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ms Veendam

Grandly proportioned and recently enhanced, the ms Veendam combines 21st-century amenities and elegant spaces graced by a multi-million-dollar art and antiques collection. While on board, guests can learn video-editing tips at a Digital Workshop powered by Windows®, hone their culinary skills at an America’s Test Kitchen cooking show or hands-on workshop, or workout out in their state-of-the-art fitness center. Guest can also explore fine dining at their specialty restaurants.

Reservations and Travel Tips

Booking Instructions

You may request a reservation form from Altair Travel or register online here. In order to feel safe and secure when you travel, travel insurance is now mandatory for CUC Cruises and is included in the required deposit. Details on complete insurance coverage will be mailed with your documents.

Prices do not include airfare, taxes or insurance and are based on double occupancy. Single, triple and quad cabins are based on availability. To inquire about these cabin rates or for pre- or post-cruise hotel accommodations, call Jill Donati at Altair Travel And Cruises at 800-880-0055 or you may email her at jilldonati@altairtravel.com.

GRATUITY POLICY: A per guest/per day gratuity for dining & stateroom services will be automatically charged to your onboard stateroom account.

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Passport Required

As portions of the trip involve visits to foreign ports, please make sure you bring a valid passport. U.S. & Canadian citizens MUST carry a valid passport with a validity date of 6 months beyond travel date.

Weather

The weather in Cuba during February is generally in the mid to upper 80s, with the evenings cooling down to the high 60s. The other islands during the month of February are generally in the mid 80s.

Cruise Experience

Entertainment

Post-sessions you'll have time to enjoy the a number of shows in the plush theater.

Dining

Enjoy the fine fare in one of the many shipboard restaurants and cafes.

Socialize

Grab a cocktail and socialize with your fellow conference attendees in the Explorer Lounge

Cuba and A Couple Other Ports of Call

While most Americans have never been to Cuba, the very word Havana evokes visions of candy-colored vintage cars puttering along picturesque streets; smiling musicians playing rhythmic tropical tunes, Cuban cigars, sipping rum and palm-fringed scenery. In addition to visiting Cienfuegos – the heart of Cuba’s sugar industry – you’ll cruise to Ocho Rios, Jamaica where the first Bond film (Dr. No) was filmed, Bob Marley’s Reggae music prevails and scenic waterfalls are ready for you to climb. Warm breezes, clear seas and a laid-back attitude await you in Grand Cayman’s George Town. Walk along the fabled Seven Mile Beach, enjoy numerous water activities and savor what is said to be the best culinary offerings in the Caribbean.

Cuba - Club Habana

If you are interested in a beach experience a bit more on the sophisticated side and closer to downtown, you will need to head out towards Marina Hemingway and set up camp under a beach umbrella at the Club Habana.

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Ocho Rios is home to many world renowned attractions such as Mystic Mountain, Dolphin Cove, Blue Hole and the breath-taking Dunn’s River Falls.

Cayman Islands

Stroll through the duty-free shops for the perfect souvenir, tour the Cayman Spirits Company Distillery and sample the best rum and authentic artisan beverages or dive down into the clear blue waters for thrilling scuba diving and snorkeling.