Seabourn Cruise

14-Day Holiday Cuban & Caribbean Stars

 
 
14-Day Holiday Cuban & Caribbean Stars
Starting from $6,999*

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Miami, Florida, US


Ship: Seabourn Sojourn


Departure Date :

Dec 21 2019

Optional tours are available from most ports for an additional charge.

 

Itinerary

 
Day San Juan, Puerto Rico
Departs 05:00 PM
"Back in the 1500s, Puerto Rico was one of the first Caribbean islands to be settled, and its capital, today's San Juan, became a vital hub of Spain’s New World colonies. The historic part of the city, known as Old San Juan, is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site; it's also a National Historic Site within the U.S. National Park Service. Strolling the narrow cobblestoned streets of Old San Juan, you'll discover a historic treasure surrounded by massive city walls. You can climb the ramparts of imposing fortresses like El Morro, at the entrance to the bay, and visit the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, one of the oldest churches in the Americas and the final resting place of the city’s founder, Ponce de León. Modern San Juan extends well beyond the historic district and offers diversions of its own. Condado, a lively beachfront neighborhood, has high-rise resorts and trendy waterfront bars. Visitors may sample one of Puerto Rico’s best-known products at Casa Bacardí, the rum distillery across the bay. And stunning natural wonders await just outside the city, including the rain forest and waterfalls of El Yunque National Forest and the otherworldly lights of Fajardo’s bioluminescent bay. "
San Juan, Puerto Rico
 
 
Day Gustavia, Saint Barthelemy
Arrives 08:00 AM Departs 05:00 PM
"St. Barts, a French territory in the Caribbean's Leeward Islands, is the ultimate jet-set beach destination. Its 14 pristine beaches are jewels set in sparkling waters, the cuisine is infused with a French flair and the scene is cosmopolitan chic. Other islands in the region might be casual and laid-back, but here the dress code is stylish caftans, oversize sunglasses and sky-high heels. And the preferred mode of transportation is the yacht. Gustavia, the capital and main port of St. Barts (also spelled St. Barths), embodies the island's international appeal. A former fishing village, it was named for King Gustav III of Sweden—the Swedes occupied the island in the early 19th century, leaving a legacy of names and sites. The town's winding streets are lined with high-end boutiques, excellent restaurants and plenty of bars where you can toast your visit with a glass of refreshing rosé. A handful of historic sites, including forts and a lighthouse, add to the attractions. "
Gustavia, Saint Barthelemy
 
 
Day St. Johns, Antigua and Barbuda
Arrives 08:00 AM Departs 11:00 PM
"The former British colony of Antigua is something special. Just ask Richard Branson, Eric Clapton, Giorgio Armani and Oprah-they all have homes here. Known for its beaches-there are 365 of them, all white sand lined with palm trees-Antigua also boasts charming harbors and a countryside dotted with old sugar mills. At one time the island was a juggernaut in the sugar trade, and also produced tobacco and cotton. Today, agriculture is still important, with Antiguan sweet potatoes, black pineapples and guavas being among the major crops.

The capital city of the dual-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda is St. John's, the center of commerce, with international banks and boutiques as well as a lone rum distillery. Elsewhere on Antigua, English Harbour is of particular note for its maritime heritage, historic sites and excellent restaurants-plus, while there, you'll get to glimpse some impressive yachts as they sail in and out of the bay. The highlight is the restored Nelson’s Dockyard, which features gorgeous 18th- and 19th-century architecture but also buzzes with modern eateries and shops. "
St. Johns, Antigua and Barbuda
 
 
Day Carambola Beach, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Arrives 08:00 AM Departs 05:00 PM
A classic golden arc of sugary sand at South Friar’s Bay, Carambola is home to the island’s most luxurious beach clubs and restaurants. Umbrellas, loungers and optional water sports abound for those so inclined. Otherwise St. Kitts has other attractions, including a number of lovingly preserved plantation great houses, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Brimstone Hill Fortress and a scenic narrow gauge sugarcane railway.
 
 
Day At Sea

 
 
Day Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Arrives 08:00 AM Departs 11:59 PM
La Capital, as Santo Domingo is affectionately known, is a UNESCO site and one of the oldest cities in the Caribbean, with Zona Colonial buildings dating back to the 1500s. Santo Domingo is also considered the most modern metropolis in the Caribbean doing a great job of converging old and new. At the heart of the Zona Colonial, a pedestrian-friendly maze of cobblestones and interesting architecture is the first cathedral built in the New World. Find time to sample the aromatic coffee and cacao.
 
 
Day At Sea

 
 
Day Port Antonio, Jamaica
Arrives 08:00 AM Departs 06:00 PM
Port Antonio, Jamaica
 
 
Day Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Arrives 08:00 AM
Santiago, on Cuba’s southeast coast, is rich in history and culture. It was the fifth settlement founded by the first Spanish conquistadors and was the port from which many of the earliest exploratory expeditions ventured both west into Mexico and north into Florida. It is also the cradle of the Cuban Revolution, where the first raids were planned and where Fidel Castro proclaimed the modern Cuban state in 1959. The town has spawned many of Cuba’s most important and influential writers and musicians, as well. The Spanish Citadel San Pedro de a Roca is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as the best-preserved example of Spanish colonial military architecture. The town boasts the first home built in the Americas, Cuba’s first cathedral, and the first copper mine to open in the Americas. The nearby Baconao park is a UNESCO World Heritage Biosphere Reserve.
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
 
 
Day Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Departs 02:00 PM
Santiago, on Cuba’s southeast coast, is rich in history and culture. It was the fifth settlement founded by the first Spanish conquistadors and was the port from which many of the earliest exploratory expeditions ventured both west into Mexico and north into Florida. It is also the cradle of the Cuban Revolution, where the first raids were planned and where Fidel Castro proclaimed the modern Cuban state in 1959. The town has spawned many of Cuba’s most important and influential writers and musicians, as well. The Spanish Citadel San Pedro de a Roca is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as the best-preserved example of Spanish colonial military architecture. The town boasts the first home built in the Americas, Cuba’s first cathedral, and the first copper mine to open in the Americas. The nearby Baconao park is a UNESCO World Heritage Biosphere Reserve.
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
 
 
Day Antilla (Nipe Bay), Cuba
Arrives 08:00 AM Departs 05:00 PM
 
 
Day At Sea

 
 
Day Havana (La Habana), Cuba
Arrives 07:00 AM
While most Americans have never been there thanks to the U.S. government’s embargo of Cuba which started in 1962, the very word Havana still evokes a set of specific images—candy-colored vintage cars puttering along picturesque streets; smiling musicians playing familiar tropical tunes whose rhythms are so infectious that nearly everyone is seduced into dancing; cigar-smoking and rum-sipping locals against a palm-fringed background. There’s a reason these have become the stereotypical visual symbols of Cuba’s capital city, but dive beneath the surface and you’ll find so much more: world-class sports matches, centuries-old historic sites and even a Chinatown in midst of a cultural revival. And while Havana may not be a global culinary capital (for the moment, at least), you can find plenty of delicious dishes served in friendly casual restaurants run out of private homes or in more-upscale spots with city and water views. As for shopping, you’ll definitely be able to purchase unique souvenirs to take home, from photo books about Cuban culture sold at the island’s only English-language bookstore to a hand-blended perfume or cologne packaged in a bottle that looks like a throwback to another era.
Havana (La Habana), Cuba
 
 
Day Havana (La Habana), Cuba
Departs 03:00 PM
While most Americans have never been there thanks to the U.S. government’s embargo of Cuba which started in 1962, the very word Havana still evokes a set of specific images—candy-colored vintage cars puttering along picturesque streets; smiling musicians playing familiar tropical tunes whose rhythms are so infectious that nearly everyone is seduced into dancing; cigar-smoking and rum-sipping locals against a palm-fringed background. There’s a reason these have become the stereotypical visual symbols of Cuba’s capital city, but dive beneath the surface and you’ll find so much more: world-class sports matches, centuries-old historic sites and even a Chinatown in midst of a cultural revival. And while Havana may not be a global culinary capital (for the moment, at least), you can find plenty of delicious dishes served in friendly casual restaurants run out of private homes or in more-upscale spots with city and water views. As for shopping, you’ll definitely be able to purchase unique souvenirs to take home, from photo books about Cuban culture sold at the island’s only English-language bookstore to a hand-blended perfume or cologne packaged in a bottle that looks like a throwback to another era.
Havana (La Habana), Cuba
 
 
Day Miami, Florida, US
Arrives 07:00 AM
Miami is the busiest cruise port in the world, hosting a myriad of ships year-round from all over the globe. Although it is technically not on the Caribbean Sea, no other American city exudes more of the diverse tropical appeal of the Caribbean. The city is home to a large and vibrant immigrant population that blends snowbird refugees from more northern climes with emigres from all Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as sizable groups from Europe, the Middle East and Asia. From the hot-blooded Art Deco haunts of South Beach to the natural wonders of the UNESCO-inscribed Everglades and the laid-back charms of the Keys, South Florida offers a bounty of appealing attractions that make an extended stay in the region nearly mandatory for those either embarking or disembarking here.
Miami, Florida, US
 
 
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