Patagonia & the Chilean Fjords 2018

8 March - 21 March 2018

Duration

13 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from Argentina

Ports

8 Ports

8 March

Setting sail from Ushuaia

Ushuaia is sometimes described as 'the city at the end of the world', though its rugged beauty is far from apocalyptic. Perched on the ragged southern edge of Argentina, where the snow-capped Andes fall away into the churning sea, the city has a frontier town feel to it, and serves as the base for expeditions into the icy waters of Antarctica. There are also plenty of outdoor pursuits on offer here, including hiking, skiing and fishing, and the Tierra del Fuego National Park is home to spectacular scenery and wildlife including penguins, guanacos, sea lions and condors.

Our tip

You can finish off your cold weather shopping here, they have all the best stuff.

9 March

Chile: Cape Horn

10-14 March

Chile: Chilean Fjords

15-16 March

Chile: Punta Arenas

17 March

Chile: Ancud

18 March

Chile: Puerto Montt

19 March

Chile: Valdivia

20 March

At sea

21 March

Arriving in 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.

The Ship

Your home from home

Hebridean Sky Piano Lounge
Hebridean Sky at sea
Hebridean Sky in Santorini

Purchased in 2014, Hebridean Sky (formally Sea Explorer) joins her sister ships Island Sky and Caledonian Sky in the Noble Caledonia owned fleet.

What we love

Having joined the fleet in spring 2016 after an extensive refit in April that year, Hebridean Sky is every bit as lovely as her sister vessels.

CAPACITY

114 Guests
Staff 75 International Staff
Style An informal and congenial atmosphere on board driven by the communal spirit of shared exploration.
Inclusions
  • All meals including wine, beer and soft drinks

  • Afternoon tea

  • Tea and coffee available 24 hours

  • Expedition briefings and lectures

  • Sightseeing and excursions

  • Gratuities

Year built 1991
Last refurbished 2013
Tonnage 4,200 grt
Lenght 267 feet
Breadth 63 feet
More about Hebridean Sky

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa, Ushuaia

Where to stay in Ushuaia

Los Cauquenes Resort and Spa is your best option, if you have time to stay.

Tierra del Fuego National Park

Tours from Ushuaia

What you choose to do on tour will need to supplement whatever cruise you are taking. So if you are heading to Antarctica, whilst here you will want to go to the Tierra del Fuego National Park.

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.

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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