The Fathom Adonia docks in Old Havana at the San Francisco cruise terminal for two days at the during its 7-day cruise to Cuba.

San Francisco Cruise Terminal, Havana, CubaThis post is to share the daily programs “Soundings” from the two days in Havana on the Fathom Adonia 7-day cruise to Cuba.

Click here to view the daily programs for the first two days of the May 29th Fathom cruise to Cuba.

As previously noted, the May 29th Fathom cruise to Cuba did not follow the standard itinerary. Due to a very brief minor engine/power loss issue, the ship had to return to Miami, and the port schedule was altered. This cruise spent days 2 and 3 in Havana, with the included people-to-people tours in reverse order.

Day 3, Fathom cruise to Cuba daily program (front cover)

Day 3, Fathom cruise to Cuba daily program (front cover)

Day 3, Fathom cruise to Cuba daily program (Havana arrival instructions/evening schedule)Day 3, Fathom cruise to Cuba daily program (evening schedule)Day 3, Fathom cruise to Cuba daily program (details of Best of Havana bus tour)

Day 3, Fathom cruise to Cuba daily program (details of Best of Havana bus tour)Day 4, Fathom cruise to Cuba daily program (front cover)

Day 4, Fathom cruise to Cuba daily program (front cover)During our second day in Havana, we had the Havana walking tour. Normally, this tour is on the first day in Havana.

Day 4, Fathom cruise to Cuba daily program (tour description)

Day 4, Fathom cruise to Cuba daily program (tour description)Day 4, Fathom cruise to Cuba daily program (details for day 2 in Havana and evening program after sail-away)

Day 4, Fathom cruise to Cuba daily program (details for day 2 in Havana and evening program after sail-away)PLEASE NOTE: this was not the regular Fathom Cuba cruise schedule. Also the programming on the Fathom cruise to Cuba continues to evolve and be refined.

These were two fantastic days in Havana. I completed the Best of Havana bus tour on the first day, and went back out in the evening with some other women from the ship. We walked to the cafes and bars around the San Francisco Plaza and cruise terminal. Plaza de San Francisco faces the harbor at the entrance to Old Havana.  Calle Obispo is a pedestrian-only street nearby with nightlife.

On day two in Havana, I did part of the included walking tour, and also took a side trip out of town by taxi to the Ernest Hemingway Museum, which I highly recommend.

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I sailed on the May 29th departure of the Fathom 7-Day Cuba Cruise on the Adonia.Fathom Adonia cruise ship in Havana, CubaSailing round-trip out of Miami, the Adonia makes alternating 7-day cruises to Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Some guests sail for two weeks to enjoy both unique experiences.

Many people considering a cruise want to knowwhat’s the day-to-day experience like?” One of the best way to get a feel for that is to review daily programs from a recent cruise. I am posting scans of the daily programs here, but with a major caveat: the May 29th Fathom cruise to Cuba did not follow the standard itinerary. Due to a very brief minor engine/power loss issue, the ship had to return to Miami, and the port schedule was altered.

Still, you can get a sense of what the Fathom Cuba cruise is like, from these programs called “Soundings.”

Cuba Cruise Program, Day 1 (front page)

Fathom Cuba cruise daily program, day 1 frontThe “getting to know Cuba” session on day 1 is not to be missed. You learn all of the mechanics of visiting Cuba, with details on changing money to how the tours work.

Cuba Cruise Program, Day 1 (back page)

Fathom Cuba cruise daily program, day 1 backNote the dining and bar venues, and the hours for each. They are listed on the back page in the upper right hand corner for each day.

Cuba Cruise Program, Day 2 (front page)

Fathom Cuba cruise daily program, day 2, front

NOTE: Day 2 of the Cuba cruise is usually in Havana. On the May 29th sailing, day 2 became an unplanned day at sea. A highlight was the pre-20th century: Cuba history lecture, which provided terrific background on Cuba.

Cuba Cruise Program, Day 2 (morning and afternoon schedule)

Fathom Cuba cruise daily program, day 2, morningCuba Cruise Program, Day 2 (evening schedule)

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Cuba Cruise Program, Day 2 (back page)

Cuba Cruise Program, Day 2 (back page)

Look for the daily programs for the two days in Havana in a future post.

Compare the daily programs for the 7-Day Fathom Cruise to the Dominican Republic here.

Have you sailed on the Adonia? What was  your favorite part of the experience?

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