Casilda

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Isla de la Juventud

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Day of Cruising

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Day of Cruising

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Day of Cruising

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Annapolis, Maryland

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Marea del Portillo

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Parque Baconao, Santiago

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El Cobre, Santiago

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  • Casilda
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    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.  

  • Isla de la Juventud
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    The largest of Cuba’s subsidiary islands, Isla de la Juventud is rich in both beauty and pirate tales.  Called Isla del Tesoro in the 17th century, the tales of pirate treasure buried here was the inspiration for the Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic adventure novel Treasure Island.  One of the Island’s main draws is the Parque Nacional Punta Frances, a national park covering 6,079 acres on the southwest tip of the island. The main beach is called Playa El Frances, where coral reef formations and marine turtles are visible from just offshore and starfish adorn the ocean bottom.  From there, travel along the coastal road to the tiny seaside community of […]

  • 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 of Cruising
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    Enjoy the sights from your private balcony aboard the Pearl Mist, or join us in one of her six lounges for a variety of entertainment, guest speakers, and special events.

  • 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.

  • Annapolis, Maryland
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    This 18th Century port pleasingly preserves its colonial American charm, showcasing its magnificent architecture and is home to the United States Naval Academy, a National Historic Landmark. With city streets boasting thousands of historic buildings in several different architectural styles, Annapolis is often called a “museum without walls.”

  • 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.

  • Marea del Portillo
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    Considered one of the most scenic drives in Cuba, this unique stretch of roadway hugs the southern coastline and beautiful mountains along the Caribbean sea. Here you’ll find tiny fishing communities,  local beaches and a variety of natural wildlife. One of the most intriguing experience happens each spring. This is when the local crabs migrate in masses from the mangroves and dry forest to the sea to spawn. This seasonal sight draws interest from visitors as the millions of crabs can sometimes completely shut down the roads they cross.

  • Parque Baconao, Santiago
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    Parque Baconao is an 80,060-acre park that contains over 6000 species of plant life.  The popular destination offers visitors a variety of activities including, hiking, swimming, and fishing.  Inside the park you’ll find museums that highlight the various battles that have taken place over the years and the Valle de la Prehistoria, which depicts prehistoric life complete with life-sized dinosaurs. In 1987, UNESCO declared Parque Baconao a World Heritage Biosphere Reserve.

  • El Cobre, Santiago
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    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), […]