On board MS EUROPA 2 from Havana to Colon

The rhythm of salsa, reggae and samba

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Havana boasts fascinating charm, Jamaica idyllic scenery and the Caribbean islands sandy beaches. Enjoy casual luxury with special moments and relaxation in the most beautiful places in Central America.


from Havana to Colon

Cruise dates:from 05.11.2016 to 19.11.2016 (14 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA 2
Cruise number: EUX1633

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This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions. [Read more]

Itinerary

Sat, 05.11.2016

Scheduled flight from Frankfurt to Havana and transfer to embarkation point
Havana/Cuba
Overnight stay on board

Havana
Be it a few days earlier with our pre-cruise programme* or the normal prelude to your cruise, the capital of Cuba is one of the most fascinating places in the world. Vintage American cars from the 1950s and 1960s drive past old colonial-style houses. Discover colonial Havana on a city tour* or modern Havana on a panoramic trip*, or embrace the Cuban lust for life at salsa lessons*. Fans of literature can follow in the footsteps of Hemingway* and visit places including his favourite bar, El Floridita.

Sun, 06.11.2016

Havana, departure 13.00 hrs

Mon, 07.11.2016

Relaxation at sea

Tue, 08.11.2016

Santiago de Cuba/Cuba , arrival 17.00 hrs

Santiago de Cuba
Cuba’s original capital city: meet the locals in live music bars, be it Casa de la Trova or Casa de la Musica. Alternatively, visit a classic: the Tropicana* cabaret. Follow the rhythm of Cuba on the next day as well. Take a city tour* and see the best sights including the Castillo del Morro, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Wed, 09.11.2016

Santiago de Cuba , departure 18.00 hrs

Thu, 10.11.2016

Ocho Rios/Jamaica, 8.00 – 0.00 hrs

Ocho Rios/Jamaica
Enjoy the tropical flora of the Coyoba Gardens* and Dunns River Falls*. Raft down the Martha Brae River* and watch the coconut and banana plantations drift by, or head to the beach for tubing* and relaxation. A truly special experience: bobsleighing* on Mystic Mountain.

Fri, 11.11.2016

Montego Bay/Jamaica, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

Montego Bay/Jamaica
Formerly a port for exporting sugar, it is now a popular travel destination – and the starting point for a wide range of activities. Such as rafting through Mountain Valley* or a journey into the hinterland* in an off-road vehicle. Alternatively, set out on a kayak tour* or go tubing* on the Great River. You can also board a sailing catamaran* and set a course for the most popular beach in Montego Bay, Doctors Cave Beach.

Sat, 12.11.2016

Relaxation at sea

Sun, 13.11.2016

Oranjestad/Aruba/Netherlands Antilles/Netherlands, 8.00 – 21.00 hrs

Oranjestad/Aruba
Colourful Dutch-style houses, deserts, idyllic beaches and cacti – a combination like this can only be found on Aruba. Explore the island on land and by sea – on a buggy ride* or on a sailing tour* with a catamaran.

OUR TIP:
ABC
All three ABC islands are on the itinerary: Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao.

Mon, 14.11.2016

Cruising off Bonaire/Netherlands Antilles/Netherlands, in the morning
Willemstad/Curacao/Netherlands Antilles/Netherlands, 12.00 – 22.00 hrs

Willemstad/Curacao
Take a city tour* and discover the colourful facades on the historic harbour front of the capital city of Curacao, or set out in an off-road vehicle* to explore the wild parts of the island. Speed things up with a quad bike tour* or slow down and relax on Cas Abao Beach*.

Tue, 15.11.2016

Relaxation at sea

Wed, 16.11.2016

Cartagena/Colombia, 8.00 – 0.00 hrs

Cartagena
Perhaps the most beautiful city in South America: with Andalusian-style churches and palaces and almost fully preserved city walls, this city is unique on the continent. Breathe in the atmosphere on a tour of the old town*, a carriage ride* or in the authentic, colourful minibuses known as chivas*.

Thu, 17.11.2016

Relaxation at sea

Fri, 18.11.2016

Colon/Panama, arrival 6.00 hrs
Transfer to Panama City for a scheduled flight to Frankfurt

Colon
Your cruise will end on the Panama Canal, which you can explore further with our post-cruise programme*.

Sat, 19.11.2016

Arrival in Frankfurt

* The pre- and post-cruise programmes and shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.

Following programmes we offer in German:

PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: HAVANA – PURE CUBAN JOIE DE VIVRE


POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: PANAMA IS SO BEAUTIFUL

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