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Cuba: Infectious Rhythms and Nature’s Paradises

Trinidad’s old town
Trinidad de Cuba is a small, friendly place with a long history as a centre for sugar cane farming. Its charming coastal setting, lovingly restored facades and gentle pace of life can be experienced in any of the town’s beautiful squares and in the narrow, historic alleyways. This small town has a well-deserved place on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.

The spirited music of Cuba
If Cuba is the birthplace of almost every Latin dance style, then Santiago de Cuba is the stage on which they are performed. Nowhere else will you find so much live music or dancing. In the town’s clubs, bars and dance schools, the rhythms of salsa, son and rumba are omnipresent and just as thrilling as in the world-famous Buena Vista Social Club.

Port Antonio – natural beauty in Jamaica
Known for its reggae, Rastafarians and rum, Jamaica has many magical and serene natural settings to offer alongside its rousing rhythms. Port Antonio in the North East is the spot on the island with the most beautiful scenery. With its perfect beaches, lush tropical vegetation and countless caves, rivers and waterfalls, the area surrounding this small colonial town has been a celebrity hotspot since the 1940s, attracting famous visitors like Errol Flynn and providing the exotic backdrop for a number of films.
28 January, 2018 to 07 February, 2018 Make a booking request for Cuba: Infectious Rhythms and Nature’s Paradises, departing on 28 January, 2018

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GTY Double Cabin £ 4375 GBP pp
Guaranteed cabins. With a guaranteed cabin, you pay the lowest rate, but you leave the choice of cabin down to us. You will receive the cabin number with your cruise documents. Only a limited number of cabins are available in this category. All the cabins on board the SEA CLOUD have their own, unique charm. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches...).
Category 5 £ 5005 GBP pp
All the cabins on board the SEA CLOUD have their own, unique charm. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches...). The former officers' cabins offer sailing enthusiasts just the right ambiance. The cabin door leads directly to the Promenade Deck, so one can even sleep in fresh air with the door open. Cabin size: Approx. 9,5 m² / 102 sq ft, cabin 16 is approx. 10 m². Furnishings: Porthole, small sofa, desk, closet, safe, individually adjustable A/C. Bed: Upper and lower single beds (each 80 cm x 200 cm). Bathroom: Approx. 2,5 m² with shower, WC, marble sink, gold-plated fixtures, hair dryer, outlet for razor.
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Category 4 £ 5759 GBP pp
All the cabins on board the SEA CLOUD have their own, unique charm. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches...). From these cabins you can quickly access one of the most charming places on board, the Blue Lagoon. Cabin size: Approx. 10,5 m². Furnishings: Panorama window, one chair, one nightstand, closet, dressing table, safe, individually adjustable A/C. Bed: Two single beds (each 80 cm x 200 cm). Bathroom: Approx. 2,5 m² with shower, WC, marble sink, gold-plated fixtures, hair dryer, outlet for .
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GTY Single Cabin £ 6445 GBP pp
Guaranteed cabins. With a guaranteed cabin, you pay the lowest rate, but you leave the choice of cabin down to us. You will receive the cabin number with your cruise documents. Only a limited number of cabins are available in this category. All the cabins on board the SEA CLOUD have their own, unique charm. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches...).
Category 3 £ 6659 GBP pp
All the cabins on board the SEA CLOUD have their own, unique charm. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches...). These cozy cabins are ideally located on the Promenade Deck, as are the restaurant and lounge. Cabin size: Approx. 12,5 m², cabins 24 & 25 are approx. 11 m². Furnishings: Panorama window, one chair, one nightstand, closet, dressing table, safe, individually adjustable A/C Bed: Two single beds (each 80 cm x 200 cm). Bathroom: Approx. 3 m² with shower, WC, marble sink, gold-plated fixtures, hair dryer, outlet for razor.
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Category 2 £ 7199 GBP pp
All the cabins on board the SEA CLOUD have their own, unique charm. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches...). The comfortable twin-bed cabins offer convenience, luxury and above all, a wonderful view of the open ocean. Cabin size: Approx. 13,5 m². Furnishings: Panorama window, one chair, one nightstand, closet, dressing table, safe, individually adjustable A/C. Bed: Two single beds (each 80 cm x 200 cm). Bathroom: Approx. 3 m² with shower, WC, marble sink, gold-plated fixtures, hair dryer, outlet for razor.
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Category 1 £ 7559 GBP pp
All the cabins on board the SEA CLOUD have their own, unique charm. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches...). As all cabins on the Captain’s and Lido Deck, these originated in the 1970s. These two cabins are bright and friendly thanks to the corner panorama window. Cabin size: Approx. 13 m². Furnishings: Panorama window, one chair, one nightstand, closet, dressing table, safe, individually adjustable A/C. Bed: King size bed with two separate mattresses (each 80 cm x 200 cm). Bathroom: Approx. 2,6 m² with shower, WC, marble sink, gold-plated fixtures, hair dryer, outlet for razor.
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Category C £ 8729 GBP pp
All the cabins on board the SEA CLOUD have their own, unique charm. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches...). Cabin size: Approx. 18,5 m² - 20 m². Furnishings: Portholes, one chair, table, two nightstands, dressing table with mirror, walk-in closet, safe, individually adjustable A/C. Bed: Double bed (160 cm x 200 cm). Bathroom: Approx. 3,3 m² - 3,6 m² with tub or shower, WC, marble sink, golden fixtures, hair dryer, outlet for razor
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Category B £ 9359 GBP pp
All the cabins on board the SEA CLOUD have their own, unique charm. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches...). Cabin size: Approx. 18 m² - 25 m². Furnishings: Portholes, chairs, table, nightstands, decorative marble fireplace, walk-in closet, safe, individually adjustable A/C. Bed: Double bed, King size bed with two separate mattresses or Two single beds. Bathroom: Approx. 4 m² - 7 m² with tub or shower, WC, marble sink, golden fixtures, hair dryer, outlet for razor.
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Category A £ 10045 GBP pp
All the cabins on board the SEA CLOUD have their own, unique charm. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches...). Cabin size: Approx. 34 m² - 38 m² Furnishings: Portholes, sitting area, nightstands, decorative marble fireplace, desk, walk-in closet, safe, individually adjustable A/C Bed: Large double bed (180 cm x 200 cm). Bathroom: Approx. 9 m² with tub, WC, marble sink, golden fixtures, dressing table, hair dryer, outlet for razor, bath completely outfitted in Carrara marble
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Cuba: Infectious Rhythms and Nature’s Paradises itinerary:

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Days 1 & 2 - Cienfuegos
Cienfuegos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2005, whose name literally translates as "Hundred fires" is also known as the Pearl of the South. The city owes its grand, romantic architecture to the French colonists who first settled there. The beautiful old town of Trinidad de Cuba is a true gem, with lovingly restored colonial facades, sleepy lanes and a turquoise sea. This friendly town, with its important past at the centre of sugar cane cultivation, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site for many years, along with the cultivated landscape of the Valle de Los Ingenios, or "Valley of the Sugarmills".
Day 3 - At Sea
Day 4 - Isla de la Juventud
The "Isle of Youth" is the largest of Cuba's lesser islands. It was a refuge for notorious privateers like Sir Francis Drake and Henry Morgan, and is said to have been the inspiration behind Robert Louis Stevenson's famous novel, "Treasure Island". Nowadays you can treat yourself to some sun here and let the Caribbean waves wash round you. The beaches are almost untouched and are still a well-kept secret. The treasures in the sea around the island were designated as a nature and marine reserve in 1980.
Days 5 & 6 - At Sea
Day 7 - Santiago de Cuba
The El Morro fortress towers high above the bay. It was almost completely destroyed by the pirate Henry Morgan but just 20 years later was once again strong enough to withstand any attack. Santiago de Cuba, an architectural gem, is proud not only of its reputation as the birthplace of the revolution, but also of its musicality. If you go for a walk, sooner or later you will find yourself in an authentic Salsa bar. The whole city has music in its blood, and nowhere else do people make so much music or dance so much. The rhythms of the Salsa, Son and Rumba are just as thrilling in clubs, bars and schools as they are in the famous Buena Vista Social Club.
Days 8 & 9 - Port Antonio
Port Antonio was once the world's banana capital, but for a long time now international VIPs have discovered this town for themselves. Some properties can be found near the clear deep waters of the Blue Lagoon. The pretty little town, surrounded by sugar cane fields and banana plantations, impresses particularly with its delightful beaches. The Rio Grande is the island's largest river and channels its course over 60 kilometres (37 miles) in green solitude through the jungle and into the sea. Historically, bananas and other fruit were carefully transported on bamboo rafts along the waterway to the port. Nowadays the rafts have been equipped with bench seats and are used for excursions.
Days 10 & 11 - Montego Bay
In north-western Jamaica, on the mouth of the Montego River, lies "Mo' Bay". The beach resorts of Doctor's Cave and White Sands have been popular holiday destinations for wealthy Americans since the 1900s. The main attractions are the beaches with their fine white sand and turquoise sea. A colourful coral reef with its fascinating underwater world stretches out along the shore line, and inland is the island's most beautiful golf course. Some magnificent mansions bear witness to the wealth and high life enjoyed by the plantation owners, since the town was one of the largest places for shipping sugar cane in the 18th century.
Please Note:
Itinerary subject to change!

Cuba: Infectious Rhythms and Nature’s Paradises reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
Please Note: *
Itinerary subject to change!
Days 10 & 11 - Montego Bay *
In north-western Jamaica, on the mouth of the Montego River, lies "Mo' Bay". The beach resorts of Doctor's Cave and White Sands have been popular holiday destinations for wealthy Americans since the 1900s. The main attractions are the beaches with their fine white sand and turquoise sea. A colourful coral reef with its fascinating underwater world stretches out along the shore line, and inland is the island's most beautiful golf course. Some magnificent mansions bear witness to the wealth and high life enjoyed by the plantation owners, since the town was one of the largest places for shipping sugar cane in the 18th century.
Days 8 & 9 - Port Antonio *
Port Antonio was once the world's banana capital, but for a long time now international VIPs have discovered this town for themselves. Some properties can be found near the clear deep waters of the Blue Lagoon. The pretty little town, surrounded by sugar cane fields and banana plantations, impresses particularly with its delightful beaches. The Rio Grande is the island's largest river and channels its course over 60 kilometres (37 miles) in green solitude through the jungle and into the sea. Historically, bananas and other fruit were carefully transported on bamboo rafts along the waterway to the port. Nowadays the rafts have been equipped with bench seats and are used for excursions.
Day 7 - Santiago de Cuba *
The El Morro fortress towers high above the bay. It was almost completely destroyed by the pirate Henry Morgan but just 20 years later was once again strong enough to withstand any attack. Santiago de Cuba, an architectural gem, is proud not only of its reputation as the birthplace of the revolution, but also of its musicality. If you go for a walk, sooner or later you will find yourself in an authentic Salsa bar. The whole city has music in its blood, and nowhere else do people make so much music or dance so much. The rhythms of the Salsa, Son and Rumba are just as thrilling in clubs, bars and schools as they are in the famous Buena Vista Social Club.
Days 5 & 6 - At Sea *
Day 4 - Isla de la Juventud *
The "Isle of Youth" is the largest of Cuba's lesser islands. It was a refuge for notorious privateers like Sir Francis Drake and Henry Morgan, and is said to have been the inspiration behind Robert Louis Stevenson's famous novel, "Treasure Island". Nowadays you can treat yourself to some sun here and let the Caribbean waves wash round you. The beaches are almost untouched and are still a well-kept secret. The treasures in the sea around the island were designated as a nature and marine reserve in 1980.
Day 3 - At Sea *
Days 1 & 2 - Cienfuegos *
Cienfuegos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2005, whose name literally translates as "Hundred fires" is also known as the Pearl of the South. The city owes its grand, romantic architecture to the French colonists who first settled there. The beautiful old town of Trinidad de Cuba is a true gem, with lovingly restored colonial facades, sleepy lanes and a turquoise sea. This friendly town, with its important past at the centre of sugar cane cultivation, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site for many years, along with the cultivated landscape of the Valle de Los Ingenios, or "Valley of the Sugarmills".
* = Indicative
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Sea Cloud, the ship servicing Cuba: Infectious Rhythms and Nature’s Paradises

Sea Cloud

Vessel Type: Tall Ship (Sailing)

Length: 109 metres

Passenger Capacity: 64

Built / refurbished: 1931

Sea Cloud is a ship with a soul, imbued by the original owners, Marjorie Merriweather Post and her husband E.F. Hutton in the 1930’s. The ship has played host to royalty, known service in wartime, and sailed the world over. She is a vessel of incomparable grace that harks back to the golden age of ship travel. Once you’ve been on Sea Cloud under full sail, you’ll begin your own love affair.

Welcome aboard a legend 
Sea Cloud accommodates 58 guests in 28 outside cabins including two original owner’s suites that still feature original marble baths and fireplaces. At 360 feet she is an expansive ship with extensive public spaces on the top deck, where we luxuriate in deck chairs and watch the crew of 18 go aloft in the web of riggings to hand-set her 30 sails. Her dining room is hung with marine oil paintings of the period and accommodates all guests at once for a single seating. We’ll gather in the lounge each evening for Recap. Life aboard is a uniquely pleasing mix of elegance and informality—a return to the golden age of sailing in shorts and deck shoes. You’ll find all shipboard services impeccable. 

Discover the romance of tall ship sailing
Experience something many people don’t know exists in the 21st century—the romance of life under square sails. Discover the thrill of standing on deck as Sea Cloud gently glides through the water, her crew aloft in the riggings, running out and reefing sails. Settle in to your favorite areas on the top deck and bask in the incomparable experience of traveling aboard the finest tall ship to ever sail the seas. Lose yourself in an adventure that, in this day and age, is almost unimaginable.

Cabin layout for Sea Cloud
• Trinidad’s old town

• Port Antonio – natural beauty in Jamaica

• The spirited music of Cuba

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