Through the People-to-People Exchange program, Wilderness Travel is offering the new Cuba Cultural Adventure small ship cruise starting November 29.
The itinerary will sail for eight days on a three-masted small cruiser with room for 48 passengers.
The voyage travels around the western side of the island with stops at multiple UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Old Havana, Cienfuegos and Trinidad City. Highlights include salsa dancing onboard the ship, a ceramics workshop, multiple walking tours of historic cities, a visit to a sea turtle breeding center, snorkeling Cayo Largo, a stop at an 18th century coffee plantation, and viewing the Canon Blast Ceremony that dates to the Colonial period in Havana.
The 48-guest Panorama has two bars, a sun deck, a swimming platform, two lounges and a library. All cabins face outward and have private bathrooms.
Wilderness Travel will offer 19 different departures for the journey beginning November 2014 and continuing through April 2015. Pricing starts at $4799 per person double occupancy.
“We are so excited about this trip because it’s truly a new way to see Cuba and its magnificent history and culture,” said Barbara Banks, director of marketing and new trip development for Wilderness Travel. “While other large cruise lines may stop for a day in Cuba, our trip gives you an intimate look at this country over 8 days aboard a delightful vessel with just the right number of fellow travelers. We stop not just in Havana but sail to other overlooked, but just as lovely, cities and islands off the coast of Cuba, like Cayo Largo and Cabo San Antonio.”