After two days of more than sufficient wine samplings, I returned to Chile’s capital to check in at the Grand Hyatt Santiago, with rooms that look out on the Andes. Near the hotel is Cerro San Cristóbal and the adjoining Parque Metropolitano, Chile’s largest urban park. I walked to the park and hopped on a… read more of “Pre/Post Cruise:…”
Category: South America
You could spend a few days pre- or post-cruise on excursions to the Andes, Easter Island (a five-hour flight from Santiago) or even visiting Machu Picchu in Peru. But my experience with Chile back home has been with Chilean wines, and so I decided to see Chile — a country that has been making wine… read more of “Pre-, Post-Cruise:…”
Holland America’s Veendam rounds Cape Horn on a series of cruises between now and March 2010. The following reports highlight Valparaiso, the embarkation/disembarkation port. Occupying a narrow swath of South America’s west coast, Chile extends nearly 2,700 miles from its southernmost point at Cape Horn to its northern border with Peru. The majestic Andes and… read more of “Pre-, Post-Cruise:…”
[Holland America’s Veendam rounds Cape Horn on a series of cruises between now and March 2010.] From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, around Cape Horn to Valparaiso, Chile, or in the reverse direction, “Round Cape Horn” cruises are South America’s most popular itineraries. You’ll typically spend two weeks on board ship, and overnight in some ports…. read more of “Planning A…”
Below are two photos of the plaque ceremony that took place on October 9th when the Statendam made her inaugural call at Corinto, Nicaragua. Captain Harm-Jan Arnold and Hotel Manager Theo Haanen presented a plaque and ship model on behalf of the ms Statendam, while local Corinto officials presented a plaque to the Captain. Christina… read more of “Inaugural Call at…”
Guests Hans Janssen sent in these wonderful photos from the last leg of the South America cruise aboard Amsterdam. Enjoy!
Hans Janssen sent us some more photos from his cruise aboard Amsterdam March 17 through April 24 that rounded Cape Horn.
Hans Janssen sent us some photos from his cruise aboard Amsterdam March 17 through April 24 that rounded Cape Horn.