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19 Day Cuba & Caribbean

  • Discover Havana, Trinidad, Cancun & More
  • Cruise among the Caribbean Islands
Includes Return International Flights

History, sunshine, culture and the most beautiful spots in the Caribbean; this 19 day tropical trip has it all, from the white sand beaches of Cancun and Varadero to the old towns of Havana and Cienfuegos. Start your trip in Mexico and Cuba before choosing from two different cruise itineraries on the luxurious 'MSC Opera' ship - Montego Bay and George Town in the Cayman Islands, or Belize City, Costa Maya and Isla de Roatan.

Regardless of which itinerary you choose, you'll enjoy a night in Cancun before flying to Havana and embarking on a guided tour of the city's most iconic sights. Then tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cienfuegos and its historical centre; drive through the Nicho Valley, at the base of the Escambray mountain range, on 4WDs; explore Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Camaguey and Santa Clara; and relax with a day at leisure in beautiful beach town Varadero before boarding your cruise in Havana. While on board, enjoy all the comforts on offer, such as a wide variety of freshly prepared cuisine, Broadway-style theatre shows, swimming pool and a program of daily activities - all while taking the opportunity to see more highlights of the Caribbean.

Your trip includes return international flights, 9 nights hotel accommodation on tour, a 7 night cruise, 37 meals and much more. All you have to do now is choose your favourite itinerary!

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today depart from Auckland, *Wellington or *Christchurch for Cancun! Fly with Cathay Pacific, United Airlines or Qantas Airways to name a few (subject to availability). Upon arrival you will be met by a representative and be transferred to the hotel.

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.

Overnight: Hotel Four Points by Sheraton Cancun Centro

Meals included: In-Flight

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Havana, Cuba. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel. Relax and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in the vibrant Cuban capital city.

Overnight: Hotel Memories Miramar or similar, Havana

Meals included: Breakfast

This morning enjoy a guided tour of Havana. See the Plaza de la Revolucion, the Havana Malecon and Prado Boulevard. Visit Old Havana with your tour guide and walk past the different colonial squares and streets. As you depart Havana stop at Morro Castle and enjoy the view overlooking the city.

Afterwards depart for Cienfuegos on the southern coast of Cuba. This beautiful, clean and spacious city is known as ‘the Pearl of the South’ for its hospitable populace, abundance of neoclassical architecture and elegant seafront boulevard. It was founded in the early 19th century – later than the other main cities of Cuba – by French immigrants from both France and Louisiana (USA). This gives the city a different flavour and architectural appearance. In 2005, Cienfuegos’ historic centre was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Overnight: Hotel Jagua or similar, Cienfuegos

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

This morning drive to the village of Cumanayagua at the foot of the Escambray mountain range. Here waiting 4WDs will be on hand to drive through the rugged terrain of the Nicho Valley. The trail will lead along beautiful waterfalls surrounded by tropical forest. For those wishing to get wet, it’s possible to swim in the falls. In the afternoon continue onwards to Trinidad.

Overnight: Hostal Lola or similar, Trinidad

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

This morning you will enjoy a 4-hour guided tour of Trinidad, nestled between the Escambray Mountains and the Caribbean Sea. Trinidad – with its colonial baroque architecture and quaint, pastel-coloured houses with red tiled roofs – feels like it’s cast in amber. The Museo Histórico Municipal (also called Casa Cantero) is an interesting museum (entrance included) and explains the extraordinary history of the region. You will also see one of the most photographed buildings in Trinidad, the former 18th century Convento de San Francisco. Continue onwards to the outskirts of Trinidad to Sugar Mill Valley, where the fabulous wealth of Trinidad in the 16th century was generated, with great views from Manaca Iznaga Tower.

Overnight: Hostal Lola or similar, Trinidad

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

This morning drive to the city of Sancti Spiritus and visit the historic centre of this attractive colonial town. Continue to Camaguey which is one of the biggest cities in the east. The historic centre has been restored recently and you can admire the many churches as you enjoy a ride in the local form of transportation a ‘bici taxi’ (rickshaw).

Overnight: Hotel E Santa Maria or similar, Camaguey

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today the tour continues to Santa Clara. The city was founded on the 15th July 1689 – among the original settlers were several families from Remedios who fled from the pirate attacks besieging the town at the time. Centuries later, as 1958 drew to a close, Santa Clara was the site of the final battle in the Cuban Revolution. The guerrilla attacks were led by Ernesto Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos who derailed a train full of troops and supplies sent by Batista. Santa Clara was captured on the 31st December 1958. This victory is considered the decisive moment in the Cuban Revolution. Erected twenty years after his untimely death, the Monumento Ernesto Che Guevara is the city’s main tourist attraction and a pilgrimage site for many. The awe-inspiring mausoleum houses the remains of Che Guevara and sixteen of his fellow combatants killed in 1967 in Bolivia. Afterwards continue to Varadero, a popular beach resort town, where you can relax in resort style with all-inclusive meals and drinks.

Overnight: Hotel Grand Memories Varadero or similar, Varadero

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today enjoy a day at leisure, giving you the chance to enjoy a variety of water sports (not included) and the wonderful warm waters of the Caribbean.

Overnight: Hotel Grand Memories Varadero or similar, Varadero

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today transfer to the cruise terminal in Havana’s old quarter to embark the marvellous ‘MSC Opera’ ship for your 7 night cruise through the Caribbean Islands. The cruise will be docked in Havana for the next 2 nights.

Overnight: MSC Cruises – ‘MSC Opera’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Be struck by the city’s sensuality. Its buildings have sinuous lines and its colours and spiced aromas are intoxicating. The aroma of the city’s famous cigars floats through the air, beaches of sugary hues smoothly transition into transparent waters of the sea, music accompanies the captivating movements of the Caribbean dances, and cars from a different century create a moving exhibit in the streets of the city centre.

Overnight: MSC Cruises – ‘MSC Opera’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today spend the day relaxing on board or explore more of Havana and its Spanish colonial architecture before departing this evening.

Overnight: MSC Cruises – ‘MSC Opera’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: MSC Cruises – ‘MSC Opera’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Located along the northwest coast of Jamaica, Montego Bay is home to popular beaches including Doctor’s Cave Beach and Walter Fletcher Beach. The bay is ideal for snorkelling and diving in the protected waters of Montego Bay Marine Park.

Overnight: MSC Cruises – ‘MSC Opera’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

A dream spot for diving and snorkelling fans offering the ‘crème de la crème’ of water-sport activities. The Cayman Islands are located in the British West Indies and George Town, the capital of the Cayman Islands, is situated on Grand Cayman.

Overnight: MSC Cruises – ‘MSC Opera’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Cozumel is Mexico’s largest island, located just 12 miles off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Measuring just 28 miles long by 10 miles wide, Cozumel is renowned across the world for its dazzling white sand beaches and the clarity of the Caribbean Sea in which it lies.

Overnight: MSC Cruises – ‘MSC Opera’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today arrive back into the port of Havana. Once you have disembarked you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Cancun, Mexico. Upon arrival be met and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Four Points by Sheraton Cancun Centro

Meals included: Breakfast

This morning transfer to Cancun Airport for your return flight back to New Zealand. Please note: if your flight departs early, breakfast will be arranged for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

*Please note some flights may arrive +1 day later due to flight scheduling

Itinerary - 2

Today depart from Auckland, *Wellington or *Christchurch for Cancun! Fly with Cathay Pacific, United Airlines or Qantas Airways to name a few (subject to availability). Upon arrival you will be met by a representative and be transferred to the hotel.

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.

Overnight: Hotel Four Points by Sheraton Cancun Centro

Meals included: In-Flight

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Havana, Cuba. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel. Relax and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in the vibrant Cuban capital city.

Overnight: Hotel Memories Miramar or similar, Havana

Meals included: Breakfast

This morning enjoy a guided tour of Havana. See the Plaza de la Revolucion, the Havana Malecon and Prado Boulevard. Visit Old Havana with your tour guide and walk past the different colonial squares and streets. As you depart Havana stop at Morro Castle and enjoy the view overlooking the city.

Afterwards depart for Cienfuegos on the southern coast of Cuba. This beautiful, clean and spacious city is known as ‘the Pearl of the South’ for its hospitable populace, abundance of neoclassical architecture and elegant seafront boulevard. It was founded in the early 19th century – later than the other main cities of Cuba – by French immigrants from both France and Louisiana (USA). This gives the city a different flavour and architectural appearance. In 2005, Cienfuegos’ historic centre was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Overnight: Hotel Jagua or similar, Cienfuegos

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

This morning drive to the village of Cumanayagua at the foot of the Escambray mountain range. Here waiting 4WDs will be on hand to drive through the rugged terrain of the Nicho Valley. The trail will lead along beautiful waterfalls surrounded by tropical forest. For those wishing to get wet, it’s possible to swim in the falls. In the afternoon continue onwards to Trinidad.

Overnight: Hostal Lola or similar, Trinidad

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

This morning you will enjoy a 4-hour guided tour of Trinidad, nestled between the Escambray Mountains and the Caribbean Sea. Trinidad – with its colonial baroque architecture and quaint, pastel-coloured houses with red tiled roofs – feels like it’s cast in amber. The Museo Histórico Municipal (also called Casa Cantero) is an interesting museum (entrance included) and explains the extraordinary history of the region. You will also see one of the most photographed buildings in Trinidad, the former 18th century Convento de San Francisco. Continue onwards to the outskirts of Trinidad to Sugar Mill Valley, where the fabulous wealth of Trinidad in the 16th century was generated, with great views from Manaca Iznaga Tower.

Overnight: Hostal Lola or similar, Trinidad

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

This morning drive to the city of Sancti Spiritus and visit the historic centre of this attractive colonial town. Continue to Camaguey which is one of the biggest cities in the east. The historic centre has been restored recently and you can admire the many churches as you enjoy a ride in the local form of transportation a ‘bici taxi’ (rickshaw).

Overnight: Hotel E Santa Maria or similar, Camaguey

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today the tour continues to Santa Clara. The city was founded on the 15th July 1689 – among the original settlers were several families from Remedios who fled from the pirate attacks besieging the town at the time. Centuries later, as 1958 drew to a close, Santa Clara was the site of the final battle in the Cuban Revolution. The guerrilla attacks were led by Ernesto Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos who derailed a train full of troops and supplies sent by Batista. Santa Clara was captured on the 31st December 1958. This victory is considered the decisive moment in the Cuban Revolution. Erected twenty years after his untimely death, the Monumento Ernesto Che Guevara is the city’s main tourist attraction and a pilgrimage site for many. The awe-inspiring mausoleum houses the remains of Che Guevara and sixteen of his fellow combatants killed in 1967 in Bolivia. Afterwards continue to Varadero, a popular beach resort town, where you can relax in resort style with all-inclusive meals and drinks.

Overnight: Hotel Grand Memories Varadero or similar, Varadero

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today enjoy a day at leisure, giving you the chance to enjoy a variety of water sports (not included) and the wonderful warm waters of the Caribbean.

Overnight: Hotel Grand Memories Varadero or similar, Varadero

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today transfer to the cruise terminal in Havana’s old quarter to embark the marvellous ‘MSC Opera’ ship for your 7 night cruise through the Caribbean Islands. The cruise will be docked overnight in Havana.

Overnight: MSC Cruises – ‘MSC Opera’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Be struck by the city’s sensuality. Its buildings have sinuous lines and its colours and spiced aromas are intoxicating. The aroma of the city’s famous cigars floats through the air, beaches of sugary hues smoothly transition into transparent waters of the sea, music accompanies the captivating movements of the Caribbean dances, and cars from a different century create a moving exhibit in the streets of the city centre.

Overnight: MSC Cruises – ‘MSC Opera’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: MSC Cruises – ‘MSC Opera’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This town will reveal a distinguished history, several superb sights and fascinating cultural spectacles. The city’s astonishing energy comes from its 76,000-plus inhabitants, who represent every ethnic group in the country, with the Creole descendants of former slaves and British Baymen forming the dominant element and generating an easy-going Caribbean atmosphere.

Overnight: MSC Cruises – ‘MSC Opera’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Roatan is the largest and most developed of the Bay Islands. Long and thin (50km long, but only 2km to 4km wide), the island is a real diving and snorkelling mecca – virtually its entire coastline is fringed by an astonishingly diverse coral reef teeming with tropical fish. On land, exquisite white-sand beaches like West Bay, a mountainous interior of pine-forested hills and the remote wild east of the island (once a pirate hangout) beg to be explored.

Overnight: MSC Cruises – ‘MSC Opera’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Puerto Costa Maya, where the cruise ships dock, is out of sight north of Mahahual, but its influence is felt on cruise-ship days, when the village springs to life with souvenir stands and jet-ski rentals along the slick seafront promenade, an extremely miniature version of Playa del Carmen.

Overnight: MSC Cruises – ‘MSC Opera’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Cozumel is Mexico’s largest island, located just 12 miles off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Measuring just 28 miles long by 10 miles wide, Cozumel is renowned across the world for its dazzling white sand beaches and the clarity of the Caribbean Sea in which it lies.

Overnight: MSC Cruises – ‘MSC Opera’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today arrive back into the port of Havana. Once you have disembarked, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Cancun, Mexico. Upon arrival be met and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Four Points by Sheraton Cancun Centro

Meals included: Breakfast

This morning, transfer to Cancun Airport for your return flight back to New Zealand. Please note: If your flight departs early, breakfast will be arranged for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

*Please note some flights may arrive +1 day later due to flight scheduling

Tour Inclusions

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  • Explore the best of Cuba on tour & cruise the Caribbean Islands
  • Visit Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Varadero and more
  • Visit old Havana and more on a guided tour
  • Tour the UNESCO World Heritage city centre of Cienfuegos
  • Swim in the beautiful waterfalls in Nicho Valley surrounded by tropical forest
  • Explore Cumanayagua village on the foot Escambray mountains
  • Take in the spectacular scenery of the Sierra del Escambray
  • Visit the Museo Historico, Plaza Mayor and Sugar Mill Valley on tour in Trinidad
  • Experience Sancti Spiritus, a little cozy Cuban town
  • Enjoy a rickshaw ride in the historical city of Camaguey
  • Admire Santa Clara, famous for the Cuban revolution
  • Visit the Ernesto Che Guevara Monument, where the remains of Che Guevara are housed
  • Stay at an all-inclusive resort in Varadero
  • Stay in Cancun, Mexico, the exotic Caribbean resort city
  • Discover the magic of Cozumel, Mexico


Itinerary 1:
  • Dock in the vibrant city of Havana for 2 nights
  • Experience the Jamaican port of Montego Bay
  • Visit sunny George Town in the Cayman Islands


Itinerary 2:
  • Dock overnight in the vibrant city of Havana
  • Enjoy the astonishing energy of Belize City
  • Visit Isle of Rotan, famous for its beautiful reefs
  • Explore the slick seafront promenades in Costa Maya
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex AKL/*WLG/*CHC
  • Return international flights (economy class) from Cancun, Mexico to Havana, Cuba
  • 7 night MSC Caribbean Islands cruise
  • Sail aboard the incredible ‘MSC Opera’ ship
  • 9 nights quality hotel accommodation on tour
  • Enjoy 37 meals including daily breakfast
  • English-speaking tour leader and guides
  • All parking and check point charges
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • All airport and port transfers

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note: All additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in NZD (unless otherwise stated).


Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 2nd March 2020.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies:
- Interior Bella Cabin: $1500
- Ocean View Fantastica Cabin: $1800
- Balcony Fantastica Cabin: $2300
 
Departure Dates
Itinerary 1 (2020)
January: 20
February: 3
March: 2
 
Itinerary 2 (2019)
November: 18
 
Departure Cities
Auckland, *Wellington or *Christchurch
 
Interstate Surcharges
*Wellington or *Christchurch: $300 per person.


Full Service Airline(s) Used
Delta Airlines, Virgin Australia, United Airlines, American Airlines, Air Canada, Qantas Airways, Emirates, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, Korean Air, Cathay Pacific plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).
 
Please note: One-way flights cannot be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation.
 
Arrive Early
Not available.
 
Stay behind in Cancun, Mexico
$220 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Not available between: 18th December 2019 – 19th January 2020; 5th April- 1st May 2020.
 
Stay behind in Los Angeles, USA
$220 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- If you are interested in this stay behind option, please contact our friendly reservations team at TripADeal to make this booking and provide your preferred travel dates. This stay behind option is not available through the online check out.
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- This fee does however include an internal flight from Cancun to Los Angeles. If you wish to forfeit this flight please advise our friendly reservations team so we may secure your return flight back to Australia. Please note, by choosing to forfeit your connecting flight the cost does not change.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Not available between: 18th December 2019 – 19th January 2020; 5th April- 1st May 2020.
 
Stopover Packages
Not available.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy (New Zealand to Mexico & Mexico to New Zealand): Starting from $2499 per person
- Business Class (New Zealand to Mexico & Mexico to New Zealand): Buy now for $7999 per person
Please note: 
- *Starting from quotes will be processed and returned for your consideration.
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights, Trans-Tasman, and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.



Cabins


All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.

 

Cabin Experiences:
Inside Bella
- Wide variety of superb, freshly prepared cuisine.
- Classic dining style with the chance to express a seating preference. Seating preference is subject to availability and reconfirmation on board.
- Gourmet buffet with different areas, open 24 hours a day.
- Broadway-style theatre shows.
- Swimming pool, scenic gym and open-air sports facilities.
- Packed program of daily activities.
- Turndown service to prepare your bed each night.
 
Ocean View and Balcony Fantastica
- Cabins on the upper decks and in the most convenient positions on the ship.
- Wide variety of superb, freshly prepared cuisine.
- Classic dining style with priority in choice of dinner sitting. Seating preference is subject to availability and reconfirmation on board.
- Gourmet buffet with over 13 different areas, open 20 hours a day.
- Broadway-style theatre shows.
- Swimming pool, scenic gym and open-air sports facilities.
- Packed program of daily activities.
- Turndown service to prepare your bed each night.
- Cabin service 24 hours a day.



Accommodation Used


3-4 Star (self-rated)

- Cancun, Mexico: Hotel Four Points by Sheraton Cancun Centro

- Havana, Cuba: Hotel Memories Miramar or similar

- Cienfuegos, Cuba: Hotel Jagua or similar

- Trinidad, Cuba: Hostal Lola or similar

- Camaguey, Cuba: Hotel E Santa Maria or similar

- Varadero, Cuba: Hotel Grand Memories Varadero or similar

- Cruise: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Opera' ship

Please note: Rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights (Post Tour only)
- Cancun, Mexico: $265 per room including breakfast.
Please note: Extra nights are subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.

Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 2 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotel's discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.


Minimum group size 20, maximum group size 45 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Please note:
- Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line prior to travel (subject to availability)
- Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).


- Visa fees and requirements (A tourist visa is not required for Mexico but is a strict requirement for Cuba and the USA if travelling on a New Zealand passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Gratuities/tipping:
* Optional land: At the customers discretion
*Mandatory cruise: $12.50 USD per person/day payable onboard at the end of the cruise.
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
- Personal expenses
- Cancun city tax: MXN 25.34 (approx. AUD 1.90) per room per night payable on spot.
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Cuba and Caribbean Islands:
Cuba and the Caribbean both have a tropical climate. The average temperature during the day throughout the year in Cuba is between 25 and 35°C. There almost always blows a breeze from the North-East to help cool you off in the hot weather.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
CRUISE
Disembarkation:
- Begins approximately 2 hours after docking.
- Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
- Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
- Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts:
Please note: Travellers booked via TripADeal will not be entitled to receive any cruise line customer loyalty discounts. Similar to airline frequent flyer programs, this is outside of the TripADeal booking process. However, customers may contact the cruise line direct upon receiving their TripADeal travel documents to request any membership benefits they are entitled to. 
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
Daily breakfast is included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage :
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: A general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour and are optional and at the customer's discretion. The cruise involves a mandatory gratuity of US$12.50 per person per day payable onboard at the end of the cruise. Please note; additional extras purchased onboard will also have a gratuity of up to 18% charged on top of the normal ship board gratuity.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved.  If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
 
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.



Cuba:


A Tourist Card visa is required for entry into Cuba if travelling on a New Zealand Passport. The visa is valid for 30 days for one entry and one exit only. You must apply for this visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure from New Zealand. Contact your nearest Cuban Embassy or Consulate for instructions on how to apply in person or via post.

 

In addition, a second tourist visa is required at the time when the ship returns in Havana: this second entry visa is available to purchase onboard the cruise.

 

Mexico:
For stays in Mexico for 180 days or less on a New Zealand Passport, you won't need a visa. But you'll need to complete a Multiple Immigration Form (FMM) and make sure your passport is stamped by Mexican immigration officials on arrival. If you fail to complete this form or to have your passport stamped upon entry into Mexico, you could be detained and deported. If you enter Mexico by air, you can either complete the FMM in advance online or on arrival. Present your completed FMM for inspection at immigration.
 
Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as customs and quarantine regulations) can change at short notice. Contact an Embassy or Consulate of Mexico for up-to-date information.
 

An ESTA (Visa Waiver) for the USA is a strict requirement when travelling to or flying through the USA. Once a USA ESTA Visa Waiver is issued it is valid for 2 years or until your passport expires (whichever is sooner) and will allow multiple entries into the USA. For information on ESTA eligibility or to apply, please visit: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/
 
Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not New Zealand citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such a journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.


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