March 5 – 12, 2017
For the true traveler, the world isn’t just something to be seen. It’s something to be touched. Experienced. Shared. And as you join the first wave of U.S. travelers to Cuba by sea for more than half a century, you’ll feel the excitement in the air from the moment you step on board your ship. Cuban movies, Cuban music, Cuban cuisine – they’ll all be part of your outbound voyage, as you learn more about the remarkable people you’re about to meet.
Cuba’s colorful capital is probably best known for the Spanish-influenced architecture of Old Havana. But its historic castles, fortresses, cathedrals, mansions and public buildings vie for attention with the city’s lively music and entertainment scene, an eclectic and sophisticated mix of museums, art galleries, music, dance, and open-air festivals that take full advantage of the island’s sunny Caribbean climate.
The coastal city of Cienfuegos, the center of Cuba’s sugar, tobacco, and coffee trades, is known to Cubans as the Pearl of the South. Near the entrance to the city’s spectacular natural bay stands the great stone fortress of Castillo de Jagua, built in 1745 to protect the city against pirate attacks.
Santiago de Cuba
The distinctly Caribbean spirit of Santiago de Cuba is evident in every aspect of the city’s cultural life. Cuba’s second largest city is home to the popular festivals of Carnaval and the Fiesta del Fuego, as well as to many of the country’s most famed musicians and artists and some of its most visited historic sites.
Adventure or Relaxation at Sea
By land-area measurements, Cuba is the largest country in the Caribbean. Traveling by ship means you to only have to unpack once. While we transit hundreds of miles between ports you get your choice of how to spend your time, rather than transiting by plane or bus. Learn how to salsa, and maybe even tango. Practice some elementary Spanish or take a workshop on how to make great travel photos. Learn the art of making an authentic Cuban cocktail such as a Mojito, Cuba Libre or Daiquiri. You make your own adventure at sea.
Your time on the island is intended to be a genuine cultural exchange experience – part learning, part pure enjoyment – as you get to know the Cuban people face to face. This calendar of a typical week’s itinerary, as well as sample days on board and onshore, will give you some idea of the possibilities. But only your journey itself can help you realize them.
Sample Day at Sea
Start your morning, your way
Yoga. Morning meditation. A workout in the gym. An early cup of coffee by the pool. Or a little extra time to sleep in, if that’s what suits your mood. Then take your choice of a full breakfast or a lighter option that includes fresh fruit, granola, and healthy juices.
A little learning
Join your fellow Fathom travelers for an interactive session in basic Spanish or a class in photography. Or attend one of the week’s core workshops designed to give you a deeper insight into the history and cultural norms of Cuba and help you step more comfortably into a different culture.
Lunch on the Conservatory’s outdoor deck
Recharge and prepare for the rest of your day, with a balanced menu that focuses on nourishing and sustainable foods.
Take a little “me” time
Unwind with a massage at the spa. Or take your pick of a whole menu of spa and salon services to keep you feeling, and looking, your best. (Fees will vary by service.)
Relax, your way
Grab a mojito and a chair by the pool. Join friends in the card room. Escape to the library with a good book. This afternoon is all yours. So feel free to make it exactly what you want it to be.
A taste of Cuba, right on board
Discover the “Cuban Marriage” – a time-honored ceremony that begins with a taste of Cuban rum to cleanse the palate and prepare for a taste of the fabled Cuban cigar. Or take a Cuban dance lesson. Or, for that matter, do both.
Not just a taste of Cuba: a taste of whatever you want, from a varied menu with a diverse offering of cuisine, including local and regional specialties.
Cuba on film
Enjoy a movie, with a Cuban setting. Just to remind yourself that the real thing is waiting for you again tomorrow morning.
Sample Day on Shore
Gather and depart from the Adonia
A monumental morning
Visit the Plaza de la Revolucion, Havana’s largest square and Cuba’s current administrative center. Afterward, join a local guide to tour the highlights of Latin America’s most important cemetery, the massive baroque-style Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón.
11 am – 4 pm
A taste of Cuban arts, agriculture, and lunch
Visit a local community arts project, the home of a local artist, or the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and see why art is considered such an integral and vital part of Cuban culture. After lunch at a local paladar restaurant, visit a nearby organic farm and learn more about the art of sustainable agriculture, Cuban style.
Discover Ernest Hemingway’s Cuba
Visit Finca Vigia, Hemingway’s former home in Havana. Then join an excursion to the small fishing village of Cojimar, one of Hemingway’s favorite haunts and the setting for The Old Man and the Sea.
An evening to unwind
As your ship gets under way again, join some new-found friends for drinks and dinner. Then the evening is yours. Relax in your favorite bar as you reminisce about your day. Take in a Cuban-themed movie. Or head for the Curzon Lounge and dance the night away. Monday night in Havana there are optional shore excursions to the Tropicana Cabaret, ride in classic cars or visit Cabana Castell.
- The modern 704-passenger Adonia, your home for the seven days of your journey, is a small adventure in itself. In addition to being small enough to let you get genuinely acquainted with your fellow travelers, who share your hunger for a different kind of travel experience, your voyage will also nourish your body with thoughtfully prepared meals that include a variety of choices, including vegetarian options. There’s a pool, a gym, a games deck, even a full-sized library. And, of course, there’s the infinite mystery of the wide, wide sea around you. So your spirit gets a bit of extra nourishment too.
Don’t just look out at the view; step into it, on your own private balcony.
Air-conditioned balcony cabins have two lower beds that can be converted to a queen-size bed. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors lead to a balcony with recliner chairs and table.
Bathrooms have a shower, sink and toilet. Every cabin has a sofa or chair, table, writing desk, TV, radio, telephone, refrigerator, tea/coffee-making facilities, a hair dryer, and a safe.
These roomy cabins are the perfect balance between comfort and economy.
Air-conditioned outside cabins have two lower beds that can be converted to a queen-size bed. Bathrooms have a shower, sink and toilet. There are also a writing desk, TV, radio, telephone, safe, tea/coffee-making facilities, hair dryer, and ample wardrobe and drawer space. All outside cabins have either a window or a porthole.
Economize in style, with a cozy and beautifully designed space to rest your head.
Air-conditioned, mirrored inside cabins have two lower beds that can be converted to a queen-size bed. Bathrooms have a shower, sink and toilet. There are also a writing desk, TV, radio, telephone, safe, tea/coffee-making facilities, hair dryer, and ample wardrobe and drawer space.
What’s included in your cruise fare to Cuba? Just about everything.
- 3 1/2 days of shore excursions, including stops in Havana, Santiago de Cuba and Cienfuegos.
- Shipboard travel between ports, so you can spend your travel time relaxing by the pool, not sitting on a bus.
- Three meals a day, including all lunches onshore.
- 7 nights in a comfortable cabin aboard the MV Adonia, so you only have to unpack once.
The itinerary was designed for ease of travel; between cities you will enjoy immersive and relaxing on-board activities like dancing lessons, an authentic Cuban cocktail class, or simply unwinding by the pool. For your time on the island, we’ve created a thoughtful cultural exchange experience that gives you and your fellow travelers the rare opportunity to learn more about the everyday lives of the Cuban people and their remarkable culture.
Ship departs from Miami with boarding starting at 11:00am.
Cuba: Havana, Cienfuegos & Santiago de Cuba
March 5 – 12, 2017
|Inside Cabin (Cat. I2)||4||$2,699||$4,049||$1350*|
|Outside Cabin (Cat. O2)||4||$3,369||$5,054||$1,685|
|Verandah Cabin (Cat. B1)||7||$4,049||$6,074||$2,025|
|Taxes, fees, Port Charges||$208.00|
|Balance due by December 5, 2016|
**Only inside cabins will accommodate a 4th passenger at the 3rd passenger rate.
All rates are based on double occupancy and availability at time of booking.
90 days prior to departure deposit becomes non-refundable.
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