EXPO CRUISES AND TOURS
Duration: February 14, 2019 - February 28, 2019


Cruise the coastlines of South America exploring its exotic ports of call, visiting such spectacular locales as romantic Buenos Aires, Uruguay’s charming capital, Montevideo, the remote Falkland Islands, and scenic cruising around Cape Horn and scenic Chilean coast.

 

Day 1     Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA         Embark     Overnight
Day 2     Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA         ~               6:00 pm

Day 3     Montevideo, URUGUAY               7:00 am    6:00 pm
Day 4     Cruise Atlantic Ocean                   ~               ~
Day 5     Puerto Madryn, ARGENTINA      8:00 am     6:00 pm
Day 6     Cruise Atlantic Ocean                  ~                ~
Day 7     Stanley, FALKLAND IS., UK       8:00 am     6:00 pm
Day 8     Cruise By CAPE HORN              5:00 pm     6:00 pm
Day 9     Ushuaia, ARGENTINA                7:00 am     4:00 pm
Day 10   Punta Arenas, CHILE                  8:00 am     8:00 pm
Day 11   Cruise AMALIA GLACIER          4:00 pm     5:00 pm
Day 12   Cruise Pacific Coast                    ~                ~
Day 13   Puerto Montt, CHILE                   7:00 am     6:00 pm
Day 14   Cruise Pacific Ocean                   ~                ~
Day 15   San Antonio/Santiago CHILE      Disembark

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DAY 1 – BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
Embark the STAR PRINCESS, your home for the next 15 days.  You will be docked in port overnight while in Buenos Aires until next afternoon.  (D)

DAY 2 – BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
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.   (B/L/D)

DAY 3 – MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY
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.  (B/L/D)

DAY 4 – CRUISE ATLANTIC OCEAN                                    

DAY 5 – PUERTO MADRYN, ARGENTINA
Fleeing the economic devastation of England’s Industrial Revolution, Welsh settlers immigrated to Argentina in search of cheap land. Led by Viscount Madryn, one group of settlers sailed for Patagonia, founding the small city of Puerto Madryn in 1865. Life in Patagonia, however, was not easy.  There were lonely prairies, brutally cold winters, and unrelenting winds. Still the Welsh survived, and today visitors can still see their legacy in Puerto Madryn and its surrounding communities.  Puerto Madryn is your gateway to one of South America’s largest breeding grounds for birds and mammals – Tombo National Reserve.   (B/L/D)

DAY 6 – CRUISE ATLANTIC OCEAN                                   

DAY 7 – STANLEY, FALKLAND ISLANDS, UNITED KINGDOM
Capital city Stanley lies on the windswept tip of East Falkland Island, 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 journey to the islands to view their rich assortment of

DAY 8 – CRUISE BY CAPE HORN
Located on Chile’s Isla Hornos in the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, Cape Horn is widely considered to be the southernmost tip of South America. The culmination of the Andes mountain range, the legendary Cape is prone to unpredictably strong winds, choppy waters, icebergs, and rogue waves – none of which phase the Princess ships that sail here. Nevertheless, hazardous maritime conditions have protected the rocky region from human settlement, so you’ll enjoy the same views as the earliest explorers discovered centuries ago. Unusual rock formations with deep grooves and granite cliffs covered in trees are its signature features.  (B/L/D)

DAY 9 – USHUAIA, ARGENTINA
Magellan called it Tierra del Fuego, “the Land of Fire,” having seen flames rising from the darkened islands. For over three centuries, the name struck fear in the hearts of mariners. Howling headwinds, mountainous seas and rocky coastlines spelled a sudden end to many voyages. Today, Ushuaia, a former Argentine penal colony, serves as your gateway to this wilderness where snow-capped mountains plummet to the icy waters of the Beagle Channel.  In the late 19th century, Reverend Thomas Bridges spent years working with local tribes, compiling a dictionary of their Yaghan tongue. The work outlived the Yaghan: by the beginning of the 20th century, they had succumbed to disease.   (B/L/D)

DAY 10 – 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 bird and marine life.   (B/L/D)

DAY 11 – CRUISE AMALIA GLAICER
The Southern Patagonian Ice Field covered the entirety of southern Chile just 10,000 years ago. Today, this region gives way to the awe-inspiring channels and islands that comprise the fjords of southern Chile’s Pacific Coast, which extend as far south as Tierra del Fuego and the Strait of Magellan.  While cruising through the sparkling waters of Chile’s legendary inlets, you’ll be graced by the presence of snowcapped mountain peaks, majestic forests and spectacular blue-tinged glaciers that will take your breath away. The unspoiled scenery is filled with dramatic rock formations and abundant wildlife known for making their homes here, including sea lions, Peale’s dolphins and a variety of seabirds that soar amid the splendor.   (B/L/D)

DAY 12 – CRUISE ATLANTIC OCEAN                                        

DAY 13 – PUERTO MONTT, CHILE
Puerto Montt is your gateway to Chile’s magnificent Lake District. Here, snow-capped volcanoes gaze down on alpine valleys nestled among low hills. Glaciers carved out this terrain, leaving the jewel-like lakes in their wake. The Lake District was a magnet for German immigrants, and their legacy can be seen today in the manicured rose gardens of Puerto Varas, in Chile’s “German Villages” like Frutillar and in Puerto Montt’s gabled homes with elaborate balconies.  Despite a population of more than 130,000, Puerto Montt retains the feel of a small town. For a simple introduction to the city, walk along its waterfront road lined with tempting artisan’s stalls and small cafés.    (B/L/D)

DAY 14 – CRUISE PACIFIC COAST              

DAY 15 –  SAN ANTONIO / SANTIAGO (Disembarkation)
After, breakfast, disembark your cruise ship.  (B) 

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FEBRUARY 14 – 28, 2019     From Santiago to Buenos Aires

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY FARES:
INSIDE Category IC     $3,125                           INSIDE Cat. IB               $3,150              OUTSIDE Cat. OW*          $3,350
OUTSIDE Cat. OF*       $3,725                           OUTSIDE Cat. OC         $3,373              BALCONY Cat. BD           $4,325
BALCONY Cat. BC       $4,395                           MINI-SUITE Cat. MD     $5,295              MINI-SUITE Cat. MB         $5,450

SINGLE OCCUPANCY FARES:
INSIDE Category IC     $5,495                           OUTSIDE Cat. OW*      $5,950               BALCONY Cat. BD        $7,895

 (*) – has obstructed view

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ALL PRICES ARE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS PER PERSON AND INCLUDE:
15-Day cruise with all your meals and onboard entertainment (shore excursions are not included).
All departure and port taxes/government fees.  Prepaid shipboard gratuities during your cruise.