2/17 HOMETOWN – BUENOS AIRES (ARGENTINA)
Today, we arrive in the beautiful city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. We will be transferred from the airport to the hotel. This evening we will experience the long history of Argentine’s Tango. Argentine Tango was originated in the late 19th century among the working class in Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Montevideo, Uruguay. It has definitely gained popularity over the centuries. Enjoy a delightful dinner while watching one of the world’s most popular dances. (Airport transfers, hotel accommodations and dinner included)
Hotel: Sheraton Hotel or similar
2/18 BUENOS AIRES (ARGENTINA) – CELEBRITY INFINITY
After enjoying your breakfast at the hotel, you will have a chance to visit the city on your own this morning. You have an option of resting at the hotel or visit the local shopping district. In the afternoon, we will head over to the pier and board Celebrity Infinity. Enjoy outstanding cuisine, fun entertainment, and much more. (Transfers included)
2/22 USHUAIA (ARGENTINA)
Today our cruise ship arrives at Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city; where you can see the words “Fin del Mundo” everywhere, meaning “End of the World.” We will visit Tierra del Fuego National Park, which covers about an area of 15 acres, offering visitors trails along scenic rivers and bays. The park’s forests of beech are home to coastal birds such as cormorants and albatross. Also, visit the world’s southernmost post office. Enjoy adventuring at the “end of the world” as you explore the mountainous landscapes, glacial lakes, and natural wonders. In the afternoon, take a stroll in the city, which is a great place to pick up a few souvenirs and taste local food.
2/23 CAPE HORN SCENIC CRUISING (CHILE)
Cruise pass Cape Horn, which is widely considered to be the most southern point of South America, and marks the northern boundary of the Drake Passage, for centuries it has been regarded as a major milestone by which sailing ships carrying trade goods around the world marked their passage. From strong winds and currents combined this particular area around Cape Horn make one of the most hazardous shipping routes in the world. William Schouten was the first successful Dutch navigator to sail the Cape Horn in 1616 and named Cape Horn his hometown.
2/24 ANTARCTICA SCNEIC CRUISING
11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Around 11:00 AM this morning, be ready to capture amazing memories as you cruise through Schollart Channel. Take in the mesmerizing sights of massive ice flows, humpback whales, waddling penguins, leopard seals and more in their natural element.
2:00 PM-4:00 PM
At about 2:00 PM, enjoy breathtaking Antarctica landscapes in Paradise Bay, with views of wildlife, magnificent fjords, and beautiful white giant icebergs. This lovely harbor is on the northwestern coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. If you are lucky, catch a quick glimpse of penguins swimming along with the cruise ship as they make this area their temporary home while searching for food.
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Approximately at 5:00 PM, we will be cruising to Gerlache Strait, a channel separating the Paler Archipelago from the Antarctic Peninsula. This area is known for its spiky blue icebergs, humpback whales, beautiful snow and its surrounding mountains. Belgian navigator Adrien de Gerlache named this place after himself after exploring the strait in 1898.
2/25 ANTARCTICA SCENIC CRUISING
2:00 PM-6:00 PM
Sail to Elephant Island, an ice-covered mountainous island off the coast of Antarctica in the remote islands of the South Shetland Islands. Its name was given by early explorers sighting of elephant seals that lived on the shores of the island. With sheer high cliffs rising from the sea, topped by glaciers and snow covered peaks, the maximum altitude reaches up to 853 meters above sea level, with no permanent human settlement. The natural beauty of Elephant Island can be seen from afar.
2/27 PORT STANLEY (FALKLAND ISLAND)
Stanley Falkland Islands is located off the coast of South America, home to more than 740 islands. After arriving at Port Stanley, we will take a jeep ride and drive for about 50 miles towards Volunteer Point, one of the most popular and important tourist destinations in the Falklands. Volunteer Beach is a 2 mile long white sandy beach, an ideal habitat for three breeding species of penguins – King, Gentoo and Magellan. King penguins have bred here since man first visited the Falkland Islands. All three penguins are easily spotted during a day trip to Volunteer Point. (Tours included)
3/1 PUERTO MADRYN (ARGENTINA)
Puerto Madryn is one of the most sheltered places on the Patagonian coast. We will visit Punta Tombo, the most important Magellan’s Penguin Reservation of Latin America. It combines the magnificent experience of the observation of dolphins and penguins in their natural habitat. More than a million and a half of Magellan penguins arrive here every year to breed. One of the greatest features of this Reservation is that you can see the penguins up close and personal. (Tours included)
3/3 MONTEVIDEO (URUGUAY)
Today we arrive in Montevideo, Uruguay, a vibrant, eclectic place with a rich cultural life. It features the charms of modern times and progress, as well as the bohemian atmosphere and the history present in its streets. We will first visit Independence Square, one of the oldest squares of this city. It commemorates independence hero Jose Artigas, a soldier who fought for equality and democracy. His remains are buried here which are guarded 24 hours a day. Next, we visit Palacio Legislativo, the national parliament of Uruguay. The building has 27 different colors of marble, which are extracted locally from Uruguay. This must see legislative palace is known as one of the top most beautiful legislative buildings in the world. Lastly, take a stroll at Batlle Park, a major public central park in Montevideo with a monument of oxen pulling on a wagon; commemorating the early days of Uruguay pioneers. It has been recognized as a National Historic Monument.
3/4 BUENOS AIRES (ARGENTINA)
Our cruise ship returns to our hometown Buenos Aires, Argentina. After disembarkation, we will take a city tour. We will visit Plaza de Mayo, commemorating May 25th 1810 revolution that led Argentina’s independence. In this same area, we will see Casa Rosada, a rosy pink building that is the office to the President of Argentina. It is the famous balcony here that Eva Peron addressed the crowd of emotional supporters packed into Plaza de Mayo. Enjoy the most picturesque of all neighborhoods, La Boca, preserving a strong European flavor with many of its early settlers being from the Italian city of Genoa. Visit La Recoleta Cemetery, a mini village of tombs, which serve as the resting places of Argentina’s most important families, including Eva Peron, the First Lady of Argentina. Come see Floralis Generica, a sculpture shaped like a flower made of steel and aluminum. The flower uses an electrical system that automatically opens and closes the petals depending on the time of day. After our city tour, you will be transferred to the airport for your safe flight back home. (Tours & airport transfers included)