Cuba: History, Culture and Contemporary Life—A New York Times-sponsored journey

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[Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.] A New York Times journey focused on sailing and cruises was recently announced. “Cuba: History, Culture and Contemporary Life” takes places during March 17-27, 2017. This luxury sailing trip will be on the 290-foot, three-masted sailing yacht Le Ponant.

The trip is described (with a fantastic photo gallery) by day-by-day as follows: 1) Welcome to Havana, 2) Around the Western Coast, 3) Preserving the Environment, 4) 4) Key Largo, 5) Bay of Pigs, 6) Colonial Cuba, 7) Santería and Pottery, 8) Santiago de Cuba, 9) Back on Land to Havana, 10) Hemingway and Arts, and 11) Homeward Bound. See the short description below; I recommend reading the detailed itinerary in the post.

Description: Cuba’s new relationship with the United States has opened ways of exploring its complex history and culture. None is quite as intimate as meeting the locals on a People-to-People tour as you cruise from Havana to culturally diverse Santiago de Cuba aboard the 290-foot sailing yacht Le Ponant. Return from this 11-day adventure with a new appreciation of Cuba.

For full article, see http://www.nytimes.com/times-journeys/travel/cuba-history-culture-contemporary-life

[Photo above: Le Ponant in Corsica by Guillaume Plisson.]

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