Destination Area: Caribbean Ocean/Gulf Of Mexico
Length: 12 NIGHTS
Vessel: Sea Cloud


Departs:

Havana, Cuba * on January 29, 2018

Returns:

Montego Bay, Jamaica on February 10, 2018


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SAILING SOUTHEAST ALONG THE SOUTHERN CUBA COASTLINE WITH 5 STOPS IN CUBA AND 3 STOPS IN JAMAICA: 12 Night Voyage From Havana, Cuba to Montego Bay, Jamaica

Sea Cloud is a unique and romantic sailing vessel, with a fascinating history. She is a four-masted barque, spreading some 32,000 square feet ...

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  • A stroll through old Havana brings you right to the heart of life in Havana
  • Walk around Cienfuegos to view an array of Restored French colonial architecture
  • If you go for a walk in Santiago de Cuba sooner or later you will find an authentic Salsa bar with music and dancing
  • Go swimming in Montego Bay with fine white sand and turquoise waters
  • Take a gander of some magnificent mansions formerly owned by wealthy plantation owners.

You will sail southeast, skirting the southern coast of Cuba with 5 port visits in Cuba and one in Jamaica.

Havana is a mix of colonial era architecture with beautiful balconies, wrought iron railings and idyllic inner courtyards. Cienfuegos, known as the "Pear of the South" is full of restored French colonists architecture and was once the center of sugar cane cultivation. Port Antonio was once the world's banana capital and still has banana plantations, a pretty little town and delightful beaches.

Havana, Cuba (overnight)
Havana is the center of the Cuban government, and various ministries and headquarters of businesses are based there.

The current Havana area and its natural bay were first visited by Europeans during Sebastián de Ocampo's circumnavigation of the island in 1509. Shortly thereafter, in 1510, the first Spanish colonists arrived from Hispaniola and began the conquest of Cuba.

Shortly after the founding of Cuba's first cities, the island served as little more than a base for the Conquista of other lands.

Havana was originally a trading port, and suffered regular attacks by buccaneers, pirates, and French corsairs.

Under American influence, the city saw a new era of development. Numerous residencies, luxury hotels, casinos and nightclubs were constructed since the 1930s to serve Havana's burgeoning tourist industry, strongly reviling Miami.

There was a severe economic downturn after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and with it the end of the billions of dollars in subsidies the Soviet Union gave the Cuban government.

Neo-classical, Baroque, and colonial archiecture can be found throughout the island. The influence from different styles and cultures can be seen in Havana's colonial architecture, with a diverse range of Moorish, Spanish, Italian, Greek and Roman.

There are diverse museums, clubs and beaches for tourists to enjoy.


Havana, Cuba (overnight)
Havana is the center of the Cuban government, and various ministries and headquarters of businesses are based there.

The current Havana area and its natural bay were first visited by Europeans during Sebastián de Ocampo's circumnavigation of the island in 1509. Shortly thereafter, in 1510, the first Spanish colonists arrived from Hispaniola and began the conquest of Cuba.

Shortly after the founding of Cuba's first cities, the island served as little more than a base for the Conquista of other lands.

Havana was originally a trading port, and suffered regular attacks by buccaneers, pirates, and French corsairs.

Under American influence, the city saw a new era of development. Numerous residencies, luxury hotels, casinos and nightclubs were constructed since the 1930s to serve Havana's burgeoning tourist industry, strongly reviling Miami.

There was a severe economic downturn after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and with it the end of the billions of dollars in subsidies the Soviet Union gave the Cuban government.

Neo-classical, Baroque, and colonial archiecture can be found throughout the island. The influence from different styles and cultures can be seen in Havana's colonial architecture, with a diverse range of Moorish, Spanish, Italian, Greek and Roman.

There are diverse museums, clubs and beaches for tourists to enjoy.


Havana, Cuba *
Havana is the center of the Cuban government, and various ministries and headquarters of businesses are based there.

The current Havana area and its natural bay were first visited by Europeans during Sebastián de Ocampo's circumnavigation of the island in 1509. Shortly thereafter, in 1510, the first Spanish colonists arrived from Hispaniola and began the conquest of Cuba.

Shortly after the founding of Cuba's first cities, the island served as little more than a base for the Conquista of other lands.

Havana was originally a trading port, and suffered regular attacks by buccaneers, pirates, and French corsairs.

Under American influence, the city saw a new era of development. Numerous residencies, luxury hotels, casinos and nightclubs were constructed since the 1930s to serve Havana's burgeoning tourist industry, strongly reviling Miami.

There was a severe economic downturn after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and with it the end of the billions of dollars in subsidies the Soviet Union gave the Cuban government.

Neo-classical, Baroque, and colonial archiecture can be found throughout the island. The influence from different styles and cultures can be seen in Havana's colonial architecture, with a diverse range of Moorish, Spanish, Italian, Greek and Roman.

There are diverse museums, clubs and beaches for tourists to enjoy.


At Sea


Isla de la Juventud, Cuba
Little is known of the pre-Columbian history of the Juventudisland, though a cave complex near the Punta del Este beach preserves 235 ancient drawings made by the native population.

Pirate activity in and around the area left its trace in English literature. Both Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson and Peter Pan by James Matthew Barrie are rooted in part on accounts of the island and its native and pirate inhabitants, as well as long dugout canoes and the great American crocodile on the island.

Much of the island is covered in pine forests, which is the source of the island's large lumber industry. The northern region of the island has low ridges from which marble is quarried, while the southern region is an elevated plain. Agriculture and fishing are the island's main industries, with citrus fruit and vegetables being grown. A black sand beach was formed by volcanic activity.


Cayo Largo, Cuba
Breakfast on board as we head to Cayo Largo, an island comprised of limestone, formed over millions of years from the remains of marine organisms.Visit with the scientists involved in the Coral Reef Protection.

After lunch on board, you will visit a Sea Turtle Breeding Center and Endangered Species Protection program. Time permitting, enjoy some snorkeling with coral reef & conservation experts.

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


Cienfuegos, Cuba *
Cienfuegos is a city on the southern coast of Cuba. Near the entrance to Bahia de Cienfuegos is Castillo de Jagua, a fortress erected in the 1745 for protection against Caribbean pirates.

Cienfuegos, one of the chief seaports of Cuba, is a center of the sugar trade, as well as coffee and tobacco. While sugarcane is the chief crop, local farmers grow coffee.

There is no other place in the Caribbean which contains such a remarkable cluster of Neoclassical structures.

Attractions include parks, plazas, museums and castles used to guard against pirates. There is a dolphin and sea lion lagoon and a botanical garden.


Playa Ancon, Cuba
Playa Ancon, a strip of white sandy beach on Sancti Spiritus Caribbean coastline is usually touted as the finest arc of sand on Cuba's south coast.

At Sea


Santiago de Cuba
Historically Santiago de Cuba has long been the second most important city on the island after Havana, and still remains the second largest.

Santiago was also the home of the revolutionary hero, Frank Pais. On July 26, 1953, the Cuban Revolution began with an ill-prepared armed attack on the Moncada Barracks by small contingent of rebels led by Fidel Castro. Shortly after this disastrous incident, País began talking with students and young working people informally, drawing around him what became an extremely effective urban revolutionary alliance. This developed into highly organized cells coordinating a large scale urban resistance that became instrumental in the success of the Cuban Revolution.

The local citadel of San Pedro de la Roca is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as "the most complete, best-preserved example of Spanish-American military architecture, based on Italian and Renaissance design principles".


Port Antonio, Jamaica
Port Antonio is the capital of the town of Portland on the northeastern coast of Jamaica, about 60 miles from Kingston. The population is approximately 13,500.

Port Antonio is quiet and beautiful and very charming. However, if you have an eye for arts and crafts, and all the jewels Jamaica has to offer, you should spend time here. Visit the beautiful Blue Lagoon and the secluded Frenchman's Cove Beach, for example.


Port Antonio, Jamaica
Port Antonio is the capital of the town of Portland on the northeastern coast of Jamaica, about 60 miles from Kingston. The population is approximately 13,500.

Port Antonio is quiet and beautiful and very charming. However, if you have an eye for arts and crafts, and all the jewels Jamaica has to offer, you should spend time here. Visit the beautiful Blue Lagoon and the secluded Frenchman's Cove Beach, for example.


Montego Bay, Jamaica
One of Jamaica's most fun-filled towns for travelers, beach goers and watersports the Montego Bay area is host to shops, restaurants and night clubs. Nature lovers take lazy raft rides down the Martha Brae River. There's even the possibility of a supernatural experience at 18th century Rose Hall, haunted by Annie Palmer, the famous "White Witch of Jamaica."

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