Patagonian Adventure with the Falklands

29th Jan 2020 20 nights Sails from Buenos Aires Balmoral L2001B
FROM ONLY £3,999 per person
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FROM ONLY £3,999 per person

A plethora of sights and experiences to treasure awaits on this Patagonian exploration of epic proportions, which sees smaller-sized Balmoral take you on a magical journey along breathtaking waterways, through awe-inspiring ice fields, and stop at unforgettable destinations to unearth fascinating history, unique cultures and spellbinding natural wonders.

Beginning this amazing adventure in Argentina, you’ll embark your ship in Buenos Aires – the cosmopolitan Argentine capital and home of the sultry Tango – before sailing to Uruguay. [ReadMoreMob]A visit to Punta del Este offers a taste of the ‘high-life’, with time to relax at sensational beaches popular with the rich and famous, and look-out for celebrities among the high-end stores, restaurants and bars of La Gorlero avenue. Two rare calls in the Falkland Islands – at West Point Island and Port Stanley – follow, for you to immerse yourself in the history of this famously disputed archipelago. Interesting museums and exhibits, such as Port Stanley’s Falkland Islands Museum, tell tales of the archipelago’s origins, and the impact of the Falklands War. Alternatively, you could opt to explore the Falkland’s unspoilt landscapes, going in search of endemic wildlife such as seals, sea lions, penguins and various species of sea birds. [ReadMoreDesk]

The Chilean leg of your voyage includes visits to the charming city of Punta Arenas, where highlights include the Austral Brewery, Braun-Menéndez Museum and La Cruz Hill Viewpoint; Puerto Chacabuco, starting point for seeking out the native fauna and spectacular mountain scenes of Lower Patagonia and the Andes; vivacious Valparaiso; and Arica, for inviting sun-kissed beaches. On top of all that, sailing between the magnificent glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the astonishing Chilean fjords will be an experience you’ll never forget. Finally, during three days in Peru, you could embark on an epic overland tour from Paracas to Machu Picchu – one of the New Seven Wonders of the World – and explore the ancient ruins of the awe-inspiring ‘lost city’, before returning to your ship in Callao to conclude this inspirational journey.

Real ships
We don’t have boastful megaships. We take immense pride in our fleet of smaller-scaled vessels that retain the style, ambience and understated quality of a country house hotel.  We ensure they remain contemporary too: from winter 2016 to spring 2018 the whole fleet underwent dry dock refits to further enhance the facilities for guests. With the fifth generation Fred. Olsen as Chairman and 170 years of seafaring heritage behind us, we believe we’ve found the perfect formula for you to get the best out of your holiday with us.

Smaller but spacious
A smaller ship doesn’t mean less space; far from it. Each room is comfortably sized, with all that you’ll need to enjoy your holiday. In fact, our rooms are comparable to those on some of the mammoth cruise ships. While our vessels are on a more accessible scale, you can have just as much private space.  With fewer people on board it’s easy to find a quiet spot to relax in peace with a drink or a good book. There’s room to stretch out by the pool and you can get ashore more quickly too. And when you’re ashore, you’re seeing the best of each port of call with hundreds – not thousands – of others, giving you a much more authentic experience.

Service with a smile
Each member of the Fred. Olsen team has been carefully selected for their warm and welcoming personalities. The quality of our people, supported by training and development, ensures they will give you a great holiday: in guest feedback our staff are always the most highly-rated aspect of the whole experience.

Refurbished in 2017, Balmoral is the largest of Fred. Olsen's smaller, friendly ocean-going cruise ships – with capacity for up to 1,350 guests – yet is still small enough to navigate narrow waterways such as Kiel Canal and bring inspirational sights and experiences closer to you. Like the rest of the fleet, Balmoral retains a warm, welcoming atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation and lounges, stylish restaurants and plenty of open-deck space.