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Cuba 360° - A Circumnavigation Of Cuba Aboard MS Saint Laurent
February 11 - February 20, 2016 | February 20 - February 29, 2016
February 29 - March 9, 2016 | March 24 - April 5, 2016
April 5 - April 14, 2016 | April 14 - April 23, 2016
April 23 - May 2, 2016 | November 15 - November 24, 2016
November 24 - Decemeber 3, 2016
December 12 - December 21, 2016
December 21 - December 30, 2016 | December 30 - January 8, 2017
There is no limit to the depth of the Cuban culture. Imaginations run wild with thoughts of music, filled with infectious rhythms and passion, and vistas, filled with breathtaking terrains. It is why writers such as Ernest Hemingway were once drawn here. There is no better way to witness the colorful mosaic of Cuba than aboard the 210-guest MS Saint Laurent. Her size allows her to reach small inlets and ports that are untouched by larger vessels, allowing her guests to witness a rich culture built by generations of European, African and revolutionary influences.
Experience Cuban culture the most authentic way possible—through its people. On this distinctive program, get acquainted with Cubans in their daily lives, from the city of Havana to the tobacco plantations of Viñales Valley. Engage with people directly in discussions about their lives and work, culture and traditions. Meet with Cuban historians, artists, musicians and naturalists and experience this diverse island through their eyes.
Day 1 | Miami, Florida
In the afternoon, guests will begin the journey from Port of Miami and sail overnight to the cultural capital of Cuba, Havana. A Welcome Reception, as well as an informative talk about the journey, will be held in the evening.
Day 2 | Havana, Cuba
After breakfast, guests will disembark and begin exploring the beautiful city on foot. Visit Hotel Ambos Mundos, where Ernest Hemingway kept a room for years. It served as the author’s refuge for writing such works as For Whom the Bell Tolls and a base for frequenting his favorite bars. After dinner, guests are encouraged to enjoy an evening performance at Tropicana Cabaret or stroll to nearby Café Taberna.
Day 3 | Viñales Valley, Cuba
Guests head west into the province of Pinar Del Rio to the famed Viñales Valley, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Survey an orchid garden, visit a family-run tobacco farm, and interact with workers at a tobacco-sorting facility. A small boat will also take guests inside one of the many limestone caves that punctuate the valley. The day concludes with a meeting with the community’s locals before returning to Havana.
Day 4 | Maria La Gorda
Explore Maria La Gorda, one of the most popular, unspoiled dive sites in Cuba. Meet with a local naturalist at Guanahacabibes National Park, the largest of Cuba’s six nature reserves.
Day 5 | Cienfuegos, Cuba
Begin the day exploring Cienfuegos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site often referred to as “the Pearl of the South” with its distinct French spirit and Caribbean flair. Guests meet with a local specialist to discuss the significance of many of the city’s buildings before visiting a graphic arts workshop.
Day 6 | Trinidad, Cuba
A city historian leads a walk tour through Trinidad, an architectural jewel proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mingle with local residents and call on artists in their studios as guests wind their way through the city.
Day 7 | Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Home of legendary rum and the birthplace of the revolution, Santiago de Cuba is the country’s second largest city and serves as an important seaport for the island. Witness locals explaining their dance, as well as learn about the Afro-Cuban religions practiced in the area. Guests will then visit the local citadel of San Pedro de la Roca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 8 | Alejandro de Humboldt, Cuba
Guests explore the Alejandro de Humboldt National Park, which is located in the heart of the Cuchillas del Toa Biosphere Reserve and widely recognized as the best-preserved mountainous ecosystem in the Caribbean.
Day 9 | Gibara/Holguín, Cuba
After a leisurely morning of cruising and lunch onboard, guests will step ashore in the colorful port of Gibara where Christopher Columbus landed in 1492. Comfortable coaches will take guests into the interior to explore the city of Holguín. Guests will then return to the ship for the evening’s farewell dinner.
Day 10 | Miami, Florida
After breakfast, guests disembark at 9:00 a.m. in the Port of Miami.
After exhilarating days on shore, escape to a private retreat featuring fresh, modern décor, hardwood floors, beds with deep, premium mattresses, 100% Egyptian cotton sheets, deluxe duvets, and your choice of different pillow options. All staterooms and suites also offer individual climate controls, magnifying makeup mirrors, plush towels, coveted L’Occitane® bath amenities, spa robes and slippers, and under-bed storage.
|An ocean view suite boasting sweeping views with interior and exterior entrances, a 450 sq. ft. private terrace, a complimentary mini-bar (restocked daily), one queen-size bed and one sofa bed, a sitting area, in-room safe, evening canapés, complimentary laundry service, and the services of a dedicated butler. (Deck 3)
|Category AA Stateroom||$7,899|
|An ocean view rooms with direct access to the open-air promenade. Added amenities include two twin-size or one queen-size bed, an armoire, and mini-bar. (Deck 4)
|Category A Stateroom||$7,299|
|An ocean view stateroom with two twin-size or one queen-size bed. (Deck 3)
|Category B Stateroom||$6,999|
|An ocean view stateroom offering sweeping views, two twin-size or one queen-size bed, an armoire, and a chest of drawers. (Deck 3)
|Category C Stateroom||$6,699|
|An ocean view stateroom with two twin-size or one queen-size bed, an armoire, and a chest of drawers. (Deck 3)
|Category D Stateroom||$6,399|
|An ocean view stateroom with two twin-size or one queen-size bed, an armoire, and a chest of drawers. (Deck 2)
|Category E Stateroom||$5,899|
|An ocean view stateroom with a queen-size bed, an armoire, and a chest of drawers. (Deck 2 & 3)
|Category F Stateroom||$5,599|
|An ocean view stateroom with two twin-size or one queen-size bed, an armoire, and chest of drawers. (Deck 1)
|Category G Stateroom||$4,999|
|An ocean view stateroom with two twin-size or one queen-size bed, an armoire, and chest of drawers. (Deck 1)
|Category H Stateroom||$4,599|
|An interior stateroom with two twin-size or one queen-size bed, an armoire, and a chest of drawers. (Deck 3)
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Terms & Conditions
*Based on double occupancy. Per person in USD. 60% Single Supplement available for categories A-F.
Included in tour cost: Cruise fares cover certain shipboard services including: accommodations, shore excursions, onboard meals and entertainment, complimentary beverages aboard ship where noted in the respective cruise program brochure.
Not included in tour cost: airfare, hotel accommodations, optional shore excursions, meals ashore(unless otherwise noted), beverages not highlighted as included, fuel surcharges, laundry (unless otherwise noted), purchases from the ship boutique or any item or service of a personal nature such as medical care, massages, and spa treatments.
**Maximum of one $100 certificate may be claimed for a refund with a minimum two night stay booked through HistoricHotels.org following the return of your tour and completion of your hotel stay. The refund will be issued within 45 days of the completion of your stay upon submitting a Great Experiences & Tours $100 refund application. Refund application must be submitted with a copy of your hotel folio receipt, the original confirmation number from your booking on HistoricHotels.org, and the Certificate number issued to you for booking your tour through Historic Hotels of America. Certificates issued are a promotion only valid toward future reservations made through HistoricHotels.org and do not have any cash value. One certificate may be used per room per two night or longer stay at the same hotel. Eligible rates include rates publicly available at time of booking. Reduced rates, rooms included in another travel or tour package, employee rates, advance purchase rates, and certain last minute sale rates are not eligible for this promotion.
Terms and Conditions apply to all vessels under Haimark Line operation unless otherwise noted. Any and all information contained herein is in effect at the time of printing and is subject to change at any time.
Information contained in this brochure does not form part of any offer or contract. The transportation of guests and baggage on Haimark Line vessels is provided solely by Haimark Line and is governed by the terms and conditions printed on the Passage Contract also available on request at 1-855-424-6275. The Passage Contract will be included with your final travel documents and contains complete and important information regarding cancellations, itineraries, Haimark Line‘s liability, health and immigration requirements, and other relevant terms and conditions. The terms and conditions of the Passage Contract will apply to persons who have booked a cruise regardless of whether or not they have embarked the vessel. Please read your Passage Contract carefully. To the extent that any of the information in the brochure conflicts with the terms of the Passage Contract, the terms and conditions contained in the Passage Contract shall control.
Itinerary arrival and departure times are always subject to change without notice. Haimark Line reserves the right to cancel, alter, advance, postpone or substitute any scheduled sailing or itinerary, substitute another vessel for the scheduled ship, or substitute or cancel scheduled ports of call, which, in its sole judgment and discretion, is justified for any reason, and to do so without liability for any loss whatsoever to guests as a result of said change(s). Additionally, Haimark Line reserves the right to cancel reservations and bookings in the event of a full-ship charter, whether or not a deposit or full payment has been received, and in such event, Haimark Line‘s only liability will be to refund to the guest the amount it has received.
Haimark Line makes arrangements for transportation, other than cruise passage, only as a booking agent. Haimark Line’s responsibility does not extend beyond the vessel. In arranging for the transportation of guests to and from the ship, Haimark Line does so with independent contractors. Haimark Line is not responsible for incidents such as airline cancellations, re-routings or any disruption of scheduled services or accommodation, or lost luggage.
All schedules, fares, and terms and conditions listed in this brochure are effective as of August, 2015 and supersede any schedules, prices, and terms and conditions previously published.
All fares indicated in this brochure including land and hotel, are capacity controlled, subject to change at anytime without notice and do not guarantee availability. All are subject to change and/or cancellation without notice.
Travel documents will not be dispatched until full and final payment and passenger contact information has been received by Haimark Line and cleared. For purposes of this Agreement, contact information shall mean a passenger’s full name, passport number, address, telephone number (land and mobile), electronic mail address and emergency contact information and any other information as requested by Haimark Line. Haimark Line must be able to reach each passenger’s emergency contact at any time of day. Haimark Line must therefore be provided with all information to allow Haimark Line to do so (such information should include the name, address, electronic mail address (if available) and phone number (including a cell phone number if available)of a parent, guardian, spouse, domestic partner, or other person to contact in the event of an emergency. No passenger will be allowed to embark a Haimark Line vessel unless Haimark Line has received all information.
Cruise fares cover certain shipboard services including: accommodations, shore excursions, onboard meals and entertainment, complimentary beverages aboard ship where noted in the respective cruise program brochure.
All fares are quoted in US dollars, are per guest and based on double occupancy. Not included in your cruise tariff are: airfare, hotel accommodations, optional shore excursions, meals ashore(unless otherwise noted), beverages not highlighted as included, fuel surcharges, laundry (unless otherwise noted), purchases from the ship boutique or any item or service of a personal nature such as medical care, massages, and spa treatments.
Travel agents are considered to be the agent of Passenger and not of Carrier. Carrier is not liable for any representation, act or omission of Passenger’s travel agent. Passenger’s cruise fare is not considered paid until Carrier receives full payment, and the amount thereof is subject to change at any time prior to Carrier’s receipt of payment. Passenger shall at all times remain liable to Carrier for the price of passage. Carrier reserves the right to refuse embarkation if all charges and surcharges have not been paid in advance of departure.
To reserve your cruise, a $1,200 per person deposit of the cruise fare is required at the time of booking. Final payment is due no later than 120 days prior to departure. Guests will not be permitted to change travel agents once final payment has been received by Haimark Line. Final documentation will be issued after receipt of final payment and approximately 30 days prior to sailing. All reservations are subject to cancellation if payments are not received by the due date, and are guaranteed only when paid in full 120 days prior to sailing.
Reservations made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Haimark. Payments may be made by personal check (USD funds), or by VISA®, MasterCard® and Discover®.
Should you find it necessary to cancel your reservation or any component thereof, contact Haimark Line at 1-855-424-6275 as well as submit your cancellation in writing via E-mail to email@example.com.
If your cancellation request is received more than 120 days prior to your initial sailing date, a $800 non-refundable administrative fee will be charged per booking. This administrative fee may be not converted to a future cruise credit.
Cruise cancellation requests received within 120 days of the initial sailing date will be subject to the following charges, regardless of suite resale: 120 – 91 days prior to the initial sailing date: 60% of the total cruise fare per person 90 – 0 days prior to the initial sailing date or nonappearance at the time of sailing: 100% of the total cruise fare per person.
Cruise tickets must be returned to Haimark Line before refunds (if owed) can be processed.
Haimark Line strongly recommends the purchase of trip cancellation insurance, which is available for coverage of expenses in conjunction with cancellation due to illness or accident. Baggage insurance is also recommended. In the event that you must cancel your participation in a travel program, trip cancellation insurance may be the only source of reimbursement.
HEALTH AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
All guests are required to report in writing to Haimark Line at the time their reservation is made:
1. Any physical or mental condition that may require medical or professional treatment or attention during the voyage
2. Any condition that may render the guest unfit for travel, or that may require special care or assistance
3. Any condition that may pose a risk or danger to the guest or anyone else onboard the ship
4. Any condition that may require oxygen for medical reasons
5. Any intention or need to use a wheelchair cart, other mobility device
By booking passage and by boarding the ship, the guest represents and warrants that he/she is physically and otherwise fit to travel, and that the guest will comply at all times with applicable rules and regulations of the ship and orders and instructions of the ship’s officers.
Haimark Line reserves the right without liability to require a guest to disembark and/or to refuse to board and transport a guest who, in the judgment of Haimark Line or the ship’s Captain, is unfit to travel or may require care beyond that which Haimark Line is reasonably able to provide.
You may bring aboard the ship a reasonable amount of clothing and personal effects without charge. Baggage for Haimark Line guests or guests on our land extension programs must be handled in accordance with regulations of our ground operators. Baggage exceeding these limitations is subject to the charges as set forth by the individual operators. Airlines are strict with baggage limitations. Guests are encouraged to contact individual airlines for weight limitations.
All baggage must be securely packed, and properly and clearly labeled. Liquid, fragile, perishable and other articles not suitably packed are transported at your own risk. Haimark Line is not responsible for loss or damage to baggage or any other personal item during air travel or land extension programs.
Baggage and personal belongings will be taken off the ship upon guest disembarkation. Under no circumstances will baggage be stored onboard without the owner of such baggage being on the vessel. Haimark Line is not responsible for baggage stored in shore side facilities. Under no circumstances may dangerous items (including but not limited to: explosives, firearms, combustible or illegal substances) be taken aboard the ship. We recommend that you hand-carry travel documents (passport, visa, cruise tickets), medications and valuables. These items are the full responsibility of the guest at all times. Haimark Line shall not be responsible for the loss of, or damage to, such personal items.
Haimark Line may levy a charge for the return of personal items left onboard or lost and subsequently found.
All travel documents (air and cruise tickets, passport and medical insurance information) are the guest’s responsibility. It is also the guest’s responsibility to obtain any necessary visas and public health documents for all applicable ports and to comply with all customs requirements. Without the required documents, a guest may be denied boarding and accommodation by Haimark Line or the guest may be disembarked during the voyage and Haimark Line will not make a refund or be otherwise liable to any guest for such denial of boarding or disembarkation.
In the event that Haimark Line as a courtesy provides information or advice as to necessary travel documents, visas and medical inoculations, guests are still obligated to verify such information with the appropriate government authorities and Haimark Line does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of such information. Passports are required to be valid six months beyond intended stay. Please check with the appropriate consulate for specific requirements. Security measures imposed by governments may change from time to time and each guest will be required to comply with them. As a courtesy, we will endeavor to provide each guest with notice of measures that may affect them, but complying with any
such requirements is the sole responsibility of each guest. Please consult your travel professional for advice on such requirements to avoid loss of boarding privileges.
TAXES, GOVERNMENT FEES/QUASI-GOVERNMENT
FEES AND FUEL SUPPLEMENTS
Haimark Line reserves the right to pass through to its guests (including fully paid and deposited guests) any taxes and government fees/quasi-government fees that relate specifically to a guest’s itinerary. “Taxes and Government fees/quasi-government fees” include any and all fees, charges, surcharges, tolls and taxes imposed by governmental or quasi-governmental authorities including, but not limited to, customs fees, per person berth taxes or fees, embarkation and/or disembarkation fees at ports, airline transportation fees, dockage fees, and wharfage fees.
Haimark Line reserves the right to charge a per person fuel supplement in the event that the price of increases up to and including the day of embarkation. Haimark Line may collect any taxes, government fees/ quasi-government fees and fuel supplement (the “Surcharges”) at the time of booking, prior to sailing or on board the vessel, even if the cruise fare has been paid in full. Surcharges will be invoiced accordingly.
All fares, and itineraries are subject to change without notice. Additional restrictions may apply. Haimark Line reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions.
This brochure may contain inadvertent technical or factual inaccuracies and typographical errors. Haimark Line reserves the right to correct errors and omissions at any time without prior notice, and to cancel any offered product, service, amenity, etc. In the event of any error or omission in the description, including pricing and availability. CST#2118210-40, FST# APPLIED