Posted February 9th, 2017, 07:04 AM
Are there others on this new sailing that includes a stop at Santiago de Cuba and a stay in Puerto Plata ( Amber Cove) Dominican Republic? My mom and I just booked this new Caribbean Cultures offering as a more affordable alternative to see Santiago. We have never been to Cuba, but will probably tour most of the country on another trip by flying into Habana from our home in Tampa and spending a week exploring that city and touring that side of the island. What sites in Santiago were particularly impressive or interesting for those that have already visited the city? Does anyone have recommendations about touring independently in Santiago rather than taking the ship's tours? What impact activities in D.R. were most enjoyable and impressive? We have sailed on the smaller Renaissance ships on Azamara and Princess cruises. What were the impressions about the ship for those who have sailed on the Fathom Adonia? Are there any restrictions as to what a passenger can take from the ship into Cuba? We were thinking about taking some items for donation, but not sure about clearing Cuba customs. Hope to hear from those who have already sailed as well as cruisers booked on this sailing.