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See it while you can ... SeaDream’s 2019 sailings to a fast-changing Cuba

SeaDream Yacht Club, known for showcasing the most picturesque ports and harbours, will visit the rich, cultural landscape of Cuba in 2019 from January to April.

Delivering a truly unique itinerary exploring the exotic destination, the 112-guest SeaDream II will depart directly from Havana or Cienfuegos and circumnavigate the island, providing the ideal vantage point to experience the Caribbean nation’s rich, cultural landscape.

SeaDream II
SeaDream II will circumnavigate Cuba from Havana or Cienfuego

“Cuba is changing now in noticeable ways, and for many, there is a desire to see it before it loses its identity,” said Adrienne D’Annunzio, SeaDream’s manager of trade marketing.  “It truly is one of those ‘you have to have to see it’ type of experiences. Pictures and second-hand accounts won’t do it justice.”

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 sailings will sail around the island from Havana to Cienfuegos, with stops in some of the country’s most storied and least-travelled ports.

Whether exploring the Spanish elegance of the cultural treasure chest and capital city of Havana, experiencing the pristine beaches of Cayo Largo, an idyllic paradise off the northwest coast of the mainland or visiting multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites, SeaDream opens the door to a world that few have experienced before.

Highlights of the ports of call include:

  • Cabo Cruz, originally founded as a Spanish port in the earth 18th century, “Cape Cruz” is a cape that forms the western edge of the Granma Province in southern Cuba. It is recognised for its 19th-century manned lighthouse called “Faro de Cabo Cruz”
  • Cayo Largo, an intimate resort island, this cay has a zero-permanent population and some of the most pristine beaches you can find. Its beaches Playa Sirena and Playa Paraiso are two of the finest undeveloped beaches in the world
  • Cienfuegos, on Cuba’s south coast, was a major port for the sugar trade during the 19th The city’s Urban Historic Center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and serves as an example of urban planning accomplished by the Spanish in the 19th century
  • Havana, the capital of the island nation, is one of the largest cities in the Caribbean and cultural delights abound at every corner. Its walled capital was founded by the Spanish in the 16th “Old Havana,” the city’s center, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Isla de Juventud, the second largest island off Cuba’s shore,  is popular with divers hunting buried treasure and is also rich in pirate lore. Beautiful black-sand beaches line the island’s striking turquoise waters
  • Maria la Gorda, a port only accommodating smaller vessels, is home to many species of exotic wildlife and is popular with scuba divers and snorkelers. Authentic Cuban mojitos and fresh seafood are served along the beachfront
  • Santiago de Cuba, the second largest city in Cuba, was founded by Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century.  It is home to the citadel of San Pedro de la Roca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is where Bacardi Rum was founded
  • Trinidad (Cuba), another UNESCO World Heritage Site,  is a preserved Spanish settlement from the 16th century.  Its charming cobblestone streets evoke a bygone era, and the city is known as Cuba’s oldest and most captivating outdoor museum

  • Posted on 2nd October 2018 at 12:22 pm in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Seadream Yacht Club |

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