I just returned from a one-week journey on the Fathom "Adonia" cruise which is part of an ongoing cultural exchange program that gives travelers a chance to interact with the Cuban people and experience their history and everyday lifestyle. This opportunity hasn't been open to the U.S. traveler for more than 50 years.
The "Adonia" visits three historic ports: Havana, the country's capital (2-days); the French influenced city of Cienfuegos, and Cuba's second largest city, Santiago de Cuba.
HAVANA, is probably best known for its Spanish influenced architecture of Old Havana, with castles, fortresses, cathedrals, and mansions. You will enjoy lively music, dance, open-air festivals and a "flea market".
CIENFUEGOS, the "Pearl of the South" is a coastal city with the center of Cuba's sugar, tobacco and coffee trading. Near the entrance to the city is the great stone fortress of Castillo de Jagua, built in 1745 to protect the city against pirate attacks.
SANTIAGO DE CUBA, is Cuba's second largest city with beautiful beaches and popular festivals of Carnaval, fortress's built in 1637 for protection, Cuba's most sacred pilgrimage sites, and the country's most complete and best preserved examples of Spanish-American military architecture and artifacts.
On board the "Adonia", you will experience lectures, films, music, art, cusine, etc, regarding Cuba and its people — both past and present.
This is a "One of a Kind" cruise that you will never forget!
Morris Murdock Travel - Draper