On this 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 Grand Class Coral 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 - more spacious staterooms, more dining and entertainment options and more services and activities, including swimming pools, sauna, a spa with masseuse, aerobics and dance classes, duty-free boutiques and lectures on the history and highlights of the ports we visit by the onboard experts. The spacious staterooms have twin beds (convertible to queen size), TV, phone, safe, hairdryer, fridge, spacious closets and a private bathroom with a shower only. Evening activities include after-dinner drinks in one of the elegant lounges, first-run films, a casino and professionally produced Broadway-style entertainment.
Aside from the cruise, our program includes a night in Santiago - the capital of Chile, and 2-nights in Buenos Aires - the capital of Argentina, 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 enjoy a city tour. We pass by the Chilean University, San Francisco Church, the Cathedral, the Plaza des Armas and Santa Lucia Hill. Then we ascend San Cristobal Hill for a fine view of the Andes Mountains. Afternoon at leisure, and this evening is our Welcome Dinner.
Day 3: Santiago / Embarkation
We leave Santiago and travel along a beautiful coastal road to see the seaside village of Isla Negra, where the poet Pablo Neruda lived. The museum there showcases his life and his collections of objects from around the world. Then we proceed to our cruise ship, the Coral Princess. This evening we enjoy our first delicious dinner onboard.
Day 4: At Sea
Enjoy the many activities on board our ship.
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 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 Britannia House Museum or enjoy a pint at a local pub.
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 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, Argentina
This cosmopolitan city has wide boulevards, 19th century mansions, French colonial architecture and colourful traffic-free shopping areas. Our ship overnights here so there is plenty of time to enjoy the city’s unusual sights.
Day 17: Buenos Aires / Disembarkation
We disembark our ship and proceed on our Buenos Aires city tour. We will see the major sights such as the Colon Theatre, Plaza de Mayo, the Cathedral and much more. We will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 18: Buenos Aires
Today, 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 will enjoy a boat excursion on the channels of the Tigre Delta to see some of the many beautiful green islands.
Day 19: Home
We fly home with Air Canada.
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