Miami to Miami | 10 Days | March 9, 2018 - March 19, 2018 | Azamara Quest
Join Ed Pascoe, founder of Pascoe & Company, and Louise Irvine, British ceramics expert, on a ten day cultural cruise to Cuba presented by Pascoe & Company from March 9th to 19th 2018. Explore this fascinating country from the comfort of the luxurious Azamara Quest, an elegant mid-size ship which offers a more intimate cruise experience.
Our destinations include the vibrant city of Santiago de Cuba with its Afro-Cuban roots which was the birthplace of Castro’s revolution. The rich history and architecture of this great city can be explored on foot or from a horse-drawn carriage. Spend some time at the San Pedro de La Roca fortress, an impressive World Heritage site. Cienfuegos, our second destination, also became a Unesco World Heritage site because of its elegant colonial architecture. Cuba's so-called 'Pearl of the South' has long seduced travelers with its enlightened French airs and feisty Caribbean spirit.
The Azamara Quest docks in Havana for three nights so we can choose from various excursions and return to the ship at any time for rest and refreshment. Havana is a vibrant city full of artists, music, and eclectic architecture dating back to 16th century colonial times. Its cobbled streets are lined with classic cars, Salsa clubs, farmer’s markets, and colorful buildings. The faded glory of their facades only adds to the charm of this magnificent city.
Follow in Ernest Hemingway’s footsteps with a visit to his residence, Finca Vigía, or one of his favorite retreats, the nearby fishing village of Cojimar, the setting for The Old Man and the Sea. Cuba is a snapshot of times past as well as country on the cusp of change. Catch a special glimpse between a troubled past and an exciting future at this unique time in Cuba’s history.
Cruising on the Azamara Questis the perfect way to enjoy Cuba as you can combine all the luxuries of shipboard life with customized excursions to the destination cities. The ship was completely refurbished in 2016 and features award-winning accommodations and amenities, including casual and fine dining, a swimming pool and spa, a health and beauty salon, a computer center and on-board shopping. Share this special cruise experience with your friends in the collecting world at all the cocktail gatherings, cabaret performances, casino nights and poolside parties on the Azamara Quest.
Call Ed Pascoe now to discuss this once in a lifetime Cuba cruise.
Call 305-326-0060 ext 105.
ABOARD THE AZAMARA
Hop aboard the Azamara Quest, a mid-size (686 passenger capacity) luxury ship with an amazing view, attentive staff, and a nice range of staterooms complete with verandas and other modern amenities.
Drink Packages: Enjoy a selection of standard spirits, international beers and wines throughout your stay aboard the Azamara. The ship alos provides bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas.
- Luxurious cotton bed linens with duvet
- Terry bathrobes and slippers
- 24-hour room service
- "About Rose" toiletries—sophisticated luxury soaps and fine toiletries
- Welcome fruit basket at embarkation
- Fresh-cut flowers
- Tote bag
- Complimentary use of umbrella and binoculars
- Complimentary shoe-shine service
- Turndown treats
- Daily news bulletin
Room Service: Enjoy room service ordering from a full breakfast menu between 6:30 AM and 10:00 AM, and receive it at your appointed time. Lunch and dinner room service features a menu of hearty soups, fresh salads, gourmet sandwiches, pizzas and desserts.
Dining:There will be special group seated dinners with special guests Fee Halsted and Louise Irvine. Outside of this, Azamara provides an array of six luxury-dining options, including room service. Whether you’re a fan of haute cuisine or down-home cooking, expect the same delicious quality. On the top floor dine at Prime C and Aqualina or enjoy food from Chef’s Table meals to five-course menus paired with the sumptuous wines, these fine dining experiences are hosted by a senior officer or special guest.
Wake up in beautiful Labadee, cut through turquoise waters on a wave runner, or lounge beachside. In Santiago de Cuba, feel the vibrant culture bursting from this city’s Afro-Cuban roots. Visit Cienfuegos, a place whose elegant French charm blends with its fiery Caribbean spirit to a refreshing and delightful result. Finally, stroll past Havana’s brightly hued 18th-century buildings, and walk the Malecón all before returning to the US.
Royal Doulton and Ardmore will be the focus of our Seminars at Sea program with talks from Louise Irvine. Enjoy private cocktail receptions and social dining with fellow collectors.
Special savings for Pascoe & Company Cuba Cruise Guests:
$1750 per person deposit
$1,000 per person on September 1
Balance due on November 1st
Cancellation Penalty Before:
1-Sep 25% of the total package
1-Oct 50% of total package
1-Nov 100% of total package