Antarctica, Patagonia and the Falklands

Wednesday, January 12 to Sunday, January 30, 2022

An exciting journey to Buenos Aires and Patagonia in Argentina, Antarctica, and the Falkland Islands. Three nights in Buenos Aires, the Argentinian capital, followed by a two-week cruise on Celebrity’s Millennium class Infinity, exploring Patagonia, various “hotspots” (no pun intended!) in Antarctica, and the Falkland Islands. In addition to the activities offered by the cruise line, your tour leader, Jacques Pauwels, will be offering a series of lectures entitled “A Tale of Two Oceans”. A post-cruise extension to Iguasu Falls and Rio de Janeiro will be available.   

Your cost per person in Canadian dollars sharing double accommodation:

Innside cabin: $4,409.00   Verandah cabin: $5,4219.00  Prices for other categories available and single supplements available on request.

At time of printing rates are taking advantage of the current Celebrity promotion and include a standard beverage package, wi-fi and prepaid gratuities. This promotion may be removed at any time. Reservations made while the promotion is in effect will be protected. 


Book by August 1 and receive a specialty dining credit on us. You need only pay a deposit which is fully refundable until final payment is due.

 


BOOKING INFORMATION

January 12 - 27, 2022

$4,409 for inside cabin based on double occupancy

Other cabin choices available..

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ITINERARY

Day 1 - Wednesday, January 12: Flight to Buenos Aires.

We recommend Air Canada’s late afternoon direct flight, currently available at approximately $ 975.00 return including taxes.

Day 2 - Thursday, January 13: Arrival in Buenos Aires

Afternoon arrival in Buenos Aires, and immediate transfer to the four-star/first-class Hotel Pestana, centrally located within walking distance of Plaza San Martin, the city’s main square, the great boulevards, Colon Theatre, and the pedestrian shopping district with famous Calle.  (Pestana Hotel). Check in, followed by free time to settle in. Late afternoon walking tour of the area around the hotel and dinner in the hotel.

Day 3 - Friday, January 14: Buenos Aires

After breakfast, panoramic sightseeing tour of Buenos Aires, one of the most vibrant and attractive cities in South America, with a distinct European flair, reminiscent of Paris and Madrid! Among the highlights will be monuments such as the Argentine Congress, the pink Presidential Palace, the famous Obelisk, as well as neighborhoods such as the picturesque harbor district of La Boca with the famous Caminito pedestrian street, Recoleta with its Cemetery (featuring the tomb of Evita Peron), trendy Palermo Viejo, and San Telmo with its colonial-style houses along narrow cobblestone lanes. Afternoon free. This evening, dinner and tango show!

Day 4 - Saturday, January 15: Buenos Aires

After a leisurely breakfast, excursion into the countryside and visit to a typical estancia where we enjoy a traditional “Gaucho Party,” culminating in a sumptuous “asado” (Argentinian BBQ) lunch with plenty of great grilled meats! In the afternoon we return to Buenos Aires. This evening, it may be possible to enjoy a concert or opera in the famous Colon Theatre concert or opera (not included).

Day 5 - Sunday, January 16: Touring on you rown and boarding

Morning at leisure. We recommend a visit to the famous San Telmo a lively, bustling outdoor street market with vendors selling food, antiques, crafts & goods. Afternoon transfer to the harbour for embarkation on the Celebrity Line’s magnificent Infinity (https://www.cruisecritic.com/reviews/review.cfm?ShipID=196). Sailing time is 5PM.

Day 6 - Monday, January 17: At Sea

Three days at sea to relax, refresh, and recharge.  A variety of onboard activities and entertainment for all levels of interest and will be offered by the cruise staff.  Your tour escort, Jacques Pauwels, will give the first of his series of talks entitled “A Tale of Two Oceans”, beginning with myths and knowledge about the Atlantic Ocean in Antiquity.

Day 7 - Tuesday, January 18: At Sea

More activities on board.

Day 8 - Wednesday, January 19: At Sea

Day 9 - Thursday, January 20: Cape Horn, Chile, 6- 8 AM


Tierra del Fuego, “Land of Fire”, is the most isolated place in the Americas, and Cape Horn is its southernmost point. Named by Dutch explorers after the town of Hoorn in Holland, in 1616, this small but rocky and windswept island is where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Pacific Ocean. Cruising along the shores of the island will allow us to enjoy the sights of Cabo de Hornos (Cape Horn) National Park. Afterwards we set sail to cross Drake’s Passage, the open stretch of water between South America and Antarctica…

Day 10 - Friday, January 21: Elephant Island, Antarctica, cruising from 2 to 6PM


This island is situated in Antarctica’s Weddell Sea, about 250 km north-northeast of the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, 950 km south of the Falkland Islands, and almost 900 km (550 miles) southeast of Cape Horn. 
The ship of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew was trapped in ice nearby during a 1914 polar expedition and spent the entire winter there, and they all survived. The island’s name is due to its many elephant seals, but many varieties of penguins (chinstrap, gentoo, and macaroni) also live there, and so do other birds, including sheathbills, cape petrels, and stormy petrels. It will also be possible to explore the local moss colonies, believed to be thousands of years old and considered one of the oldest living things in the world.: 

Day 11 - Saturday, January 22: At Sea

A relaxing day at sea, perfect for more presentations by your tour escort on the theme of “A Tale of Two Oceans”. 

Day 12 - Sunday, January 23: (Port Stanley, Falkland Island, 8AM – 5PM)

Today’s port of call is Port Stanley, capital of the famous Falkland Islands, a self-governing British overseas territory, but claimed by Argentina and known there as Las Malvinas; this issue briefly exploded into war in 1982. 
The archipelago is mountainous and much of the land consists of tundra, a natural habitat for large bird populations, including penguins, but sheep are raised there and wool is the major export product.
The name Falkland was first used by English explorers arriving in 1690 in honour of Anthony Cary, Viscount of Falkland, a Royal Navy official who sponsored his journey. The Argentinian name reflects an old French name given to the islands, Îles Malouines, “islands of St. Malo”. Various excursions will be available.

Day 13 - Monday, January 24: At Sea

Another day to relax and enjoy the activities onboard, including another presentation by your tour host.

Day 14 - Tuesday, January 25: (Puerto Madryn, Argentinian Patagonia, 7AM – 4:30PM

The town of Puerto Madryn is located on the coast of Argentinian Patagonia, with easy access to the nearby Valdez Peninsula, a wildlife sanctuary where sea elephants, whales, penguins, and many other varieties of birds far outnumber the few human resdietns and visitors. Southern right whales, orcas, seals, etc., inhabit the surrounding waters. 

Day 15 - Wednesday, January 26: At Sea

Your last full day at sea. Your tour host will conclude his series of talks.

Day 16 - Thursday, January 27: Return flight to Toronto

Disembarkation from the ship and transfer to the airport in time for the return flight to Canada. An optional post-cruise tour of Iguasu Falls and Rio de Janeiro will be available. 

ITINERARY PDF

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INCLUDED

- Three nights accommodation in Buenos Aires including breakfast; - Transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary; - Daily dinner or multi course lunch in Buenos Aires; - Cruise in category selected, all meals, snacks and entertainment provided on board. Standard drinks package * • Prepaid gratuities • Free wi-fi *Please note some restrictions apply to the drinks package and wifi. Please contact the office for more details or refer to the terms and conditions on the Celebrity website. **Please note some activities such as spa services will be at an additional charge.

NOT INCLUDED

- Airfare; - Items of a personal nature; - Optional travel insurance. Please contact the office for rates.

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