47-day Grand Voyage: Pole To Pole
Sat Jan 25th 2025
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Itinerary Summary
Ft. Lauderdale, Santo Domingo, Santa Marta/COLOMBIA , San Jose/COSTA RICA, Panama Canal/CRUISING (Overnight), Fuerte Amador/PANAMA (Overnight), Manta/ECUADOR , Salaverry /PERU, Lima/PERU (Overnight), General San Martin/PERU, Arica/CHILE, Antofagasta/CHILE, San Antonio/CHILE, Robinson Crusoe Isl./CHILE, Puerto Montt/CHILE, Castro/CHILE, Puerto Chacabuco/CHILE, Amalia Glacier/CHILE, Punta Arenas/CHILE, Ushuaia/ARGENTINA, Stanley, Puerto Madryn/ARGENTINA, Montevideo/URUGUAY , Buenos Aires/ARGENTINA
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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 : At Sea

Day 4 : Santo Domingo

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

visit the oldest street, house, cathedral and university in the Western Hemisphere...you`ll find a cluster of four museums ... The National Theatre is ... a popular venue for ballet, opera, concerts and theatre...A different type of excitement can be found at the capital`s dozen casinos...gourmands will find excellent restaurants.

Day 5 : At Sea

Day 6 : Santa Marta/COLOMBIA

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Day 7 : At Sea

Day 8 : San Jose/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 9 : Panama Canal/CRUISING

6:00 am - 6:00 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 9 : At Sea

Day 9 : Panama Canal/CRUISING

8:00 pm - 8:00 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 9 : Fuerte Amador/PANAMA

9:00 pm - --

Day 10 : Fuerte Amador/PANAMA

-- - 4:00 pm

Day 11 : At Sea

Day 12 : Manta/ECUADOR

6:00 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 13 : At Sea

Day 14 : Salaverry /PERU

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

This is the port for Trujillo, the "Lordly City," whose elegant mansions and churches reflect the aristocracy of the Spanish colonial era. Here you may opt for a thrilling excursion to Chan-Chan, an immense and magnificent enclave that since A.D. 1300 has been the center of the sophisticated Chim culture.

Day 15 : At Sea

Day 16 : Lima/PERU

6:00 am - --

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 17 : Lima/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 18 : General San Martin/PERU

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Day 19 : At Sea

Day 20 : Arica/CHILE

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The beautiful city of Arica is as lovely as it is diverse.You can lie on the beach sipping an exotic drink, and hike the trails of the glorious Lauca National Park in the same day.The Cathedral of San Marcos is a fantastic man-made achievement, and the Salar de Surire National Monument is spectacular. In addition, the city and its surrounding area are virtually rain free, experiencing the least precipitation of anywhere on earth.It also has an incredibly low crime rate, and is a wonderful blend of modern tourist attractions and ancient culture.

Day 21 : At Sea

Day 22 : Antofagasta/CHILE

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Day 23 : At Sea

Day 24 : San Antonio/CHILE

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Day 25 : At Sea

Day 26 : Robinson Crusoe Isl./CHILE

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Day 27 : At Sea

Day 28 : 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 29 : Castro/CHILE

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Day 30 : Puerto Chacabuco/CHILE

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Day 31 : At Sea

Day 32 : Amalia Glacier/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 32 : At Sea

Day 33 : At Sea

Day 33 : Punta Arenas/CHILE

6:00 am - 6:00 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 33 : At Sea

Day 33 : At Sea

Day 34 : At Sea

Day 34 : Ushuaia/ARGENTINA

2:00 pm - 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 35 : At Sea

Day 36 : At Sea

Day 37 : At Sea

Day 38 : At Sea

Day 39 : At Sea

Day 40 : At Sea

Day 41 : At Sea

Day 42 : Stanley

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Day 43 : At Sea

Day 44 : 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 45 : At Sea

Day 46 : At Sea

Day 47 : 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 48 : 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.