From the Panama Canal to Chile

6 December - 20 December 2017

Duration

14 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

10 Ports

6-8 December

Setting sail from Colón

Situated at the Atlantic entrance to the Panama Canal, Colón takes its name from Christopher Columbus, known in Spanish as Cristóbal Colón, although it's hard to imagine the famous explorer would find much reason to linger here nowadays. Once a thriving port, the city is now in a state of seemingly terminal decline, its colonial architecture crumbling and the modern city beset by social problems. It's not somewhere you will want to hang around for long, and serves merely as a gateway to the Canal, which will carry you to much nicer places.

Our tip

The wildlife in the region is amazing, particularly the birds, so if you have the slightest interest then extend your stay in Panama.

8-9 December

Panama: Panama City

10 December

At sea

11 December

Ecuador: Manta

12 December

At sea

13 December

Peru: Trujillo (Salaverry)

14 December

Peru: Lima (Callao)

15 December

Peru: Pisco

16 December

Peru: Arequipa (Matarani)

17 December

Chile: Arica

18-19 December

At sea

20 December

Chile: Valparaíso

20 December

Arriving in 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.

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
Isla Palenque, Panama

Stay a little longer in Panama

It’s not in Colón, but if you want to extend your stay we propose Isla Palenque, off the Pacific coast of Panama – tricky to get to, but not to be missed.

Spider monkey in Panama

Explore the Panamian jungle

Take a canopy tour and swing between great trees, seeing the wildlife as you go. Watch out – it’s not for the faint-hearted!

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.

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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