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Mar. 20 - Apr. 4, 2025

Patagonia Discovery: Expedition Cruise Through Chilean Fjords

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Valparaíso, Chile

16 Days

Duration

Can be tailored to every explorer: 

  • solo travelers

  • with a loved one

  • group

  • the whole family

Group Size

Flexible

Patagonia & Chilean Fjords: A Wilderness Expedition Cruise Through Untamed Beauty and Majestic Landscapes

Embark on a thrilling expedition cruise through Patagonia & Chilean Fjords, where rugged landscapes meet majestic glaciers, and pristine wilderness awaits. Witness untamed beauty, encounter diverse wildlife, and immerse yourself in the heart of nature on this unforgettable journey of exploration and discovery

INCLUDES:

FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions

  • Flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

  • Transfer from your Buenos Aires hotel to the airport 

  • Transfer from Ushuaia airport to the ship, with pre-cruise tour of Ushuaia

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages

  • Wi-Fi 

  • Reusable water bottle



OPTIONAL ITEMS TO ENHANCE YOUR TRIP:

  • International flights

  • Additional nights to extend your trip before or after your cruise

  • Travel Protection

  • Additional shore expriences and small group activities.


ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS: 


Polar Outside Cabin (1-4 passengers):

  •  Comfortable with windows to take in the stunning views


Arctic Superior Cabin (1-4 passenters): 

  • Comfortable and roomy, many with balconies. Make a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy the views from the comfort of your own space.

Expedition Suite (1-4 passengers)

  • Spread out in this large and well appointed cabin with expansive windows, or choose one with a balcony to enjoy your morning coffee or tea.  In addition, enjoy additional dining options in the exclusive restauraunt reserved for suite guests, 

NATURE & WILDLIFE EXPEDITION CRUISE


ITINERARY:

  • Day 1: Buenos Aires, Argentina - With its fusion of faded European splendor and Latin American panache, an overnight stay in Buenos Aires is the ideal way to start your adventure.

  • Day 2: Buenos Aires/Ushuaia, Argentina - With its backdrop of snow-covered mountains, Ushuaia holds the proud, if often-disputed, title of southernmost city in the world. Board the MS Roald Amundsen, pick up your expedition jacket, meet your Expedition Team, then settle in and explore the ship before enjoying the first of many delicious meals onboard. Your adventure is officially underway.

  • Day 3: At Sea - Your adventure start with a cruise through the Beagle Channel and sail down to the southernmost tip of South America – Cape Hope

  • Day 4: Puerto Williams, Chile - Drop into the Martin Gusinde Anthropological Museum or hike through the gorgeous scenery, on your own or as part of a guided optional excursion.  Keen birdwatchers should have their binoculars handy to spot seabirds, including the mighty albatross.

  • Day 5: Garibaldi Glacier or Pia Glacier, Chile - The goal for the day is a scenic cruise in Garibaldi Fjord in Alberto de Agostini National Park, all the way up to Garibaldi Glacier. Here, the Andes tumble into the Pacific and great glaciers calve ice into the beautiful Chilean fjords.

  • Day 6: Chilean Fjords - Enjoy the serenity and beauty of the maze of fjords, surrounded by islands, glaciers and steep mountains. And keep an eye out for elephant seals, dolphins and whales, who often sail alongside the ship.

  • Day 7–8: Puerto Natales, Chile - cruise south towards Puerto Natales, the capital of Última Esperanza. The iceberg-studded waters of Patagonia are captivating, with stunning shades of blue, from the brightest aquamarine to the deepest midnight hues.

  • Day 9: Pio XI Glacier, Chile - Cruise through the scenic Eyre Fjord towards Pio Xi Glacier, where you'll have a great chance or spotting wildlife in the forests and waters. Look out for sea lions, dolphins and terns.

  • Day 10: Puerto Edén, Chile - The tiny village is only accessible by sea, and the ferry that connects it to the mainland only visits once a month. There are no roads here—just wooden boardwalks connecting houses and shops. Among its 250-strong population, you’ll meet some of the last remaining members of the indigenous Kawéskar, giving you a fascinating insight into Patagonian culture. The unique community is designated a Living Human Treasure by UNESCO.

  • Day 11: Tortel, Chile - Lying at the mouth of Rio Baker, Chile's largest river, this charming village is home to just 500 inhabitants. Instead of streets, a maze of boardwalks connects the close-knit community, weaving over water and around the mountain base.

  • Day 12: At Sea - he iceberg-studded waters of Patagonia are captivating, with stunning shades of blue, from the brightest aquamarine to the deepest midnight hues. As we sail, there's a good chance you’ll see whales, seabirds, penguins and more. Take in the scenery from the panoramic sauna or on-deck hot tubs and pool, enjoy locally sourced cuisine, or relax in the Explorer Lounge.

  • Day 13: Castro, Chile - Set among the lush vegetation of Chiloé Island, Castro is Chile’s third oldest city and home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites—Iglesia San Francisco and Iglesia de Señora de Gracia de Nercón. Keep your camera ready for terrific views of the city’s colorful palafitos—stilt houses along the waterfront—from nearby hills. For local culture, head to the Regional Museum and the Museum of Modern Art.

  • Day 14: Niebla, Chile - The pretty seaside town of Niebla is set on a picturesque peninsula with views of Corral Bay on one side and the Valdivia River on the other. Take a stroll on the wide sandy beach and, if the market Feria Costumbrista is open, sample traditional empanadas, antichuchos and churros.

  • Day 15: At Sea - Enjoy a recap of your expedition experiences in Patagonia and the fjords from our Expedition Team. Visit the Science Center if you have unanswered questions about the things you've seen, or to complete any observations for the Citizen Science projects.

  • Day 16: Valparaíso, Chile - Your South American Pacific Coast expedition cruise ends in Valparaíso, known as the 'Jewel of the Pacific'. Built on steep hillsides overlooking the ocean, it's well worth spending time in this UNESCO-listed city before you fly home.

  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and accompany activities on board and ashore


Onboard Activities

  • In- depth lectures and discussions 

  • Full use of our Science Center, extensive library and advanced biological and geological equipment

  • Citizen Science program where you can assist with live scientific research

  • Photography tips and techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife from our onboard professional photographer

  • Use of ship's hot tubs, infinity pool, panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms, and running track

  • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats

  • Loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities

  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket

  • Expedition photographers to assist with taking the best shots

  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs and gym

Up to 24 month financing is available on most vacations.

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