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 Diamond 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.
Itinerary / Excursions
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 Chilean University, San Francisco Church, the Cathedral, Plaza des Armas and Santa Lucia Hill. Then we ascend San Cristobal Hill for a fine view of the Andes Mountains. 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 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
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 Colon Theatre, the Cathedral, the main square - Plaza de Mayo and we will visit the Metropolitan Cathedral. 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 / Depart for Canada
The morning is at leisure until we transfer to the airport for our direct flight to Toronto.
Day 20: Morning arrival in Canada
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