Sail Cuba on The Panorama

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Sail Cuba on The Panorama
Sail Cuba on The Panorama
Discover a 3 masted sail cruiser which can accommodate up to 49 passengers in 25 cabins.
The "Panorama" was launched in 1993 and was renovated in 2009. This state of the art sail cruiser
has performed several Atlantic Ocean crossings and has sailed from the Seychelles to Monte Carlo and
from the Black Sea to Tunis
The ship offers the highest standard of accommodation and comfort safety.
Launched: 1993
Rebuilt: 2008
Length: 54.00 meters
Breadth: 12.00 meters
Draft: 5.00 meters
Crew: 16 - 18 persons
Cruising speed: 11.00 knots
Cruise Highlights
Experience a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unravelling the
wonders of Cuba wait to be discovered. Each day you will discover a new port of call, a hidden cove with crystal blue waters to cool you, a glimpse
of ancient history to amaze you and rich cultural diversity to intrigue you.
The colonial cities of Cinfuegos and Trinidad, the verdant landscapes of
Vinales/Pinar del Rio and the crystal clear seas and amazing underwater life in Bahia dos Correntes and Juventud Island and Cayo Largo.
Cuba
Cruise
7 night/8 day Havana to Trinidad
25 cabin Sail Cruiser Panorama
DAY
PORT
PLACE
DESCRIPTION
Havana
Embarkation 4 pm. Overnight at sea to Puerto Esperanza
Pinar del Rio /
Vinales
Excursion in the Pinar del Rio province. We will go inland to visit
the Valley of Vinales, one of Cuba's most scenic regions. You will
be astonished by the view of the "magotes" rock formations
and by the 18th century city of Vinales all of which contributed to
make it a Unesco World Heritage site. The full day Optional
excursion includes a visit of the towns of Vinales and of Pinar
Guanahacabibes
National Park
The Panorama will reach the Bahia of Correntes, a site of stunning beauty for its crystal clear waters and pristine beaches and
wildlife and a Biosphere Reserve is a UNESCO site. Half day Optional excursion. Overnight at anchor
We leave Bahia Correntes in the morning and navigate the turquoise waters of the Caribbean side of Cuba to reach the Island
of Juventud. It is a unique opportunity to admire the most beautiful reefs and coast line in the Caribbean.
DAY 1
DAY 2
Havana
Puerto Esperanza
DAY 3
Bahia de Corrientes
DAY 4
Juventud Island
or Cayo Largo
DAY 5
Playa Giron
Bay of Pigs
DAY 6
Cienfuegos
Cienfuegos
DAY 7
Casilda
Trinidad
DAY 8
Casilda
Trinidad
Havana
Havana
Juventud Island or
Cayo Largo
This morning we reach Playa Giron mostly known as the Bay of
Pigs site of the unsuccessful attempt for Cuban exiles sponsored
by the CIA to overthrow the Castro regime and of the modern
history classic David against Goliath struggles. We will also visit
the Zapata ecosystem in the afternoon. Half day Optional excursion
Cinfuegos was first discovered by Christopher Colombus on his
second voyage to the Americas and is reached through narrow
straits. It is rightfully known as the pearl of the South. It was
founded by the French in 1819 and it has kept a homogeneous
architectural character which earned the city a UNESCO listing
with a strong French neo classic style. Our full day excursion will
show the many facets of this city and of the surrounding area
which is the birthplace of Benny More the legendary Cuban music
We reach the port of Casilda starting point of our visit to Trinidad,
a Spanish colonial settlement and Cuba’s most notorious city. For
many, the clock stopped ticking in 1850 when the city was built
on huge sugar fortunes. Colonial style mansions make it Cuba’s
largest outdoor museum and a World Heritage site since 1988. In
the afternoon we travel to the verdant Valley of Ingenios, just 8
km east of the city and also a World Heritage site, where 19th
century sugar plantations are now in ruins amongst a landscape
of royal palms. 2 half day Optional excursion. Evening in Casilda
Disembarkation 9 to 10 am - Excursion trip by bus back to Havana with lunch.
Late evening arrival - Havana
Cuba Cruise
7 night/8 day Trinidad to Havana
25 cabin Sail Cruiser Panorama
DA
Y
DAY
1
PORT
PLACE
DESCRIPTION
Havana
Havana
Morning excursion and transfer from Havana to Trinidad with lunch
Casilda
Trinidad
DAY
2
Casilda
Trinidad
DAY
3
Cinfuegos
Cinfuegos
DAY
4
Playa Giron
Bay of Pigs
DAY
5
Juventud Island or Cayo
Largo
Juventud Island
or Cayo Largo
DAY
6
Bahia de Corrientes
Guanahacabibes National
Park
DAY
7
Puerto Esperanza
Pinar del Rio /
Vinales
DAY
8
Havana
Late afternoon arrival in Casilda - Embarkation on Panorama - Overnight Casilda
Today we visit to Trinidad, a Spanish colonial settlement and Cuba’s
most notorious city. For many, the clock stopped ticking in 1850 when
the city was built on huge sugar fortunes. Colonial style mansions
make it Cuba’s largest outdoor museum and a World Heritage site
since 1988. In the afternoon we travel to the verdant Valley of Ingenios, just 8 km east of the city and also a World Heritage site, where
19th century sugar plantations are now in ruins amongst a landscape
of royal palms. 2 half day Optional excursion Evening in Casilda
Cinfuegos was first discovered by Christopher Colombus on his second
voyage to the Americas and is reached through narrow straits. It is
rightfully known as the pearl of the South. It was founded by the
French in 1819 and it has kept a homogeneous architectural character
which earned the city a UNESCO listing with a strong French neo classic style. Our full day excursion will show the many facets of this city
and of the surrounding area which is the birthplace of Benny More the
legendary Cuban music composer and player. Half day Optional
excursion
This morning we reach Playa Giron mostly known as the Bay of Pigs
site of the unsuccessful attempt for Cuban exiles sponsored by the
CIA to overthrow the Castro regime and of the modern history classic
David against Goliath struggles. We will also visit the Zapata ecosystem in the afternoon. Half day Optional excursion
We leave Playa Giron in the morning and navigate the turquoise waters of the Caribbean side of Cuba to reach the Juventud Island. It is
a unique opportunity to admire the most beautiful reefs and coast line
in the Caribbean.
The Panorama leaves the Island of Juventud in the morning and set
sails to the Bahia of Correntes, a site of stunning beauty for its crystal
clear waters and pristine beaches and wildlife and a Biosphere Reserve is a UNESCO site. Half day Optional excursion. Overnight at
anchor
Excursion in the Pinar del Rio province. We will go inland to visit the
Valley of Vinales, one of Cuba's most scenic regions. You will be
astonished by the view of the "magotes" rock formations and by the
18th century city of Vinales all of which contributed to make it a
Unesco World Heritage site. The Full Day Optional excursion e
full day excursion includes a visit of the towns of Vinales and of Pinar
del Rio. Overnight at sea to Havana
Disembarkation 09.00 to 10.00
Havana
CUBA CRUISE 2012/ 2013
25 cabin / 49 passenger Sail Cruiser S/C Panorama
7 night cruises – Fridays
SAILINGS DATES & OFFICIAL USD RATES
Regular prices
Havana - Havana Program
Havana to Casilda / Trinidad
Route # 1
21 December 2012
4, 18 January 2013
1, 15 February 2013
1, 15, 29 March 2013
28 December 2012
Havana - Havana Program
11, 25 January 2013
Casilda/ Trinidad to Havana
8, 22 February 2013
Route # 2
8, 22 March 2013
CABIN CATEGORIES
Cat C
5 April 2013
OFFICIAL USD RATES
Lower Deck, Double bedded cabins
Cat B
$ 2,390 US
Lower Deck, Twin bedded cabins
Cat A
$ 2,690 US
Main or Upper Deck, Double or Twin bedded
cabins
Reduction for 3rd person in Cat. B
Single Supplement
Port Charges
$ 2,990 US
30%
30%
$ 250 US
1/ Cruise fares are per person and week and include:
Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning
Full - board: American buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail,
and Captain’s Dinner. Regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water free all day
Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability)
Panorama Rooms/Ship description
Category C:
Lower Deck - 1 Double Bed Cabin
The Category C cabins are located on the Lower Deck and have portholes. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted
with TV, telephone, hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, and public address system and safe boxes. The fully
equipped bathrooms are finished with marble.
Category B:
Lower Deck - 2 Lower Beds or 1 Double Bed Cabin
The Category B cabins are located on the Lower Deck and have portholes. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted
with TV, telephone, hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, and public address system and safe boxes. The fully
equipped bathrooms are finished with marble.
Category A:
Upper Deck or Main Deck - 2 Lower Beds or 1 Double Bed Cabin
The Category A cabins are located on the Upper Deck or on the Main Deck and have large windows enabling a breathtaking view or the areas you are cruising in. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone, hairdryers,
mini-fridge, central music, and public address system and safe boxes. The fully equiped bathrooms are finished with
marble.
Lounge Area:
The lounge is situated on the main deck and has a library where you can enjoy a book and look through the floor to roof
windows.
Sundeck:
During the day life on board centers around the outdoor areas, the sun deck and the shaded exterior deck on the aft of
the Panorama.
Bar:
In the evening you can relax in the lounge bar and have a drink while listening to the piano music.
Dining Area:
The classy spacious dining room is surrounded by large windows providing beautiful views and accommodates all
guests in one seating.
Panorama Deck Plan
Panorama Sundeck
Panorama Lounge Area
Panorama Lower Deck Cat. B - 2 Lower Beds or 1 Double
Panorama Lower Deck Cat. C - 1 Double Bed Cabin
Panorama Upper or Main Deck Cat. A - 2 Lower Beds or
PANORAMA SAIL BOAT 2012/2013
Terms and Conditions
Cruise Fares
All fares are quoted in US Dollars per person based on double occupancy..
Fares Include:
Shipboard accommodations, ocean transportation all meals and on board entertainment as specified
in the cruise program selected.
Fares do not Include:
Port charges, fuel surcharge, travel insurance, transfers, optional air/sea or land programs (unless
noted), shore excursions, airport facility charges, taxes/fees, nor do they include items of a personal
nature such as alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, gratuities, gift shop purchases, medical services,
phone calls, etc.
Port Charges, Fuel Surcharge and Airport Taxes
Port charges and fuel surcharge are in addition to the cruise fares. Payment for port charges must be
made at the time the final payment is made.
Guarantee of Fares
Passengers with confirmed bookings under deposit, or who have made final payment, shall be
protected in the event of a price increase, except in the event of major exchange fluctuations or in
case of exceptional rise of fuel costs or government new taxes requiring changes in port taxes or a
fuel surcharge. However, excluding the above, Design Travel Ltd. reserves the right to increase all
prices for new bookings, without prior notice, including port charges, fuel surcharge, insurance and
taxes/fees.
Single Supplement Rates
For single occupancy cabin reservations, a 30% single supplement is applicable for on the fare per
person in twin cabin. Single space is capacity controlled.
Deposit and Payment
To secure your reservation, a deposit of 25 % of the cruise fare per person is required at time of
booking. Final payment is required 60 days prior to departure. All payments may be made by Visa,
Master Card or money transfer to Design Travel’s Trust Account.. All final payments by credit card
requires the signature of the credit cardholder.
All reservations are subject to cancellation if payments are not received by the due date. Group
policies may differ.
Administrative Charge for Cruise and Land Tour
An administration fee of $100us is required for any changes made to reservations. In addition, any
costs incurred for changes in land arrangements will be the responsibility of the passenger. Sailing
dates cannot be changed within the penalty period.
Cancellations and Refunds
For full refund of cruise fare, notice of cancellation must be in writing and received by Design Travel
Ltd. no later than sixty (60) days prior to sailing. If a cancellation occurs, the following charges will
apply:
60-31 days prior to departure :25% of cruise fare
30-16 days prior to departure : 50% of cruise fare
15 days or less prior to departure: No refund
Refunds will normally be made to the booking party. Design Travel Ltd. can only be responsible for
refunding amounts actually received. If cancellation fees are charged by pre/post hotels, excursions,
transfers, Design Travel Ltd. will not refund any funds within 60 days. No refunds will be made to
passengers who do not board the ship or passengers who cancel after the start of the cruise. We
recommend the purchase of travel insurance.
Child Reduction
Children between the ages of 7-10 sharing a cabin with two paying adults receive a 50% discount on
the cruise fare per person in twin cabin. Children between the ages of 10-16 sharing a cabin with two
paying adults receive a 35% discount. Port taxes are not discounted.
Cruise Itinerary Change, Sailing Cancellation and Vessel Substitution
Design Travel Ltd. reserves the right at its sole option and discretion and that of the Captain of the
ship, without liability for damages or refund of any kind, to deviate from the ship's advertised or ordinary itinerary or route, either this is caused by weather conditions - sailing is not permitted by port
authorities in case of winds if 7 beaufort or more – or other extraordinary conditions. Such does not
entitle passengers for any claims or refunds. Design Travel Ltd. will however ensure that passengers access their port or disembarkation on time for their outwards flights.
Design Travel Ltd. guarantees all departures with a minimum participation of 12 passengers. In the
unlikely event that such would be required, the cancellation of a departure will be notified at least 60
days prior to the sailing date and alternative sailing dates will be offered to the passenger.
Design Travel Ltd. may for any reason whatsoever cancel any sailing at any time for reasons of
force majeure or else and Design Travel's only liability will be to refund to the passenger the amount
it has received for the cruise ticket
Vessel Substitution
Design Travel may operate the cruise program with another vessel as long as this vessel is of the
same or higher standard. Passengers offered a suitable alternative cruise program are not entitled to
any refund.
Cruise Interruption
During the cruise should the vessel sustain any breakdown in machinery, or be disabled by fire,
grounding or collision disrupting the cruise itinerary for more than 48 hours, and if no substitute
vessel or arrangement is offered, passengers will be entitled to a refund proportional to the cruise
days not operated. No further claims will be accepted.
It is further recognized that the Cruise Ship is owned by a Greek Company, and the vessels are of
Greek registry, and it is agreed between the Greek Cruise Line and contractual party that the
interpretation of the terms and conditions will be resolved solely according to the Greek Laws in
Greek Courts.
Independent Contractor / Limit of Liability
Design Travel Ltd liability and responsibility does not extend to any arrangements made by the
passenger (s) either before boarding or when disembarking at the passenger's own risk if
arrangements were made on board the cruise ship. Design Travel Ltd. does not own or control
any ground transportation or hotels. As a convenience to our passengers, Design Travel Ltd. may
arrange other services which are operated by independent contractors, but shall not be responsible in any way whatsoever for any damage, loss, injury or death arising.
Travel Insurance
Design Travel Ltd. wants your trip to be worry-free. Purchasing Trip Cancellation can provide protection for your non-refundable tour costs and cancellation fees should you need to cancel or
interrupt your trip due to unforeseen circumstances. It also provides important medical benefits and
assistance while travelling.

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