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Cruise Cuba

The Voyager was built in 2012 at the Perama shipyards in Greece, and is registered in Malta.

The Voyager accommodates 72 passengers.

There are 32-33 crew members who work aboard the Voyager.

There are 36 cabins on the Variety Voyager.

Cabin dimensions vary based on category and ship location. Please contact an insightCuba travel specialist for more information.

Neither the windows nor the portholes can be opened.

There are no elevators on the Variety Voyager.

Guests embark/disembark via the side of the vessel and by way of AFT hydraulic gangways.

Guests embark directly to the ship's tenders from the AFT platform.

Traveling from Cienfuegos to Trinidad (Casilda) takes 5 hours. 

Leaving Trinidad (Casilda) and traveling to Cayo Largo takes 9.5 hours. 

Sailing from Cayo Largo to Isla de la Juventud takes 10 hours. 

Traveling from Isla de la Juventud to Havana is 26 hours. 

The boat will be docked in Havana, Trinidad (Casilda), and Cienfuegos. 

A tender will be used to get to shore at Isla de la Juventud and Cayo Largo, with occasional use for part of the Havana stay.

Double beds are available, but are limited and should be requested upon booking.

Triple rooms are available only in Categories P and B, but are also limited and must be requested right away. The third sleeping arrangement is generally a sofa bed.

Twin beds measure 6.5ft by 3ft (2m by .9m), fixed double beds measure 6.5ft by 5.6ft (2m by 1.7m) and convertible double beds measure 6.5ft by 5.9ft (2m by 1.8m).

Each room has a private bathroom with a shower, individually controlled air conditioning, piped music, TV (satellite channels), a telephone for internal use, a mini-safe, a mini-fridge, electrical plug adapters, a hairdryer, shampoo, conditioner, and body lotion.

Yes, limited laundry services are available for a charge. Please contact an insightCuba Travel Specialist for more details.

Yes, WiFi is available in public areas for a charge.

There are various discussions, lectures and occasional films screened about Cuba. DVDs can be borrowed from reception for use in the cabins. There is also a group of young musicians who come aboard as part of the people-to-people programming. 

There is no official dress code on the Voyager. Casual wear including shorts, flip-flops, and swimwear are all acceptable. 

Guests may be most comfortable changing into more refined attire for dinners and evenings out on land depending on the chosen activities during free time. Formal attire is recommended for the Captain’s Farewell Dinner.

Yes- there is enough snorkeling gear for everyone on the vessel.

The Euro is the official currency aboard the vessel, however, US dollars are also accepted. The Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC) is not accepted and is not available for exchange. Guests must exchange Euros, US dollars, or other currencies to the CUC on land.

Visa, MasterCard, and American Express cards are accepted on board. The credit card must have raised numbers in order to be accepted and accommodated by the older machines on the vessel.

The vessel crew can be tipped using a credit card. The guide(s), cruise director, bus driver, and local wait staff must be tipped in cash.

Guests may start a tab at the beginning of the cruise, which can be paid for with accepted credit cards or cash at the end of the cruise.

Depending on port arrival and departure times, approximately 4-5 meals are on land at paladar restaurants. Your meals at paladares or other onshore restaurants will typically include two drinks. 

 Some meals aboard the vessel will be buffet-style, while others are plated. Aboard the vessel, there is complementary coffee, tea and water available throughout the day. A welcome cocktail and a cocktail at the farewell dinner is also included. 

Dining options between meals include smaller snacks and fruits, which are typically available throughout the day.  Beverages (soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, etc.) are available at the bar for purchase throughout the day.

Seasickness medication is not available for purchase aboard the Voyager. We recommend that you bring all medications you think you may need for the duration of your trip.

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