Andes & South America 5*

Discover the fascinating cultures of Latin & South America on this Pacific cruise from Los Angeles to Santiago in Chile. With 16 nights on board 5* Star Princess and one night in a Los Angeles hotel, this is an adventure to remember.

Departing from Los Angeles in wonderful California this cruise heads south to the gorgeous Mexican resort of Cabo San Lucas before reaching the rainforest covered Central American country of Costa Rica, stopping at Puntarenas. An overnight stay in the capital of Peru, Lima is followed by Piscu, Peru, and La Serena, Chile, before you reach the final destination, Chile’s capital Santiago.

DESTINATION Andes & South America
FROM Dublin / California
DATE 3 December 2018
DURATION 17 Nights (16-night cruise + 1-night hotel)
PRICE From €2,699 pp

Departing from Los Angeles in wonderful California this cruise heads south to the gorgeous Mexican resort of Cabo San Lucas before reaching the rainforest covered Central American country of Costa Rica, stopping at Puntarenas. An overnight stay in the capital of Peru, Lima is followed by Piscu, Peru, and La Serena, Chile, before you reach the final destination, Chile’s capital Santiago.

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Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1-2: Los Angeles, California, USA: Overnight     Depart 16.00

Following your flight from Dublin, you will be transferred to a hotel in Los Angeles for your one night stay giving you a chance to relax on the famous beaches or go celebrity spotting in this lively city. After a night in your hotel you will be transferred to the port where your ship will be waiting.

The City of Angels always hovers between dream and reality. Once a near-forgotten colonial outpost, the pueblo metamorphosed into an agrarian paradise before reinventing itself as a movie colony. Perhaps no other city owes so much to the technological innovations of the 20th century, from the automobile to the airplane. Little wonder that LA is oft described as the “dream machine.” In LA, reinvention is a way of life. Yet this talent for change has created a city with a rich ethnic diversity and a sizzling culture. LA is the source for trends that migrate across the country and then the world. Where else can you enjoy a Thai taco or munch on a kosher burrito? Or travel from downtown’s high rises to the beaches of Malibu, shopping in Beverly Hills along the way?

Day 3: At Sea:

Day 4: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico: Arrive 12.00     Depart 19.00

Millennia ago, Cabo San Lucas was part of the Mexican mainland. Then a massive rupture of the San Andreas Fault sent the waters of the Pacific crashing into the newly formed depression, creating the Sea of Cortez and the Baja Peninsula. Lying at the very tip of Baja, where the Pacific meets the Sea of Cortez, Cabo San Lucas – or “Cabo” – is one of the premier resort destinations in the Western Hemisphere. Swim in the transparent waters, marvel at the wealth of marine life, relax on one of the white-sand beaches or try your hand at some of the finest sportfishing in the world.

Note: Your ship will anchor in Cabo San Lucas and use launches to transport all passengers ashore.

Day 5-7: At Sea:

Day 8: Puntarenas, Costa Rica: Arrive 09.00     Depart 20.00

To Spanish explorers, the rumors of gold and vast riches could only mean that this section of Central America was the costa rica – the “Rich Coast.”

Hailed as the Switzerland of the Americas, Costa Rica occupies a unique position, lying between two oceans and two continents. On both coasts, tropical rainforests rise to the mountains of the interior, many of which soar over 13,000 feet above sea level. In the west, a seemingly endless succession of brown-sand beaches forms the nation’s Pacific coast. Puntarenas is your gateway to Costa Rica’s wonders – and to its capital city of San Jose.

Day 9-11: At Sea

Day 12-13: Lima (Callao), Peru: Arrive 07.00     Overnight     Depart 18.00

In 1535, Francisco Pizarro labeled the open plains where Lima now stands as inhospitable. Despite the verdict of the great conquistador, Lima became the center of imperial Spanish power, a “City of Kings” where 40 viceroys would rule as the direct representatives of the King of Spain. With independence in 1821, Lima became Peru’s capital. Near Lima, one of the world’s most desolate deserts is home to the famed drawings of Nazca. These drawings inspired Erik von Daniken’s best-selling book “Chariots of the Gods.” With mysteries seeming to be part of Peru’s history, perhaps these “drawings” are in fact “the largest astronomy book in the world.”

Day 14: Pisco (San Martin), Peru: Arrive 08.00     Depart 17.00

San Martin is your gateway to the quiet colonial town of Pisco and its fertile coastal valley. For thousands of years, pre-Columbian societies thrived in river valleys such as this. Utilizing sophisticated systems of irrigation, they transformed the harsh coastal desert into productive farmland. The legacy of these ancient people, from their giant geometric etchings on the desert floor to their ancient burial grounds, continues to draw curious adventurers from around the world. San Martin is also your gateway to two other mysterious marvels: the Inca palace complex at Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Archipelago.

Day 15-16: At Sea:

Day 17: La Serena (Coquimbo), Chile: Arrive 07.00     Depart 15.00

The port of Coquimbo is the gateway to La Serena, founded in 1544. Located in the transition zone between Chile’s austere Atacama Desert and the country’s fertile central valley, La Serena is a popular holiday resort. The nearby Elqui Valley is an agricultural center famed for grapes, papaya and cherimoya. The region was also home to the pre-Columbian Diaguita and El Molle cultures, noted for their fine ceramics and jewelry.

La Serena’s central Plaza de Armas is home to superb colonial buildings and a 19th-century cathedral. La Recova – the artisan’s marketplace – features copper and silver jewelry, glass works and ceramics.

Day 18: Santiago (San Antonio), Chile: Arrive 05.00

Nestled between rolling hills topped with colorful houses and meandering coastal dunes, the bustling city of San Antonio enjoys its reputation as the gateway to Chile’s central valley and the capital of Santiago. With a population of over five million people, Santiago sprawls at the feet of the snow-capped Andes. Inland lies the sun-kissed wine regions of Casablanca and Maipo Maipo Valley, Chile’s internationally renowned wine district.

Following your departure from the Star Princess, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight home to Dublin.

1 Night in a Los Angeles hotel and 16 Nights accommodation aboard the 5* Star Princess, operated by Princess Cruise Line. (See ship info tab for more information on Star Princess)

Star Princess

No matter where you sail, you’ll enjoy the star treatment on board the sparkling Star Princess. From her relaxed ambience to tantalizing dining options and incredible features like the piazza-style Atrium, Movies Under the Stars® and The Sanctuary, a tranquil retreat reserved for adults, you’re sure to feel indulged every moment of your stay.

  • Last Refurbished: December 2011
  • Guest Capacity: 2,600 lower berths
  • Number of Crew: 1,100
  • Tonnage: 108,977

DINING

Passionate about our culinary craft, we’re committed to serving you mouthwatering, handcrafted dishes made from scratch throughout your voyage. Be sure to join us at one of our award-winning specialty restaurants to celebrate your next birthday, anniversary or milestone and enjoy tantalizing specialties.

  • Crafted by Curtis Stone dishes^
  • Chef’s Table Experience^
  • Chocolate Journeys℠
  • Sabatini’s℠ (Italian specialty restaurant)^
  • Crown Grill℠ (steakhouse specialty restaurant)^
  • Vines (wine bar)^
  • International Café
  • Prego Pizzeria
  • Trident Grill (burgers & hot dogs)
  • Horizon Court (buffet)

ACTIVITIES

Each day, a world of exciting activities awaits, from cooking demonstrations to dance classes, trivia contests and a range of enrichment programs, including our Encounters with Discovery at SEA™ speaker series from experts who offer insights into the places you’ll visit.

  • Discovery at SEA™ Programs
  • Festivals of the World
  • The Piazza
  • Shops of Princess
  • Art Gallery & Auctions
  • Photo & Video Gallery
  • Platinum Photography Studio
  • The Piazza
  • Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs
  • Sports Court (basketball, volleyball, tennis)
  • Lawn Court (golf putting and lawn games)

ENTERTAINMENT

There’s always something happening on board — from heading to the Princess Theater for a lavish original musical production to enjoying a blockbuster movie poolside under the stars or simply relaxing in a lounge sipping a cocktail where a live band is playing your song.

  • Movies Under the Stars®
  • Original Musical Productions
  • Music & Dancing
  • Vegas-style Casino
  • Featured Guest Entertainers
  • Princess Theater
  • Vista Show Lounge
  • Explorers Lounge
  • Skywalkers Nightclub
  • Crooners Bar

JOYFUL REJUVENATION

Everything you need to refresh body and mind is right on board. Indulge in a manicure, pedicure or a makeover in the salon, or a soothing massage in the Lotus Spa®. Or maybe it’s a brisk workout in the fitness center, followed by a little “me time” in The Sanctuary, a tranquil retreat reserved just for adults.

  • The Princess Luxury Bed (on board in Nov 2017)
  • SLEEP by Princess
  • The Sanctuary (retreat for adults)^
  • Lotus Spa®^
  • Lotus Spa® Fitness Center
  • Fitness Classes^

FAMILIES

Cruising is the ideal way for families to reconnect, from grandparents to grandkids and everyone in between. Share the joy of discovery on fascinating excursions, delight in entertaining group activities on board and, best of all, stay in a family suite or book adjoining rooms that keep family members close by.

  • Movies Under the Stars®
  • Discovery at SEA™ programs
  • Festivals of the World
  • Shore Excursions
  • Discovery Family Fun Fair*
  • Pools & Hot Tubs
  • Sports Court
  • Enrichment Courses
  • Karaoke & Trivia Games
  • Holiday Activities*

KIDS & TEENS

Staffed by experienced counselors, our younger cruisers are sure to stay happy all day long. Through our Discovery at SEA™ program, as well as the California Science Center partnership, we deliver exciting interactive activities for kids ages 3-12, while teens can sip mocktails and make new friends.

  • Just for Kids 3-7
  • Just for Kids 8-12
  • Just for Teens 13-17

^Nominal charges may apply.
*On select sailings.

 

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Dates & Prices

Date Price Stateroom
03 December 2018 €2,699 Inside Cabin Book Now
03 December 2018 €2,959 Oceanview Cabin Book Now
03 December 2018 €3,389 Balcony Cabin Book Now

Price Inclusions

  • Flight from Dublin to Los Angeles
  • All transfers from airport – hotel – port
  • 1 night in a Los Angeles hotel before the cruise
  • 16 nights onboard the 5* Star Princess based on 2 sharing
  • Superb dining on a full board basis while on board
  • Entertainment onboard
  • Return transfer from port to airport
  • Flight from Los Angeles to Dublin
  • Taxes, charges and 20kg check-in bag per person

Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non-refundable deposit of €250 per person
    • Balance due 14 weeks prior to departure
  • Optional Insurance available (call for details)
  • Child and family prices available on request
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.