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  • Cienfuegos

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  • Waterfalls in Nicho Valley

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  • Santa Clara

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  • Colonial Building Facade, Sancti Spiritus

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  • Montego Bay - Itinerary 1

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  • Inside Bella

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  • Ocean View Fantastica

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19 Day Cuba, Caribbean & Mexico

  • Feel the passion of Havana, Cozumel & more
  • Cruise the glittering Caribbean Islands
Includes Return International Flights

You choose the cruise on this incredible 19 day Central America package taking in the highlights of Cuba, Mexico and the Caribbean. The gates may have opened to trade from America, but Cuba still looks and feels like a step back in time. Be seduced by the mix of colonial streets, 50s cars and the passion of Havana’s people. Discover Cienfuegos, a city on the southern coast known as the ‘Pearl of the South’; travel to Cumanayagua at the foot of the Escambray mountain range and journey by 4WD through the Nicho Valley, taking the opportunity to swim in the azure water of the falls surrounded by rainforest. Learn the history of Trinidad across several museums and marvel at one of the most photographed buildings in the region, the Convento de San Francisco; travel to historic Santa Clara, the home of the final battle of the Cuban Revolution; and onto Varadero where you’ll enjoy two nights at an all-inclusive resort.

Then, change up the pace with a seven night cruise aboard the elegant MSC Armonia ship through the Caribbean and beyond. Depending on your date chosen, you’ll visit Montego Bay, George Town and Cozumel; or Isla de Roatan, Costa Maya and Cozumel. End your bucket list holiday in sun-kissed Miami, taking the opportunity to stay behind, if you wish, to soak up the beauty of the coastal city’s eclectic style. Package includes return international flights, nine nights quality hotel accommodation, 36 meals including all meals while cruising, and so much more. Ha-vana go, you wanna go, let’s just go!

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 Escambray mountain range. 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 wet, a dip in the water below the falls will be a treat. 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 or similar

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

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cancun airport for your flight to Miami. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the cruise terminal where you will begin your 7 night Caribbean cruise aboard MSC Cruise Lines ‘Armonia’ ship. The cruise departs at 7:00pm.

Overnight: MSC Cruises – ‘MSC Armonia’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Overnight: MSC Cruises – ‘MSC Armonia’ 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.

Overnight: MSC Cruises – ‘MSC Armonia’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

A dream spot for diving and snorkelling fans offering the ‘crème de la crème’ of water-sport activities. The Cayman Islands are located in the British West Indies and George Town, and the capital of the Cayman Islands is situated on Grand Cayman.

Overnight: MSC Cruises – ‘MSC Armonia’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Cozumel is Mexico's largest island, located just 12 miles off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Measuring just 28 miles long by 10 miles wide, Cozumel is renowned across the world for its dazzling white sand beaches and the clarity of the Caribbean Sea in which it lies.

Overnight: MSC Cruises – ‘MSC Armonia’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today spend a day in Cuba’s capital city. When you alight 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 dancers, and cars from a different century create a moving exhibit in the streets of the city centre.

Overnight: MSC Cruises – ‘MSC Armonia’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today spend the day relaxing on board or explore more of Havana and its Spanish colonial architecture. The cruise departs at 5:00pm this evening.

Overnight: MSC Cruises – ‘MSC Armonia’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Arrive back in the port of Miami. In case your flights depart in the afternoon, once you have disembarked you can store your luggage at the port to enjoy free time in Miami before to you make your own way to the airport for the return flight home to Australia after one bucket list trip-of-a-lifetime!

Meals included: Breakfast

Meals included: In-Flight

Please note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some flights may arrive +1 day later.

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 Escambray mountain range. 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 wet, a dip in the water below the falls will be a treat. 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 or similar

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

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cancun airport for your flight to Miami. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the cruise terminal where you will begin your 7 night Caribbean cruise aboard MSC Cruise Lines ‘Armonia’ ship. The cruise departs at 7:00pm.

Overnight: MSC Cruises – ‘MSC Armonia’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Overnight: MSC Cruises – ‘MSC Armonia’ 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 Armonia’ 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 Armonia’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Cozumel is Mexico's largest island, located just 12 miles off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Measuring just 28 miles long by 10 miles wide, Cozumel is renowned across the world for its dazzling white sand beaches and the clarity of the Caribbean Sea in which it lies.

Overnight: MSC Cruises – ‘MSC Armonia’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today spend a day in Cuba’s capital city. When 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 dancers, and cars from a different century create a moving exhibit in the streets of the city centre.

Overnight: MSC Cruises – ‘MSC Armonia’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today spend the day relaxing on board or explore more of Havana and its Spanish colonial architecture, before departing that evening.

Overnight: MSC Cruises – ‘MSC Armonia’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Arrive back in the port of Miami. In case your flights depart in the afternoon, once you have disembarked you can store your luggage at the port to enjoy free time in Miami before to make your own way to the airport for the return flight home to Australia after one bucket list trip-of-a-lifetime!

Meals included: Breakfast

Meals included: In-Flight

Please note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some flights may arrive +1 day later.

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 village on the foot Escambray mountains
  • Take in the spectacular scenery of the Sierra del Escambray
  • Experience Sancti Spiritus, a little cozy Cuban town
  • Stay at an all-inclusive resort in Varadero
  • Visit the Spanish influenced city of Remedios
  • Experience Santa Clara, famous for the Cuban revolution
  • Visit the Ernesto Che Guevara Monument, where the remains of Che Guevara are housed
  • Stay in Cancun, Mexico, the exotic Caribbean resort city
  • 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
  • Relax on the island of Cozumel, Mexico
  • Experience the eclectic style of Miami

FLIGHTS
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/BNE/*ADL/*PER
  • Return International flights Cancun - Havana
  • International flights Cancun - Miami

CRUISE
  • 7 night MSC West Caribbean Islands cruise
  • Sail aboard the incredible ‘MSC Armonia’ ship

ACCOMMODATION
  • 9 nights quality hotel accommodation on tour

DINING
  • Enjoy 36 meals including daily breakfast

TOUR ESSENTIALS
  • English-speaking tour leader and guides
  • All parking and check point charges

TRANSPORT
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles

TRANSFERS
All airport and cruise terminal transfers excluding:
  • Day 17 - Miami cruise terminal to airport transfer
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore the best of Cuba on tour
  • Cruise along Central America’s East Coast
  • Visit Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Varadero and more
  • Dock in Honduras, Costa Maya, Cozumel 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
  • Experience Sancti Spiritus, a little cozy Cuban town
  • 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
  • Discover the magic of Cozumel, Mexico
  • Visit Isle of Rotan, famous for its beautiful reefs
  • Explore the slick seafront promenades in Costa Maya
  • Experience the eclectic style of Miami

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 quality 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
All airport and cruise terminal transfers excluding:
  • Day 17 - Miami cruise terminal to airport transfer

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 26th October 2019.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies:
- Interior Bella Cabin: $1400
- Ocean View Fantastica Cabin: $1930
- Balcony Fantastica Cabin: $2200
 
Departure Dates (2019)
Itinerary 1:
*July: 13
October: 5
 
Itinerary 2:
October: 26
 
Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $500 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth
 
Interstate Surcharges
*Adelaide: $400 per person
*Perth: $500 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.
- Blackout dates:
* 28th June – 11th July 2019
* 20th September – 2nd October 2019
 
Stay behind in Miami, USA
$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.
- Blackout dates:
* 20th September – 2nd October 2019
* 24th November – 30th November 2019
 
Stopover Packages
Not Available.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not Available
- Business Class (Australia – Cancun, Mexico & Maimi, USA – Australia): Buy now for $8699 per person
Please note: 
- Business Class is not available for the Cancun to Havana and Cancun to Miami flights.
- 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 or similar

Cienfuegos, Cuba: Hotel Jagua or similar

Trinidad, Cuba: Hostal Lola or similar

Remedios, Cuba: Hotel Encanto Barcelona or similar

Varadero, Cuba: Hotel Grand Memories all inclusive resort or similar

Cancun: Hotel Beachscape Kin Ha Villas & Suites or similar

- Cruise: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Armonia' 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.

 

Extra Nights
- Cancun (Pre 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 2 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 26, 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:
*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.
- Day 17: Miami cruise terminal to airport transfer.
- 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 and Caribbean Islands:
Cuba and the Caribbean both have a tropical climate. The average temperature during the day throughout the year in Cuba is between 25 and 35 degrees Celsius. There almost always blows a breeze from the North-East to help cool you off in the hot weather. Temperatures are only moderately higher during the summer, with the warmest month being August. The benefit is that summer visitors enjoy less crowds. 
 
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:
Daily breakfast is 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.
 
OTHER
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. Tipping during the land tour is optional and at the customers discretion. The cruise involves a mandatory gratuity of US$12.50 per person per day 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 top 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/
 
Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such a journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.


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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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