1. 1.Sunday, March 25, 2018-Leave Washington Reagan for Miami on American Airlines Flight 1533 (Boeing 737, First Class) at 12:01 PM. Arrive Miami at 2:50 PM (923 miles). Hotel St. Michel, Coral Gables

  2. 2. Monday, March 26-Miami Open. Hotel St. Michel Miami Photos

  3. 3. Tuesday, March 27-Hotel St. Michel

  4. 4.Wednesday, March 28-Depart Miami at 5 PM on the Azamara Quest.

  5. 5.Thursday, March 29-Arrive Key West, Florida at 8 AM. Make the most of the day in Key West with an all-day pass on the CityView Hop-On/Hop-Off Trolley. The ticket  also includes admission to the Key West Nature and Butterfly Conservatory, home to thousands of vibrant butterflies, pink flamingos and other exotic wildlife. Visit other landmarks, including Hemingway House, the Harry S. Truman Little White House and the Mel Fisher Museum. Spend the day immersed in the salty characters, tall tales, and good times that make Key West an American treasure. Depart 6 PM. Key West Photos

  1. 6.Friday, March 30-Arrive Havana, Cuba at 8 AM. Discover the rich heritage, cultural treasures and authentic cuisine of Cuba on a full-day excursion that winds through the streets of Havana. Begin at the Colon Cemetery, where more than 500 famed Cuban filmmakers, politicos and baseball players are laid to rest. Continue into the artful neighborhood of Fusterlandia, graced with the vibrant sculptures of native artist – Jose Rodriguez Fuster. Stop at a nearby eatery to sample an authentic Cuban lunch. Pass through Revolution Square, where the nation’s political rallies are held, and travel through the heart of Old Havana on the way to the Almacenes San José. This craft market has been around since 1885 and is the ideal place to find leathers, ceramics, guayaberas, and other remembrances of a day spent exploring Cuba’s capital city. Havana-Day 1 Photos

  2. 7.Saturday, March 31-Havana. Follow in the footsteps of legendary American writer, Ernest Hemingway, who’s love affair with Cuba is well documented. Begin with a short drive to San Francisco de Paula, the town where Hemingway lived and worked for 20 years, and visit Finca Vigia, the home in which he penned some of his greatest works, including For Whom the Bell Tolls and Old Man and the Sea. Afterwards, sip a Don Gregorio cocktail at one of his favorite eateries and visit La Floridita, one of his local hangouts. Finally, swing by the Hotel Ambos Mundos, where Hemingway lived for seven years.  

  3. In the evening, get caught up in the captivating and colorful spectacle that has made the Tropicana Cabaret a Havana sensation since 1939. Set in the famed suburb of Marianao, this legendary showplace was born in Havana’s heyday as an international playground. Tonight, relive those glory days surrounded by lush tropical gardens and blanketed under starry skies. Enjoy a premier reserved seat and Havana Club Rum with a mixer for a truly authentic VIP experience. Settle into a seat, whip up a refreshing cocktail, and enjoy a gala performance like no other. Marvel as 200 showgirls, adorned in wonderfully bawdy costumes and festooned in elaborate headdresses, take the stage to sing and dance in dazzling fashion. A live orchestra pumps out the rumba, conga and salsa rhythms, as the vivacious troupe of the Tropicana Cabaret delivers a slice of Cuban nightlife you’ll not soon forget. Havana-Day 2 Photos

  4. 8.Sunday, April 1 (Easter)-Attend Mass at the Cathedral. Take a carriage ride to the Hotel Nacional for lunch. Try out a 1950s vehicle for the ride back to the ship. Leave Havana at 6 PM. Havana-Day 3 Photos

  5. 9.Monday, April 2-At Sea At Sea Photos

  6. 10. Tuesday, April 3-Arrive Cienfuegos, Cuba at 8 AM. Experience the marvels of Cienfuegos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this adventure that will visit the celebrated Botanical Gardens and a local theater, with time to relax over a delicious lunch. Cienfuegos was established in 1819 and located in the heart of Cuba’s thriving agricultural area. Admire the town’s stunning neoclassical architecture during a scenic drive through the city. Then, stroll the Botanical Gardens, founded in 1901 by Edwin Atkins, a U.S. sugar cane magnate.  This stunning national Monument boasts over 2,000 species on display. See 325 species of palm trees and marvel at over 400 orchid species.  Afterward, savor a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Then travel to the Teatro Tomas Terry, a magnificent 950-seat opera house and theatre featuring Carrara marble and hand-carved hardwood decorations. Finally, enjoy free time to shop along the bustling Santa Isabel Boulevard before returning the the ship. Depart at 7:30 PM. Cienfuegos Photos

  7. 11. Wednesday, April 4-Arrive Santiago de Cuba, Cuba at 6:00 PM. In the evening, visit Santiago’s Heredia Theater featuring Cuban music and dance.

  8. 12. Thursday, April 5-Explore Cuba’s colonial and revolutionary history on this glimpse into the past at the City Curator’s Office, the 26th of July Museum (Moncada Barracks), San Juan Hill and Santa Ifigenia Cemetery.  Discover Santiago’s colonial slave trade roots. Later, French immigrants arrived in Santiago after the Haitian slave revolt of 1791. Begin with a visit to the City Curator’s Office. Then, mingle with the locals at Parque Cespedes Square, a popular gathering place. Learn about the Cuban Revolution at Moncada Barracks, where the first battle of the revolution is believed to have taken place, and see the statues at Revolution Square. Then, relax over a traditional lunch at a local restaurant. After, see Loma de San Juan, where Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders rode to victory during the Spanish-Cuban-American War. Finally, visit the Cementerio Santa Ifigenia, home to the mausoleum of Jose Marti, celebrated for his role in Cuban independence. Depart at 3:00 PM. Santiago de Cuba Photos

  9. 13. Friday, April 6-At Sea

  10. 14. Saturday, April 7-Arrive Miami at 7 AM. Depart Miami  on American Airlines Flight 0238 (Boeing 737, First Class) at 2:00 PM. Arrive Washington National at 4:40 PM (923 miles)

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