A&K adds Cuba cruise tour, Japan island cruise

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"Cuba by Land & Sea: A People-to-People Cruise" will use the sailing yacht Le Ponant.
"Cuba by Land & Sea: A People-to-People Cruise" will use the sailing yacht Le Ponant.

Luxury tour operator Abercrombie & Kent has added a Cuba land-cruise package and an expedition cruise to Japan, Hong Kong and the Ryukyu Islands.

"Cuba by Land & Sea: A People-to-People Cruise" will combine hotel stays in Havana and Santiago de Cuba with a seven-night cruise aboard the three-masted sailing yacht Le Ponant.

The cruise will include a visit to the Punta Frances Nature Reserve, accessible only by sea, and a protected Caribbean reef.

There will be two departures in 2017, March 1-11 (sailing Havana to Santiago de Cuba) and March 9-19 (sailing Santiago de Cuba to Havana). The trip is priced from $9,995 per person, based on double occupancy, when booked by July 31, 2016. The package includes hotel and cruise accommodations, sightseeing, onboard lectures, shore excursions, equipment, most drinks and gratuities.

Additionally, A&K is offering a Japan cruise that will take place May 28 to June 12, 2017, and will follow the arc of the islands south from Osaka onboard Ponant's 264-passenger L’Austral, which is being exclusively chartered to A&K for 199 guests and will be staffed by the company’s expedition team.

The cruise will include stops on Yakushima Island, Amami-oshima, Miyako-Jima and Ishigaki.

Also onboard will be author and Japan Times columnist Mark Brazil, Japanese culture expert Chieko Sakihana, photography instructor Richard Harker, and author and professor Lee Makela.

The "Japan, Hong Kong & the Ryukyu Islands Cruise" is priced from $19,995 per person, based on double occupancy (or from $16,995 when booked by August 31, 2016).

In addition to this new cruise, A&K has added a second departure of its "Wonders of Japan Cruise" (May 18-30, 2017), also on the L’Austral and priced from $16,495 (or from $14,995 when booked by August 31, 2016). 

Prices include pre- and post-cruise hotel stays, sightseeing, onboard lectures, shore excursions, equipment, most drinks, and crew and staff gratuities.

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