.  It is also known as the Pearl of the South.  In 2005 the historic center was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  “Among buildings of particular interest are the Government Palace (City Hall), San Lorenzo School, the Bishopric, the Ferrer Palace, the former lyceum, and some residential houses. Cienfuegos is the first, and an outstanding example of an architectural ensemble representing the new ideas of modernity, hygiene and order in urban planning as developed in Latin America from the 19th century.” Before lunch participate in a walking tour of the city center with a specialist then visit the Graphic Arts Workshop where there will be discussions and interchanges with local artists. Lunch will be at Los Laureles Restaurant located at the Hotel Jagua.  We’ll engage with the musicians, young and old and enjoy a presentation and exchange with the Chorus of Cienfuegos followed by dance classes at the Hotel Jagua.

Day 8 – Cienfuegos/Miami
After breakfast onboard, depart via bus to the airport for the return flight to Miami.

Reverse Direction – Cienfuegos to Havana

Day 1 – Miami/Cienfuegos
Arrive in Cienfuegos via Miami. Located about 250 km from Havana on the Southern tip of Cuba, this city is the only one in Cuba to be founded by French settlers.  It is also known as the Pearl of the South.  In 2005 the historic center was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  “Among buildings of particular interest are the Government Palace (City Hall), San Lorenzo School, the Bishopric, the Ferrer Palace, the former lyceum, and some residential houses. Cienfuegos is the first, and an outstanding example of an architectural ensemble representing the new ideas of modernity, hygiene and order in urban planning as developed in Latin America from the 19th century.”`  Before lunch participate in a walking tour of the city center with a specialist then visit the Graphic Arts Workshop where there will be discussions and interchanges with local artists. Return to the S/C Panorama for lunch Lunch will be at Los Laureles Restaurant located at the Hotel Jagua.  We’ll engage with the musicians, young and old and  enjoy a presentation and exchange with the Chorus of Cienfuegos followed by dance classes at the Hotel Jagua. 

Dinner onboard the S/C Panorama

 

Day 2 –

Trinidad After a relaxed breakfast onboard it’s time to depart on our excursion to Trinidad.  A meticulously well-preserved Spanish colonial city, with its rich architecture, cobblestone streets, palaces and plazas it is sometimes referred to as the “museum city of Cuba.”  This morning we will walk through the town with a representative of the Office of the City Historian interacting with residents along the way.  There will be stops for visits to local artists, young women artists who, through their art are raising the status of women, then continue to home studios, the Museum Romantico or the Architecture Museum. Enjoy lunch in this most picturesque city at Plaza Major In the afternoon, there will be free time to walk around this classic colonial town and for individual exchanges.  Dinner and overnight onboard the S/C Panorama

Set sail for Cayo Largo.

Day 3 –

Cayo Largo Enjoy breakfast and lunch onboard as we head to Cayo Largo arriving around midday.  The island is comprised of limestone, formed over millions of years from the remains of marine organisms, much like the ones that form coral reefs.  Meet with local management about the role of Tourism in the Cuban Economy.  They each work 20 days and then return home to their families for 10 days.  Visit with the scientists who are involved in the Coral Reef Protection. After lunch at the Hotel Cayo Largo,  we will visit a Sea Turtle Breeding Center and Endangered Species Protection program.  Time permitting, enjoy some snorkeling with coral reef experts.   Protected from strong sea currents, the seabed is varied and unspoiled, with an abundance of underwater caves, valleys and steep, gorgonian-encrusted walls or use the time for independent research.

Return to the S/C Panorama for dinner and departure for Cabo de San Antonio.

Day 4 – 

Cabo San Antonio
Early morning arrival.  Breakfast will be onboard followed by disembarkation via tenders.   You will meet with environmentalists at the CITMA Environmental Research Station as well.  Discussions will include Conservations and the Environment, Flora and Fauna, Forecasting and dealing with tropical storms and hurricanes. Visit “Guanahacabibes” National Park, one of the country’s  largest nature reserves on the westernmost tip of the island.  Meet with the naturalists and locals.  The peninsula was one of the last refuges of aboriginals fleeing from the Spanish conquistadors and also holds some 140 archeological sites linked to the life of aborigines, who were known as Guanahatabeyes

Return to the S/C Panorama for lunch and set sail for Havana

Day 5 –

Havana
Arrival at the Cruceros Marine Terminal in Havana. Continue to La California, a colorful paladar (small privately owned restaurant) in the heart of Old Havana.  Here you will have a change to engage with some local artists and enjoy some lunch. After lunch, visit the National Museum of Fine Arts with a special museum guide and curator for interesting exchanges.  Continue to the Cruise Ship Terminal to board the Panorama. Embarkation will be at 7PM and dinner will be served onboard. At 8:30 PM, observe the Canon Blast Ceremony which dates back to the colonial period in which the gates to the entrance of Havana would close when the shot was fired from the canon at 8PM.
Day 6 – Havana
Breakfast will be onboard. Depart for a full day excursion to the province of “Artemisa”.  Drive by bus to the UNESCO –designated Biosphere Reserve region and the intentional/eco-community of “Las Terrazas” in the mountainous area, “Sierra del Rosario”.   Visit local establishments in the village including, El Café de Maria, the local family doctor, nurse, clinic, an elementary school, community museum, local artists homes and studios, as well as the site of an old/colonial 18th century coffee plantation.  Participate in meeting and exchanges with the chef and managers about Cuban cuisine and lunch at El Cafetal Buena Vista.
Return to Havana.  In the late afternoon, Exchange with children demonstrating their folk dances and with musicians and performers from the Buena Vista Social Club at the El Guajirito in Old Havana.

Day 7 – Havana – After an early onboard breakfast, we will have a people to people exchange in Artecorte in Old Havana and learn about the private sector which is part of the current economic transformation of the island. Take part in a presentation and exchange with an architect from the Office of the City Historian. Next, visit the Quisicuaba Community to learn about Afro Cuban culture.  This is located in the Los Sitios neighborhood of Havana Centro Cuba. The name of this project, “Quisicuaba,” comes partly from the name of free blacks who originally came from the southern part of Angolan Basin in the 16th century. The goal of the project is to restore the traditional folk culture by taking into consideration the cultural, spiritual, and material needs of the people who live there. Here you can discuss how African religions and traditions influenced the culture of Cuba.

Day 8 – Havana/Miami
After breakfast onboard, disembark the S/C Panorama for the transfer to the airport and the short return flight to Miami. 

April 2017 – March 2018 Departures

Embarkation Date

Disembarkation

# of Nights

Starts

Ends

Ship

1-Apr-2017

8-Apr-2017

7

Havana 

Cienfuegos

Panorama

8-Apr-2017

15-Apr-2017

7

Havana 

Cienfuegos

Panorama

22-Apr-2017

29-Apr-2017

7

Havana 

Cienfuegos

Panorama

20-Oct-2017

27-Oct-2017

7

Havana 

Cienfuegos

Callisto

27-Oct-2017

3-Nov-2017

7

Cienfuegos

Havana

Callisto

3-Nov-2017

10-Nov-2017

7

Havana 

Cienfuegos

Callisto

10-Nov-2017

17-Nov-2017

7

Cienfuegos

Havana

Callisto

17-Nov-2017

24-Nov-2017

7

Havana 

Cienfuegos

Callisto

24-Nov-2017

1-Dec-2017

7

Cienfuegos

Havana

Callisto

1-Dec-2017

8-Dec-2017

7

Havana 

Cienfuegos

Callisto

1-Dec-2017

8-Dec-2017

7

Cienfuegos

Havana

Voyager

8-Dec-2017

15-Dec-2017

7

Havana 

Cienfuegos

Voyager

8-Dec-2017

15-Dec-2017

7

Cienfuegos

Havana

Callisto

15-Dec-2017

23-Dec-2017

7

Havana 

Cienfuegos

Callisto

15-Dec-2017

23-Dec-2017

7

Cienfuegos

Havana

Voyager

22-Dec-2017

29-Dec-2017

7

Havana 

Cienfuegos

Voyager

29-Dec-2017

5-Jan-2018

7

Cienfuegos

Havana

Voyager

5-Jan-2018

12-Jan-2018

7

Havana

Cienfuegos

Voyager

12-Jan-2018

19-Jan-2018

7

Cienfuegos

Havana

Voyager

12-Jan-2018

19-Jan-2018

7

Havana 

Cienfuegos

Panorama

19-Jan-2018

26-Jan-2018

7

Havana

Cienfuegos

Voyager

19-Jan-2018

26-Jan-2018

7

Cienfuegos

Havana

Panorama

26-Jan-2018

2-Feb-2018

7

Havana 

Cienfuegos

Panorama

26-Jan-2018

2-Feb-2018

7

Cienfuegos

Havana

Voyager

2-Feb-2018

9-Feb-2018

7

Havana

Cienfuegos

Voyager

2-Feb-2018

9-Feb-2018

7

Cienfuegos

Havana

Panorama

9-Feb-2018

16-Feb-2018

7

Havana 

Cienfuegos

Panorama

9-Feb-2018

16-Feb-2018

7

Cienfuegos

Havana

Voyager

16-Feb -2018

23-Feb -2018

7

Havana

Cienfuegos

Voyager

16-Feb-2018

23-Feb-2018

7

Cienfuegos

Havana

Panorama

23-Feb-2018

2-Mar-2018

7

Havana 

Cienfuegos

Panorama

23-Feb-2018

2-Mar-2018

7

Cienfuegos

Havana

Voyager

2-Mar-2018

9-Mar-2018

7

Havana

Cienfuegos

Voyager

2-Mar-2018

9-Mar-2018

7

Cienfuegos

Havana

Panorama

9-Mar-2018

16-Mar-2018

7

Havana 

Cienfuegos

Panorama

9-Mar-2018

16-Mar-2018

7

Cienfuegos

Havana

Voyager

16-Mar-2018

23-Mar-2018

7

Havana

Cienguegos

Voyager

16-Mar-2018

23-Mar-2018

7

Cienguegos

Havana

Panorama

23-Mar-2018

30-Mar-2018

7

Havana 

Cienfuegos

Panorama

23-Mar-2018

30-Mar-2018

7

Cienfuegos

Havana

Voyager

30-Mar-2018

6-Apr-2018

7

Cienfuegos

Havana

Panorama


2018 REGULAR SEASON PRICING (USD/PER PERSON SHARING CABIN)

CALLISTO

PANORAMA

VOYAGER

Category C – Lower deck cabin with port holes

$4,345

$4,669

$5,242

Category B – Lower deck cabin with port holes (Lower Deck & Main Deck on Voyager)

$4,577

$5,234

$5,919

Category A – Main deck cabin with fixed windows

$5,254

$6,143

$6,373

Category P – Main deck cabin with fixed windows (Upper Deck on Voyager)

$5,607

n/a

$7,571

Suite – Upper deck Suite with fixed window

n/a

n/a

$9,070

Category C – Single Passenger Rate

$5,785

$6,275

$7,502

Category B – Single Passenger Rate

$6,128

$7,188

$8,579

Category A – Single Passenger Rate

$8,081

$9,367

$9,300

Category P – Single Passenger Rate

$6,684

$11,204

Suite – Single Passenger Rate

n/a

n/a

$13,597

 
PORT TAXES 

$430

$430

$490

CUBAN VISA 

$75

$75

$75

ROUND TRIP AIR FROM MIAMI 

$499

$499

$499

Prices include 7-night cruise from Havana to Cienfuegos or reverse, excursions, all meals on board, coffee, tea and water.

Prices do not include port charges, Cuban visa, roundtrip airfare from Miami, drinks not mentioned above, insurance, nor gratuities.

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