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Itinerary Summary
Ft. Lauderdale, Grand Cayman, San Jose(Puerto Limon) / COSTA RICA, Panama Canal / CRUISING (Overnight), Fuerte Amador / PANAMA (Overnight), Manta / ECUADOR , Lima(Callao) / PERU (Overnight), Lima(Callao) / PERU (Overnight), General San Martin / PERU, Coquimbo(La Serena) / CHILE, San Antonio(Santiago) / CHILE, Robinson Crusoe Isl. / CHILE, Puerto Montt / CHILE, Puerto Chacabuco / CHILE, Amalia Glacier(Cruising) / CHILE, Punta Arenas / CHILE, Ushuaia / ARGENTINA, Stanley(Falkland Isl.) / UK, Puerto Madryn / ARGENTINA, Punta Del Este / URUGUAY , Montevideo / URUGUAY , Buenos Aires / ARGENTINA (Overnight), Buenos Aires / ARGENTINA (Overnight), Santos (Sao Paulo) / BRAZIL, Rio De Janeiro / BRAZIL (Overnight), Salvador De Bahia / BRAZIL, Recife / BRAZIL, Fortaleza / BRAZIL, Belem / BRAZIL, Santarem / BRAZIL, Boca Da Valeria / BRAZIL, Manaus / BRAZIL (Overnight), Parintins / BRAZIL, Alter Do Chao / BRAZIL, Devil's Island / FR. GUIANA, Barbados, Dominica, San Juan, Half Moon Cay, Ft. Lauderdale
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Itinerary

Day 1 : Ft. Lauderdale

-- - 5:00 pm

Originally a fort built by the U.S. Army in 1838 during the Second Seminole War, Fort Lauderdale welcomes visitors with broad, palm-fringed beaches and an easy pace of life. Stroll along fashionable Las Olas Boulevard with its stylish shops or enjoy a sightseeing cruise through the city''s canals, boasting more waterways than Venice. Or, venture out and explore the cosmopolitan city of Palm Beach, or the wildlife sanctuary of the Everglades.

Day 2 : At Sea

Day 3 : Grand Cayman

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Survey the neatly shuttered shops for bargains, or the twisted rock formations known as "Hell." But there's nothing hellish about the white-sand heaven of Seven Mile Beach. Sample the rum distilled here and be sure to visit the world's only sea turtle farm.

Day 4 : At Sea

Day 5 : San Jose(Puerto Limon) / COSTA RICA

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

But truth be told, this isn't a tourist town per se, compared to other destinations in the Caribbean Sea . Nevertheless, there are things to see and do while you are in port.

Day 6 : Panama Canal / CRUISING

5:00 am - 5:00 am

Spend an unforgettable day cruising the Panama Canal, a fifty-one-mile waterway through the rainforest that is one of the world's engineering masterpieces. The ship glides down the canal with inches to spare, through locks that raise and lower it like a toy. Along the way it crosses enormous Gatun Lake, and the amazing Gaillard Cut, blasted out of a solid mountainside.

Day 6 : At Sea

Day 6 : Panama Canal / CRUISING

7:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Spend an unforgettable day cruising the Panama Canal, a fifty-one-mile waterway through the rainforest that is one of the world's engineering masterpieces. The ship glides down the canal with inches to spare, through locks that raise and lower it like a toy. Along the way it crosses enormous Gatun Lake, and the amazing Gaillard Cut, blasted out of a solid mountainside.

Day 6 : Fuerte Amador / PANAMA

8:00 pm - --

Day 7 : Fuerte Amador / PANAMA

-- - 5:00 pm

Day 8 : At Sea

Day 9 : Manta / ECUADOR

5:00 am - 8:00 pm

...The port of Manta is the busiest fishing port on earth.The Museo del Banco Central is a fantastic museum ...Manta's beaches are spacious as well as beautiful, and are home to a wide array of wildlife.There are a few truly great restaurants in Manta, and the nightlife is fantastic.

Day 10 : At Sea

Day 11 : Lima(Callao) / PERU

4:00 pm - --

Callao is your port of entry to the glittering, elegant city of Lima, the darling of Peru. Founded by Pizarro and the Conquistadors, the capital city today offers priceless collections ranging from the Museum of Gold to the Museum of Anthropology and Archeology. Pizarro's remains can be found in the Cathedral, built in 1746. From Lima, you can also take a tour to Machu Picchu, the mysterious lost city of the Incas high in the Andes, or to Cuzco, the capital of the Incan Empire.

Day 12 : Lima(Callao) / PERU

-- - --

Callao is your port of entry to the glittering, elegant city of Lima, the darling of Peru. Founded by Pizarro and the Conquistadors, the capital city today offers priceless collections ranging from the Museum of Gold to the Museum of Anthropology and Archeology. Pizarro's remains can be found in the Cathedral, built in 1746. From Lima, you can also take a tour to Machu Picchu, the mysterious lost city of the Incas high in the Andes, or to Cuzco, the capital of the Incan Empire.

Day 13 : Lima(Callao) / PERU

-- - 6:00 pm

Callao is your port of entry to the glittering, elegant city of Lima, the darling of Peru. Founded by Pizarro and the Conquistadors, the capital city today offers priceless collections ranging from the Museum of Gold to the Museum of Anthropology and Archeology. Pizarro's remains can be found in the Cathedral, built in 1746. From Lima, you can also take a tour to Machu Picchu, the mysterious lost city of the Incas high in the Andes, or to Cuzco, the capital of the Incan Empire.

Day 14 : General San Martin / PERU

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Day 15 : At Sea

Day 16 : At Sea

Day 17 : Coquimbo(La Serena) / CHILE

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Day 18 : San Antonio(Santiago) / CHILE

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Day 19 : At Sea

Day 20 : Robinson Crusoe Isl. / CHILE

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Day 21 : At Sea

Day 22 : Puerto Montt / CHILE

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Evocative of Switzerland, Chile's lake district is noted for its pristine, almost Alpine scenery and bracing climate. Visit Lake Llanquihue (pronounced "Yankee-way"), and explore the rugged coastline leading to Ensenada. Marvel at a Fuji-like volcano, Mount Osorno, which rises to a height of 8,500 feet. View the rushing falls and turbulent rapids of Petrohue and cruise the blue-green waters of placid Lake Todos Los Santos. Taste Chilean country specialties and enjoy folklore entertainment at a rustic hosteria.

Day 23 : Puerto Chacabuco / CHILE

11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Day 24 : At Sea

Day 25 : Amalia Glacier(Cruising) / CHILE

-- - --

The Amalia Glacier is located in the Southern Ice Fields of Chile along the Peel Inlet. It is a beautiful site to see the white and blue silhouettes of towering ice descend from the Andes Mountains to create a frontal face that covers approximately 1km and as high as 50 meters. This size of this ice mass is generated by blizzards that help to will be amazed by the crystal aspect of this glacier.

Day 25 : At Sea

Day 25 : At Sea

Day 26 : Punta Arenas / CHILE

7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Located within the Straits of Magellan, Punta Arenas is proud of being a frontier whaling town. Conveying the flavor of a Northern European seaport, mansions show that some early settlers made fortunes here. Tour the scenic landscapes of Patagonia, with its myriad of wildlife and breathtaking views. Or fly in a chartered airplane over the White Continent of Antarctica.

Day 26 : At Sea

Day 26 : At Sea

Day 27 : At Sea

Day 27 : At Sea

Day 28 : Ushuaia / ARGENTINA

6:00 am - 8:00 pm

The world's southernmost city, Ushuaia overlooks Beagle Channel, named after the ship that took Charles Darwin to the bottom of the world. Founded just over one hundred years ago, this rustic town is situated amidst incredible snowcapped mountains, dramatic waterfalls, massive glaciers, and a forest known for its red foliage. Tierra del Fuego, the "Land of Fire," twelve miles to the west of Ushuaia, is known for its glacial landscape and its national park, which is a bird-watcher's paradise.

Day 29 : At Sea

Day 30 : At Sea

Day 31 : At Sea

Day 32 : At Sea

Day 33 : At Sea

Day 34 : At Sea

Day 35 : Stanley(Falkland Isl.) / UK

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Day 36 : At Sea

Day 37 : Puerto Madryn / ARGENTINA

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Nestled in a protected bay on the Gulf Nuevo, this unique hamlet was founded by adventurous Welsh colonists in 1865 and has maintained Welsh as its official language. Visit the Valdez Peninsula, the only known continental breeding place for elephant seals. Also watch for sea lions, whales and exotic birds.

Day 38 : At Sea

Day 39 : Punta Del Este / URUGUAY

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Day 40 : Montevideo / URUGUAY

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

This charming capital city, with its broad boulevards and beautiful parks, will entice you to explore the coastline. You'll also want to visit the Parque Batille y Ordonez, honoring the Father of Uruguay, and to see La Carreta-The Oxcart-a monument sculpted by Bellini.

Day 41 : Buenos Aires / ARGENTINA

8:00 am - --

Latin America's most sophisticated city, dubbed the "Paris of South America," invites you to stroll along broad, tree-lined boulevards to the picturesque Plaza San Martin. Tour the dazzling Teatro Colon, one of the world's greatest opera houses, and the tomb of Evita Peron. Perhaps you would enjoy a dinner ashore, followed by a performance of the Tango or an optional excursion into the pampas to visit an estancia (ranch) with traditional gaucho hospitality.

Day 42 : Buenos Aires / ARGENTINA

-- - --

Latin America's most sophisticated city, dubbed the "Paris of South America," invites you to stroll along broad, tree-lined boulevards to the picturesque Plaza San Martin. Tour the dazzling Teatro Colon, one of the world's greatest opera houses, and the tomb of Evita Peron. Perhaps you would enjoy a dinner ashore, followed by a performance of the Tango or an optional excursion into the pampas to visit an estancia (ranch) with traditional gaucho hospitality.

Day 43 : Buenos Aires / ARGENTINA

-- - 3:00 pm

Latin America's most sophisticated city, dubbed the "Paris of South America," invites you to stroll along broad, tree-lined boulevards to the picturesque Plaza San Martin. Tour the dazzling Teatro Colon, one of the world's greatest opera houses, and the tomb of Evita Peron. Perhaps you would enjoy a dinner ashore, followed by a performance of the Tango or an optional excursion into the pampas to visit an estancia (ranch) with traditional gaucho hospitality.

Day 44 : At Sea

Day 45 : At Sea

Day 46 : Santos (Sao Paulo) / BRAZIL

8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Santos is the port for Sao Paulo, the largest city in South America and the economic heart and soul of Brazil. Originally built as a Jesuit mission in the 1500's, the city's towering skyscrapers and a bustling population of 11 million now lend it the air of a subtropical New York.

Day 47 : Rio De Janeiro / BRAZIL

8:00 am - --

Undoubtedly the highlight of everyone's South American experience, glittering Rio is a city that enchants mind, body and soul. Radiant beaches, like Ipanema and Copacabana, stretch like bejeweled arcs around the city's perimeter. The monumental 120-foot statue of Christ the Redeemer towers over Rio atop Corcovado Mountain. Take a cable car up Sugarloaf Mountain for stunning panoramic views of the mountains, beaches and skyline. Visit world-renowned nightclubs where samba bands and disco dancers jump all night long.

Day 48 : Rio De Janeiro / BRAZIL

-- - 3:00 pm

Undoubtedly the highlight of everyone's South American experience, glittering Rio is a city that enchants mind, body and soul. Radiant beaches, like Ipanema and Copacabana, stretch like bejeweled arcs around the city's perimeter. The monumental 120-foot statue of Christ the Redeemer towers over Rio atop Corcovado Mountain. Take a cable car up Sugarloaf Mountain for stunning panoramic views of the mountains, beaches and skyline. Visit world-renowned nightclubs where samba bands and disco dancers jump all night long.

Day 49 : At Sea

Day 50 : Salvador De Bahia / BRAZIL

9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Salvador is a dynamic collage of diverse religious and cultural groups, colorful open-air markets, tropical flowers, majestic colonial buildings, golden-sand beaches and the bubbling sensuality of the Bahian people. Visit the Sao Francisco Chapel, whose interior is paved with gold. Sample Salvador's Afro-Brazilian cuisine, including such mouth-watering specialties as "ensopada" (seafood poached in fresh coconut milk) and "vatapa" (spicy fresh shrimp).

Day 51 : At Sea

Day 52 : Recife / BRAZIL

8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Known as the "Venice of Brazil," lovely Recife is built on islands and connected by bridges. The tropical city is graced with churches from its Portuguese colonial past, with their frescoes and bright tiles. Browse the teeming market, spend the day at popular Boa Viagem Beach, or visit the beautiful suburb of Olinda, a perfectly intact 16th century town.

Day 53 : At Sea

Day 54 : Fortaleza / BRAZIL

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

This 16th-century Portuguese town offers the most exquisite handmade lace and embroidery in all Brazil. In addition to its wonderful handicrafts, Fortaleza offers some of the loveliest golden beaches on Brazil's northeast coast. Take a drive along the coast to Brabco, where the sand dunes are beautified by watefalls. Dotting the coastline, you'll see many "jangadas," rustic fishing craft that are the unofficial symbol of the state.

Day 55 : At Sea

Day 56 : Belem / BRAZIL

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Gateway to the mysterious world of the Amazon, the 371-year-old city of Our Lady of Bethlehem (now shortened to Belem) bears all the gifts of the jungle. Vendors in dug-out canoes bring tropical fish, fruit, Amazonian handicrafts and religious artifacts to Ver-O-Peso, Brazil's largest outdoor market. See the 18th century Baroque Merces Church, one of Belem's many beautiful churches.

Day 57 : At Sea

Day 57 : At Sea

Day 58 : At Sea

Day 58 : At Sea

Day 59 : Santarem / BRAZIL

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Day 60 : Boca Da Valeria / BRAZIL

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Day 61 : Manaus / BRAZIL

10:00 am - --

A cultural outpost in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, Manaus was famous for the extravagant lifestyle and architecture of the 19th century rubber barons who made their fortunes here. The renovated opera house stands as an opulent testament to their vast wealth.

Day 62 : Manaus / BRAZIL

-- - 5:00 pm

A cultural outpost in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, Manaus was famous for the extravagant lifestyle and architecture of the 19th century rubber barons who made their fortunes here. The renovated opera house stands as an opulent testament to their vast wealth.

Day 63 : Parintins / BRAZIL

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Day 64 : Alter Do Chao / BRAZIL

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Turning out of the muddy Amazon, you will cruise into the blue Rio Tapajos, to anchor off the village of Alter do Chao. Here you can tour the Center for Preservation of Indigenous Arts, with displays on the lifestyles of local tribes. Or cross to a white sand beach for a refreshing swim in the clear river waters.

Day 65 : At Sea

Day 65 : At Sea

Day 65 : At Sea

Day 66 : At Sea

Day 67 : Devil's Island / FR. GUIANA

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The most notorious of the three Salvation Islands, Devil's Island functioned for generations as a French penal colony. Once known as the "Dry Guillotine" because so many prisoners died there, the island today seems haunted by the spirits of former prisoners. Henri Charriere, better known as "Papillon," claimed to be the only prisoner ever to escape the Island.

Day 68 : At Sea

Day 69 : Barbados

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Bajan British accent is very distinctive, reflecting both the Scepter'd Isle and the lovely one they live on. Barbados still has lovely parish churches, great manor houses and a proper Trafalgar Square along with white-sugar beaches and waving fields of cane.

Day 70 : Dominica

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Day 71 : San Juan

1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The fortress of El Morro guards the harbor against long-gone Sir Francis Drake and his British privateers. The colorful streets of Old San Juan retain the Latin flavor of its seafaring past, when this was the heart of the Spanish Main. Sample the fiery rum made here, or indulge in an icy treat made from fresh tropical fruit and enjoy the Caribbean atmosphere.

Day 72 : At Sea

Day 73 : At Sea

Day 74 : Half Moon Cay

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Half Moon Cay has the attraction of other private islands plus some! This 2500 acre island, prides itself in maintaining the natural ecology; it protects 2400 of its acres by keeping them wholly unspoiled. Located one hundred miles SE of Nassau, its large protected bay used to be a famous refuge for pirates (or as famous as a pirate refuge can get). Enjoy nature activities, beach fun, or just swing in the hammock to the island steel band. Make sure to take at least one dip in the beach which is only chest deep 60 ft out!

Day 75 : Ft. Lauderdale

7:00 am - --

Originally a fort built by the U.S. Army in 1838 during the Second Seminole War, Fort Lauderdale welcomes visitors with broad, palm-fringed beaches and an easy pace of life. Stroll along fashionable Las Olas Boulevard with its stylish shops or enjoy a sightseeing cruise through the city''s canals, boasting more waterways than Venice. Or, venture out and explore the cosmopolitan city of Palm Beach, or the wildlife sanctuary of the Everglades.

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