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 Penguins of Antarctica & South America
A Cruise of Nature at its Breathtaking Best
Sun. January 15 - Sun. Jan. 29,2023

With Optional one night pre cruise in Buenos Aires Sat. Jan 14- Sun. Jan. 15, 2023
(with tango dinner show and city tour)

 Optional 2 night post cruise visit to
Iguazu Falls Argentina – The Widest Falls in the World with over 200 separate catarats of falls to admire
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ELEPHANT ISLAND IN THE ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

On this special cruise we will enjoy two days in the Antarctic Peninsula to admire the amazing penguins waddling on the breathtaking icy landscapes, including the largest colony of nesting penguins in Antarctica, plus Antarctic Elephant Seals and much more. 

But our visit to Antarctica is just the Tip of the Iceberg.

We will also mingle among the real “March of the Penguins” to see the King Penguins, (one of the largest species of penguins), plus elephant seals and sea lions in the Falkland Islands.

We will visit Puerto Madryn, Argentina, home to the World’s Largest colony of MagellAnic Penguins and visit Puerto Arenas, Chile, known for its huge natural penguin colony on Magdalena island where penguins as far as the eye can see frolic everywhere across a huge sandy plain.

We will also visit Ushuaia Argentina, to visit the southernmost national park in the world and our final port day will be enjoying the posh and chic beach scene of Punte Del Este UGUGUAY, before returning to Buenos Aires.

Our optional one night pre cruise package includes a night in the land of Eve Peron, with a dinner show featuring the legendary Tango dancing and a half day city tour the next morning, featuring the balcony where she gave her dying speech to her adoring faithful followers and a visit to the most elaborate cemetery in the world including the tombstone of Eva Peron.

Our Optional 2 night post cruise package will feature a short flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazu, two nights hotel and a full day tour of the widest falls in the world, with a boat ride to the edge of the falls.

 

                                                                                                                                                            

Escape the winter blues by heading south – South America… AND THEN FURTHER SOUTH… TO  ANTARCTICA
Join us for a cruise of scenic treasures where we will visit four ports offering excursions to see penguins and other wildlife in their natural habitats in Mainland Argentina, Chile, as well as the pristine Falkland Islands and a highlight for many, the stunning landscapes and wildlife of Antarctica!

The North American Winter is the South American Summer making for ideal conditions for our South America cruising.

Our cruise will have many highlights.  In each port we will have one optional group shore excursion, as well as several other optional shore excursions offered by the cruise line.  Highlights of our cruise ports include:

Punta Arenas, Chile – Gateway to Patagonia and Antarctica,  Join us for an optional shore excursion to see the huge penguin colony on the sands of Magdalena island, where you will witness thousands of penguins as far as the eye can see, on an incredible landscape that can best be described as looking like a desert filled with penguins  You can see it with your own eyes up close, as you walk along and up close to these incredible birds – And because penguins cannot fly away (penguins cannot fly at all), you will get incredible pictures of them doing their own thing, waddling amongst each other on this most unique landscape).


Penguins along the sands of Magdalena Island Chile, as taken on our last trip visiting this incredible natural penguin habitat

Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego), Uruguay, the southernmost city in the world. Join us for an optional shore excursion through the southernmost national park in the world


Cruise to South America & Antarctica with Norwegian
Sea Lions of Ushuaia Argentina

The Falkland Islands (Stanley)  - .A tiny British outpost where the absence of traffic lights, abundance of pubs and tremendous wildlife colonies of penguins, seals and sea lions, makes this a truly unique and special place

Join us for an optional excursion to see the King Penguins, the 2nd largest species of all penguins, at a unique and isolated spot on the island called Volunteer Point.


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Puerto Madryn - If you want to see wildlife, you will love our shore excursion to the Punta Tombo Nature Reserve, where you will see a penguin colony that is wonderful beyond words, as the penguins literally walk amongst the tourists at the nature preserve!

Punta Tombo Nature Reserve is home to one of the world’s largest colonies of MagellAnic penguins .   At Punta Tombo between September and April, hundreds of thousands of penguins call this place home and it is a truly amazing site to witness both the adult penguins and the babies being nurtured. Join us for an optional group excursion to see them in this natural habitat.


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Punta Tombo Penguin RESERVE, ARGENTINA – JOIN US FOR AN OPTIONAL SHORE EXCURSION TO VISIT THIS INCREDIBLE NATURAL PENGUIN HABITAT

Punta Del Este – Our final port is a haven for sun worshippers, as it features gorgeous beaches and chic shopping, a perfect way to end our cruise.
The Saint-Tropez of Latin America is a favorite summer playground of southernmost South America. Sail the calmer waters or lounge on the beach along a 20-mile shoreline. And witness the big waves breaking at la Brava.


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 In each port we will have optional group shore excursions taking us to see the highlights of that region including the wildlife, scenery and more. You may also choose from many varying shore excursions offered by the cruise line if you wish.

Plus Two Days visiting two spectacular spots in the Antarctic Peninsula

Elephant Island/Cape Lookout antarctica


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Penguins waddling on Elephant Island Antarctica

Situated off the coast of Antarctica, Elephant Island is named after the elephant seals that populate it and due to the island being shaped like an elephant head. Rugged mountains, glistening sheets of ice and unique wildlife add to the mystique of this remote destination. Despite its seemingly unforgiving, yet hauntingly beautiful landscape, legions of tuxedoed-looking penguins waddle across the rocky terrain while giant elephant seals lounge on its shores.

 

Deception Island, Antarctica

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Deception Island is a mountainous, horseshoe-shaped island located off the coast of Antarctica in the South Shetland Islands. This wildlife sanctuary serving as a habitat to eight nesting seabirds, an active volcano, and the largest group of penguins in the Antarctic Peninsula (and possibly the world!)

You can get a memorable glimpse of chinstrap penguins waddling about, slipping in and out of the frigid waters.  You’ll also see a picturesque shot at of Deception Island’s active volcano. It geothermally heats the island’s black-sand beach and warms the nearby water, providing a unique landscape in an otherwise frozen world.

Lastly, we will end our cruise in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with the option to extend to see Iguazu Falls, the largest/widest falls in the world on our optional 2 night Iguazu Falls extension.

Trip Itinerary:


OPTIONAL ONE NIGHT PRE CRUISE PACKAGE
IN BUENOS AIRES ARGENTINA

Saturday January 14, 2023 -   If booking our optional one night pre cruise Buenos Aires package, arrive on your own flight arrangement into BUENOS AIRES today.  Transfer by taxi or shuttle which can be purchased in advance to our well located four star hotel for our pre cruise hotel stay.

Sunday January 15th, 2023 – We will be picked up at our hotel and taken on a half day city tour of Buenos Aires, highlighted by seeing the government building and balcony where Eva Peron gave her impassioned speech announcing to her faithful followers that she was dying.  Of course, this scene has been immortalized by both Broadway and film adaptations of her life story.

We will also visit the most elaborate cemetery in the world, where the walkways feel like a beautiful tree lined manicured park and the tombstones look like they are fit for a king (or a queen).  No Eva Peron, was not officially a queen, but her country adored her like one and buried her like one.
After our city tour we will be transferred to the cruise ship

14 Days. 7 Ports,

3 countries, 

2 continents.

1 SPECTACULAR Vacation.

Your unforgettable cruise adventure around the southern tip of South America and Antarctica begins the moment you depart Buenos Aires.  Marvel at breathtaking waterfalls and other scenic natural wonders as you cruise the Patagonic Channels, Chilean Fjords and Strait of Magellan. Mingle among the real “March of the Penguins, on sand and sea” in the Falkland Islands, Puerto Madryn & Puerto Arenas - plus two incredible days in Antarctica to witness the penguin colonies on the frozen landscapes.  With our ship’s visits to see the wildlife and breathtaking beauty of Ushuaia and the final stop for fun in the sun on the beaches of Punta Del Este, this will be the most complete and exciting adventure vacation.

Our ship is Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Star.  Recently refurbished as part of The Norwegian Edge program, Norwegian Star features 15 delicious dining options, 10 bars and lounges, a sprawling spa, an always-exciting casino, 6 hot tubs on the sun deck, one indoor hot tub, plus both indoor and outdoor pools. There is also a jogging track, fitness center and many shopping opportunities.

The Star has many bars.  Some of the most popular are the Champagne Bar, The Irish Pub, The Mojito Bar, the Sky High Bar, The Whisky Bar, The Bier Garden, and outdoors offering panoramic sea views and of course, the Spice H20 Adults Only Bar/Pool/Jacuzzi complex.

With so many bars and lounges to discover, finding your favorite may take a few days. Pop some bubbly and toast to the good life inside Gatsby’s Champagne Bar. Or work on perfecting your tan as you relax poolside at Topsiders Bar. Whether you’re looking to meet up with friends or make new ones, there’s always an opportunity to mix it up.

Spice H20 - Adults Only Pool, jacuzzi, sun lounging and dance under the stars complex –

For the first time, Norwegian Star will offer an adults-only enclave -  Spice H2O. This well-appointed venue features an adults only pool, adults only hot tubs, adults only sun bathing, full bar, and uninterrupted ocean views. During the day, it makes an ideal spot for adults only sunbathing, swimming and relaxing, and then at night, it transforms into an open-air outdoor lounge with live entertainment, DJs, and energizing themed nights under the stars

The ship holds 2300 passengers plus 1000 crew.

  • Cruise itinerary:  Sunday January 15th – Sunday January 29th, 2023

 

Day

Cruise Ports

Arrive

Depart

Sun.

 Buenos Aires Argentina (EMBARK)

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7:00 pm

Santiago (San Antonio), Chile

Monday January 16th, 2023

At Sea – Relax and enjoy the numerous pools, Jacuzzis, sun loungers and more.

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Tue

January 17th, 2023 Puerto Madryn Argentina

8:00 am

5:00 pm

 

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

If you want to see wildlife, join us as we go to the Punta Tombo Nature Reserve. Discover Punta Tombo, home to the world’s largest nesting colony of Magellanic penguins and a place that attracts wildlife researchers and conservationists from around the world.

Join us for an optional group excursion to the Punta Tombo Penguin Rockery. This is the largest penguin nesting ground in the world outside of the vast untamed Antarctica (and unlike Antarctica where the penguins are very spread out, this is one of only two places in the world– the other being Magdalena island, which we will visit later in this cruise  – where you can get up close and see thousands of the penguins in their natural habitat)

Here, at punto tombo, from September through April this enormous rookery and natural breeding area hosts hundreds of thousands of Magellanic penguins. With two nurturing parents foraging at sea and taking turns with their care,

January. IS WHEN THE BABY PENGUINS START TO THRIVE AND YOU CAN SEE THEM BOTH IN THE NURTURING FROM THE ADULT PENGUINS AND MANY OF THE BABY PENGUINS STARTING TO FORAGE ON THEIR OWN

Magellanic penguins mate with the same partner year after year and live approximately 25 years. Males reclaim the burrow from the previous year and wait to reconnect with their mates. You’ll enjoy walking among the thousands of nests and marvel at this wonder of nature and these unforgettable birds

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Penguins frolic along the sands and waters of Punta Tombo Nature Reserve.  Join us for an optional shore excursion to visit this one of a kind penguin natural habitat.

 

Wed.  

 Jan. 18th, 2023 - At Sea

 

 

 

Relax and enjoy the numerous pools, Jacuzzis, sun loungers shipboard activities and more

 

 

 

 

Thursday Jan. 19th, 2023 Punta Arenas, Chile                              *8am  to 4pm
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Punta Arenas, Chile

From the original name "Sandy Point," this southernmost capital city in Chile had its humble beginnings as sparse penal colony near the Straits of Magellan. Today, Punta Arenas is regarded as a geopolitical point of interest given its strategic location as a gateway to the Antarctic Peninsula.

If you wish, join us for an optional shore excursion to the Penguin colony of Magdalena island to observe the Magellan penguins in their natural habitat. A large colony of penguins nest and breed here, each year between October and March. They bury their eggs in sandy burrows and under shrubs.  At this time of year most of the chicks will have hatched. They’re naturally curious and amazing to watch the waddle across the desolate sandy moon like landscape.  You will see hundreds of penguins as far as the eye can see.

 

Friday Jan. 20th, 2023     Ushuaia, Argentina

10 am

5 pm

Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia, Argentina

Visit beautiful lands framed by the sea, forests, lakes and mountains. See Andean Condors and the rugged beauty of Tierra del Fuego National Park. Ushuaia is one of two main cities on the island territory of Tierra del Fuego.  Join us for an optional excursion to visit the southernmost national park in the world

 

Saturday Jan. 21st, 2023     Day At Sea

Relax and enjoy the numerous pools, Jacuzzis, sun loungers shipboard activities and more

 

Sunday Jan. 22nd, 2023         Deception Island, Antarctica

 

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Deception Island is a mountainous, horseshoe-shaped island located off the coast of Antarctica in the South Shetland Islands. This wildlife sanctuary serves as a habitat to eight nesting seabirds, an active volcano, and the largest colony of penguins in the Antarctic Peninsula (and possibly the world!)

You can get a memorable view of chinstrap penguins waddling about, slipping in and out of the frigid waters.  You’ll also see a picturesque shot of Deception Island’s active volcano. It geothermally heats the island’s black-sand beach and warms the nearby water, providing a unique landscape in an otherwise frozen world. (You may even see a lone thrill seeker, trying to balance a kayak without falling into the frigid waters along Deception island… Aah but you get to see it all in comfort and style.

 

Monday January 23rd, 2023 Elephant Island Antarctica Arrive 9am   Depart   3pm

Elephant Island/Cape Lookout Antarctica            9am to 3pm

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Penguins waddling on Elephant Island Antarctica

 

Situated off the coast of Antarctica, Elephant Island is named after the elephant seals that populate it and due to the island being shaped like an elephant head. Rugged mountains, glistening sheets of ice and unique wildlife add to the mystique of this remote destination. Despite its seemingly unforgiving, yet hauntingly beautiful landscape, legions of tuxedoed-looking penguins waddle across the rocky terrain while giant elephant seals lounge on its shores.  Explorer Ernest Shackleton (the first man to reach Antarctica) visited elephant Island during his 1916 discovery expedition.

Elephant Island has two historical sites to see.
The first is the Endurance Site, commemorating Shackleton’s journey (His boat was named the Endurance). The other is the wreckage of a large wooden boat in Hampson Cove (in the southwestern part of the island).   Because of this wreck, the site was designated a historical monument and is now a feature of the island.


Chinstrap penguins on Elephant Island, South Georgia
Penguins play alongside the Shackleton Endurance commemoration site, with a cruise ship anchored in the harbor for excursions to explore this incredible island, its dramatic scenery and its natural wildlife.


Multiple varieties of penguin species migrate to or live on Elephant Island, including the chinstrap penguin and the Gentoo penguin. Gentoo penguins are recognizable by their waddling tails, while chinstrap penguins can be identified by the black strip under their heads, which almost looks like the strap of a helmet. 

Elephants seals are everywhere on Elephant Island.

The adorable elephant seals that give the island its name are one of a kind. Their large hanging noses resemble elephants’ trunks, and they’re known for making loud, roaring noises, particularly during mating season. Don’t let their cuteness fool you — when giant elephant seal males fight for mates, things can get ugly and you may witness this natural fighting between male elephant seals, so have your camera and video devices ready.

Admire the Local Seal Population

You won’t find the seals on Elephant Island living in practically any other place on Earth. They’re known for their trunk-style noses that resemble—you guessed it—an elephant’s trunk. These creatures are massive; adult male elephant seals can weigh upwards of 8,000 pounds fully grown. Keep a look out for fur seals and their tiny pups, which are the smallest species of seal. Dwarfed by the elephant seals, fur seals rely on their furry coats to stay warm.
The wildlife can easily be seen from the deck of the cruise ship as it traverses and pulls into ideal viewing coves along the island.
Or for the more adventuresome, sign up for a shore excursion from the cruise line to enjoy a guided hike or for the real adventuresome, even a kayak excursion in the frigid waters.

 

14-DAY CRUISE ON NORWEGIAN STAR

Tuesday, Jan. 24th, 2023     Day At Sea

Relax and enjoy the numerous pools, Jacuzzis, sun loungers shipboard activities and more

 

Wed. Jan. 25th, 2023    Stanley, Falkland Islands              7am                   5pm

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A COLONY OF KING PENGUINS IN THE FALKLAND ISLANDS

 

Arrive to the capital of the Falkland Islands, also known as Port Stanley and you’ll find a coastal town worthy of a jigsaw puzzle. This quaint city is home to a small population (so few are the residents that the town’s only “jail” can only hold thirteen people.) But it’s a place big on things to see and do. Whether you visit the Anglican Christ Church Cathedral, the southernmost cathedral in the world,

or visit the only colony of king penguins which humans can visit on earth. Join us for an optional SHORE excursion to see the King Penguins, the 2nd largest species of penguins

 

The Falklands population of King Penguins (1,500 breeding pairs) is almost entirely concentrated at one site at Volunteer Point, which is where our optional group shore excursion today will visit.

 The biggest of the Falkland Islands penguins, King penguins are also the most striking to look at! Their crowded colony is a hive of activity, as grown King penguins make their way through the throngs of fluffy brown chicks.

 King penguins can grow up to a metre tall (3 feet) and as they stand proudly with their bills held high, they often appear larger. Their black heads are highlighted with a bright orange ‘cuff’ that extends from their collar up around the back of the head in a circular shape.

The orange theme is continued in the lower half of their bills and at the top of their chest where the orange becomes yellow as fans out like an upside down sunrise. The rest of their bodies are covered in a silver grey plumage, while their bellies are the color of snow.

As the breeding cycle of the King penguin takes over a year, there are always penguins at Volunteer Point. But over the winter months, chicks are largely left to themselves with their parents only returning sporadically to feed them. Chicks start hatching late January and don’t go to sea until they have their adult feathers – around 10-11 months later – so the best time to see the natural phenomena of the penguin chicks hatching at volunteer point and their parent penguins attending to the chicks, is in January !

Unlike other penguins, Kings don’t make a nest or even live in burrows.  Instead, they pack together in their colony, carrying the egg on their feet  covered by a flap of abdominal skin called the brood patch.  It is looked after this way for around 2 months being passed from one parent to the other every week to 2 weeks.  Visiting during January, we will get to witness this natural habitat ritual of these spectacular King Penguins.


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Thursday and Friday Jan. 26-27,Day At Sea

Relax and enjoy the numerous pools, Jacuzzis, sun loungers shipboard activities and more

 

Saturday January 28th, 2023 – Punta Del Este Uruguay        8am-to 5:30pm

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Punta del Este, Uruguay

The Saint-Tropez of Latin America is a favorite summer playground of southernmost South America. Sail the calmer waters or lounge on the beach along a 20-mile shoreline. And witness the big waves breaking at la Brava.

 

Sun. Jan. 29th, 2023  Buenos Aires, Argentina  

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Today our cruise ends and those wishing to take our optional 2 night post cruise excursion to Iguazu Falls will be taken together to the domestic airport for our flight to Iguazu Falls Argentina.  Those choosing not to take our optional 2 night extension, should book their own flight home from Buenos Aires (The Buenos Aires International Airport is airport code EZE for your flight planning ).  The cruise line offers seats on their airport transit buses providing service from the ship to the international airport for purchase anytime during your cruise or up to 120 days in advance of the sailing.

HIGHLIGHTS OF SELECTED PORTS ON OUR CRUISE

Punta Arenas, Chile – Gateway to Patagonia and Antarctica

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Punta Arenas lies atop rolling hills, looking out over the Strait of Magellan. In the days before the Panama Canal, this was a major port as ships plied the waters of Cape Horn. Punta Arenas remains a prosperous town, today, thanks to its rich natural resources.

The city is also the gateway to Chilean Patagonia, a maze of fjords, rivers, steppes and mountains to the north. To the south lies the great frozen mass of Antarctica. Adventure awaits at this port near the end of the earth.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE REGION:

Patagonia Institute

This outdoor museum features historical exhibits on Patagonian life.

Plaza Muñoz Gamero

Punta Arenas' central plaza boasts the Magellan monument.

Magdalena island Penguin Reserve- Feel like you are walking on a moon like surface with craters and sandy baths and nothing but penguins and more penguins as far as your eyes can see.

Magdalena Island Penguin Reserve
Magdalena island Penguins Reserve

 

Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego), Argentina

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Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world and one of two main cities on the island territory of Tierra del Fuego. Shared by Argentina and Chile, "The Land of Fire" features unforgettable scenery and trails of discovery framed by the sea, forests, lakes and mountains.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE REGION:

Tierra del Fuego National Park

This protected land includes the beautiful Lakes of Fagnano and Roca, the Beagle Channel, and the southernmost sub-Antarctic forests. Explore the natural beauty. -

 

Falkland Islands (Stanley)

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 KING PENGUINS IN STANLEY, FALKLAND ISLANDS


Stanley, capital of the Falklands, is a tiny British outpost where the absence of traffic lights and abundance of pubs in comparison to its size makes this a unique place. Indeed, armed only with hospitality, this rural community at the end of the world has no shortage of friendly locals.

Situated near Cape Horn in South America, the harbor at Stanley was one of the world's largest shipping graveyards of the 19th century. Many of the ships that set out for faraway ports met their destiny here, battered by Cape Horn's treacherous waters.

The Falklands is also a bird-watchers haven, with an amazing diversity of seabirds and mammals that breed in the Falklands — black-browed albatross, giant petrels, five types of penguin, including the 2nd largest penguin species the King Penguins, plus elephant seals, sea lions, striated caracara, crested caracara, night heron to name a few.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE REGION:

Stanley Harbor

Along the seven-mile harbor, you can see the hulks of some 20 ships that were tossed by Cape Horn, never to leave the Falklands.

Britannia House Museum

Learn about the tumultuous past of these islands at this fascinating museum.

Fly Fishing

The fly-fishing is excellent for sea trout, with recorded catches in excess of 20 pounds.

A sampling of optional shore excursions offered in Stanley

Volunteer Point & King Penguin Colony

Travel by 4WD vehicle to Volunteer Point, which lies between a sandy beach and a saltwater lagoon. The point is home to a colony of over 1,500 King penguins. Standing 3 feet tall, these penguins sport a beautiful plumage that is colored black, yellow and gold. (Our optional group shore excursion will visit this colony of penguins)

Other optional penguin colonies and historic sites you may visit on other excursions offered by our cruise ship on today’s port in the Falkland Islands are:

Sparrow Cove Penguin Adventure

Board a motor launch and cruise to Sparrow Cove, where you transfer to a 4WD vehicle. Your destination is a protected rookery that is home to both Gentoo penguins and a small number of breeding King penguins
Bluff Cove Penguin Rookery

Approximately 1,000 pairs of Gentoo penguins nest by the beautiful beach at Bluff Cove, while Magellanic penguins burrow in the sand nearby. Occasionally King penguins are spotted at the rookery.

Rock hopper Penguin Colony

Travel by 4WD safari to Berkeley Sound, home to a colony of over 400 Rock hopper penguins. Enjoy approximately 1 1/3 hours observing and photographing these small crested penguins with elaborately curled eyebrows.   A knowledgeable guide is on hand to answer your questions.

Falkland Battlefields

A local battlefield expert leads a tour that visits major battle sites from the 1982 Falkland War. Visit Fitzroy and Port Pleasant, where Argentine planes attacked a British landing force. View the memorials to the fallen as you survey three important mountain battlefields, sites of bitter combat.

 

 OPTIONAL 2 NIGHT POST CRUISE TOUR TO IGUAZU FALLS ARGENTINA

We will be transferred from the cruise ship to the Buenos Aires domestic airport for our flight to Iguazu Falls.  The flight is just under 2 hours.   Upon arrival we will be transferred to our hotel for our two night stay.

The rest of the afternoon and evening is at leisure to relax and explore the shops and dining options.

Monday January 30th, 2023

Today we will enjoy a full day tour of Iguazu Falls, the widest falls in the world.

Straddling the border of Brazil and Argentina, the spectacular Iguazu Falls (also known as Foz do Iguaçu in Portuguese) comprise more than 200 separate cascades powered by the rushing Iguazu River. This world-famous natural wonder is not to be missed when visiting Argentina.
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The guide will pick us up this morning from our accommodation. .

We will travel with a professional guide to the national park on the Argentinian side of the falls..

Inside the park the real experience will start!  We will board a train from the Visitors Center that goes to our first stop, the “Garganta del Diablo” station, where a 1000 meters (approx. 300 feet) path leads us to the biggest falls of the waterfall system.

For the ultimate Iguazu experience, step out on an observation deck above the thundering Devil's Throat (Garganta del Diablo), where the river makes its initial descent more than 200 feet (60 meters) down around a powerful, crescent-shaped cascade. From this vantage point, you can see across the river into Brazil

Once you are back from the observation deck, we will take the train to the “Cataratas” Station in order to start the Upper Path, a short walk of approx. 300 feet that will take us to the rest of the most important falls of the park, such us “Tres Hermanas and Bosetti”. After this walk, we will have time to have lunch at one of the restaurants located inside the park (not included). Once lunch is over,: • we will take an amazing boat ride and get much closer right up to the edge of the waterfalls, for a wild (and wet)  experience which provides a great way to cool off from the hot South American Summer sun.
 
After our boat ride we will exit the park and be returned to our hotel for the evening at leisure.



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Iguazu Falls – The Widest Falls in the World (so large they span two countries!)
 


TRIP PRICING:

ONE NIGHT PRE CRUISE JAN 14-15, 2023

INCLUDING

  • ONE  HOTEL STAY IN FOUR STAR HOTEL
  • TANGO SHOW WITH DINNER AND HOTEL PICKUP/RETURN
  • HALF DAY CITY TOUR OF BUENOS AIRES
  • GROUP TRANSPORT TO THE SHIP

 

Based on double occupancy: $399 PER PERSON
Or $499 single occupancy

 

14 DAY CRUISE JAN 15-29, 2023

All prices include free roommate matching of the same gender

With an Ocean View cabin with picture window in category OA on the cruise: Only $2998 per person plus tax of $508

With an Ocean View Cabin with private balcony in Category BA: Only $3998 per person plus tax of $508

Optional single room supplement (please add the below listed supplement to the above pricing for your selected cabin category:)

With Ocean view cabin category OA on the cruise: Add $1999 single room supplement

With a Balcony cabin category BA on the cruise: Add $2729 single room supplement

All prices include breakfast, lunch and dinner on the ship each day at your choice of 7 traditional dining locales on the ship. We will have group dinners at the main dining room each night.  Our nightly Group dinners are included - yet you are also free to dine at any of the other included dining venues any night(s) you wish

All passengers also get to choose either perks package A or B

Perks Package A

Unlimited free alcoholic drinks under $15 per drinks for a discounted drinks package price of $277 per person (also includes unlimited sodas and juices, excluding fresh squeezed). 

Note: If your drink ordered costs more than $15, you will only pay the difference in cost, so if you order a drink which is $17, the first $15 is included and the $2 balance would be charged by the cruise line to your shipboard account.  (Almost all drinks, except a few high end champagnes are less than $15. The average drink price is $10. Thus this is a great perk package to choose if you expect to drink on average at least 2 drinks per day.)

 $10 x 2 drinks per day = $20/day which multiplied by 14 days = $280.  Thus, the $277 cost of the drinks package is a good value for anyone who anticipates having an average of 2 drinks a day or more.

  •  This perks package also includes 4 visits to the specialty dining restaurants for a discounted price $20 per person for the 4 visits ($5 per visit) 

 

  •  The specialty dining restaurants are Brazilian, French, Italian Japanese Teppanyaki (Japanese cooked at the table in front of your eyes) and a fabulous Steak/Seafood restaurant.) We will have four group dining outings to the specialty restaurants for all who choose this perks package (those who do not choose this perks package can attend any specialty dining and simply pay for that experience ala carte, at an average price of $25 per visit. 
  •  And this perks package also includes

 

  • 250 free WIFI MINUTES ON THE SHIP (ON YOUR OWN DEVICE OR IN THE SHIP’S COMPUTER CAFÉ)

 

Perks Package B includes

250 free WIFI minutes

and

$100 per cabin of onboard credit

and

10 free photos from the photo store on the ship

This is a great perks package to choose if you expect to drink Less than an average of 2 drinks per day as this package does not cost any money and gives you $100 in ship board credit to spend anywhere on the ship (you can use that toward attending any or all of our four specialty dining experiences, or toward purchasing anything on the ship – except in the casino.)

2 NIGHT POST CRUISE VISITING IGUAZU FALLS ARGENTINA JAN. 29-31, 2023
Includes

  • 2 nights at a four star hotel in the town of Iguazu
  • Round trip airfare between Buenos Aires and Iguazu
  • Round trip group airport/hotel transfers in Buenos Aires and Iguazu
  • Guided tour of Iguazu Falls
  • Boat ride along Iguazu Falls

$999 per person based on double occupancy

$1299 single occupancy
(The optional 2 night Iguazu Falls post cruise package requires a minimum passenger count)

PAYMENTS:

A CRUISE DEPOSIT OF $900 IS DUE WITHIN 7 DAYS OF BOOKING YOUR SPACE ON THIS TRIP

For passengers requesting a balcony cabin with a roommate to be assigned, a second deposit of $900 is due March 15th,2022

No deposit is required for the optional pre or post cruise segments

THE BALANCE PAYMENT FOR THIS SPECIAL CRUISE IS DUE WED JULY 6, 2022

CANCELATION POLICY FOR THIS TRIP:

If you have traveled with us before and are travelling in single occupancy or with your own roommate then you can cancel for a full refund of your $900 deposit by June 20th, 2022

If you have travelled with us before and have requested that we assign you a roommate then you can cancel for a full deposit refund by April 15th,2022.

If you have not traveled with us before and are travelling in single occupancy or with your own roommate then you can cancel for a future trip credit of $900 good for two years from the start date of your canceled trip reservation if canceling by June 20, 2022.

If you have not traveled with us before and have requested that we assign you a roommate then you can cancel for a future trip credit of $900 good for two years from the date you cancel, if canceling by Apr. 15th,2022. (And if you have booked a balcony cabin and paid two deposits of $900 each, you will receive two future trip credits, each worth $900, good for any two trips taken within 2 years of the date you cancel this trip)

Americans do not need any visa to enter any of the countries on our cruise, pre cruise or post cruise.

QUICK GLANCE REFERENCE ITINERARY OF OUR TRIP

SAT. JAN 14TH, 2023  PRE CRUISE ONE NIGHT PROGRAM ARRIVAL

SUN Jan 15, 2023   BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA  (AM City Tour)  6:45 PM Embark Ship

MON JAN 16, 2023   AT SEA
TUE JAN 17,  2023Sea day PUERTO MADRYN, ARGENTINA                    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

WED JAN 18, 2023       At Sea 

THU jan 19, 2023        Punta Arenas, Chile                                    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

FRI jan 20,  2023         Ushuaia, Argentina                                     10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

SAT JAN 21, 2023        aT SEA

SUN JAN 22, 2023        Deception Island, Antarctica

MON JAN 23, 2023   ELEPHANT IS./CAPE LOOKOUT ANTARCTICA     9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

TUE JAN 24, 2023        AT SEA

WED JAN 25, 2023      STANLEY FALKLAND ISLANDS                       7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

THU JAN 26, 2023       AT SEA

FRI jan 27 2023         at sea

SAT jan 28,2023        punta del este, uruguay                            8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

SUN JAN 29, 2023       BUENOS AIRES      (Cruise Ends/Optional 2 nt. Post cruise begins)

MON JAN 30, 2023     IGUAZU FALLS POST CRUISE TOUR

TUE JAN 31, 2023     FLY HOME

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