Princess Cruises South America Special
South America cruises offer a feast for the senses, and no one knows this exciting region better than Princess Cruises, awarded Best Cruise Line in South America!
Take in the European sophistication of Buenos Aires, on Travel & Leisure's Best Places to Travel list. Princess Cruises makes it easy to see Cape Horn and all the must-see attractions. You'll immerse yourself on board in the colours and cultures of the region by savoring regional cuisine, dancing the tango and enjoying destination expert presentations that will let you see this sultry destination in a whole new way.
14 Day Cape Horn & Strait of Magellan Cruises
onboard Emerald Princess
South America Cruise Itinerary:
Day 1 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Day 2 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Day 3 - Montevideo, Uruguay
Day 4 - Cruising
Day 5 - Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Day 6 - Cruising
Day 7 - Stanley, Falkland Islands
Day 8 - Cape Horn cruising
Day 9 - Ushuaia - Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
Day 10 - Punta Arenas, Chile
Day 11 - Amalia Glacier cruising
Day 12 - Cruising
Day 13 - Puerto Montt, Chile
Day 14 - Cruising
Day 15 - Valparaiso / Santiago, Chile
February 14*, 28
*Itinerary in Reverse Direction
From $1329 US
South America Cruise Highlights:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Passionate best captures the wild beauty and heady sensuality that is Rio de Janeiro. For Rio is the Cidade Maravilhosa - the Marvelous City that throbs to a samba beat and revels in the hedonism of Carnival. There is no place on Earth like Rio - as the city natives, the famed Cariocas, delight in telling you. The geographical facts read like dry dust: over five million souls live in the city, another four million live in the surrounding suburbs, the metropolis is the cultural center of Brazil. The reality is Rio: the white sand beaches of Copacabana, the swaying palm trees, the immense statue of Christ the Redeemer and always the never-ending rhythm of life lived with passionate intensity.
Buenos Aires - Founded in the early 16th century, Buenos Aires was transformed from a colonial port into a cosmopolitan metropolis - the Paris of the South - by the cattle boom of the 1880s. As in the American West, boom was followed by bust. But that did not stop Buenos Aires from becoming the city it is today. With its air of haunted grandeur, Buenos Aires is a place of icy intellect and smoldering passion. It is a city where the elegant Colon Theater, one of the world's great opera houses, stands in counterpoint to the working class barrios that gave birth to the tango. Perhaps the city's enigmas and contradictions are best embodied by its two most famous citizens - the reclusive librarian and literary genius Jorge Luis Borges and the showgirl turned First Lady, Evita Peron.
Stanley, Falkland Islands - Capital of the Falklands since 1845, tiny Stanley lies on the windswept tip of East Falkland Island. The Falklands long served as a way station for ships, particularly whalers, bound to and from Cape Horn. The islands' rigorous environment is immediately apparent: Stanley Harbor is dotted with the hulks of vessels that succumbed to the fierce winds and waves of the South Atlantic. While their strategic location led to important roles in both World Wars, the islands are best remembered as the cause of the 1982 war between Argentina and the United Kingdom. Today, travelers increasingly journey to the islands to view their rich assortment of bird and marine life.
Cape Horn Cruising - Located on Chile's Isla Hornos in the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, Cape Horn is widely considered to be the southernmost tip of South America. The culmination of the Andes mountain range, the legendary Cape is prone to unpredictably strong winds, choppy waters, icebergs and rogue waves - none of which phase the Princess ships that sail here. Nevertheless, hazardous maritime conditions have protected the rocky region from human settlement, so you'll enjoy the same views as the earliest explorers discovered centuries ago. Unusual rock formations with deep grooves and granite cliffs covered in trees are its signature features. Navigating around the Cape was a near-impossible feat for sailors who braved its intense winds and treacherous waters in the 17th century. However, those fortunate enough to return from a successful trip were entitled to numerous benefits, including dining with one foot on the dinner table and wearing a gold loop earring to boast of their seafaring victory. Though Cape Horn became a significant trade route between the 18th and early 20th centuries, the opening of the Panama Canal rendered this route obsolete - but that hasn't prevented adventurers from recreational journeys to the Cape, or the bragging rights that come along with them!
Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego), Argentina - Magellan called it Tierra del Fuego, the Land of Fire, having seen flames rising from the darkened islands. For over three centuries, the name struck fear in the hearts of mariners. Howling headwinds, mountainous seas and rocky coastlines spelled a sudden end to many voyages. Today, Ushuaia, a former Argentine penal colony, serves as your gateway to this wilderness where snow-capped mountains plummet to the icy waters of the Beagle Channel.
Punta Arenas, Chile - Punta Arenas lies atop rolling hills, looking out over the Strait of Magellan. In the days before the Panama Canal, this was a major port as ships plied the waters of Cape Horn. Punta Arenas remains a prosperous town today, thanks to its rich natural resources. The city is also the gateway to Chilean Patagonia, a maze of fjords, rivers, steppes, and mountains to the north. To the south lies the great frozen mass of Antarctica. Adventure awaits in any direction at this port located near the end of the earth.
Santiago / Valparaiso, Chile - A bay bordered by steep hills, stately old Victorian homes, cable cars - no, it's not San Francisco, California. Welcome to Valparaiso. Populated in 1536, and named after the birthplace of conquistador Diego de Almagro, Valparaiso is Chile's oldest city. It is also the gateway to Chile's central valley and the capital of Santiago. With a population of over 5 million people, Santiago sprawls at the feet of the snow-capped Andes. The Maipo Valley, Chile's internationally renowned wine district is a short drive to the south.
Featuring all of our signature features, Star Princess is truly a shining star of the Princess fleet. Comfortable surroundings and relaxing venues such as The Sanctuary, the Piazza-style atrium and Movies Under the Stars may entice you to spend all your time on board, as Star Princess is truly a destination in of herself. Her Wheelhouse Bar offers a complimentary British-style pub lunch menu on sea days for a treat, and our renowned Sabatini's Italian restaurant is as authentic as they come. Set sail on Star Princess and you truly will come back new!
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 January 3rd 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!