Christmas in South America

19 December 2017 - 5 January 2018

Duration

17 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

11 Ports

19 December

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.

19 December

Chile: Santiago

20 December

At sea

21 December

Chile: Puerto Montt

22 December

Chile: Puerto Chacabuco

23 December

At sea

24 December

Chile: Seno Eyre Fjord

25 December

At sea

26 December

Chile: Punta Arenas

27-28 December

Argentina: Ushuaia

29 December

Chile: Cape Horn

30 December

At sea

31 December

Falkland Islands: Stanley

1 January

At sea

2 January

Argentina: Puerto Madryn

3-4 January

At sea

5 January

Arriving in Buenos Aires

The streets of Buenos Aires are redolent of a grand old European capital, lined with elegant architecture that wouldn't look out of place in Madrid or Paris. There is also plenty of Latin passion on display: Argentina is the home of tango, that most electrifying of dances, and the central Plaza de Mayo has played host to countless revolutions and rallies over the years. Food is an important part of life here, and carnivores shouldn't pass up the opportunity to try the world's finest beef at one of the many steakhouses, known as parrillas. Other attractions include the beautiful Recoleta cemetery, the grand Teatro Colón and the colourful, arty district of La Boca.

Our tip

Plan to stay longer than you think you’ll need; the city offers plenty and the breathtaking Iguazu Falls can be reached by a short flight.

The Ship

MS Europa 2

Europa 2 at sea
Europa 2 Pooldeck
Europa 2 Sansibar

Widely acclaimed as the best ship in the world, Europa 2’s stylish Nordic décor, fantastic accommodation and great dining options make her a great choice

What we love

Europa 2 really is a ship with a difference, and you feel it from the moment you step on board. Her beautiful light-flooded interiors are fresh and inviting, and the feeling of space created by innovative design is vastly refreshing. This dedication to design is not, incidentally, confined to public areas: the elegant suites themselves are a wonderful place to stay.

Capacity 500
Crew 370
Style For the young and young at heart, the laid-back ambience is elegant but totally informal. English is spoken fluently by the crew, but you should be aware that your fellow guests may not be equally bilingual; German may well be the lingua franca of the ship (as it were).
Inclusions
  • Dining in seven gourmet restaurants
  • Extraordinary on board art gallery
  • Show productions and concerts
  • Zodiac rides
  • Excellent fitness courses
  • Exceptionally well equipped gym and spa
More about MS Europa 2

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.

Alvear Art Hotel, Buenos Aires

Where to stay in Buenos Aires

Just steps away from the elegant Santa Fe Avenue and famous Florida Street, we love the Alvear Art Hotel.

Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires

Explore Buenos Aires

Take a private city tour to see all the highlights including the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo, colourful La Boca, the Colon Theatre and the Recoleta cemetery, resting place of Evita.

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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