Cuba Cultural Voyage (10-Night)

Miami / Ft. Lauderdale Round Trip

10 Nights / 11 Days

Overview

Cruise Cuba with Pearl Seas Cruises on a Cuban Cultural Cruise

Experience the captivating history and heritage of Cuba on this 10-night, round trip, Cuban Cultural Voyage with Pearl Seas Cruises. From the historically significant capital city of Havana to the quaint mountainside villages complete with neoclassical style Cuba Cruise Woman with Baskethomes, you’ll engage first hand with the local tradespeople, artists, musicians and historians to share your experiences and get their unique perspective into what makes Cuba so fascinating.
Cuban Cruise SantiagoYour journey will include stops at intriguing museums, national parks, art studios and architecturally significant homes. Throughout your experience, an onboard Cuban educator will provide rich stories and facts that highlight the proud heritage and history of the Cuban people. You’ll learn the history behind the Cuban traditions and interact with locals willing to share their knowledge.

We are living in a historical moment where the U.S. and Cuba are recasting their relationship. The opening presents intriguing possibilities. Changes in the U.S. Regulations have made it possible to offer these unique people to people experiences in unforgettable destinations. Pearl Seas Cruises is excited to offer this opportunity to delve into Cuba through our cultural exchange voyages. Our people to people exchange will be centered around several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Old Havana and its Fortification System, San Pedro de la Roca Castle, Santiago de Cuba, Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios, Urban Historic Centre of Cienfuegos and Alejandro de Humboldt National Park.

 

* These cultural voyages are subject to final government approvals.

Day by Day

  • Day 1
    Miami / Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Miami / Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    Southern Florida is a vibrant region with a medley of cultures.  Take in  colorful art deco architecture and its historic neighborhood communities. You’ll be astounded by everything there is to do, from discovering Coconut Grove’s lush vegetation to visiting local cafes and cigar shops.  Once you’ve experienced South Florida’s beauty and energy, you’ll discover why the region is known as the cruise capital of the world.

  • Day 2
    Havana
    Havana

    The colorful capital of Cuba, Havana is a mesmerizing city with beautiful colonial edifices and a dramatic coastline. The core of the city is the UNESCO World Heritage site of Old Havana.  Known for it’s architecturally impressive plazas and outstanding series of fortifications, Old Havana displays Cuban Culture at it’s finest.  Old Havana’s five plazas are home to churches, palaces, castles, monuments and markets that come together to create one of the most impressive historical city centers in the Caribbean basin. The complex defenses that once held off pirates are some of the oldest and largest colonial fortifications in the Americas, such as Castillo de la Real Fuerza which began construction in 1558.

  • Day 3
    Havana (Day 2)
    Havana (Day 2)

    The capital city of Havana is far too interesting to see it all in just one day!  We’ll spend our second day continuing to explore everything that makes Havana one of the greatest capitals in the Caribbean Basin. Catedral de San Cristóbal is one of the most beautiful churches in Havana.  Plaza de Armas is where military drills once took place in the 16th century.  Gran Teatro de la Havana, the Great Theater of Havana is famous for particularly for the acclaimed National Ballet of Cuba.

  • Day 4
    Maria La Gorda
    Maria La Gorda

    Located on the western end of the island, the isolated enclave of Maria La Gorda is one of the most diverse biological regions in the world. The park is home to a variety of different natural habitats, including coral reefs, beaches, mangroves, scrublands, and evergreen forests with more than 170 species of birds and dozens of reptile and mammal species. Guanahacabibes is also one of Cuba’s most important green turtle nesting beaches, where Cuba’s marine program helps save thousands of hatchlings each year.

  • Day 5
    Cienfuegos
    Cienfuegos

    Nicknamed “La Perla del Sur” (Pearl of the South), Cienfuegos is a charming community ideally situated along the southern coast of Cuba. Originally settled by French immigrants in 1819, Cienfuegos is Spanish meaning “one hundred fires”. Over the years, this picturesque city grew to become one of Cuba’s chief seaports used for trade. Exports included local sugar, tobacco, and coffee. Popular destinations include Casitillo de Jaqua, a solid limestone fortress built by King Philip V of Spain to protect the area from Caribbean pirates in 1742, and Jardín Botánico de Cienfuegos (Cienfuegos Province Botanical Garden), which is home to an extensive collection of tropical plants and exotic garden botanicals.

  • Day 6
    Trinidad
    Trinidad

    Located in South Central Cuba, between the mountains of the Escambray Range and the Caribbean Sea, the town of Trinidad is a well-preserved representation of classic Cuba. Founded in 1514, the town is lined with cobbled streets, neoclassical buildings, and exquisite wrought iron railings. Here visitors can discover the Museum of Colonial Architecture, which features a large collection of architectural decorations and offers a guided tour of the historic streets of Trinidad. In addition, guests can visit Museo Romantico (Romantic Museum), which overlooks the main square and features a brilliant exhibition of romantic style porcelain, glass, and paintings.

  • Day 7
    Santiago de Cuba
    Santiago de Cuba

    The second largest city in Cuba after Havana, Santiago de Cuba is a gleaming cultural capital lying on the Santiago de Cuba Bay with the towering Sierra Maestra Mountains providing the perfect backdrop. The city’s close proximity to Jamaica and other Caribbean isles has created an extremely diverse metropolis unlike any other Cuban city. The mix of Cuban and Caribbean culture blends delightfully and can be seen throughout its art and architecture, heard in its music, and tasted in its cuisine.

    The San Pedro de la Roca del Morro Castle located in Santiago de Cuba is one of Cuba’s several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and has guarded the entrance to the Santiago de Cuba Bay since 1638.

  • Day 8
    Parque de Nacional Alejandro de Humboldt
    Parque  de Nacional Alejandro de Humboldt

    Named after the German scientist Alexander von Humboldt who visited the island in 1800, this national park covers a range of ecosystems unparalleled in the  Caribbean. Alejandro de Humboldt National Park is considered to be Cuba’s most important protected area due to its extraordinary biodiversity values. The varied, complex geology and topography, along with little human interaction has allowed the AHNP to thrive, resulting in the evolution of many species of flora and fauna that are endemic to Cuba.

    Named a UNESCO World Heritage Natural site in 2001, AHNP is among the most important sites in the Western Hemisphere for its endemic flora and one of the most biologically diverse tropical island sites on Earth.

  • Day 9
    Holguin
    Holguin

    The coastline of Holguin was described as “the most beautiful land human eyes have ever seen” by Christopher Columbus upon his first glimpse of the coast in 1492. The provincial capital, Holguin City is a historical gem known for its abundance of beautiful parks and town squares. In fact, Holguin has so many historical plazas it has come to be called “the city of parks.” Take a tour of the city and admire the elegant plazas, scattered colonial buildings, and historical museums with a knowledgeable tour guide.

  • Day 10
    Return to Miami / Ft. Lauderdale
    Return to Miami / Ft. Lauderdale

    Your Cuba Cultural Voyage will return to Miami / Ft. Lauderdale for the end of your journey.  Discuss your journey with new friends and reflect upon all of the wonderful things you have learned about the Cuban people and their culture as we set sail through the Florida Straight to return to the United States.

  • Day 11
    Disembark Miami / Ft. Lauderdale

    Enjoy breakfast aboard the Pearl Mist as we return to port in Miami / Ft. Lauderdale. You will arrive in Florida with a new perspective of Cuba and memories of several UNESCO World Heritage Sites that will last a lifetime.  If you were unable to explore the vibrant Miami / Ft. Lauderdale region before embarking, or would just like a second day to see it all, your Cruise Director will help you make the most of your day in South Florida before the return trip home.

Ships & Rates

Small Ship Cruising

Small Ship Cruising Developed to PerfectionPearl Mist silo

Small ship cruising is the pursuit of the exceptional. The stunning, new Pearl Mist offers the ultimate cruise experience with just 100 over-sized, luxurious staterooms, all with private balconies. Let our attentive crew cater to your wishes and world-class chefs create culinary delights with a local flavor. Visit the most exciting destinations in the world in perfect comfort with Pearl Seas Cruises.

Points of Distinction

  • Spacious, Luxurious Staterooms – ALL with Private Balconies
  • Magnificent Open-Seating Dining Room with Panoramic View
  • Exceptional Traditional and Regional Cuisine Prepared by Acclaimed Chefs
  • Six Onboard Lounges, Library and Lecture Room
  • Elevator Access to All Decks & Onboard Medical Services
  • Flat Screen Satellite TVs, DVD players, and Wi-Fi throughout the ship
Rates (per passenger)

October 26 - November 5, 2016Miami / Ft. Lauderdale - Miami / Ft. Lauderdale

Category Price
Category G $7,810
Category H $8,300
Category K $8,935
Category L $9,015
Category R $10,285
Category S (Single) $10,540

November 5 - November 15, 2016Miami / Ft. Lauderdale - Miami / Ft. Lauderdale

Category Price
Category G $7,810
Category H $8,300
Category K $8,935
Category L $9,015
Category R $10,285
Category S (Single) $10,540

November 15 - November 25, 2016Miami / Ft. Lauderdale - Miami / Ft. Lauderdale

Category Price
Category G $7,810
Category H $8,300
Category K $8,935
Category L $9,015
Category R $10,285
Category S (Single) $10,540

November 27 - December 7, 2016Miami / Ft. Lauderdale - Miami / Ft. Lauderdale

Category Price
Category G $7,810
Category H $8,300
Category K $8,935
Category L $9,015
Category R $10,285
Category S (Single) $10,540

December 8 - December 18, 2016Miami / Ft. Lauderdale - Miami / Ft. Lauderdale

Category Price
Category G $7,810
Category H $8,300
Category K $8,935
Category L $9,015
Category R $10,285
Category S (Single) $10,540

December 18 - December 28, 2016Miami / Ft. Lauderdale - Miami / Ft. Lauderdale

Category Price
Category G $7,810
Category H $8,300
Category K $8,935
Category L $9,015
Category R $10,285
Category S (Single) $10,540

December 28 - January 7, 2017Miami / Ft. Lauderdale - Miami / Ft. Lauderdale

Category Price
Category G $7,810
Category H $8,300
Category K $8,935
Category L $9,015
Category R $10,285
Category S (Single) $10,540

January 6 - January 16, 2017Miami / Ft. Lauderdale - Miami / Ft. Lauderdale

Category Price
Category G $7,810
Category H $8,300
Category K $8,935
Category L $9,015
Category R $10,285
Category S (Single) $10,540

January 17 - January 27, 2017Miami / Ft. Lauderdale - Miami / Ft. Lauderdale

Category Price
Category G $7,810
Category H $8,300
Category K $8,935
Category L $9,015
Category R $10,285
Category S (Single) $10,540

January 27 - February 6, 2017Miami / Ft. Lauderdale - Miami / Ft. Lauderdale

Category Price
Category G $7,810
Category H $8,300
Category K $8,935
Category L $9,015
Category R $10,285
Category S (Single) $10,540

February 6 - February 16, 2017Miami / Ft. Lauderdale - Miami / Ft. Lauderdale

Category Price
Category G $7,810
Category H $8,300
Category K $8,935
Category L $9,015
Category R $10,285
Category S (Single) $10,540

February 16 - February 26, 2017Miami / Ft. Lauderdale - Miami / Ft. Lauderdale

Category Price
Category G $7,810
Category H $8,300
Category K $8,935
Category L $9,015
Category R $10,285
Category S (Single) $10,540

February 26 - March 8, 2017Miami / Ft. Lauderdale - Miami / Ft. Lauderdale

Category Price
Category G $7,810
Category H $8,300
Category K $8,935
Category L $9,015
Category R $10,285
Category S (Single) $10,540

March 8 - March 18, 2017Miami / Ft. Lauderdale - Miami / Ft. Lauderdale

Category Price
Category G $7,810
Category H $8,300
Category K $8,935
Category L $9,015
Category R $10,285
Category S (Single) $10,540

March 18 - March 28, 2017Miami / Ft. Lauderdale - Miami / Ft. Lauderdale

Category Price
Category G $7,810
Category H $8,300
Category K $8,935
Category L $9,015
Category R $10,285
Category S (Single) $10,540

March 28 - April 7, 2017Miami / Ft. Lauderdale - Miami / Ft. Lauderdale

Category Price
Category G $7,810
Category H $8,300
Category K $8,935
Category L $9,015
Category R $10,285
Category S (Single) $10,540

April 7 - April 17, 2017Miami / Ft. Lauderdale - Miami / Ft. Lauderdale

Category Price
Category G $7,810
Category H $8,300
Category K $8,935
Category L $9,015
Category R $10,285
Category S (Single) $10,540

April 17 - April 27, 2017Miami / Ft. Lauderdale - Miami / Ft. Lauderdale

Category Price
Category G $7,810
Category H $8,300
Category K $8,935
Category L $9,015
Category R $10,285
Category S (Single) $10,540

April 27 - May 7, 2017Miami / Ft. Lauderdale - Miami / Ft. Lauderdale

Category Price
Category G $7,810
Category H $8,300
Category K $8,935
Category L $9,015
Category R $10,285
Category S (Single) $10,540

October 31 - November 10, 2017Miami / Ft. Lauderdale - Miami / Ft. Lauderdale

Category Price
Category G $7,810
Category H $8,300
Category K $8,935
Category L $9,015
Category R $10,285
Category S (Single) $10,540

November 10 - November 20, 2017Miami / Ft. Lauderdale - Miami / Ft. Lauderdale

Category Price
Category G $7,810
Category H $8,300
Category K $8,935
Category L $9,015
Category R $10,285
Category S (Single) $10,540

November 20 - November 30, 2017Miami / Ft. Lauderdale - Miami / Ft. Lauderdale

Category Price
Category G $7,810
Category H $8,300
Category K $8,935
Category L $8,750
Category R $10,285
Category S (Single) $10,540

November 30 - December 10, 2017Miami / Ft. Lauderdale - Miami / Ft. Lauderdale

Category Price
Category G $7,810
Category H $8,300
Category K $8,935
Category L $8,750
Category R $10,285
Category S (Single) $10,540

December 10 - December 20, 2017Miami / Ft. Lauderdale - Miami / Ft. Lauderdale

Category Price
Category G $7,810
Category H $8,300
Category K $8,935
Category L $8,750
Category R $10,285
Category S (Single) $10,540

December 20 - December 30, 2017Miami / Ft. Lauderdale - Miami / Ft. Lauderdale

Category Price
Category G $7,810
Category H $8,300
Category K $8,935
Category L $8,750
Category R $10,285
Category S (Single) $10,540

December 30 - January 9, 2018Miami / Ft. Lauderdale - Miami / Ft. Lauderdale

Category Price
Category G $7,810
Category H $8,300
Category K $8,935
Category L $8,750
Category R $10,285
Category S (Single) $10,540
Deckplans
  • Pearl Mist Deck Plan - Call a Cruise Specialist for detail information about stateroom availability.
Ship Specifications

When building the Pearl Mist, we designed her from the ground up to achieve the perfect combination of comfort, safety, and elegance.  We comfortably carry only 210 passengers in rooms ranging from 300-580 square feet, while boasting 6 lounges and spacious dining room.  For full specifications, see the details below:

Length (ft/m): 335 ft
Beam (ft/m): 56 ft
Draft (ft/m):
 12 ft

Number of Decks: 6
Passenger Capacity: 210
Number of Staterooms: 108

Size Range of Staterooms: 300 to 580 sq. ft

Ship Registry: Republic of the Marshall Islands

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