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South America & Antarctica Explorer

  • Departure DateNov 2024 - Jan 2025
  • Princess Cruises Sapphire Princess
  • 21 Nights Cruise & Stay
  • Prices From £3,499 per person

Itinerary

  • Stay 2 nights in Buenos Aires
  • Buenos Aires
  • Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Antarctica
  • Falkland Islands
  • Montevideo
  • Buenos Aires

South America is such a vast and varied continent, bursting with energy and a real “bucket list” destination. You’ll begin in bustling Buenos Aires before setting sail to revel in the rich history, culture and spectacular natural beauty of Argentina, Antartica & Uruguay. Enjoy a 4 night Antarctic experience and be encircled in a beautiful landscape of snow and ice as your ship slowly navigates the frozen waters. The surroundings are hauntingly quiet and serene, an aspect of the continent that comes as a surprise to many first-time visitors.Visit Stanley, located on East Island, the capital of the Falkland Islands, experience dining at one of the harbor side cafés or restaurants before porting back into Beunos Aires, a humbling and awe-inspiring experience.

Highlights

  • FREE Buenos Aires Stay
  • Enjoy an Antarctic Experience
  • Upgrade for only £50pp per day & get: All Inclusive Drinks, WiFi & Gratuities
  • FREE Princess Premier Upgrade from Princess Plus - Book by 04 Mar 24

What's Included?

  • Return flights from the UK (call for regional departures)
  • FREE 2 night stay in Buenos Airest on room only basis
  • 17 night cruise on board Sapphire Princess on full board basis
  • Upgrade for only £50pp per day & get: All Inclusive Drinks, WiFi & Gratuities
  • Baggage allowance
  • Transfers

Prices From pp

Departure DateInteriorOceanviewBalconySuite
Nov 2024£3,499£3,599£4,499£5,299
Dec 2024£4,299£4,399£5,299£6,079
Jan 2025£3,779£3,899£4,889£5,599

Price based on 28 Nov, 15 Dec 2024 & 18 Jan 2025, itinerary may vary depending on date. Prices are subject to availability and may change out with our control. Flight supplements from regional airports will apply. For a live price for your chosen date, airport and hotels please call our Cruise Experts.

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Itinerary for South America & Antarctica Explorer

Day 1 - Fly UK to Buenos Aires

Day 2 - Enjoy Buenos Aires

Day 3 - Enjoy Buenos Aires

Day 4 - Embark Sapphire Princess in Buenos Aires

Founded in the early 16th century, Buenos Aires was transformed from a colonial port into a cosmopolitan metropolis - the "Paris of the South" - by the cattle boom of the 1880s. As in the American West, boom was followed by bust. But that did not stop Buenos Aires from becoming the city it is today. With its air of haunted grandeur, Buenos Aires is a place of icy intellect and smoldering passion. It is a city where the elegant Colon Theater, one of the world's great opera houses, stands in counterpoint to the working class barrios that gave birth to the tango. Perhaps the city's enigmas and contradictions are best embodied by its two most famous citizens - the reclusive librarian and literary genius Jorge Luis Borges and the showgirl turned First Lady, Evita Peron. The "Paris of the South" flaunts its European heritage. One of the pleasures of Buenos Aires is simply absorbing its charm and flavor, from Parisian-style confiterias - cafés - to the city's popular tango clubs.

Day 5 - Buenos Aires

Founded in the early 16th century, Buenos Aires was transformed from a colonial port into a cosmopolitan metropolis - the "Paris of the South" - by the cattle boom of the 1880s. As in the American West, boom was followed by bust. But that did not stop Buenos Aires from becoming the city it is today. With its air of haunted grandeur, Buenos Aires is a place of icy intellect and smoldering passion. It is a city where the elegant Colon Theater, one of the world's great opera houses, stands in counterpoint to the working class barrios that gave birth to the tango. Perhaps the city's enigmas and contradictions are best embodied by its two most famous citizens - the reclusive librarian and literary genius Jorge Luis Borges and the showgirl turned First Lady, Evita Peron. The "Paris of the South" flaunts its European heritage. One of the pleasures of Buenos Aires is simply absorbing its charm and flavor, from Parisian-style confiterias - cafés - to the city's popular tango clubs.

Day 6 - At Sea

Day 7 - At Sea

Day 8 - At Sea

Day 9 - Punta Arenas, Chile

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 in any direction at this port located near the end of the earth. Across the Strait of Magellan lies Tierra del Fuego, the lonely, windswept island discovered by Magellan in 1520. The region was settled by Yugoslavian and English sheep ranchers in the 19th century.

Day 10 - Ushuaia, Argentina

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.

Day 11 - At Sea

Day 12 - Antarctica

The most isolated continent on Earth, Antarctica is home to massive icebergs, majestic mountain ranges and diverse wildlife in a wilderness setting that has a purity as inspiring as it is remote. It's an amazing and precious sight, as the Antarctic Peninsula's ice shelf is shrinking at an alarming rate, noted by the many research bases set up here.

Day 13 - Antarctica

The most isolated continent on Earth, Antarctica is home to massive icebergs, majestic mountain ranges and diverse wildlife in a wilderness setting that has a purity as inspiring as it is remote. It's an amazing and precious sight, as the Antarctic Peninsula's ice shelf is shrinking at an alarming rate, noted by the many research bases set up here.

Day 14 - Antarctica

The most isolated continent on Earth, Antarctica is home to massive icebergs, majestic mountain ranges and diverse wildlife in a wilderness setting that has a purity as inspiring as it is remote. It's an amazing and precious sight, as the Antarctic Peninsula's ice shelf is shrinking at an alarming rate, noted by the many research bases set up here.

Day 15 - Antarctica

The most isolated continent on Earth, Antarctica is home to massive icebergs, majestic mountain ranges and diverse wildlife in a wilderness setting that has a purity as inspiring as it is remote. It's an amazing and precious sight, as the Antarctic Peninsula's ice shelf is shrinking at an alarming rate, noted by the many research bases set up here.

Day 16 - At Sea

Day 17 - Falkland Islands

Capital of the Falklands since 1845, tiny Stanley lies on the windswept tip of East Falkland Island. The Falklands long served as a way station for ships, particularly whalers, bound to and from Cape Horn. The islands' rigorous environment is immediately apparent: Stanley Harbor is dotted with the hulks of vessels that succumbed to the fierce winds and waves of the South Atlantic. While their strategic location led to important roles in both World Wars, the islands are best remembered as the cause of the 1982 war between Argentina and the United Kingdom. Today, travelers increasingly journey to the islands to view their rich assortment of bird and marine life. Colorful houses occupy the low rolling moorland bordering Stanley Harbor. Stanley's climate resembles London's - cool and rainy though summer visitors are often blessed with clear, sunny skies.

Day 18 - At Sea

Day 19 - At Sea

Day 20 - Montevideo

Nestled between the continent's two giants, Brazil and Argentina, Uruguay is the second smallest country in South America. More than half of the nation's population of three million reside in the capital of Montevideo, located at Uruguay's southernmost point on the Rio de la Plata. Although small in size, Uruguay has proven to be big-hearted - the country is one of the most literate nations in the world while Montevideo is one of South America's most interesting and cosmopolitan capitals. Montevideo is a charming city made up of 19th-century Beaux Arts buildings, parks, and historical monuments.

Day 21 - Buenos Aires

Founded in the early 16th century, Buenos Aires was transformed from a colonial port into a cosmopolitan metropolis - the "Paris of the South" - by the cattle boom of the 1880s. As in the American West, boom was followed by bust. But that did not stop Buenos Aires from becoming the city it is today. With its air of haunted grandeur, Buenos Aires is a place of icy intellect and smoldering passion. It is a city where the elegant Colon Theater, one of the world's great opera houses, stands in counterpoint to the working class barrios that gave birth to the tango. Perhaps the city's enigmas and contradictions are best embodied by its two most famous citizens - the reclusive librarian and literary genius Jorge Luis Borges and the showgirl turned First Lady, Evita Peron. The "Paris of the South" flaunts its European heritage. One of the pleasures of Buenos Aires is simply absorbing its charm and flavor, from Parisian-style confiterias - cafés - to the city's popular tango clubs.

Day 22 - Buenos Aires, disembark & transfer to airport/Fly UK

Founded in the early 16th century, Buenos Aires was transformed from a colonial port into a cosmopolitan metropolis - the "Paris of the South" - by the cattle boom of the 1880s. As in the American West, boom was followed by bust. But that did not stop Buenos Aires from becoming the city it is today. With its air of haunted grandeur, Buenos Aires is a place of icy intellect and smoldering passion. It is a city where the elegant Colon Theater, one of the world's great opera houses, stands in counterpoint to the working class barrios that gave birth to the tango. Perhaps the city's enigmas and contradictions are best embodied by its two most famous citizens - the reclusive librarian and literary genius Jorge Luis Borges and the showgirl turned First Lady, Evita Peron. The "Paris of the South" flaunts its European heritage. One of the pleasures of Buenos Aires is simply absorbing its charm and flavor, from Parisian-style confiterias - cafés - to the city's popular tango clubs.

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