Volendam, Grand South America & Antarctica ex Ft Lauderdale Return

South America

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77 Night Cruise sailing from Ft Lauderdale roundtrip aboard Volendam.

77 Night Cruise sailing from Ft Lauderdale roundtrip aboard Volendam.

Elegant and spacious, Volendam takes her décor cues from the garden. Her grand public spaces are graced with floral fabrics and tapestries, as well as huge vases of fresh floral arrangements. While on board, explore the wonders of nature in BBC Earth Experiences. Enjoy a cooking show or hands-on workshop with America’s Test Kitchen. Relax with a spa treatment at the Greenhouse Salon & Spa. Or dine in one of our selection of fine restaurants.

Highlights of this cruise:

Ft Lauderdale
Port Everglades, the port for Fort Lauderdale is the world's premier cruise port with more home-ported ships and cruise lines than any other port in the world.

The City of Fort Lauderdale is famous for its boats and more than seven miles of sparkling beaches. The City’s award-winning wavewall and signature beachfront promenade highlight Fort Lauderdale’s world famous coastline. It features array of shops, restaurants, sidewalk cafes and entertainment venues.

Beachgoers can participate in a wide range of activities from boating, wind surfing, jet skiing and volleyball to snorkeling, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing and rollerblading.

Manta
Manta is a major coastal city located in the Coastal Lowlands of Ecuador. It is a commercial and vacation resort area and is the second largest seaport in Ecuador. Manta receives numerous visits from foreign as well as local tourists.

Manta boast many popular beaches, such as "El Murciélago", "Santa Marianita", "San Lorenzo" and "Barbasquillo". The refurbished Playa Murciélago (Bat Beach), very popular with locals, is in the Malecón area; it features a scenic boardwalk, restaurants serving excellent seafood fresh out of the ocean, recreational sports, craft markets, bars and other places for fun and relaxation. Other important sites include Iglesia La Dolorosa, the "Mirador" at San Lorenzo beach, the Teatro Chusic, the "Parque de la Madre", and the "Plaza Civica".

Nearby, also, is the small town of Montecristi, founded in the early 1600s. With its colonial architecture, this small town is a great place for shopping for local crafts such as ceramics, wickerwork and Panama hats in a variety of shapes and colors.

Callao
Callao is the largest and most important port in Peru. It is located west of Lima, the country's capital, and is part of the Lima Metropolitan Area. Callao is built on and around a peninsula, the district of La Punta, once a wealthy residential neighborhood. An historical fortress, the Castillo de Real Felipe (site of "Rodil's Last Stand"), stands on the promontory overlooking the harbor.

In its surroundings is located the Main Iglesia Matriz Church and the Capitanía del Puerto (Port Captaincy). From here a street takes the visitor towards the District of La Punta which hosts the Naval Base, round stony beaches, the old walkway by the sea and a handsome residential area.

A few kilometres into the sea stands the San Lorenzo Island, with some archaeological relevance and the El Frontón Islet, at present an abandoned prison that used to hold highly dangerous criminals

Puerto Montt
Puerto Montt is a fast growing city in the south of Chile, just north of Chiloé Island. It boasts great views of the ocean and towering peaks of the Andes, and is a centre for travellers heading further south along the carretera austral, or east to Argentina.

At Puerto Montt you can see places such as Pelluco, the seaside resort for Puerto Montt; the Museo Municipal Juan Pablo II; Angelmó, the fish market; the handicrafts market; the Cathedral and the Iglesia de los Jesuitas.

Punta Arenas
Punta Arenas is the most prominent settlement on the Strait of Magellan and the capital of the Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region, Chile. It is lcoated at the southern end of mainland Chile, between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans on the Brunswick Peninsula.

The city centre features the imposing mansions of the sheep barons of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Palacio Sara Braun and several good museums. Local custom holds that visitors who rub the foot of the Magellan statue in the central Plaza de Armas will have good luck, and return again.

Situated nearby is Fuerte Bulnes, a replica of a wooden fort from 1843 and the Monumento Natural Los Pinguinos on Isla Magdalena, where you will find a colony of 60,000 Magellanic penguins.

Ushuaia
Situated on the Beagle Strait, Ushuaia is the largest city in Argentine Tierra del Fuego, and arguably the southernmost city in the world. In the past, the town has been a missionary base, penal colony and naval base for the Argentine navy. Ushuaia is now a major tourist town, complete with casinos and nice restaurants, and commonly used as a base for hiking, winter sports and cruises to Antarctica

Founded just over one hundred years ago, this rustic town is situated amidst incredible snowcapped mountains, dramatic waterfalls, massive glaciers, and a forest known for its red foliage. Tierra del Fuego, the "Land of Fire," twelve miles to the west of Ushuaia, is known for its glacial landscape and its national park, which is a bird-watcher's paradise.

Puerto Madryn
Puerto Madryn is located to the northeast of the Chabut province, Argentina. It is situated on the shores of the Nuevo gulf and to the south of the Peninsula Valdes. It is a popular summer destination which offers a beautiful coastal avenue, calm beaches of transparent water, and spectacular views of the cliffs on the sea.

The Southern Right Whale is a popular attraction with excursions available from Puerto Madryn to Valdes Peninsula. The Punta Tombo penguin colony located 170 kilometers to the south of Puerto Madryn, is also worth a visit.

Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina, currently the third-largest metropolitan Area in South America. Located by the Rio de la Plata, the widest estuary in the world, Buenos Aires offers its visitors numerous tourist options.

The heart of the city today, as in colonial days, is the Plaza de Mayo with the Casa Rosada (Pink House - Presidential Palace) and the Cathedral where San Martin, the Father of Independence is buried. The Avenida 9 de Julio is the widest avenue in the world -the obelisk commemorating the 400th anniversary of the city stands midway. Tree-lined boulevards, parks and plazas are plentiful and the skyline, resembles that of Paris. The world famous Colon Opera House spans an entire city block and offers a wide range of cultural presentations.

Buenos Aires is famous for its chic boutiques. A walk down elegant, traffic-free CalleFlorida gives the visitor almost every imaginable shopping experience. Visitors can also enjoy sidewalk cafes and excellent museums. The La Boca area is popular for its many sidewalk cafes, bars and shopping.

Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro is a large city in Brazil, on the South Atlantic coast. Rio is famous for its breathtaking landscape, its laidback beach culture and its annual carnival celebrations. The hotel-lined tourist beaches, include Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon.

Some of the most famous local landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Jesus, known as Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado mountain; Sugar Loaf mountain with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a giant permanent parade stand used during Carnival; and Maracanã stadium, one of the world's largest. Rio also boasts the world's largest forest inside an urban area, called Floresta da Tijuca, or 'Tijuca Forest'.

Bridgetown
Barbados is an ideal Caribbean destination, whether you want to bake in the sun or spend your time discovering island life and culture.

The beaches along the West and South coasts are lovely. Because they're open to the public, though, they lack the privacy some visitors may seek. Elsewhere on the island, linked by almost 900 miles of good roads, are small villages, historic plantation houses, stalactite-studded caves, a wildlife preserve, and the Andromeda Gardens, one of the most attractive small tropical gardens in the world. Culturally, Barbados has retained a very British atmosphere: Afternoon tea is a ritual, cricket is the national passion, and a few luxury hotels request a jacket and tie at dinner.

But Barbados is true blue Caribbean as well, with classic sand beaches, and wild monkeys in the jungle.

Pricing (per person)

  • All (25)
Quad Triple Twin Single

MM - Interior Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 13,849 Request

M - Interior Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 14,149 Request

L - Interior Stateroom

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K - Interior Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 14,699 Request

J - Interior Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 15,099 Request

HH - Large Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed View)

Request Request AU$ 16,649 Request

H - Large Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed View)

Request Request AU$ 18,299 Request

G - Large Oceanview Stateroom

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FF - Large Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 18,849 Request

F - Large Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 22,149 Request

EE - Large Oceanview Stateroom

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E - Large Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 23,299 Request

DD - Large Oceanview Stateroom

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DA - Large Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 24,249 Request

D - Large Oceanview Stateroom

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C - Large Oceanview Stateroom

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CA - Lanai Stateroom

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BC - Vista Suite

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BB - BB - Vista Suite

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B - Vista Suite

Request Request AU$ 38,099 Request

AA - Vista Suite

Request Request AU$ 40,149 Request

A - Vista Suite

Request Request AU$ 42,249 Request

SB - Neptune Suite

Request Request AU$ 78,949 Request

SA - Suite

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PS - Pinnacle Suite

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Please note, while prices and inclusions are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to changes in cruise line policies and pricing and due to currency fluctuations. Currency surcharges may apply. Please check details of price and inclusions at time of booking.

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