South America Lookbook: Cruising to Chile, Argentina & the Falkland Islands
Cruising with Holland America Line for over 15 years, guest William Norton and his wife had have shared some incredible adventures. Luckily for us, William uses his love of photography to beautifully capture these amazing adventures and allows us to share them with you, our readers. If you’re looking for inspiration for you next cruise, a look through these photos is the perfect place to start.
“I thoroughly enjoyed the Holland America Line cruise on Zaandam to ports of call along the coasts of Chile, Argentina, and the Falkland Islands. I don’t believe that many Americans select Chile and Argentina as a destination for their vacation or for just a nice trip, and if that is true, it is very unfortunate, because I encountered some of the more beautiful and memorable sights of all my travels around the world. The scenery was magnificent.”— William
“In my opinion, the fjords along the southern coast of Chile rival those along the coast of Norway. Glaciers of various sizes are located all along the fjords, with one specific stretch know as Glacier Alley.” — William
IGUAZU FALLS, ARGENTINA
“The most impressive sights were the Iguazu Falls, which are just incredible and awe-inspiring. They constitute the largest waterfall system in the world, with 275 individual falls, some of which reach a height of 82 feet, the equivalent of an eight story building.” — William
THE FALKLAND ISLANDS
“Another very memorable part of the cruise was a visit to the Falkland Islands, which is comprised of two main islands and more than 750 small island and islets.” — William
“The highlight of any visit to the Falkland Islands is an opportunity to view up close and personal four different species of penguins. To reach Volunteer Point, where three of the species have their colonies.” — William
“What a great adventure with a final reward of intermingling with the penguins.” — William
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I loved your photographs! I am so excited to be going in October. Thank you for sharing.
Just booked this cruise for Dec 2018.photographs are awesome,have you any tips u or info you could pass on.Thanks
Lovely photos! We have enjoyed this cruise twice however never made it to the Falkland Islands. Once was due to windy weather at the Falklands. The other time the Captain opted to not go to The Falklands. For no known reason we went to a mainland port instead of the Falklands. We will take this cruise and try again someday soon.
We are booked on the Jan 6, 2018 sailing from Buenos Aires for 22 days to San Antonio, Chile. Very excited to go.
Loved the photos. we have some of Iguazu Falls, but not as spectacular as yours . Very anxious to see the Kings in Falkland.
First off Crusing for 15 years is a dream for me! LOL. I am currently on the ms Maasdam with New Holland America. I have enjoyed the three days that we have been on the ship and look forward to sailing with NHA sometime in the near Future. We are crusing the Canada and New England
By amazing pics wow
We had this cruise planned for Fall of 2020 and you know what happened with that. We are now scheduled for Fall of 2022 and I seriously can’t wait and your photographs confirm our decision. I have heard from multiple people that making it to the Falklands is iffy, but hopeful. I am hopeful. Again, thanks for e beautiful photos of an anticipated trip.