Cuba

 

Introducing Cuba 2019

SeaDream offers a truly exceptional itinerary, exploring this unique destination by luxurious mega-yacht. Voyages depart directly from Havana or Cienfuegos and call on a selection of the best ports & harbors on the island. The 112-guest mega-yacht, SeaDream II, provides the ideal vantage point to experience the Caribbean nation’s rich, cultural landscape.

Open exclusively to Club Members September 5, 2017

Open to all September 13, 2017


Curiosity Fulfilled

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Cabo Cruz, Cuba

Also known as ‘Cape Cruz’, is a cape that forms the western edge of the Granma Province in southern Cuba. Recognized for its famous landmark, ‘Faro de Cabo Cruz’ or ‘Faro Vargas’, a nineteenth-century manned lighthouse. Originally founded as a Spanish port, between 1717 and 1718, the fort was seized by pirate Edward Kenway. Soon after, a harbormaster’s station was built along with two naval stations presented to Kenway by a Dutch trader.
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Cayo Largo, Cuba

An intimate resort island in Cuba also known as Cayo Largo del Sur (“Long Cay”). Being the largest of 300 island in the Canarreos Archipelago, the cay runs close to 25 kilometers (16 miles) long and 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) wide. With a zero-permanent population, the island beaches of Playo Sirena and Playo Paraiso are kept in pristine beauty and offers the finest undeveloped beaches in the world ready for enjoyment. The possibilities are limitless here is Cayo Largo.
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Cienfuegos, Cuba

La Perla del Sur, or “Pearl of the South, is a southern city originally populated by indigenous peoples, and later settled by French immigrants in the 1800’s. The port, very large by the standards of the times, was instrumental in multi-national trade, especially between South America and Jamaica. Sugar was a major export of the city. The city’s Urban Historic Center is a UNESCO World-Heritage Site, and serves as an example of urban planning accomplished during the 19th century by the Spanish. Other attractions include Castillo de Nuestra Senora (a castle/fort), historic cathedrals, botanical gardens, a cigar factory, and the University of Cienfuegos.
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Havana, Cuba

The capital of the island nation and the most populated at over 2.1 million residents, Havana is the 4th most populous area in the Caribbean region. The walled capital was founded by Spain in the 16th century. The sinking of an American warship in 1898 signaled the beginning of the Spanish-American war. Havana experienced exponential growth in the 1930’s when the city became a major tourist destination, until 1959 when Fidel Castro came into power following the revolution. “Old Havana” became a UNESCO World Heritage site in the 1980’s.Visitors to Havana enjoy colorful displays of culture, architecture, music, and the arts.
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Isla de Juventud, Cuba

Known as the “Isle of Youth” or “Isle of Treasure”, Isla De Juventud is the second largest island off Cuba’s shore. Very popular with divers and “treasure hunters”, this island is known for its beauty, history and pirate lore. Visit the historic prison, turned museum where Fidel Castro was himself imprisoned at one time. Discover the idyllic and unspoiled Punta Frances Marine National Park; an excellent coral reef diving location. Beautiful black-sand beaches line the beckoning turquoise waters.
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Maria la Gorda, Cuba

Maria la Gorda, a port only accommodating smaller vessels, is part of the Western Cuban province of Pinar del Rio; known as a scuba diver’s paradise. The port’s lush landscape is home to native birds and animals. The shimmering, aqua colored waters welcome experienced and beginner divers, as well as snorkelers. Authentic Cuban Mojitos and fresh seafood are served along the beachfront. Experiencing Cuba’s sunset should be at the top of your “to do” list.
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Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

The second largest city in Cuba was founded in the 1500’s by Spanish conquistadors. Like many cities of the Caribbean, Santiago de Cuba was fought over by both France and England. The Cuban Revolution actually began in this city in 1953 when the Moncada barracks were attacked by Castro-backed rebels. The city is home to the citadel of San Pedro de la Roca, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Rum lovers take note; the Bacardi liquor brand was founded in Santiago de Cubac
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Trinidad, Cuba

Trinidad is a town in the jurisdiction of Sancti Spititus, central Cuba, in a preserved Spanish colonial settlement founded in 1514. Declared a World Heritage Site in 1988, Trinidad is the holder of Cuba’s oldest and most captivating ‘outdoor museum’. Charming cobblestone streets bustling with local townspeople, wild donkeys and the sights and sounds of a bygone era. Trinidad has of some of the best beaches in Cuba, with Playa Ancon offering hiking trails and scenic waterfalls.

2019 Cuba Voyage Collection

The small, island nation, which remains inaccessible to many, is a land brimming with curiosities, hosting experiences of culture, history and personal enrichment. SeaDream’s Cuba voyages will navigate the island from Havana to Cienfuegos, with stops in some of the country’s most storied and least-traveled ports.
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San Juan, Puerto Rico – Cienfuegos, Cuba

January 26, 2019 – February 4, 2019 | 7 Days
San Juan, Puerto Rico・Isla Catalina, Dominican Republic・Port Antonio, Jamaica・Ocho Rios, Jamaica・Santiago de Cuba・Cabo Cruz・Cienfuegos
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Cienfuegos, Cuba – Havana, Cuba

February 4, 2019 – February 11, 2019 | 7 Days
Cienfuegos・Trinidad・Cayo Largo・Isla de Juventud・Maria la Gorda・Havana (overnight)
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Havana, Cuba – Cienfuegos, Cuba

February 11, 2019 – February 18, 2019 | 7 Days
Havana・Maria la Gorda・Isla de Juventud・Cayo Largo・Trinidad・Cienfuegos (overnight)
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Cienfuegos, Cuba – Havana, Cuba

February 18, 2019 – February 25, 2019 | 7 Days
Cienfuegos・Trinidad・Cayo Largo・Isla de Juventud・Maria la Gorda・Havana (overnight)
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Havana, Cuba – Cienfuegos, Cuba

February 25, 2019- March 4, 2019 | 7 Days
Havana・Maria la Gorda・Isla de Juventud・Cayo Largo・Trinidad・Cienfuegos (overnight)
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Cienfuegos, Cuba – Havana, Cuba

March 4, 2019 – March 11, 2019 | 5 Days
Cienfuegos・Trinidad・Cayo Largo・Isla de Juventud・Maria la Gorda・Havana (overnight)
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Havana, Cuba – Cienfuegos, Cuba

March 11, 2019 – March 18, 2019 | 7 Days
Havana・Maria la Gorda・Isla de Juventud・Cayo Largo・Trinidad・Cienfuegos (overnight)
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Cienfuegos, Cuba – Havana, Cuba

March 18, 2019 – March 25, 2019 | 7 Days
Cienfuegos・Trinidad・Cayo Largo・Isla de Juventud・Maria la Gorda・Havana (overnight)
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Havana, Cuba – Cienfuegos, Cuba

March 25, 2019 – April 1, 2019 | 7 Days
Havana・Maria la Gorda・Isla de Juventud・Cayo Largo・Trinidad・Cienfuegos (overnight)
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Cienfuegos, Cuba – Marigot, St. Martin

April 1, 2019 – April 10, 2019 | 9 Days
Cienfuegos・Santiago de Cuba・White Bay, Jost van Dyke・Leverick Bay, Virgin Gorda・Sandy Ground, Anguilla・Gustavia (overnight)・Marigot, St. Martin
For your travel convenience, SeaDream will make Havana to Cienfuegos, and Cienfuegos to Havana ground transfer options available for purchase starting Fall 2017. Additional details to be released starting on September 5, 2017 and as needed/made available prior to voyage embarkation.

Please contact your Travel Professional or Contact SeaDream for more information.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I view details about the Cuba Voyage Collection?
A: To view all Cuba voyages and their itinerary maps, port information and related travel information, visit www.seadream.com/cuba
Q: When can I book my Cuba voyage ?
A: September 5 -13, SeaDream will take reservations for these voyages exclusively for SeaDream Club members. We will open booking to all others beginning September 13.
Q: I am not a SeaDream Club member (past guest); can I book a Cuba voyage before September 13?
A: Booking will be open exclusively to Club Members beginning September 5. Remaining space will open to all on the 13th.
Q: Where do I fly to?
A: These voyages will embark and disembark in two different ports; Havana and Cienfuegos. Guests may fly roundtrip Havana or may fly into/out of Cienfuegos. (It’s a matter of personal choice). Most will find roundtrip air to/from Havana the easier option.
Q: How do I get from Havana airport to Cienfuegos or the reverse?
A: SeaDream will offer transfer options via modern air-conditioned motor coach and possibly private sedan. Cost and schedules will be available soon.
Q: How far is Cienfuegos from Havana airport?
A: Ground travel time is about 2.5 – 3 hours.
Q: What time should I plan my flights to arrive and depart Cuba?
A: Due to ground transfer times, we strongly recommend the following flight guidelines:
  • Flights arriving on the day of Embarkation; should arrive into Havana or Cienfuegos, no later than 12 noon.
  • Flights departing on the day of Debarkation; should depart Havana or Cienfuegos, not before 12 noon.
Q: What time is Embarkation?
A: 2:00pm to 4:00pm; which is the same as most other SeaDream voyages
Q: If the yacht is overnight in Havana on the last night of my voyage, can I disembark that night, instead of the next morning?
A: On voyages that conclude in Havana with the last voyage night as an overnight in Havana, guests may disembark yacht that night if needed. That request must be provided in writing to SeaDream, prior to boarding. Approval may also depend on operational consideration.
Q: What Yachting Land Adventures will be available in Cuba?
A: Travel to Cuba by citizens of the United States remains restricted. SeaDream’s Cuba program meets certain specific requirements for exemption from this restriction, but only under specific conditions. In general, US citizens must participate in government approved cultural, historical and person-to-person activities on a daily basis when in a Cuban port. These required Land Adventures are included with all guests voyage fare. Our Cuba Land Adventures are undergoing special development, to meet the high expectations of SeaDream and our guests. By November 1, 2017 we will publish the final details of Cuba Yachting Land Adventures.

Information regarding travel on SeaDream within Cuba

US Citizens

Travel to Cuba by citizens of the United States remains restricted. SeaDream’s Cuba program meets certain specific requirements for exemption from this restriction, but only under specific conditions. In general, US Citizens must participate in government approved cultural, historical, and person to person activities on a daily basis when in a Cuban port. This requirement will be built into our land adventures program, and a select land adventure will be included for all guests in each Cuban port. As always, a valid passport is required for travel for all guests, and visas for some may be required. Other travel requirements may apply. Please view the FAQ section. Once booked, we will recommend that guests of all nationalities contact their appropriate government agency or a professional visa service regarding any additional requirements that may be needed for travel to Cuba.
Consult the State Department’s website for important information related to Cuba travel, including information about safety, infrastructure, currency, and general expectations here A valid Passport with at least 2 blank pages is required for travel by all guests to Cuba. US Citizens require a Tourist Card to enter Cuba, which may be purchased through your airline. Contact them directly for details. Special requirements may apply to Cuban-born US Citizens. Contact a Visa service like CIBT for assistance. Travel to Cuba is still restricted for US Citizens. Your travel is allowed specifically due to your passage booked aboard SeaDream Yacht Club. This exception does not necessarily cover any pre- or post-voyage plans you have made independent of your SeaDream voyage. Check with a Visa service like CIBT for assistance. Debit and credit cards may not be accepted at many locations, but there are cash machines. Cuban currency is CUC, which is 1:1 with the USD. Currency onboard the yacht remains USD. Major airlines fly into Havana and some to Cienfuegos. Travel time between cities is approximately 2.5 to 3 hours. Various transfer options between Havana airport and the port in Cienfuegos (and the reverse) for those purchasing round-trip Havana tickets will be available for purchase. We will communicate cost and schedules to booked guests soon. US Citizens must participate in approved SeaDream-provided Yachting Land Adventures (every day, when in port) that meet Cuban government requirements for exception to the travel restriction. These required YLAs are included in the cost of your vacation. We are working with tour experts to ensure that these required tours meet SeaDream standards. Details and upgrade options will be communicated to you in early November. Please do not make private arrangements as they may not meet requirements.

Non-US Citizens

A valid Passport with at least 2 blank pages is required for travel by all guests to Cuba. The purchase of travel insurance may be required. A Visa may be required to travel to Cuba. We recommend you contact a local Visa service as well as consult your nation’s governmental agency who handles travel requirements. For your convenience, here is a list for some of our guests: