Antarctica & South America Holiday Cruise!
South America has always held a special allure for explorers. Some came for gold, some for glory, and many more for adventure, but no one has ever truly succeeded in taming this vast and varied continent. On a Holland America Line South America cruise, you can experience these legendary lands in elegant comfort, aboard on of our premium mid size ships.
December 15, 2017 on Zaandam
Day 1 - Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile
Day 2 - Cruising
Day 3 - Puerto Montt, Chile
Day 4 - Casto, Isla Chiloe, Chile
Day 5 - Puerto Chacabuco, Chile
Day 6 - Chilean Fjords cruising
Day 7 - Amalia or Bruju Glacier cruising
Day 7 - Canal Sarmiento cruising
Day 8 - Strait of Magellan cruising
Day 8 - Punta Arenas, Chile
Day 8 - Cockburn Channel cruising
Day 8 - Beagle Channel cruising
Day 9 - Glacier Alley cruising
Day 9 - Ushuaia, Argentina
Day 10 - Cape Horn & Drake Passage cruising
Day 11 - Cruising
Day 12 - Antarctic Experience
Day 13 - Antarctic Experience
Day 14 - Antarctic Experience
Day 15 - Antarctic Experience
Day 16 - Cruising
Day 17 - Stanley, Falkland Island, Islas Malvinas
Day 18 - Cruising
Day 19 - Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Day 20 - Cruising
Day 21 - Montevideo, Uruguay
Day 22 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Day 23 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
From $3899 US
Enjoy exclusive BBC Earth Natural History content on board. Learn about the ocean and natural world through amazing concerts, films, shows, childrenís activities and featured cruises.
Antarctica & South America Cruise Highlights:
Santiago - The port of Valparaiso is a steep amphitheater so remarkable for its brightly colored residences and church steeples that UNESCO has declared its historic quarter a World Heritage site. Ride one of the city's many funiculars to take in the views town and sea. About two hours inland, the steeps of the Andes rise up behind Santiago, the country's capital and economic center. A good first stop for cruise visitors is the ornately architectured Santa Lucia hill. Get your bearings, then explore city landmarks like the Plaza de Armas, La Chascona (one of Pablo Neruda's homes), or one of the paseos in the Centro. At the end of the day, toast the city with a glass of Carmenere, cherry, deep-red, and smoky.
Puerto Montt - Gateway to the scenic Lake District, a series of fragrant eucalyptus and pine forests, icy lakes, Bavarian hamlets and luminous snowcapped volcanoes.
Punta Arenas - The southern finial of the South American continent is as fractured as frost crystals, but the inlets, bays, and passages around the Strait of Magellan are home to a million wonders. Punta Arenas is the threshold to them all. From here, cruise visitors can venture to the high scarps of Torres del Paine National Park, the penguin colony at Seno Otway, or the Martian volcanic topography of Pali Aike National Park. Punta Arenas worth lingering in, as well. Visit the tree-lined Plaza de Armas square or walk 10 minutes farther to the top of La Cruz Hill. The city of 150,000 people lies at your feet. 850 miles farther south Antarctica begins.
Ushuaia - The southernmost town in the world, where dominating peaks loom on three sides; the fourth opens to the Beagle Channel, where sea lions bellow and king crab rules.
Stanley / Falkland Islands - Scotland under the Southern Cross: moorlands, pubs, red phone booths, sheep ranches, a "cuppa tea." Plus penguins of every type: gentoo, Magellanic, king.
Montevideo - Friendly and genteel, Montevideo honors colonial customs: long lunches, siestas, high tea. Nearby: Colonia del Sacramento, the oldest city in Uruguay (ca. 1680) and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Buenos Aires - The lone cowboy rides across the open prairie as he surveys the fertile land before him. Only this storyline isnít in West Texas. Rather, the cowboy, or gaucho as he is known, is in central Argentina, and the fertile lowlands before him are known as the pampas. A cruise to Buenos Aires with Holland America Line takes you to one of the cultural and commercial capitals of South America. Yet what distinguishes this 21st-century metropolis from other cities of the same ilk is its proximity to the country and, in turn, country living.
Designed to carry fewer guests while providing more space for maximum comfort, ms Zaandam is a prize in the mid-size ship category. Offering spacious public areas and plush accommodations, many staterooms have private verandahs. The musically themed Zaandam offers a unique shipboard atmosphere. Inspired by the world's great music, artifacts and memorabilia from a variety of musical genres decorate the ship. You'll find musical instruments such as Bill Clinton's saxophone and signed guitars from Queen, Iggy Pop, Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones used as art objects throughout the ship. At the heart of Zaandam, in a soaring three-story atrium: a Baroque-style Dutch pipe organ, inspired by the traditional barrel organs still found on the streets of The Netherlands. Enjoy an onboard iPod self-guided tour of the complete Zaandam art collection.
All pricing above is in US Dollars, per person. Port charges & taxes are additional. Pricing is based on two people sharing and subject to availability. The "From" price listed on our website is for the December 15th departure date; other dates may have different pricing, please inquire. All pricing is based on availability and subject to change by the cruise line at any time. For more information please contact one of our Cruise Specialists!