Travel to Cuba
Experience an Enriching, People-to-People Educational Exchange in Cuba
Although it’s situated just 90 miles off the coast of Florida, legal travel to Cuba was off-limits to U.S. travellers for five decades. Abercrombie & Kent USA, LLC, operates these people-to-people educational exchange programs to Cuba under an OFAC general license. This meaningful, immersive travel involves full days spent embarking on authentic experiences through one-on-one exchanges with the Cuban people.
A destination like no other, Cuba is a place where art, music and opportunities to interact with its fascinating people are found at every turn. Unlike traditional “tourist” travel, this people-to-people experience reveals Cuba’s true spirit, from an exploration of historic buildings with a local architect to playing a few innings with Cuban baseball players, and from a discussion about U.S.-Cuba relations to a visit to an influential artist’s studio. From start to finish, this people-to-people educational exchange offers insight into the daily life of residents, with opportunities or authentic, enriching meetings, discussions and interactive experiences.
Cuba remains a developing country, and guests travelling here should adjust their expectations accordingly: delays are common and meals are not very flexible, making special dietary requests challenging. In the event that specific individuals and locations become unavailable, comparable activities will be substituted. Participation in all scheduled, people-to-people activities is mandatory and the program allows for little, if any, free time. Yet, it is filled with rewarding interactions that prove unforgettable and endlessly fascinating.
For more information regarding Cuba and travel regulations, please review the Cuba Frequently Asked Questions.
We learned a lot about the way Cubans live, including their joys and challenges. We not only loved meeting the Cuban people, but also seeing everything from the art to the vintage cars.
Cruise Cuba in Incomparable Luxury & Style
About 'Le Ponant'
‘Le Ponant’ is a spacious-yet-intimate boutique, three-masted yacht-style sailing vessel designed for uncommon comfort. With a 1.3-1 crew-to-guest ratio, its spacious public spaces are made for relaxing. Meanwhile, two refined dining options await, and a Marina offers a launching point from which to explore local marine life in the crystalline sea.
Special Program Notes: People-To-People
Please note that this special, people-to-people program will be different from other programs on which you may have previously participated. Abercrombie & Kent USA, LLC operates the people-to-people program to Cuba under a general license issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control and, as dictated by U.S. law, all participants are required to adhere to a full-time schedule of activities designed to inform, educate and promote meaningful interaction with the people of Cuba. Deviation from this itinerary, even in part, is not permitted. Per the general license requirements, this is a full-time program with many inclusions and there will be little to no free time on most days of the program.