On the heels of relaxed travel restrictions to Cuba and the recent visit by President Barack Obama, former longtime Mill Valley resident Steve Faber, owner of CruiseOne San Rafael, has added cruises to Cuba.

Faber said one-week round trip cruises to Cuba from Miami will start May 1, via Fathom Impact Travel, aboard the 710-passenger Adonia vessel. 

I am incredibly excited about being able to provide this opportunity,” Faber says. “There is 50 years’ pent-up demand for Americans to again visit Cuba, and this voyage is a great way to be among the first to make the visit.” 

Faber says Fathom’s onboard cultural immersion includes Cuban music, entertainment, and enrichment. And foodies will be delighted to know that the Adonia’s onboard Dominican and Cuban chefs provide locally inspired, sustainably produced Cuban cuisine. The cruise’s itinerary includes visits to Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba and focuses on Cuba’s history, art and architecture, and impromptu encounters with artists, musicians and Cuban citizens.

“The paperwork and red tape were the downside for many people of arranging travel to Cuba, but Fathom takes care of all that, and acquires the visas for their guests,” says Faber. 

The Adonia features three restaurants, bars, lounges, a spa, gym, pool and whirlpools. Prices for inside cabins start at $1,800 per person, double occupancy, plus taxes, port charges and fees, which are estimated to be from about $208. 

More info on Steve Faber and CruiseOne.

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