Fathom announced it has received Cuba approval to add stops to Santiago de Cuba, the second largest city in Cuba, on six of its upcoming cruises to the Dominican Republic.
Travelers will enjoy two distinct experiences during one journey. They can immerse themselves in the arts, history, culture and everyday lives of Cuban people while in Santiago de Cuba, as well as participate in social impact experiences to make a meaningful difference in the Dominican Republic.
Tara Russell, president of Fathom and global impact lead for Carnival Corporation, said:
“We are delighted for our travelers to have the chance to visit such a unique and breathtaking Cuban city during such a historic time.”
“Both Santiago de Cuba and the Dominican Republic are magnificent, lush and full of beauty. While in Santiago de Cuba, travelers can dive deep into its rich and colorful history. The city served as the capital of the Spanish colony of Cuba from 1522 to 1589, and the watchtowers and cannons used in the Spanish-American War still protect and guard this port city.”
These seven-day voyages start at $599 and will take place during the weeks of February 26, March 12 and 26, April 9 and 23, and May 7. The new itinerary includes:
- Sunday – Depart from Port Miami at 4:30 p.m. ET
- Monday – At sea
- Tuesday – In Santiago de Cuba from 9 a.m. ET to 6 p.m. ET
- Wednesday – Arrive in the Dominican Republic at 7 p.m. ET
- Thursday – In the Dominican Republic
- Friday – Depart the Dominican Republic at 1 p.m. ET
- Saturday – At sea
- Sunday – Arrive in Port Miami at 7:30 a.m. ET
Prices for seven-day itineraries to the Dominican Republic and Santiago de Cuba start at $599, excluding taxes, fees, port expenses and gratuities, Cuban visa, and include all meals on the ship and lunch in Santiago de Cuba, lunch during Dominican Republic impact activities, onboard experiences and select on-the-ground activities. The required Cuban travel visa is $75 per person and gratuities are estimated at $80.50 per person. To secure a spot on future sailings, a fully refundable $300 per person deposit is required for all cabin categories and occupancy levels. Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure.