hosted by Ann Marie Stock, W&M Professor of Hispanic Studies & Film and Media Studies
December 8-15, 2017
From $2199 per person including airfare *
Timeless Cuba Itinerary
El Morro Castle, Santiago de Cuba
Malecon seawall, Havana
Cathedral in Havana
Capitol - Havana, Cuba
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 Go Next Exclusive Excursions. These trips, offered exclusively to Go Next travelers, allow you to 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.
Dr. Ann Marie Stock, Professor of Hispanic Studies & Film and Media Studies
Ann Marie Stock has made more than 60 trips to Cuba—conducting research on Havana's vibrant film scene, consulting with leaders in education and culture, and directing study programs. She is the author and editor of several books, among them On Location in Cuba: Street Filmmaking during Times of Transition and World Film Locations: Havana, as well as the founding director of the non-profit Cuban Cinema Classics initiative. Dr. Stock frequently contributes her expertise at international film festivals and events, and for numerous media outlets. Her adventures in Cuba include weathering a hurricane, having a late-night dinner with Fidel, and teaming up with NBC4 to cover the reopening of the U.S. Embassy. Dr. Stock is a professor of Hispanic Studies and Film and Media at William & Mary where she currently serves as the inaugural W&M Libraries Faculty Scholar.