It is very important to adhere to the payment guidelines or you risk your reservation being canceled by the cruise line. If cancelled, rebooking the stateroom will be at the current rate at the time of rebooking.


CANCELLATION GUIDELINES


Penalties will be incurred, if stateroom is cancelled on or after the below dates.
1/20/20             $150.00 per person
2/4/20               50%
2/20/20             75%
3/6/20               100%

Grand Suite, Jr. Suite and Balcony staterooms show ESTIMATED PRICING so that you can have an idea of the cost.  These staterooms are QUOTED BY REQUEST.  


Full Deposit of $150.00 per person due at the time your make your reservation to guarantee Balcony or higher stateroom category.

Sights & Sounds of Havana
Experience a full belly and spirit the Cuban way, with this half-day itinerary that includes a food tasting, cocktail class, and a very memorable musical performance.  NOTE: THIS TOUR IS DESIGNED TO BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH PEOPLE TO PEOPLE GUIDELINES.

$125.00 per person.


Note: Sights & Sounds of Havana excursion is optional. There are various excursions at various prices to choose from. Your selected excursion must be prepaid. 

Interior

Balcony (estimated price)

Grand Suite (estimated price)

Jr. Suite (estimated price)

FRIENDS & Family CUBA CRUISE


4-Day cruise out of Miami, FL

Thursday, March 19  to  Monday, March 23, 2020


Here’s the first thing you should know about sailing to Cuba...


It’s a little different than visiting other island destinations on a cruise. Havana is unique, and the difference is about more than just the history or politics of the place.


There are extra U.S. government requirements that need to be met when cruising to Cuba. The good news: Carnival has worked hard to make the process as easy for you as possible. See the SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS MUST READ INFORMATION below for what you should keep in mind.




CARNIVAL SENSATION


If you’re looking to splash, Carnival Sensation definitely has options for you: a resort-style pool and waterslide options galore. (Three, to be exact.) If you’re looking for places for the kids, there’s the age-appropriate, always-awesome Camp Ocean, Circle “C” and Club O2. If you’re looking for a place away from the kids, this cruise ship features our adult-only oasis Serenity, plus Spa Carnival... not to mention RedFrog Rum Bar, BlueIguana Tequila Bar, and the pretty-much magical Alchemy Bar. There’s amazing burgers, designed by Guy Fieri himself, being served up at Guy’s Burger Joint as well.

$969.32

$840.32

$1119.32

Ocean View

STATEROOMS

$555.32 (4B)

$560.32 (4C)

$570.32 (4D)

A SHORE EXCURSION IS REQUIRED

$595.32 (6B)

$605.32 (6C)

$625.32 (6D)

ITINERARY
Day        Port of Call                            Arrive                    Depart
Thur        Miami, FL                                                          4:00 pm
Fri           Havana, Cuba                     7:00 am
Sat          Havana, Cuba                                                   6:00 am
Sun         Nassau                                8:00 am                 5:00 pm
Mon        Miami, FL                             8:00 am

DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT GUIDELINES


Pricing is for CRUISE ONLY.  Airfare is not included.  


Deposit of $75.00 pp due at reservation to secure your reservation, but not your stateroom.

Deposit of $150.00 pp due at reservation to guarantee your stateroom.  

Payment of $150.00 due June 16, 2019.

Full Payment due January 15, 2020.


Group Space is limited so make your deposit today to avoid disappointment.  All staterooms are subject to availability after December 21, 2018. 

Cruise Cost Per Person - SAMPLE 


CRUISE (Ocean View 6B with gratuities) 
$595.32
VISA (required - Carnival will add it to your on board account)
$75.00
EXCURSION (required to visit Cuba) Selected excursion is optional.
 $124.99
TOTAL
$795.31

                                             
                   
       
                                                                                                         

Note: Air, hotel, transfers and trip insurance can be arranged upon request by calling Aminia at (888) 349-3015.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ


GRATUITIES
Gratuities are included in the above pricing. If you do not wish to prepay, please notify Aminia at the time of your reservation.


TRIP INSURANCE
Trip Insurance is optional and is not included in the above pricing. Clarks Travel Store highly recommends it to protect yourself and your travel investment in case of an emergency. If you wish to include travel protection, please notify Aminia at the time of your reservation. Trip Insurance starts at $49.00 per person (vacation cost, destination and other factors are used to determine individual price).


SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT
All staterooms, inclusive of the balconies, are an entirely smoke-free environment. Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms and balconies. Guests who smoke in these areas will be assessed a $250 USD cleaning and refreshing fee on their Sail & Sign account.


COMPLIMENTS OF CLARKS TRAVEL STORE
$50.00 Onboard Credit per stateroom. Non transferable, non refundable.  All Complimentary Gifts apply only to 1st and 2nd full fare guest in the stateroom unless otherwise noted. Subject to change and on availability.


FUEL SUPPLEMENT
Fares above are shown in USD dollars. The company reserves the right to re-instate the fuel supplement for all guests at up to $USD9 per person per day if the NYMEX oil price exceeds $USD70 per barrel.


TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION
You must have a Passport for travel to Cuba. It is the passenger’s responsibility to have the proper documentation when traveling. Please visit www.travel.state.gov to get up-to-date information you need for Passports and Visas.


****Special Requirements Involved in Visiting Cuba. MUST READ!****


Pure tourism to Cuba is not allowed. Travelers must fall under one of the 12 categories of authorized travel (see below).
Travelers from the U.S. (including U.S. residents who were born in Cuba) and people from other countries can travel to Cuba. There are two ways to become eligible.


The first way is to meet one of the twelve categories of eligible travel:

  1. Visiting family in Cuba
  2. Official business of the U.S. government, foreign governments, and certain intergovernmental organizations
  3. Journalistic activity
  4. Professional research and professional meetings
  5. Educational activities, including People-to-People exchange programs
  6. Religious activities
  7. Public performances, clinics, workshops, athletic and other competitions, and exhibitions 
  8. Support for the Cuban people
  9. Humanitarian projects
  10. Activities of private foundations or research or educational institutes
  11. Exportation, importation, or transmission of information or information materials
  12. Certain authorized export transactions

One of the easiest ways to become eligible is to simply purchase a Cuba shore excursion from Carnival. We offer a variety of shore excursions that fulfill requirement #5, the educational/people-to-people requirement.


The second way to become eligible is to obtain a license issued by the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”), though we definitely recommend #5 from the list above.


To find out more about government requirements around the 12 categories, click here.


You definitely need a passport to visit Cuba.

A valid passport is required for all Cuba cruises. The passport has to be valid for six months beyond your cruise to Cuba. Birth certificates, driver’s licenses and passport cards will NOT be accepted.  Now might be a good time to renew your passport!


You’ll also need a visa, but we can help with that.
The Cuban government requires that all guests have a Cuban visa. Which type you need depends on certain factors, including why you’re traveling to Cuba. (Remember the list above?) The good news is that, for most guests, the process will be easy. Almost anyone can enter Cuba utilizing a tarjeta turistica (that means “tourist card” in Spanish).


When you cruise with Carnival, you can buy this directly from us for $75 per person. We’ll automatically add it to your onboard bill.


There’s a good chance this card is the one visa you need, but if you were born in Cuba or are traveling for other specific reasons, you’ll need to get your own non-tourist visa from the Cuban government.


If you were born in Cuba, the visa requirements are a little different.
Cuban-born guests need to request a visa from the Cuban Embassy or use a Cuban passport to get into the country. Note that this is not a process Carnival can assist with, and remember that the application process can take several months. Start early!


You can make visa and passport requests directly to the Cuban Embassy (by phone: 1-202-797-8518), or through an authorized third-party company like ABC Charters (1-877-817-1160) or VisaCentral (1-877-535-0688).


People-to-people programs are a great way to see Cuba.


People-to-people programs are one of the permitted categories to visit Cuba. According to regulations, these programs must include “a full-time schedule of activities that will create educational interactions between guests and the Cuban people.”


The easiest way to comply with this requirement is to take a Cuban shore excursion offered by Carnival. Another option is participating in a self-guided people-to-people program. However, only guests who booked their cruise before June 16, 2017, are permitted to take this option, and they must keep their own records documenting a full-time schedule of authorized activities — this is very important.


After your scheduled people-to-people activities are done for the day, feel free to explore on your own!


Yes, you can buy stuff in Cuba, but be aware of the restricted businesses.
As of November 9, 2017, all visitors to Cuba are prohibited from engaging in direct financial transactions with certain entities in Cuba. Otherwise, guests are generally authorized to bring merchandise acquired in Cuba into the United States, for personal use and/or consumption, as accompanied baggage. (That means you can’t bring it back to resell.) While there is no limit to the
value of goods that may be brought back from Cuba for personal use, remember that your bags are subject to the normal U.S. customs value limits on duty and tax exemptions for merchandise imported.


Yes, even cigars and rum.
Some top choices: Havana Club, Cohíba, Montecristo… enjoy!


Cuba’s medical facilities are reputable and easily accessible, so don’t worry.
Cuba’s health care system is widely recognized to provide quality care. The Cuban government requires that all visitors pay a small local health insurance fee in case medical services are needed in Cuba. This fee is included in your taxes, fees, and port expenses charged when you book a cruise.


No special vaccinations are required for visiting Cuba.


Wheelchair users are welcome in Cuba, but set your expectations.
Accessibility in Cuba can be limited due to infrastructure, which is not as extensive as in other countries. While accessible facilities do exist, visitors using wheelchairs may be limited to the ground floor of buildings, since many buildings do not have elevators.


Prepare to use cash in Cuba.
There are two Cuban currencies: CUP (Cuban Peso) and CUC (Cuban Convertible Peso). Tourists will generally use CUC, while CUP is used by locals. Guests can exchange their money for CUC at the cruise terminal, in hotels, banks and exchange offices (those are known as “CADECAs”). We’d recommend starting the day with enough local currency for the rest of the day.


The U.S. government now allows travelers to use their credit and debit cards in Cuba, though most U.S. banks have not yet worked out the necessary arrangements, so your cards still may not work. (Also, most businesses in Cuba are still cash-only, so keep that in mind.)


You’ll definitely want to check with your card provider to see if your card will work in Cuba. Still, we recommend you bring cash — you can’t rely on a credit card in Cuba.


Always be careful in Cuba (like everywhere else)… but don’t worry.
Think of Havana the same way you would any other travel destination! Here are a few Cuba safety tips:


  • Leave your valuables aboard the ship in your locked stateroom safe.
  • Don’t be flashy — avoid wearing expensive jewelry.
  • Carry only as much cash as you think you’ll need for the day.
  • Be discreet when handling cash in public.
  • Keep your belongings secure and out of sight.


There are a few things you should definitely bring with you.
When you leave the ship, remember to carry the following:

  • Your passport
  • Your visa
  • Your Carnival “Sail and Sign card” (you’ll get this on the ship)
  • Cash (see notes about converting money)


Remember these other Cuba travel tips.

  • Drink only bottled beverages.
  • The climate is tropical. Wear loose-fitting airy clothes, comfortable shoes and a hat.
  • Air conditioning in Cuba is uncommon; bring your own fan and/or misting device.
  • Purchase items only from authorized sellers.
  • Exchange money only at the cruise terminal, in hotels, banks and exchange offices (known as ​“CADECAs”).


Don’t count on cell phones or Internet access in Cuba.
We can’t say for sure whether your cell phone will work once you get off the ship. Check with your mobile phone provider about coverage in Cuba.


Wi-Fi is available aboard the ship, but Internet access is generally not available on land in Cuba. 


Have fun in Cuba!
Okay, we know it may seem like there’s a lot you need to know about cruising to Cuba, but it’s worth it — these Carnival cruises to Havana are going to be a truly unique up-close look at a place most of us have never had the chance to visit. This isn’t just another island! 


And just so you know, we’re always here to help!


VITAL INFORMATION TO KNOW BEFORE YOU BOOK – INFORMATIONAL ONLY


Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the required travel documents you will be asked to provide prior to boarding the ship. It is the guest's responsibility to obtain all valid travel documents for their vacation.


Vital Information / Before You Leave: Required Travel Documents and Identification
It is the guest's responsibility to obtain all valid travel documents for their vacation. These valid travel documents such as passports, visas, inoculation certificate and family legal documents are required for boarding and re-entry into the United States and other countries. Guests should check with their travel professional and/or government authority to determine the travel documents needed for each destination, including the port of embarkation.


Documentation and Immigration Requirements
You must have a passport to travel to Cuba. Your passport expiration date must extend beyond 6 months of the sailing return date.
Some foreign ports of call require a visa. Please contact the Embassy (Consular Services) of each country on your sailing itinerary or the visa service of your choice for specific visa requirements, information, forms and fees for your nationality. Clarks Travel Store suggests the visa provider, CIBTvisas at www.cibtvisas.com/nexion.


The spelling of the guest(s) name as booked for a cruise must match exactly as their valid passport during ship check-in formalities.


Certain countries may have specific travel requirements for your itinerary. Please check any one of the websites below to understand what is necessary for your vacation. All guests (including children) must present a valid passport when sailing on U.S. Open Loop voyages. These are voyages that commence in a U.S. port, travel within the Western Hemisphere, and end at a different U.S. port.


Should the last names of the parent and minor child traveling with them differ, the parent is required to present the child's valid passport and visa (if required) and the child's birth certificate (original, a notarized copy or a certified copy). The name of the parent(s) and the child must be linked through legal documentation.


Adults who are not the parent or legal guardian of a minor traveling with them must present an original notarized letter signed by the child's parent(s), authorizing the adult to take the child on the specific cruise, supervise the child and allow emergency medical treatment to be administered. Refer to the following websites for details on documentation requirements as it relates to
your itinerary:


Passport and Visa Information: https://travel.state.gov

Clarks Travel Store recommended visa and passport provider: CIBTvisas at www.cibtvisas.com/nexion
WHTI (Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative): www.getyouhome.gov
Alien Registration Card: http://www.usimmigrationsupport.org/greencard_renewal.html


DISCLAIMER
This document is a quotation only and is non-binding. No reservations are being held. Please book early to avoid disappointment.  The information, availability and quoted rates are subject to change at any time. Changing the dates may change prices. Please note, to guarantee the price for airfare (if applicable), immediate payment for the air portion of your booking is required. Fares not paid for at time of booking may be subject to increases.  Any changes or cancellations after ticketing could incur a fee.  In the event of a pricing error, misrepresentation or omission, we reserve the right to adjust the pricing or make any other corrections.


Call (888) 349-3015 or email Aminia@ClarksTravelStore.com now to reserve your stateroom today!