Cuba Under Sail

Cuba Under Sail
March 29, 2017
17 Days
Small-Ship Cruise
56 Guests
From $17,380
Cuban Local

Expedition Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in Cuban culture as you visit with friendly locals, savor traditional cuisine, tour the Arte Corte interactive museum, and enjoy musical performances, including a visit to the Buena Vista Social Club.
  • Travel with ease aboard the intimate, 56-guest sailing ship, Le Ponant, the perfect way to see the sights and enjoy the exquisite coastal scenery.
  • Visit the citadel of San Pedro de la Roca in Santiago and stroll through charming, colonial Cienfuegos; both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Snorkel or dive over healthy coral reefs to view colorful tropical fish, turtles, sting rays, and other sea creatures.
  • Stroll the atmospheric streets of Havana to discover stunning colonial architecture and sun-splashed plazas, where classic American cars complete the scene of a by-gone era.

This trip will be conducted under a General License – people-to-people travel (section 515.565).

It’s time to see Cuba, and what more unique way to do it than by sail on a luxury yacht!  Stroll Havana’s picturesque Malecón promenade along the sea at sunset; explore Cuba’s magnificent coral reefs by snorkel or scuba; and, with luck, maybe we’ll even spot the world’s smallest bird: the bee hummingbird. 

Rich Pagen

Expedition Team

  • Nadia Eckhardt
    Expedition Leader

    Nadia Eckhardt

  • Lynne Greig
    Cruise Director

    Lynne Greig

  • Deborah Bundy
    Expedition Staff

    Deborah Bundy

  • Richard Fagen
    Historian

    Richard Fagen

  • Jack Grove
    Cofounder / Marine Biologist

    Jack Grove

  • Rich Pagen
    Conservation Biologist / Naturalist

    Rich Pagen

Le Ponant

Le Ponant is a sleek, three-masted sailing vessel that is ideal for expedition cruising. When her 16,140-square-foot sails are unfurled, Le Ponant glides through the water at 10–12 knots. The four-deck vessel has ample public space, and is fully equipped with two restaurants, a lounge, bar, and small reading nook with a selection of books. All ocean-view staterooms feature an en suite bathroom, minibar, safe, radio, individual air conditioning control, and telephone. Le Ponant carries a fleet of Zodiacs and has facilities for snorkeling and diving.

Trip Preparation: Gear Up!

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