5* South America Fjords & Glaciers

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Set sail for adventure with this spectacular 13-night cruise to South America, to see Chile, Argentina and the Falkland Islands, from the comfort of the 5 Star Island Princess.

Departing from Santiago in Chile you cruise south to Puerto Montt, gateway to Chile’s Lake District and the Andes mountains. You will spend a day cruising the Amalia Glacier on your way to your next stop, Punta Arenas in the heart of the Chilean fjord land. Next is Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, before you cruise around Cape Horn and continue south to the remote Falkland Islands before heading back to the mainland to call at Puerto Madryn in Argentina. Your cruise comes to an end following an overnight stay at Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina.

Inclusions

  • Flight from Dublin to Santiago, Chile
  • Return transfers from airport to port
  • 13 nights onboard the 5* Island Princess based on 2 sharing
  • Superb dining on a full board basis while on board
  • Entertainment onboard
  • Return transfer from port to airport
  • Flight from Buenos Aires to Dublin
  • Taxes, charges and 20kg check-in bag per person

Itinerary

Day 1-2 Santiago (San Antonio), Chile

Following your overnight flight from Dublin, you will be transferred to the port where your ship will be waiting.

Nestled between rolling hills topped with colorful houses and meandering coastal dunes, the bustling city of San Antonio enjoys its reputation as the gateway to Chile’s central valley and the capital of Santiago. With a population of over five million people, Santiago sprawls at the feet of the snow-capped Andes. Inland lies the sun-kissed wine regions of Casablanca and Maipo Maipo Valley, Chile’s internationally renowned wine district.

Day 3 At Sea

Cruising.

Day 4 Puerto Montt, Chile

Puerto Montt is your gateway to Chile’s magnificent Lake District. Here, snow-capped volcanoes gaze down on alpine valleys nestled among low hills. Glaciers carved out this terrain, leaving the jewel-like lakes in their wake. The Lake District was a magnet for German immigrants, and their legacy can be seen today in the manicured rose gardens of Puerto Varas, in Chile’s “German Villages” like Frutillar and in Puerto Montt’s gabled homes with elaborate balconies. Despite a population of more than 130,000, Puerto Montt retains the feel of a small town. For a simple introduction to the city, walk along its waterfront road lined with tempting artisan’s stalls and small cafés. Note: Puerto Montt is an anchorage port. Transportation from the ship to shore will be via the ship’s tender service.

Day 5 At Sea

Cruising.

Day 6 Amalia Glacier, Chile (Scenic Cruising)

The Southern Patagonian Ice Field covered the entirety of southern Chile just 10,000 years ago. Today, this region gives way to the awe-inspiring channels and islands that comprise the fjords of southern Chile’s Pacific Coast, which extend as far south as Tierra del Fuego and the Strait of Magellan. While cruising through the sparkling waters of Chile’s legendary inlets, you’ll be graced by the presence of snowcapped mountain peaks, majestic forests and spectacular blue-tinged glaciers that will take your breath away. The unspoiled scenery is filled with dramatic rock formations and abundant wildlife known for making their homes here, including sea lions, Peale’s dolphins and a variety of seabirds that soar amid the splendor.

Day 7 Punta Arenas, Chile

Punta Arenas is a city near the tip of Chile’s southernmost Patagonia region. Located on the Strait of Magellan, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, it’s often used as base for excursions to the surrounding wilderness and Antarctica. The Plaza Muñoz Gamero has a memorial to explorer Ferdinand Magellan, and the Museo Nao Victoria features a replica of one of his galleons.

Day 8 Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego), Argentina

Ushuaia is a resort town in Argentina. It’s located on the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, the southernmost tip of South America, nicknamed the “End of the World.” The windswept town, perched on a steep hill, is surrounded by the Martial Mountains and the Beagle Channel. It’s the gateway to Antarctica cruises and tours to nearby Isla Yécapasela, known as “Penguin Island” for its penguin colonies.

Day 9 Cape Horn

Cape Horn is a rocky headland on Hornos Island, in southern Chile’s Tierra del Fuego archipelago. It’s surrounded by wild seas off the southern tip of South America where the Pacific and Atlantic oceans meet. The albatross-shaped Cape Horn Monument commemorates the lives of thousands of seafarers who perished attempting to sail around the cape. A secluded lighthouse and the tiny Stella-Maris Chapel are nearby.

Day 10 Falkland Islands

Stanley is the capital of the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), a remote South Atlantic archipelago. The Historic Dockyard Museum has galleries devoted to maritime exploration, natural history, the 1982 Falklands War and Antarctic heritage. By the waterfront, a whalebone arch stands near the entrance of Christ Church Cathedral, which was built in the late 1800s. Magellanic penguins gather at nearby Gypsy Cove.

Day 11 At Sea

Cruising.

Accommodation

Island Princess

Island Princess is your own private retreat on the sea. Whether you crave relaxation or exhilaration, you’ll find the soothing Lotus Spa®, live entertainment, gourmet cuisine, casino gaming and more. And for a special treat, try the Bayou Café and Steakhouse, which features New Orleans-inspired Cajun and Creole cuisine.

Extra Information

Booking Remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non-refundable non-transferable deposit of 15% required at time of booking
  • Balance due 16 weeks from departure
  • Optional Insurance available (call for details)
  • Child and family prices available on request
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.

  Cost per person: €3,459pp
  Number of nights: 13

02 Feb 2020 Inside €3459
02 Feb 2020 Balcony €3799

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