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Cuba: History in the Making

Fathom offers a historic opportunity to adventure seekers, the chance to be among the first U.S. cruise travelers to visit Cuba in more than half a century.

Fathom’s seven-day Cuban itinerary has been planned by experts who know Cuba inside and out. Which means that, by the end of your journey, so will you.

For more than 50 years the island of Cuba, while only 90 miles from U.S. shores, has been tantalizingly out of reach for U.S. citizens. The Latin rhythms, the vibrant arts scene, the historic architecture, the fabled Cuban rum and cigars, the classic American cars, the mid-century haunts of Ernest Hemingway, have all become the stuff of legend.

But, as Fathom becomes the first cruise line authorized to offer round-trip voyages between the U.S. and Cuba, the stuff of legend is about to become the stuff of reality. And the first Fathom travelers are about to make a whole new kind of history.
And, every night, you’ll return to the modern-day comforts of the Adonia. As well as to the comfort of knowing that, because you’ve chosen to travel with Fathom, all the details of your Cuban journey are already taken care of. Step off the plane, step onto the ship and settle into a comfortable cabin for the week, unpack once, and that’s it. While land-based travelers are hopping onto yet another bus, suitcases in tow, you’ll be relaxing by the pool or enjoying a leisurely dinner as your ship makes its way to the next Cuban port. And you won’t be worrying about your budget, because virtually all the costs of your trip, including meals, lodging, and fees for scheduled on-ground activities are included in the price of your cruise.

This is Cuba, up close and personal, at a virtually all-inclusive price that will turn an unforgettable voyage into an unbeatable value. If you’d like to immerse yourself into the real Cuba, Fathom welcomes you aboard.
Starting May 1, the 704-passenger MV Adonia will leave the Port of Miami every other Sunday, year-round, bound for the Cuban ports of Havana, Cienfuegos, and Santiago de Cuba. As a Fathom traveler, you’ll engage, one on one, with the artists, musicians, business owners, entrepreneurs, and others who make up the vibrant fabric of Cuban society. But, even as you deepen your understanding of the Cuban people and their culture, you’ll also be seeing the sights you thought you’d never see: the Spanish and French colonial architecture of the historic cities, the coastal fortresses and tall cathedrals, the shores of Ernest Hemingway’s favorite fishing village of Cojimar. You’ll dance to the island rhythms and dine on traditional Cuban cuisine. You’ll browse in the arts and crafts markets and even get a taste of that fabled Cuban rum.



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