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South America Cruise and Tour aboard the Sapphire Princess

This cruise and tour will appeal to the adventurous traveller who would like to visit some of South America’s most exciting cities, plus some of the less well known ports-of-call.

Available Booking Dates

Tour Inclusions

  • Flights with Air Canada
  • 14-night cruise, all port taxes and tipping, all meals daily, activities & entertainment
  • 3 nights First Class hotels (2 nights Buenos Aires and 1 night Santiago) with breakfast and dinner daily, and 2 lunches
  • Touring in Santiago and Buenos Aires

Costs

  • Per person, double occupancy, from Toronto
  • Inside Cabin (various decks)  - $9,197.00
  • Outside Cabin (Obstructed View) Emerald Deck  - $9,397.00
  • Outside Cabin (Clear View) Plaza or Fiesta Deck  - $9,597.00
  • Outside Cabin with Private Balcony (Aloha or Baja Deck)  - $10,597.00
  • Single Supplement - add 50% to costs above
  • Ottawa, Montreal or Halifax - add $190.00
  • Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton or Vancouver - add $390.00

All Senior Discovery Tours Include:

  • All Airfare, Airport Taxes, & Surcharges
  • Carefully Selected Accommodations, Hotel Taxes, Gratuities & Luggage Handling
  • All Gratuities For Hotels, Drivers, Guides & Cruise Staff
  • Sightseeing & Excursions With Expert Local Guides
  • Cultural Experiences, Most Meals & Authentic Dining
  • Comprehensive Travel & Health Insurance Plan
  • A Dedicated, Professional, & Experienced Tour Manager
  • Roundtrip Transportation To/From Airport (From Most Canadian Cities)
  • All Prices Guaranteed in Canadian Funds

On the cruise we will enjoy wonderful scenery, fascinating towns and villages and the opportunity to try various activities such as river rafting, fishing and hiking. We will cruise in style and luxury aboard the Sapphire Princess. The ships of Princess Cruises are among the most beautiful and hospitable, and have more of everything you would expect in a 5-star floating resort. Princess’ award-winning shore excursions and fascinating onboard programs will bring the cultures and colours of South America to life. Talented chefs will take you on a culinary journey, with freshly prepared and carefully crafted dishes that celebrate South America.

Take in some of the finest cruise ship entertainment as the theatre lights up the top deck day or night with feature films, or watch a lavish Broadway production complete with dazzling stage sets and international performers in the state-of -the art Princess theatres! Aside from the cruise, our program includes 2 nights in Buenos Aires - capital of Argentina, and a night in Santiago - capital of Chile, with touring in both cities.

* All shore excursions are optional, and may be purchased in advance on Princess Cruises’ website, or onboard the ship.


Day 1:  Departure

We depart for Santiago, Chile.

Day 2:  Santiago

We arrive in Santiago and proceed on our city tour. We’ll see the Cathedral, San Francisco Church, Plaza des Armas, Santa Lucia Hill and more. This evening is our Welcome Dinner.

Day 3:  Embarkation

We transfer to our cruise ship, and this evening we enjoy our first delicious dinner onboard.

Day 4:  At Sea

Time to relax, get acquainted with the ship and your fellow passengers, and enjoy the endless array of facilities, activities and entertainment onboard.

Day 5:  Puerto Montt, Chile

Puerto Montt is the gateway to Patagonia, and there is much to see here. Optional tours include the breathtaking scenery of Patagonia’s Lake District and snow-covered Osorno Volcano.

Day 6:  At Sea

Day 7:  Amalia Glacier, Chile (Scenic Cruising)

Located in the central part of the Southern Patagonia Ice Fields, the Amalia Glacier descends from the Andes Mountains and towers above the sea. The Amalia’s mammoth blue mountain of ice is constantly changing. You can frequently spot dolphins swimming by the ships.

Day 8:  Punta Arenas, Chile

Punta Arenas is the hub for many adventures – penguin colonies, Antarctica and Patagonia to name a few. Explore the city’s sights or visit a living museum dedicated to the sheep ranchers who settled Patagonia.

Day 9:  Ushuaia (Tierra Del Fuego), Argentina

Ushuaia is the southern-most town in the world, and is located on the island territory of Tierra del Fuego. “The Land of Fire” features unforgettable scenery and trails of discovery.

Day 10:  Cape Horn Scenic Cruising

Today we round the southern tip of South America. You will be awestruck by the rugged beauty and imposing vision of Cape Horn – a massive rocky point that was the bane of early explorers.

Day 11:  Stanley, Falkland Islands

The capital of the Falkland Islands is very British. Here you can visit a penguin rookery, learn of the island’s tumultuous past at the Historic Dockyard Museum or enjoy a pint at a local pub.

Day 12:  At Sea

Day 13:  Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Puerto Madryn is known today for its animal life, which Argentina protects in this scenic, remote wildlife preserve. Puerto Madryn is also the gateway to Punta Tombo National Reserve and Argentine Patagonia – a small city that serves as a base for exploring the remote wildlife preserves.

Day 14:  At Sea

Day 15:  Montevideo, Uruguay

Uruguay’s charming capital overlooks the River Plata and has plenty of unique architecture, parks and monuments. The waterfront promenade is a great place to stroll and people watch.

Day 16:  Buenos Aires

We arrive in Buenos Aires - a city of wide boulevards, 19th century mansions, French colonial architecture and colourful traffic-free shopping areas. You can explore the city, take an optional excursion or enjoy your last day of activities onboard the ship. This evening is the Captain’s Farewell Dinner.

Day 17:  Disembarkation / Buenos Aires

We disembark our ship and proceed on our Buenos Aires city tour. We will see the major sights such as the Obelisk, the Plaza San Martin, the main square - Plaza de Mayo and Plaza Alvear. Then we see the green area of Palermo with it’s parks and artificial lakes, and the Recoleta area with its many elegant boutiques and restaurants. The grave of Eva Peron is located in the cemetery of Recoleta. During the tour we will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

Day 18:  Buenos Aires

We enjoy a tour of the charming town of Tigre and the Parana River Delta. Tigre is known for its summer residences and yachting. We’ll take a boat excursion on the channels of the Tigre Delta to see some of the many beautiful green islands. This evening we enjoy a Tango Dinner Show.

Day 19:  Buenos Aires

We will enjoy a guided tour to reveal the extraordinary history of the city’s vibrant urban art culture. From its fiery political origins to the modern context in which Buenos Aires has become one of the world’s most exciting cities for street art. You will be taken off the beaten path to visit hidden graffiti hotspots and open-air galleries. You will also be given the chance to meet the artists themselves.

Day 20:  Buenos Aires / Depart for Canada

The morning is at leisure until we transfer to the airport for our direct flight to Toronto.

Day 21:  Morning arrival in Canada