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#1 Lisa K.

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 01:41 PM

Cuba!

Culture-immersion Cruise

 

January 8 – 15, 2017

 

Hosts: Jim and Lisa Koca #86367

Co-hosts: Shawn and Teal Loring #76442

 

Escapees RV Club is excited to offer a historical opportunity to travel to Cuba on a cruise, sailing January 8, 2017, for a 7 day-round trip from Miami, Florida, on Fathom’s beautiful ship, Adonia!

 

You can enjoy the rich, vibrant culture and learn about the fascinating history, literature and architecture of Cuba.

 

The pricing will include your cabin, all meals on the ship, lunch during scheduled ports-of-calls activities, on-board immersion experiences and certain on-the-ground cultural-immersion activities.

 

 

Some of the activities will be:

·        Enjoying an authentic, home-cooked Cuban lunch, at one of Cuba’s many family-owned, in-home restaurants, known as Paladares. Meet the family that is cooking your meal, and learn about the challenges and joys of being self-employed in Cuba.

·        Visit Hemingway’s former home in Havana and enjoy an excursion to the nearby fishing village of Cojimar, his favorite retreat and the setting for The Old Man and the Sea.

·        Enjoy performances by Cuba’s best rumba dancers and musicians.

·        Tour an organic farm and learn about the agriculture in Cuba.

·        Visit San Juan Hill.

·        Visit an Artisans’ Market, the Almacenes de San José - Havana’s largest craft market, and be amazed at the treasures, produced by the local craftsmen.

·        After the day visiting Havana, enjoy the option of a relaxing evening on the ship or experience a night in Havana at one of the cities tropical Cabarets, arriving in a classic American car.

·        Visit a UNESCO World Heritage site, built to protect the Port of Santiago.

·        Enjoy breathtaking views from San Pedro de la Roca Castle and tour the castle.

 

 

On-board the ship:

·        Relax and enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner.

·        Unwind in the spa, grab a mojito and sit by the pool

·        Enjoy a card game with your friends.

·        Experience Cuban music and dancers; Cuban movies.

·        Attend interactive sessions about Cuba, take a class in basic Spanish, a class in photography

·        Experience the “Cuban Marriage” - a traditional ceremony that begins with a taste of Cuban rum and ending with the famous Cuban cigar.

 

 

This HOP includes considerable walking; please wear comfortable walking shoes. 

 

Booking your cabin – Recall dates:

Escapees can only hold the group space for a limited time before the cruise line recalls our unassigned cabins. After the recall date, Escapees may not be able to secure a cabin and if we can, it will not be at the rates listed here.

 

This cruise to Cuba will sell out quickly, so it’s very critical that you book early, even if the cruise is scheduled for NEXT YEAR! Once the recall dates have passed, it will be harder to get a cabin on this cruise, if a cabin is left.

 

Recall dates:

August 11, 2016

September 10, 2016

 

 

 

 

Facts about the Adonia:

Weight: Over 30,000 tons

Built in 2001

Refurbished in 2016

Accommodates approximately 700 guests

Amenities – pool, gym, game deck, spa, card room, library and a Cuban specialty restaurant

 

 

Ports-of-Call

 

Miami, Florida

Santiago de Cuba

Cienfuegos, Cuba

Havana, Cuba

Miami, Florida

 

If you are interested in this fabulous cruise, please call as soon as possible, with your name and a down payment to reserve your cabin. The ship is small and will only have 300 cabins available and, as you can well imagine, they will sell out fast!

 

 

Pricing:

Inside (Interior)

$2699.00 Fare

$283.00 Fees, Taxes, Port Expenses and Visa

$2982.00 pp (per person)

 

Outside (Oceanview)

$3369.00

$283.00 Fees, Taxes, Port Expenses and Visa

$3652.00 pp

 

Balcony

$4049.00

$283.00 Fees, Taxes, Port Expenses and Visa

$4332.00 pp

                                       

Prices include:

·        Cabin

·        All meals on the ship

·        Lunch during scheduled ports-of-calls activities

·        On-board immersion experiences

·        Certain on-the-ground cultural-immersion activities.

 

Additional activities will be offered both on and off ship for an extra price. These are optional activities.

 

To register for this cruise

Call the Escapees Travel Agency

Toll-free 1-855-757-8881

 

Or, email ETA@escapees.com.

 

Passports

You will need your passports on this cruise. Once on-board, the ship will help you obtain your VISA.

 

All passports must be current. Even if there are six months left on your passport, you may be denied entry into a country and a VISA cannot be issued. The travel industry is warning us that sometimes it can take up to three months to renew or apply for your passport.

 

Cancellation Insurance
The cruise line is not offering cancellation insurance for this cruise. If you cancel your trip, there is a related cancellation fee: more than 90 days before departure: no fee. 90 to 76 days:
fee is deposit. 75 to 46 days: 50% of fare. 45 to 31 days: 75% of fare. 30 days or less: 100% of fare.

 

Physical Needs for HOP
Escapees Inc. will attempt to provide reasonable accommodations for disabled attendees when it is within our control. Please advise us of any special needs as early as possible, so we can make arrangements. This HOP includes considerable walking, so please wear comfortable walking shoes.

 

By attending this event, you are agreeing to the following:          
As an attendee, you assume all risk of danger relating to your personal property, RV, and attendance at the HOP event, whether occurring prior to, during, or after the event. In the event of loss or theft, no claim will be made upon Escapees, its volunteers, employees, or agents. Volunteers might be directing and assisting you in your parking areas, but it is the driver of the RV, or the driver of the other vehicle, who are ultimately responsible for avoiding obstacles or dangerous situations, and is to be solely responsible for any damage to one’s property or the property of others. As an attendee at this event, you are granting your permission to be filmed, videotaped, audiotaped or photographed, and granting full use without compensation.

 

 

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See you at the HOP!

 

Lisa Koca

HOP Director

Escapees RV Club

100 Rainbow Dr.

Livingston, Texas 77351

888-757-2582

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Edited by Lisa K., 04 September 2016 - 03:18 PM.


#2 Linda & George Frey

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 08:47 AM

What does it cost?

#3 mysticmd

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Posted 29 August 2016 - 04:40 AM

Pricing:
Inside (Interior)
$2699.00 Fare
$283.00
Fees, Taxes, Port Expenses and Visa
$2982.00 pp
Outside (Oceanview)
$3369.00
$283.00
Fees, Taxes, Port Expenses and Visa
$3652.00 pp
Balcony
$4049.00
$283.00
Fees, Taxes, Port Expenses and Visa
$4332.00 pp
Prices include:
Cabin
All meals on the ship
Lunch during scheduled ports-
of calls activities
Onboard immersion experiences
Certain on
-
the
-
ground cultural
-
immersion activities.

Additional activities will be offered both on and off ship for an extra price.



#4 mysticmd

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Posted 02 September 2016 - 04:00 PM

Oh , and "You're Welcome".



#5 TXTiger

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 03:13 PM

Are the above prices for double occupancy or for an individual solo rate?



#6 2gypsies

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 03:57 PM

I wish they'd publish the cost of these trips on the forum when giving the announcements.  For the accurate answers visit the Escapees HOP website or call.


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#7 Lisa K.

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 03:27 PM

Attn: 2gypsies

 

Thank you for the suggestion of posting the entire HOP on the forum. The cost is per person and is set by the cruise lines.

 

I have updated my post. 

 

Thanks so much for your interest in the Cuba Culture-immersion Cruise HOP!

 

Hope to see you at the HOP!

 

Lisa Koca

 

Escapees Travel Agency

855-757-8881

eta@escapees.com

 

HOP Director

 

100 Rainbow Dr.

Livingston, Texas 77351

888-757-2582

www.escapees.com/hops

www.facebook.com/escapeeshops

 







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