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Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Valparaiso

Cruise Line: Silversea
Ship: Silver Muse
Date: 13 October 2017
Duration: 18 nights
Ports of call: Fort Lauderdale | Key West | Puerto Limon | Manta | Salaverry(Trujillo) | Callao, Peru | Pisco | Matarani | Arica | Coquimbo | Valparaiso
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Suite £9,400 £CALL

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1 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
For a unique introduction to the Venice of America, you may want to take one of the yellow and green water taxis.This convenient local transport makes numerous stops along the Intracoastal Waterway and the New River, bringing you within short distance of shopping, dining and local attractions.Another option to see Fort Lauderdale from the water is on one of several sightseeing boats. These delightful cruises can be booked from locations at the waterfront and the Riverwalk area. They meander through the main waterways and past magnificent mansions owned by wealthy local families and celebrities from around the country and abroad.
Fri 13 Oct 2017 Fri 13 Oct 2017 18:00
2 Key West, Florida
You really haven't seen Florida until you've seen the Florida Keys. This archipelago consists of a 126-mile string of 1,000 beautiful coral islands stretching out at the south end of the state. Many of them are connected by the Overseas Highway (Highway U.S. 1). Key West, located 155 miles south of Miami, is the best known and southernmost spot in the continental U.S.A. It is a tropical blend of exotic foliage, beautiful waters and history-rich attractions. Since its founding in 1822, Key West has gone through many phases; over the years pirates, smugglers, writers and revolutionaries have made the Conch Republic their home. Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Robert Frost and Thornton Wilder are among the most noted who came here to enjoy the idyllic setting and casual, relaxed atmosphere.
In the early 1800s, pirates found the Keys' busy shipping lanes quite profitable and Key West an easy escape. When piracy was defeated, a new, legal industry emerged - wrecking. The history of the wreckers can be learned in the Wrecker's Museum, which features treasures of some of the most successful salvage operations. Other industries developed, including sponging and fine cigar making; the latter was introduced in the 1830s by Cubans who escaped from Spanish tyranny. In 1912, Henry Flagler's railroad between Key West and the mainland was completed; it was destroyed by a hurricane a few years later. Cigar makers moved to Tampa and the railroad and shipping trade with Havana ceased; the resourceful islanders discovered tourism as their salvation.

Visitors to Key West find a number of attractions to enjoy - unique architecture and charming gardens, treasures from shipwrecks, picturesque streets to stroll around, delicious cuisine and scores of souvenir shops and art galleries.


Sat 14 Oct 2017 08:00 Sat 14 Oct 2017 17:00
3 At Sea
Sun 15 Oct 2017 Sun 15 Oct 2017
4 At Sea
Mon 16 Oct 2017 Mon 16 Oct 2017
5 Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
Puerto Limon, once an important banana port, is the capital of Costa Rica's Limon Province on the Caribbean coast. The town offers few sights, but serves mainly as a gateway to Costa Rica's rugged wilderness. Costa Rica's capital, San José, is a good two and a half-hour drive from Puerto Limon.
When Columbus discovered Costa Rica during his last voyage, rumors of vast gold treasures led to the name of Costa Rica (Rich Coast). The Spaniards settled in the Central Valley; additional immigrants from northern Spain increased their numbers considerably. The local Indian population was soon greatly diminished due to diseases brought by the settlers. In 1821 the country declared independence from Spain. In an effort to create a source for revenue, coffee was introduced from Panama in 1791. The government offered free land to coffee growers, thus building up a peasant landowning class. The first coffee exports were carried on mule-back to the ports; by 1846 oxcarts were used to transport the coffee to Puntarenas. A few years later, there was a large flow of coffee to overseas markets, which was facilitated by the opening of a railway from San Jose to Puerto Limon on the Caribbean. Later a railway was built to the Pacific port of Puntarenas. Today, the country's economy is based on the export of coffee, bananas, meat, sugar and cocoa.
Tourists particularly enjoy the country's well-kept national parks and nature reserves that have been established to protect the extremely varied Costa Rican ecosystems, such as the few remaining patches of the dry tropical forest and the unique cloud forest.
Tue 17 Oct 2017 08:00 Tue 17 Oct 2017 16:00
6 Panama Canal Transit
Wed 18 Oct 2017 05:30 Wed 18 Oct 2017 19:00
7 At Sea
Thu 19 Oct 2017 Thu 19 Oct 2017
8 Manta, Ecuador
Manta is one of Ecuador’s ports along the central coast and the most populated city in Manabi Province. Its existence can be traced to pre-Columbian times when Manta was a trading post for the Incas and Mantas. It was also the port where Charles Marie de La Condamine arrived, leading the French mission to measure the location of the equator in 1735.
Fri 20 Oct 2017 09:00 Fri 20 Oct 2017 19:00
9 At Sea
Sat 21 Oct 2017 Sat 21 Oct 2017
10 Salaverry, Peru
Salaverry is the port for Trujillo, Peru’s third largest city. Located about nine hours north of Lima, Trujillo was founded in 1534 by the Spanish conquistador Pizarro. The attractive, colonial city retains much of its original charm with elegant casonas, or mansions, lining the streets.
Sun 22 Oct 2017 08:00 Sun 22 Oct 2017 14:00
11 Callao, Peru
Callao is the port for Lima, located six miles (about ten kilometres) from the city centre. Lima, 'the City of Kings’ was founded in 1535 following the early-16th century conquest by Spain of the indigenous Inca civilization. It became the effective capital of the Viceroyalty of Peru, established seven years later. In 1821, General San Martin declared the independence of Peru from Spain. Eventually, the city became the gateway to the rest of the country. Today, a visit to Lima may serve as a unique Peruvian experience that offers a glimpse into the Andean world, Spanish tradition and the country’s modern aspect.
Mon 23 Oct 2017 08:00 Mon 23 Oct 2017
12 Callao, Peru
Callao is the port for Lima, located six miles (about ten kilometres) from the city centre. Lima, 'the City of Kings’ was founded in 1535 following the early-16th century conquest by Spain of the indigenous Inca civilization. It became the effective capital of the Viceroyalty of Peru, established seven years later. In 1821, General San Martin declared the independence of Peru from Spain. Eventually, the city became the gateway to the rest of the country. Today, a visit to Lima may serve as a unique Peruvian experience that offers a glimpse into the Andean world, Spanish tradition and the country’s modern aspect.
Tue 24 Oct 2017 Tue 24 Oct 2017 22:00
13 Pisco
The port city of Pisco is blessed with magnificent natural beauty and rich historical importance, offerings inviting beaches, ideal weather and pleasant scenery — a combination that draws visitors throughout the year. The shores of the Paracas Peninsula and waters of the bay teem with wildlife and have been declared a national reserve. Condors frequently can be seen gliding on the sea winds or perched on the cliffs; pink flamingos often rest here on their migratory flights. The complex interaction between wind and ocean, sun and land has transformed this region into a kind of lunarscape under an equatorial sun. The rich marine life of the nearby Ballestas Islands is often likened to a miniature Galapagos where inquisitive sea lions come right up to the excursion boats.
Wed 25 Oct 2017 08:00 Wed 25 Oct 2017 23:00
14 At Sea
Thu 26 Oct 2017 Thu 26 Oct 2017
15 Matarani
Matarani is located on the south-western coast of Peru and gives access to the colonial city of Arequipa, 75 miles (121 km) inland. From here it is a 200 mile (322 km) drive to Lake Titicaca and 400 miles (644 km) to Cuzco and Machu Picchu.

This major port is an important element in the current plan between the governments of Peru and Brazil to afford easy commercial movement between the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans by both countries.
Fri 27 Oct 2017 07:00 Fri 27 Oct 2017 18:00
16 Arica, Chile
This seaside oasis among golden sand dunes is Chile's northernmost gateway; it is also a rapidly developing resort. Located just 30 miles (about 50 kilometres) from the border of Peru and linked to Bolivia by land and air, Arica enjoys an interesting cultural exchange.
The city lies at the foot of El Morro headland with the Andes as a distant backdrop. Its mild climate, gardens, and parks brimming with luxuriant flora have earned Arica the name "City of Eternal Spring”. During the colonial period, Arica was important as the Pacific end of the silver route from Potosi. The rerouting of Bolivian trade through Cobija led to a decline from which the city recovered after building a rail link with Tacna and La Paz.
Sat 28 Oct 2017 08:00 Sat 28 Oct 2017 17:00
17 At Sea
Sun 29 Oct 2017 Sun 29 Oct 2017
18 Coquimbo, Chile
The name Coquimbo is derived from a native Diaguita word meaning 'place of calm waters'. In fact, Charles Darwin had noted that the town was 'remarkable for nothing but its extreme quietness'. Since then, Coquimbo has developed into a bustling port and the region's major commercial and industrial centre from which minerals, fish products and fruits are exported.
Used during the colonial period as a port for La Serena, Coquimbo attracted attention from English pirates, including Sir Francis Drake, who visited in 1578. Visitors enjoy strolling around the town, admiring some of the elaborate woodwork handcrafted on buildings by early British and American settlers. These wooden buildings are among Chile's most interesting historical structures. Out of town, the area offers some fine beaches in a desert-like setting.
Mon 30 Oct 2017 13:00 Mon 30 Oct 2017 18:00
19 Valparaiso, Chile
Tue 31 Oct 2017 08:00 Tue 31 Oct 2017
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