Antarctic & Amazon Exploration

3 February - 17 March 2018

Duration

42 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

19 Ports

3 February

Setting sail from Santiago

Chile's cosmopolitan capital is a smart, sophisticated place, where life plays out against the stunning backdrop of the snow-capped Andean mountains. Santiago's moneyed elite congregate in the upmarket districts of the barrio alto, while the Centro buzzes with commerce and culture, home to museums, theatres and shopping malls. It's a leafy and eminently liveable city, in spite of the fact that more than a third of the population of Chile lives in Santiago. The city continues to grow outwards and upwards, its skyline crowned by the Costanera Centre, South America's tallest building, but an excellent metro system makes it easy to get around, and there are several lovely parks that afford plenty of breathing space.

Don't miss

Quinta Normal for the park and the museums.

4 February

At sea

5 February

Chile: Puerto Montt

6 February

Chile: Castro (Chiloé Island)

7 February

Chile: Chilean Fjords

8 February

At sea

9 February

Chile: Punta Arenas

10 February

Argentina: Ushuaia

11-12 February

At sea

13-18 February

Antarctica: Antarctica

19 February

At sea

20 February

Falkland Islands: Stanley

21-22 February

At sea

23 February

Uruguay: Montevideo

24-25 February

Argentina: Buenos Aires

26 February

Uruguay: Montevideo

27-28 February

At sea

1 March

Brazil: Ilhabela

2-3 March

Brazil: Rio de Janeiro

4 March

Brazil: Búzios

5 March

At sea

6 March

Brazil: Salvador

7 March

At sea

8 March

Brazil: Recife

9 March

Brazil: Natal

10-13 March

At sea

14 March

Brazil: Santarém

15 March

At sea

16-17 March

Arriving in Manaus

Situated near the confluence of the Rio Negro and Amazon rivers, and surrounded by thick jungle, Manaus is a remarkable place, a sweltering, steamy city in the heart of the Brazilian rainforest. It first came to prominence as the centre of the rubber trade around the turn of the twentieth century, but these days it's a major port, despite its location some 1,000 miles from the sea, and it's also the centre of the Amazonian tourism industry. It's an interesting place and there are a few sights worth seeing before you venture into the jungle, including the famous Teatro Amazonas, a beautiful 19th century opera house.

Our tip

Don’t come to the Amazon expecting to see loads of wildlife and tribesmen, especially not in Manaus which is busy, hot and dirty. Keep your mind open and your expectations realistic and you will have a great time.

The Ship

Your home from home

Seabourn Cruises - Seabourn Odyssey in Venice
Seabourn Cruises - Odyssey, Quest and Sojourn - Veranda Suite
Seabourn Cruises - Odyssey, Quest and Sojourn - Aft pool

Any one of Seabourn's lovely little trio of spacious and elegant sisters is the perfect choice for a combination of contemporary style and traditional expert hospitality.

What we love

When Seabourn built Odyssey, Sojourn and Quest, over a period of just three years, we were delighted. Not only because each one is beautiful, but also because their similarity means that they are interchangeable, enabling you to travel all over the world in a familiar environment.

Capacity 458 Guests
Crew 330 International Staff
Style The contemporary décor appeals to a sophisticated and cosmopolitan crowd. With lots of outside space, you can enjoy an al fresco experience if you choose.
Inclusions
  • All meals in all restaurants including room service
  • Open bar policy throughout the ship
  • On board entertainment and lecture programme
  • Extensive spa and fitness facilities
  • Programme of daytime activities
  • Gratuities

YEAR BUILT

Odyssey 2009, Sojourn 2010, Quest 2011
TONNAGE 32,000 grt
Length 650 feet
Breadth 84 feet
Cruising Speed 19 knots
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Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
The Aubrey, Santiago

Where to stay in Santiago

We really like The Aubrey, a privately owned boutique hotel in Bellavista.

Valley of the Moon, Atacama Desert, Chile

See more of Chile

If you can take some extra time, don’t miss the Atacama Desert – fly to San Pedro and plan a visit of two to three days if you are able.

Tropical Manaus Ecoresort

Where to stay in Manaus

You may enjoy the Tropical Manaus Ecoresort, a few miles outside the city. To be frank in Manaus hotel quality is poor.

Presidente Figueiredo falls, Brazil

Excursions from Manaus

Go to Presidente Figueiredo to see the falls and enjoy extraordinary scenery and a taste of the rainforest.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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