On board MS EUROPA from Colon to Progreso
A time for Caribbean 'joie de vivre' and Cuban fire
A different way to spend Advent. Enjoy the sun glistening over the blue lagoons of Jamaica and take the time for intense discoveries of a truly unique Caribbean gem: Cuba.
from Colon to Progreso
|Cruise dates:||from 04.12.2017 to 21.12.2017 (17 days)|
|Your ship:||MS EUROPA|
16 days cruise only from € 7,990 per person
incl. travel packages to / from departure / arrival point from € 9,700 per person
The sea air during a day at sea will get you in the mood for the Caribbean way of life. At the foot of the Sierra Nevada in Colombia, the seafront promenade in the charming city of SANTA MARTA is a diverse place to start your holiday. Those who fancy devoting themselves to doing sweet nothing on the beaches of JAMAICA will find plenty of idyllic opportunities along the island’s northern coast. Near OCHO RIOS yet more distractions await you: the natural terraces of the Dunn’s River Falls* descend over 185 m (606 ft) down to the beach and are the perfect place to take a dip. One name is inextricably linked with the Caribbean island: Bob Marley was born in the village of Nine Miles, and still today you can listen to his musical genius in the bars. The beaches around the port town of PORT ANTONIO are well known. “More beautiful than any woman I have ever seen” is how Errol Flynn described the place and dozens of stars followed him to the exclusive bays – not far away is where “The Blue Lagoon” was filmed.
To allow you to get to know the legendary island state of CUBA, the EUROPA will cruise along the southern and northern coasts and stay in three of the most famous cities overnight. In SANTIAGO DE CUBA, proud Cubans meet up at the Parque Cespedes for a chat. The cathedral, city hall and Casa de Diego Velazquez, built in 1516, line the charming square – a view that you can really enjoy as you sip a Cuba libre in the foyer bar at the Casa Granda. In the shade of the art deco colonnades in CIENFUEGOS, it is even easier to get an impression of the former riches, and the nearby colonial town of Trinidad* has the sugar barons to thank for its architectural heritage of cobbled streets and colourful houses. The reputation of HAVANA, Cuba’s magnificent capital, precedes it. In fact, it’s hard to resist the nostalgic charm of “La Habana”: whether you follow in Hemingway’s footsteps* to the Bodeguita del Medio or take a walk along the Malecon – everywhere you go, you can really feel the history of this remarkable city, from the Spanish colonial period to the 1950s. As night falls in Havana, you will start to hear the “son cubano” music – playing on street corners, from open windows and of course at the city’s many bars. The scent of cigar smoke will entice you to explore the western part of Cuba. In the Vinales valley*, the dark-red earth, bizarre cone karst rocks and endless tobacco plantations make for a unique panorama. On a day at the beach at MARIA LA GORDA, you can look back over your holiday memories in the shade of the palm trees, before your cruise comes to an end in PROGRESO.
| Mon, 04.12.2017 |
Scheduled flight from Frankfurt to Panama City
| Tue, 05.12.2017 |
Relaxation at sea
| Wed, 06.12.2017 |
Santa Marta/Colombia, 7.00 – 14.00 hrs
| Thu, 07.12.2017 |
Relaxation at sea
| Fri, 08.12.2017 |
Ocho Rios/Jamaica, 8.00 – 0.00 hrs
| Sat, 09.12.2017 |
Port Antonio/Jamaica, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs
| Sun, 10.12.2017 |
Santiago de Cuba/Cuba, arrival 8.00 hrs
| Mon, 11.12.2017 |
Santiago de Cuba/Cuba, departure 13.00 hrs
| Tue, 12.12.2017 |
Cienfuegos/Cuba, arrival 12.00 hrs
| Wed, 13.12.2017 |
Cienfuegos/Cuba, departure 17.00 hrs
| Thu, 14.12.2017 |
Punta Frances/Isla de la Juventud/Cuba , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
| Fri, 15.12.2017 |
Havana/Cuba, arrival 14.00 hrs
| Sat, 16.12.2017 |
| Sun, 17.12.2017 |
Havana/Cuba, departure 18.00 hrs
| Mon, 18.12.2017 |
Maria La Gorda/Cuba , 10.00 – 19.00 hrs
| Tue, 19.12.2017 |
Relaxation at sea
| Wed, 20.12.2017 |
Progreso/Mexico, arrival 6.00 hrs
| Thu, 21.12.2017 |
Arrival in Frankfurt
* The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.
= at anchor
Combine this cruise with EUR1800 and save € 1,800 per person (applies to categories 1 – 11).
Please note that our cruises are conducted in German.
¹ You pay only the guaranteed price for double occupancy shown here. Accommodation will be provided in a suite in category 1 to 6, subject to availability. If you book a combination of several cruises in a guaranteed suite, it will be necessary to change suites after each individual cruise. Continuous occupancy of the same suite throughout the cruises is not possible. You will receive your exact suite number at the time of embarkation on board (limited allotment).
More travel information can be found in the General Information section.
Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
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