Havana Weekend

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DATES: 2019 –  April 11

DURATION: 5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS  

EMBARK: Miami, Florida

DISEMBARK: Miami, Florida

SHIP: Victory I

 

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All about the Havana Weekend.

Experience Cuban culture the most authentic way possible – through its people.

A 5-day getaway to enjoy the sights and sounds of Havana.  
Savor the weekend; 5-star service and 5-star Cuisine

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Expert lecturers and group leaders
  • Visit Finca Vigía, Hemmingway’s home
  • 1 UNESCO site
  • All Inclusive – open bar, shore excursions, port charges, Cuba visa and required medical insurance, one pre-cruise night in boutique South Beach hotel, private transfers from ariport to hotel, hotel to ship, and ship to airport
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

Air to Miami
Travel Insurance
Crew Gratuities, $15 per day

  1. Day 1 ARRIVE MIAMI

    Arrive Miami. Private transfer to, and overnight at a boutique South Beach hotel, included in your cruise.

  2. Day 2 EMBARK CUBA CRUISE IN MIAMI

    This afternoon your private transfer will take you to the pier where guests will embark on the Victory I for an iconic round-trip journey from Miami to Cuba, and return.  This evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception as well a highly informative talk of the journey that unfolds in front of us.

  3. Day 3 HAVANA, CUBA

    Havana was founded in 1519 and within a hundred years it had emerged as one of the Caribbean’s wealthiest ports and an important shipbuilding center. Although it’s now a vibrant city with more than two million residents, its historical core still retains a wonderful mix of fine Neoclassical and Baroque architecture. Focusing today on the historic core of Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, our guided tour takes us along the city’s charming cobblestone streets and through its four main town squares – each with its own distinctive charm and fine Colonial-era landmarks. Beyond the streets of Old Havana, we’ll drive along the waterfront Malecón, past the University of Havana and through Vedado – an upscale district where classic, mid-century Havana chic has been seemingly frozen in time. After lunch, we’ll be treated to a private rehearsal by independent dance company MALPASO and have the opportunity to meet the dancers. We’ll end our guided touring at the lively San Jose Craft Market; it’s one of the best places in the city to shop for Cuban art and handicrafts and offers another chance to engage with local artisans and merchants. This evening after dinner, we’ll experience a bit of Havana nightlife as it was in the 1950’s! The city is rich with music history and no group is more famous than the Buena Vista Social Club. In the atmospheric Salón Rojo at the landmark Capri Hotel, we’ll join the living legends of the Social Club for an unforgettable concert.

  4. Days 4 HAVANA, CUBA

    On our second day, we will drive to the outskirts of Havana to visit Finca Vigia, Ernest Hemingway’s home in Cuba. This beautiful property is where the Nobel Prize-winning author lived with his third wife Mary for over 30 years. See the home in perfect condition with Hemingway’s personal belongings as he left them. Walk the grounds to see his private writing studio, swimming pool, and beloved fishing boat, Pilar. The boat is featured in his novel Islands in the Stream. This is also where he wrote several novels such as For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea. We’ll even drive to Cojimar, the fishing village where he kept his boat, and which served as the setting for The Old Man and the Sea.

  5. Days 5 MIAMI, FL

    Arrive in Miami. After breakfast on board, disembark for the airport for your flight homeward bound.

Victory I and II

Introducing the Victory I and Victory II –  Agile and Elegant Small Ships, Perfectly Suited to Coastal Cruising

REFINED, SMALL SHIP EXPERIENCES
The indisputable joy of sailing is brought to life on the Victory I and II, agile small ships that easily navigate canals and locks, tranquil bays, and hidden ports where larger ships dare not go. Onboard, fresh, modern design tips its hat to our maritime past as spacious, open-air lounges, inviting dining venues, and generous windows ensure you never miss a chance to savor the view.

INTUITIVE & ATTENTIVE SERVICE
With a caring crew of 90 pampering no more than 210 guests, you’ll feel at home  from the moment you step on board. Whether it’s a favorite cocktail served to you on deck, hot coffee delivered to your room, an iPad® offered for use in the lounge, or the delicate chocolate on your pillow ensuring sweet dreams, serving you is our pleasure. Throughout the ship, “free flowing” beverages are available 24 hours a day and 24-hour room service is just a phone call away.

ONBOARD SPECIALISTS & INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
Aboard the VICTORY I and II, you’ll often travel in the company of engaging specialists focusing on areas such as: marine biology, naval history, ornithology and geology who share their expertise freely in presentations and impromptu discussions throughout your journey. In port, shore excursions with knowledgeable local guides provide meaningful opportunities to uncover the rich history, unique wildlife, and fascinating cultures of the destinations you visit.

Fast Facts

  • Dare Launched/Rebuilt: 1995/2015
  • Length: 286 ft
  • Beam: 50 ft
  • Draft: 13.5 ft
  • Tonnage: 4954 t
  • Cruise Speed: 12 knots
  • Total Staff: 90
  • Passenger Capacity: 210
  • Registry: Bahamas
  • Mast Height: 197 ft

Onboard Amenities

  • Spa quality robes & slippers
  • L’Occitane® bath amenities
  • Pillow menu
  • Premium mattresses | 100% Egyptian cotton bedding
  • In-room electronic safe
  • Individual climate control
  • LCD flat-screen television (satellite)
  • Hair dryer and make-up mirror
  • Alarm clock
  • En suite telephone with outside line
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bottled mineral water, replenished daily
  • “Free flow” beverage service
  • Complimentary WiFi package
  • Daily housekeeping, nightly turndown
  • Certified medical doctor on board
  • Salon on board

DECK PLANS and CABINS

All accommodations are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone, hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, and public address system and safe boxes. The fully equipped bathrooms are finished with marble.

OWNER’S SUITE: Ocean view suite boasting sweeping views, interior and exterior entrances, a private terrace, a complimentary minibar (restocked daily), one queen bed and one sofa bed, sitting area, in-room safe, evening canapés, complimentary laundry service, and the services of a dedicated butler, fresh fruit upon arrival (Deck 3)

Category AA Stateroom: Ocean view stateroom with direct access to the open-air promenade. Added amenities include: two twin or one queen bed, armoire, minibar, evening canapés, complimentary laundry service, and the services of a dedicated butler, fresh fruit upon arrival (Deck 4)

Category A Stateroom: Ocean view stateroom, two twin or one queen bed (Deck 3)

Category B Stateroom: Ocean view stateroom, sweeping views, two twin or one queen bed, armoire, chest of drawers (Deck 3)

Category C Stateroom: Ocean view stateroom, two twin or one queen bed, armoire, chest of drawers (Deck 3)

Category D Stateroom: Ocean view stateroom, two twin or one queen bed, armoire, chest of drawers (Deck 2)

Category E Stateroom: Ocean view stateroom, queen bed, armoire, chest of drawers (Deck 2)

Category F Stateroom: Ocean view stateroom, two twin or one queen bed, armoire, chest of drawers (Deck 1)

Category G Stateroom: Ocean view stateroom, two twin or one queen bed, armoire, chest of drawers (Deck 1)

Category H Stateroom: 1 Interior stateroom, two twin or one queen bed, armoire, chest of drawers (Deck 3)