On board MS EUROPA 2 from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires

At the other end of the world

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Cultural riches and scenic contrasts make South America an eclectic destination. Exciting natural experiences will be unforgettable – such as a scenic journey* to the deep-blue Lago Todos los Santos and a kayak tour* on Lake Llanquihue*. It then becomes icy when the EUROPA 2 cruises by the tremendous Pio XI Glacier. The Torres del Paine National Park* is spectacular, the branched waterways of the Strait of Magellan are romantic, and the ice masses of the Garibaldi Glacier are a vibrant blue. Animal lovers can go on a catamaran excursion through the Beagle Channel* to observation posts, and ornithologists will be fascinated by the Valdes Peninsula*. There are also sufficient days at sea planned into this cruise so that you can enjoy THE FREEDOM THAT TAKES YOU PLACES on board in all its forms.


from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires

Cruise dates:from 31.01.2015 to 17.02.2015 (17 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA 2
Cruise number: EUX1503

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This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions. [Read more]

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Highlights of this cruise

Highlights of this trip:

  • Scenic journey* to the All Saints Lake (Lago Todos los Santos).
  • UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site: the Torres del Paine National Park* and Valdes Peninsula*.
  • Seafaring legends: circumnavigation of Cape Horn, South America’s southernmost point.
  • On board: Argentinian literary salon.

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore excursions listed here are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

Itinerary

Sat, 31.01.2015

Scheduled flight from Germany to Santiago

Sun, 01.02.2015

Transfer to Valparaiso for embarkation
Valparaiso/Chile, departure 18.00 hrs

Mon, 02.02.2015

Relaxation at sea

Tue, 03.02.2015

Puerto Montt/Chile, 8.30 – 18.00 hrs

Leave the lights of Valparaiso behind and experience your first day at sea before reaching the natural wonders of Puerto Montt. With rich green meadows, shimmering mountain lakes and snow-capped peaks, “Chile’s Switzerland” unfurls at the entrance to the city. Enjoy the rushing of the Petrohue waterfalls*, as turquoise-coloured water plunges to the rocks. Magnificent panoramic views of tree-covered volcanic slopes are presented on a scenic journey to the deep-blue Lago Todos los Santos* and on a kayaking tour* on Lake Llanquihue.

Wed, 04.02.2015

Relaxation at sea

Thu, 05.02.2015

Cruising along Pio XI Glacier, 18.00 – 19.00 hrs
(Seno Eyre)/Chile

Your next destination is no less spectacular. The ice masses of the mighty Pio XI Glacier migrate deeper into the fjord every day.

Fri, 06.02.2015

Cruising in the Strait of Magellan, approx. 10.00 hrs

Your cruise continues along branched waterways and past little islands along the Strait of Magellan towards Punta Arenas.

Sat, 07.02.2015

Punta Arenas/Chile, 6.00 – 0.00 hrs

Patagonia’s oldest city looks proudly at its Victorian legacy, which you can explore by yourself on a stroll around the city. From here, you reach the stunning Torres del Paine National Park* where, with a little luck, you will see rheas and guanacos. Or discover during a hike* the Magellan National Park with its unique flora and fauna.

Sun, 08.02.2015

Cruising along by the Garibaldi Glacier/Chile, 15.00 – 16.30 hrs
Ushuaia/Argentina, arrival 22.00 hrs

Sharp rocks line the banks of the Beagle Channel, whose magnificent highlight is the Garibaldi Glacier: its ice masses glow a brilliant blue.

Mon, 09.02.2015

Ushuaia, departure 18.00 hrs

In the evening, you are welcomed by Ushuaia, capital of the province Tierra del Fuego and self-appointed southernmost city of the world. You will learn more about its history in the former “prison” Museo Presidio. On a catamaran trip through the Beagle Channel*, take a detour to Sea Lion Island which, with a little luck, makes it possible to have interesting encounters with the native animal kingdom, which include Mageallan cormorants. The narrow-gauge railway, Ferrocarril Austral Fueguino*, runs through the centre of the Tierro del Fuego National Park past jagged rocks, tranquil lakes and fairytale forests to the “end of the world”.

Tue, 10.02.2015

Cruising alongside Cape Horn/Chile, 7.00 – 13.00 hrs

The next day, stand by for one of the greatest seafarer experiences: where the waves of the Pacific and the Atlantic merge, EUROPA 2 negotiates the legendary Cape Horn.

Wed, 11.02.2015
- Thu, 12.02.2015

Relaxation at sea

Fri, 13.02.2015

Puerto Madryn/Argentina, 7.00 – 20.00 hrs

Two relaxing days at sea lie ahead before arriving at Puerto Madryn, which was founded in the mid 19th century by Welsh settlers. Valdes Peninsula* is a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. The nature reserve fascinates with its bird kingdom, and at Punta Norte there is a good chance of spotting elephant seals. While visiting an Estancia*, find out about the native way of life in the interior of the country. Enjoy true gaucho romanticism with a barbecue looking out over the grazing herds of cattle. On a walk along the coast*, once again feel the special character of this remote part of the world before two concluding days at sea and making a move homewards from Buenos Aires.

Sat, 14.02.2015
- Sun, 15.02.2015

Relaxation at sea

Mon, 16.02.2015

Buenos Aires/Argentina, arrival 6.00 hrs
Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

Tue, 17.02.2015

Arrival in Germany

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore excursions listed here are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.

Following programmes we offer in German:

PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: SANTIAGO AND CHILEAN WINES


POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: BUENOS AIRES – THE METROPOLIS WITH PASSION


POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: BUENOS AIRES AND IGUACU

Nostalphoniker on board

In 2003, six young Munich-based musicians banded together under the name Nostalphoniker. Based on the style of the Comedian Harmonists, they have continuously expanded their repertoire with mostly their own compositions and enriched it with effective choreography and witty exchanges. With their charming and diverse ensemble sound, these up-and-coming professional musicians give a high-tempo entertainment show which will be a pleasure for your ears and a source of many laughs.

The rich experience they provide and their light-hearted music make Nostalphoniker a highly popular ensemble. Over the years, their concert tours have brought them to Egypt, the Czech Republic, Poland, Russia (twice) and even to the legendary Maxim’s in Paris. Two TV programmes on the current stage programme Die Comedian Harmonists sangen ..., which remembers the final concert of the Comedian Harmonists in Munich in 1934 through music and letters, made just as great an impact as the performances of Nostalphoniker at the Festival Night of the Bavarian State Opera and at the ZDF gala Prix Courage.