Silversea Luxury Cruises Nach CIENFUEGOS

Silversea Luxury Cruises - Cienfuegos, Cuba

Cienfuegos (“hundred fires”) is the city of Cuba with an exceptional colonial flavour. The city was founded in the early 19th century by French colonists and has been called The Pearl of the South. Its second nickname has been Cuban Paris –it has its own Arc de Triomphe. UNESCO declared it a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2005 as the best example of the 19th century implementation of new ideas in modernity, hygiene and order in Latin American urban planning.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

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    Nov 22 2019
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Cienfuegos & Botanical Gardens

Discover the 'Pearl of the South', its Botanical Gardens and more during this panoramic, full-day sightseeing excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cienfuegos.


Cienfuegos City, Caribbean Coast

Depart the pier for the scenic drive to Cienfuegos, a 19th-century planned city and an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded in 1819, this Colonial gem is situated on the Caribbean coast of southern-central Cuba, at the heart of the country's sugar cane, mango, tobacco and coffee production areas. The town was first developed in the Neo-Classical style; it became more eclectic as it grew, but still retained an overall harmonious townscape.


Botanical Gardens

Your first stop is at the Jardin Botanico Soledad (Botanical Gardens of Cienfuegos), founded in 1901 by Edwin Atkins, a U.S. sugar cane magnate. Classified as a National Monument in 1989, the gardens span a remarkable 232 acres (about 97 hectares), and are located approximately 9.3 miles (about 15 kilometres) east of the city centre. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour of the Botanical Gardens and explore some of the 2,000+ species found here. Included are 670 plant varieties and 125 plant families, which include an amphitheatre of bamboo, 325 species of palm trees and a stunning collection of 400 orchid species (orchid blooms may vary depending on the season).


Lunch, Cienfuegos City Drive

Next, re-board your coach and proceed for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, take in picturesque views of Cienfuegos during a scenic drive through the city en route to the centre. See Teatro Thomas Terry, built between 1887 and 1889 to honour Venezuelan industrialist Tomás Terry, this magnificent, 950-seat opera house and theatre is decorated with Carrara marble and hand-carved Cuban hardwoods. The Palacio de Gobierno, the Government Palace and the Cienfuegos Cathedral, just opposite the Martí Park. A performance by local artists is included.


Santa Isabel Blvd., Free Time

Following your guided tour, some free time is made available to browse Santa Isabel Boulevard at your leisure. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, at times over uneven and cobblestone surfaces and steep inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and at the sites visited. Walking along Santa Isabel Blvd. is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing in layers with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection, insect repellent, bottled water, and local currency for purchases from the ship. Guests must carry their passports and ship ID when going ashore. Guests must be at least 21 years old to be served alcoholic beverages. The tour sequence may vary.

Cienfuegos & Nuestra Senora de Jagua

Explore the legacy, culture and architecture of Cienfuegos during a picturesque, full-day sightseeing excursion to this historic city and its magnificent fortress.

Cienfuegos City

Depart the pier for the scenic drive to Cienfuegos, a 19th-century planned city and an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded in 1819, this Colonial gem is situated on the Caribbean coast of southern-central Cuba, at the heart of the country's sugar cane, mango, tobacco and coffee production areas. The town was first developed in the Neo-Classical style; it became more eclectic as it grew, but still retained a harmonious overall townscape.


Fortress of Nuestra Señora de Jagua, Cienfuegos Bay

Your first stop is at the majestic Fortress of Nuestra Señora de Jagua, perched at the entrance to Cienfuegos's beautiful bay. During a guided walking tour, learn about the city's rich maritime traditions and history of this fort, which was founded in 1745 to defend the bay, southern coast of the island and Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca in Santiago de Cuba. The fortress is also known by the locals as 'Castillo', the name of the adjacent fishing village. Nuestra Señora de Jagua is the only Spanish military fortress constructed in the Renaissance style of that era. It was declared a National Monument in 1978, and the museum it hosted opened to the public 20 years later.


Lunch, Cienfuegos City Centre Performance by Local Artists, Santa Isabel Blvd.

Next, re-board your coach and proceed for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, transfer to the historical centre of Cienfuegos. Pass by the main historical buildings and landmarks such as José Martí Park, the Arch of Triumph, Teatro Thomas Terry, Spanish Casino, Government House and more.

Enjoy a performance by local artists and some free time to browse Santa Isabel Boulevard at your leisure.


At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate to extensive amount of walking, at times over uneven and cobblestone surfaces and steep inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and at the sites visited. Walking along Santa Isabel Blvd. is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing in layers with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection, insect repellent, bottled water, and local currency for purchases from the ship. Guests must carry their passports and ship ID when going ashore. Guests must be at least 21 years old to be served alcoholic beverages. The tour sequence may vary.

Cienfuegos City Tour

A strong French influence, the legacy of the early founders of Cienfuegos, characterizes the city and atmosphere of Cienfuegos. Long pedestrian promenades, a grid system and some fine examples of neo-Classical architecture welcome you.


Cienfuegos Walking Tour

Board the bus for the short transfer to Cienfuegos historical town. Here, set out on a walking tour through the central pedestrian streets. Your guide will point out the significant landmarks, including José Martí Park and the Tomás Terry Theater. As you explore San Fernando Boulevard and Santa Isabel Boulevard, your guide will acquaint you with life in Cuba. You'll hear all about the ration system and dual currency and see the stores where the locals shop. Casa del Fundador, now a souvenir shop, was once the home of the city's founder, Louis d'Clouet.


Graphic Art in your Hands

Visit a Cienfuegos Graphic Arts Society community development project called Graphic Art in your Hands. This is an opportunity to appreciate the artwork of local artists and to interact with members of the community. They have a program for the extension of creative processes into Cienfuegos' neighbourhoods; and summer workshops in public open spaces catering to children and young people in need.


Punta Gorda Panoramic Drive

Take a panoramic drive through the Punta Gorda area, with beautiful panoramas and historic buildings such as Palacio del Valle. End your tour with a local artist's exhibition or performance before returning to the ship.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking over paved terrain, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the mini-van and at the sites visited. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing in layers with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection, bottled water, and local currency for purchases from the ship. Guests must carry their passports and ship ID when going ashore. The tour sequence may vary.

Immerse yourself in a bygone era during this scenic and informative, full-day sightseeing excursion to the Colonial Old Town of Trinidad.


Cienfuegos, Central Cuba, Trinidad, Old Town Walking Tour, Plaza Mayor, Museum, Churches

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 1.5-hour drive to central Cuba, and a visit to the Colonial Old Town of Trinidad. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour through the cobblestone streets of the Old Town and its Neo-Baroque main square, Plaza Mayor, which is surround by grand Colonial buildings. Along the way, see the Museo de Arquitectura Colonial, which displays relics from the town's sugar-producing era. Visits are made to the Iglesia de la Santísima, a 19th-century cathedral with a vaulted ceiling and carved altars, and the Parish Church of the Most Holy Trinity, with its luxurious altar decorated with precious, 300-year-old wooden images.


Casa del Alfarero Potter House, Guided Tour, Observe Craftsmen at Work

Next, a visit is made to the Casa del Alfarero Potter House, an open-air workshop with a rich artisanal tradition dating back to the mid-19th century, when it was founded by Don Secundino Santander. The Potter House's production methods have been passed down through the generation, and remain in use to this day. The workshop's open-air space offers a unique opportunity to view the craftsmen at work in various stages of production. The majority of the pieces sold in the shops of Trinidad emanate from this workshop, and include pots, vases, lamps, ashtrays, and/or plates painted with Trinidad landscapes.


Local Artist's Gallery, City Drive, La Canchancara, Lunch, Valley of the Sugar Mills

Leaving the Potter House, re-board your coach and head to a local artist's gallery. Following your visit, re-board your coach for a scenic sightseeing drive through the city and refreshment stop at the La Canchancara bar, then proceed for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, transfer to the Municipal Museum of Trinidad.


Municipal Museum of Trinidad

Upon arrival at the Municipal Museum of Trinidad, explore the archaeological relics of the Indigenous people, slave trade, boom of the sugar cane industry and wars for independence, and other significant eras of culture, society and the economy of Trinidad. A final photo stop is made at the Mirador del Valle de los Ingenios (Valley of the Sugar Mills Viewpoint) before re-boarding your coach and commencing the approximately 1.75-hour drive back to the pier.



Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking, at times over uneven and cobblestone surfaces and steep inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and at the sites visited. This tour is not suitable for guests prone to motion sickness, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing in layers with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection, insect repellent, bottled water, and local currency for purchases from the ship. Guests must carry their passports and ship ID when going ashore. Guests must be at least 21 years old to be served alcoholic beverages. The driving time between the pier and Trinidad is approximately 1.5 hours in each direction. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Board the bus at the pier for the approximately 1.5-hour transfer to Santa Clara. The city is located in the geographical center of the island, it was founded in 1689 by former residents of the coastal region of San Juan de los Remedios. And is considered one of Cuba's most revolutionary City. Its personality has been shaped over time by the presence of the nation's most prestigious university outside Havana, and a long association with Che Guevara, whose liberation of Santa Clara in December 1958 marked the end of the Batista regime. Little cultural revolutions have been erupting here ever since. Still today, Santa Clara is a city of new trends and creativity.


Mausoleum of Che Guevara and Armored Train Museum

Your first stop will be at the Mausoleum of Che Guevara. The statue was erected in 1987 to mark the 20th anniversary of Guevara's murder in Bolivia. The mausoleum also contains 38 stone-carved niches dedicated to the other guerrillas killed in the failed Bolivian revolution.

Next move to another symbolic monument of the revolution, Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, (Armored Train Museum), which marks the spot where 18 men under the command of Che Guevara, equipped with rifles and grenades, captured a 22-car armored train containing 350 heavily armed Batista troops. Amazingly, this battle, which took place on December 29, 1958, only lasted 90 minutes.


Lunch, Monument to Pope John Paul II

Proceed for lunch to a local restaurant. Afterwards, visit the Monument to Pope John Paul II, erected in honor of Pope John Paul II historic visit to Cuba in January 1998. It is the first time a pope has visited the island nation ever and the first time he was welcome since Fidel Castro rose to power in the Communist Revolution of 1959.


Los Abuelos de Fiesta Community Project

Then embrace the experience that is the 'Grandparents Party' - Los Abuelos de Fiesta. This is a community project that encourages seniors to share their immense cultural knowledge by passing it on to younger Cubans, teaching them how to do the danzón - a typical Cuban dance step - as well as other traditional Cuban dances and games. You will be invited to join in and practice with them!


After mingling with the locals re-board the bus for the approximately 1.5-hour drive back to the ship.



Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, at times over uneven and cobblestone surfaces and steep inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and at the sites visited. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing in layers with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection, bottled water, and local currency for purchases from the ship. Guests must carry their passports and ship ID when going ashore. Guests must be at least 21 years old to be served alcoholic beverages. The tour sequence may vary.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.