Cienfuegos – Enjoy breakfast onboard before disembarking for our visit to Cienfuegos. Located about 250 km from Havana on the Southern tip of Cuba, this city is the only one in Cuba to be founded by French settlers. It is also known as the Pearl of the South. In 2005 the historic center was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. “Among buildings of particular interest are the Government Palace (City Hall), San Lorenzo School, the Bishopric, the Ferrer Palace, the former lyceum, and some residential houses. Cienfuegos is the first, and an outstanding example of an architectural ensemble representing the new ideas of modernity, hygiene and order in urban planning as developed in Latin America from the 19th century.” Before lunch participate in a walking tour of the city center with a specialist then visit the Graphic Arts Workshop where there will be discussions and interchanges with local artists.
Return to the S/C Panorama for lunch
Lunch will be at a local restaurant. We’ll engage with the musicians, young and old and enjoy a presentation and exchange with the Chorus of Cienfuegos followed by dance classes at the Hotel Jagua.
Dinner onboard the S/C Panorama
Overnight onboard the S/C Panorama in Cienfuegos.