Cuba and Caribbean Escape

From $1099 (was $1349)

per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

10 Days

Includes select meals on land tour, all meals on cruise
Passport Required

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This program is currently sold out but new dates are coming soon! Call 877-332-6185 for more details.

Introduction

This brand-new itinerary combines a tour in Miami, a cultural experience in Havana, and a trio of breathtaking islands in one unforgettable vacation. Discover the natural and cultural beauty of this sun-soaked region as you cruise in luxury around the Caribbean on this perfectly-planned escape!

Trip Includes

  • 7-Night Cruise: Aboard MSC Cruise Line's MSC Armonia 
  • 2-Night Hotel Accommodations: Based on twin/double accommodations in moderate hotels
  • Meals: All meals onboard the ship plus daily breakfast on the land tour
  • Sightseeing: Special events as listed on land portion
  • Baggage Handling: To and from your hotel room and cruise ship cabin throughout your land tour for one piece of Checked Baggage per person.

Activity Level

Easy Moderate activity level

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Trip Highlights

  • Take part in an unforgettable Cuban Cultural Exchange highlighting vibrant Havana
  • Spend a day basking in exclusive luxury on Ocean Cay, MSC Line’s private island in the Bahamas
  • Spend 2 nights in balmy Miami, the Sunshine State’s most dynamic city
  • Take in the highlights of the glamorous Cayman Islands and relax on George Town's famous Seven Mile Beach

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This cabin type is sold out, but other cabin types are still available. Please select a different cabin type or call a travel consultant at 877-332-6185 to book this tour.
This cabin type is sold out, but other cabin types are still available. Please select a different cabin type or call a travel consultant at 877-332-6185 to book this tour.

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Cuba & Caribbean Escape

Tours Starts: Miami, Florida

Tours Ends: Miami, Florida

Day 1

Arrive in Miami

Welcome to Miami! If you purchased airline tickets from YMT Vacations, a YMT representative will welcome you at the airport and transport you to the hotel. Today provides the perfect opportunity to relax and get accustomed to the warm tropical air of Southern Florida and the Caribbean—enjoy the day at your leisure.

Oceanside Miami Hotel or similar

Day 2

Miami Sightseeing and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

This morning, see the sights of Miami on a panoramic tour. Take in the highlights of this bustling city before traveling to Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, a stunning hundred-year-old mansion and National Historic Landmark that has been converted into an internationally renowned museum. Known for its rich history, architecture, gardens, and art, it is home to one of Miami’s only remaining native forests. Vizcaya’s mission is to preserve the elegant villa and engage the public in learning through the arts, history and the environment. Built between 1914 and 1922—when the owners of Vizcaya employed ten percent of Miami residents in its construction—it is one of the country’s best-preserved Gilded Age estates,when America’s wealthiest industrialists built lavish homes inspired by the great houses of Europe. (B)

Oceanside Miami Hotel or similar

Day 3

Embark on the MSC Armonia (7:00 PM)

Most of today will be at your leisure. Miami is well-known as a dining destination packed with sophisticated, innovative gourmet restaurants, as well as authentic, inexpensive, wonderfully flavorful local holes-in-the-wall serving ethnic specialties from all corners of the world. We encourage you to explore, and to take advantage of Miami’s unique culinary offerings before embarking on the MSC Armonia this evening. (B)

Day 4

Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (7:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

A cruise to the Caribbean on an MSC ship will take you to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Located 23 miles south of Bimini, Ocean Cay is an environmental paradise and exclusive spot for vacationing in harmony with nature. You will discover splendid beaches, a vast, calm lagoon, and walking paths. This unique island also houses sea view restaurants and tiki bars, and of course Aurea Spa, which offers massages and beauty treatments in sea view cabanas.

Day 5

At Sea

Day 6

Montego Bay, Jamaica (1:00 PM – 8:00 PM)

Located along the northwest coast of Jamaica, Montego Bay is the quintessential beach town. Home to pristine white sand beaches and vibrantly blue waters, this island paradise is the perfect place to unwind. The city center is dominated by Gloucester Avenue, the main street and so-called “hip strip.” History buffs will admire Montego Bay’s 18th century Georgian style St. James Parish Church and lush tropical gardens.

Day 7

George Town, Cayman Islands (8:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

Welcome to George Town, the capital city of the glamorous Cayman Islands. Today's port boasts many exciting highlights, like the top-ranked distillery, Seven Mile Beach, and a Margaritaville. You may also decide to visit the National Museum of George Town, where you can learn about the art, cultural, and natural history of the island.

Day 8

Havana, Cuba (3:00 PM – Overnight)

Arrive in Havana for a fascinating 2-day stay. First, art meets culture on an included cultural exchange highlighting Havana’s vibrancy and introducing you to several thriving community projects. Visit the Lawton district and Muraleando, a project founded by Cuban artists in 2001 that reclaims blighted urban sites to showcase mural art, including a water tank turned art gallery. The short stop at Plaza de la Revolución highlights its historical importance. Then, enjoy views of Havana’s iconic landmarks as you continue to Fusterlandia, a community project featuring sculptures and mosaics created by internationally-acclaimed artist José Fuster.

Day 9

Havana Leisure Day (Overnight – 5:00 PM)

Spend another day immersed in the colors and culture of Havana. You are free to remain aboard the Armonia and relax on your own, or join and optional People-to-People shore excursion and make the most of your time in Havana. We recommend the Las Terrazas Cultural Exchange (additional cost). On this glimpse into Cuban culture and nature, you'll begin with a drive through Havana, including the exclusive Miramar residential district and the Rosario Mountains. Then, enjoy an included lunch at an authentic local restaurant. Find out about the Las Terrazas Social Project before visiting some key locations of this UNESCO Biosphere Reserve to see how local Cubans live in the Las Terrazas community at Plaza de la Comunidad. Learn about the health system, green medicine, and other remedies from the doctor at the medical center, honor the community’s ancestors at the House of Memory, and interact with local artists at their home studios. This optional also includes a walk down Callejón de la Moka to browse the artisans’ stalls at the Bazaar Cusco.

Day 10

Disembarkation in Miami and Depart for Home (7:00 AM)

Disembark the Armonia in Miami this morning and return home.


Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tours vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights.


YMT Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.

Inside Cabin

  • Double bed that can be converted into two single beds (on request). Bathroom with shower. Wardrobe.
  • Cabins for guests with disabilities or reduced mobility have only single beds.
  • Air conditioning. TV, telephone, wireless internet access (for a fee). Mini bar and safe.
  • Surface approx. from 13 to 21 sq.m.*
*This size range includes both standard cabins and cabins for guests with disabilities or reduced mobility, which are larger. 
Size, layout and furniture may vary from that shown (within the same cabin category). 
The image is representative only.

Ocean View Cabin

  • Double bed that can be converted into two single beds (on request). Bathroom with shower. Wardrobe.
  • Air conditioning. TV, telephone, wireless internet access (for a fee). Mini bar and safe.
  • Some cabins are suitable for families comprising a bedroom area and a living area with up to 4 berths.
  • Surface approx. from 13 to 22 sq.m.
Size, layout and furniture may vary from that shown (within the same cabin category). 
The image is representative only.

Balcony Cabin

  • Double bed that can be converted into two single beds (on request). Bathroom with shower. Wardrobe.
  • Air conditioning. TV, telephone, wireless internet access (for a fee). Mini bar and safe.
  • Surface approx. 16 sq.m. (private balcony included).
Size, layout and furniture may vary from that shown (within the same cabin category). 
The image is representative only.

MSC Cruise Line's MSC Armonia Deck Plans

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