Circumnavigate Cuba in 2016!

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Last week we took a brief glimpse at travel to Cuba. Today we’re taking a closer look at one of the more exciting itineraries: a culturally rich, circumnavigating cruise led by Alexander & Roberts.

Those that have been following our blog know that we recommend Alexander & Roberts for travelers who want the convenience of an escort but with the intimacy of a small group. A&R, previously known as General Tours, specializes in small group travel of no more than 15 guests at a time. This intimate approach is a fantastic way to explore Cuba, a country that’s just beginning to open up to American visitors.

Join A&R on their roundtrip cruise from Miami to Cuba. The journey will take you into the heart of Old Havana, where you’ll partake in delicious food, handsome colonial architecture, and rich musical heritage. History buffs will also delight in the beautiful colonial houses of Cienfuegos. Outdoorsy types will love the Vinales Valley, where you’ll learn traditional techniques of growing and harvesting tobacco, and the Alejandro de Humboldt National Park with its diverse and thriving ecosystem. And yes! You will also visit the Hotel Ambos Mundos in Havana, where Hemingway famously wrote “For Whom the Bell Tolls.”

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The cruise circumnavigates Cuba with daily stops at major ports. Departs in 2016 on Feb 29, Apr 5, Apr 14, Dec 30 ONLY. Book now to ensure your space in a state of the art cabin. From $4299 per person, double occupancy.

PLUS: Save $500 per person if you pay in full at time of booking by September 4, 2015.

The Quick Lowdown: 

Day 1: Welcome to the ms Saint Laurent

Day 2: Old Havana

Day 3: Excursion to Pinar del Rio and Vinales Valley

Day 4: Guanahacabibes National Park

Day 5: Cienfuegos

Day 6: Trinidad

Day 7: Santiago de Cuba and San Pedro de la Roca

Day 8: Baracoa or Humboldt National Park

Day 9: Holguín

Day 10: Disembark in Miami

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Includes:

  • 9 nights on the 210-guest ms Saint Laurent
  • airport transfers
  • 26 meals: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
  • complimentary open bar with wine, beer, bottled water, tea, coffee and soft drinks
  • shipboard lectures
  • English-fluent Cuban guides
  • personal headsets for all excursions

Prices do not include port charges, visa fees, health insurance or departure tax.

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The ms Saint Laurent. The ms Saint Laurent accommodates 210 guests and 85+ staff. Enjoy a la carte dining at the restaurant to the outdoor Cliff Rock Grill & Bar. Stylish staterooms offer innovative two twins or one queen bed, premium mattresses, pillow menus, comfy seating, dressers, 24 hour room service, bath amenities, robe and slippers, mirror, hairdryer, safe, telephone, an individual thermostat, alarm clock, LCD flat screen. All staterooms feature large picture windows and armoires. For something truly special, category AA rooms offer a minibar and open directly to the expansive promenade.

Optional 2-Day Pre-Tour Excursion in Miami for $549, including transfers, breakfast, private cocktail reception and one night at the 5-star JW Marriott Marquis Miami.

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WIT Agents have booked clients to Cuba for years. Please call us for full details: 503-224-0180 or email info@wittravel.com.

Interested in small cruises but can’t do Cuba? A&R charters small cruises to Vietnam, Cambodia, Burma, the Galapagos, Antarctica, and on the Yangtze.

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