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Cuba in Depth

Discover Cuba in Depth on this 13 day luxury cruise from Nassau to Havana. Uncover hidden gems away from the crowds and step back in time to the 1950's.

13 Day
From (AUD)
$ 14,695
  • 2019 Nassau > Havana

    The little island that time forgot

    Colourful, disarming and quite unexpected, you’ll thrill at Cuba’s heady combination of music, cigars, salsa and natural beauty. This magical itinerary will have you exploring a fascinating country on the cusp of a new world as you uncover hidden gems away from the crowds.

    Spend time exploring the pristine Bahamas and the intriguing Port of Antonio in Jamaica. Discover Cuba, a fascinating haven of many layers, relatively untouched by modern influences and rich with history. Relish exploring places set in time from Santiago de Cuba to Trinidad de Cuba and Cienfuegos. Discover pristine national parks and be charmed by Havana during your overnight stay.

    Tour Code:

    101C

    Duration:

    13 Days

    Departure City:

    Nassau

    Return City:

    Havana

  • 13 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Nassau

      Welcome to Nassau where your journey into wonder begins with a warm greeting by the crew as you step on board Scenic Eclipse.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Long Island

      Divided by the Tropic of Cancer the island features two very different coastlines. The east coast has dramatic cliffs and caves formed by the crashing waves of the Atlantic, while the west coast features sandy serene beaches that slip into peaceful turquoise waters.

      Freechoice

      Discover some of the caves of the dramatic east coast or discover the history of the island and visit the Twin Churches in Clarence Town.

      Discovery

      You may choose a Scenic Discovery excursion paddling a kayak or taking a chef-prepared picnic to a sandy beach to snorkel at your leisure.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Inagua Island

      The southernmost islands of the Bahamas chain, the Inagua are home to over 140 species of native and migratory birds including 80,000 West Indian Flamingo.

      Freechoice

      Take a birdwatching tour or discover the history of Salt Mining and visit the modern-day solar salt crystallizing facility.

      Discovery

      You may choose a Scenic Discovery excursion paddling a kayak or taking a chef-prepared beach picnic and snorkel the pristine waters at your leisure.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - At sea

      Enjoy time at leisure this morning and the chance for a last paddle, swim or snorkel before setting sail and cruising south.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Port Antonio

      Port Antonio on the north coast of Jamaica is the perfect location for Scenic Eclipse to visit.

      Freechoice

      Take a walking tour of the historic port or discover the culture, music and dance of Jamaica. You can choose a hiking tour into the national park or take a rafting tour.

      There is ample time at your leisure to explore.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Santiago de Cuba

      The sight of the impressive Castillo del la Roca at the entrance to the bay of Santiago de Cuba signals your arrival to Cuba.

      Freechoice

      Take a walking tour of the colourful city centre then visit Castillo del la Roca.

      Discovery

      Take a Scenic Discovery hiking tour in the Sierra Maestra Grand National Park to the summit of La Gran Piedra.

      With an overnight stay, enjoy time to experience this vibrant city and its music scene.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Santiago de Cuba

      Visit the important religious shrine of El Cobre and learn about Afro-Cuban religion or at Moncada Barracks and Santa Ifigenia Cemetery learn about the history of the revolution. Alternatively, enjoy a rum and cigar pairing with a local expert.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Casilda (Trinidad)

      World Heritage-listed sites abound in and around the small city of Trinidad de Cuba.

      Freechoice

      The elegant historic centre with its well-preserved colonial architecture is showcased on a walking tour or explore the historic Valle de los Ingenios and learn about the important sugar industry.

      Discovery

      The more active may choose a Scenic Discovery bicycle, hiking or kayaking excursion in the bay of Casilda.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Cienfuegos

      Cienfuegos offers a chance to experience authentic Cuban culture, architecture and hospitality. Spend time exploring this gem built around one of Cuba’s most spectacular bays.

      Enrich

      This evening at the historical Teatro Tomás Terry witness a moving gospel choir performance.

      Later, discover the local music scene at your leisure.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Cienfuegos

      Visit a local artist’s studio and witness some entertaining street performers.

      Freechoice

      Take a walking tour of the historic centre or discover Jardín Botánico. Alternatively, visit Playa Girón and the museum for the Bay of Pigs skirmish.

      Discovery

      Take a Scenic Discovery bicycle tour of the city.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Maria la Gorda

      Visit the biosphere reserve of Península de Guanahacabibes and the stunning beaches of Maria La Gorda.

      Freechoice

      Take a walking tour of the national park or take a bird watching tour. Alternatively, explore the nearby pristine Cabo Saint Antonio National Park.

      Discovery

      Take a Scenic Discovery excursion hiking in the national park or a kayak excursion along the coastline.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Havana

      Havana is a fascinating city with a faded façade that is the perfect end to your cruise.

      Freechoice

      Take a walking tour of Old Havana, follow in the footsteps of Hemingway or visit the house of the artist Fuster. Alternatively, learn about the Cuban staples of rum and cigars or take a ride in a 1950’s vintage car on a panoramic tour of the city.

      Discovery

      Take a Scenic Discovery bicycle tour.

      The overnight stay allows time at leisure for you to explore by day and by night.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Havana

      Say farewell to the crew as you disembark taking away memories of a truly unforgettable cruise.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Your all-inclusive cruise features:
    • Only 228 guests on board
    • 100% spacious Verandah Suites
    • Butler service for every guest
    • Up to ten on board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
    • Scenic Epicure culinary program
    • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
    • Discovery Leaders / Cruise Directors to guide and assist
    • Engaging education and entertainment program
    • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
    • Scenic Discovery excursions
    • Explore by night with late departures m
    • All tipping and gratuities both on board and onshore