The opening of the Caribbean's largest island, Cuba, to US citizens and its lengthy and stunning coastline begs to be explored by sea. Our Cruising Cuba voyage does just that aboard the luxury sailing vessels Panorama (48 passengers) and Panorama II (46 passengers). These small ships are perfect in size to provide an intimate and in-depth exploration of this charming island. Sail in air-conditioned comfort in beautiful cabins with marble in-suite facilities and expansive outdoor decks for soaking up the Cuban sun and scenery. It's only a matter of time before many of these ports and coastal towns will be inundated by mega-ships disgorging thousands of their passengers at each landing.
Our itinerary begins in Cienfuegos, whose French-influenced town center is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then aboard our ship we sail for 500 year-old Trinidad, also a World Heritage Site. We'll visit the little island of Cayo Largo with its white sand beaches and sea turtle breeding center. We'll learn about the endemic wildife at Guanahacabibes National Park, the largest of six nature reserves and visit a local school.
Continuing around the west end of Cuba, we'll anchor in the harbor of Old Havana. For the next few days, we explore this famous city, visiting with artists, musicians, the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Las Terrazas as well as the home and stomping grounds of Ernest Hemingway.
In addition of local Cuban guides, our on-board staff and expert expedition leader will make sure you get the most of your Cuba cruise!