A QUILTERS CULTURAL JOURNEY

7 Day Fathom Cruise to CUBA
March 5-12, 2017



SEE THE REAL CUBA

An opportunity to see the real Cuba, before their amazing history, infrastructure and culture are further influenced by the outside world.  Now, with the US/Cuban agreement opening Cuba's borders to travelers from the USA, we are offering a historic opportunity to help build new bridges to this rich and vibrant culture.  Our one-week cruise will be part of an ongoing cultural exchange.  We will be immersed in the world of artists, musicians, students, small business owners and others who make up the fabric of Cuban society.

Fathom.org, is the first company allowed to bring a cruise ship into Cuba in over 50 years.   This will be like no other cruise as you will immediately find yourself immersed in Cuba from the moment of embarkation. At sea, the Cuban cultural experience will travel with us, helping us deepen our connection to the country and its people.  We will have Spanish lessons and take part in interactive workshops, dine from Cuban inspired menus and enjy evenings of Cuban music and dance.  Cuban films and expert speakers will help us broaden our understanding of Cuba's history and culture. Once we are on land, the included shore excursions will take us deeper into the special heritage of this island.

This is an amazing opportunity for those who enjoy quilts and culture to travel and spend the week together immersed in all things Cuba.  In order to fully take advantage of the cultural workshops and activities on-board, there is no dedicated quilt project for this cruise.  However, it is a way to make new friends and enjoy the journey as we dive into new territory with others who share our common interest of quilts and textiles.

Ports of Call:

Havana: Cuba's colorful capital is probably best known for the Spanish architecture of Old Havana.  But its historic castles, fortresses, cathedrals, mansions and public buildings vie for attention with the city's lively music and entertainment scene and mix of museums, art galleries, music, dance and open-air festivals.

Cienfuegos/Trinidad:  The costal city of Ceinguegos is known to Cubans as the Pearl of the South.  New the entrance to the bay stands the fortress of Casstillo de Jagua, built in 1745 to protect this city from pirate attacks.  An hour away is Trinadad, one of Cuba's best-preserved cities from the days of sugar trading.  It was from here, in 1518 that Hernan Cortes recruited men for his legendary expedition.

Santiago de Cuba:  The distinctly Caribbean spirit of Santiago de cuba is evident in every aspect of the city's Afro-Cuban heritage. The city is home to the popular festivals of Carnival and the Fiesta del Fuego, as well as to many of the country's most famed musicians and artists.  Its diverse architecture ranges from the Spanish fortress of Castillo del Morro to the red-domed towers of the Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Caridad del cobre, Cuba's sacred pilgrimage site.

The Journey:

 

Itinerary

Date

Day

Duration

Miami, Florida, US

05MAR17

SUN

DEPART 4:30PM

At Sea

06MAR17

MON

AT SEA

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

07MAR17

TUE

ARRIVE 9:00AM DEPART 6:00PM

Cienfuegos, Cuba

08MAR17

WED

ARRIVE 1:00PM DEPART 8:00PM

At Sea 09MAR17 THU AT SEA
Havana (La Habana), Cuba 10MAR17 FRI ARRIVE 8:00AM
OVERNIGHT
Havana (La Habana), Cuba 11MAR17 SAT DEPART 2:00PM
Miami, Florida, US 12MAR17 SUN ARRIVE 7:30AM
 

 

A Quilter's Cultural Journey to Cuba Pricing
 
Cabin Category  Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
Inside SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
Ocean View (Window) SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
Balcony *$3399 *$5099

*Last minute special pricing is above.  Supplies limited.

Third and Forth person per cabin are $1599 for inside $1899 for ocean view and $2199 for balcony, but cabins for 3 and 4 are limited.  Your booking cannot be confirmed until your deposit is received.

The above prices have been discounted for those who wish to pay by check or money order, otherwise, to pay by any other means, the discount no longer applies.  Credit card payments do not include a discount and are approximately 3% more.

 

  

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Terms and Conditions
apply once registration is received.

A passport valid for 6 months after return from the cruise is required. 

 

Included in Your Amazing Journey

All Onboard Workshops (including Spanish lessons)

Onboard Cultural Exchange Activities

All Shore Tours & Shoreside Cultural Exchange Programs

All Transportation in Cuba

All onboard meals

Lunches during cultural activities in Cuba

Quilter Events and Gatherings

Special Gifts and Surprises Exclusive to our Group

Prices start at $2799

THIS IS A GUARANTEED DEPARTURE*

 

Explore Our Ship

Fare(s) in USD, per person, based on double occupancy, cruise only, subject to availability, are capacity controlled, may be limited by residency.  Surcharges, ship port charges, government fees and taxes of approximately  $350 are per person and are additional to the quoted price. Fathom reserves the right to impose a fuel supplement of up to $12 per person per day on all passengers if the NYMEX oil price exceeds $60 per barrel, even if the fare has already been paid in full. See the applicable Fathom.org brochure or visit www.fathom.org for terms, conditions and definitions that apply to all bookings. Other restrictions may apply.  Passport fees, visas, immunizations, gratuities, insurance, alcholic beverages and optional activites are not included in the above pricing. Fathom.org, or Deb Roberts' Tours are not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. Flexibility during cruise port time is allowed so each passenger may enjoy the area at their leisure. 

*Guaranteed Departure - as long as the cruise goes, we go!  No minimum numbers are needed for this tour to be considered a 'go'. 

'Quilter's Journey' Tours and Cruises are specifically created so that those with the common interest of quilts and textiles can travel and share the experience together.   We are all about quilts and textiles and include as much related venues to each Quilter's Journey itinerary, however at times, due to space limitations will not always have a tour/cruise specific project.

2016-2017 Fathom.org

Cuban Born & Passport Requirement Notice 

Passport Requirement: Travelers sailing to Cuba will be required to have a 
valid passport. Each traveler's passport must be valid for six 
months past completion date of your travel. 

Visa Requirement: 
Every traveler will be required to obtain a Cuban-issued visa or other travel 
documentation from the Cuban Consulate, as outlined below. 

For non-Cuban born travelers who participate in Fathom-guided or individually 
led educational activities, a visa (tourist card) is necessary to enter Cuba. 
These visas will be obtained by Fathom and distributed as part of the embarkation process.

Currently, the cost of a VISA is $75 and will be added to your final payment.  If the fee increases, we reserve the right to charge you the difference in price before sailing regardless of whether your cruise is paid in full.

 

 



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