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Day 1 - London Heathrow to Buenos Aires: Fly overnight
from London Heathrow to Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Day 2 - Buenos Aires, Argentina: Upon arrival in Buenos
Aires transfer by private car to the port and embark the ms
Zaandam. Overnight in port, Buenos Aires.
Day 3 - Buenos Aires, Argentina: Buenos Aires has
been the gateway to Argentina for centuries; this stylish,
energetic port city is rich in culture and history and well
Day 4 - Montevideo, Uruguay: Friendly and genteel,
Montevideo honours colonial customs: long lunches,
siestas, high tea. Nearby: Colonia del Sacramento, the
oldest city in Uruguay (ca. 1680) and a UNESCO World
Day 5 & 6 - At Sea.
Day 7 - Port Stanley, Falkland Islands: Stanley is the only
town in the sparsely populated Falkland Islands. Visit a local
pub, take a walk across the moorlands and see penguins
of every type.
Sea conditions permitting (otherwise scenic cruising
Day 8 - Strait of Magellan, cruising: Enjoy a day of cruising
through the Strait of Magellan, a natural passage that links
the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
Day 9 - Punta Arenas, Chile & Cockburn Channel, Beagle
Channel & Glacier Alley - Scenic Cruising: From Punta
Arenas you can venture to the high scarps of Torres del
Paine National Park, the penguin colony at Seno Otway,
or the Martian volcanic topography of Pali Aike National
Park. Look out for wildlife and enjoy spectacular scenery as
you cruise through the narrow waterways of the Cockburn
and Beagle channel's as you head towards Ushuaia.
Day 10 - Ushuaia, Argentina: The southernmost town in
the world, where dominating peaks loom on three sides;
the fourth opens to the Beagle Channel, where sea lions
bellow and king crab rules.
SOUTH AMERICA PASSAGE
ms Zaandam • 17 Nights • March 2017-March 2018 • Prices from £1679pp
✥ Return scheduled flights from London
✥ All transfers by private car
✥ 23Kg luggage allowance per person
✥ 14- nights' full-board cruise onboard the
5-star ms Zaandam
✥ 1 night's four-star hotel accommodation,
Punta Arenas, Chile
This luxury fourteen-night cruise begins in Buenos Aires, the birthplace of poets, composers and a dance called Tango;
a city with European flair and a Latin heartbeat. Then cruise to the ends of the earth through the Cockburn and Beagle
Channel's as you make your way to Ushuaia, the southernmost town in the world. Prepare to have your breath taken
away by the mesmerising beauty of the Chilean Fjords and marvel at unusual rock formations and imposing granite cliffs
as you enjoy scenic cruising around Cape Horn. At the end of your cruise you will spend a night in Santiago Chile, a lush,
irresistible tangle of serpentine streets, steep hills and the famous ascensores.
Caminito Street, Buenos Aires
Day 11 - Scenic cruising Cape Horn: Magellan's fleet first
circled this massive, treacherous rock at continent's end,
and until the Panama Canal was constructed, this was the
main shipping route from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
Day 12 - Canal Sarmiento, scenic cruising: Be among the
lucky few to spend a glorious day scenic cruising through
Tierra del Fuego and the snow-capped peaks and ethereal
blue glaciers of Canal Sarmiento. Cutting through Chile's
Torres del Paine National Park, this majestic waterway is
surrounded by other-worldly beauty.
Day 13 - Chilean Fjords, scenic cruising: Fjords more
spectacular than those in Norway or Alaska? See them
here along the southern coastline of Chile . . . a 1,000-mile
maze of virgin-forested islands, glistening glaciers and
more fjords than in all of Scandinavia.
Day 14 - Puerto Montt, Chile: Gateway to the scenic Lake
District, a series of fragrant eucalyptus and pine forests,
icy lakes, Bavarian hamlets and luminous snow-capped
Day 15 - At Sea.
Day 16 - Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile: After breakfast
onboard disembark and transfer by private car to a 4-star
centrally located hotel in Santiago. Afternoon and evening
at leisure to explore Santiago.
Day 17 - Santiago, Chile: Check out from your hotel and
transfer to Santiago airport for your overnight flight back to
Date Interior Oceanview Veranda Suite
05 Mar 17* SOLD OUT £2549 SOLD OUT
15 Nov 17* £1699 £1879 £2599
30 Nov 17 £1679 £1799 £2499
02 Mar 18 £1879 £1999 £2799
*Itinerary operates in reverse with 1 night's pre-cruise hotel stay