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    Cuban Explorer Cruise

    From $1699 $598 taxes

    When it comes to pleasure, relaxation and reconnecting in the warm sunshine, nothing is better than a Caribbean cruise with Holland America Line. While ashore, you can discover each island’s unique charms, hidden beaches and the cafes locals love. You can tour the most interesting historical sites and museums, find the best places to hike, bike and snorkel. And when you return to your elegant, mid-sized ship, you can sit back and let our friendly, attentive staff pamper you, or simply dive into any of a wide range of activities, including exploring the many pleasures of cruise dining. It’s your Caribbean vacation and we’re here to make it perfect.

    Travel Best Bets Package Includes

    • Round trip airfare to Fort Lauderdale
    • 10 night cruise aboard Veendam
    • Round trip transfers from airport to pier and pier to airport
    • Book by July 3: Travel Best Bets Exclusive: $50 USD per cabin onboard credit!

    November 29 – December 10, 2018

    Inside Outside
    Obst View
    Outside Balcony Taxes & Fees
    Vancouver $1699 $1799 $1849 $2599 $598
    Victoria, Kelowna, Comox from $300 more

    Please call to inquire for flights from other departure cities.

    Important Information:

    • Passports must be valid for six months after their travel to Cuba.
      All guests are required to obtain a visa in order to enter Cuba. The type of visa that a guest will need will depend on certain factors, including the reason for travel to Cuba. Most guests will be able to enter Cuba utilizing a “Tarjeta Turistica” (or “tourist card”) visa. Guests will purchasethe “Tarjeta Turistica” from Holland America at a cost of $75 per person. This fee will be added to your onboard account. Holland America will distribute this visa during embarkation and guests will be responsible for providing their visa to the Cuban authorities upon arrival in Cuba. If a guest loses their visa, they will be able to purchase a new visa onboard at an additional cost of $75.
    • All guests (including children) will be required by the U.S. Government to complete a travel affidavit identifying their approved category of travel. This must be completed prior to boarding the vessel.

    Holland America FAQ Cuba cruises


    Havana (La Habana), Cuba

    While most Americans have never been there, the word Havana still evokes images of candy-colored vintage cars; smiling musicians; and cigar-smoking and rum-sipping locals. Dive beneath the surface and you’ll find much more: world-class sports matches, historic sites and even a Chinatown. And while Havana may not be a global culinary capital, you can find delicious dishes in casual restaurants run out of private homes or in upscale spots with city and water views. As for shopping, you’ll be able to purchase souvenirs from photo books about Cuba to a hand-blended perfume in a bottle that is a throwback to another era.

    Cienfuegos, Cuba

    As a port on Cuba’s southern coast, Cienfuegos has played an important role in the country’s history since it was founded in 1819, and it remains an important commercial center—a transit point for coffee, sugarcane and tobacco. The birthplace of famous Cubans such as singer Benny Moré and baseball stars José Abreu and Yasiel Puig, the city looms large in Cuban consciousness. It also boasts numerous attractions that give a fuller, more complex view of Cuban culture and history. This fact was recognized by UNESCO in 2005, when the historic center was added onto its World Heritage List.


    Sailing Itinerary

    Itinerary Date Duration
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US 30NOV18 DEPART 5:00PM
    PIER: PORT EVERGLADES                   CHECK IN STARTS AT 0100P
    Key West, Florida, US 01DEC18 ARRIVE 7:00AM
    DEPART 5:00PM
    At Sea 02DEC18 AT SEA
    Havana (La Habana), Cuba 03DEC18 ARRIVE 7:00AM
    OVERNIGHT                VISA REQ FOR SOME
    Havana (La Habana), Cuba 04DEC18 DEPART 2:00AM
    At Sea 04DEC18
    Cienfuegos, Cuba 05DEC18 ARRIVE 8:00AM
    DEPART 5:00PM
    Georgetown, Cayman Islands 06DEC18 ARRIVE 8:00AM
    DEPART 5:00PM
    Ocho Rios, Jamaica 07DEC18 ARRIVE 9:00AM
    DEPART 5:00PM
    At Sea 08DEC18 AT SEA
    Half Moon Cay, Bahamas 09DEC18 ARRIVE 8:00AM
    DEPART 4:00PM
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US 10DEC18 ARRIVE 7:00AM




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    Terms & Conditions

    All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking.  Errors or omissions may occur on the above information with no guarantee of being honoured. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes $30 per adult Booking Management Fee.  Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method.Please note there maybe a tax increase when FREE connectors are added with Air Canada Vacations. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287