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The ultimate voyage to Cuba
'Go now, before it's too late'. They have been saying this about Cuba for years. But somehow, the Caribbean's biggest island never seems to shed its charm - and those who know it best rarely believe it ever will.
Of course, more people than ever want to see the faded grandeur of Havana and the island's enchanting coast and countryside - and who can blame them? But Cuba's hotels aren't always able to cope with demand, which is one of the reasons that this trip is so extraordinary. Avoid all the uncertainties of land touring in the most supremely comfortable style possible: on board the world's first Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse.
This incredible ship promises the ultimate in luxury, with sumptuous facilities and magnificent balcony suites featuring private butlers and lavish dining - a blissful retreat after your adventures on land.
And what adventures they promise to be: you'll spend thrilling days exploring Havana and Santiago de Cuba, enjoy authentic music and dance performances, venture to charming far-flung villages, and discover idyllic Caribbean beaches.
"While most Caribbean islands have a settlement or two worth
seeing, Cuba's cities run into double figures - all with their own
unique charm and stories to tell."
Laura Goulden, Sunday Times Travel Magazine Writer
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Reasons to book
- International flights from London
- Taxes and gratuities from London
- 14-day cruise on board Scenic Eclipse
- Three-night Miami extension
- Full board
- All excursions
- English-speaking guides
- Cruise manager throughout
- Butler service
- Exclusive two-night complimentary stay in Miami*
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Days1-4MiamiMiami, United States
Start your Caribbean holiday with a mini break in Miami - including an exclusive complimentary two-night hotel stay, city tour with a local guide, and the opportunity to explore the Everglades National Park on an airboat adventure. Set sail for Havana on board Scenic Eclipse.
From the crumbling colonial mansions of Havana's old town to the brightly-coloured Cadillacs that cruise the Malecon, Havana is yours to discover today on a walking tour with a local guide. This evening, witness the spectacular ceremonial cannon firing at Castillo del Morro.
Day6At seaIsla de la Juventud, Cuba
Relax or choose an on-board activity: Cuban cooking lessons or salsa workshops, perhaps.
Day7Isla de la JuventudIsla de la Juventud, Cuba
With its sugar-white beaches and swaying coconut palms, Isla de la Juventud is a true Caribbean idyll. Today's excursions include an island tour and kayaking trips to learn about the natural environment and native wildlife.
Day8Cayo Largo Sur to CienfuegosCayo Largo Sur to Cienfuegos, Cuba
This morning, explore Cayo Largo Sur - another enchanting isle - in a small boat or kayak, or visit the local sea turtle conservation centre. This afternoon you will travel to the small port city of Cienfuegos, known as the 'Pearl of the South'.
Today's optional excursions include a walking tour of the city's historic colonial centre, a visit to Playa Girón to learn about the Bay of Pigs invasion, and a trip to the lush Jardín Botánico.
Discover the World Heritage-listed city of Trinidad today, as you wander cobblestone streets and meet the residents in the company of a local guide. Today's optional excursions include a tour of Valle de los Ingenios - a historic sugar cane mill - and a visit to a Cuban Dance Academy.
Day11Santiago de CubaSantiago de Cuba, Cuba
Cuba's second-largest city is rich in political and historical intrigue. Visit the shrine of El Cobre - the most important Catholic church in the country - or learn about Cuba's military history at Moncada Barracks and Santa Ifigenia Cemetery. Tonight you'll enjoy sundowners and a private music and dance performance at Castillo del la Roca.
Day12Santiago de CubaSantiago de Cuba, Cuba
Today is all about Cuban rum: you will visit the Bacardi museum, meet local producers and enjoy tastings.
Thanks to its remote location, Antilla is only visited by a handful of tourists. Today you will discover what life is like in rural Cuba, with the opportunity to tour a local farm, watch a dance class at the community hall, or visit the humble birthplace of Fidel and Raul Castro in nearby Biran.
Day14At seaAntilla, Cuba
Relax and enjoy the facilities on board Scenic Eclipse.
Celebrate your successful circumnavigation of Cuba by immersing yourself in the sights and salsa of Havana once again. Take a ride in one of those iconic classic cars, take a horse and carriage ride to the Rum Museum, or follow in Hemingway's footsteps on a walking tour of the city. This evening you'll enjoy a lively local dance and percussion show - exclusively for Scenic Eclipse guests.
Savour your final day in Havana, with the opportunity to explore independently or step inside the magnificent El Capitolio building and Gran Teatro de La Habana on a guided tour.
Day17Fly home from MiamiMiami, United States
After breakfast, disembark and transfer to Miami airport for your flight home.
Day18Arrive in the UKHeathrow Apt/London, United Kingdom
After breakfast, transfer to Miami airport for your flight home.
The World’s First Discovery Yacht and the first ocean cruise ship from Scenic
About the ship
Scenic Eclipse is set to revolutionise the world of cruising - taking the concept of all-inclusive luxury voyages to the headiest of heights.
In no other ship will you find such fine service and facilities, complete with beautiful sun deck, large outdoor swimming pool and Spa Sanctuary with yoga studio, sea-view whirlpools and expert spa therapists.
At meal times, take your pick from ten exquisite dining experiences - ranging from informal to black tie in style - such as fresh seafood at Elements, exquisite Asian cuisine at Koko's, and indulgent tasting menus at Chef's Table.
About the cabins
This all-suite ship earns its five-star reputation with lavish interior design and state-of-the-art facilities. From the 345-square-foot balcony suites to the 2,660-square-foot two-bedroom Penthouse Suite, each one features a private terrace, discreet butler service and king-sized bed.
About the staff
Unrivalled attention to detail, excellent local knowledge, five-star service: the team on board Scenic Eclipse is one of the world's best.