Grand South America & Antarctica Voyage

Americas-Polar Regions
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What's included

Outside from: $12273*
Suite from: $23799*
Inside from: $10565*
*Indicative pricing only.
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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Fort Lauderdale There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.
  • Day 2 - At Sea
  • Day 3 - At Sea
  • Day 4 - Santa Marta In the land of the great liberator, S mon Bol var, visit the plantation where he lived his final days; view a dazzling collection of Tayrona gold pieces; take in the rich aroma of fresh-brewed Colombian coffee. Sample shore excursion: Santa Marta City Tour & Folkloric Show.
  • Day 5 - San Blas Islands Home of the Cuna Indians, a warmly hospitable people famous for their finely sewn, tropically colored molas. The day is yours to explore the thatched-hut villages and lounge on silken beaches.
  • Day 6 - Enter Panama Canal at Cristobal
  • Day 6 - Cruising Panama Canal
  • Day 6 - Exit Panama Canal Balboa
  • Day 7 - At Sea
  • Day 8 - Manta Just outside this tranquil coast town lie the villages where the famous Panama hats are woven. Farther afield: colonial Quito, so perfectly preserved the entire Old Town has been designated a World Heritage Site. Sample shore excursions: A Day in Quito; Manta & Montecristi.
  • Day 9 - At Sea
  • Day 10 - Callao (Lima) Your link to colonial Lima: Cuzco, where ancient Quechua is still spoken in the marketplace, and mist-veiled Machu Picchu.
  • Day 11 - Callao (Lima) Your link to colonial Lima: Cuzco, where ancient Quechua is still spoken in the marketplace, and mist-veiled Machu Picchu.
  • Day 12 - Callao (Lima) Your link to colonial Lima: Cuzco, where ancient Quechua is still spoken in the marketplace, and mist-veiled Machu Picchu.
  • Day 13 - General San Martin General San Martin was named for José de San Martín who, nearly 200 years ago, liberated Peru from Spanish rule. This thriving harbor is your gateway to the Nazca Lines geoglyphs, the ancient spires of Macchu Picchu, and the port of Pisco. Visit the Paracas National Reserve, a refuge for seals, penguins, flamingos and more. Sample shore excursions: Ballestas Island Wildlife Sanctuary Cruise; The Route of Pisco; Tambo Colorado & Paracas Museum.
  • Day 14 - At Sea
  • Day 15 - Matarani
  • Day 16 - Iquique
  • Day 17 - Antofagasta Surrounded by the steep hills of Chile's coastal mountain range, the port city of Antofagasta lies along the Pacific Ocean. Part of the Atacama Desert, it is among the driest areas on the planet. The spectacular cliffs and rock formations are a hallmark of this seaside town, and one of the most famous, La Portada, lies to the north. A natural archway of rock in the ocean, it is a landmark of Chile and this magical area. In the city, tour El Barrio Historico, where you can observe several national monuments to the town's rich and storied mining history. Take a break in Plaza Colon, where you may catch a local band of musicians playing near the Torre del Reloj, a replica of London's famous Big Ben. Explore the gothic cathedral and historic theater, or venture outside the city to see the Milestone to the Tropic of Capricorn.
  • Day 18 - At Sea
  • Day 19 - San Antonio, Chile
  • Day 20 - At Sea
  • Day 21 - Isla Robinson Crusoe Originally named Juan Fernández Island, it was here that the sailor Alexander Selkirk was marooned in 1704 and lived in solitude for over four years inspiring Daniel Defoe to write the classic novel, Robinson Crusoe. To reflect the literary lore associated with the island, the Chilean government named the location Robinson Crusoe Island in 1966. Today the island is a World Biosphere Reserve and home to the Magellanic Penguin and Juan Fernández Firecrown, an endangered red hummingbird.
  • Day 22 - At Sea
  • Day 23 - Castro, Isla Chiloe
  • Day 24 - Puerto Chacabuco Here in the heart of the Chilean archipelago, discover stunning scenery: dense rain forests, bright-blue lakes and snow-covered mountain peaks. Sample shore excursions: Sights of Patagonia; Lake Elizalde Adventure.
  • Day 25 - Chilean Fjords
  • Day 26 - Scenic cruising Amalia or Brujo Glacier
  • Day 26 - Sarmiento Channel
  • Day 26 - Strait of Magellan
  • Day 27 - Punta Arenas, Chile This remote town, pioneered by Yugoslav settlers and sheep ranchers, sits on rolling hills overlooking the Strait of Magellan. Sample shore excursions: Torres del Paine National Park; Antarctica: A Spectacular Flyover; Scenic Patagonia.
  • Day 27 - Cockburn Channel
  • Day 27 - Beagle Channel
  • Day 28 - Scenic Cruising Glacier Alley
  • Day 28 - Scenic Cruising Cape Horn
  • Day 29 - 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. Sample shore excursions: Tierra del Fuego National Park; Penguins & Beagle Channel.
  • Day 30 - At Sea
  • Day 31 - Antarctic Experience
  • Day 32 - Antarctic Experience
  • Day 33 - Antarctic Experience
  • Day 34 - Antarctic Experience
  • Day 35 - At Sea
  • Day 36 - Stanley/Falkland Is/Islas Malvinas
  • Day 37 - At Sea
  • Day 38 - Puerto Madryn Situated in rugged Argentine Patagonia, Puerto Madryn was founded by Welsh immigrants in 1865. Enjoy a famous Welsh "tea" in the village of Gaiman; journey back in time 300 million years at the Paleontology Museum of Egidio Feruglio in Trelew; and see colonies of sea elephants, sea lions and seals in their natural habitat at Punta Norte. Sample shore excursions: Punta Tombo Penguin Adventure; Peninsula Valdes Natural Reserve; Puerto Madryn Private Touring.
  • Day 39 - At Sea
  • Day 40 - Punta del Este Known as the St. Tropez of Uruguay for its miles of beautiful, pristine beaches, sports activities, shopping, and temperate climate, Punta del Este offers something for everyone. Choose a gentle bayside beach or dramatic Atlantic beach with perfect surfing waves; explore the colonial and modern architecture of downtown and shop for local treasures; and visit Casa del Pueblo – a modern art museum that was once the home of celebrated Uruguayan artist Carlos Paez Vilaro.
  • Day 41 - 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. Sample shore excursions: Colonia del Sacramento; A Gaucho's Life.
  • Day 42 - Buenos Aires In the "Paris of South America," find ten million portenos passionate about futbol, tango and theater at midnight. A short flight away, Iguazu Falls roars in the jungle.
** Itinerary may vary by sailing date.

Onboard experience

Elegant and spacious, Volendam takes her décor cues from the garden. Her grand public spaces are graced with floral fabrics and tapestries, as well as huge vases of fresh floral arrangements. While on board, explore the wonders of nature in BBC Earth Experiences. Enjoy a cooking show or hands-on workshop with America’s Test Kitchen. Relax with a spa treatment at the Greenhouse Salon & Spa. Or dine in one of our selection of fine restaurants.

Facilities

Recreational: Card Room, Outdoor Pool, Club HAL, The Loft, Indoor Pool, Library, The Loft and The Oasis
Fitness: Tennis Court, Gym, Aerobics, Basketball
Other: Reception, Art Gallery, Shopping Gallery, Photo Gallery, Laundry Service, Shore Excursion Office, Boutique, Atrium, Culinary Arts Center, Future Cruise Sales
Food and Drink: Pinnacle Grill, Lido Bar, The Verandah, Queens Room, Explorations Cafe, Piano Bar, Lido Casual Restaurant, Terrace Grill, Rotterdam Dining Room, Canaletto Restaurant
Entertainment: Neptune Lounge, Frans Hals Show Lounge, Crow's Nest, Dance Floor, Photo Gallery, Explorers Lounge, Theatre
Relaxation: Sauna, Whirlpool, Beauty Salon, Massage, Spa, Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Thermal Suite, Lido Pool

Deck layout

Dolphin Deck
Lido Deck
Lower Promenade Deck
Main Deck
Navigation Deck
Promenade Deck
Sky Deck
Sports Deck
Upper Promenade
Verandah Deck

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