Best of Cuba (8 Days)

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean International
Miami, FL, United States to Miami, FL, United States
Dates: 16 May 2019 - 23 May 2019

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DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
16 May 2019
Miami, FL, United States
4:00 PM
DAY 2
17 May 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 3
18 May 2019
Labadee, Haiti
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 4
19 May 2019
Santiago De Cuba, Cuba
7:00 AM 4:00 PM
DAY 5
20 May 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 6
21 May 2019
Havana, Cuba
8:00 AM
DAY 7
22 May 2019
Havana, Cuba
5:00 PM
DAY 8
23 May 2019
Miami, FL, United States
7:00 AM
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One Complimentary Spa Treatment*

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One Complimentary Spa Treatment when you book a Junior Suite or above on any 7-night or longer sailing.

Please select one of these rejuvenating spa experiences to enjoy during your cruise.

• Elemis Super Food facial

• Swedish Massage

• Reflexology including massage

Please see the Spa Manager once you board to make your appointment. This virtual voucher should serve as your notification that the ship you are sailing on has received a manifest with your booking details that denote you are eligible for this offer

(This offer is combinable with Complimentary Specialty Dinner for Two Benefit)

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Restrictions may apply, please see Terms & Conditions for details.

Complimentary Specialty Dinner for Two*

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Enjoy a complimentary specialty dinner for two when you book a Balcony stateroom on any 7-night or longer sailing.

(This offer is combinable with One Complimentary Spa Treatment if booking Junior Suite Category or higher.)

You and a guest are invited to enjoy dinner in one of our specialty restaurants onboard. Please see the Maître d’ at the restaurant once you board to make your reservations

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Restrictions may apply, please see Terms & Conditions for details.

What's Included

Included

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About Us

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Dinner Offer is valid on Balcony category staterooms. Dinner and Spa Offer is valid on Junior Suite and above staterooms booked through December 31, 2017 on any 7-night or longer sailing open for sale. The amenities will be added 4 weeks after creation for those bookings that qualify. Option code SRK3 will appear on agent and guest invoice once the specialty dinner for two is applied. Option code SRK7 will appear on agent and guest invoice once the specialty dinner for two plus spa treatment is applied. Not all ships feature specialty dining and restaurants vary by ship. Guests sailing on ships with no specialty dining will receive a bottle of wine in the room on embarkation as a substitution. Offer is valid for dinner only for Chops Grille, Portofino, Giovanni’s Table, Jamie’s Italian, Samba Grill or Solarium Bistro. On Quantum Class ships Offer is valid only for Chops Grille and Jamie’s Italian. Offer excludes the following venues on all ships: 150 Central Park, Johnny Rockets, Izumi, Chef’s Table, Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine, Mystery Dinner Theater, Vini d’Italia and Portofino Wine Series. Special dining events that take place in Specialty restaurants are also excluded from the dining Offer. Voucher provided to present onboard cannot be used toward the purchase of specialty dining packages. Alcoholic beverages and sodas are not included, and are available at an additional cost. Specialty dining gratuities are included. Voucher provided to present onboard has no monetary value. Reservations must be made onboard, and cannot be made in advance online in order to redeem this Offer. Dinner Offer is valid for one dining experience for up to two guests in one stateroom. Dinner Offer may not be broken up into multiple single dining experiences. This Offer does not give guest(s) any priority for reservations, or if there is a wait to be seated in the restaurant. May be used with any promotional programs, sale items, Crown & Anchor Society discounts or any other discount programs. Spa Offer is limited to one spa treatment for one guest per stateroom. It will be at the guest’s discretion as to which guest on the booking redeems the spa Offer. The guest redeeming the treatment will choose one of three treatments: La Thérapie Hydrolift Facial; Swedish Massage; Reflexology including Massage. Dinner and Spa Offers are not redeemable for cash. These Offers are valid for new individual and Group bookings only. Booking eligibility is based on when the booking is created not deposited or date of final payment. Itineraries and prices are subject to change without notice. Government taxes and fees are additional. Offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Certain restrictions may apply. ©2015 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Ships’ registry: The Bahamas. 15047312 • 10/28/15



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Shore Excursions

Havana, Cuba - 22 May 2019

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Havana, Cuba
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Havana By Night: Tropicana Cabaret
It would be a mistake to visit Havana and miss out on seeing the world famous Tropicana Caberet show. This is the rare attraction that lives up to it's reputation. You'll be transferred comfortably in an air conditioned vehicle and soon will arrive to our location, a beautiful forest with huge trees. Royal Palms, Mamoncillos, Mango Trees, Cedar and others provide a backdrop that gives the theater its cool tropical feeling. Cabaret Tropicana was built in 1939 in the Havana neighborhood of Marianao. It is considered the oldest of cabarets and has had a bevy of celebrities such as Nat King Cole, Josephine Baker, Libertad Lamarque, Cheo Feliciano, Rita Montaner, Elena Burke and Bola de Nieve on the Tropicana’s illustrious stage. Performances are conducted under the stars of Havana's night sky. The whole experience is wonderful!

Surprisingly, in 1992, the American Academy of Restaurant Industry bestowed Tropicana with an honorable award as the “Best of the Five Stars Diamond” for being the best cabaret in the Americas, recognized for its quality and appreciated for its rich history of over more than half a century. This is a unique place in the world to enjoy the music and the Cuban and Caribbean folklore in all their color, musicality and rhythm. An art extravaganza to multiply the Cuban happiness of a true tropical night.

Departures:
08:30 PM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- Entrance to the Tropicana is included with one individual size bottle of rum and coke for mixing. Additional drinks will be available for purchase.
- Seating for cabaret in the middle group. You may upgrade to VIP seats by contacting ShoreTrips prior to booking.
- You are traveling under a general license, 31 CFR 515.574 - Support for the Cuban People. Travelers must keep a copy of their voucher for 5 years per OFAC regulations.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Havana, Cuba
Length: 6 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Havana By Night: Parador Dinner And Tropicana Show
This is truly THE Cuban experience - as one part is the unorthodox way of dining in style and the second part is truly a wonderful example of talent and flash that Cuba is capable of delivering. The Cuban food experience has exploded in recent years, driven by the American tourists and the new Cuban government which created the drive for fresh, creative products to be served in smaller, private restaurants. New options pop up constantly but some of the first are the legends and those chefs have learned how to use local produce to deliver very sophisticated tastes.

The parador dining experience is amazing. These lovely settings in homes that have been well-maintained or theme-style dining are so much fun. The food is vastly better than any public venue and so is the service. The variety of locations is endless and where you are taken will be determined by date, day of week, and convenience to the performance. Our choices are the top places in town, such as La Guarida, Mar Adentro, Otramanera and Rio Mar. Dinner will be a leisurely 3-course menu and 2 glasses of wine are included.

After your dining experience you will be transferred to a beautiful forest with huge trees. Royal Palms, Mamoncillos, Mango Trees, Cedar and others provide a backdrop that gives the theater its cool tropical feeling. Cabaret Tropicana was built in 1939 in the Havana neighborhood of Marianao. It is considered the oldest of cabarets and has had a bevy of celebrities such as Nat King Cole, Josephine Baker, Libertad Lamarque, Cheo Feliciano, Rita Montaner, Elena Burke and Bola de Nieve on the Tropicana’s illustrious stage. Performances are conducted under the stars of Havana's night sky. The whole experience is wonderful!

Surprisingly, in 1992, the American Academy of Restaurant Industry bestowed Tropicana with an honorable award as the “Best of the Five Stars Diamond” for being the best cabaret in the Americas, recognized for its quality and appreciated for its rich history of over more than half a century. This is a unique place in the world to enjoy the music and the Cuban and Caribbean folklore in all their color, musicality and rhythm. An art extravaganza to multiply the Cuban happiness of a true tropical night.

Departures:
06:15 PM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- We will ask for food allergies and food limitations upon checkout. Please keep in mind that special diets such as gluten-free are more challenging when products are limited.
- Dinner is 3 courses and includes 2 glasses of wine.
- The choice of which parador will be determined by availability. Please make your booking as soon as possible.
- Seating for cabaret in the middle group. You may upgrade to VIP seats by contacting ShoreTrips prior to booking.
- Your dinner will be about 2 hours long and the show begins at 10:00pm, lasting 2 hours. You will be returned to your starting place at midnight.
- You are traveling under a general license, 31 CFR 515.574 - Support for the Cuban People. Travelers must keep a copy of their voucher for 5 years per OFAC regulations.

Offered by: Access Culinary Trips
Location: Havana, Cuba
Length: 8 Hours
Meals: Lunch
Recommended Ages: 12 and Above
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Adventure • Culture, History & Arts • Food & Wine • Sightseeing
Vintage Cuba Day Tour

Vintage Cuba Day Tour

Be transported back in time on an exclusive, private Havana shore excursion far from the crowds. The classic cars, weathered buildings, and colorful history create an unforgettable Cuba day tour experience, one that will stay with you long after you return home.

Stroll through the cobbled streets of the Old Havana, while the sounds and salsa rhythms of Cuba captivate you and resonate into your soul. Get a rare insider glimpse into the life of Ernest Hemingway in Cuba as you explore Cojimar, the fishing town where he kept his boat, Pilar, and the inspiration for “The Old Man and the Sea.” Not only will you have a delicious lunch at one of our favorite restaurants, but you will also step behind the bar and learn to make mojitos! Next you’ll visit Finca Vigia, which was Hemingway’s Havana home from 1939-1960. End your nostalgic tour of this bygone era with cocktails on the patio of the majestic Hotel Nacional de Cuba, storied to be the playground of Mafia bosses from the 1940’s.

Access Culinary Trips pioneered small group excursions in Havana and is recommended by Fodor’s as one of the top Cuba tour operators. Now, for the first time, our carefully curated experiences are available to guests looking for day tours and shore excursions.

On this authentic vintage tour of Havana, you will connect with local Cubans in a meaningful way as you support Cuba’s burgeoning private sector during a pivotal moment in history. You will also get to view the magnificent architecture of Old Havana, cruise the Malecon, discover a neighborhood of Afro-Cuban street art and meet the artist. And did we mention that you will spend the day touring Havana in a vintage 1957 Chevy?

Note: Finca Vigia is not open on Sundays. If you would like to take this tour on a Sunday, please call 1-800-567-9400 or email us and we will work with you on a replacement activity.

On Your Vintage Cuban Day Tour You Will:

Explore Old Havana on foot, with a stop at a coffee roaster or chocolate cafe

Discover a neighborhood of Afro-Cuban street art and meet the artist

Tour Finca Vigia, Hemingway’s house

Dine at a delicious paladar in Cojimar, including a mojito class

Cruise the famous Malecon and drive by Revolution Square in a 1957 Chevy

End the day with a cocktail on the patio of the Hotel Nacional de Cuba

Have the option to book a dinner and entertainment add-on excursion

Our Havana food tours are legal for Americans and are compatible with all cruise arrivals from the US. We operate under a license granted by the US Treasury Department.

Offered by: Access Culinary Trips
Location: Havana, Cuba
Length: 8 Hours
Meals: Lunch
Recommended Ages: 12 and Above
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Adventure • Culture, History & Arts • Food & Wine • Sightseeing • Wildlife & Nature
Cuba Farm Tour

Join us on a visit to one of our favorite places in Cuba, Finca Marta, on our sustainable Cuba farm tour. Started by a passionate and entrepreneurial agricultural engineer, Finca Marta is the model for sustainable farming in Cuba. Fernando Funes, a Ph.D. turned farmer, decided to put his theories of agricultural sustainability to the test. In a country that has little access to equipment and technology, Fernando works to develop and refine sustainable farming techniques that focus on the inter-connectedness of agriculture and the environment. He shares his new techniques with the local farming community and hopes to extend his knowledge throughout Cuba. Fernando’s goal is to help farmers make a living so that they don’t abandon farming to other pursuits, leaving Cuba dependent on foreign imports of food. After we explore the farm, learning about sustainability, the organic produce (which supplies the top paladares in Havana), and Finca Marta’s honey production, you’re in for a treat. Fernando’s lovely wife, Claudia, will cook you the freshest and most delicious farm-to-table meal you can imagine!

In addition to this authentic Cuban farm tour, you will also take in the highlights of Old Havana, cruise the Malecon, and explore the whimsical, mosaic street art of Fusterlandia. You’ll uncover multiple facets of Cuba in a way that is rarely accomplished in a day tour – all while riding in our sweet 1957 Chevy. Your magical day will end with sunset drinks on the patio of the renowned and historic Hotel Nacional before returning to your ship.

Our exclusive trip to Finca Marta is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to connect with local Cubans in a truly meaningful way as you support this non-profit venture during a pivotal moment in history. If visiting Havana is like going back in time 70 years, visiting the Cuban countryside is another world entirely!

Access Culinary Trips pioneered food tours in Havana and is recommended by Fodor’s as one of the top Cuba tour operators. Now, for the first time, our carefully curated, sustainable Cuba farm tour experience is available to guests looking for private day tours and shore excursions far from the crowds.

Our Cuba farm tours are legal for Americans and are compatible with most cruise arrivals from the US. We operate under a license granted by the US Treasury Department.

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