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Charles/Tomlinson Celebration 2020 Rooms

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Riu Ocho Rios is the hotel and below represents the group prices listed below are based on our special celebration rates for guests of Karen Charles & Kerone Tomlinson. Prices listed on the registration form are per person for 3 nights or 4 nights – from
Oct 22-26th, 2020, based on double occupancy (two adults) and are subject to availability and may change before deposit. Price includes resort, food and drinks, Airport Transfers & Taxes

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Double Room with sea view

These 28-m2 rooms are the perfect accommodations for enjoying your holiday in Jamaica. The Sea View Double rooms at the Hotel Riu Ocho Rios have two small double beds (125×200 cm) or one king-size bed (200×200 cm), satellite TV, air conditioning, a minibar and beverage dispenser. Plus, all of them have a balcony or terrace for you to enjoy the views of the Caribbean.

Riu Ocho Rios – Double Room Ocean View
(rates per person based on double occupancy)
Double – $489.04 (3 nights) or $633.39 (4 nights)
Single – $683.91 (3 nights) or $893.21 (4 nights)

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Jr. Suite with frontal sea view

The Junior Suites are the perfect rooms for people who want to enjoy a holiday with the best amenities. These 34 m2 rooms at Hotel Riu Ocho Rios have one king-size bed (200×200 cm) or two small double beds (125×200 cm), a sofa in the lounge area, satellite TV, air conditioning, a minibar and beverage dispenser and a balcony or terrace.

Riu Ocho Rios – Double Room Ocean Front
(rates per person based on double occupancy)
Double – $519.11 (3 nights) or $673.48 (4 nights)
Single – $727.53 (3 nights) or $951.38 (4 nights)

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Riu Ocho Rios – Family Room
(rates per person based on double occupancy)
Double – $495.46 (3 nights) or $641.95 (4 nights)
Triple – $473.49 (3 nights) or $612.66 (4 nights)
Quad – $462.51 (3 nights) or $598.01 (4 nights)
* Child (Ages 2-12) $56.00 (3rd & 4th nights) if 3rd or 4th in the room.

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Other Options (upon request)

The Suites at Hotel Riu Ocho Rios are designed to offer you the best amenities. In these 69 m2 rooms, you’ll find one king-size bed (200×200 cm), a sofa in the lounge area, a bathroom with shower and bathtub, a dressing room, satellite TV, air conditioning, a minibar and beverage dispenser and a balcony or terrace.

Suite – Price Upon Request

About the RIU Ocho Rios

Recently renovated

Located at the edge of the beach, Hotel Riu Ocho Rios is the perfect place to enjoy an unforgettable holiday in Jamaica with the best 24-hour all-inclusive service. This resort in Ocho Rios offers services such as free WiFi throughout the hotel, fun entertainment programmes for all ages, a water park, a wide range of cuisine and RIU’s exclusive service.
This all-inclusive hotel in Jamaica has more than 900 rooms, equipped with everything needed to offer you maximum comfort. In all of them, you will find air conditioning, satellite TV, a minibar, a drinks dispenser and a safe box, among other facilities. If you need to cool off during your stay, you have access to the hotel’s 5 pools with sun loungers and umbrellas, as well as the area of the beach reserved for hotel guests.

The cuisine at Hotel Riu Ocho Rios won’t disappoint you. In the main restaurant, you can savour buffet dinners and breakfasts with live cooking stations, and the theme restaurants await you with the finest Asian and Italian dishes and delicious steakhouse dinners. In addition, the facilities of this resort in Ocho Ríos, Jamaica, include swim-up bars where you can sip your favourite drink while you bathe, as well as other bars located in various areas, where you can enjoy an aperitif at any time.

If you are hoping for maximum fun on your holiday, the “Splash Water World” water park at Hotel Riu Ocho Rios is bound to delight you. What’s more, the entertainment programmes with daytime activities and nighttime shows, and the wide range of sports available, will make your getaway an unforgettable experience. The little ones in the family will also have lots of ways to have fun, such as the RiuLand kids’ clubwith special children’s activities, the children’s pool with slides and the playground.

This all-inclusive hotel in Jamaica provides a spa with sauna and relaxation pool so that you can return from your holiday totally refreshed. You can also enjoy beauty, hair and make-up services to complete your experience. If you are looking for somewhere to hold an event, Hotel Riu Ocho Rios can provide two events rooms so that your big day is a resounding success.
The region of Ocho Rios has many leisure options to help you explore the most important places in this beautiful part of the world. If you want to discover them, please check our tourist guide for the destination and find out about the natural landscapes that surround the hotel. Enjoy Ocho Rios with RIU!


Charles/Tomlinson Terms & Conditions

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Terms & Conditions

Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully as they contain very important information about booking a travel product and/or service with ZENBIZ TRAVEL, LLC/ KHM Travel Group and Karen Charles & Kerone Tomlinson. When you book a travel product and/or service with Zenbiz Travel, LLC to a destination [except Cuba], you expressly accept these Terms and Conditions, without modification, intend to be legally bound by them and acknowledge and agree that they become part of your contract with Zenbiz Travel, LLC. To the extent that any travel products and/or services are booked through this website, the Zenbiz Travel, LLC Sales Centre or your Travel Agent, you agree that these Terms and Conditions apply to all transactions.

1: Price

The package price, as indicated on your itinerary may include a flight as well as applicable airfare taxes, except for some destinations departure tax. Other tour services and accommodations are included in your package price only if they are indicated on your itinerary. These package inclusions/rates are based on inclusions/prices at print time and are subject to change without notice.

All reservations are locked into the price published once booked. From time to time, the hotel or vendor may offer discounts or special offers. Such discounts and special offers are applicable to new reservations only and may not be applied to an existing reservation. If you choose to cancel your existing reservation and make a new reservation, the deposit from the cancelled reservation may not be refunded and cancellation fees may apply as set out below.

All checks and money orders must be made payable to KHM Consulting, Inc. who in turn must make their check payable to Apple Leisure Group.

Zenbiz Travel, LLC makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained herein and to the best of its knowledge, all information is accurate at the time of publication.  Zenbiz Travel, LLC tries to ensure that the prices on this website are accurate, however, errors do occur and we reserve the right to refuse to accept and/or the right to cancel and refund any bookings, purchased at any price published in error. Updates are published on our website when new information is made available, however, Zenbiz Travel, LLC cannot be responsible for any inaccuracies or omissions contained herein or for any third party publications or postings. Information contained herein should be verified directly with other available sources.

2: Reservations/Deposits

Karen Charles & Kerone Tomlinson Celebration 2020 Installment Plan.  Rooms are reserved on a first come first served basis. -Prices subject to change before deposit.  Payment schedule (land only) only $50.00 deposit per person at registration (non-refundable) – after deposit payments are as follows;  50% of room must be paid by June 15th, 2020 and Final Payment is due on or before August 1, 2020.  FAILURE TO MAKE TIMELY PAYMENTS MAY CAUSE RESERVATION TO BE CANCELLED.  *group air is not yet available.  The pricing plan is based on double occupancy.  Travel protection not included.

3: Hotel Package Changes
If the departure date is 46 days or more, there is a $50 per person fee for any changes, including name substitutions, made once initial payment has been received by Zenbiz Travel, LLC. If the departure date is 45 days or less, a change in departure date, hotel or number of travelers will be treated as a cancellation, and cancellation charges will apply. Name changes are subject to hotel acceptance and change fees. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Zenbiz Travel, LLC currently sells hotels that are non-changeable as indicated on its website and/or as advised by Zenbiz Travel, LLC. These hotels cannot be changed after they have been booked. * For those sharing rooms, in the event the one of the occupants cancels, it is the responsibility of the traveling guest to either cancel or replace the cancelled guest. In the event that the remaining guest still wants to travel as a single, the room will be repriced at the single rate at the time of change. Travel protection is not included but strongly suggested.

4: Hotel Package Cancellation

  • 96 days before departure – $50.00 per person
  • 95 – 66 days prior to departure – $100 penalty charged
  • 65 – 36 days prior to departure – 50% of room nights penalty charged
  • 35 days prior to departure –         100% of room nights penalty charged 

5: Hotel Substitution and Description
Subject to Section 13, Funjet Vacation/Zenbiz Travel, LLC reserves the right to substitute any hotel for any reason. Zenbiz Travel, LLC assumes no liability for hotel overbookings resulting in inconvenience and/or substitute accommodations being provided, whether of a similar or lesser quality and location. Description of services included and rates are based on inclusions/prices at print time and are subject to change without notice. Zenbiz Travel, LLC will not be responsible or liable if any of the services, features, or facilities described on this website or in the brochure cease to be available or fail for any reason. Any resort credits provided by a hotel are provided at the hotel’s sole discretion and are subject to the hotel’s terms and conditions. Zenbiz Travel, LLC shall not be held responsible for the use or nonuse of the resort credits.

6: Major Changes
A major change consists of: [1] change in departure or return dates [unless the result of a flight delay]; [2] a delay of more than 48 hours; [3] a change in the origin or destination city; [4] a change in hotel accommodations to a property that is not named in any Zenbiz Travel, LLC or affiliated companies brochure, website or other media; or [5] a price increase occurring more than 10 days prior to departure that increases the price paid by more than 10%.

Notice of a major change or cancellation must be given to all travelers at least 10 days prior to departure or within 7 days of Zenbiz Travel, LLC obtaining knowledge of the change or cancellation. If Zenbiz Travel, LLC becomes aware of a major change less than 10 days prior to your scheduled departure, Zenbiz Travel, LLC will notify you as soon as possible. If you are notified of a major change that you are unwilling to accept, you will have 7 days to cancel without charges [but not later than the departure date] and a full refund will be made within 14 days of your cancellation. If notification of a major change is received after departure, you may reject the major change and receive a pro-rated refund of the package price

for the portion of the trip that you reject. All flights are subject to DOT approval.

7: Vacation Protection Options

A. Group Travel Protection Plan by Apple Vacations

Full list of benefits click here: https://www.applevacations.com/travel-protection-plus/

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B. Allianz Travel Protection

14: Documentation

Passengers traveling outside the United States are required to carry proof of citizenship. All U.S. citizens must have a valid U.S. passport. Passport cards are not valid for travel to Mexico and the Caribbean. The passport must be valid for six months after the return date of your travel. Minors 17 and under traveling alone or with a single parent may be required to have additional documentation on international flights. It is your responsibility to secure the current requirements for your particular itinerary and carrier.

At time of posting, Dominican Republic law requires that children under 18 on the day of departure traveling with an adult or guardian other than their parent, present a written, notarized authorization letter from the parent[s] giving consent for the minor to leave the country.

In accordance with stricter security measures, it is required that all married passengers whose last name differs from their identification credentials must also provide a copy of their Marriage License Certificate upon check-in for all international flights.

Non-U.S. citizens, to include permanent resident card [U.S. Green Card] holders, Travelers must check with the consulate of their intended destination, U.S. authorities and the air carrier[s] to obtain information on required documentation for entry to the destination and re-entry to the U.S.

The above information regarding documentation is subject to change. It is your responsibility to obtain current requirements needed for your carrier and destination. Zenbiz Travel, LLC will not be liable for passengers’ denied boarding, entry or re-entry due to lack of proper documentation and such passengers will not be entitled to a refund.

15: Health
Zenbiz Travel, LLC recommends that travelers contact the Center for Disease Control or health provider for specific vaccinations, information for travelers with special needs and timely updates for other health news. Zenbiz Travel, LLC will not be liable for your failure to meet the required health regulations in order to complete your travel arrangements.

16: Baggage (Not Applicable for this trip) check with airline carrier)
Baggage allowance is 50 pounds [one checked bag at 50 pounds, plus one carry-on not to exceed 45 inches in combined overall dimensions] per paying passenger for most trips. Most carriers now charge for luggage, so please check with the carrier on your reservation. Limitations on checked baggage [not to exceed 50 pounds] may apply during peak travel seasons so please check with your carrier. Any overweight or oversized luggage [larger than suitcase size] will be carried, if at all, subject to load restrictions and at additional charges by the carrier.

For international flights the air carrier’s liability is limited to the limitations set out in the Montreal Convention. The air carrier’s liability excludes cloth, canvas, vinyl, and soft-sided, or fragile baggage, jewelry, cameras, and photographic equipment, electronic equipment, cash, medicine, sporting equipment, and other valuable or fragile items. All claims are subject to proof of amount of loss, and, to preserve the passenger’s rights, should be presented directly to the carrying airline in writing immediately upon discovery of the claim and prior to leaving the airport terminal. No baggage claim will be accepted after baggage has been removed from the terminal building at the airport. Oversized/non-standard checked baggage will be carried based on space availability on the aircraft.

17: Special Needs Travelers
Travelers with special needs who will require special services or assistance while traveling, including handicap adapted rooms and/or wheelchair accessible rooms, must advise Zenbiz Travel, LLC at the time of booking. In order to ensure that you are properly assisted, we request that you advise of any and all specific needs that you may have. 

18: Departure Tax (May not Apply)
Must be paid upon departure from your destination and generally ranges from $15-$35 per person unless pre-collected by Zenbiz Travel, LLC. Tax amounts vary by destination and are subject to change. Some destinations require the purchase of a tourist card upon arrival – in lieu of departure tax. Please note that except as otherwise stated on Zenbiz Travel, LLC’ website or as advised by Zenbiz Travel, LLC, departure taxes from your destination are included in most vacation packages.

19: Hotel Environment Fee (Not Applicable) 
Some hotels in the Riviera Maya area of Mexico charge an environment fee at check-in. From October 1-December 21, 2017, the fee will be approximately $0.57 per room, per night. Starting January 1, 2018, the fee will be approximately $1.13 per room, per night. Fees are subject to change without notice and are payable to the hotel upon check-in.

20: Airport Check-In
Check-in commences approximately three hours
 prior to departure and we highly recommend that you check-in at this time. For cut-off/check-in deadlines, please check with your carrier. You are required to have obtained your boarding pass and to have presented all checked baggage before the carrier’s cut off/check-in deadline. For security reasons, you will be denied boarding if you have not checked in within that time. For charter flights, you must check-in a minimum of one hour prior to scheduled departure, otherwise you will be denied boarding. Passengers must be available at the boarding gate by the boarding gate deadline time noted on your boarding pass. Failure to respect the deadline may result in the reassignment of any pre-reserved seats [refunds not applicable] and the cancellation of your reservations.

Please note that Funjet Vacations will not provide refunds or compensation for unused seating upgrades or provide any compensation as a result of a passenger being denied boarding. Should you be denied travel, it is your responsibility to make alternate arrangements. It is your responsibility to arrive at the airport on time and following check-in, to proceed to the correct departure gate by the time specified on your boarding pass. Zenbiz Travel, LLC cannot be held responsible if you miss your flight by failing to comply with these requirements.

21: Hotel Check-in and Check-out Conditions
The check-in time for most hotels is 3:00 pm and check-out time can be as early as 11:00 am, regardless of your arrival or departure times. Please refer to your hotel accommodation voucher for actual check-in and check-out dates as this may differ from your departure and return date. Check-in policies differ by hotel and will therefore vary. Many hotels will offer hospitality areas for travelers who may be without their room for some time; however this arrangement is solely at the discretion of the hotel. Travelers wishing to make arrangements for a late check-out and baggage storage must arrange this service directly with the hotel. We do not accept responsibility for any inconvenience or loss arising from these types of arrangements. Some hotels may require you to leave a credit card imprint or cash deposit upon check-in to provide security for miscellaneous charges such as telephone calls.

22: Responsibility and Limitation of Liability
Each of Zenbiz Travel, LLC, its agents and subagents’ act as an agent for you in relation to travel services and/or products purchased by you including, but not limited to, accommodations, transportation [including, but not limited to, ground and air transportation], and tours. Zenbiz Travel, LLC/KHM Travel Group Karen Charles & Kerone Tomlinson makes no guarantees or warranties, express or implied, regarding any such services. This includes, but is not limited to transfers, flights, cruises, tours, services and accommodations purchased or provided, as well as other features listed or not listed in these Terms and Conditions and/or your itinerary.

All of these travel services and/or products purchased by you and provided in your itinerary are furnished by independent contractors over which Karen Charles & Kerone Tomlinson, Zenbiz Travel, LLC and its agents and subagents exercise no control. Although Zenbiz Travel, LLC has taken reasonable steps to ensure proper arrangements are in place for your travel plans, we cannot be held responsible for the acts or omissions of such independent contractors [including, but not limited to, delayed opening of hotel accommodations and any related relocations as a result of such delay. In such cases, you will be responsible for all costs and damages in connection with such delay and relocation including, but not limited to, airline fees and accommodation costs]. Zenbiz Travel, LLC, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, subagents and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives shall not be liable for any injury, loss or damage whether mental, emotional or physical howsoever sustained, resulting or arising from any act, error, omission or negligence of any company or person, agent, employee or subcontractor supplying any of the travel services and/or products as part of your travel plans.

Zenbiz Travel, LLC, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, subagents, suppliers and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives’ liability for any loss, damage or injury, whether to property, physical or mental, arising from their own acts, omissions or negligence, is limited to the amount you paid to Zenbiz Travel, LLC for the services with respect to which you are claiming.

The sole and exclusive responsibility and liability of any airline used in Zenbiz Travel, LLC’ services shall be in accordance with and limited by the contract of carriage on your ticket, the applicable tariffs, and the provisions of the Warsaw Convention or Montreal Convention, as applicable.

23: Force Majeure
Zenbiz Travel, LLC, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, subagents, suppliers and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives will not be responsible or liable for any loss, damage or injury of any nature and of any kind in whole or in part resulting from a force majeure condition including without limitation: act of God, fire, volcanic eruption, environmental pollution or contamination, inclement weather, earthquake, flood, water or power shortages or failures, tropical storms or hurricanes, dangers of the sea, breakdown of machinery or equipment, riots or civil commotions or disturbances and any other acts of similar nature, theft, pilferage, sabotage, arrests, strikes or other labor disruptions, restraints of rulers or peoples, expropriations, acts of terrorism, war, insurrection, strikes, epidemics, restrictions, government health advisories or warnings or alerts of any kind or nature, acts of governments or other authorities de jour or de facto, government seizures, refusal or cancellation or suspension or delay of any government authority or any license, permit or authorization, damages to its facilities, or by reason of any other cause or causes of any similar nature or any other factor unforeseen by Zenbiz Travel, LLC that impacts negatively on or hampers its ability to fulfill any of its contractual conditions. In the event that any of these conditions apply, Zenbiz Travel, LLC shall be excused, discharged or released from its performance to the extent such performance is so limited or prevented, without liability of any kind.

24: Methods of Contact
You authorize Zenbiz Travel, LLC to contact you from time-to-time via e-mail, phone or text message at the e-mail address or telephone number[s] provided by you when booking your reservation. Please note that message and data rates may apply. The purpose of the communications is to discuss the status of your travel products and/or services purchased by you, to tell you about additional products and services for which you may qualify and other business purposes. You may withdraw your consent at any time.

25: Post Travel Concerns
Any claims for refund or post-travel concerns must be sent to Zenbiz Travel, LLC in writing [with receipts or supporting documents] within 30 days of your return. Unused tour documents and components [whether voluntary or caused by airline delay or cancellation] are non-refundable. No responsibility is accepted for expenses or lost travel time incurred due to delay, aircraft reroute, change in schedule or any other causes. Funjet Vacations offers refunds under these Terms and Conditions with the express understanding that the receipt of that refund by a traveler waives any additional remedies. All requests for refunds must be sent in writing, certified mail, return receipt requested. Postmark date determines date of notification.

26: Miscellaneous
In the event any paragraph of these Terms and Conditions shall be declared invalid or void by any court, such declaration shall not invalidate the entire agreement and all other paragraphs of these Terms and Conditions shall remain in full force and effect. The parties agree any claim or litigation arising out of or relating to this these Terms and Conditions, or the breach or validity thereof, shall be brought in New York City, NY, the location of Zenbiz Travel, LLC’ corporate offices, and the governing law shall be the laws of the State of New York. You agree that in the event that any civil proceeding, arbitration, mediation or action of any kind, is commenced by you against Zenbiz Travel, LLC or any of its agents, affiliates, officers, assignees or employees, the limit on any damages [which includes but is not limited to damages, interest, court costs, attorney fees, expenses of litigation, and punitive damages] shall be the amount you paid Zenbiz Travel, LLC for the services which is the subject matter of these Terms and Conditions.  2/16/2020

Hazardous Materials Notification

In instances where a single person is acting on behalf of a group of passengers in relation to the ticket purchase

and check-in processes, that single person is assuming the responsibility of providing hazardous materials restrictions

to each passenger traveling, and is responsible for providing the indication of understanding on behalf of the

group. Federal law forbids the carriage of hazardous materials aboard aircraft in your luggage or on your person. A

violation can result in five years’ imprisonment and penalties of $250,000 or more (49 U.S.C. 5124). Hazardous

materials include explosives, compressed gases, flammable liquids and solids, oxidizers, poisons, corrosives and

radioactive materials. Examples: Paints, lighter fluid, fireworks, tear gases, oxygen bottles, and radiopharmaceuticals.

There are special exceptions for small quantities (up to 70 ounces total) of medicinal and toilet

articles carried in your luggage and certain smoking materials carried on your person. Please refer to the full list of

TSA prohibited items at http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/prohibited-items.


CUBA ALL INCLUSIVE SAILIINGS IN MAY

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You asked for it now here it is.
Book Early because these sailings will sell out.

Prices based on double occupancy and subject to change before deposit.
Deposit $200.00 per person
Visa of $75.00 not included
Gratuities not included
Travel Protection Strongly Suggested (not included but Cuba insurance in Cruise Price)

5 Sailing only: 5/1/17 & 5/8/17 & 5/15 & 5/22 & 5/29
Sample Pricing based on Memorial Day Sailing 5/29/17:

Inside from    $1705 for 2 people
Outside from $1805.00 for 2 people
Balcony from $2,305 for 2 people
Suites from    $4705 for 2 people

Cruising to Cuba FAQs

Norwegian will offer sailings in May of 2017 aboard Norwegian Sky. Please read important information on visa requirements and Cuba Travel Documentation.

All guests must complete a certification form which sets forth and confirms that they will be participating in OFAC-compliant activities. Click here to download the the certification form. Email the completed form to NCLVISA@ncl.com at least 60 days prior to your departure date.

 

 

 

 


Happy Holidays


Holidays remind us how important family is.  Now is a good time to plan your next vacation together.  Cruise, Villas, All-Inclusives, Rail & Land Vacations.
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Holiday Season is a Great Time to Plan Next Vacation

Have you wanted to travel somewhere exciting but could never find a travel buddy. So many people are in the same position.  Holidays are a great time to talk about travel and your dream vacations.  You will be surprised about how many people are love to travel but don’t want to do it alone.  When you are at the upcoming festivities talk to your family, friends and associates to see if there are any fits there.  In the meantime take a look at some of our upcoming offerings.  Click to explore.


South Africa is Amazing

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South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded on the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans,[9][10][11] on the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, and on the east and northeast by Mozambique and Swaziland, and surrounding the kingdom of Lesotho.[12] South Africa is the 25th-largest country in the world by land area, and with close to 53 million people, is the world’s 24th-most populous nation. It is the southernmost country on the mainland of the Old World or the Eastern Hemisphere. It is the only country that borders both the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean.[13] About 80 percent of South Africans are of Sub-Saharan African ancestry,[5] divided among a variety of ethnic groups speaking different Bantu languages, nine of which have official status.[11] The remaining population consists of Africa‘s largest communities of European (white), Asian (Indian), and multiracial (coloured) ancestry.  from Wiki 


Cuba Now!

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Unbeatable Value. Unforgettable Experience.

Visit Cuba For A Journey Filled With Possibilities

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at 1-800-381-1580 to secure your spot

When you visit Cuba with Fathom and your ship docks in Havana on Monday, your journey begins in earnest. During your time onshore, you’ll visit historic sites both ancient and modern. You’ll see those famous American cars, taste that famous Cuban rum, and dance, if you’re so inclined, to the legendary rhythms of the island. But the true value of this journey is the opportunity to get to know the Cuban people one on one as you connect, not just to their heritage and culture, but to their everyday lives and personal stories.

Havana

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Cienfuegos

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Santiago de Cuba

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What’s included in your cruise fare to Cuba? Just about everything.

3 1/2 days of shore excursions, including stops in Havana, Santiago de Cuba and Cienfuegos.

Shipboard travel between ports, so you can spend your travel time relaxing by the pool, not sitting on a bus.
Three meals a day, including all lunches onshore.

7 nights in a comfortable cabin aboard the MV Adonia, so you only have to unpack once.

Immerse Yourself. This is the Real Cuba, up close and personal.

Fathom offers a truly historic opportunity for travel to Cuba: a chance to help build new bridges to a rich and vibrant culture that, until now, most U.S. travelers have only seen in photographs.

What’s included in your journey? Just about everything. Meals, daytime excursions and activities, a comfortable cabin with all the amenities of a modern hotel, plus the luxury of having to unpack only once. Our itinerary was designed for ease of travel; between cities you will enjoy immersive and relaxing on-board activities like dancing lessons, an authentic Cuban cocktail class, or simply unwinding by the pool. For your time on the island, we’ve created a thoughtful cultural exchange experience that gives you and your fellow travelers the rare opportunity to learn more about the everyday lives of the Cuban people and their remarkable culture.

A Meeting of People. And Cultures.

Fathom is proud to be the first cruise ship company to be granted U.S. approval for round-trip travel between the U.S. and multiple destinations in Cuba. Your Fathom cruise itinerary to the Cuban port cities of Havana, Cienfuegos, and Santiago de Cuba is authorized under current people-to-people travel guidelines as set forth by the U.S. government.

As a Fathom traveler, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with the artists, musicians, business owners, and families who make up the fabric of Cuban society. As you engage with the Cuban people, you’ll also experience the sights and sounds of their beautiful country: the Spanish and French colonial architecture, classic American cars, traditional Cuban music and dance, the coastal fortresses and tall cathedrals, and the cannons on San Juan Hill,.

Every night, you’ll return to the comforts of the MV Adonia, where are all the details of getting from location to location in Cuba are taken care of. Enjoy the sights, the sounds, tastes and rhythms of everyday life and relax knowing that virtually all the costs, including meals, lodging, and daytime shore excursions, are already planned for you and covered in the price of your Fathom journey.

A Real Adventure. To the Real Cuba.

If you’re serious in your desire to see the real Cuba from the inside, through the eyes of the Cuban people themselves, this is your invitation to join us. With your help, Fathom’s pioneering cultural exchange voyages to Cuba can create new bridges of awareness and understanding between our two countries.

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1) Your onshore adventure begins, appropriately enough, with the flavors of Old Havana. And the flavors, you’ll find, come in every variety. After an authentic Cuban lunch, you’ll dive deep into the city’s 16th-century heritage with a walking tour of Old Havana.

But this is a people-to-people day, too: some travelers may enjoy the opportunity to savor in a coffee in Plaza Vieja where a few questions may lead to a local Cafe owner explaining the role of tourism in Old Havana or showing you how coffee beans are roasted. Visit San Francisco de Assisi Square to discuss the role of religion on the island with patrons of the square’s beautiful cathedral. Stumble upon the famous booksellers’ market in Plaza de Armas to explore literature and antiques with the local merchants and then have your fortune read by one of the many Santeros who have set up shop in Cathedral Square. Afterwards, visit with local artists at Taller Grafico Experimental, where you will learn about one of the world’s oldest printmaking techniques, known as “grabado.”

After a day exploring and navigating the city, enjoy the option of a relaxing evening on the ship or experience the heat of a Havana night at one of the cities tropical Cabarets.

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A DAY IN
CIENFUEGOS

During a walking tour of Cienfuegos, it won’t take you long to see why the city’s historic center, with its remarkable collection of French-influenced Neoclassical buildings, has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. And it won’t take you long to realize why the Cubans call this small but shining port city, with its wide seaside boulevards and sparkling bay, La Perla del Sur: The Pearl of the South. On your morning walk, you’ll visit a pharmacy, a market, and a local ration store, meeting local residents and learning about Cuba’s country-wide ration and dual currency systems.

Your morning exploring Cienfuegos also includes a trip to Teatro Tomas Terry, where a special performance has been planned for Fathom’s travelers. Finished in 1889 to honor Venezuelan industrialist Tomas Terry, the 950-seat auditorium takes its influence from French and Italian architects and is embellished with Carrera marble, hand-carved Cuban hardwoods, and whimsical ceiling frescoes.

Your morning in Cienfuegos will feature a private performance by the world renowned Cantores de Cienfuegos, with an opportunity afterwards to hear directly from the musicians about their lives, their training and their roles as music professors at area schools.

A DAY IN
SANTIAGO DE CUBA

Your final port is Santiago de Cuba, capital of the Spanish colony of Cuba from 1522 until 1589 and still the island’s most important city after Havana. Considered the birthplace of “ron, son, and revolucion”, the watchtowers and cannons used in the Spanish-American war still protect and guard this port city. Your full day in Santiago de Cuba includes lunch in a local Paladar where the chef and staff will answer questions about the rich and colorful history of their city and their cuisine.

After lunch, your tour of Santiago de Cuba continues with panoramic drives that provide views of the city’s most famous attractions like San Juan Hill, Antonio Maceo Revolution Square, and the Plaza de Marte. Dive deep into the city’s colonial past as you tour the UNESCO World Heritage site of Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca, a coastal fortress constructed in 1637 to protect Santiago de Cuba. Inside the fort, explore the country’s most complete and best-preserved examples of Spanish-American military architecture and artifacts alongside local history enthusiasts.

A short distance away from Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca lies the Santiago city center, with opportunities to see and discuss the Casa de la Trova, Parque Cespedes, or the Catedral de la Cuidad with local residents, and steps away is the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, where Cuban National Hero Jose Marti was laid to rest and where you can also witness the changing of the guard that protects his tomb.

Before returning to the ship, you’ll spend a portion of the day visiting a community arts centers dedicated to preserving the identity of Santiago’s people. Some travelers will the learn about the importance of dance in Santiago at the Cutumba and Macumba, while some will be inspired by the voices of the Coro Madrigalista. Other travelers will visit one of the famous music clubs of Santiago where they will be welcomed in to learn more about the sounds unique to the eastern side of the island.

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2) After waking up to a beautiful Caribbean sunrise in the port of Havana, you begin your second day in Cuba with an incredible agenda of activities designed to highlight the city’s premier attractions. After lunch head out on a panoramic tour of the city will take you up the famous Paseo del Prado and past Parque Central, where passionate baseball fans can be overheard debating greats, and the Gran Teatro de La Habana, home of the Cuban National Ballet, newly re-opened after a 2-year renovation. Enjoy views of the El Capitolio, currently under extensive renovations, and the scenic sights of the famed Reina Street where Art Nouveau buildings, colonial houses and Art Deco homes line the corridor.

Stand in the Plaza de la Revolucion under the watchful eyes of colossal iron sculptures of Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos and talk to passionate Cubans about their national hero, Jose Marti, below the monument memorializing his commitment to the people of the island. A short drive from Plaza de la Revolucion, a local guide will share the stories and secrets of the 140-acre Cementerio de Cristobal Colon, whose central avenues, sculptural monuments and elaborate baroque-style mausoleums make this massive cemetery almost a city of its own.

Peruse the halls of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, where you can feel the pride of the Cuban people emanating from the beautiful artwork adorning the walls. Spanning five centuries, the art housed at Bellas Artes is some of the country’s finest and is a testimony to the vital role art plays in Cuban culture. Enjoy a break from the sun inside the museum discussing this comprehensive collection with local art enthusiasts.

The last few decades have seen the birth of a number of transformative community projects in Havana. During this part of the day you will visit local residents committed to neighborhood improvement projects and experience firsthand how vision and passion can change a community. Visit the home of famed Cuban artist Jose Fuster, who has turned his entire neighborhood into a mosaic maze inspired by the styles of Picasso and Gaudi, or the community art project of Muraleando, taking a community workshop on one of Cuba’s many traditional art forms.

Other groups of travelers will have the opportunity to visit the Arte Corte project where a former state barber has transformed his neighborhood into a cultural center dedicated to improving the lives of local residents, or Callejon de Hamel (“Hamel’s Alley”), which is a small backstreet that houses a comprehensive and eclectic collection of traditional and folkloric art.

Once back on the ship in the evening, join some of your new friends for drinks and dinner inspired and created by Caribbean chefs specifically for the Adonia or relax and take advantage of one of the many amenities found on the ship.

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A DAY IN
CIENFUEGOS

During a walking tour of Cienfuegos, it won’t take you long to see why the city’s historic center, with its remarkable collection of French-influenced Neoclassical buildings, has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. And it won’t take you long to realize why the Cubans call this small but shining port city, with its wide seaside boulevards and sparkling bay, La Perla del Sur: The Pearl of the South. On your morning walk, you’ll visit a pharmacy, a market, and a local ration store, meeting local residents and learning about Cuba’s country-wide ration and dual currency systems.

Your morning exploring Cienfuegos also includes a trip to Teatro Tomas Terry, where a special performance has been planned for Fathom’s travelers. Finished in 1889 to honor Venezuelan industrialist Tomas Terry, the 950-seat auditorium takes its influence from French and Italian architects and is embellished with Carrera marble, hand-carved Cuban hardwoods, and whimsical ceiling frescoes.

Your morning in Cienfuegos will feature a private performance by the world renowned Cantores de Cienfuegos, with an opportunity afterwards to hear directly from the musicians about their lives, their training and their roles as music professors at area schools.

A DAY IN
SANTIAGO DE CUBA

Your final port is Santiago de Cuba, capital of the Spanish colony of Cuba from 1522 until 1589 and still the island’s most important city after Havana. Considered the birthplace of “ron, son, and revolucion”, the watchtowers and cannons used in the Spanish-American war still protect and guard this port city. Your full day in Santiago de Cuba includes lunch in a local Paladar where the chef and staff will answer questions about the rich and colorful history of their city and their cuisine.

After lunch, your tour of Santiago de Cuba continues with panoramic drives that provide views of the city’s most famous attractions like San Juan Hill, Antonio Maceo Revolution Square, and the Plaza de Marte. Dive deep into the city’s colonial past as you tour the UNESCO World Heritage site of Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca, a coastal fortress constructed in 1637 to protect Santiago de Cuba. Inside the fort, explore the country’s most complete and best-preserved examples of Spanish-American military architecture and artifacts alongside local history enthusiasts.

A short distance away from Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca lies the Santiago city center, with opportunities to see and discuss the Casa de la Trova, Parque Cespedes, or the Catedral de la Cuidad with local residents, and steps away is the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, where Cuban National Hero Jose Marti was laid to rest and where you can also witness the changing of the guard that protects his tomb.

Before returning to the ship, you’ll spend a portion of the day visiting a community arts centers dedicated to preserving the identity of Santiago’s people. Some travelers will the learn about the importance of dance in Santiago at the Cutumba and Macumba, while some will be inspired by the voices of the Coro Madrigalista. Other travelers will visit one of the famous music clubs of Santiago where they will be welcomed in to learn more about the sounds unique to the eastern side of the island.

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What Invisible Thread Says About Travel

Someone asked me last night at the Opening Night party for Invisible Thread why Zenbiz Travel was so attached to this musical? I told them that the message was in the music. The story talks about a young mans journey to Uganda to volunteer for a few weeks. What he found was that people need help and he decided to leave behind the comforts of home to help teach young people who could not afford to go to school. At Zenbiz Travel we have always encouraged our guests while on vacation to seek out volunteer opportunities. It could be a simple as bringing pencils and notebooks to kids in a school or donating time or money to an orphanage or a shelter. There is always someway to help. People always talk about how selfish the “Millennials” are.  Well Invisible Thread is a roadmap on what two people can do.

The show is amazing. Great production, Story, Acting and Music.  If you don’t see another musical/play go see this play and bring some young people with you.  Just for reading this post I am going to share a special discount code for you courtesy of our friends at Walker Communications Group who does an amazing job of marketing and audience development to our community.  www.2st.com code: WICG

Don’t forget to check out Zenbiz Travel’s upcoming trip to South Africa next October at www.out2afrika.com

When our cast traveled to Uganda, they took a Ugandan dance lesson from the students at the Ashinaga rainbow house. They taught us how to move our hips. We taught them how to whip and nae nae. #InvisibleThread

Posted by Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews on Tuesday, December 1, 2015