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Latin American Civilisations Havana - M2401 Braemar departing 2 Jan 2024

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Braemar
Ship
Cruise Line
Embark
2 Jan 2024
Duration
14 Nights
From / To
Havana / Havana
Ports of call
Havana - Havana - Progreso - Cozumel - Colon
Rating

Inside from £1,705pp

Outside from £1,997pp

Balcony from £3,558pp

Suite from £4,045pp

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Itinerary

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Date Date
Location Location
 
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Date 02/01/2024
Location Havana
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Havana, the capital city, major port, and leading commercial centre of Cuba, is famed for its colonial history and vibrant culture.The city is home to exquisite Spanish colonial architecture, classic American cars, irresistible rhythms of mambo and a confusing jigsaw of grand avenues and cobbled streets.

A stroll around Habana Vieja, Old Havana, quickly reveals the audacious Latin atmosphere within the imposing coastal fortifications and intimate, traffic-free squares. At its centre, the buildings reflect the city’s vivacious architectural mix: the Castillo de la Real Fuerza, the iconic National Capitol Building, the Baroque Catedral de San Cristóbal, and the Plaza Vieja are all worth the effort to uncover.

The art culture is one of the city’s biggest revelations, and Cuban creativity is accessible through the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, the Fusterlandia public art project and the Fábrica de Arte Cubano, which champions the movement of Havana’s more contemporary art scene. Show lessThe city is awash with experimentation, exemplified by the explosion of uber cool cafes and Bohemian bars.Columbus believed this was the most beautiful land he’d ever seen, and it’s hard not to agree given Cuba’s 2,000 miles of tropical coastline, lush mountains and some 300 beaches that melt into azure seas.

Date 03/01/2024
Location Havana
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Havana, the capital city, major port, and leading commercial centre of Cuba, is famed for its colonial history and vibrant culture.The city is home to exquisite Spanish colonial architecture, classic American cars, irresistible rhythms of mambo and a confusing jigsaw of grand avenues and cobbled streets.

A stroll around Habana Vieja, Old Havana, quickly reveals the audacious Latin atmosphere within the imposing coastal fortifications and intimate, traffic-free squares. At its centre, the buildings reflect the city’s vivacious architectural mix: the Castillo de la Real Fuerza, the iconic National Capitol Building, the Baroque Catedral de San Cristóbal, and the Plaza Vieja are all worth the effort to uncover.

The art culture is one of the city’s biggest revelations, and Cuban creativity is accessible through the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, the Fusterlandia public art project and the Fábrica de Arte Cubano, which champions the movement of Havana’s more contemporary art scene. Show lessThe city is awash with experimentation, exemplified by the explosion of uber cool cafes and Bohemian bars.Columbus believed this was the most beautiful land he’d ever seen, and it’s hard not to agree given Cuba’s 2,000 miles of tropical coastline, lush mountains and some 300 beaches that melt into azure seas.

Date 04/01/2024
Location At Sea
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Date 05/01/2024
Location Progreso
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Progreso is a port city on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. It’s a common stop for cruise ships, which dock at its landmark long pier. An oceanfront promenade, the Malecón, is lined with beaches and thatch-roofed restaurants.

Date 06/01/2024
Location Cozumel
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10 miles off the Yucatan Peninsula, Cozumel was long sacred to the Maya Indians as the ‘Island of Swallows’. Today its crystal seas and amazing reefs (made famous by Jacques Cousteau) have turned it into a shrine for scuba-divers! Sample the little shops, bars and restaurants of San Miguel’s colourful waterfront, perhaps visit the ancient Mayan holy place of San Gervasio, or cool off in the coral-rich waters of Chancanaab Lagoon.

Date 07/01/2024
Location At Sea
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Date 08/01/2024
Location At Sea
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Date 09/01/2024
Location Colon
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At the Atlantic end of the Panama Canal on the Caribbean Sea, lies the country’s second city, Colón. Initially established as the terminus of the Panama Railroad, the town was originally called Aspinwall, after Railroad’s promoter, William Aspinwall. It was built to provide a fast overland route to California and the gold rush, but the local Hispanic population soon renamed it in honour of Christopher Columbus.

Outside the city port are several reminders of Panama’s rich history, including the Canal’s impressive Gatún Locks and Gatún Dam. Fort San Lorenzo, built by the Spanish to guard the strategically important Chagres River, is a well-preserved colonial military structure.The vast Colón Free Trade Zone offers tax-free shopping.

Date 10/01/2024
Location Cartagena (Colombia)
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An enthralling and staggeringly beautiful city, Cartagena is one of Colombia’s true gems bursting with Spanish heritage. Dominated by the Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, the captivating city of Cartagena is also home to the wonderful Santo Domingo Plaza, Palacio de la Inquisicion and its 16th century cathedral.

Taking time out to relax at one of Cartagena’s many open-air cafés is a popular pastime; perfect for watching the parade of horse-drawn carriages, fashionable locals and romantic street life. From one of its many beaches, many take the opportunity to mingle with the sea life on a Cartegena snorkelling trip, passing San Jose and San Ferna en route.

Date 11/01/2024
Location Santa Marta
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Santa Marta is a city on the Caribbean Sea in the northern Colombian department of Magdalena. A busy port, it was also the first Spanish settlement in Colombia. It’s the gateway for trips into the Tayrona National Natural Park, and for multiday guided treks to the Lost City (Teyuna) archaeological site in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains.

Date 12/01/2024
Location At Sea
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Date 13/01/2024
Location Santiago de Cuba
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Nestling in the Sierra Maestra Mountains, Santiago is Cuba’s second largest city and heralded for its cultural and artistic influence. The birthplace of many well-known Cuban musicians, artists and poets, the city is home to various galleries, museums and monuments, each celebrating the country’s prominent cultural background.

Santiago de Cuba is a passionate, noisy delight beauty with a unique identity steeped in Afro-Caribbean history – the drum-beating July Carnaval is testament to this. The city’s architecture stretches across many different periods from Baroque to Neoclassical, and the style varies noticeably from one alley way to the next. The steeped streets with their colonial buildings, beautiful parks and impressive cathedrals just beg to be explored.Show less
Velasquez Palace, the oldest building in Cuba, is a gem to discover. So too is the storied 17th century coastal fortress, Castillo de san Pedro, and the lavish Basilica Santaurio de Nacional. The Baconao Reserve presents a host of giant dinosaur sculptures, while some real wildlife can be tracked down in the tropical forest of Turquino National Park.

Away from the city centre, there are over 300 beaches within easy reach, if a spot of relaxing is the order of the day.

Date 14/01/2024
Location At Sea
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Date 15/01/2024
Location Havana
In
Out

Havana, the capital city, major port, and leading commercial centre of Cuba, is famed for its colonial history and vibrant culture.The city is home to exquisite Spanish colonial architecture, classic American cars, irresistible rhythms of mambo and a confusing jigsaw of grand avenues and cobbled streets.

A stroll around Habana Vieja, Old Havana, quickly reveals the audacious Latin atmosphere within the imposing coastal fortifications and intimate, traffic-free squares. At its centre, the buildings reflect the city’s vivacious architectural mix: the Castillo de la Real Fuerza, the iconic National Capitol Building, the Baroque Catedral de San Cristóbal, and the Plaza Vieja are all worth the effort to uncover.

The art culture is one of the city’s biggest revelations, and Cuban creativity is accessible through the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, the Fusterlandia public art project and the Fábrica de Arte Cubano, which champions the movement of Havana’s more contemporary art scene. Show lessThe city is awash with experimentation, exemplified by the explosion of uber cool cafes and Bohemian bars.Columbus believed this was the most beautiful land he’d ever seen, and it’s hard not to agree given Cuba’s 2,000 miles of tropical coastline, lush mountains and some 300 beaches that melt into azure seas.

Date 16/01/2024
Location Havana
In
Out

Havana, the capital city, major port, and leading commercial centre of Cuba, is famed for its colonial history and vibrant culture.The city is home to exquisite Spanish colonial architecture, classic American cars, irresistible rhythms of mambo and a confusing jigsaw of grand avenues and cobbled streets.

A stroll around Habana Vieja, Old Havana, quickly reveals the audacious Latin atmosphere within the imposing coastal fortifications and intimate, traffic-free squares. At its centre, the buildings reflect the city’s vivacious architectural mix: the Castillo de la Real Fuerza, the iconic National Capitol Building, the Baroque Catedral de San Cristóbal, and the Plaza Vieja are all worth the effort to uncover.

The art culture is one of the city’s biggest revelations, and Cuban creativity is accessible through the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, the Fusterlandia public art project and the Fábrica de Arte Cubano, which champions the movement of Havana’s more contemporary art scene. Show lessThe city is awash with experimentation, exemplified by the explosion of uber cool cafes and Bohemian bars.Columbus believed this was the most beautiful land he’d ever seen, and it’s hard not to agree given Cuba’s 2,000 miles of tropical coastline, lush mountains and some 300 beaches that melt into azure seas.

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