Picture it…cruising to one of the most remote corners of the world.
Adventure-seekers can fill their fix on one of our South America and Antarctica cruises, where it is possible to explore one of the most untouched corners of the globe.
Ushuaia is not only the capital of the Tierra del Fuego region of Argentina, but it is also at the end of the world (literally). Holland America Line guests can explore the surreal port that is cradled between the towering Martial Mountains and the pristine Beagle Channel by cruising their way to the southernmost tip of Argentina.
Founded in 1884, the town is a maze of streets lined with low-slung buildings that all seem to meet at its heart, the port. This isolated town was the meeting point of missionaries, gold prospectors, and naval officers before becoming known primarily as a penal colony. The large jail (now closed) has become reconfigured to be the city’s most popular museum.
In addition to exploring the town’s history, guests will be able to explore the maritime museum and a museum dedicated to the region’s natural history, as well as restaurants preparing the marquee offering: local king crab.
But beyond the many sites in the town, the spectacular collection of natural wonders around the city are what make Ushuaia a must-see port of call. The Tierra del Fuego National Park on the outskirts of Ushuaia is a kaleidoscope of glittering glaciers, snow-capped mountains, dense forests, sparkling lakes and windswept plains spread across an archipelago of rugged islands. While visiting, guests should explore the Beagle Channel, Pipo River cascade, Lago Fagnano, Lago Roca, Ensanada Bay, Lapataia Bay, End of the World Train, Laguna Negra and many others.
Travelers who wish to visit the end of the world can do so on Prinsendam and Zaandam. To enhance the journey, we offer many EXC Tours through Ushuaia and the surrounding areas, providing guests with an enriching experience of this intriguing corner of the world.