Cloud, Voyage 1925 ex Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
16 Night Cruise sailing from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia aboard Silver Cloud.
Go beyond your boundaries and explore the world as never before. Discover the stunning marine mammals and Magellanic Penguins at the UNESCO World Heritage site, Peninsula Valdes. Spot species such as humpback whales, Commerson’s dolphins and orcas but also Black-browed Albatross and Blue-eyed Shag. Antarctica’s fascinating nature will no longer hold any secrets for you.
Highlights of this cruise:
Glamorous and gritty, Buenos Aires is two cities in one. What makes Argentina's capital so fascinating is its dual heritage—part European, part Latin American. Plaza de Mayo resembles a grand square in Madrid, and the ornate Teatro Colón would not be out of place in Vienna. But you’ll know you’re in South America by the leather shoes for sale on cobbled streets and impromptu parades of triumphant soccer fans. Limited-production wines, juicy steaks, and ice cream in countless flavors are among the old-world imports the city has perfected.
Approaching from Ruta 3, it's hard to believe that the horizon-line of buildings perched just beyond the windswept dunes and badlands is the most successful of all coastal Patagonia settlements. But once you get past the outskirts of town and onto the wide coastal road known as the Rambla, the picture begins to change. Ranged along the clear and tranquil Golfo Nuevo are restaurants, cafés, dive shops, and hotels, all busy—but not yet overcrowded—with tourists from around the world. Puerto Madryn is more a base for visiting nearby wildlife-watching sites like Península Valdés and Punta Tombo than a destination in its own right.
Tiny Stanley, capital of the Falklands, seems in many ways like a British village fallen out of the sky. Many homes are painted in bright colors, adding visual appeal to this distant outpost. Not far offshore, the wreck of the Lady Elizabeth, is one of the many vessels remaining as a silent testimonial to the region's frequent harsh weather conditions. The islands, also known by their Spanish name of Islas Malvinas, are home to arguably more tuxedo-clad inhabitants of the penguin variety than human residents. Various species, such as Gentoo, Magellanic and the more elusive King penguins, either live here permanently or use the Falklands as a stopover on their migration route.
At 55 degrees latitude south, Ushuaia (pronounced oo-swy-ah; the Argentines don't pronounce the "h") is closer to the South Pole than to Argentina's northern border with Bolivia. It is the capital and tourism base for Tierra del Fuego, the island at the southernmost tip of Argentina. Although its stark physical beauty is striking, Tierra del Fuego's historical allure is based more on its mythical past than on rugged reality. The island was inhabited for 6,000 years by Yámana, Haush, Selk'nam, and Alakaluf Indians.
|24/11/19||Buenos Aires, Argentina||09:00 PM|
|27/11/19||Puerto Madryn, Argentina||06:30 AM||04:30 PM|
|29/11/19||New Island, West Falkland Islands||06:00 AM||11:30 AM|
|29/11/19||West Point, Falkland Islands||03:00 PM||08:00 PM|
|30/11/19||Port Stanley, Falkland Islands||06:30 AM||04:00 PM|
|02/12/19||Elephant Island, South Shetland Islands||12:30 PM|
|03/12/19||Paulet Is, Antarctica|
|07/12/19||South Shetland Islands, Antarctica|
|10/12/19||Ushuaia, Argentina||08:00 AM|