Timeless Cuba

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NOV. 15-23, 2019 From $2,349 (including airfare from select cities)
Miami, Havana, Cienfuegos, Santiago de Cuba
Aboard Oceania Cruises’ Insignia UCLA Faculty on Tour Activity Level: Mild Hide This
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Timeless Cuba

NOV. 15-23, 2019
Miami, Havana, Cienfuegos, Santiago de Cuba
Aboard Oceania Cruises’ Insignia

Open the door to Cuba’s soul on this week-long luxury cruise through the heart of this once-forbidden island nation. Embark aboard the Insignia in Miami, an international city built on the foundation of Cuban immigration, and make your way to Havana, Cuba’s largest city and the epicenter of the nation’s lively lifestyle. Go beyond the tourist destinations during your two days in Havana with our unparalleled exclusive excursions. Dive deep into the city’s 500 years of history and culture with intimate group sizes and uniquely educational experiences. From Havana, sail the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea to the astounding bayside city of Cienfuegos, a former French settlement which remains a paragon of 19th century urban planning. Your last stop on the island is the southeastern cultural hub of Santiago de Cuba. As the birthplace of Desi Arnaz and Bacardi Rum, home to the tide-turning Battle of San Juan Hill, and the site of the Cuban Revolution’s victory proclamation, every aspect of Cuban history is deeply ingrained in the island’s second largest city.

Cost: From $2,349 (including airfare from select cities)
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Activity Level: Mild
Easy Pace, little walking and stair climbing

UCLA Faculty on Tour

Robin (Lauren) Derby
Department of Latin American History
Robin (Lauren) Derby is Associate Professor of Latin American history at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has conducted extensive research in the Caribbean, including the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico and Cuba. She has published a prize-winning book on everyday life during the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic, co-edited two anthologies, and has written many articles on history and popular culture in Haiti, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. She first visited Cuba in 1995; she lead a UCLA Alumni Travel tour to Cuba in 2017, as well as directed a summer study travel program for University of California undergraduates to Cuba in 2015. She is currently the director of the Caribbean Program at the UCLA Latin American Institute, and has been teaching at UCLA since 2002.

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How to Book

Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $950 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to Go Next. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

Mail completed reservation form and your deposit to:
UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

A brochure will be mailed to you as soon as it is available.