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19 Day Cuba & Caribbean

  • Discover Cuba & cruise the glittering Caribbean
  • Visit Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad & more
Includes Return International Flights

Cuba. Just one word is all it takes to conjure scenes of grand yet crumbling colonial buildings, of vintage cars puttering through crowded city streets, women smoking over-sized cuban cigars, and gorgeous beaches where your troubles melt away faster than you can say ‘piña colada’. On this tour of Cuba and the Caribbean, those iconic scenes and many more are waiting to be discovered.

Fall in love with the beauty, the passion, and the island charm of Cuba and the Caribbean on this bucket list 19 day fly, tour and cruise adventure. Discover the best of Cuba on tour: visit the iconic city of Havana; explore Santa Clara, famous for its role in the Cuban Revolution; swim in the cool waterfalls of Nicho Valley; visit Cumanayagua at the foot of the Escambray Mountains; wander the vibrant streets of Trinidad; relax at an all-inclusive resort in beachside Varadero and more. Then, set sail on a seven-night cruise of the Caribbean aboard the MSC Opera. Choose from two different cruise itineraries, depending on your departure date chosen, and experience the wind in your hair, the sun on your skin, and the laid-back lifestyle the Caribbean is renowned for. Package includes return flights, nine nights hotel accommodation, a seven night cruise, and so much more!

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth for Cancun! Fly with award winning Etihad Airways, Emirates, Singapore Airlines or Cathay Pacific to name a few (subject to availability). Upon arrival, you will be met by a representative and transferred to the hotel. 

Please note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.

Overnight: Hotel Beachscape Kin Ha Villas & Suites or similar, Cancun

Meals included: In-Flight

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Havana, Cuba. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in the exotic Cuban capital city.

Overnight: Hotel Memories Miramar or similar, Havana

Meals included: Breakfast

Today you depart for Cienfuegos on the southern coast of Cuba. This beautiful, clean, and spacious city is known as ‘the Pearl of the South’ for its hospitable populace, abundance of neoclassical architecture and elegant seafront boulevard. It was founded in the early 19th century – later than other main cities in Cuba – by French immigrants from both France and Louisiana (USA). This gives the city a different flavour and architectural appearance. In 2005, Cienfuegos’ historic centre was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Overnight: Hotel Jagua, or similar Cienfuegos

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

This morning drive to the village of Cumanayagua at the foot of the mountain range Escambray. Waiting 4WDs will be on hand to help tackle the rugged terrain of the Nicho Valley. A trail will lead along beautiful waterfalls surrounded by tropical forest. For those wishing to get their feet wet, it is possible to swim in the falls. In the afternoon continue to Trinidad.

Overnight: Hostal Lola (or similar), Trinidad

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

This morning you will enjoy a 4-hour guided tour of Trinidad, nestled between the Escambray Mountains and the Caribbean Sea. Trinidad – with its colonial baroque architecture and quaint, pastel-coloured houses with red tiled roofs – feels like it’s cast in amber. Among the handful of museums in Trinidad, Museo Romántico stands out (entrance not included), overlooking the town’s main square, the Plaza Mayor. The Museo Histórico Municipal (also called Casa Cantero) is another interesting museum (entrance included) explaining the extraordinary history of the region. You will also see one of the most photographed buildings in Trinidad, the former 18th-century Convento de San Francisco. Continue onwards to the outskirts of Trinidad to Sugar Mill valley, where the fabulous wealth of Trinidad in the 16th century was generated, with great views from the Manaca Iznaga tower.

Overnight: Hostal Lola (or similar), Trinidad

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

This morning drive to the city of Sancti Spiritus, visiting the historic centre of this attractive colonial town. Continue to Remedios which is one of the cosiest little towns in Cuba. The historic centre here has been restored recently and the local church is beautiful. Tonight’s accommodation is in the historic centre in a colonial style boutique hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Encanto Barcelona or similar

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today the tour continues to Santa Clara. The city was founded on July 15, 1689 – among the original settlers were several families from Remedios who fled from the pirate attacks besieging the town at the time. Centuries later, as 1958 drew to a close, Santa Clara was the site of the final battle in the Cuban Revolution. The guerrilla attacks were led by Ernesto Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos who derailed a train full of troops and supplies sent by Batista. Santa Clara was captured on December 31, 1958. This victory is considered the decisive moment in the Cuban Revolution. Erected twenty years after his untimely death, the Monumento Ernesto Che Guevara is the city’s main tourist attraction and a pilgrimage site for many. The awe-inspiring mausoleum houses the remains of Che Guevara and sixteen of his fellow combatants killed in 1967 in Bolivia. See here the Museum (entrance not included) and Mausoleum of Che Guevara. Continue to Varadero, a popular beach resort town, where you can relax in resort style with all-inclusive meals and drinks. 

Overnight: Hotel Grand Memories Varadero or similar

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today enjoy a day at leisure, giving you the chance to enjoy a variety of water sports (not included) and the wonderful warm waters of the Caribbean.

Overnight: Hotel Grand Memories Varadero on all-inclusive basis

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today transfer to Havana airport for your flight to Cancun, Mexico. Upon arrival, be met by a representative and transferred to your Hotel. Relax for the rest of the day in Cancun, known for its beaches, numerous resorts and nightlife.

Overnight: Hotel Beachscape Kin Ha Villas & Suites or similar, Cancun

Meals included: Breakfast

This morning after breakfast, transfer to the nearby island of Cozumel by ferry where you will begin your 7 night Caribbean cruise aboard MSC Cruise Lines ‘Opera’ Ship. The cruise departs at 4:00pm.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - MSC ‘Opera’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today the cruise docks in Havana for the next two nights. When you disembark in Havana you will be immediately struck by the city’s sensuality. Its buildings have sinuous lines, and its colours and spiced aromas are intoxicating. The aroma of the city’s famous cigars floats through the air, beaches of sugary hues smoothly transition into transparent waters of the sea, music accompanies the captivating movements of the Caribbean dances, and cars from a different century create a moving exhibit in the streets of the city centre.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - MSC ‘Opera’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today enjoy a free day in Cuba’s capital, or take advantage of one of MSC’s optional shore excursions (not included).

Overnight: MSC Cruises - MSC ‘Opera’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy another day at leisure before the cruise departs in the evening.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - MSC ‘Opera’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: MSC Cruises - MSC ‘Opera’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Located along the northwest coast of Jamaica, Montego Bay is home to popular beaches including Doctor’s Cave Beach and Walter Fletcher Beach. The bay is ideal for snorkelling and diving in the protected waters of Montego Bay Marine Park (not included).

Overnight: MSC Cruises - MSC ‘Opera’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

A dream spot for diving and snorkelling fans offering the ‘crème de la crème’ of water-sport activities (not included). The Cayman Islands are in the British West Indies and George Town, the capital of the Cayman Islands, is situated on Grand Cayman.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - MSC ‘Opera’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Arrive back into Cozumel this morning. Here you will be met by a representative and transferred to Cancun airport (approx. 3 hours) for your return flight back to Australia (via the USA).

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Itinerary - 2

Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth for Cancun! Fly with award winning Etihad Airways, Emirates, Singapore Airlines or Cathay Pacific to name a few (subject to availability). Upon arrival, you will be met by a representative and transferred to the hotel. 

Please note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.

Overnight: Hotel Beachscape Kin Ha Villas & Suites or similar, Cancun

Meals included: In-Flight

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Havana, Cuba. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in the exotic Cuban capital city.

Overnight: Hotel Memories Miramar or similar, Havana

Meals included: Breakfast

Today you depart for Cienfuegos on the southern coast of Cuba. This beautiful, clean, and spacious city is known as ‘the Pearl of the South’ for its hospitable populace, abundance of neoclassical architecture and elegant seafront boulevard. It was founded in the early 19th century – later than other main cities in Cuba – by French immigrants from both France and Louisiana (USA). This gives the city a different flavour and architectural appearance. In 2005, Cienfuegos’ historic centre was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Overnight: Hotel Jagua, or similar Cienfuegos

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

This morning drive to the village of Cumanayagua at the foot of the mountain range Escambray. Waiting 4WDs will be on hand to help tackle the rugged terrain of the Nicho Valley. A trail will lead along beautiful waterfalls surrounded by tropical forest. For those wishing to get their feet wet, it is possible to swim in the falls. In the afternoon continue to Trinidad.

Overnight: Hostal Lola (or similar), Trinidad

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

This morning you will enjoy a 4-hour guided tour of Trinidad, nestled between the Escambray Mountains and the Caribbean Sea. Trinidad – with its colonial baroque architecture and quaint, pastel-coloured houses with red tiled roofs – feels like it’s cast in amber. Among the handful of museums in Trinidad, Museo Romántico stands out (entrance not included), overlooking the town’s main square, the Plaza Mayor. The Museo Histórico Municipal (also called Casa Cantero) is another interesting museum (entrance included) explaining the extraordinary history of the region. You will also see one of the most photographed buildings in Trinidad, the former 18th-century Convento de San Francisco. Continue onwards to the outskirts of Trinidad to Sugar Mill valley, where the fabulous wealth of Trinidad in the 16th century was generated, with great views from the Manaca Iznaga tower.

Overnight: Hostal Lola (or similar), Trinidad

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

This morning drive to the city of Sancti Spiritus, visiting the historic centre of this attractive colonial town. Continue to Remedios which is one of the cosiest little towns in Cuba. The historic centre here has been restored recently and the local church is beautiful. Tonight’s accommodation is in the historic centre in a colonial style boutique hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Encanto Barcelona or similar

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today the tour continues to Santa Clara. The city was founded on July 15, 1689 – among the original settlers were several families from Remedios who fled from the pirate attacks besieging the town at the time. Centuries later, as 1958 drew to a close, Santa Clara was the site of the final battle in the Cuban Revolution. The guerrilla attacks were led by Ernesto Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos who derailed a train full of troops and supplies sent by Batista. Santa Clara was captured on December 31, 1958. This victory is considered the decisive moment in the Cuban Revolution. Erected twenty years after his untimely death, the Monumento Ernesto Che Guevara is the city’s main tourist attraction and a pilgrimage site for many. The awe-inspiring mausoleum houses the remains of Che Guevara and sixteen of his fellow combatants killed in 1967 in Bolivia. See here the Museum (entrance not included) and Mausoleum of Che Guevara. Continue to Varadero, a popular beach resort town, where you can relax in resort style with all-inclusive meals and drinks. 

Overnight: Hotel Grand Memories Varadero or similar

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today enjoy a day at leisure, giving you the chance to enjoy a variety of water sports (not included) and the wonderful warm waters of the Caribbean.

Overnight: Hotel Grand Memories Varadero on all-inclusive basis

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today transfer to Havana airport for your flight to Cancun, Mexico. Upon arrival, be met by a representative and transferred to your Hotel. Relax for the rest of the day in Cancun, known for its beaches, numerous resorts and nightlife.

Overnight: Hotel Beachscape Kin Ha Villas & Suites or similar, Cancun

Meals included: Breakfast

This morning after breakfast, transfer to the nearby island of Cozumel by ferry where you will begin your 7 night Caribbean cruise aboard MSC Cruise Lines ‘Opera’ Ship. The cruise departs at 6:30pm.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - MSC ‘Opera’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

When you disembark in Havana you will be immediately struck by the city’s sensuality. Its buildings have sinuous lines, and its colours and spiced aromas are intoxicating. The aroma of the city’s famous cigars floats through the air, beaches of sugary hues smoothly transition into transparent waters of the sea, music accompanies the captivating movements of the Caribbean dances, and cars from a different century create a moving exhibit in the streets of the city centre.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - MSC ‘Opera’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today enjoy a free day in Cuba’s capital, or take advantage of one of MSC’s optional shore excursions (not included).

Overnight: MSC Cruises - MSC ‘Opera’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: MSC Cruises - MSC ‘Opera’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning arrive into Belize City, the largest city in Belize and once the capital of the former British Honduras. The city will reveal a distinguished history, several superb sights and fascinating cultural spectacles. The city’s astonishing energy comes from its 76,000-plus inhabitants, who represent every ethnic group in the country, with the Creole descendants of former slaves and British Baymen forming the majority and generating an easy-going Caribbean atmosphere.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - MSC ‘Opera’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Roatan is the largest and most developed of the Bay Islands. Long and thin (50km long, but only 2km to 4km wide), the island is a real diving and snorkelling mecca – virtually its entire coastline is fringed by an astonishingly diverse coral reef teeming with tropical fish. On land, exquisite white-sand beaches like West Bay, a mountainous interior of pine-forested hills and the remote wild east of the island (once a pirate hangout) beg to be explored.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - MSC ‘Opera’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Puerto Costa Maya, where your MSC cruise ships dock, is out of sight north of Mahahual, but its influence is felt on cruise-ship days, when the village springs to life with souvenir stands and jet-ski rentals along the slick seafront promenade.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - MSC ‘Opera’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Arrive back into Cozumel this morning. Here you will be met by a representative and transferred to Cancun, airport (approx. 3 hours) for your return flight back to Australia (via the USA).

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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    HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore the best of Cuba on tour 
  • Cruise the West Caribbean Islands
  • Visit Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Varadero and more 
  • Dock in Jamaica, Mexico, Cayman Islands and Cuba
  • Tour the UNESCO World Heritage city centre of Cienfuegos
  • Swim in the beautiful waterfalls in Nicho Valley surrounded by tropical forest
  • Visit the Museo Historico, Plaza Mayor and Sugar Mill Valley on tour in Trinidad
  • Explore Cumanayagua, at the foot of the Escambray mountains
  • Visit the Spanish influenced city of Remedios
  • Experience Santa Clara, famous for its role in the Cuban revolution
  • Visit the Ernesto Che Guevara Monument, where the remains of Che Guevara are housed
  • Stay at an all-inclusive resort in Varadero with a day at leisure
  • Visit the iconic resort town Cancun 
  • Enjoy two days at leisure in the vibrant city of Havana while docked
  • Dock in the Jamaican port of Montego Bay
  • Visit sunny George Town in the Cayman Islands

  • FLIGHTS
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/BNE/*ADL/*PER

  • CRUISE
  • 7 night MSC Caribbean Cruise
  • Sail aboard the elegant ‘MSC Opera’ ship

  • ACCOMMODATION
  • 9 nights hotel accommodation on tour

  • DINING
  • Enjoy 36 meals including daily breakfast

  • TOUR ESSENTIALS
  • English speaking tour leader and guides
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges

  • TRANSPORT
  • Transportation by A/C Vehicles

  • TRANSFERS
  • Return airport and cruise transfers
    HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore the best of Cuba on tour 
  • Cruise along Central America’s East Coast
  • Visit Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Varadero and more 
  • Dock in Belize, Honduras, Costa Maya and Cuba
  • Tour the UNESCO World Heritage city centre of Cienfuegos
  • Swim in the beautiful waterfalls in Nicho Valley surrounded by tropical forest
  • Visit the Museo Historico, Plaza Mayor and Sugar Mill Valley on tour in Trinidad
  • Explore Cumanayagua, at the foot of the Escambray mountains
  • Visit the Spanish influenced city of Remedios
  • Experience Santa Clara, famous for its role in the Cuban revolution
  • Visit the Ernesto Che Guevara Monument, where the remains of Che Guevara are housed
  • Stay at an all-inclusive resort in Varadero with a day at leisure
  • Visit the iconic resort town Cancun 
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in the vibrant city of Havana while docked
  • Discover the magic of Belize City in Belize
  • Visit Isle of Rotan, famous for its beautiful reefs
  • Explore the slick seafront promenades in Costa Maya

  • FLIGHTS
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/BNE/*ADL/*PER

  • CRUISE
  • 7 night MSC Caribbean Cruise
  • Sail aboard the elegant ‘MSC Opera’ ship

  • ACCOMMODATION
  • 9 nights hotel accommodation on tour

  • DINING
  • Enjoy 36 meals including daily breakfast

  • TOUR ESSENTIALS
  • English speaking tour leader and guides
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges

  • TRANSPORT
  • Transportation by A/C Vehicles

  • TRANSFERS
  • Return airport and cruise transfers

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 23rd February 2019.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of applies:
Inside Bella Cabin $1300
Ocean View Fantastica Cabin $1600
Balcony Fantastica Cabin $2000
 
Departure Dates (2019)
Itinerary 1:
February: 9*, 23
 
Itinerary 2: 
February: 16
 
Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $200 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth
 
Interstate Surcharges
*Adelaide: $100 per person
*Perth: $200 per person



Full Service Airline(s) Used


United Airlines, Delta Airlines, Virgin australia, American Airlines, Air New Zealand, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, Korean Air, Cathay Pacific, Aero Mexico and codeshare partners. (subject to availability).

Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 

 

Arrive early in Cancun, Mexico
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Arrive early is not permitted earlier than the 20th January 2019
 
Stay behind in Cancun, Mexico
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Stay behinds are not permitted any later than the 27th June 2019
 
Stopover Packages
Not Available
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy (Australia – Cancun, Cancun - Australia): *Starting from $3999 per person
- Business Class (Australia – Cancun, Cancun - Australia): Buy now for $8699 per person
Please note: 
- *Starting from quotes will be processed and returned for your consideration.
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.



Cabins


All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.

 

Cabin Experiences:
Inside Bella
- Wide variety of superb, freshly prepared cuisine.
- Classic dining style with the chance to express a seating preference. Seating preference is subject to availability and reconfirmation on board.
- Gourmet buffet with different areas, open 24 hours a day.
- Broadway-style theatre shows.
- Swimming pool, scenic gym and open-air sports facilities.
- Packed program of daily activities.
- Turndown service to prepare your bed each night.
 
Ocean View and Balcony Fantastica
- Cabins on the upper decks and in the most convenient positions on the ship.
- Wide variety of superb, freshly prepared cuisine.
- Classic dining style with priority in choice of dinner sitting. Seating preference is subject to availability and reconfirmation on board.
- Gourmet buffet with over 13 different areas, open 20 hours a day.
- Broadway-style theatre shows.
- Swimming pool, scenic gym and open-air sports facilities.
- Packed program of daily activities.
- Turndown service to prepare your bed each night.
- Cabin service 24 hours a day.



Accommodation Used


3-4 Star (self-rated)

Havana, Cuba: Hotel Memories Miramar

Cienfuegos, Cuba: Hotel Jagua

Trinidad, Cuba: Hostal Lola

Remedios, Cuba: Hotel Encanto Barcelona

Varadero, Cuba: Hotel Grand Memories all inclusive resort

Cruise: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Opera’ ship

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Hotel Grand Memories Resort, Varadero  
An upscale All-Inclusive Resort in Varadero's breathtaking white-sand beaches in the exotic destinations of Cuba. The all-inclusive package offers:
- All meals included throughout your stay.
- 9 Restaurants and 9 Bars including 2 swim-up bars.
- Unlimited beverages including Domestic Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic.
- Planned activities by resort entertainment staff throughout the day.
- Daily and nightly entertainment program.
- Jacuzzi.
- Spa and beauty treatments(Additional fees may apply).
- Unlimited access to 3 tennis courts during the day.
- Unlimited access to on-site fitness centre.
- Beach Volley during the day.
- Multi-sport court.
- Non-motorized water sports – catamaran, windsurfing, pedal boat, snorkeling.
- Beautiful beach and gardens.
- 4 swimming pools.
- Fully supervised kids club.
 
Extra Nights
- Cancun (Pre or Post Tour): $240 per room with breakfast included.
Please note: extra nights are subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 People (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 8 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not Available
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin or Double bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 25, maximum group size 40 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Please note:
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
- Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line prior to travel (subject to availability).
- Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).



Visa fees and requirements (A tourist visa is not required for Mexico but is a strict requirement for Cuba and the USA if travelling on an Australian passport).
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise).
- Gratuities/tipping:
*Recommended Land: $3 USD per person/day payable on tour.
*Mandatory Cruise: $12.50 USD per person/day payable onboard at the end of the cruise.
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise).
- Personal expenses.
- Travel insurance (Mandatory).
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Cuba:
The climate in Cuba is subtropical with cool trade winds providing some relief from the heat and humidity. The average year-round temperature is approximately 26°C and there's plenty of sunshine.
 
Mexico:
Winters are very mild. The temperature in winter averages between 20°C and 24°C and in summer the average temperature is around 28°C. October through May is the city's dry season, which means this period has very little rain.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
CRUISE
Disembarkation:
- Begins approximately 2 hours after docking.
- Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
- Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
- Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts:
Please note: Travellers booked via TripADeal will not be entitled to receive any cruise line customer loyalty discounts. Similar to airline frequent flyer programs, this is outside of the TripADeal booking process. However, customers may contact the cruise line direct upon receiving their TripADeal travel documents to request any membership benefits they are entitled to. 
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
36 meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.

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Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip for the tour leader and driver is $3 USD per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour. A mandatory cruise gratuity of $12.50 USD per person per day is payable onboard at the end of the cruise. Please note: additional extras purchased onboard will also have a gratuity of up to 18% charged on to of the normal ship board gratuity. 
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved.  If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.



Cuba:
A Tourist Card visa is required for entry into Cuba if travelling on an Australian Passport. The visa is valid for 30 days for one entry and one exit only. You must apply for this visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure from Australia. Please click below to contact your nearest Cuban Embassy or Consulate for instructions on how to apply in person or via post. The Cuba Consular Services Web Page: http://misiones.minrex.gob.cu/en/australia/consular-services
You can download a Cuban Visa application form here:
CUBA tourist card application: http://misiones.minrex.gob.cu/sites/default/files/formularioseditoraustralia/tourist_card_application_0.pdf
In addition, a second tourist visa is required at the time when the ship returns in Havana: this second entry visa is available on board your cruise at the cost of €15.00 (equivalent to approx. $23AUD) per passenger.
 
Mexico:
For stays in Mexico for 180 days or less on an Australian Passport, you won't need a visa. But you'll need to complete a Multiple Immigration Form (FMM) and make sure your passport is stamped by Mexican immigration officials on arrival. If you fail to complete this form or to have your passport stamped upon entry into Mexico, you could be detained and deported. If you enter Mexico by air, you can either complete the FMM in advance online or on arrival. Present your completed FMM for inspection at immigration.
 
Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as customs and quarantine regulations) can change at short notice. Contact an Embassy or Consulate of Mexico for up-to-date information.

United States:
An ESTA (Visa Waiver) for the USA is a strict requirement when travelling to or flying through the USA. Once a USA ESTA Visa Waiver is issued it is valid for 2 years or until your passport expires (whichever is sooner) and will allow multiple entries into the USA. For information on ESTA eligibility or to apply, please visit: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/



We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

 

· 1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

· 2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

· Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

· Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

· Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
· If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
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