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36-night Grand South America & Antarctica Voyage

Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
Ship:
Volendam
Destination:
Buenos Aires/Ft. Lauderdale
Departure Date:
2/15/2020
Length:
36
Offer ID:
1316863
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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Buenos Aires
Suggested Private Excursion
2/15/2020
2/15/2020

Dynamic and bustling, a city which seems never to sleep, Buenos Aires is one of the most exciting cities in Latin America. Tango was born here, restaurants serve an all manner of world cuisine, bars play the latest music, cafés spill on to the streets and nightclubs allow dancing throughout the night. Cultural hub of a society which traces its roots to European immigration, it is famous throughout South America for its theatres, museums and galleries. Gucci, Armani, Prada, to name a few, line the boulevards catering for the fashion conscious porteños, their offerings as stylish as anything found in the cities in Europe or North America.

Suggested Private Excursions

Jewish Heritage in Buenos Aires - 3 hours

Luxury Dinner and Tango show -3.5 hours

Buenos Aires at its Best - 4 hours

Buenos Aires at it's Best - 8 hours

Buenos Aires - At Your Own Pace with Private Car and guide

Buenos Aires Street Art Tour - 3 hours

Buenos Aires - Full Day Sightseeing Tour - 7 hours

Buenos Aires sightseeing south with Colon Theatre

Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour North - half day

Buenos Aires
Suggested Private Excursion
2/16/2020
2/16/2020

Dynamic and bustling, a city which seems never to sleep, Buenos Aires is one of the most exciting cities in Latin America. Tango was born here, restaurants serve an all manner of world cuisine, bars play the latest music, cafés spill on to the streets and nightclubs allow dancing throughout the night. Cultural hub of a society which traces its roots to European immigration, it is famous throughout South America for its theatres, museums and galleries. Gucci, Armani, Prada, to name a few, line the boulevards catering for the fashion conscious porteños, their offerings as stylish as anything found in the cities in Europe or North America.

Suggested Private Excursions

Jewish Heritage in Buenos Aires - 3 hours

Luxury Dinner and Tango show -3.5 hours

Buenos Aires at its Best - 4 hours

Buenos Aires at it's Best - 8 hours

Buenos Aires - At Your Own Pace with Private Car and guide

Buenos Aires Street Art Tour - 3 hours

Buenos Aires - Full Day Sightseeing Tour - 7 hours

Buenos Aires sightseeing south with Colon Theatre

Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour North - half day

At Sea
2/17/2020
2/17/2020

No information currently available.

At Sea
2/18/2020
2/18/2020

No information currently available.

Santos (São Paulo)
2/19/2020
2/19/2020

The leading port of Brazil and outlet to the sea for São Paulo, the largest city of the country, Santos is a great center of the coffee trade. A prominent building in the city is the Coffee Exchange. Popular seaside resorts are in the area. Founded in 1543, Santos became a major port when the railway from the interior was completed in 1867.
Santos itself, located 45 mi/70 km southeast of Sao Paulo, is Brazil's leading commercial port - both Santos and next-door neighbor Guaruja afford a wide range of nice beaches and boat tours.

Ilhabela
2/20/2020
2/20/2020

In 1502, explorer Amerigo Vespucci first navigated the channel between Brazil's Sao Paulo and the island he named Sao Sebastiao. Today, the island's port village of Ilhabela is know for lovely beaches, windsurfing, yachting and sportfishing. The island also offers hiking trails leading to virgin coasts and waterfalls.

Buzios
2/21/2020 8:00:00 AM
2/21/2020 5:00:00 PM

This picturesque fishing village on the Costa del Sol was "discovered" by Brigitte Bardot in the '60s. Buzios boasts 23 white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and a verdant landscape. A town of many charms, Buzios is also known for fashionable shopping along the Rua das Pedras, or street of stones.

Rio de Janeiro
2/22/2020 7:00:00 AM
2/22/2020

Brazilians say that God made the rest of the world in six days, and devoted the seventh to Rio. The jagged Sugarloaf rises from dark blue Guanabara Bay, with legendary beaches like Copacabana and Ipanema in the foreground, forested mountains behind. This great city has an enticing atmosphere of samba and fun, and its locals are as joyous as they are beautiful.


Rio de Janeiro
2/23/2020
2/23/2020 11:00:00 PM

Brazilians say that God made the rest of the world in six days, and devoted the seventh to Rio. The jagged Sugarloaf rises from dark blue Guanabara Bay, with legendary beaches like Copacabana and Ipanema in the foreground, forested mountains behind. This great city has an enticing atmosphere of samba and fun, and its locals are as joyous as they are beautiful.


At Sea
2/24/2020
2/24/2020

No information currently available.

Ilheus
2/25/2020 11:00:00 AM
2/25/2020 7:00:00 PM

Ilhéus, Jorge Amado's birthplace, is the best-known town in Brazil, scene of his most famous novel. In downtown you will find buildings rich in history, countless bars, restaurants and other enterprises here that take their names from characters in Amado novels. Surrounded by the Atlantic forest habitat, Ilhéus sits on a small hill overlooking the prettiest beach in the state of Bahia. Much of it is modern but it's still an attractive place. The streets of the colonial center contain a number of charming buildings, as well as the Cathedral of Sao Sebastiao and the restored Municipal Theatre. The 1556 Igreja Matriz de São Jorge has a religious art museum, while the domed roof and towers of the Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Lourdes dominate the shoreline nearest to the center. At the Cocoa Farm one will feel how the old "Cocoa Colonels" lived and know all about cocoa plantation techniques of this golden fruit from a visit to the Cocoa Research Centre. There are beaches to the north of the port. Ilhéus is part of the Cocoa Coast and preserves veritable ecological sanctuaries.

Salvador
2/26/2020
2/26/2020

Salvador is a dynamic collage of diverse religious and cultural groups, colorful open-air markets, tropical flowers, majestic colonial buildings, golden-sand beaches and the bubbling sensuality of the Bahian people. Visit the Sao Francisco Chapel, whose interior is paved with gold. Sample Salvador's Afro-Brazilian cuisine, including such mouth-watering specialties as "ensopada" (seafood poached in fresh coconut milk) and "vatapa" (spicy fresh shrimp).

At Sea
2/27/2020
2/27/2020

No information currently available.

Recife
2/28/2020
2/28/2020

Recife is Brazil's fourth largest city and and one of the country's most historic ocean cities. It also has the distinction of not having been founded by the Portuguese. In fact, it was the Dutch Prince Maurice of Nassau who founded Recife in 1637 on reclaimed land after his troops had burned Olinda, the original capital. Recife is an exotic fusion of ancient and modern, threaded by the rivers Capibaribe, Beberibe and Pina, Canal Tacaruna and edged by the scenic Boa Viagem beachfront. Although much of the city center is given over to modern skyscrapers and office buildings, there are still a few quiet squares with a number of impressive churches and lovely public buildings as well as several interesting museums.

At Sea
2/29/2020
2/29/2020

No information currently available.

Fortaleza
3/1/2020
3/1/2020

Fortaleza is one of Brazil's major cities with a colorful harbor area and a colonial history dating back to 1612. It has developed around the ancient fortress of Our Lady of Assumption. There's much to enjoy in its old center, where visitors can bargain in the market for embroidery, lace and other local handicrafts. In recent times, the city has made attempts to expand the tourist trade and to encourage the construction of luxury hotels along the city's fine beaches.

At Sea
3/2/2020
3/2/2020

No information currently available.

Icoaraci (Belem)
3/3/2020
3/3/2020

No information currently available.

Cross Equator
3/4/2020
3/4/2020

Cruise across the Equator from the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern Hemisphere.

Cross Equator
3/5/2020
3/5/2020

Cruise across the Equator from the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern Hemisphere.

Santarem
3/6/2020
3/6/2020

Today, Santarem is one of the Amazon’s most important trading centers, and is rich in legend and nature. The town is situated at the point where the Tapajos and the Amazon waters meet. This is called the “Wedding of the waters” and is one of Santarem’s major attractions. The lakes and forests of this area are home to numerous species of birds, particularly the white egret.

Boca Da Valeria (Amazon River)
3/7/2020
3/7/2020

Boca Da Valeria is a remote little Indian community, set at the entrance of the Valeria river on a 400ft hill overlooking the Amazon River and is reached by zodiac or tender. It is located between Parintins and Santarem. Calls allow exploration of the jungle in quest of monkeys, butterflies and the colourful birdlife, - and the opportunity to buy wooden carvings and gourd masks, and see something of the, simple traditional lifestyle of the villagers.

Manaus (Amazon River)
3/8/2020
3/8/2020


The capital of the State of Amazonas, the belle époque splendor of Manaus is still evident in the graceful mansions and the Teatro Amazonas opera house. This city, resting on the Rio Negro, was created by the rubber boom of the mid-19th-century, when steam navigation opened up the Amazon to entrepreneurs and the social elite. Today, stroll down the Parisian-styled boulevards and Italian piazzas, or watch the fisherman at Municipal Market unload their catch of the day on the river’s edge.

Manaus (Amazon River)
3/9/2020
3/9/2020


The capital of the State of Amazonas, the belle époque splendor of Manaus is still evident in the graceful mansions and the Teatro Amazonas opera house. This city, resting on the Rio Negro, was created by the rubber boom of the mid-19th-century, when steam navigation opened up the Amazon to entrepreneurs and the social elite. Today, stroll down the Parisian-styled boulevards and Italian piazzas, or watch the fisherman at Municipal Market unload their catch of the day on the river’s edge.

Parintins (Amazon River)
3/10/2020
3/10/2020

The little Indian village of Parintins lies beside the river on Tupinambarana Island, amid the largest archipelago of the Lower Amazon. The community can trace its history back through two centuries and still proudly celebrates its traditional Indian culture. On a shore visit you will be entertained at a special recreation of the villagers' annual 'Boi Bumba' festival, featuring some truly spectacular costumes and unique traditional music.

Alter Do Chão (Amazon River)
3/11/2020
3/11/2020

Turning out of the muddy Amazon is the blue Rio Tapajos and the village of Alter do Chao. Tour the Center for Preservation of Indigenous Arts, with displays on the lifestyles of local tribes. Or cross to a white sand beach for a refreshing swim in the clear river waters.

Cross Equator
3/12/2020
3/12/2020

Cruise across the Equator from the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern Hemisphere.

At Sea
3/13/2020
3/13/2020

No information currently available.

Devil's Island
3/14/2020
3/14/2020

In addition to being site of France's satellite launching base, French Guiana is perhaps best known for the infamous penal colony to which convicts and undesirables were deported from France. For a long time the small archipelago (the Safety Islands) was known by the name of "Devil's Island." The three islands - Devil's Island, Ile Royale and Ile St. Joseph - are about one hour by boat from the mainland. Their notorious convict settlements were built in 1852. On the almost inaccessible Devil's Island, political prisoners like Alfred Dreyfus were held in isolation. The prisoner who became most famous was doubtless Henri Charrière, who was immortalized in the movie "Papillon" for supposedly being the only convict who managed to escape from "the Green Hell." Of 80,000 prisoners sent to the islands, some 50,000 died here. Visit the prison ruins or the Kourou Space Centre.

At Sea
3/15/2020
3/15/2020

No information currently available.

Bridgetown (Barbados)
3/16/2020
3/16/2020

The island’s capital, Bridgetown, is one of the Caribbean's major free ports, bustling with activity. Trafalgar Square features the monument to Horatio Nelson. Facing the square are handsome structures of the House of Assembly and the Legislative buildings. George Washington worshipped at St. Michael’s Cathedral during the only trip he made outside of the United States. Housed in former British military prison buildings, the Barbados Museum is divided into various galleries that feature exhibits depicting the history of Barbados from the pre-Columbian period to modern times.
Built in 1816, Gun Hill Signal Station is the finest of several signal stations on the island. The white limestone lion behind the garrison is a well-known landmark. Barbados boasts excellent golf courses. A wide range of watersports is available at hotels and special watersports centers.

St. Vincent (Kingstown)
3/17/2020
3/17/2020

A lush volcanic island, just 18 miles north to south and 11 miles wide, St. Vincent's windward coast is lined with cliffs and rocky shores pounded by the Atlantic ocean. The leeward coast has spectacular slopes and valleys running down to beaches lapped by the tranquil Caribbean Sea. The Capital, Kingstown, combines reminders of its colonial past with the bright and bustling life of a modern market town.

At Sea
3/18/2020
3/18/2020

No information currently available.

Santo Domingo
3/19/2020
3/19/2020

Santo Domingo is considered to be the oldest city in the New World, where the settlement of all the Americas began. It is the home of the the first cathedral and the first hospital. Wander down cobble stone streets among the Spanish colonial architecture and imagine how things were back in the 1600s.

At Sea
3/20/2020
3/20/2020

No information currently available.

At Sea
3/21/2020
3/21/2020

No information currently available.

Ft. Lauderdale
3/22/2020
3/22/2020

Originally a fort built by the U.S. Army in 1838, during the Second Seminole War, Ft. Lauderdale has little left of its warlike past. Instead the city welcomes visitors with broad beaches and an easy pace of life, plus convenient air and water connections that make the city a perfect place to visit.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy. Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses of $1115 additional for all guests. Fuel surcharges may apply. Please ask your travel counselor for details. Rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

Departure Date:
2/15/2020
Number of Nights
36
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 36-night Cruise
  • Meals
  • Entertainment
Available Addons:
Pre or post cruise hotel stay.
Optional roundtrip airfare.
Optional shore excursions.
Remarks:
Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare, transfers, Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses additional.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.



All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1316863

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