There are a few destinations so iconic — even fabled — that they draw adventure-seekers from around the world. Cape Horn, the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago of southern Chile, fits the bill. The rocky terrain extends into Drake Passage, rising to a height of 1,391 feet. 150 years ago the trip… read more of “Rounding Cape Horn:…”
Tag: Buenos Aires
If you’re having a hard time deciding on a warm, tropical vacation or a winter wonderland adventure, there’s no need to choose on a cruise to South America. From the balmy climes of the Amazon to the fjords of Chile and beyond, packing your bags for the 68-day Grand South America and Antarctica Voyage in… read more of “From Sunshine to…”
Travelers looking to see more of the South American ports beyond a tour that lasts only a few hours can embark on an overland journey or extended shore excursion that goes to places unreached by cruise ships.
South America is full of contrasts. From the piercing blue ice of Antarctica to the lush jungles of the Amazon, it’s a continent that truly has something for everyone.
One of the great pleasures of travel is the opportunity to sample local food and drink. While you may find language barriers along the way, an appreciation for good food is a universal language and can be a fantastic way to immerse yourself in local cultures.
We asked our Facebook fans which South American ports they’d like to visit! While the answers varied, the two most popular were Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Buenos Aires, Argentina. It’s no surprise that these two are at the top. Buenos Aires is a highlight of any cruise visiting the region. In fact, many of… read more of “Don’t Cry for…”
Come October, there will be a new ship exploring South America. Along with ms Maasdam and ms Prinsendam (who will do longer cruises), ms Zaandam will head south and spend the season rounding Cape Horn at the tip of the continent and traveling to Antarctica. The ship wraps up the season with a monthlong repositioning… read more of “Zaandam Heads to…”
Carsten Korch, Chief Editor and Founder of Living in Peru, is currently sailing aboard Veendam’s 21-Day South America and Antarctica Holiday Voyage with his family. While aboard the ship he will chronicle his cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy! December 24-25, 2012: Buenos Aires was HOT – 37 degrees celsius, so we needed… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”