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Buenos Aires with Antarctica, Patagonia & South Georgia

Seabourn Seabourn Quest
Date 18th Dec 21
Nights 26 Nights
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Santiago. On arrival be transferred to your hotel for a two night stay.
2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires is Argentina's big, cosmopolitan capital city lined with a plethora of 19th-century buildings. The neighbourhood of La Boca is a popular place to explore; while Caminito offers steakhouses, brightly-painted zinc shacks, and the modern art museum Fundacion Proas. The iconic pink-coloured palace Casa Rosada is the office of the President of Argentina and is a great chance for photos. La Recoleta Cemetery is a statue-rich cemetery featuring eye-catching mausoleums and 18th-century characteristics. The city square of Argentina, Plaza de Mayo, was named after the 1810 revolution which led to Argentina's independence; here you can discover intriguing museums such as Museo Casa Rosada, Museo de la Cuidad, and the Maritime Museum.
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
After check out be transferred to the port to board Seabourn Quest for your twenty-four night cruise.
4
Punta del Este, Uruguay
Spend today enjoying the picturesque and elegant beach resort of Punta del Este set on a peninsula in southeast Uruguay. Walk around the marina and stop for a coffee overlooking the water and yachts. Spend time at Brava Beach to watch the surfers tackling the strong waves and admire La Mano en la Arena (The Hand) giant sculpture. Shop for local handicrafts at Plaza Artigas and window-shop at the luxury boutiques on nearby Avenida Gorlero. Visit Uruguayan artist Carlos Paez Vilaro's villa and art gallery at Casapueblo or stroll to the 19th-century lighthouse at the southern tip of the peninsula for amazing vistas. Take a trip to see the colony of sea lions and seals at Sea Wolves Island or explore the 18th-century city of Maldonado.
5-7
At Sea
8-9
South Georgia Experience
The exact itinerary over the next two days is subject to permissions, weather, ice conditions, and time available. There are a few possibilities for the days ahead; Seabourn Quest may pause at Cooper Bay where you can discover a wealth of wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery. Meet the four species of penguins that nest and breed here - chinstrap, macaroni, gentoo, and a small number of king penguins. Spend time at Drygalski Fjord to see its narrow, two-and-a-half mile waterway bordered by steep-sided rock walls or take in breathtaking panoramas at Fortuna Bay; while also seeing Konig Glacier and elephant and fur seals along the long pebble beach. Gold Harbour is considered one of the most beautiful areas in South Georgia with its glacier-covered peaks of the Salvesen Range or the ship may drop anchor at the capital of Georgia - Grytviken. Witness over 250,000 birds nesting, breeding, and moulting on the shores of the stunning Salisbury Plain or visit St Andrews Bay and climb onto the crest of the moraine view to reveal the unforgettable sight of a sea of adorable penguins. Lastly, you could be venturing to Stromness; where Sir Ernest Shackleton and his companions arrived in 1916 after 36-hour crossing of the island, travelling through uncharted ice caps and treacherous mountain terrain to get here.
10-11
At Sea
12-17
Antarctica Experience
When you think of Antarctica; images of boundless ice, towering icebergs, comedic penguins, and epic snowstorms are at the forefront of your imagination. However, vessels have changed and the level of safety on a journey to ‘The Great White Continent’ has increased immensely. Visit the 13 small rocky islets, submerged reefs, dramatic outcrops, and rugged pinnacles known as the Aitcho Islands; the small rocky peninsula of Almirante Brown deep within Paradise Bay; and the Polish Antarctic research station, Arktowski, established in 1977. Discover the prominent rocky headland, Bailey Head, on the island's south eastern side; the iron-rich volcanic rocks that form the beach cliffs at Brown Bluff; and Cuverville Island which is home to 13,000 gentoo penguins. Visit the geological wonder Deception Island; Devil Island to see the two hills that resemble devil's horns; and Elephant Island which resembles a formidable fortress. Other ports of call include: Half Moon Island, Hannah Point, Hope Bay, King George Island, Lemaire Channel, Neko Harbour, Neumayer Channel, Paradise Harbour, Paulet Island, Pendulum Cove, Petermann Island, Pleneau Island, Point Wild on Elephant Island, Port Charcot, South Shetland Islands, Ushuaia in Argentina, Vernadsky Station, Waterboat Point, Whalers Bay, and Yankee Harbour.
18-19
At Sea
20
Ushuaia, Argentina & Scenic & Cruising Beagle Channel
Ushuaia sits on the Tierra del Fuego archipelago at the tip of Argentina. Considered to the southernmost city in the world; Ushuaia perches on a steep hill and is encircled by the Martial Mountains and the Beagle Channel. The city is famous for abundant outdoor adventures and its offshore waters that are awash with seals, sea lions, and sea birds. Take a hike along trails and paths through the thick forests in the surrounding Tierra del Fuego national park to encounter native beavers and birds. Explore local history and culture at the End of the World Museum, Maritime Museum of Ushuaia, and Galeria Tematica - Historic Fuengina. No trip here would be complete without visiting the San Juan de Salvamento Lighthouse (End of the World Lighthouse) or taking a tour to nearby Isla Yecapasela (Penguin Island), to see the colonies of penguins.
21
Punta Arenas, Chile & Strait of Magellan
The city of Punta Arenas sits near the tip of the southernmost Patagonia region in Chile. Located on the Strait of Megellan that connects the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans; Punta Arenas is the gateway to Antarctica. Step ashore and visit Plaza Gamero to admire the memorial to the explorer Ferdinand Magellan before viewing a replica of one of his galleons at Museo Nao Victoria. The nearby 19th-century Casa Braun-Menendez and the ornate 18th-century Palacio Sara Stroll are well worth a visit too. Step back to pioneer days at Instituto de la Patagonia. Museo Regional de Magallanes is housed in an opulent mansion and explores the the life of 19th-century pioneer sheep farmers or view a collection of antique farming and industrial machinery and a typical pioneer shearing shed and house at Museo del Recuerdo. The Strait of Magellan is a 350-mile channel separating the mainland of South America from the large Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego and connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The strait is between two and 20 miles wide, and earned the nickname Dragon’s Tail among sailors. Keep your eyes peeled for Los Pinguinos National Monument - a sanctuary for protecting humpback whales - and also the Southern right whales who frequent the strait’s waters.
22
Scenic cruising Sarmiento Channel & El Brujo Glacier
Today Seabourn Quest will cruise the Sarmiento Channel, which runs along Chile's Pacific Coast between the mainland and Esperanza, Vancouver, and Piazzi Islands. The channel starts at the Guia Narrows and generally runs south-to-southeast for approximately 64 miles, passing Esperanza Island, before turning eastward into the Farquhar Pass, merging with the Collingwood Strait, and then turns westward to join the Smyth Channel. The ship will then enter Peel Fjord from the Sarmiento Channel so you can see lacy waterfalls, snow-frosted peaks, and huge shards of ice along the way. Eventually, you'll find yourself in Chile’s Bernardo O’Higgins National Park, the nation’s largest protected region.
23
Cruising Chilean Fjords
Chile’s southern Patagonian coast from Cape Horn to the Reloncavi Estuary features some of the most spectacular natural scenery on Earth. Think everything from glacial fjords, inlets, islands, and navigable channels, to vast temperate rainforests and snow-capped mountain peaks and you get the picture. Then there's the amazing sea life to catch sight of including thousands of Magellanic penguins, orcas, blue, grey and humpback whales, dolphins, and elephant seals. The snow-capped mountains and steep valleys offer a striking contrast to the otherwise very green area that is rich in wildlife.
24
Scenic Cruising Gulf of Corcovado & Castro (Isla Chiloe), Chile
Castro is located on Estero de Castro on the eastern coast of on Chile's Isla Chiloé. The city is famous for its palafritos - traditional wooden stilt houses - with many to be found on Fiordo de Castro bay in the Gamboa district; not forgetting the archipelago’s 60 wooden Chiloéan typology churches, 16 of which are UNESCO-listed sites including Nuestra Senora de Gracia Nercon, Iglesia de Chonchi, and also Iglesia de San Francisco on Plaza de Armas. See the ethnography and archaeological exhibits at Museo Regional de Castro or admire the plethora of modern art at Museo de Arte Moderno de Chiloé. Castro is also gateway to Chiloé National Park on the west coast of the island; special thanks to its Valdavian forest - a rainforest filled with beeches and endemic alerce trees.
25
Puerto Montt, Chile & Scenic Cruising Reloncavi Sound
The port city of Puerto Montt is the capital of Chile's Lakes District and is famous for being the gateway to the Patagonian fjords and the Andes mountains. There is plenty to do when you go ashore; from dining on the freshest local seafood or spending the day on a Pacific Ocean beach to setting off on an adventure to explore the Calbuco active volcano or the symmetrical Osorno Volcano. Visit the city’s Plaza de Armas square to admire the 19th-century neo-classical cathedral constructed from wood. Stop by the nearby Case del Arte Diego Rivera to view contemporary artworks by local and national artists. Venture outside the city and explore the delights of Caleta de Angelmo Market.
26
At Sea
27
Santiago, Chile
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and be transferred to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
Hays Extras
Hays Extras
  • Return flights from the UK
  • FREE upgrade from coach to private overseas transfers throughout
  • 2 night 5* luxury hotel in downtown Buenos Aires including breakfast
  • FREE hotel upgrade to a Junior Suite
  • 24 night luxury all-inclusive cruise onboard Seabourn Quest
  • Receive $1000 Shipboard credit per Oceanview or Veranda Suite 
  • Receive $2000 Shipboard credit per Penthouse Suite
  • World class dining with a choice of dining venues to suit every taste
  • Complimentary premium spirits and fine wines available on board at all times
  • Tipping is neither required, nor expected
  • Evening entertainment experience in collaboration with Sir Tim Rice
Why Book
Why Book
  • While in Punta del Este spend time at Brava Beach to watch the surfers tackling the strong waves and admire La Mano en la Arena (The Hand) giant sculpture
  • Step ashore and visit Plaza Gamero to admire the memorial to the explorer Ferdinand Magellan before viewing a replica of one of his galleons at Museo Nao Victoria
  • Visit Puerto Montt, there is plenty to do when you go ashore; from dining on the freshest local seafood or spending the day on a Pacific Ocean beach to setting off on an adventure to explore the Calbuco active volcano or the symmetrical Osorno Volcano

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Background
Seabourn Quest
Overview

Seabourn Quest is the third iteration of the vessel design that has been called "a game-changer for the luxury segment." True to her Seabourn bloodlines, wherever she sails around the world, Seabourn Quest carries with her a bevy of award-winning dining venues that are comparable to the finest restaurants to be found anywhere. Seabourn Quest offers a variety of dining options to suit every taste and every mood, with never an extra charge.

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Food & Drink

Seabourn’s award-winning cuisine starts with the finest quality ingredients, infused with authentic regional flavors, prepared á la minute by our skilled chefs and served with pride. Each Seabourn ship offers a choice of dining venues to suit your mood of the moment, and nearly all are open-seating, inviting you to dine where, when and with whom you wish. Complimentary fine wines are poured with lunch and dinner, and there is never an extra charge for any dining choice. You can even enjoy a meal in your suite or on your veranda, with our compliments. Seabourn is a proud member of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, one of the world’s most prestigious gastronomic societies devoted to the art of fine dining.

Entertainment

Seabourn Quest features a range of entertainment facilities, including lounges, bars and a casino, as well as a choice of daytime activities. Some of the ship's more unique activities are Evening Under the Stars and Movie Under the Stars, which are Seabourn's signature on deck entertainment.

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Health & Fitness

Seabourn’s spa and fitness facilities have repeatedly been named the Favorite Spas at Sea by the readers of SpaFinder.com. They offer a wide spectrum of massages, facials and beauty treatments, blending traditional practices from around the world with the most up-to-date techniques. Seabourn’s spas are suitable for guests wishing to maintain a personal fitness regime or discover a new one. A well-equipped ocean-view gym and Motion Studio is staffed by professional fitness trainers, and a full-service salon for men and women complement the spas.

Kids & Teens

Seabourn Quest does not offer any dedicated Kids & Teens facilities.

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