21303
Cuba
A Caribbean Voyage to Cuba
Discover the people and culture of Cuba on a round-trip voyage from Jamaica. Learn about traditions and daily life during onboard lectures, performances and meetings with locals.
Rating (4.95)
Program No. 21303RJ
Length
8 days
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3,495
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4.95 Average
Kathryn
(5)

My trip to Cuba was my first Road Scholar experience and I am recommending it to everyone who asks me about my trip.

Enid
(5)

My trip to Cuba was so much more than I anticipated. It was a true learning experience. Cuba challenged most of my preconceptions of its culture and history. There were many meetings with local groups that were meaningful and worthwhile.

Glenda
(5)

I can't recommend the Cuba trip high enough! Stellar experience--it will change your perspective about our neighboring country.

Jonda
(5)

This program went way beyond my expectations. The Cuban people we interacted with were very kind and helpful. I felt less fear of being harassed or encountering pickpockets than on any trip I have taken.

Sheila
(5)

I will recomend Road Scholar to al my traveling friends. I will recomend Road Scholar to my friends. Thanks for a great trip

Dennis
(5)

Visiting Cuba via a ship is a great way for a first-time visitor to experience the island.

Dorothy
(5)

This program is a delightful way to experience Cuba.

Xochitl
(5)

I would recommend Road Scholar to anyone who wants an educational experience for there vacation instead of the old standard of getting baked by the pool/beach and buying trinkets at the markets.

Edward
(5)

Compared to other trips to Cuba of the same length, this one has a couple fewer days on the ground. But to us, the advantage of having to unpack only once and having first world amenities aboard the ship offset that disadvantage. The Road Scholar staff and the ship's staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful.

Molly
(5)

This is a wonderful way to see and learn more about Cuba. Transportation, food and accommodations were great as was our leader and our guides.

Ralph
(5)

If anyone out there is worried or afraid to travel to Cuba don't be. Road Scholars will take care of every logistical detail, your safety is paramount, and the people of Cuba couldn't have been more friendly or welcoming.

Irene
(5)

This was my first trip with Road Scholar and, based on this experience, I will certainly book again with RS. The trip was well planned and organized, informative, diverse relative to activities, and reasonably priced. The experience was enjoyable from start to finish. 5 stars!

Diane
(5)

The quality of the education provided on my Road Scholar trip to Cuba exceeded my expectations. The quality of the onboard lectures was excellent. The onsite trips gave me a glimpse of what life on Cuba is like. I connected easily with my travel mates. Wonderful on all counts!

Connie
(5)

A well-paced, comprehensive overview of Cuba.

Joel
(5)

Comprehensive and well organized. A wonderful experience with like-minded adults!

Mary
(5)

Our trip to Cuba with Road Scholar was a truly enriching experience. We learned so much about the history and culture of Cuba and the USA's unique relationship with it. Any American could benefit by learning more about this special country and connecting with its very engaging people. And Road Scholar did all the work of organizing and caring for our comforts during the visit.

Sue
(5)

Wonderful trip, what an eye opener. Returned with a much different opinion of Cuba than what I had before. As part of the road scholar group was able to see much more than the standard tour group. We learned so much. And were treated as first class guests at all stops including on board. And met the most wonderful group of fellow travelers.

Tai
This reviewer did not give a star rating.

Fabulous trip by experiencing Cuba frozen in the 1960s. Warm people with pride and hope for the future after Raoul Castro leaves office in 2018. Cuba's recent history is so similar to that of China. Hence, a similar path to improve the quality of life is possible, but only if the USA offers economic and political assistance. Hopefully, the next Democratic administration will do so before it is too late.

Chris
(5)

Do you want to know about the Real Cuba? Then sign up for one of the Road Scholar Cuba programs. It was wipe away your preconceptions and the myths that often surround Cuba here in the US. Learn about the people,their beautiful country and the hardships they still face in daily life. Best of all meet the warm and welcoming people of Cuba.

Carroll
(5)

This was a great way to see and experience Cuba for the first time. I hope Road Scholar continues offering this particular program.

Rebecca
(5)

This Road Scholar trip provided the ease of ship travel and the fun of 3 ports in Cuba that allowed us to interact with a wide variety of different Cubans. Their welcome was warm, with great music and artistic talent at every turn. We enjoyed the trip!!

Marynell
(5)

This was a well-organized, delightful experience! I am so thankful I had the experience to take a cruise (my first!), see an unfamiliar place, and meet wonderful travelers all at the same time. I traveled solo so I was concerned about making friends in the group, but I shouldn't have worried. Everyone was friendly, eager to meet new people, and fun to be with. I love studying history and seeing architecture which reflects that history. This was a superb experience!

Nancy
(5)

This was an inspiring and educational trip that was also lots of fun. Met all my expectations and more. I highly recommend it!

Robert
(5)

Cuba and its people are misunderstood by many. They are friendly and interested in visitors. Their cities are the safest in the world. Go visit!

Karel
(5)

Look behind the unpainted ornate buildings and old cars. Read about the history of Cuba. Its importance of shipping since Christopher Columbus, the Revolution and learn about and experience its people.

Charles
(5)

If you are looking for a genuine educational, cultural, informative and entertaining Cuba experience the Road Scholar programs for Cuba are amazing.

Kathleen
(5)

Please do not be afraid to go to Cuba. We had a wonderful trip and would highly recommend this trip to all.

Mary
(5)

Great trip for 1st time visitor's to Cuba. I learned a lot about the people, the culture and the community.

Gerald
(5)

A very good trip with excellent boat experience making it, in my opinion, better that just a land tour only.The tour manager and the local guides were good to excellent.

Gwen
(5)

Visit the country you've heard all about but never had the opportunity to experience. Using your floating hotel, experience the culture of the island's unique regions. The small ship is delightful and offers wonderful activities you won't be able to avoid.

Phil
(4)

Cuba was a beautiful place, filled with friendly and curious locals, beautiful scenery and a bewildering variety of cars and buildings. It is a study in contrasts of many kinds and should not be missed. There is no other place, particularly for Americans, like Cuba. If you want to be challenged, impressed and amazed, visit Cuba with Road Scholar.

Paul
(5)

Julie was an outstanding tour guide - informative, friendly, and flexible

Maralyn
(5)

This trip was ideal for me, a woman traveling alone and wishing to expand my horizons. The shipboard accommodations were clean and comfortable, and I was safe while ashore in a foreign country.

Timothy
(5)

If you've every considered a trip to Cuba, using the Road Scholar approach will not only satisfy you, but, as in my case, surprise you with how the program exceeds your expectations.

Patricia
(5)

This program is amazing! You see the sights of Cuba without packing or unpacking during the entire week. The shows on the ship add to the experience since they feature local talent. The people to people experiences truly allow you to understand the country.

Herbert
(5)

This has been a first rate educational experience combining combining interesting interpersonal experiences with a fascinating inside look at a society which has been cloaked in considerable mystery.

Elizabeth
(5)

The Cuba trip is eye-opening, entertaining, and very educational

Margot
(5)

Our Caribbean Cruise to Cuba was all that we had hoped for. We learned so much that we had not been aware of in terms of this country. The beauty of the country and the Cuban people's welcoming willingness to share their culture with us added so much to the experience. Beverly was the perfect group leader and Lian was a wonderful Cuban tour guide. It was a "bucket list" trip that met and/or exceeded all our expectations.

Brent
(5)

Road Scholar is amazing, and I wish to travel on a program with them again.

Mary
(5)

Trying to use your website during enrollment was a nightmare ... until I finally tried switching from Firefox to IE. You should have an advisory on the site; especially since no one every called me back from you help line as I approached to deadline for completing certain forms.

Catherine
(4)

Easy way to see Cuba. Nice mix of historical, political and cultural sights/experiences. Ship is relatively small, only swimming pool is in the middle of a dining area. But in good shape, and crew is very nice.

Stuart
(5)

If you want to visit Cuba, this is the only way to do it.

Judy
(5)

This is a wonderful trip and I would recommend to anyone interested in Cuba. The guide is well-informed and interesting. We thoroughly enjoyed!

AnnieScott
(5)

What a wonderful experience to be with like-minded travelers led by an exceedingly competent tour director to a fascinating new place on an exceptional ship. We loved the Cuba Cruise, and will definitely look for another Road Scholar trip in the near future.

Frederick
(5)

This was my fist cruise and the Celestyal Crystal was a great cruise ship. The program on the ground and our freedom to interact with Cubans exceeded my expectations.

Nancy
(5)

This was a wonderful insightful trip. I now plan to explore other trips done by Road Scholars.

Beverly
(5)

We just returned from the 8-day Caribbean Voyage to Cuba with 5 of our friends. All 7 of us were thrilled with every aspect of the journey: the educational and cultural experience; our group leader, instructors, and participants; our cabins with balconies; the meals; and our many excursions. I was amazed at the wonderful education experiences available to the Cuban people. I was particularly impressed with the quality of the two a cappella choirs who performed for us.

Denzil
(5)

The Cuban program and experience was excellent. The staff were informative, knowledgeable and charming. The leaders were flexible, kind and helpful. I highly recommend this program as one method of learning more about our wonderful Cuban neighbors. Denzil Edge

Eileen
(5)

If you are looking for a week long overview and introduction to the culture, history and economic conditions of Cuba, while sailing on a ship and docking at key ports then this is the program for you.

Susan
(5)

My Cuban experience with Road Scholar was beyond any expectation I could have had. It opened my heart and fed my brain! Our group leader, Beverly Citron, was exceptional. She created an experience that was magnificent and memorable. Road Scholar is "top draw"!!

Johanna
(5)

The best way to enjoy Cuba! The program leaders and excursions bring you the local Cuban experience, not just the tourist spots. The ship offers convenience of not having to pack and unpack. And onboard lectures, demonstrations and hands on activities supplement your trip. Well done, Road Scholar.

Diane
(5)

By circling the entire island, spending time in historically significant places, I was given a comprehensive overview of Cuba's history, it's people, it's beauty and rich, unique culture.

Jack
(5)

Had a most enjoyable time seeing and learning about Cuba. The program was organized and informative. Would do another adventure with Road Scholar.

Sandra
(5)

Take advantage of this trip to Cuba before it changes irrevocably. See the old 50s Cuba and her fabulous and diverse architecture - not to be missed.

Jc
(5)

The experience in Cuba is remarkable and well worth the time and cost.

Marcia
(5)

We just experienced our first Road Scholar adventure, a cruise around Cuba with stops in three cities. It was an excellent learning experience and cultural exchange, well-planned and expertly guided. We felt valued as members of the group and were pleased with the planning and execution of the program. We now understand why so many people rave about Road Scholar!

Theresa
(4)

Cruising around Cuba is a great way to get a taste of Cuban life and enjoy a cruise experience. I look forward to re-visiting Cuba to see and learn more.






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