Between Cuba and Jamaica

7 days / 6 nights
    New
    Between Cuba and Jamaica

    Cruise Caribbean

    from 12 February 2018 to 18 February 2018
    7 days / 6 nights

    Departure Port : Santiago de Cuba
    Arrival Port : Cienfuegos

    Ship : LE PONANT

    • Ref : P120218

    Discover a new 7-day PONANT cruise itinerary combining idyllic islands and Cuban cities, sailing from Santiago de Cuba to Cienfuegos.

    Before your cruise, you will visit Santiago de Cuba, a bustling melting pot of a city where life is lived to the rhythm of Cuban music. There, you will be able to admire many houses that bear witness to the city’s colonial past, as well as the Basilica de la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre.  

    You will then board Le Ponant and head towards Jamaica to reach Montego Bay, to the north-west of the island. This vibrant city offers great possibilities for swimming in turquoise water lined with white sand.

    When your ship stops in George Town, the capital of the Cayman Islands, you will be able to alternate between shopping and relaxing – perhaps on the very long Seven Mile Beach?

    Your yacht will then set sail for the stunning Cienfuegos Bay. This elegant city was established in the early 19th century and its first settlers were French. Its beautiful architecture blends modern, neoclassical, and influences from the Spanish Age of Enlightenment.

    From Casilda, visit Trinidad and Valle de Los Ingenios, whose very beautiful buildings reflect the former glory days of the sugar industry and are listed as UNESCO World Heritage.

    After your disembarkation in Cienfuegos, you will discover Havana, the vibrant capital of Cuba. Old Havana is brimming with buildings of great architectural value and narrow streets down which to wander. The seafront is also ideal for a stroll, along the Malecón, a favourite gathering place for Cubans.

    Highlights

    • UNESCO sites: the urban historic centre of Cienfuegos, Trinidad and Valle de Los Ingenios (from Casilda), Old Havana and its fortification system.
    • A varied cruise featuring colonial architecture, cities with a rich past, idyllic islands, relaxation and shopping.
    • The inimitable Cuban atmosphere, with old cars, music, nightlife, Caribbean culture and walks along the seafront.
    • After your cruise, visiting Havana, an exuberant and lively melting pot.

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      LE PONANT

      Mythical destinations and secret ports of call only accessible to small capacity yachts. Ponant’s signature are Frenchstyle cuisine in a welcoming and intimate environment, discreet yet attentive service where no attention to detail is spared, unforgettable moments of relaxation aboard elegant French flag yachts of character. A sophisticated yet friendly atmosphere, in which, emotions, discovery and the quest for authenticity all take priority. Experience cruising in a different way and discover the magic of « Yacht Cruising ».

      Given her size, shallow draft and a design that is very open to the sea (large sundeck, outdoor restaurant, easy access to the sea for swimming from her marina), Le Ponant, PONANT’s symbolic flagship gives passengers the feeling they are on a private yacht. The 32 staterooms all have a port hole and are tastefully decorated in a harmony of blues and whites. Two comfortable lounges and two restaurants complete the intimate spaces on this beautiful yacht.

       

       

      Port of call & excursions

      12 February 2018 – Santiago de Cuba

      Santiago de Cuba

      Embarkation 12/02/2018 from 17H00 to 18H00 . Departure 12/02/2018 at 00H00 .

      Set at the head of a spacious bay that is surrounded by mountains, Santiago, Cuba’s second largest city, is one of the island’s oldest cities, founded in 1515. The city is known for its eclectic architectural styles that range from Colonial to Art Nouveau, as well as for its flourishing artistic and cultural scene.

      13 February 2018 – Santiago de Cuba

      13 February 2018 – Santiago de Cuba

      Arrival 13/02/2018. Departure 13/02/2018 early afternoon.

      Set at the head of a spacious bay that is surrounded by mountains, Santiago, Cuba’s second largest city, is one of the island’s oldest cities, founded in 1515. The city is known for its eclectic architectural styles that range from Colonial to Art Nouveau, as well as for its flourishing artistic and cultural scene.

      14 February 2018 – Montego Bay

      14 February 2018 – Montego Bay

      Arrival 14/02/2018 early morning. Departure 14/02/2018 early afternoon.

      15 February 2018 – Georgetown, Grand Cayman

      15 February 2018 – Georgetown, Grand Cayman

      Arrival 15/02/2018 late morning. Departure 15/02/2018 late afternoon.

      16 February 2018 – Cienfuegos

      16 February 2018 – Cienfuegos

      Arrival 16/02/2018 midday. Departure 16/02/2018 late evening.

      17 February 2018 – Casilda

      17 February 2018 – Casilda

      Arrival 17/02/2018 early morning. Departure 17/02/2018 late afternoon.

      Trinidad is the crown jewel of Cuba’s colonial towns. Founded in 1514, it is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its cobblestoned streets are lined with neoclassical and baroque homes and buildings embellished with wrought-iron grillwork.

      18 February 2018▸17 February 2018 – Cienfuegos

      Cienfuegos

      Disembarkation 18/02/2018 at 07H00 .

      Formalities

      • The information below is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information.

      • Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, Ponant will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip.

      • Warning about the use of drones: the use of drones aboard PONANT ships, whether they are sailing at sea, at a port of call or anchored, is strictly forbidden. The use of drones on land in the Arctic and Antarctic regions is also strictly forbidden by international polar regulations. In other regions, it may be possible to use drones on land if permission has been obtained from the relevant authorities of each country and each region travelled through, as well as a pilot’s licence that should be obtained from your home country. Passengers are responsible for obtaining these permits; they should be able to present them at all times. Passengers who do not obtain these authorisations expose themselves to the risk of legal proceedings.

      • Cuba: A Cuba Tourist card is mandatory for this cruise, it will be sent with your cruise documents and charged onboard (25€ subject to change).

        Proof of medical insurance is required. Different formalities apply for passengers who were born in Cuba, even if they are of different citizenship now.

      • Canada: Entry (or transit) by air - The eTA is required for Australian and British citizens, US citizens are exempt. Other nationalities, please contact Canada consulate website for details. http://www.canada.ca/en/index.html

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