Robinson Crusoe Island Cruises

Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile
Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile

Originally named Juan Fernandez Island after the Portuguese sailor who discovered it in 1575, the island remained largely unknown until 1708 when Scottish sailor Alexander Selkirk was rescued after being marooned for over four years.[ReadMoreMob] This experience then became the inspiration for Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe. Due to the literary association the Chilean Government decided to rename the Island in 1966 to Robinson Crusoe Island.

Today this volcanic island of mountainous landscape is a fascinating place of wild and unspoilt beauty. Declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1977, the island is home to some unique species including the Juan Fernandez Firecrown Hummingbird, the Fur Seal and the Magellanic Penguin.

Cruises to Robinson Crusoe Island

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Latin America with the Chilean Fjords • T2201

 Southampton
Bolette
Tue 04 Jan 2022
79 nights
  • Discover iconic destinations & unforgettable highlights
  • Dance the tango in Buenos Aires and much more.
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