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AFTERNOON:

“Rum Tasting” briefing by our destination expert.

AFTERNOON:

Let’s Learn Salsa!

EVENING:

Dance Like a Cuban - It’s Rumba Time!

DAY 3

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SUN

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AT SEA

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AUTHENTIC CUBAN EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

ON BOARD

MORNING:

A Taste of Cuba: How to "mix and match" the Most

Mouthwatering Dishes by our destination expert. Join us for a Cuban

cooking lesson and learn about some of the unique gems endemic to

Cuban cuisine. You’ll learn how to take fresh ingredients and create

incomparable tastes that burst with the flavors of Cuba. Our chef will

show you how Creole and Spanish cuisine blend to create the

authentic, singular Cuban gastronomic experience loved all over the

world.

AFTERNOON:

“Cuban Cigars - The Story behind the Smoke”

AFTERNOON:

Documentary about Cuba.

EVENING:

Dance Like a Real Cuban: It’s Cha Cha Cha Time!

DAY 4

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MON

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HAVANA

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ARRIVE: 8:00 AM

MORNING:

Lecture Join us for a lecture where we will have the unique

opportunity to learn and discuss topics on which Cuba excels, such as

social security, family code and agricultural co-ops.

MORNING:

“Real Taste of Havana” Tour. The old city center comprises

a breathtaking mix of Baroque and neoclassical monuments and a

homogeneous ensemble of private houses with arcades, balconies,

wrought-iron gates and internal courtyards. Come meander along the

narrow streets of this fascinating city with our expert guide, who will

regale you with tales of this magical city’s storied history. We begin with

a walking tour of the historical center of Old Havana (“Habana Vieja”),

where we’ll see the Royal Forces Castle, Saint Francis of Assisi Square,

the Cathedral Square, the Old Square and Arms Square. We’ll have the

opportunity to see and buy old books in all languages and interact with

the book sellers.

AFTERNOON:

“More of Authentic Havana” Tour. This Panoramic tour

includes a photo stop at the famed Old Capital Building, then we drive

past Revolution Museum, The Fine Arts Museum, The Parque Central

(Central Park) and the Gran Teatro de Havana. We then stop at

Revolution Square for some free time and photos - you’ll find the Jose

Marti Memorial, the National Library and the Revolution Palace here.

We leave Revolution Square to continue our tour with a drive past some

of Old Havana’s most important buildings, the University of Havana

and its escalinata (stairway) and the Alma Mater statue, La Rampa; the

Coppelia ice cream parlor, the Yara movie theater and the Habana

Libre hotel. We end our tour at San Jose Market for more free

time and the market’s unique shops and hospitable vendors. Overnight

in Havana.

DAY 5

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TUE

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HAVANA - DEPART: 10:00 PM

MORNING:

“More of Real Havana” Tour. Old Havana and its

fortifications are a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city was founded

in 1519 by the Spanish, and by the 17th century it had become one of

the Caribbean's main centers for ship-building. Our “More of the Real

Havana” Tour features a visit to the Fine Arts Museum and the famed

“Museo de la Revolución” (The Museum of the Revolution). Housed in

the former Presidential Palace, the museum is devoted to the

revolutionary war of the 1950s and to the country's post-1959 history.

Following the Museo de la Revolución we will make a stop to marvel at

some of the outdoor installations of legendary Cuban ceramicist and

graphic artist Jose Fuster, a pioneer of Cuban visual art. We then return

on board Celestyal Crystal.

EVENING:

Dance like a Cuban. Come join us for a selection of beautiful

Cuban dances and live Cuban music by the “Latin Souls” band. We will

take you through the steps - by the end of the hour, you’ll feel as if your

feet aren’t touching the dance floor.

DAY 6

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WED

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DAY AT SEA

MORNING:

“El Ajiaco” Cultural Briefing by our destination expert. This

hearty Cuban stew has been eaten on the island since the 1500’s! It’s

a mix of chicken, pork spare ribs, corn malanga (yellow taro), plantains,

WEEKLY DEPARTURES FROM MONTEGO BAY

Jan. 5, 2018 thru Feb. 9, 2018 & Nov. 9, 2018 thru Mar. 2019

From $2,369 per person for an Inside Stateroom*

From $2,559 per person for an Ocean View Stateroom*

From $2,999 per person for a Balcony Stateroom*

(*) Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single room supplement &

children’s rates available upon request.

INCLUDED FEATURES

Free roundtrip transfers between Montego Bay airport

and the ship

7 nights’ accommodations in your selected cabin category

Two full days in Havana

Full breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

Unlimited bar & beverage package

"People to People" cultural exchange program in Havana,

Cienfuegos & Santiago de Cuba via air conditioned motor coach

Port charges and all shipboard gratuities

Daily entertainment program

Fitness center

Evening entertainment and theme nights

Cuba visa & Cuba health Insurance

yucca, Cuban boniato and pumpkin! Join us prior to your shore

excursion to discuss the ways in which the authentic Cuba you'll

experience ashore is similar to the legendary meal, a mix of diverse

accents, myths, races and religion all stewed together - and to

perfection!

MORNING:

Cooking Demonstration - Cuban Festive Dishes. Join us for

a Cuban cooking lesson and discover some of the many gems of Cuban

cuisine. You will learn how to take fresh ingredients and create

incomparable tastes that burst with the flavors of Cuba. Our chef will

show you how some of the most popular Cuban festive dishes are

prepared.

EVENING:

Dance like a Cuban - Que Rico Mambo!

DAY 7

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THU I CIENFUEGOS

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ARRIVE: 7:00 AM - DEPART: 3:00 PM

MORNING:

Cienfuegos City Tour. You will have the unique opportunity

to visit Cienfuegos, a 19th century planned city and a UNESCO World

Heritage site. “The Pearl of the South”, this colonial gem was founded

in 1819. Situated on the Caribbean coast of southern-central Cuba at

the heart of the country’s sugar cane, mango, tobacco and coffee

production area, the town first developed in the neoclassical style - it

became more eclectic as it grew but still retained a harmonious overall

townscape. We then stop at the Graphic Society of Cienfuegos, where

we’ll meet with local artists and view their prints - the society is beloved

by the people of Cienfuegos for its programs for children with special

needs. Our tour continues at Project Trazos Libres: artist Santiago

Hermes Martinez converted his family home into an art collective in

2009 to support local artists and collaborate with them – get ready to

view unique handicrafts, murals, photographs and traditional

costumes. We will then enjoy a panoramic view of Cienfuegos, before

we visit the magnificent Teatro Thomas Terry: built between 1887 and

1889 to honor Venezuelan industrialist Tomás Terry, this 950-seat

opera house and theater is decorated with Carrara marble and hand-

carved Cuban hardwoods. After Teatro Thomas Terry we’ll return to the

Celestyal Crystal.

EVENING:

Make Your Own Cocktail. Try a real mojito.

EVENING:

Farewell event. Before your disembarkation, join us for a get

together and a farewell drink.

EVENING:

Dance like a Cuban.

DAY 8

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FRI

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MONTEGO BAY

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ARRIVE: 8:00 AM

Instead of saying

Adios… say hasta pronto – meaning “until soon” as you bid farewell to

this culturally rich People to People experience by sea in Cuba. This

morning disembark the ship and transfer to Montego Bay airport for

your flight back home. Thank you for sailing with us in Cuba.