Cuba Cultural Voyage

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Cuba Cultural Voyage

Learn More About This cruise

Cuba Cultural Voyage

Learn More About This cruise

Cuba Cultural Voyage

Learn More About This cruise

Cuba Cultural Voyage

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.

 

 

Day by Day

  • Day 1
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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    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 its architecturally impressive plazas and outstanding series of fortifications, Old Havana displays Cuban Culture at its 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
    Day of Cruising

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    Grab a good book and curl up in one of our spacious lounges, or relax and enjoy the passing landscapes as we make our way to Cienfuegos.

  • Day 5
    Cienfuegos
    Cienfuegos

    Nicknamed “La Perla del Sur” (the Pearl of the South), Cienfuegos is a charming community ideally situated along the southern coast of Cuba. Over the years, this picturesque city grew to become one of Cuba’s chief seaports with exports that include local sugar, tobacco, and coffee. Popular destinations are the Castillo 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 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 view of old world Cuba. Founded in 1514, the town is lined with cobbled streets, neoclassical buildings, and exquisite wrought iron railings. Visitors spend the day exploring art studios, a ceramics workshop and the two of the cities renowned museums.

  • Day 7
    Casilda

    Casilda is a seaport town in the Sancti Spíritus Province. Part of the Ministry of the Fishing Industry’s shrimp zone, Casilda is known for its high-quality seafood which is exported all over the world including Asia, Europe, and North America. The beautiful beaches of Casilda, including the Playa Ancón, make it a popular destination where colorful artisian shops line the waterfront. The Trinidad to Cumanayagua Loop is a circular drive which offers elevated vistas of the Caribbean Sea as well as some of Cuba’s most pristine mountain scenery.  

  • Day 8
    Day of Cruising

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    As we cruise to Santiago, see the remote southern coastline of Cuba stretching out before our ship. Enjoy the sundeck and the views of islands, white sand beaches, and small coastal towns along the way.

     

  • Day 9
    El Cobre, Santiago
    El Cobre, Santiago

    Located in the foothills of a 14th century copper mine you’ll find Sierra Maestra, the country’s single most important pilgrimage site. Here the Cuban faithful come to El Sanctuario de Nuestra Señora de la Caridad del Cobre, a unique triple dome church that was built in 1927. This church has become a shrine for Cuban people who come on pilgrimages to pay their respects to the Virgen de la Caridad (Virgin of Charity). Cloaked in a golden robe, the statue is said to offer protection to the people of Cuba. In 1998 the Pope visited and blessed the shrine, calling the Virgin “La Reina de los Cubanos” (Queen of Cubans), and donated a rosary and crown.

  • Day 10
    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 11
    Day of Cruising

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    As we make our way back to Southern Florida, relax and reminisce about the historic voyage you have just taken.  Discuss your journey with new friends and reflect upon all of the wonderful things you have learned about the Cuban people and their culture.

  • Day 12
    Disembark Ft. Lauderdale

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    Enjoy breakfast aboard the Pearl Mist as we return to port in Ft. Lauderdale. You will arrive in Florida with a new perspective of Cuba and memories that will last a lifetime.  If you were unable to explore the vibrant 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)

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

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 $9,015
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 $9,015
Category R $10,285
Category S (Single) $10,540

December 12 - December 23, 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 4 - January 15, 2018Miami / 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 25 - February 5, 2018Miami / 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 8 - February 19, 2018Miami / 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 22 - March 5, 2018Miami / 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 29, 2018Miami / 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 29 - April 9, 2018Miami / 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 10 - April 21, 2018Miami / 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 22 - May 3, 2018Miami / 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

May 10 - May 21, 2018Miami / 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) $
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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