Philipsburg, St. Maarten to Cienfuegos

Philipsburg, St. Maarten to Cienfuegos

Jan 24, 2020 to Feb 2, 2020

9 Days

SeaDream I

12005

Wine Voyage
Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Jan 24, 2020 Philipsburg, St. Maarten,
Netherlands Antilles
2 PM - 4 PM
(Embarkation)
Evening
Jan 25, 2020 At Sea,
Jan 26, 2020 Isla Catalina (Dominican Rep),
Dominican Republic
Morning Evening
Jan 27, 2020 Santo Domingo Morning Afternoon
Jan 28, 2020 At Sea,
Jan 29, 2020 Ocho Rios,
Jamaica
Morning Evening
Jan 30, 2020 Santiago de Cuba,
Cuba
Morning Evening
Jan 31, 2020 At Sea,
Feb 01, 2020 Trinidad,
Cuba
Morning Evening
Feb 02, 2020 Cienfuegos,
Cuba
Morning 8 AM - 10 AM
(Disembarkation)

SeaDream Wine Voyages

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Program Overview


Ports

  • Philipsburg, St. Maarten

    Philipsburg is the main town on the Dutch side of Sint Maarten. The town is situated on a narrow stretch of land between Great Bay and the Great Salt Pond. Philipsburg was founded in 1763 by John Philips, a Scottish captain in the Dutch navy. The settlement soon became a center for international trade. The main shopping district is located on Front Street and is in the heart of the city. Many consider Philipsburg to be the best shopping opportunity in the Caribbean. Depending on the traffic, SeaDream has the option to anchor or dock alongside. One of the highlight activities may be to participate in the America’s Cup 12 Metre Regatta.

  • At Sea

  • Isla Catalina (Dominican Rep)

    Catalina Island site to the southeastern edge of the Dominical Republic. Close to La Romana, this island is only about 6 square miles. The island is rich in bird and sea-life. Look no further for picturesque white sandy beaches and crystal waters.

  • Santo Domingo

  • Ocho Rios

    At one time called Las Chorreras (Spanish for the waterfalls), this city on the northern coast of Jamaica is home to the famous Dunn’s River Falls, a collection of cascading tropical waterfalls that can be traversed by visitors. Visitors can enjoy restaurants, shopping, and of course beautiful beaches, one of which was featured in one of the very first James Bond films.

  • Santiago de Cuba

    The second largest city in Cuba was founded in the 1500’s by Spanish conquistadors. Like many cities of the Caribbean, Santiago de Cuba was fought over by both France and England. The Cuban Revolution actually began in this city in 1953 when the Moncada barracks were attacked by Castro-backed rebels. The city is home to the citadel of San Pedro de la Roca, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Interesting fact: the Bacardi liquor brand was founded in Santiago de Cuba.

  • Trinidad

    Trinidad is a town in the jurisdiction of Sancti Spiritus, central Cuba in a preserved Spanish colonial settlement founded in 1514. Declared a World Heritage Site in 1988, Trinidad is the holder of Cuba’s oldest and most captivating ‘outdoor museum’. Charming cobblestone streets bustling with country folk, wild donkeys and pleasant musicians captures perfectly everything Trinidad is known for. Tucked away you’ll find Trinidad’s natural lures of some of the best beaches in Cuba. Playa Ancon is a retreat all on its own with luscious hiking trails and scenic waterfalls, a place you don’t want to miss.

  • Cienfuegos

    La Perla del Sur, or “Pearl of the South, this southern city was first populated by indigenous peoples and later settled by French immigrants in the 1800’s. The port, very large by the standards of the times, was instrumental in multi-national trade, especially between South America and Jamaica. Sugar was a major export of the city. The city’s Urban Historic Center is a UNESCO World-Heritage Site, serving as an example of urban planning accomplished during the 19th century by the Spanish. Other attractions include Castillo de Nuestra Senora (a castle/fort), historic cathedrals, botanical gardens, a cigar factory, and the University of Cienfuegos.


Suites & Staterooms

*Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees: $630 per guest


Single Supplement for this voyage is 175% for Yacht Club Deck 2,3 and 4. For Commodore, Admiral and Owners Suite, a 200% single supplement rate applies.


Please Note: Fares are capacity controlled and may change without notice. The fares are per person based on double occupancy. Single and third person rates are also available. SeaDream Yacht Club strongly recommends that all guests purchase travel insurance.


Yachting Land Adventures & Activities

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  • Trinidad - Trinidad Traditions - Day 1

    Description

    Founded in 1514 by Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar in honor of the Holy Trinity, Trinidad is one of the best preserved colonial cities in the Caribbean, from the time when the sugar trade was the main industry in the region. At the height of the sugar boom, the area was home to more than 50 sugar mills which produced the world’s largest amount of sugar.

    Departing from the dock, begin your tour with a panoramic drive to the Valley of the Sugar Mills, a remarkable testimony of the development of the sugar industry of those days. Your first stop is at former sugar mill San Isidro de los Destiladeros. After meeting with a community local, you will experience first-hand the interesting history of the plantation and the amazing remnants that have survived the passing of time.

    Return to the city center and visit Casa del Alfarero for a meaningful interaction with the Santander family. You will admire one of the oldest traditions of the city, pottery. This workshop has a rich history of pottery dating back to the mid-nineteenth century, when it was founded by Mr. Secundino Santander, whose skills have been passed down through generations. Currently, the Santander family keeps the tradition alive and beautiful clay pieces can be acquired in the workshops of a new generation of artists.

    Next, enjoy an interactive walking tour of the city, designated a UNESCO Cultural Heritage of Humanity site since 1988. Visit the Parochial Major Church of the Holy Trinity, with its luxurious altar decorated with precious woods and 300 year old images. You also go through Plaza Mayor and visit a local museum that completes your overview of the history of Trinidad.

    Finish your Yachting Land Adventure with a visit to the amazing Duo Cofradia community project, located in the heart of Trinidad. Meet Pachi and Lía, a local world-renowned duo who transmit their passion for arts to the children of the community. Return to the port.

    Notes

    Please prebook this tour for your first full day in Trinidad. This Yachting Land Adventure is subject to change and components may be substituted with a similar component if the original is not possible or available. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. Final departure times will be published on-board.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    109 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Trinidad - Hiking in El Cubano Park - Day 1

    Description

    Located on the banks of Guaurabo River, the hike at El Cubano Natural Park is a unique opportunity to get an understanding of the Cuban countryside way of life and customs. You’ll be transferred to the park where a knowledgeable specialized local will lead you on an informative walk through this verdant natural reserve. Hike the Huellas de la Historia trail (2.2 miles), traverse suspension bridges and take a refreshing dip in the Javira Waterfall.

    Along the way, your guide will show endemic species such as the great lizard cuckoo. You’ll also enjoy a special stop at a “bohio”, a very basic thatched-roof hut with no electricity and a clay floor. The resident is a charming gentleman named Eusebio who will welcome you with herbal tea and a great conversation about this paradise he calls home. The hike will continue on the trail back to your motor coach, which then returns you to the port.

    Notes

    Please prebook this tour for your first full day in Trinidad.This Yachting Land Adventure is subject to change and components may be substituted with a similar component if the original is not possible or available. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. Final departure times will be published on-board.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    109 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Trinidad - Salsa Dance Lessons - Day 1

    Description

    Ever thought about learning the ins and outs of Cuban Salsa? Ever felt the rhythm of the music take over your body and begin to dance effortlessly? Complement your stay in Trinidad with an authentic cultural experience: Learn Salsa in Cuba! This is an educational interactive Salsa engagement with Cuban artists and dancers.

    Classes are taught by passionate instructors and choreographers, who studied at the National Art School in Cuba and have been teaching Cuban rhythms to visitors from all over the world. They apply their methodology individually, and interactively by enabling customers to learn at their own pace and taking into account their expectations and needs. This teaching method allows them to teach any level from beginners to master class and provides for one on one engagement with Cuban dancers and staff.

    Enjoy a fun-filled session of salsa learning and interact with the instructors.

    Notes

    Please prebook this tour for your first full day in Trinidad. This Yachting Land Adventure is subject to change and components may be substituted with a similar component if the original is not possible or available. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. Final departure times will be published on-board.

    Duration

    2 hours hour(s)

    Price

    129 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Santiago de Cuba - Cuban Rhythms & Dance

    Description

    Santiago de Cuba is Cuba’s second largest city and the birthplace of the Cuban Revolution. This educational exchange adventure provides the opportunity to engage with Cuban individuals as you explore this culturally rich city.

    Start your adventure with a short transfer via motor coach to Cespedes Park located in the heart of the historic center. During your walking tour, you will engage with your Cuban local guide who provides a general overview to the city’s history and culture.

    Next, you will visit Casa de la Trova Santiaguera. Founded in the 1950’s and housed in a beautiful balconied townhouse not far from the historic city center, Casa de la Trova is one of the most unique and authentic places to learn about traditional Cuban music. Enjoy a live performance by one of the most popular local bands that play Cuban traditional music. After listening to this contagious music, you will enjoy a local cocktail while mingling with the musicians to learn about the different musical modalities of the region.

    A final interaction before concluding the tour will be an educational visit to the community dance project “Cutumba” to get acquainted with popular rhythms in the area, particularly the Conga which is considered the soul of Santiago de Cuba. Here you will have the opportunity to engage with Cuban artists to learn about the Afro Cuban dance traditions of the region before returning to the port via motor coach.

    Notes

    This Yachting Land Adventure is subject to change and components may be substituted with a similar component if the original is not possible or available. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. Final departure times will be published on-board.

    Duration

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    145 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Santiago de Cuba - Santiago Photo Safari

    Description

    This Santiago Yachting Land Adventure is a fabulous opportunity for beginners and experienced photographers to expand their knowledge and photographic portfolio by viewing through their camera lens Cuba’s most dynamic, colorful, musical, and lively city. Embark on an educational journey of Santiago de Cuba with a local Cuban professional photographer. During this experience, you will be able to interact with your host and capture great images of the city using your own camera.

    The exchange begins with a historical overview of the region while visiting the impressive San Pedro de la Roca Castle, a multilevel stone fortress built into a rocky promontory (El Morro) at the entrance of Santiago de Cuba’s harbor. Considered today the largest and most comprehensive example of the principles of Renaissance military engineering adapted to the requirements of European colonial powers in the Caribbean, the fortress offers incredible views of the western coastline, backed by the imposing Sierra Maestra mountain range. Once inside, stop by the museum dedicated to Caribbean piracy.

    Next, you will head to Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, resting place of Jose Marti, Cuban National Hero and late President Fidel Castro, among other important characters in Cuban history. Here, you will have the opportunity to engage with your Cuban professional photographer specialist as he provides an overview of this historical site and to view the solemn change of the guard’s ceremony which is performed in front of the Jose Marti and Carlos Manuel de Cespedes mausoleum. This cemetery offers unique cultural and historic photo opportunities.

    Before the educational photographic exchange concludes, your last stop will be the rooftop terrace of iconic Hotel Casa Granda, splendidly situated in the main square at Cespedes Park. It’s also the place where Wormold stayed in Graham Greene’s novel “Our Man in Havana”. Once on the rooftop, you will be amazed by the stunning views of the city, as you will have plenty of panoramic photo opportunities. Enjoy a cocktail, and discussion with local Cuban specialists and staff about your experiences before returning to the port.

    Notes

    This Yachting Land Adventure is subject to change and components may be substituted with a similar component if the original is not possible or available. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. Final departure times will be published on-board.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    149 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Santiago de Cuba - Discover Santiago de Cuba & the Shrine at El Cobre

    Description

    Your educational excursion today will give you an opportunity to get your bearings on this historically rich and fascinating city, with a panoramic tour of Santiago by motor coach with your local Cuban guide.

    The exchange starts with a stop at the historical site of San Juan Hill (Loma de San Juan), where Theodore Roosevelt led a fearless cavalry charge against the Spanish troops on July 1st, 1898. The Battle of San Juan Hill was a decisive action during the Spanish–American War.

    Enjoy a short scenic drive through the city's Vista Alegre Quarter, Revolution Square and Moncada Barracks, famously stormed by Fidel Castro on July 26th, 1953. Continue with a walking tour of Cespedes Park, the heart and soul of Santiago de Cuba which will provide the opportunity to engage and interact with local Cubans. This is the main square of the city, here you will see and experience the daily life of the locals.

    Next, you will visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Charity. Built in 1927 and lodged in the green foothills of the Sierra Maestra near the old copper mines, the shrine at El Cobre has become the most important pilgrimage place in the entire island, and thousands of people go every year to express their devotion for Cuba’s patron saint.

    You will finish the afternoon with an exclusive performance and engagement with the local Steel Drum Band project. Enjoy the performance and opportunity to interact with the Cuban musicians after the show. Return to the port.

    Notes

    This Yachting Land Adventure is subject to change and components may be substituted with a similar component if the original is not possible or available. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. Final departure times will be published on-board.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    109 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure

Prices are per person, in USD. Duration is in hours.


Testimonials

The best vacation we have ever been on. The combination of relaxed atmosphere and impeccable service was perfect. Mr & Mrs Kurt PedersonGlastonbury, Connecticut
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