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    Cuba, Central America and Caribbean Experience

    Resort:Cuba, Central America and Caribbean Experience
    Operator: Saga
    Destination: Aruba, Barbados, Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama, Portugal, Saint Maarten, Tortola
    Price From: £4499.00

    Enjoy a spectacular sunshine adventure…

    Like the discoverer himself, Columbus will take you on an epic voyage to the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America – a truly fabulous winter escape. Visit idyllic islands in the sun with palm fringed beaches; visit Mayan ruins contrasting with colonial cities; and explore tropical rainforests with fascinating wildlife. The high point is likely to be magnificent Cuba featuring an overnight in pulsating Havana.

    Saga price includes…

    • VIP door-to-door travel service
    • Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required
    • Drinks package*
    • All port taxes, fees and charges 
    • Tourist visas if required

    And on your cruise…

    • Full board 
    • Afternoon tea
    • Captain’s welcome and farewell cocktail party
    • Activities, entertainment and leisure facilities
    • Porterage of luggage.

    *All-inclusive drinks package includes selected house wine, draught beer and soft drinks by the glass in the main restaurant during meal hours, or in the bars during open hours, premium brands are not included.

    Itinerary

    29/10/2017 Tilbury, England

    After taking Saga’s included UK door-to-door travel service to Tilbury, embark Columbus.

    Depart 2000.

    30/10/2017 Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Arrive 1400. Depart 2100.

    With more bicycles than permanent residents, the Dutch capital is both charming and quirky. Beautiful gabled houses and merchants’ mansions line serene, tree-lined canals, which are laid out in five concentric circles and crossed by numerous bridges.

    31/10/2017 At Sea

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    01/11/2017 At Sea

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    02/11/2017 At Sea

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    03/11/2017 At Sea

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    04/11/2017 Ponta Delgada, Azores

    Arrive 0800. Depart 2000.

    In the last twenty-five years this cosmopolitan little town has seen rapid expansion bringing the archipelago its first university, shopping mall and dual carriageway. Yet, it still has a small town charm with squares paved with black and white tiles, beautiful churches, and public buildings with white-painted facades and dark volcanic stone trim.

    05/11/2017 At Sea

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    06/11/2017 At Sea

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    07/11/2017 At Sea

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    08/11/2017 At Sea

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    09/11/2017 At Sea

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    10/11/2017 At Sea

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    11/11/2017 Philipsburg, St Maarten

    Arrive 0800. Depart 1800.

    The island of St Maarten is actually split in two – the Dutch south and the French north – making for a fascinating mix of European culture and Caribbean hospitality. Phillipsburg is a shoppers’ paradise so come prepared! 

    12/11/2017 Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands

    Arrive 0800. Depart 1700. Road Town is the capital of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, the largest of this stunning archipelago of over 50 beach-fringed islands and cays, with names evoking a buccaneering past where these waters were once a favourite haunt of pirates.

    13/11/2017 La Romana, Dominican Republic

    Arrive 1200. Depart 2000.

    La Romana is your gateway to the Dominican Republic, where you can explore caves and cruise rivers, or perhaps visit the colonial city of Santo Domingo.

    14/11/2017 At Sea

    Spend the day at sea.

    15/11/2017 Ocho Rios, Jamaica

    Arrive 0700. Depart 1800.

    Explore colourful, lively Ocho Rios or brave the climb up Dunn’s River Falls.

    16/11/2017 At Sea

    Spend the day at sea.

    17/11/2017 Havana, Cuba

    Arrive 1200 on November 17. Depart 2100 on November 18.

    With a night in Havana you’ll have time to explore the streets by classic car, or visit some of the haunts frequented by Ernest Hemmingway.

    19/11/2017 At Sea

    Spend the day at sea.

    21/11/2017 Progreso, Mexico

    Arrive 0700. Depart 1800.

    On the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, Progeso has glorious beaches. It’s also an excellent spring board for uncovering ancient Mayan ruins like Chichen Itza.

    21/11/2017 Cozumel, Mexico

    Arrive 1200. Depart 1900. 

    This lively island off Mexico’s Caribbean coast is home to irresistible beaches, enigmatic Mayan ruins, and a colourful local market.

    22/11/2017 Belize City, Belize

    Arrive 0900. Depart 1900. 

    See the grand churches and elegant mansions that date from the colonial period.

    23/11/2017 Roatan Island, Honduras

    Arrive 0700. Depart 1700.

    Roatan Island is ringed by a reef home to shipwrecks, colourful corals and a wealth of marine life.

    24/11/2017 At Sea

    Spend the day at sea.

    25/11/2017 Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

    Arrive 0900. Depart 1700.

    Venture into Costa Rica’s dense jungle by boat or on foot and discover a world of rare plants and wildlife.

    26/11/2017 Cristobal (for Panama City), Panama

    Arrive 0730. Depart 1400. Perhaps explore the streets of Old Panama, the original site of the city before it was sacked my Captain Henry Morgan – who lent his name to the popular brand of rum – in 1671.

    27/11/2017 Cartagena, Colombia

    Depart 2000.

    Parts of Cartagena are still encircled by the original walls built by the Spanish. Perhaps explore the city by horse-drawn carriage!

    28/11/2017 At Sea

    Spend the day at sea.

    29/11/2017 Oranjestad, Aruba

    Arrive 0800. Depart 2359.

    Miles of the best beaches and a compact main town makes Aruba a favourite. Boutiques, upscale chain stores and street vendors, as well as casinos and a wide range of restaurants and bars, leave you no end of options to fill your day.

    30/11/2017 Willemstad, Curacao

    Arrive 0700. Depart 1800.

    Willemstad, with its colourful and well preserved Dutch architecture has long-since been a favourite port-of-call in the Caribbean. The city itself is large and sprawling, but the old town has many museums and activities well worth a visit. Sample the distinctive blue liqueur of Curaçao.

    01/12/2017 At Sea

    Spend the day at sea.

    02/12/2017 Bridgetown, Barbados

    Arrive 0800. Depart 1700.

    Perhaps no port typifies our idea of the classic West Indian island better than Barbados. Glorious golden beaches and towering palms with names like Paradise Beach and Silver Sands, crystal clear turquoise waters, beautifully landscaped gardens and such a distinctively British atmosphere that in Bridgetown you’ll even find a Trafalgar Square with a statue of Nelson

    03/12/2017 At Sea

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    04/12/2017 At Sea

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    05/12/2017 At Sea

    Spend the day at sea.

    06/12/2017 At Sea

    Spend the day at sea.

    07/12/2017 At Sea

    Spend the day at sea.

    08/12/2017 Horta, Azores

    Arrive 1200. Depart 2000.

    Horta is a colourful small port on Faial Island, one of the nine volcanic islands that make up the Azores. Taking its name from the Dutch explorer Josse van Huerter who first settled there in 1467, Horta became a convenient stop over for transatlantic journeys thanks to its location in the North Atlantic.

    09/12/2017 At Sea

    Spend the day at sea.

    10/12/2017 At Sea

    Spend the day at sea.

    11/12/2017 Lisbon, Portugal

    Arrive 0700. Depart 1300.

    Lying on the Atlantic coast at the mouth of the River Tagus, Lisbon is the westernmost capital in Europe. It was from here that the great caravels set sail on their voyages of exploration and numerous monuments are a reminder Lisbon’s glorious maritime heyday.

    12/12/2017 At Sea

    Spend the day at sea.

    13/12/2017 At Sea

    Spend the day at sea.

    14/12/2017 Tilbury, England

    Arrive 0900.

    Disembark for your included UK door-to-door travel service home.