South America Explorer from Buenos Aires

One night hotel stay in Buenos Aires & Santiago, 14 nights premium cruise

Pre And Post Hotel Stays With 14 Nights' Premium Cruise

Prices Available
5th March 2025
£2519
8th March 2026
£2599
  • Departure Date: 03rd March 2025
  • Total Nights: 18 Nights
  • Cruise: Oosterdam
  • Package Type: Cruise and Stay
  • Includes Hotel Stay
From
£2519 *pp
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Holland America Line

Holland America Line, which has been sailing for 150 years, visits 400 ports in 114 countries every year. Dutch heritage shines through in some of the $4million-worth of artwork to be seen onboard, complimenting the luxurious cruise experience.

Live music remains HAL's forte, with venues including the Rolling Stone Rock room and BB King's Blues Club. For foodies, a wide range of restaurants serve the finest of fayre.

1964
Passengers
817
Crew
2003
Launched
2018
Last refit
82305t
Tonnage
285m
Length
32m
Width
24kts
Speed
11
Decks
USD
Currency
Overview
  • Return flights from UK
  • All transfers
  • One night four-star hotel accommodation in Buenos Aires (in featured hotel or similar standard)
  • 14 nights full-board stateroom accommodation onboard Oosterdam
  • One night four-star hotel accommodation in Santiago (in featured hotel or similar standard)
Cruise Itinerary
Day 1
Fly UK to Buenos Aires, Argentina
Depart UK for Buenos Aires
Day 2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires is the Capital of the country and a top tourist destination, known for its European style architecture and rich cultural life. Visitors have many options such as going to a tango show, visiting ranches in the Provinces of Buenos Aires and the Pampas, or enjoying a traditional Aasado (Argentine style BBQ). New tourist circuits have recently evolved, devoted to famous Argentinians such as Carlos Gardel, Eva Perón and Jorge Luis Borges. Due to the favorable exchange rate, its shopping centres such as Alto Palermo and Galerías Pacífico are frequently visited by tourists. Perhaps visit Avenida del Libertador where you will find many of the city's best-known museums, gardens and cultural points of interest and Avenida de Mayo for its sophisticated buildings of Art Nouveau, Neoclassic and eclectic styles.
Day 3-4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Embark ship and overnight in port
Day 5
Montevideo, Uruguay
This is Uruguay's capital and largest city offering a variety of indoor shopping possibilities (like downtown's appropriately named Montevideo Shopping Centre), and informal markets such as Mercado del Puerto. Perhaps take a walk past the wharfs and piers of the Rambla de Montevideo. Relax on Pocitos beach, visit the Torres Garcia Museum or check out the Palazzo Salvo. Constructed in 1928, Palacio Salvo is a historical landmark building done in a predominantly Italian Gothic-style, , it was the tallest building in South America, and still remains an iconic symbol of the city, even being depicted on many postcards. For a sweeping view of the city, take an elevator ride to the top of the palace, free of charge, and stop at Cafe Salvo on the ground level for an invigorating cappuccino.
Day 6-7
At Sea
Relax and make the most of the myriad of facilities available on board the ship, from fantastic entertainment to delicious and diverse dining options.
Day 8
Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
Port Stanley is full of links to Britain, and is twinned with Whitby in Yorkshire- all of a sudden it seems as if you are back in Britain with red telephone and post boxes. The only difference being the colourful corrugated tin roofs on the buildings. This South Atlantic archipelago will always be associated with the 1982 war, but wildlife and rugged scenery are the main reasons to visit the islands. The Falklands are a compact group of more than 740 Islands, situated approximately 650 kilometres (400 miles) off the south-eastern tip of South America. The total land area is approximately 12,000 square km (4,700 square miles) comprising of mountain ranges and flat plains. The two main Islands are East Falkland and West Falkland. Mount Usborne on East Falkland is the highest peak at 705m (2,312 ft).
Day 9
At Sea
Relax and make the most of the myriad of facilities available on board the ship, from fantastic entertainment to delicious and diverse dining options.
Day 10
Punta Arenas, Chile
From here, cruise visitors can venture to the high scarps of Torres del Paine National Park, the penguin colony at Seno Otway, or the Martian volcanic topography of Pali Aike National Park. Punta Arenas worth lingering in, as well. Visit the tree-lined Plaza de Armas square or walk 10 minutes farther to the top of La Cruz Hill. The city of 150,000 people lies at your feet. 850 miles farther south Antarctica begins.
Day 11
Ushuaia, Argentina
Beagle Channel. This 150 mile long channel takes you through the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago of islands at the southern tip of South America, past Ushuaia in Argentina. The eastern end of the Channel forms the border between Chile and Argentina whilst the western end is entirely in Chile. It is only three miles wide at its widest point and so can be quite tricky for ships to negotiate. The Beagle Channel was named after the British ship in which Charles Darwin explored the area (1833–34). Pay a visit to Ushuaia the southernmost city in the world, where dominating peaks loom on three sides
Day 12
Scenic Cruising Cape Horn
Relax and make the most of the myriad of facilities available on board the ship, from fantastic entertainment to delicious and diverse dining options.
Day 13-14
At Sea
Relax and make the most of the myriad of facilities available on board the ship, from fantastic entertainment to delicious and diverse dining options.
Day 15
Puerto Montt, Chile
Day 16
At Sea
Relax and make the most of the myriad of facilities available on board the ship, from fantastic entertainment to delicious and diverse dining options.
Day 17
San Antonio (Santiago), Chile
Disembark ship and transfer to Santiago for overnight at hotel
Day 18
Fly Santiago, Chile to UK
Transfer to airport for overnight flight to UK
Ship Details
Holland America Line
Oosterdam

Oosterdam, a Vista Class cruise ship, brings high style to the high seas with thoughtful upgrades and stunning artwork. Guests will have plenty to do on board when not taking in expansive views or stretching out in spacious staterooms.

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Your Hotel Stay

Recoleta Grand

4 star hotel
Total Nights: 1 Night Stay

Park Plaza Santiago Hotel

4 star hotel
Total Nights: 1 Night Stay
Customer Reviews
3.7
out of 2 customer reviews
Cruise Overall
4
Ship
3
Dining
3
Service Onboard
3.5
Accomodation
4.5
Public Rooms
4
Embark & Disembark
4
Shore Excursions
3.5
Value For Money
3.5

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