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“MARCH OF THE PENGUINS”
CRUISE OF SOUTH AMERICA AND THE FALKLAND ISLANDS

FEB. 1-15, 2020
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Journey from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean via the southernmost tip of South America.

Enjoy visits to three ports which are home to huge penguin colonies which we will visit on our optional group shore excursions, allowing you up close encounters with these cute, playful creatures of different penguin species, including Magellenic, and even the large King Penguins.  February is summer time in S. America, which makes for the ideal viewing conditions at these penguin colonies.

You will also enjoy a day to sightsee the cultural highlights of Montevideo, Uruguay, the stunning scenery of Ushuaia Argentina, where you will witness the spectacular beauty of Tierra del Fuego National Park’s lakes, lush forests, soaring mountains, flora and fauna. A day in Puerto Montt offers sightseeing of awesome volcanoes and cascading waterfalls, while our day into Puerto Chacabuco will enable you to see Black Necked swans and the endangered Giant Condor, plus sculptured icebergs, soaring fjords and Andean peaks all around you.

You will also enjoy breathtaking scenery of glaciers and wildlife watching when our ship cruises through the Beagle Channel, the Chilean Fjords, Patagonian Channel and Cape Horn.

  • CRUISE ITINERARY

Day

Cruise Ports

Arrive

Depart

Saturday 2/1

Buenos Aires, Argentina (EMBARK)

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6:00 pm

Description: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina
    
Transfers from the airport to the ship are available for purchase through the cruise line.

After boarding the ship today, see this eclectic South American city. Visit La Boca, birthplace of Tango, or visit Recoleta, where legendary leader Evita Peron’s headstone is located in a grandiose cemetery that looks and feels like walking through a grandiose, elaborate public park environment.

If you are interested in staying one night in Buenos Aires before the cruise, ask us for a hotel quote.

Sunday 2/2

Montevideo, Uruguay

7:00 am

4:30 pm

Description: Montevideo, Uruguay
Montevideo, Uruguay
    
Resting on the southernmost point of the Rio de la Plata, Uruguay's capital is a charming city. Tour the Establecimiento Juanico winery with buildings dating back to 1849. Wander the Plaza Independencia or take in the scenery at Estancia La Rabida. Join us for an optional group excursion to explore this culture rich city.
 
Tonight, join us for a fun fun fun(and free)  Super Bowl Party at Sea, as our ship broadcasts the game on a giant outdoor screen and an equally giant indoor screen making for two huge Super Bowl party experiences

Monday 2/3

At Sea

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Tuesday 2/4

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

9:00 am

6:00 pm

Description: Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Puerto Madryn, Argentina

     If you want to see amazing wildlife in its natural habitat, join us on our optional group excursion to the Punta Tombo Nature Reserve. Puerto Madryn is a gateway to remote wildlife preserves and Argentine Patagonia and Punta Tomba Nature Preserve is the highlight of wildlife viewing in this region.

In late September, with the arrival of the South American spring season, thousands of Magellanic penguins migrate to Punta Tombo from southern Brazil to nest.  They stay at the site until April, incubating their eggs, raising their chicks, and preparing for migration. Couples stand in front of their nests, protecting the eggs from birds and other predators, and occasionally one adult goes to the sea for food

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                                                        (picture to the right) A pair of Magellanic penguins protecting their nesting burrow on the beach at Punta Tombo where we will visit on our group excursion today

(picture to the left) Thousands of Penguins on the beach at Punta Tombo, which we will see on our excursion to the penguin reserve today from Puerto Madyrn.

 

Wed. 2/5

At Sea

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Thursday 2/6

Stanley, Falkland Islands

8:00 am

6:00 pm

Description: Stanley, Falkland Islands
Stanley, 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 sites such as the Anglican Christ Church Cathedral, the southernmost cathedral in the world, or visit the Majestic KING PENGUINS.  There are many penguin colonies which can be visited on excursions today.  Our optional group excursion today will visit this colony of King Penguins, one of the largest species of penguins on earth (2nd only to the Emperor penguins).  The King penguins here come right up to you and sometimes even nuzzle the guests in a playful manner.

 

Friday 2/7

Cruising Cape Horn

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Cruise Cape Horn

     Grab your camera and a great seat outdoors on deck or a spot along the rails on one of the outer decks, for cruising past the geographic southernmost land mass of the South American continent.

 

Saturday 2/8

Ushuaia, Argentina

7:00 am

2:00 pm

Description: Ushuaia, Argentina
Ushuaia, Argentina
    
Explore stunning scenery 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 territory of Tierra del Fuego and is the southernmost city in S. America. Join us for an optional group excursion to explore the beautiful landscapes here or choose from a variety of offerings by the cruise line.
 

Cruise Beagle Channel (Glacier Cruising)

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Cruise Beagle Channel (Glacier Cruising)

     After returning to our ship, following our morning in Ushuaia and after enjoying a hearty lunch onboard the ship, bring your binoculars and/or your camera and watch the view of our majestic passage through the Beagle Channel in the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego. Named after the first ship to explore the area, the HMS Beagle counted among its crew a then unknown naturalist by the name of Charles Darwin.

The scenery here is breathtaking and you may even spot wildlife at sea, so have your camera ready on deck.

 

Sunday 2/9

Punta Arenas, Chile

8:30 am

8:30 pm

Description: Punta Arenas, Chile

Punta Arenas, Chile

Punta Arenas is regarded as a major point of interest given its strategic location as a gateway to the Antarctic Peninsula.

Today you can enjoy our third major penguin colony visit on our optional group shore excursion to Magdalena Island, which is home to over 150,000 Magellenic penguins.   The landscape of this island is unlike any other, as it appears very barren, which makes the sight of 150,000 penguins even more dramatic, as though we were viewing them on the moon.  Visitors here can walk on paths so close to them that you feel immersed in this huge colony.

 

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     This photo of Magellenic penguins on Magdalena island was taken the last time we took a group on a cruise which visited this most unique place.  Do you notice one penguin who appears to have gotten separated from the others?

 

Monday 2/10

Cruising The Strait of Magellan

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Cruise The Strait of Magellan

     Grab your camera and a great seat outdoors on deck, or a spot standing along the rails of one of the outer decks for up close viewing of our cruising the Patagonian channels along the southern coast of Chile. Your splendid sail through the majestic Chilean fjords includes the famous Tierra del Fuego along the Straits of Magellan. Your relaxing passage through some of nature’s most exciting creations offers vistas of azure waters around lesser known fjords as well as scenic lighthouses.  

 

Tuesday 2/11

Cruising The  Chilean Fjords AND Cruising The Patagonia Channels

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Cruise The Chilean Fjords

     Grab your camera and a great seat on deck for cruising the Patagonian channels along the southern coast of Chile. Your splendid sail through the majestic Chilean fjords includes the famous Tierra del Fuego along the Straits of Magellan. Your relaxing passage through some of nature’s most exciting creations offers vistas of azure waters around lesser known fjords as well as picturesque lighthouses. Discover the other incredible marine wildlife that the Chilean fjords have to offer. Prepare to be left dumbstruck by a glimpse of orcas as this sliver of ocean becomes their playground between December and March.  You will also marvel at the breathtaking glaciers along the coast of the Chilean Fjords.

 

Cruise The Patagonia Channels

The Patagonia channels in the Chilean Fjords offer some of the most incredible scenery and wildlife viewing from the ship. Be sure not to miss going to one of the outer decks with your camera as we cruise through these scenic wonders today.

 

Wed. 2/12

Puerto Chacabuco, Chile

7:00 am

3:00 pm

Description: Puerto Chacabuco, Chile

Puerto Chacabuco, Chile

Enjoy another optional group excursion or ship sponsored excursion today.  Keep an eye out for Black Necked swans and the endangered Giant Condor. Sculptured icebergs, soaring fjords and Andean peaks are all around you. Visit the cascading waterfalls of Riserva Nacional Rio Simpson.
Puerto Chacabuco is a town in Patagonia, southern Chile, known as a jumping-off point for the Aysén fjords. To the northeast is Lake Los Palos, with views of snowy mountains. The nearby town of Coyhaique has a craft market selling handmade items.  If you wish to join a ship sponsored excursion, the offerings feature hiking, a horseback ride or kayaking in this pristine natural paradise.  If you wish a more traditional sightseeing experience, join our group excursion for a drive through this wonderland with photo stops at many incredible vistas.

 

Thursday 2/13

Puerto Montt, Chile

8:00 am

6:00 pm

Description: Puerto Montt, Chile
Puerto Montt, Chile


See the Osorno Volcano, often compared to Mt. Fuji for its perfect symmetry. Visit the jewel of the Lake District, Lago Todos Los Santos. Your gateway to Chile's Lake District, a land of green rapids, waterfalls and awesome scenery.

Join us for an optional group excursion today visiting a vast array of sites including cascading waterfalls, a towering snowcapped volcano, picturesque lake and free time for shopping of local handicrafts.
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Puerto Montt is the capital of the Lake Region and gateway to the breathtaking surrounding scenery of lakes and rivers framed by snowcapped volcanoes. This is nature at its most magnificent. Head to the Lake District en route to Petrohue falls, where you’ll make your first stop. Your drive in a small bus continues to an altitude of approximately 3,937 feet to La Burbuja, the starting point for those who come to ski on the slopes of the volcano.

From this privileged point, you can admire the snow-capped Osorno Volcano, which reaches 8,700 feet above sea level, and also have time to walk around the property and take some amazing pictures. Descend towards Ensenada for lunch at a local restaurant. You’ll also stop in the resort community of Puerto Varas located on the shores of Lake Llanquihue where you’ll have some free time for shopping at a handicraft market.


Friday 2/14

At Sea

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Saturday 2/15

Santiago (San Antonio), Chile (DISEMBARK)

8:00 am

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Our cruise ends today and transfers from the ship to the airport can be purchased from the cruise line for to meet your flight time. (Passengers should book a flight departing after 12 noon)

 

Our Ship: The Star

Our Cruise Line:  Norwegian Cruise Line

About our ship:  Norwegian Star features many delicious dining options, plus 10 bars and lounges to enjoy a drink or dance the night away both indoors and even a dance club which opens each night on the top deck under the stars, plus a sprawling spa, an always-exciting casino, SIX JACUZZIS, A POOL SO BIG, THAT ITS CAPACITY IS LISTED AT 530 PASSENGERS, ALONG WITH A POOLSIDE BAR, a casino, fitness center and spa for those hair, face, hands and toes that need pampering, plus tons of fun.  In addition to the main dining room for nightly group dinners we will enjoy, this ship also has a free Asian restaurant and a free Irish pub style restaurant, each of which we will experience as a group one night.   

This ship was given a multi-million dollar refurbishment in 2018 bringing it in line with the state of the art amenities of NCL’s newest ship the Edge, being launched in 2019.

NEW - Spice H2O

New to Norwegian Star, Spice H20 is an adults-only escape. By day, you can sip cold cocktails from your reclined lounge chair. By night, it’s a whole different beat. Let loose and dance beneath the stars.

TEN BARS AND LOUNGES ON THE NCL STAR

  • 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar

Enjoy the sounds of the tropics while sipping on a signature margarita. Make some new friends and keep the good times rolling on and on.

  • Atrium Café & Bar

If you are a people watcher then this is the place to be, whether you want a frothy cappuccino or a vanilla latte.

  • Bliss Ultra Lounge

The electrifying aura of this hip, high-energy ultra lounge literally surrounds you. High-voltage tunes make everyone want to get their groove on and custom loungers are the perfect spot to cap off the evening with a cocktail

 

  • Gatsby's Champagne Bar

Known for a premium selection of champagne and vodka, caviar, Paté, and Foie Gras. The cool sophistication and charm of this establishment makes it an ideal venue for an intimate cocktail party or an evening of intrigue and fun.

  • O'Sheehan's

Dine on reinvented Irish pub classics while sipping your favorite draft beer, all in a casual atmosphere open 24 hours a day. There's no cover charge to dig into your favorite comfort foods and savory Daily Specials, such as Prime Rib and all-you-can-eat Ribs, while taking in a sports game.

  • Sky High Bar

Pull up a stool at this casual outdoor bar and enjoy your favorite frozen drink.

  • Spice H20

Spice H20 is an adult-only escape. By day, you can sip cold cocktails from your reclined lounge chair. By night, it’s a whole different beat. Let loose and dance beneath the stars.

  • Sugarcane Mojito Bar

Freshly muddled just the way you like, enjoy a refreshing mojito with friends - day or night.

  • Sushi and Sake Bar

In the mood for sushi? Pull up a stool at this contemporary sushi and sashimi bar for some traditional Japanese culinary bites. A surcharge applies at this bar.   Location, Deck 7 Mid

  • Topsiders Bar & Grill

Enjoy casual dining to suit every taste. From grilled burgers to hot dogs, come as you are and eat as you like after a night out or before your day begins. Location, Deck 12, Mid

RESTAURANTS – The Star offers four free dining restaurants

2 Main dining rooms, where we will have group dining each night

1 Asian restaurant where we will have a group dinner one night

1 Irish Pub Restaurant where we will have one casual pub dinner one night featuring favorites such as Prime Rib, BBQ Ribs and more.

The ship also has  4 specialty restaurants which can be visited for a charge including a Steakhouse, an Italian, a Brazilian and a Japanese.

CRUISE COSTS:

INSIDE CABINS (do not have a window in the cabin)

OPTION A

IN AN INSIDE CABIN WITH TWO BEDS AND A NON SMOKING ROOMMATE OF THE SAME GENDER ASSIGNED (OR FOR TWO FRIENDS TRAVELING TOGETHER ) Only $2489 per person plus $383 tax.

This price includes your choice of two perks from the following offered by NCL

Perks choice:

  • Free unlimited drinks package for drinks (house brands) up to $15 per person, which NCL normally sells for $120 per day (value for this 14 day cruise $1680) discounted to only $20 per day for a total of only $277 per person for the entire cruise. (does not included bottled water)
  • 4 visits to the Specialty restaurants on the ship which normally charge $25-$40 per person per visit for the discount of only $5 per person  visit
  • 250 free internet access minutes per cabin

OPTIONAL SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT FOR THE PRIVACY OF YOUR OWN ROOM: $1579

Option B

IN AN INSIDE CABIN WITH TWO BEDS AND A NON SMOKING ROOMMATE OF THE SAME GENDER ASSIGNED (OR FOR TWO FRIENDS TRAVELING TOGETHER ) $2789 per person plus $383 tax

This price includes FREE OR DISCOUNTED AIR offered by the cruise line . Contact us for rates from your city, as rates can vary based on both the city and the date of booking the cruise.  Discounted air does not require any air deposit and the cruise deposit is the same for cabins with Free or discounted air as with any other cruise cabin. Full payment on discounted air is not due until the same time as the balance payment on the cruise is due which for this cruise is not until August or September of 2019

Plus you will receive $50 per person onboard credit and a free bottle of wine for each person 

OPTIONAL SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT FOR THE PRIVACY OF YOUR OWN ROOM:  $1879

Cabins with a window

Option C

A CABIN WITH A WINDOW, TWO BEDS AND A NON SMOKING ROOMMATE OF THE SAME GENDER ASSIGNED (OR FOR TWO FRIENDS TRAVELING TOGETHER):  Discounted Only $2489 plus $383 Tax

A ROOM WITH A WINDOW FOR THE PRICE OF AN INSIDE CABIN!

This option does not offer any NCL Perks or the free/discounted air promo but is a good option for passengers travelling from small cities where the cruise line does not offer their free or discounted air promo.

OPTIONAL SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT FOR THE PRIVACY OF YOUR OWN ROOM: $1579

 

OPTION D 

A CABIN WITH A WINDOW, TWO BEDS AND A NON SMOKING ROOMMATE OF THE SAME GENDER ASSIGNED (OR FOR TWO FRIENDS TRAVELING TOGETHER:  $2999 plus $383 tax

This price includes FREE OR DISCOUNTED AIR offered by the cruise line. Contact us for rates from your city, as rates can vary based on both the city and the date of booking the cruise.  Discounted air does not require any air deposit and the cruise deposit is the same for cabins with Free or discounted air as with any other cruise cabin.  Full payment on discounted air is not due until the same time as the balance payment on the cruise is due which for this cruise is not until August or September of 2019

Plus you will receive $50 per person onboard credit and a free bottle of wine for each person 

Plus receive your choice of any TWO NCL PERKS from the following NCL List

Perks choice:

  • Free unlimited drinks package for drinks (house brands) up to $15 per person, which NCL normally sells for $120 per day (value for this 14 day cruise $1750) discounted to only $20 per day for a total of only $277 per person for the entire cruise. (does not included bottled water)
  • 4 visits to the Specialty restaurants on the ship which normally charge $25-$40 per visit for the discount of only $5 per visit per person
  • 250 free internet access minutes per cabin

OPTIONAL SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT FOR THE PRIVACY OF YOUR OWN ROOM: $2099

BALCONY CABINS  - These cabins have their own private balcony overlooking the ocean

Option E 

A BALCONY CABIN  WITH TWO BEDS AND A NON SMOKING ROOMMATE OF THE SAME GENDER ASSIGNED (OR FOR TWO FRIENDS TRAVELING TOGETHER) $3389 per person plus tax of $383

This option does not offer any NCL Perks or discounted air but is a good option for passengers travelling from small cities where the cruise line does not offer their free or discounted air promo.

OPTIONAL SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT FOR THE PRIVACY OF YOUR OWN ROOM: $2399

Option F

A BALCONY CABIN  WITH TWO BEDS AND A NON SMOKING ROOMMATE OF THE SAME GENDER ASSIGNED (OR FOR TWO FRIENDS TRAVELING TOGETHER) $3999 per person plus tax of $383

This price includes FREE OR DISCOUNTED AIR offered by the cruise line. Contact us for rates from your city, as rates can vary based on both the city and the date of booking the cruise.  Discounted air does not require any air deposit and the cruise deposit is the same for cabins with Free or discounted air as with any other cruise cabin.  Full payment on discounted air is not due until the same time as the balance payment on the cruise is due which for this cruise is not until August or September of 2019.

Plus $50 per person onboard credit and free bottle of wine for each person 

Plus CHOOSE TWO NCL PERKS FROM THE FOLLOWING NCL OFFERINGS

  • Free unlimited drinks package for drinks (house brands) up to $15 per person, which NCL normally sells for $120 per day (value for this 14 day cruise $1750) discounted to only $20 per day for a total of only $277 per person for the entire cruise. (does not included bottled water)
  • 4 visits to the Specialty restaurants on the ship which normally charge $25-$40 per visit for the discount of only $5 per visit
  • 250 free internet access minutes per cabin

OPTIONAL SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT FOR THE PRIVACY OF YOUR OWN ROOM: $2999

Deposits and balance payments


A $750 per person deposit is due for anyone wishing a roommate assigned to them.

A $500 per person deposit is due for anyone wishing their own room or travelling with a friend

Balance payment s for Passengers choosing to have a roommate assigned is due August 1st

Balance payment for anyone travelling with a friend of their own or paying the single room supplement to have the privacy of their own room is Sept. 23rd.

Cancelation Policy for this cruise:

If you have traveled with us at least once before and are traveling with a friend or paying the single room supplement, you can cancel for a full refund of your deposit until Monday August 12th, 2019

If you have traveled with us before and are requesting a roommate be assigned to you on this cruise, you can cancel for a full refund of your deposit until Monday July 1st, 2019

If you have not traveled with us before and you are traveling with a friend or paying the single room supplement, you can cancel and transfer your full deposit to any future trip in 2019 or 2020 if you cancel this trip by Monday August 12th, 2019

If you have not traveled with us before and are requesting a roommate be assigned to you, then you can cancel and transfer your deposit to a future trip in 2019 or 2020 if you cancel this trip by Monday July 1st, 2019

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