Antarctica & Amazon Exploration

24 February - 7 April 2019

Duration

42 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

19 Ports

24 February

Setting sail from Valparaíso

Characterful, colourful and a little chaotic, the port city of Valparaíso enjoys a somewhat awkward setting, scattered across 45 vertiginous hills. Thanks to this difficult topography the city streets are punctuated by steep staircases and funicular elevators, and energetic explorers will be rewarded with wonderful views of the pastel hued buildings that hug the slopes. Valparaíso's most famous former resident was the great Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, and you can visit one of his former residences, La Sebastiana, which now houses a small museum.

Don't miss

Although there are museums and some great architecture, what you really mustn’t miss is the vibe of this quirky and characterful town, so take the time to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the views.

25 February

At sea

26 February

Chile: Puerto Montt

27 February

Chile: Castro (Chiloé Island)

28 February - 1 March

Chile: Chilean Fjords

2 March

Chile: Punta Arenas

3 March

Argentina: Ushuaia

4-5 March

At sea

6-11 March

Antarctica: Antarctica

12 March

At sea

13 March

Falkland Islands: Stanley

14-15 March

At sea

16 March

Uruguay: Montevideo

17-18 March

Argentina: Buenos Aires

19 March

Uruguay: Montevideo

20-21 March

At sea

22 March

Brazil: Ilhabela

23-24 March

Brazil: Rio de Janeiro

25 March

Brazil: Búzios

26 March

At sea

27 March

Brazil: Salvador

28 March

At sea

29 March

Brazil: Recife

30 March

Brazil: Natal

31 March - 3 April

At sea

4 April

Brazil: Santarém

5 April

At sea

6-7 April

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
Hotel Palacio Astoreca, Valparaíso

Where to stay in Valparaíso

The 23 room Palacio Astoreca comprises two buildings, including a completely restored national monument.

Viña del Mar, Chile

Around Valparaíso

For contrast, visit clean and orderly Viña del Mar just up the coast.

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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