Cruise - Voyager, Grand Voyager Sector ex Buenos Aires to Portsmouth
63 Night Cruise sailing from Buenos Aires to Portsmouth onboard Voyager.
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Day 1 25 Feb 13 Buenos Aires, Argentina overnight Day 2 26 Feb 13 Buenos Aires, Argentina 6.00pm Day 3 27 Feb 13 Montevideo, Uruguay 8.00am 6.00pm Day 6 2 Mar 13 Santos (Sao Paulo),Brazil 8.00am 11.00pm Day 7 3 Mar 13 Illhabela, Brazil 8.00am 6.00pm Day 8 4 Mar 13 Paraty Brazil 7.00am 6.00pm Day 9 5 Mar 13 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 8.00am overnight Day 10 6 Mar 13 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 6.00pm Day 13 9 Mar 13 Salvador de Bahia, Brazil 8.00am 6.00pm Day 15 11 Mar 13 Recife, Brazil 8.00am overnight Day 16 12 Mar 13 Recife, Brazil overnight Day 17 13 Mar 13 Recife, Brazil 6.00pm Day 18 14 Mar 13 Natal, Brazil 7.00am 3.00pm Day 19 15 Mar 13 Fortaleza, Brazil 10.30am 5.00pm Day 22 18 Mar 13 Devils Island, French Guiana 10.00am 8.00pm Day 24 20 Mar 13 Amazon River Day 25 21 Mar 13 Santarem, Brazil Noon 6.00pm Day 26 22 Mar 13 Boca da Valeria, Brazil 7.00am 1.30pm Day 27 23 Mar 13 Manaus, Brazil 9.00am overnight Day 28 24 Mar 13 Manaus, Brazil overnight Day 29 25 Mar 13 Manaus, Brazil 5.00pm Day 30 26 Mar 13 Parintins, Brazil 10.00am 6.00pm Day 31 27 Mar 13 Alter do Chão, Brazil 7.00am 6.00pm Day 32 28 Mar 13 Amazon River Day 33 29 Mar 13 Macapa, Brazil 7.00am 6.00pm Day 35 31 Mar 13 Devils Island, French Guiana 7.00am 2.00pm Day 37 2 Apr 13 Trinidad (Port of Spain) 8.30am 7.00pm Day 39 4 Apr 13 La Guaira, Venezuela 6.00am 5.00pm Day 40 5 Apr 13 Aruba, Netherland Antilles 9.00am 5.00pm Day 42 7 Apr 13 Montego Bay, Jamaica 9.00am overnight Day 43 8 Apr 13 Montego Bay, Jamaica overnight Day 44 9 Apr 13 Montego Bay, Jamaica 1.00pm Day 45 10 Apr 13 Grand Cayman (George Town) 7.00am 6.00pm Day 47 12 Apr 13 Havana, Cuba 7.00am Midnight Day 49 14 Apr 13 Nassau, Bahamas 7.00am 6.00pm Day 52 17 Apr 13 Hamilton, Bermuda 7.00am 6.00pm Day 58 23 Apr 13 Horta Azores, Portugal 7.00am 6.00pm Day 59 24 Apr 13 Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal 7.00am 4.00pm Day 64 29 Apr 13 Portsmouth, England 8.00am
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63 Night Cruise sailing from Buenos Aires to Portsmouth onboard Voyager.
Central America promises a bounty of natural and historic wonders. Uncover the mysteries of the ancient Maya, unlock the secrets of the rainforest and step ashore in cities where architecture reflects the cultures of conquerors past. South America is truly a 'World in One Continent' - an amalgam of primitive and sophisticated, spiritual and spectacular, tropical rainforest and endless beaches, snow-capped mountains and ochre-red desert! Discover sizzling capitals, and cities a curious mix of modern and old-world glamour. Get close to extraordinary wildlife and admire vast sweeps of nature's pristine beauty. The heart of this remarkable continent and at the heart of this Grand Voyage - a wealth of amazing discoveries awaits along the shores of the mighty Amazon.
Highlights of this cruise:
BUENOS AIRES - The most sophisticated city in South America is known for the pure joy and splendour of its lifestyle. Broad boulevards are lined with sidewalk cafes, elegant shops offer bargains on fine leather and lively restaurants tempt you with the aroma of Argentine steaks. There is an active artists' colony in the Boca district and intimate tango clubs display dazzling footwork until the early hours.
Founded by the Spanish in 1720 and overlooking the River Plate, MONTEVIDEO is one of the prettiest capital cities in the world. It acts not only as Uruguay's commercial and cultural centre, but as a delightful resort as well.
SANTOS is our gateway to Sao Paulo, a city of 17 million souls. A climb to the top of Edificio Italiano will give some idea of the scale of this city, the largest on the continent. A city of contrasts, Sao Paulo offers the excitement of one of the world's most dynamic places.
Rio de Janeiro
RIO DE JANEIRO is not only Brazil's main attraction, but a city without peer anywhere in the world: romantic, exciting, and physically stunning. Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Christ statue of Corcovado dominate the landscape; between them and glistening Guanabara Bay, eight sugar-sand beaches lie shimmering in the tropical sun, including world-famous Copacabana and Ipanema. Optional sightseeing makes it easy to get your bearings, while an overnight stay offers the chance to absorb the atmosphere of this marvellous city.
Salvador de Bahia
Brazil's first capital, SALVADOR DA BAHIA, is worth visiting for both its rich colonial architecture and history, and for its miles of untouched beaches. But it is the city's unique blend of African, Indian and European cultures that makes it so fascinating. A mecca for artists and writers, it is surely the most Brazilian city in Brazil.
Landfall in South America is in RECIFE once known as the 'Venice of Brazil' because of its network of waterways criss-crossed with bridges. Five miles away and well worth the visit is Olinda. Its magnificently ornate churches and monasteries make it a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to a thriving colony of artists.
Following one of the tributaries that leads from the Amazon, Discovery will reach the meeting of the waters. This unique phenomenon sees the Rio Negro run for miles side by side with the Rio Solimões. Watch as the waters, with their distinct colours and densities, run alongside each other.
One thousand miles up the Amazon lies its greatest city: Manaus. Hemmed in by the rainforests, this is an unlikely place to find an ornate opera house. Built in 1896 on the crest of the city's rubber boom, the spectacular three-tiered theatre gathers together a variety of styles. Elsewhere, our visit to the region is an opportunity to admire the giant Victoria Regia water lilies, their pads stretching up to seven feet across!
Glitzy elegance and homespun Caribbean charm seem to exist side by side in Nassau. The capital of the Bahamas on New Providence Island blends these contrasts and invites us to play along.
A city tour introduces the glamorous stores lining Bay Street and some of the curious landmarks left behind by British colonists. Combine this Nassau orientation with the leafy surroundings of Ardastra Gardens, or the resort attractions of neighbouring Paradise Island. Alternatively, seek out all manner of colourful finds - waiting just below the lapping waters around the harbour!
DISCOVERY'S home port, relaxed and sophisticated HAMILTON maintains the atmosphere of a distinguished yacht club. Masts bob and clatter in the gentle breeze that sweeps across these coral islands' many coves and beaches. Sightseeing choices include the Bermuda Aquarium, Natural History Museum and Zoo, all based at Flatts Village, part of Hamilton Parish. The 19th century Fort Hamilton, with its ramparts and cannons looking out to sea, offers a spectacular panorama of the city below whilst the intriguing underground web of limestone tunnels provides welcome shade.
Awelcome sight for sailors through the centuries drawn to the shelter of its harbour, Horta and the volcanic islands surrounding it remain one of the most isolated spots in the Atlantic. Yet, the volcanic nature of the landscape belies its colourful landscape. Pretty windmills sit among lavender shrubs and a blue haze rises above fields of hydrangeas - the colour from which 'The Blue Island' of Faial earns its name.
Most of the nine Azorean islands have been defined by a cataclysmic earthquake or volcanic eruption. São Miguel's darkest hour occurred in 1522, when Vila Franco do Campo - its original capital - was engulfed by a mudslide following a mighty earthquake. The survivors resettled at Ponta Delgada and 24 years later it became the island's new capital. In the past 20 years the town has seen rapid expansion bringing the archipelago its first university, shopping mall, international-class hotels and dual carriageway. Yet Ponta Delgada maintains a relaxed tempo and is an ideal starting point to explore the subtleties of the island's spectacular landscape.
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