Exploration of South America and the Antarctic L2301

Exploration of South America & the Antarctic Exploration of South America & the Antarctic

Departed 05 Jan 2023

Portsmouth

78 nights

Balmoral

The cruise at a glance

The Olsen Way Highlights

Itinerary Change Notice: Please be advised that the itineary for this cruise has changed since originally published. Please see amended itinerary for more details.
For the first time ever, we will be sailing to Antarctica. This incredible voyage has been specially planned to enable you to get closer to some of the most fascinating parts of the world with Balmoral, as she docks in locations that larger ships cannot. This once-in-a-lifetime journey gives you a rare chance to capture the rugged, icy landscapes of the Antarctic Peninsula. Other scenic cruising highlights include the Patagonian Fjords in Chile, the rocky headland of Cape Horn and the world renowned Panama Canal.

Antarctic Peninsula

Scenic Cruising the Antarctic Peninsula

 

Cruising the Antarctic Peninsula is An experience like no other. Our epic voyage allows you to witness awe-inspiring natural beauty of one of the world’s most spectacular regions and its wonders, wildlife and waters. This vast stretch of land, ice and sea is an example of nature at its most astonishing. When it comes into view, you can’t help but be staggered by its overwhelming size, the might of its snow-capped mountains and the sheer volume of icebergs and glaciers.

Train to the end of the World

Ride the Train at the End of the World

 

Board the famous End of the World Train and enjoy a 50-minute ride on this narrow-gauge railway, retracing the route used by inmates of the island’s penal colonies through the Tierra del Fuego National Park. Discover the history of the railway and the old prison, and learn how it became a catalyst for a minor settlement which later grew into a large city. After crossing the picturesque Pipo River and valley, you’ll approach the National Park where you can enjoy wonderful scenic views.

Chilean Fjords

Cruising the Chilean Fjords

 

Surrounded by majestic glaciers and snow-capped peaks, the Chilean Fjords are full of hidden lakes and waterfalls. Stretching from the Reloncavi Sound near Puerto Montt to the end of the South American continent in Cape Horn, they were created by glacial activity that occurred millions of years ago. As we sail through this stunning region be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the plethora of wildlife, such as the Magellan penguins, dolphins, whales and the one of the largest birds in the world, the Andean Condor.

Handcrafted Sailing

Cruise Itinerary

Your exploration of South America begins in Callao and takes in some of the most dramatic scenic cruising this region has to offer. For the first time ever we will be sailing to Antarctica where you can capture the rugged, icy landscapes of the Antarctic Peninsula. Other scenic cruising highlights include the beautiful Patagonian Fjords in Chile and the rocky headland of Cape Horn. You’ll also have the chance to visit Ushuaia, the most southerly city in the world as well as some of South America’s most iconic cities. In Buenos Aires you can learn how to dance the Argentine Tango. An overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro affords time to explore Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer statue. 

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Life On Board

Introducing Balmoral

Beautiful Balmoral is small enough to navigate some of Europe’s most picturesque waterways so guests can enjoy hours of scenic cruising. Balmoral retains a warm, civilised atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation, stylish restaurants and plenty of open deck space.

Balmoral
Fred. Olsen ship Balmoral sailing at dawn

Balmoral

Beautiful Balmoral is small enough to navigate Europe’s most picturesque waterways so guests can enjoy hours of scenic cruising. Balmoral offers a warm, civilised atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation, stylish restaurants and plenty of open-deck space.

710 cabins
1,325 guests
551 crew
43,537 GT
16kts max speed
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Our Signature Experiences

To make your experience even more special, our Journey Planners have designed a unique programme of Signature Experiences which will allow you to discover real insights about the culture and nature of the places we are visiting, so you can arrive in each destination fully prepared to get the most out of your visit.

Itinerary Insights

We have carefully curated a programme of events to give you a deeper understanding of each of the destinations you will be visiting

Scenic Discoveries

Our Scenic Discoveries are designed to allow you to enjoy seeing the world from the unique perspective of our ships

The Ship and the Sea

Maritime is in our DNA - our history in shipping goes back almost 200 years

The Sky at Sea

There’s very little in the natural world more beautiful than a clear night sky, sunrise or sunset seen at sea

Treats of the Region

We love to bring a taste of the region's food, drink, local tastes and culinary traditions to life on board

Cabins, Prices & Offers

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