- Departs from Buenos Aires, Argentina
- On 6th Jan 2019 for nights
- Onboard Azamara Pursuit
- Prices from AU $9,499*
Pricing per person
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AZAMARA PURSUIT'S ANTARCTICA - Cruise & Stay package includes:
- Private Transfer in Buenos Aires from Airport to Hotel
- 1 nights accommodation in a 5-star hotel in Buenos Aires including breakfast
- Private Transfer in Buenos Aires from Hotel to Cruise Terminal
- 17 night Antarctica cruise aboard NEW SHIP Azamara Pursuit round trip from Buenos Aires
- Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings event (on most voyages of seven nights or longer)
- Complimentary Select standard spirits, international beers and wines
- Complimentary Shipboard bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
- Complimentary Shipboard Gratuities for waitstaff, bar staff and housekeeping
- Shipboard self service laundry
- Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
- Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations
- All port/govt. charges
- All main meals (excluding specialty restaurants)
- Most onboard entertainment
- Private Transfer in Buenos Aires from Cruise Terminal to Hotel
- 1 nights accommodation in a 5-star hotel in Buenos Aires including breakfast
- Private Transfer in Buenos Aires from Hotel to Airport
17 Night Cruise sailing from Buenos Aires roundtrip aboard Azamara Pursuit.
Like her two sister ships, the sturdy Azamara Pursuit is a mid-sized beauty with a deck plan well-suited to the needs of modern voyagers.
You’ll never feel crowded in the comfortable social spaces of our bars, restaurants, lounges, and Cabaret. Nor will you feel like a sardine jammed in around the pool, where our attentive staff is always ready to offer a complimentary bottled water, soft drink or fresh towel. Staterooms feature modern amenities, furnishings, and European linens. And one of the greatest features of this ship is the large number of staterooms with verandas.
There’s nothing better than opening your door to the fresh sea air and views. Azamara’s friendly ships are an altogether wonderful place to call your home away from home!
Prepare for an epic 17-night journey to the "end of the world" and back aboard the Azamara Pursuit℠. From South American beaches to Antarctica icebergs, this unique voyage is the best of both worlds.
Set sail for adventure, departing from beautiful Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world that calls the stunning banks of the Beagle Channel home. With an overnight stay you can take your time chasing waterfalls, hiking dense forests, and dining in the surprising array of restaurants and bars. Be sure to try the king crab pie—a local favorite.
Highlights of this cruise:
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Welcome to elegant, cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, with its European colonial architecture and colorful mix of cultures.
Each district has its own style: enjoy Palermo with its mansions and parks; shop in the chic boutiques of Soho and Hollywood; and soak up the Italian flavor of La Boca where tango dancers and artists display their talents for passersby.
Then top it all off with an Argentine steak, perfectly grilled over a fire of glowing coals, and washed down with an excellent glass of Malbec.
Surrounded on three sides by towering peaks, this former penal colony on the banks of the Beagle Channel is spectacularly sited amidst waterfalls, glaciers, and beech forests. Alive with marine life offshore, Ushuaia has fully embraced its reputation as a hub of outdoor adventure at the tip of Argentina.
This is the southern extreme of Tierra del Fuego, a national park with hiking trails and walking paths through thick forests, inhabited by native birds and beavers, where seals, sea lions, and sea birds can be found in abundance. The channel is named for HMS Beagle, which sailed these waters with a young Charles Darwin aboard. It was during that voyage that he began to formulate his theories of evolution.
Cape Horn, Chile
Located at the southernmost tip of South America, Cape Horn is a legend in maritime annals. It was (and continues to be) one of the most challenging nautical routes on the planet—particularly for the clipper ships of the 18th through the 20th centuries that carried much of the world’s trade.
Although that changed with the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914, which made for a much shorter and safer passage, the mystique of Cape Horn has attracted explorers, fortune hunters, and adventure seekers since it was first sailed through in 1616 by Dutch navigators Jakob Le Maire and Willem Schouten. (Schouten named the point “Cape Hoorn” after his hometown of Hoorn in Holland.)
Drifting through a world of bright white punctuated by implausibly blue icebergs, you may find the experience surreal. As you cruise through the sound, you’ll view the same rugged landscapes just as those first intrepid explorers did years ago. This frozen continent at the ends of the Earth cannot sustain permanent inhabitants, but the part it plays in the Earth’s weather and water levels is so crucial that 28 nations maintain research stations here.
The peninsula sweeps up towards the tip of South America, and is the only part extending outside the Antarctic Circle. It provides many good habitats for penguin rookeries, and these beguiling birds return each year to mate, dressed in their best tuxedos. Several species of seal are in residence as well, including the enormous elephant seal.
Elephant Island, Antarctica
This mountainous, ice-covered island off the coast of Antarctica was named for the elephant seals early explorers sighted on its shores. It is most famous as the refuge of Ernest Shackleton and his crew, following the loss of their ship Endurance.
Twenty-eight exhausted men reached Elephant Island after a harrowing ordeal on drifting ice floes. Realizing there was no chance of rescue, Shackleton set out with five men on an 800-mile (1,287 km) voyage in an open lifeboat, heading for South Georgia, where he knew there was a whaling station. He returned four months later with a ship, and against all odds rescued everyone who had originally set out on the expedition.
Retracing part of Shackleton’s legendary journey—and seeing the island where this incredible feat of courage and determination occurred—is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
These remote, windswept islands with a human population of about 3000, support half a million sheep, and as many as a million penguins during the summer nesting season, making it one of the world’s great penguin capitals. Five of the 17 species are represented – Rockhoppers, Magellenic, King, Gentoo, and Macaroni – and observing their antics is a most pleasurable pursuit. Get a glimpse of the lives of the Falklands’ human residents as well, and learn what it means to inhabit this far off corner of the earth.
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Tucked into a protected bay in northern Patagonia, Port Madryn was founded by some unlikely settlers. In 1865, 150 Welsh immigrants fleeing the economic hardship of Britain’s Industrial Revolution founded the city when they arrived to build the Central Chubut Railway. Head to the nearby town of Gaiman for a little taste of Wales way across the pond. Here you’ll find charming Welsh-style homes and quaint teahouses.
You’ll also find plenty of whales of the aquatic variety in Port Madryn, too. Southern right whales can be seen all around the Valdes Peninsula across the bay, but if you’re lucky you might also catch a glimpse of these majestic behemoths from the seaside promenade of Almirante Brown Boulevard. The area around Port Madryn is famous for its diverse wildlife. Punta Tombo National Reserve is home to a huge colony of Magellanic penguins, and Punta Loma Reserve is the best place to see sunbathing South American sea lions.
Montevideo exudes European charm and elegance, with broad boulevards, fountains, stately squares, and irresistible sidewalk cafes.
The city maintains a low-key atmosphere despite its position as Uruguay’s commercial and political hub, and there are few skyscrapers on the horizon, though there are some surprising contrasts – an Art Nouveau pedestrian mall, Art Deco Centenary Stadium, and an American Embassy designed by I.M. Pei. Most of the nation’s countryside is farm or ranchland, and the life of the cowboy, or gaucho, is part of the local lore.
Take a peak at the Gaucho Museum, or visit an estancia, and see them in action.
|05/01/19||Transfer from airport to hotel in Buenos Aires|
|06/01/19||Transfer to Cruise Terminal, emabrk Azamara Pursuit|
|06/01/19||Buenos Aires, Argentina||05:00PM|
|12/01/19||Cape Horn (Cruising)||06:00AM||08:00AM|
|15/01/19||Elephant Island, South Shetland Islands||08:00AM||overnight|
|17/01/19||Port Stanley, Falkland Islands||07:30AM||05:00PM|
|19/01/19||Puerto Madryn, Argentina||08:00AM||08:00PM|
|23/01/19||Buenos Aires, Argentina||06:00AM|
|23/01/19||Disembark Azamara Pursuit, transfer to Buenos Aires hotel|
|24/01/19||Transfer to airport, own arrangements onwards|