Terms and Conditions

Cuba: For Your Information

In accordance with OFAC regulations, all itineraries created and executed by Destination by Danielle LLC dba Absolutely Cuba ("Absolutely Cuba") provide a a full-time schedule of experiences focused on meaningful engagement with the Cuban people.

All U.S. Citizens must travel under one of 12 authorized categories. Your trip falls under the category “Support of the Cuban People”.  Absolutely Cuba contracts EXCLUSIVELY and DIRECTLY with Cuban suppliers living and working in Cuba. 100% of the time. Without exception.

PLEASE NOTE: By law, you are required to keep your itinerary on file for five (5) years.

Not all parts of Cuba will afford you the familiar standards of Western culture, i.e., air conditioning, wifi or cultural norms. Especially in Cuba, a country like no other, this is part of the experience.  

There will be parts of your trip where you will be “unplugged” and without access to technology.

This is not a “lay on the beach” trip, but you will have the opportunity for leisure, allowing you to immerse yourself in the culture of Cuba, as it comes to you.

Itinerary subject to change. 

Destination by Danielle LLC Terms/Travel

Destination by Danielle LLC Terms of Travel Agreement:

  • All travel agreements is between you and Destination by Danielle LLC dba Absolutely Cuba {"Absolutely Cuba").
  • All packages are  land-only.  Cost varies by payment plan. Price is based on double occupancy. The cost of the single supplement is generally listed therein.

Traveler Responsibilities:

  • It is the SOLE responsibility of the traveler to make sure that he/she possesses a valid passport. Absolutely Cuba recommends that your passport be valid for a minimum of 6 months FOLLOWING your scheduled date of RETURN. 
  • All travelers booking international excursions must have the requisite travel documents. It is the SOLE responsibility of the traveler to ensure that he/she possesses documents that are up to date and valid at the time of travel. Absolutely Cuba bears no responsibility for a traveler’s inability to participate in a trip due to his/her failure secure the proper, valid documents needed to travel. 
  • Travelers who are not United States citizens: Please consult the consulate of your birth country regarding any authorizations needed to travel. Absolutely Cuba cannot be held responsible if you are unable to travel due to a failure/inability to secure the necessary permissions and/or visas. Inability to obtain authorization to travel will not be grounds for refund of payments made. 
  • Absolutely Cuba STRONGLY recommends that each traveler purchase travel insurance, WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF PAYMENT OF THE DEPOSIT, which covers, at a minimum, medical expenses, emergency evacuation and repatriation of the traveler, each with a coverage amount of at least $50,000.   

Group Considerations:

  • These are group trips. As such, all travelers must conform to the same itinerary. Anyone wishing to modify said itinerary may do so at his/her own expense. This is including, but is not limited to upgrades, pre- and post-stays and fewer days at the selected destination. 
  • It is the responsibility of each traveler to be at the specified location 15 minutes prior to the departure time for any activity. Anyone not present at the time of departure for any excursion will be left behind. Should you wish to join us, you will be responsible for the cost of getting to the meeting point and for catching up to the group. 

Photo Release: 

  • You grant Absolutely Cuba, its representatives and employees the right to take photographs and video of you and your property in connection with the above-identified itinerary {Absolutely Cuba: The Culinary Experience}. You authorize Absolutely Cuba, its assignees and transferees to copyright, use and publish the same in print and/or electronically. 
  • You agree that Absolutely Cuba may use such photographs and/or video of you with or without your name and for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and Web content. 
  • You hereby release and hold harmless Absolutely Cuba from any reasonable expectation of privacy or confidentiality associated with the images specified above. 
  • You further acknowledge that your participation is voluntary and that you will not receive financial compensation of any type associated with the taking or publication of these photographs or participation in Absolutely Cuba's marketing materials or other company publications. You acknowledge and agree that publication of said photos confers no rights of ownership or royalties whatsoever. 
  • You hereby release Absolutely Cuba, its contractors, its employees, and any third parties involved in the creation or publication of marketing materials, from liability for any claims by me or any third party in connection with my participation. 

The Serious Stuff:

Any legal disputes arising from a trip/excursion planned by Destination by Danielle LLC shall be resolved by binding arbitration in the county of New York in the city of New York and at the expense of the traveler. 

Miscellaneous Notes:

  • At the traveler’s request, pre- and post-stays can be arranged, at an additional cost.
  • If you are traveling without a pre-selected roommate, your Absolutely Cuba concierge will assign one at his/her discretion. Requests for a specific roommate can be made, with the consent of the other party, via email to hola@absolutelycuba.com.
  • Upon receipt of FULL PAYMENT, you, the traveler, will receive final confirmation of accommodation and excursion information.
  • Failure to make three payments in a timely manner may result in forfeiture of all prior payments and the loss of your space on this trip. 
  • Absolutely Cuba will not be held responsible for the injury, sickness or death of any traveler. 
  • If a tour destination/accommodations become unavailable for reasons beyond the control of Absolutely Cuba, we reserve the right to substitute comparable facilities or services, as available.
  • Absolutely Cuba will not be held liable for any costs, losses, injury, damages or other liabilities associated with any act of terrorism, war, strikes, accident, weather, act of the government of any country or any act of God. 
  • Absolutely Cuba is not responsible for the loss or damage of any equipment, baggage or personal effects of any individual participating in its excursions.
  • Payment of your deposit shall act as your consent to the terms and conditions presented herein.  By making this payment, you acknowledge that you have read, understand and agree to the contents of the selected itinerary.   
  • By making your deposit, you further acknowledge that you have received, read and understand the Absolutely Cuba Terms of Travel and Payment and consent to the terms therein.         
  • You, the traveler, accept these terms and conditions and the noted cancellation policies.