Last week Pearl Mist arrived in Havana. The ship's 11-day 'Cuban Cultural Voyages' circumnavigate the island and are scheduled through December, then resuming in 2018 February to April and November through December.
In January this year, Pearl Seas became one of the first cruise lines granted approval by the US and Cuban governments to sail to Cuba. Its program focuses on immersive people-to-people cultural exchange and plenty of direct engagment with Cubans.
Pearl Mist sails round-trip Port Everglades and visits Cienfuegos, Trinidad, El Cobre and Santiago de Cuba in addition to Havana.
Experiences include meeting local musicians, historians and artists. exploring Havana in a classic American car, a pottery demonstration in Trinidad and a guided visit to Cojimar, the fishing village that inspired Ernest Hemingway’s 'The Old Man and the Sea.'
A free, one-night pre-cruise hotel package including transportation to the ship is currently available on all new bookings for the spring 2018 Cuba sailings.