5* South America & Antarctica

Set sail for adventure with this spectacular 16-night cruise to South America, Antarctica and the Falkland Islands, from the comfort of the 5 Star Coral Princess.

Departing from Santiago in Chile you cruise south to Punta Arenas in the heart of the Chilean fjord land. Next is Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, before you cruise around Cape Horn and continue south to Antarctica. You will enjoy 4 days of cruising the Antarctica Penninsula while a knowledgeable port lecturer points out significant sites you’ll be able to see from onboard. As you wave goodbye to Antarctica, you sail to the remote Falkland Islands before you return to the mainland to Uruguay’s capital city, Montevideo. Your cruise comes to an end as you sail into Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina.

DESTINATION Antarctica
FROM Dublin / Santiago
DATE 4 January 2020
DURATION 16 Nights
PRICE From €4,109 pp

Departing from Santiago in Chile you cruise south to Punta Arenas in the heart of the Chilean fjord land. Next is Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, before you cruise around Cape Horn and continue south to Antarctica. You will enjoy 4 days of cruising the Antarctica Penninsula while a knowledgeable port lecturer points out significant sites you’ll be able to see from onboard. As you wave goodbye to Antarctica, you sail to the remote Falkland Islands before you return to the mainland to Uruguay’s capital city, Montevideo. Your cruise comes to an end as you sail into Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina.

Map showing the port stops for Antarctica & Cape Horn. For more details, refer to the disclaimer below and the itinerary port table on this page.

Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1-2: Santiago (San Antonio), Chile: Depart 18.00

Following your overnight flight from Dublin, you will be transferred to the port where your ship will be waiting.

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.

Day 3-5: At Sea:

Day 6: Punta Arenas, Chile: Arrive 07.00     Depart 19.00

Punta Arenas lies atop rolling hills, looking out over the Strait of Magellan. In the days before the Panama Canal, this was a major port as ships plied the waters of Cape Horn. Punta Arenas remains a prosperous town today, thanks to its rich natural resources. The city is also the gateway to Chilean Patagonia, a maze of fjords, rivers, steppes, and mountains to the north. To the south lies the great frozen mass of Antarctica. Adventure awaits in any direction at this port located near the end of the earth.

Across the Strait of Magellan lies Tierra del Fuego, the lonely, windswept island discovered by Magellan in 1520. The region was settled by Yugoslavian and English sheep ranchers in the 19th century.

Day 7: Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego), Argentina: Arrive 12.00     Depart 20.00

Magellan called it Tierra del Fuego, “the Land of Fire,” having seen flames rising from the darkened islands. For over three centuries, the name struck fear in the hearts of mariners. Howling headwinds, mountainous seas and rocky coastlines spelled a sudden end to many voyages. Today, Ushuaia, a former Argentine penal colony, serves as your gateway to this wilderness where snow-capped mountains plummet to the icy waters of the Beagle Channel.

In the late 19th century, Reverend Thomas Bridges spent years working with local tribes, compiling a dictionary of their Yaghan tongue. The work outlived the Yaghan: by the beginning of the 20th century, they had succumbed to disease.

Day 8: Cape Horn (Scenic Cruising): Arrive 08.00     Depart 09.00

Day 9-12: Antarctic Peninsula (Scenic Cruising): 

The most isolated continent on earth, this rugged landscape is some 1,200 miles long and reaches beyond the Arctic Circle. Its shores are comprised of unusually sculpted icebergs, blue-tinged glaciers, majestic mountain peaks and a steep ice shelf that continues to shrink at an alarming rate.

Though the peninsula is covered in icy tundra, it actually features the mildest climate in Antarctica, the perfect environment for hosting the only flowering plants on the entire continent, Antarctic Hair Grass and Antarctic Pearlwort. In addition, the icy waters surrounding the peninsula cater to various species of seals, penguins and seabirds, including the Cape Pigeon, the American Sheathbill and the Antarctic Tern.

Enjoy your scenic cruise in this remote area of the world – it’s a breathtaking wonderland nestled in nature’s frosty embrace.

Note: Antarctic Peninsula is a scenic cruising site. Ships will slowly travel past while a knowledgeable port lecturer points out significant sites you’ll be able to see from onboard.

Day 13: At Sea:

Day 14: Port Stanley, Falkland Islands: Arrive 08.00     Depart 18.30

Capital of the Falklands since 1845, tiny Stanley lies on the windswept tip of East Falkland Island. The Falklands long served as a way station for ships, particularly whalers, bound to and from Cape Horn. The islands’ rigorous environment is immediately apparent: Stanley Harbor is dotted with the hulks of vessels that succumbed to the fierce winds and waves of the South Atlantic. While their strategic location led to important roles in both World Wars, the islands are best remembered as the cause of the 1982 war between Argentina and the United Kingdom. Today, travelers increasingly journey to the islands to view their rich assortment of bird and marine life.

Colorful houses occupy the low rolling moorland bordering Stanley Harbor. Stanley’s climate resembles London’s – cool and rainy though summer visitors are often blessed with clear, sunny skies.

Note: Stanley is an anchorage port. Guests transfer to shore via ship’s tender.

Day 15-16: At Sea: 

Day 17: Montevideo, Uruguay: Arrive 08.00     Depart 17.00

Nestled between the continent’s two giants, Brazil and Argentina, Uruguay is the second smallest country in South America. More than half of the nation’s population of three million reside in the capital of Montevideo, located at Uruguay’s southernmost point on the Rio de la Plata. Although small in size, Uruguay has proven to be big-hearted – the country is one of the most literate nations in the world while Montevideo is one of South America’s most interesting and cosmopolitan capitals.

Montevideo is a charming city made up of 19th-century Beaux Arts buildings, parks, and historical monuments.

Day 18: Buenos Aires, Argentina: Arrive 05.00

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

Founded in the early 16th century, Buenos Aires was transformed from a colonial port into a cosmopolitan metropolis – the “Paris of the South” – by the cattle boom of the 1880s. As in the American West, boom was followed by bust. But that did not stop Buenos Aires from becoming the city it is today. With its air of haunted grandeur, Buenos Aires is a place of icy intellect and smoldering passion. It is a city where the elegant Colon Theater, one of the world’s great opera houses, stands in counterpoint to the working class barrios that gave birth to the tango. Perhaps the city’s enigmas and contradictions are best embodied by its two most famous citizens – the reclusive librarian and literary genius Jorge Luis Borges and the showgirl turned First Lady, Evita Peron.

The “Paris of the South” flaunts its European heritage. One of the pleasures of Buenos Aires is simply absorbing its charm and flavor, from Parisian-style confiterias – cafés – to the city’s popular tango clubs.

Option to extend your stay in Chile or Argentina available – call for details

16 Nights accommodation aboard the 5* Coral Princess, operated by Princess Cruise Line. (See ship info tab for more information on Coral Princess)

Coral Princess

Coral Princess, with more than 700 balcony staterooms, was custom built to navigate the historic Panama Canal. Be sure to try the Bayou Café and Steakhouse, which features New Orleans-inspired Cajun and Creole cuisine, join friends for cocktails and Movies Under the Stars® by the pool or try some decadent treats at the International Café.

  • Last Refurbished: January 2016
  • Guest Capacity: 2,000 lower berths
  • Number of Crew: 895
  • Tonnage 91,627

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 (dining room dishes)
  • Chef’s Table Experience^
  • Chocolate Journeys℠
  • Sabatini’s℠ (Italian specialty restaurant)^
  • Bayou Café & Steakhouse℠ (specialty restaurant)^
  • International Café
  • La Patisserie (World Cup of Pastry)
  • Princess Pizzeria
  • The Bar & Grill
  • 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 Atrium
  • Shops of Princess
  • Art Gallery & Auctions
  • Photo & Video Gallery
  • Platinum Photography Studio
  • Freshwater pools & Hot Tubs
  • Sports Court (basketball, volleyball, tennis)
  • Princess Links (putting course)

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
  • The Voice of the Ocean (live show)
  • Universe Lounge
  • Explorers Lounge
  • 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
  • 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.

 

Dates & Prices

Date Price Stateroom
04 January 2020 €4,109 Inside Cabin Book Now
04 January 2020 €4,769 Oceanview Cabin Book Now
04 January 2020 €4,889 Balcony Cabin Book Now

Price Inclusions

  • Flight from Dublin to Santiago, Chile
  • Return transfers from airport to port
  • 16 nights onboard the 5* Coral 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 Buenos Aires to Dublin
  • Taxes, charges and 20kg check-in bag per person

Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non-refundable non-transferable deposit of 15% required at time of booking
    • Balance due 16 weeks from 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.