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Adventures Afloat: Around the Horn: Argentina, Chile and the “End of the World”

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Road Scholar
Program #15589RJ
23 Days | 22 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Nov 27 — Dec 19, 2014

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Day One: Thursday, November 27 - Depart from USA. Overnight flight to Buenos ...
Depart From: Depart from the USA.

Overnight flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Participants making their own flight arrangements should plan to meet the group at the Road Scholar hotel on Day Two for the program orientation.


Type: Hotel

Description: Modern hotel located in downtown Buenos Aires, just 2 blocks from Florida Street.

Contact info:
Suipacha 964
Buenos Aires, 00000 Argentina
phone: +54 -11-4328-6800
web: www.regente.com

Room amenities: Air conditioning, cable TV, direct dial telephone, hair dryer, and mini bar.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, snack bar, gym, meeting facilities, laundry services, and business center.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Subject to availability.
Please contact the program provider, Holbrook Travel, at 1-800-866-7111 or roadscholarprograms@holbrooktravel.com for more information on availability and prices.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Friday, November 28 - Arrive to Buenos Aires - Welcome and Program Ori...
Arrive to Buenos Aires - Welcome and Program Orientation/Teatro Colon/ Wine Tasting.

Arrive To: Morning arrival to Buenos Aires.

Upon arrival the Ministro Pistarini de Ezeiza International Airport travelers will be required to undergo Immigration and Customs procedures. Participants traveling on the Road Scholar flights will meet the local Road Scholar representative outside the secured international arrivals area after clearing Customs.

Transfer to the hotel. Please note that check –in starts at 3:00 pm and rooms might not be available upon arrival.

Due to the early arrival, hotel rooms might not be empty and ready for check-in. An early check-in can be guaranteed by booking and paying for an additional night at the hotel before your arrival; otherwise, early check-ins will be subject to the hotel's availability at that time. Participants are welcome to store luggage at the front desk and enjoy hotel amenities or explore hotel environs while rooms are being readied for check-in.

Free time before meeting in the hotel's restaurant for lunch.


Lunch: At the hotel restaurant.


Afternoon: Meet your group leader and fellow Road Scholar participants during a welcome and introduction session at the hotel. We will review the up-to-date daily schedule and any changes, discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have.

Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Lecture: Contemporary Argentina: a Social, Economic, and Political Overview.

Field trip to the Teatro Colon.

Since 1908 visitors have marveled at the imposing seven-story Teatro Colón, a truly world-class center for opera, ballet and classical music. The current building replaced the original Teatro Colon that was located in front of the Plaza de Mayo from 1857-1888. Some of the highly acclaimed artists who have graced the theater’s stage include Enrico Caruso, Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Callas, Yo-Yo Ma, Anna Pavlova, Rudolf Nureyev, Margot Fonteyn, Mikhail Barishnikov, and Vaslav Nijinski.

Before dinner, enjoy a wine tasting at a local cellar/bar. Learn about some of Argentina's famed regional wines.


Dinner: At a local restaurant.


Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Hotel Regente Palace

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: This attractive hotel is located approximately 9 miles from the famous Iguazu Waterfalls and a five-minute walk from Hito Tres Fronteras. The Hito Tres Fronteras is a viewpoint from where visitors can admire the confluence of the Parana and Iguazu Rivers where Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay share borders.

Contact info:
Av. Tres Fronteras 780 y Av. Eduardo Arrabal
Puerto Iguazu, Missiones, Argentina
phone: +54 -3757-498200
web: www.portaldeliguazu.com

Room amenities: Free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, cable TV, mini bar, safety deposit box, and dressing gowns.

Facility amenities: Business center with WI-Fi and reading room, outdoor pool and solarium, indoor heated pool, spa, gymnasium, restaurants, bars, meeting/event rooms, outdoor BBQ, tennis court, playroom, playground, and vegetable garden.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Three: Saturday, November 29 - Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls - Fly to Iguazu...
Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls -
Fly to Iguazu Falls/Nature Hike: Introduction to the Iryapu Jungle.


Breakfast: At the hotel restaurant.


Morning: Transfer to the airport to board a flight to Iguazu Falls.
Arrive in Iguazu and transfer to the hotel, located between Puerto Iguazu and the Falls.

Note: Activities while at Iguazu will focus entirely on the Argentinean side of the falls. This program will not spend any time in Brazil; therefore, no special visas are necessary.


Lunch: At a local restaurant.


Afternoon: After lunch enjoy a walk to a local lookout point and a site lecture. The scenic spot is located at the confluence of the Parana and Iguazu Rivers and offers views of three countries: Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay.

Return to the hotel.


Dinner: At the hotel restaurant.

Evening: Lecture: Iguazu Falls, It's Geology and Economic Significance.

Lodging: Amerian Portal del Iguazu

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: This attractive hotel is located approximately 9 miles from the famous Iguazu Waterfalls and a five-minute walk from Hito Tres Fronteras. The Hito Tres Fronteras is a viewpoint from where visitors can admire the confluence of the Parana and Iguazu Rivers where Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay share borders.

Contact info:
Av. Tres Fronteras 780 y Av. Eduardo Arrabal
Puerto Iguazu, Missiones, Argentina
phone: +54 -3757-498200
web: www.portaldeliguazu.com

Room amenities: Free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, cable TV, mini bar, safety deposit box, and dressing gowns.

Facility amenities: Business center with WI-Fi and reading room, outdoor pool and solarium, indoor heated pool, spa, gymnasium, restaurants, bars, meeting/event rooms, outdoor BBQ, tennis court, playroom, playground, and vegetable garden.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Sunday, November 30 - Iguazu Falls - Full Day Exploring the Falls ...
Breakfast: At the hotel restaurant.

Morning: This day will be spent visiting the Argentinean side of the Iguazu Falls. Board a park train for a scenic ride through the jungle, along the edges of the mythical waterfalls.

This activity will take us along the upper and lower trails of the Iguazu National Park, allowing for a closer look at some of the 275 falls that drop from the Iguazu River. Enjoy the fantastic wildlife and jungle that surrounds it. At the end of the trail take a moment to appreciate, from a short distance, a view of the Devil's Throat Cataract.


Lunch: Enjoy lunch by the falls.


Afternoon: After lunch, continue exploring the area around the falls.

Late afternoon return to the hotel.


Dinner: At the hotel restaurant.


Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Amerian Portal del Iguazu

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Marina is a mid-size cruise ship capable of accommodating up to 1,258 passengers in 625 comfortable cabins.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2011 Year Entered Present Fleet: 2011 Country of Registry: Marshall Islands Tonnage (GRT): 66,084 Guests: 1,258 Passenger Decks: 11 Number of Crew: 800 Officers' Nationality: European Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International

Contact info:
8300 NW 33rd Street, Suite 308
Miami, FL 33122 USA
phone: 800-531-5619
web: http://oceaniacruisesale.com

Room amenities: Cabin sizes and layout vary based on ship category. Room amenities include toiletries, hair dryer, minibar/refrigerator, nightly turndown service, private safe, television, and direct dial phone.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, café/coffee bar, card room, casino, classes and workshops, show lounge, beauty salon, business services, butler service, concierge desk, culinary arts center, dry cleaning/laundry, duty-free shops, elevators, infirmary/medical center, fitness center, fitness instruction and/or group fitness classes, full service spa, heated pool, jogging track, massage room, outdoor swiming pool(s), shuffleboard, yoga classes, and 24-hour room service. Wireless internet service is available throughout the ship for an additional cost. All suites include a wireless laptop for guests' convenience. Designated smoking areas are available on Deck 9, the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck, and Deck 10, in the aft, port corner of Horizons. Smoking is expressly forbidden in all staterooms and suites, on verandas, or in any areas of the ship other than officially designated smoking areas.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Monday, December 01 - Buenos Aires - Flight to Buenos Aires/City Orient...
Buenos Aires - Flight to Buenos Aires/City Orientation - La Boca/Embark Ship/Tango.

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Transfer to the airport for flight to Buenos Aires.
Fly from Iguazu to Buenos Aires.



Lunch: At a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Buenos Aires offers a wealth of culture for the visitor. Headed by an expert guide, the city orientation allows for a closer glimpse of intricate architecture and observation of the vivacious daily life. Street performers are colorful and impressive; many probably will be doing the tango. The Italian quarter, known as La Boca, will also be visited. Taking in Buenos Aires will be both a joy and a learning experience.

Transfer to the dock to board the boat and have time to freshen up.

Lecture: The Tango, So Much More than a Dance.

A way of life for the people of the city, the tango pulsates with the lifeblood of romantic Buenos Aires. The dance has its origins in the brothels and tenements of late 19th-century Buenos Aires and was a synthesis of Spanish and Italian music, Negro candombe and bawdy Gaucho verse. It was popularized by legendary performers like Carlos Gardel, and soon spread from the fringes to the middle class, and then to the elegant salons of Buenos Aires. The tango has enjoyed a modern resurgence, and as the country's most famous cultural export it is a staple of Buenos Aires nightlife. To this day, Gardel has thousands of followers.


Dinner: Tango show and dinner at local restaurant.
Return to boat after the show.


Lodging: Marina - Oceania Cruises

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Marina is a mid-size cruise ship capable of accommodating up to 1,258 passengers in 625 comfortable cabins.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2011 Year Entered Present Fleet: 2011 Country of Registry: Marshall Islands Tonnage (GRT): 66,084 Guests: 1,258 Passenger Decks: 11 Number of Crew: 800 Officers' Nationality: European Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International

Contact info:
8300 NW 33rd Street, Suite 308
Miami, FL 33122 USA
phone: 800-531-5619
web: http://oceaniacruisesale.com

Room amenities: Cabin sizes and layout vary based on ship category. Room amenities include toiletries, hair dryer, minibar/refrigerator, nightly turndown service, private safe, television, and direct dial phone.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, café/coffee bar, card room, casino, classes and workshops, show lounge, beauty salon, business services, butler service, concierge desk, culinary arts center, dry cleaning/laundry, duty-free shops, elevators, infirmary/medical center, fitness center, fitness instruction and/or group fitness classes, full service spa, heated pool, jogging track, massage room, outdoor swiming pool(s), shuffleboard, yoga classes, and 24-hour room service. Wireless internet service is available throughout the ship for an additional cost. All suites include a wireless laptop for guests' convenience. Designated smoking areas are available on Deck 9, the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck, and Deck 10, in the aft, port corner of Horizons. Smoking is expressly forbidden in all staterooms and suites, on verandas, or in any areas of the ship other than officially designated smoking areas.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Tuesday, December 02 - Buenos Aires - Flight to Buenos Aires/ City ...
Buenos Aires -
Flight to Buenos Aires/ City Orientation - La Boca/Embark Ship/Tango


Breakfast: Onboard the ship.

Morning: Orientation to the city of Buenos Aires.

Settled in 1536 and founded in 1580, Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires, lies on the banks of the Rio de la Plata River. Sometimes called the "Paris of South America," the bustling city is known for its sophisticated, cosmopolitan inhabitants and its non-Spanish European influences (Parisian architects designed many of the buildings). Stately mansions, broad boulevards, artists' quarters and lively sidewalk cafes bring to mind the grandeur of Europe. Excursion to Evita Museum.


Lunch: At a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Transfer to the ship and enjoy the amenities.

Participate in the ship's Safety Drill.


Dinner: Welcome Dinner on board the ship.


Lodging: Marina - Oceania Cruises

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Marina is a mid-size cruise ship capable of accommodating up to 1,258 passengers in 625 comfortable cabins.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2011 Year Entered Present Fleet: 2011 Country of Registry: Marshall Islands Tonnage (GRT): 66,084 Guests: 1,258 Passenger Decks: 11 Number of Crew: 800 Officers' Nationality: European Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International

Contact info:
8300 NW 33rd Street, Suite 308
Miami, FL 33122 USA
phone: 800-531-5619
web: http://oceaniacruisesale.com

Room amenities: Cabin sizes and layout vary based on ship category. Room amenities include toiletries, hair dryer, minibar/refrigerator, nightly turndown service, private safe, television, and direct dial phone.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, café/coffee bar, card room, casino, classes and workshops, show lounge, beauty salon, business services, butler service, concierge desk, culinary arts center, dry cleaning/laundry, duty-free shops, elevators, infirmary/medical center, fitness center, fitness instruction and/or group fitness classes, full service spa, heated pool, jogging track, massage room, outdoor swiming pool(s), shuffleboard, yoga classes, and 24-hour room service. Wireless internet service is available throughout the ship for an additional cost. All suites include a wireless laptop for guests' convenience. Designated smoking areas are available on Deck 9, the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck, and Deck 10, in the aft, port corner of Horizons. Smoking is expressly forbidden in all staterooms and suites, on verandas, or in any areas of the ship other than officially designated smoking areas.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Wednesday, December 03 - Punta del Este, Uruguay - Orientation to Pun...
Punta del Este, Uruguay -
Orientation to Punta del Este/Playa Mansa and Playa Brava.


Breakfast: Onboard the ship.


Morning: Disembark by tender.

Transfer to Punta del Este for an orientation to the attractive coastal resort town frequented by Latin America's rich and famous. Follow up with a visit to Playa Mansa and Playa Brava to view its beautiful seaside mansions, including a visit to the Ralli Museum, a private international organization dedicated to modern Latin American art and sculptures including Salvador Dali among others.


Lunch: At a local restaurant.

Afternoon: This afternoon visit Casa Pueblo, a cultural center founded by famous Uruguayan artist Carlos Paez Vilaro, located at Punta Ballena on the cliffs overlooking the sea.

Return to the ship.


Dinner: Onboard the ship.

Lodging: Marina - Oceania Cruises

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Marina is a mid-size cruise ship capable of accommodating up to 1,258 passengers in 625 comfortable cabins.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2011 Year Entered Present Fleet: 2011 Country of Registry: Marshall Islands Tonnage (GRT): 66,084 Guests: 1,258 Passenger Decks: 11 Number of Crew: 800 Officers' Nationality: European Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International

Contact info:
8300 NW 33rd Street, Suite 308
Miami, FL 33122 USA
phone: 800-531-5619
web: http://oceaniacruisesale.com

Room amenities: Cabin sizes and layout vary based on ship category. Room amenities include toiletries, hair dryer, minibar/refrigerator, nightly turndown service, private safe, television, and direct dial phone.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, café/coffee bar, card room, casino, classes and workshops, show lounge, beauty salon, business services, butler service, concierge desk, culinary arts center, dry cleaning/laundry, duty-free shops, elevators, infirmary/medical center, fitness center, fitness instruction and/or group fitness classes, full service spa, heated pool, jogging track, massage room, outdoor swiming pool(s), shuffleboard, yoga classes, and 24-hour room service. Wireless internet service is available throughout the ship for an additional cost. All suites include a wireless laptop for guests' convenience. Designated smoking areas are available on Deck 9, the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck, and Deck 10, in the aft, port corner of Horizons. Smoking is expressly forbidden in all staterooms and suites, on verandas, or in any areas of the ship other than officially designated smoking areas.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Thursday, December 04 - Day at Sea - Shipboard Activities/Overview o...
Breakfast: Onboard the ship.

Morning: Time at leisure to enjoy shipboard activities.


Lunch: Onboard the ship.


Afternoon: Lecture: Patagonia, A Barren Land at the End of the World.

Opportunity for discussion with group leader and other participants.


Dinner: Onboard the ship.

Lodging: Marina - Oceania Cruises

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Marina is a mid-size cruise ship capable of accommodating up to 1,258 passengers in 625 comfortable cabins.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2011 Year Entered Present Fleet: 2011 Country of Registry: Marshall Islands Tonnage (GRT): 66,084 Guests: 1,258 Passenger Decks: 11 Number of Crew: 800 Officers' Nationality: European Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International

Contact info:
8300 NW 33rd Street, Suite 308
Miami, FL 33122 USA
phone: 800-531-5619
web: http://oceaniacruisesale.com

Room amenities: Cabin sizes and layout vary based on ship category. Room amenities include toiletries, hair dryer, minibar/refrigerator, nightly turndown service, private safe, television, and direct dial phone.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, café/coffee bar, card room, casino, classes and workshops, show lounge, beauty salon, business services, butler service, concierge desk, culinary arts center, dry cleaning/laundry, duty-free shops, elevators, infirmary/medical center, fitness center, fitness instruction and/or group fitness classes, full service spa, heated pool, jogging track, massage room, outdoor swiming pool(s), shuffleboard, yoga classes, and 24-hour room service. Wireless internet service is available throughout the ship for an additional cost. All suites include a wireless laptop for guests' convenience. Designated smoking areas are available on Deck 9, the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck, and Deck 10, in the aft, port corner of Horizons. Smoking is expressly forbidden in all staterooms and suites, on verandas, or in any areas of the ship other than officially designated smoking areas.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Friday, December 05 - Puerto Madryn, Argentina - Gaiman's Welsh Ro...
Puerto Madryn, Argentina -
Gaiman's Welsh Roots/Punta Tombo Penguin Rookery.


Breakfast: Onboard the ship.


Morning: Disembark at Puerto Madryn and transfer to Gaiman for a morning field trip.
Site Lecture: The Welsh Immigrant Story.

Gaiman is one of the last predominantly Welsh cultural outposts in Argentina. The cut stone buildings in the town are distinct, as are the numerous Welsh tea houses offering traditional tea with delicious cakes and pastries. Welsh immigrants settled here in 1874, followed later by Creoles, Germans, and Englishmen. These first settlers are responsible for the development of agriculture in the Chubut Valley. One of the main attractions is the Regional Historical Museum of Gaiman, with photographs and artifacts of the pioneers.

Enjoy a visit to the Regional Historic Museum and Church.


Lunch: At a local farm.


Afternoon: Field trip to Punta Tombo.

Fifty miles south of Trelew, Punta Tombo is the largest rookery for penguins in continental South America. Half a million Magellanic Penguins nest here. In the rookery, one can walk on trails among thousands of penguins, which can be observed whimsically flitting between their nests and the sea or fishing for their food. Many other species of seabirds and shorebirds populate this area, including Rock and King Cormorants, Kelp Gulls, Giant Petrels, Black Oystercatchers and Flightless Steamer Ducks.

Site Lecture: The Magellanic Penguin Within this Unique Ecosystem.

Return to the ship.


Dinner: Onboard the ship.

Lodging: Marina - Oceania Cruises

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Marina is a mid-size cruise ship capable of accommodating up to 1,258 passengers in 625 comfortable cabins.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2011 Year Entered Present Fleet: 2011 Country of Registry: Marshall Islands Tonnage (GRT): 66,084 Guests: 1,258 Passenger Decks: 11 Number of Crew: 800 Officers' Nationality: European Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International

Contact info:
8300 NW 33rd Street, Suite 308
Miami, FL 33122 USA
phone: 800-531-5619
web: http://oceaniacruisesale.com

Room amenities: Cabin sizes and layout vary based on ship category. Room amenities include toiletries, hair dryer, minibar/refrigerator, nightly turndown service, private safe, television, and direct dial phone.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, café/coffee bar, card room, casino, classes and workshops, show lounge, beauty salon, business services, butler service, concierge desk, culinary arts center, dry cleaning/laundry, duty-free shops, elevators, infirmary/medical center, fitness center, fitness instruction and/or group fitness classes, full service spa, heated pool, jogging track, massage room, outdoor swiming pool(s), shuffleboard, yoga classes, and 24-hour room service. Wireless internet service is available throughout the ship for an additional cost. All suites include a wireless laptop for guests' convenience. Designated smoking areas are available on Deck 9, the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck, and Deck 10, in the aft, port corner of Horizons. Smoking is expressly forbidden in all staterooms and suites, on verandas, or in any areas of the ship other than officially designated smoking areas.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Saturday, December 06 - At Sea - Shipboard Activities.
Breakfast: Onboard the ship.

Morning: Time at leisure at enjoy shipboard activities.


Lunch: Onboard the ship.


Afternoon: Take advantage of your free afternoon to read about the flora and fauna of the continent's southernmost region. Learn about the resilient wildlife that exists in Tierra del Fuego's harsh climate including the guanaco, Andean fox, and the elusive southern river otter. Try to familiarize yourself with the close to 100 bird species found in this part of the world. Next time you do some bird watching from the ship's deck, try to see how many you can identify!


Dinner: Onboard the ship.

Lodging: Marina - Oceania Cruises

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Marina is a mid-size cruise ship capable of accommodating up to 1,258 passengers in 625 comfortable cabins.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2011 Year Entered Present Fleet: 2011 Country of Registry: Marshall Islands Tonnage (GRT): 66,084 Guests: 1,258 Passenger Decks: 11 Number of Crew: 800 Officers' Nationality: European Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International

Contact info:
8300 NW 33rd Street, Suite 308
Miami, FL 33122 USA
phone: 800-531-5619
web: http://oceaniacruisesale.com

Room amenities: Cabin sizes and layout vary based on ship category. Room amenities include toiletries, hair dryer, minibar/refrigerator, nightly turndown service, private safe, television, and direct dial phone.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, café/coffee bar, card room, casino, classes and workshops, show lounge, beauty salon, business services, butler service, concierge desk, culinary arts center, dry cleaning/laundry, duty-free shops, elevators, infirmary/medical center, fitness center, fitness instruction and/or group fitness classes, full service spa, heated pool, jogging track, massage room, outdoor swiming pool(s), shuffleboard, yoga classes, and 24-hour room service. Wireless internet service is available throughout the ship for an additional cost. All suites include a wireless laptop for guests' convenience. Designated smoking areas are available on Deck 9, the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck, and Deck 10, in the aft, port corner of Horizons. Smoking is expressly forbidden in all staterooms and suites, on verandas, or in any areas of the ship other than officially designated smoking areas.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eleven: Sunday, December 07 - Pt. Stanley, Falkland Islands – City Orienta...
Pt. Stanley, Falkland Islands –
City Orientation & Wildlife Reserve.


Breakfast: Onboard the ship.

Morning: Depart for Port Stanley, the Capital of the Falkland Islands.
Site lecture on the history of the Falkland Islands. Orientation excursion through the city with visits to the Christ Church cathedral and Whalebone arch, West store, the Governor's house and Brittania House museum.

Field trip to the Wildlife Reserve at Gypsy Cove to learn about the flora and fauna of the Falkland Islands.

Return to the ship.


Lunch: At a local home.


Afternoon: This afternoon we will examine the events that led up to the 1982 conflict culminating with the arrival of British forces to the Falkland Islands, Guerra de las Malvinas. We will investigate the battlefields and observe where British forces positioned themselves in the mountains surrounding Stanley. Encounter the wreckage sites of the Chinook and Puma helicopters and continue on to view Stanley and the surrounding five battle site mountains Return to the ship.


Dinner: Onboard the ship.

Lodging: Marina - Oceania Cruises

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Marina is a mid-size cruise ship capable of accommodating up to 1,258 passengers in 625 comfortable cabins.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2011 Year Entered Present Fleet: 2011 Country of Registry: Marshall Islands Tonnage (GRT): 66,084 Guests: 1,258 Passenger Decks: 11 Number of Crew: 800 Officers' Nationality: European Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International

Contact info:
8300 NW 33rd Street, Suite 308
Miami, FL 33122 USA
phone: 800-531-5619
web: http://oceaniacruisesale.com

Room amenities: Cabin sizes and layout vary based on ship category. Room amenities include toiletries, hair dryer, minibar/refrigerator, nightly turndown service, private safe, television, and direct dial phone.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, café/coffee bar, card room, casino, classes and workshops, show lounge, beauty salon, business services, butler service, concierge desk, culinary arts center, dry cleaning/laundry, duty-free shops, elevators, infirmary/medical center, fitness center, fitness instruction and/or group fitness classes, full service spa, heated pool, jogging track, massage room, outdoor swiming pool(s), shuffleboard, yoga classes, and 24-hour room service. Wireless internet service is available throughout the ship for an additional cost. All suites include a wireless laptop for guests' convenience. Designated smoking areas are available on Deck 9, the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck, and Deck 10, in the aft, port corner of Horizons. Smoking is expressly forbidden in all staterooms and suites, on verandas, or in any areas of the ship other than officially designated smoking areas.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Twelve: Monday, December 08 - Day at Sea - Shipboard Activities.
Breakfast: Onboard the ship.

Morning: Enjoy a morning at your leisure to enjoy shipboard activities.


Lunch: Onboard the ship.

Afternoon: Time at leisure to enjoy shipboard activities.

Dinner: Onboard the ship.

Lodging: Marina - Oceania Cruises

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Marina is a mid-size cruise ship capable of accommodating up to 1,258 passengers in 625 comfortable cabins.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2011 Year Entered Present Fleet: 2011 Country of Registry: Marshall Islands Tonnage (GRT): 66,084 Guests: 1,258 Passenger Decks: 11 Number of Crew: 800 Officers' Nationality: European Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International

Contact info:
8300 NW 33rd Street, Suite 308
Miami, FL 33122 USA
phone: 800-531-5619
web: http://oceaniacruisesale.com

Room amenities: Cabin sizes and layout vary based on ship category. Room amenities include toiletries, hair dryer, minibar/refrigerator, nightly turndown service, private safe, television, and direct dial phone.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, café/coffee bar, card room, casino, classes and workshops, show lounge, beauty salon, business services, butler service, concierge desk, culinary arts center, dry cleaning/laundry, duty-free shops, elevators, infirmary/medical center, fitness center, fitness instruction and/or group fitness classes, full service spa, heated pool, jogging track, massage room, outdoor swiming pool(s), shuffleboard, yoga classes, and 24-hour room service. Wireless internet service is available throughout the ship for an additional cost. All suites include a wireless laptop for guests' convenience. Designated smoking areas are available on Deck 9, the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck, and Deck 10, in the aft, port corner of Horizons. Smoking is expressly forbidden in all staterooms and suites, on verandas, or in any areas of the ship other than officially designated smoking areas.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Thirteen: Tuesday, December 09 - Ushuaia, Argentina - Hike and Canoe in Tierr...
Note: Approximately 3.5 hours of light walking on park paths along the Beagle Channel while looking for local flora and fauna. Canoeing (1.5 hours) in rivers and lagoons to Lapataia Bay. Participants who do not wish to paddle can opt to take part in a Zodiac boat ride.

Breakfast: Onboard the ship.

Morning: Disembark and drive for 30 minutes down the Pan American Highway to its very end, at Tierra del Fuego National Park. Enjoy a full day of hiking and canoeing in the park.

Park trails wind through forests of stunted beech trees along the edge of the Beagle Channel. Across the channel, it is possible to see the mountains on Chile's easternmost islands--Hoste and Navarino.


Lunch: Boxed lunch.


Afternoon: Continue with hiking and canoeing activities in Tierra del Fuego National Park.

Return to the ship.


Dinner: Onboard the ship.

Lodging: Marina - Oceania Cruises

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Marina is a mid-size cruise ship capable of accommodating up to 1,258 passengers in 625 comfortable cabins.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2011 Year Entered Present Fleet: 2011 Country of Registry: Marshall Islands Tonnage (GRT): 66,084 Guests: 1,258 Passenger Decks: 11 Number of Crew: 800 Officers' Nationality: European Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International

Contact info:
8300 NW 33rd Street, Suite 308
Miami, FL 33122 USA
phone: 800-531-5619
web: http://oceaniacruisesale.com

Room amenities: Cabin sizes and layout vary based on ship category. Room amenities include toiletries, hair dryer, minibar/refrigerator, nightly turndown service, private safe, television, and direct dial phone.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, café/coffee bar, card room, casino, classes and workshops, show lounge, beauty salon, business services, butler service, concierge desk, culinary arts center, dry cleaning/laundry, duty-free shops, elevators, infirmary/medical center, fitness center, fitness instruction and/or group fitness classes, full service spa, heated pool, jogging track, massage room, outdoor swiming pool(s), shuffleboard, yoga classes, and 24-hour room service. Wireless internet service is available throughout the ship for an additional cost. All suites include a wireless laptop for guests' convenience. Designated smoking areas are available on Deck 9, the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck, and Deck 10, in the aft, port corner of Horizons. Smoking is expressly forbidden in all staterooms and suites, on verandas, or in any areas of the ship other than officially designated smoking areas.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Fourteen: Wednesday, December 10 - Punta Arenas, Chile - Maggiorino Borgatello ...
Punta Arenas, Chile -
Maggiorino Borgatello Salesian Museum/Estancia Rio de los Ciervos.


Breakfast: Onboard the ship.

Morning: Disembark ship.
Visit the Maggiorino Borgatello Salesian Museum for a look at the region's indigenous peoples and the unique flora and fauna or the area.

The Maggiorino Borgatello Selesian Museum was constructed in 1883 by Salesian missionaries. The museum provides an overview of the region's history, its flora and fauna, and its indigenous populations.

After the museum visit, travel to Estancia Rio de los Cievos to learn about the history and tradition of the settlers of Punta Arenas. Site lecture: The Zaldivar family, (owners of the Estancia) and the workings of an estancia.


Lunch: Traditional Chilean asado lunch at the estancia.

Afternoon: Return to Punta Arenas to board ship.
Time at leisure.


Dinner: Onboard the ship.

Lodging: Marina - Oceania Cruises

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Marina is a mid-size cruise ship capable of accommodating up to 1,258 passengers in 625 comfortable cabins.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2011 Year Entered Present Fleet: 2011 Country of Registry: Marshall Islands Tonnage (GRT): 66,084 Guests: 1,258 Passenger Decks: 11 Number of Crew: 800 Officers' Nationality: European Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International

Contact info:
8300 NW 33rd Street, Suite 308
Miami, FL 33122 USA
phone: 800-531-5619
web: http://oceaniacruisesale.com

Room amenities: Cabin sizes and layout vary based on ship category. Room amenities include toiletries, hair dryer, minibar/refrigerator, nightly turndown service, private safe, television, and direct dial phone.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, café/coffee bar, card room, casino, classes and workshops, show lounge, beauty salon, business services, butler service, concierge desk, culinary arts center, dry cleaning/laundry, duty-free shops, elevators, infirmary/medical center, fitness center, fitness instruction and/or group fitness classes, full service spa, heated pool, jogging track, massage room, outdoor swiming pool(s), shuffleboard, yoga classes, and 24-hour room service. Wireless internet service is available throughout the ship for an additional cost. All suites include a wireless laptop for guests' convenience. Designated smoking areas are available on Deck 9, the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck, and Deck 10, in the aft, port corner of Horizons. Smoking is expressly forbidden in all staterooms and suites, on verandas, or in any areas of the ship other than officially designated smoking areas.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Fifteen: Thursday, December 11 - Day at Sea - Navigating the Chilean Fjords.
Breakfast: Onboard the ship.

Morning: Time at leisure at enjoy shipboard activities.

Lunch: Onboard the ship.

Afternoon: Enjoy free time opportunities.
Visit one of the ship's outside decks to enjoy passing views of the region's breathtaking fjords. Glaciers calve noisily into the sea, leaving neon-blue sculptures in their wake.


Dinner: Onboard the ship.

Evening: Join in a game of cards, spend an evening chatting with friends in one of the lounges, or perhaps take the opportunity to study the stars before turning in for the night.
If you plan to do a little stargazing from an outside deck, remember to dress warmly.
As the planet's last frontiers become inhabited, it is increasingly hard to find places unaffected by light pollution, Untouched by light glare, the dark Patagonian skies reveal a starscape that is breathtaking.


Lodging: Marina - Oceania Cruises

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Marina is a mid-size cruise ship capable of accommodating up to 1,258 passengers in 625 comfortable cabins.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2011 Year Entered Present Fleet: 2011 Country of Registry: Marshall Islands Tonnage (GRT): 66,084 Guests: 1,258 Passenger Decks: 11 Number of Crew: 800 Officers' Nationality: European Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International

Contact info:
8300 NW 33rd Street, Suite 308
Miami, FL 33122 USA
phone: 800-531-5619
web: http://oceaniacruisesale.com

Room amenities: Cabin sizes and layout vary based on ship category. Room amenities include toiletries, hair dryer, minibar/refrigerator, nightly turndown service, private safe, television, and direct dial phone.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, café/coffee bar, card room, casino, classes and workshops, show lounge, beauty salon, business services, butler service, concierge desk, culinary arts center, dry cleaning/laundry, duty-free shops, elevators, infirmary/medical center, fitness center, fitness instruction and/or group fitness classes, full service spa, heated pool, jogging track, massage room, outdoor swiming pool(s), shuffleboard, yoga classes, and 24-hour room service. Wireless internet service is available throughout the ship for an additional cost. All suites include a wireless laptop for guests' convenience. Designated smoking areas are available on Deck 9, the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck, and Deck 10, in the aft, port corner of Horizons. Smoking is expressly forbidden in all staterooms and suites, on verandas, or in any areas of the ship other than officially designated smoking areas.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Sixteen: Friday, December 12 - Day at Sea - Navigating the Chilean Fjords.
Breakfast: Onboard the ship.

Morning: After breakfast, grab a pair of binoculars and take advantage of the free time to try and spot local birds and marine life from an outside deck.

The diverse range of habitats in this region attract all nature of birds. Keep your eyes open for shorebirds such as oystercatchers, plovers, sandpipers, gulls, cormorants, and yellow legs along the shoreline in channels and fjords. Seabirds such as petrels, shearwaters, skuas, and albatross are also known to frequent the region. Magellanic penguins, sometimes called Patagonian penguins, are a local favorite. Their tuxedo-like plumage, comical waddle, and donkey-like braying are a source of endless entertainment.

Lunch: Onboard the ship.


Afternoon: Time at leisure to enjoy shipboard activities.


Dinner: Onboard the ship.

Lodging: Marina - Oceania Cruises

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Marina is a mid-size cruise ship capable of accommodating up to 1,258 passengers in 625 comfortable cabins.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2011 Year Entered Present Fleet: 2011 Country of Registry: Marshall Islands Tonnage (GRT): 66,084 Guests: 1,258 Passenger Decks: 11 Number of Crew: 800 Officers' Nationality: European Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International

Contact info:
8300 NW 33rd Street, Suite 308
Miami, FL 33122 USA
phone: 800-531-5619
web: http://oceaniacruisesale.com

Room amenities: Cabin sizes and layout vary based on ship category. Room amenities include toiletries, hair dryer, minibar/refrigerator, nightly turndown service, private safe, television, and direct dial phone.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, café/coffee bar, card room, casino, classes and workshops, show lounge, beauty salon, business services, butler service, concierge desk, culinary arts center, dry cleaning/laundry, duty-free shops, elevators, infirmary/medical center, fitness center, fitness instruction and/or group fitness classes, full service spa, heated pool, jogging track, massage room, outdoor swiming pool(s), shuffleboard, yoga classes, and 24-hour room service. Wireless internet service is available throughout the ship for an additional cost. All suites include a wireless laptop for guests' convenience. Designated smoking areas are available on Deck 9, the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck, and Deck 10, in the aft, port corner of Horizons. Smoking is expressly forbidden in all staterooms and suites, on verandas, or in any areas of the ship other than officially designated smoking areas.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Seventeen: Saturday, December 13 - Laguna San Rafael – Glacier Exploration by C...
Breakfast: Onboard the ship.

Morning: Board a catamaran for excursion to view the San Valentin Glacier. This glacier has the distinction of being the world's closest glacier to the equator.

Relax in the warm and cozy interior, or spend time in the clear and invigorating air out on the deck.

Return to the ship.


Lunch: Onboard the ship.

Afternoon: Return to the ship.


Dinner: Onboard the ship.

Lodging: Marina - Oceania Cruises

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Marina is a mid-size cruise ship capable of accommodating up to 1,258 passengers in 625 comfortable cabins.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2011 Year Entered Present Fleet: 2011 Country of Registry: Marshall Islands Tonnage (GRT): 66,084 Guests: 1,258 Passenger Decks: 11 Number of Crew: 800 Officers' Nationality: European Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International

Contact info:
8300 NW 33rd Street, Suite 308
Miami, FL 33122 USA
phone: 800-531-5619
web: http://oceaniacruisesale.com

Room amenities: Cabin sizes and layout vary based on ship category. Room amenities include toiletries, hair dryer, minibar/refrigerator, nightly turndown service, private safe, television, and direct dial phone.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, café/coffee bar, card room, casino, classes and workshops, show lounge, beauty salon, business services, butler service, concierge desk, culinary arts center, dry cleaning/laundry, duty-free shops, elevators, infirmary/medical center, fitness center, fitness instruction and/or group fitness classes, full service spa, heated pool, jogging track, massage room, outdoor swiming pool(s), shuffleboard, yoga classes, and 24-hour room service. Wireless internet service is available throughout the ship for an additional cost. All suites include a wireless laptop for guests' convenience. Designated smoking areas are available on Deck 9, the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck, and Deck 10, in the aft, port corner of Horizons. Smoking is expressly forbidden in all staterooms and suites, on verandas, or in any areas of the ship other than officially designated smoking areas.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eighteen: Sunday, December 14 - Puerto Chacabuco, Chile - Exploring Rio Simp...
Puerto Chacabuco, Chile -
Exploring Rio Simpson National Reserve/Life in Northern Patagonia.


Breakfast: Onboard the ship.

Morning: Anchor in Chacabuco Bay. Disembark via tenders to the Puerto Chacabuco pier (the ride takes approximately 15 minutes).

This small port lies in northern Patagonia-- a land of breathtaking fjords and unspoiled, windswept landscapes.

This morning enjoy a scenic drive through the Simpson River Valley on the way to the Simpson River National Reserve. The Simpson courses westward through the reserve and has a repuation for being one of the country's best fly-fishing rivers. Admire hillsides blanketed in wildflowers, lush farmlands, evergreen forests, and cascading waterfalls. Learn about the region, its history, and the people who live here. If we are lucky, we might get to spot an Andean highlight--the majestic condor! Enjoy views of the Cascada Gemelas, Cascada de la Virgen, and Salta de Leon.


Lunch: Patagonian lunch and local entertainment at Pangal.

Afternoon: Enjoy a visit to a country home in Pangal. Meet the local family to gain insight into the culture, traditions, and lifestyle of people living in this remote area of South America.

Tender to the ship.

Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at leisure to review all the incredible photographs you took during today's field trip, make use of the ship's amenities, or perhaps get some rest and freshen-up before rejoining your group for dinner.


Dinner: Onboard the ship.

Lodging: Marina - Oceania Cruises

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Marina is a mid-size cruise ship capable of accommodating up to 1,258 passengers in 625 comfortable cabins.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2011 Year Entered Present Fleet: 2011 Country of Registry: Marshall Islands Tonnage (GRT): 66,084 Guests: 1,258 Passenger Decks: 11 Number of Crew: 800 Officers' Nationality: European Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International

Contact info:
8300 NW 33rd Street, Suite 308
Miami, FL 33122 USA
phone: 800-531-5619
web: http://oceaniacruisesale.com

Room amenities: Cabin sizes and layout vary based on ship category. Room amenities include toiletries, hair dryer, minibar/refrigerator, nightly turndown service, private safe, television, and direct dial phone.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, café/coffee bar, card room, casino, classes and workshops, show lounge, beauty salon, business services, butler service, concierge desk, culinary arts center, dry cleaning/laundry, duty-free shops, elevators, infirmary/medical center, fitness center, fitness instruction and/or group fitness classes, full service spa, heated pool, jogging track, massage room, outdoor swiming pool(s), shuffleboard, yoga classes, and 24-hour room service. Wireless internet service is available throughout the ship for an additional cost. All suites include a wireless laptop for guests' convenience. Designated smoking areas are available on Deck 9, the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck, and Deck 10, in the aft, port corner of Horizons. Smoking is expressly forbidden in all staterooms and suites, on verandas, or in any areas of the ship other than officially designated smoking areas.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Nineteen: Monday, December 15 - Puerto Montt, Chile - Angelmo Fish and Craft...
Puerto Montt, Chile -
Angelmo Fish and Craft Market/A Look at German Influences in Puerto Varas/Frutillar/Chilean Huasos.


Breakfast: Onboard the ship.


Morning: Disembark ship.
Orientation to Puerto Montt followed by a visit to the bustling Angelmo Fish and Craft Market.

Puerto Montt was founded by German settlers in the mid-19th century and still retains a distinct European flavor with Nordic and Alpine architecture. The city is best known as a gateway to the southern lakes of Chile, Chiloé Island, and Chilean Patagonia. Located nearby is the fishing and ferry port of Angelmo.

Head north to Puerto Varas, nestled between the towering peaks of the Andes and the shores of Lake Llanquihue. Visit the German Museum and enjoy a site-based lecture: German Immigration. Follow-up with a short walk through the small German town of Frutillar. Like other towns in the region, Puerto Varas was settled by German immigrants. It was founded in 1854 and quickly became the lake's most important port during the 19th century.


Lunch: At a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Return to Puerto Montt. En route, stop at an equestrian farm for a rodeo demonstration by local huasos (Chilean cowboys). Site lecture: Training a Show Horse, A Labor of Patience and Love.

Return to the ship in the late afternoon.


Dinner: Onboard the ship.


Lodging: Marina - Oceania Cruises

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Marina is a mid-size cruise ship capable of accommodating up to 1,258 passengers in 625 comfortable cabins.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2011 Year Entered Present Fleet: 2011 Country of Registry: Marshall Islands Tonnage (GRT): 66,084 Guests: 1,258 Passenger Decks: 11 Number of Crew: 800 Officers' Nationality: European Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International

Contact info:
8300 NW 33rd Street, Suite 308
Miami, FL 33122 USA
phone: 800-531-5619
web: http://oceaniacruisesale.com

Room amenities: Cabin sizes and layout vary based on ship category. Room amenities include toiletries, hair dryer, minibar/refrigerator, nightly turndown service, private safe, television, and direct dial phone.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, café/coffee bar, card room, casino, classes and workshops, show lounge, beauty salon, business services, butler service, concierge desk, culinary arts center, dry cleaning/laundry, duty-free shops, elevators, infirmary/medical center, fitness center, fitness instruction and/or group fitness classes, full service spa, heated pool, jogging track, massage room, outdoor swiming pool(s), shuffleboard, yoga classes, and 24-hour room service. Wireless internet service is available throughout the ship for an additional cost. All suites include a wireless laptop for guests' convenience. Designated smoking areas are available on Deck 9, the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck, and Deck 10, in the aft, port corner of Horizons. Smoking is expressly forbidden in all staterooms and suites, on verandas, or in any areas of the ship other than officially designated smoking areas.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Twenty: Tuesday, December 16 - Day at Sea - Shipboard Activities
Breakfast: Onboard the ship.


Morning: Time at leisure to enjoy shipboard activities.
Lecture: Chile: the Sleeping Giant of South America

Lunch: Onboard the ship.

Afternoon: Free time. Work off some of your lunch by taking a stroll around the ship's outer decks. After enjoying the mild exercise alfresco, remain on deck to admire the changing landscape along the Chilean coast.


Dinner: Onboard the ship.

Lodging: Marina - Oceania Cruises

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Ritz-Carlton is a 5-star property located in Santiago's prestigious El Golf neighborhood. The hotel has 205 guest rooms and suites including 49 Club Level rooms, 3 Club Suites, and 12 Executive Suites.

Contact info:
Calle El Alcalde No. 15
Las Condes
Santiago, Chile
phone: +56-2-2470 8500
web: http://www.ritzcarlton.com

Room amenities: Rooms have private bathrooms, in-room safe, mini bar, clock radio, Internet access, plasma TV, and phones with voice mail.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, bars, 24-hour room service, health and fitness center overlooking the Andes Mountains and the city, conference rooms, indoor pool and Jacuzzi, spa services, business center, and complimentary newspapers and magazines for guests.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Subject to availability.
Room types and rates are subject to hotel availability. Please contact the program provider, Holbrook Travel, at 1-800-866-7111 or roadscholarprograms@holbrooktravel.com for assistance with additional hotel nights.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Twenty One: Wednesday, December 17 - Valparaiso to Santiago - End of Cruise/Trans...
Valparaiso to Santiago -
End of Cruise/Transfer to Santiago/Wine Tasting at Local Chilean Vineyard.


Breakfast: Onboard the ship.


Morning: Disembark and transfer to Santiago Chile.
Begin with a panoramic orientation to Valparaiso.

Valparaiso is the country’s most important seaport and is said to be the cultural capital of Chile. The port was built along the area's steep hillsides that overlook the Pacific Ocean. Valparaíso was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its rich architectural and cultural legacy.


Lunch: At a local restaurant.


Afternoon: Continue onward to Santiago, passing through the vineyards, orchards, and olive plantations of Curacavi and Casablanca Valleys along the way.

Visit the Indomita Winery for a wine tasting session. Arrive at the hotel and check-in.


Dinner: Onboard the ship.

Lodging: Hotel Ritz Carlton - Santiago

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Ritz-Carlton is a 5-star property located in Santiago's prestigious El Golf neighborhood. The hotel has 205 guest rooms and suites including 49 Club Level rooms, 3 Club Suites, and 12 Executive Suites.

Contact info:
Calle El Alcalde No. 15
Las Condes
Santiago, Chile
phone: +56-2-2470 8500
web: http://www.ritzcarlton.com

Room amenities: Rooms have private bathrooms, in-room safe, mini bar, clock radio, Internet access, plasma TV, and phones with voice mail.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, bars, 24-hour room service, health and fitness center overlooking the Andes Mountains and the city, conference rooms, indoor pool and Jacuzzi, spa services, business center, and complimentary newspapers and magazines for guests.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Subject to availability.
Room types and rates are subject to hotel availability. Please contact the program provider, Holbrook Travel, at 1-800-866-7111 or roadscholarprograms@holbrooktravel.com for assistance with additional hotel nights.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Twenty Two: Thursday, December 18 - Santiago, Chile. Depart for USA.
Note: A dayroom will be provided until 6:00 pm

Breakfast: At the hotel.


Morning: Orientation to Santiago with visits to the historic Old Town and the Museo Historico National. Enjoy panoramic views of the city from San Cristobal Hill.

Santiago's residents have traditionally looked to Europe as a model for architecture and culture. The influence is apparent in its stately palaces, plazas, parks, and churches. Green avenues and elegant shopping centers mark the residential suburbs, populated by a large middle class, outside the city center.


Lunch: At a local restaurant located in the central market.

Afternoon: Time at leisure.
(Day room accommodations at Santiago hotel).

Transfer to the international airport for overnight flight to United States.


Lodging: Hotel Ritz Carlton - Santiago

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day Twenty Three: Friday, December 19 - Arrive to the U.S.
Arrive To: Arrive to U.S.


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