General Information: 

~For complete information on each cruise, go to:  https://www.fathom.org/experience-your-journey/
~As with all BBC trips, these cruises have been fully checked out in advance to verify the facts, quality of services, etc.  Joan      and Don Deakin, (Founders of the BBC), took the trips to Cuba in August and to the Dominican Republic for Thanksgiving Week in 2016.
~The cruises are provided by Fathom Cruise Lines, (a Subsidiary of Carnival & Princess).
~The ship is the Luxurious 704-passenger “MV Adonia”
~The Adonia is the ONLY cruise ship approved to sail between the USA and Cuba by both governments!  (Its first cruise to Cuba was in May, 2016.)

* Important Special Notes:

~All rates listed below are subject to cabin availability.
~Bookings have already started and are being taken on a “1st Come, 1st Served” basis. (No lottery.)
~Prices are per person, based on double occupancy.
~Single rate is 150% of per person rate.
~Taxes, Fees, & Port Expenses are additional:  DR-$122 pp; Cuba-$220 pp including $75 Visa
~On-Board Cruise Gratuities for Cabin Steward, Wait Staff, etc. are $80.50 per person.
~If going to Cuba, Fathom will provide your Cuban Visa when you check in at the Port of Miami.
~Optional Trip Insurance is highly recommended.  (Based on price of trip & age of traveler)
~These trips will be open to BBC Members, Families, Friends & Wait List

How to Make a Reservation:

~Because departure dates are so close, FULL Payment must be paid with your reservation.
~Call Julie Burns, at Yankee Trails local office: (352) 633-4643x226 or (800) 822-2400x226.

Why Book with Yankee Trails World Travel?

~Because they provide FREE luxury Charter Coaches!
~Because they will Match the Lowest Prices you can find!
~Because they can provide Trip Insurance when some cruise lines don’t.

Option 1 –Dominican Republic:     Interior $299*    OceanView $449*    Balcony $599*

Joan and I discovered that this is a cruise like no other cruise we have ever been on.  Remember the ”Peace Corps”?  This trip is a mini-version.  Each traveler has an opportunity to take FREE shore excursions into local villages by charter bus to make a difference in the lives of residents in the Dominican Republic by participating in one to three “Impact Activities”; or you can just watch. (See Fathom’s website)

You can also spend your days in Amber Cove shopping at the many boutiques or at the Aqua Center (FREE pools, water slides, sun decks with lounge chairs, shaded hammocks, etc.; or rent a kayak, paddle boat, private cottages on the hillside & on the water; ride a ZipLine; or hang out at the bar & grille).  For a nominal fee, you can take a shore excursion to one of the local beaches or into the town of Puerto Plata.


~March 26th  thru  April 2nd, 2017
~8 Days, 7 Nights
~4 Port Days (in Amber Cove at Puerto Plata, DR)
~FREE!  3 Guided Shore Excursions with Fathom’s “Impact Activities” programs
~FREE!  Round-Trip via Yankee Trails Charter Coach (between The Villages & Miami)


Itinerary for the Dominican Republic:
Sun.   Day 1 - Miami, Florida (Depart at 4:00 pm)
Mon.   Day 2 - Sea day
Tue.    Day 3 - Amber Cove in Puerto Plata, DR
Wed.   Day 4 - Amber Cove in Puerto Plata, DR

Thu.    Day 5 - Amber Cove in Puerto Plata, DR
Fri.      Day 6 - Amber Cove in Puerto Plata, DR
Sat.     Day 7 - Sea day

Sun.    Day 8 - Miami, Florida (Arrive at 7:30 am)    






Option 3 – BOTH:  Dominican Republic  &  Cuba 

Interior $1,598*    OceanView $3,418*    Balcony $4,048*      

~March 26th  thru  April 9th, 2017
~15 Days, 14 Nights
~7 ½  Port Days
~FREE!  7 Guided Shore Excursions (3 on luxury charter coaches; 1 walking leisurely)
~FREE!  3 relaxing Lunches with FREE drinks and live entertainment at local Cuban restaurants
~FREE!  Round-Trip via Yankee Trails Charter Coach (between The Villages & Miami)

Itinerary for both the Dominican Repubic & Cuba combined:
Days 1-8 – (See the itinerary for the Dominican Republic)
Days 8-15 – (See the itinerary for Cuba)


To learn more, don’t miss the completeCruise Trip Presentationfollowing the BBC’s regular quarterly meeting on Monday, January 2nd, at 7:00 pm, at the SeaBreeze Recreation Center!

Tips will be provided on how to save money.  A Question & Answer period will be provided for as long as time permits.

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The Barefoot Beachcombers (BBC) has made SPECIAL arrangements to offer THREE OPTIONS for cruises to: Dominican Republic!  Cuba!  or  BOTH!

Amber Cove Aqua Center, DR

The Adonia at Amber Cove, DR

Itinerary for Cuba:

Note:  Travel to all 3 ports is intended.  Breakdown of days on shore and at sea are subject to change.
Sun.    Day 1 - Miami, Florida (Depart at 4:00 pm)
Mon.    Day 2 - Sea Day
Tue.     Day 3 - Santiago, (1st Capitol of Cuba)
Wed.    Day 4 - Cienfuegos, (Pearl of Cuba)
Thu.     Day 5 - Sea Day
Fri.       Day 6 - Havana, (Capitol of Cuba) – The ship will anchor overnight so you can enjoy the flavor of night life in Cuba
Sat.      Day 7 - Havana, Cuba
Sun.     Day 8 - Miami, Florida (Arrive 7:30am)

Option 2 – Cuba:                Interior $1,299*    OceanView $2,969*    Balcony $3,449*


Joan and I were anxious to visit Cuba before it gets spoiled by modern development.  So far, very little has changed in Cuba since Fidel Castro took control in the 1950’s.  Like opening a “Time Capsule”, a visit to Cuba is like taking a trip 60 years back in time.  The old buildings and old cars from the 50’s are still there.  Through “Cultural Exchanges” we learned the people are very warm, friendly and happy to see us.       

~April 2nd  thru  April 9th, 2017
~8 Days, 7 Nights
~3 ½  Port Days (Santiago, Cienfuegos, & Havanna)
~FREE!  4 Guided Tour Shore Excursions
~FREE!  3 relaxing Lunches with FREE drinks and live entertainment at local Cuban restaurants
~FREE!  Round-Trip via Yankee Trails Charter Coach (between The Villages & Miami)

Barefoot Beachcombers 4th Annual Cruise!

  Cuba!  Dominican Republic! 

             or .........BOTH!

Town Square in Cuba