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Introducing the Inaugural Season to Cuba aboard ms Veendam!
It’s been more than 30 years since a Holland America Line ship last sailed into Havana Harbour, but this winter, we’re returning to Cuba!
Choose from 7, 11 and 12-day round trip Ft. Lauderdale sailings aboard ms Veendam from December 2017 through April 2018.
Nine seven day itineraries will feature the capital city Havana, and three of these will add another Cuba call at Cienfuegos, known as the model of early 19th century urban planning in Cuba.
The 12-day holiday as well as an 11-day cruise in March will showcase both Cuban ports. Depending on the departure day, cruises include the Cuba ports as well as a combination of Caribbean ports including Amber Cove, Dominican Republic;
Belize City, Belize; Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Grand Cayman; Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos; Key West, Florida; and Montego Bay, Jamaica.
As leaders in destination immersion and experiential travel, Holland America Line adds Cuba to its itineraries in order to provide guests with a thoughtful cultural exchange experience.
Most itineraries include an extended call at Havana, allowing guests the time to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site and immerse themselves in a wide array of historical and cultural adventures.
Additionally, a stop at Cienfuegos presents the opportunity for an exclusive visit to Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Cuba’s province of Sancti Spíritus.
On board, the Cuba experience will be enhanced through our Explorations Central, or EXC, program, featuring EXC Guides who will bring the destination to life through presentations and EXC Talks that will enable guests to deepen their understanding of the Caribbean’s largest island. Also enriching the Cuba experience for guests are EXC Port Maps created for the Cuban calls, EXC Encounters that will showcase the culture and history of Cuba to guests before they visit the ports, and much more.
In addition, educational and cultural EXC Tours are being developed in and near Havana and Cienfuegos with a highlight being Trinidad, one of the best preserved historic towns in the Caribbean.