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Itinerary

Day 1 | February 17 | Marshall, MN to Minneapolis, MN

You’ll travel to Minneapolis today for a pre-night stay allowing for a relaxed evening before your early morning flight. Evening Accommodations at Hilton Garden Inn Eagan

Day 2 | February 18 | Minneapolis, MN to Miami, FL

Arriving in Miami today, you’ll board the Empress of the Seas, one of Royal Caribbean’s newly refurbished ships featuring five bars and lounges, “Sunday Brunch” every day of the week, live entertainment ranging from the new Boleros Latin Lounge to an exclusive Sequins and Feathers Broadway-style production. You can soak in the sun near the pool, rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul at the full-service spa or try your luck at the Casino Royale. The Empress of the Sea will be your luxury home away from home.

Day 3 | February 19 | Cruising

Today is a cruising day and your options for fun are endless. Try something new such as ziplining across the Boardwalk, play a round of
miniature golf, or even take a dance or cooking lesson. Of course, sitting next to the pool and relaxing is always an option as well!

Day 4 | February 20 | Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

In Santiago de Cuba, you can discover the passionate essence of Santiago de Cuba first-hand as you walk the 100-year-old Padre Pico
Steps to the old French quarter of Tivoli. Perhaps you’ll taste Cuban rum on the spot where Bacardi made his first batch or step out for a walk through bustling Parque Cespedes, one of the city’s main plazas. Be adventurous and kayak the bay. Be sure to try Cuban staples like ropa vieja (stewed beef) and tostones (fried plantain patties), sip rocio con gallo (coffee with rum) or a milkshake at the legendary La
Arboleda.

Day 5 | February 21 | Cruising

You will be cruising again today, giving you more time to experience all the activities and delectable food aboard the Empress of the Seas.

Day 6 | February 22 | Cienfuegos, Cuba

This Cuban gem is nicknamed the “Pearl of the South” for its picturesque bay … but the real sparkle of Cienfuegos is the assortment
of adventures. Try kayaking or snorkeling around coral reefs or explore the historic center by a vintage tank. You can take a ferry to 18th-century Castillo de Jagua or meet pink flamingos in Guanaroca Lagoon. Don’t forget to see the world’s tallest stalagmite in Martin Infierno Cave. Another option would be to venture to the Punta Gorda neighborhood for an up-close glimpse of Palacio de Valle with its sweeping views of the surrounding bay. If you are looking for something to get you back to nature, get lost in Cuba’s natural scenery with an eco-tour of Parque El Nicho, home to a series of waterfalls and natural ponds nestled in the surrounding Escambray Mountains.

Day 7 | February 23 | George Town, Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman strikes the perfect balance between glitzy glamour and easy going island life. You can hit the famous Seven Mile Beach and just chill with a Cayman Mama in hand or try swimming with stingrays on a snorkeling safari. Perhaps you would like to swim alongside sea turtles and tropical fish at the Cayman Turtle Centre or wander around the Caribbean Aviary and spot exotic birds up close, including Grand Cayman’s national bird, the Cayman parrot. Of course, you can always treat yourself to a little retail therapy at some of the best designer shops in the world.

Day 8 | February 24 | Cruising

This is your last day at sea so be sure to take advantage of all the delicious food and experiences available to you on board the Empress
of the Seas.

Day 9 | February 25 | Miami, FL to Home

You’ll port in Miami this morning and your spectacular cruise to Cuba will conclude today with a flight back to Minnesota.

Cuba Video

 

Cruise Ship Video

 

Mode of Travel  

Pricing Per Person Cash or Check

  • $1,570 – Double
  • $2,585 – Single

Tour Price Includes: Roundtrip Transfers by Southwest Tour and Travel from Guaranteed Departure Points, Roundtrip Airport Transfers, Cruise and Meals on Cruise Ship

Items Not Included in Tour Price: Airfare, Optional Excursions, Travel Protection, Airport Baggage Fees and Gratuities

Pricing Per Person Credit Card

  • Double – $1,615
  • Single – $2,675

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Departure Date

02/17/2019

Return Date

02/25/2019

Passport & Visa Required

Tour Highlights: As Indicated on Itinerary

Hosted by Southwest Tour and Travel Tour Director (Activity Level: Moderately Active) This tour has some full days mixed with some leisure days. You must be able to walk short distances, stand for a period of time and climb stairs. Can customize activity level.