West Point Island Cruises

Gentoo penguins on the beach in West Point, Falklands
Gentoo penguins on the beach in West Point, Falklands
Colourfullypainted building amongst flowering gorse bushes at the WestPoint Settlement, on West Point Island in the Falkland Islands

Privately-owned West Point is one of the Falkland Islands, and this rocky outcrop to the north west of the archipelago is home to the Napier family – and to countless seabirds.

The island boasts around 70 per cent of the world's breeding black-browed albatrosses, and is a popular spot for Rockhopper penguins and Southern giant petrels.[ReadMoreMob]

The tiny island is no more than 6km long and has ruggedly-impressive scenery, particularly to the south where 350m-high cliffs face out over the South Atlantic. This contrasts with the bay on the east coast, where the Napier farmhouse is sheltered from the prevailing westerly winds by surrounding hills. The climb up the hill from the bay to the main promontory on the island, Devil’s Nose, reveals the vast bird colonies.

Cruises to West Point Island

South American Exploration

South American Exploration

Departs: Southampton • Mon 06 Jan 2020
70 nights • Balmoral • L2001

  • Experience an extensive, in-depth exploration of South America as Balmoral guides you to a string of incredible destinations to bring you the very best of this intoxicating, culturally diverse and simply spectacular part of the world.
  • Calls at captivating cities and stunning islands in Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Uruguay, Chile and Colombia offer chances to uncover iconic landmarks including Christ the Redeemer; ancient sites such as Machu Picchu; beautiful beaches; and much more.
  • You’ll also visit Curacao, Bonaire, Barbados, Antigua and St Kitts for sun-kissed beaches and an authentic taste of paradise in the sun-soaked Caribbean; as well as three beautiful Portuguese islands in the Atlantic, where lush, flora-rich landscapes await your exploration.

Adult Only Sailing

From £4,199pp

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South American Discovery with the Falklands

South American Discovery with the Falklands

Departs: Southampton • Mon 06 Jan 2020
43 nights • Balmoral • L2001AB

  • Experience the very best that one of the world’s most intoxication regions has to offer, on this extensive, in-depth exploration of South America packed with countless highlights throughout.
  • Discover Ilhabela’s beaches and lush rainforests, and revel in the icons of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil; and in Uruguay, explore Montevideo – the culture-rich capital – and glamourous Punta del Este.
  • Enjoy traditional tango in Buenos Aires, or tour to mighty Iguazu Falls; delve into the fascinating history of the Falklands; marvel at the glorious glaciers and snow-capped peaks of Chilean fjords; and uncover the ‘Lost City’ of Machu Picchu on tour in Peru.

From £5,599pp

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Patagonian Adventure with the Falklands

Patagonian Adventure with the Falklands

Departs: Buenos Aires • Wed 29 Jan 2020
20 nights • Balmoral • L2001B

  • Experience a Patagonian exploration of epic proportions on board Balmoral, taking in breathtaking waterways, awe-inspiring ice fields and a string of unforgettable destinations along the way.
  • After a visit to glamourous Punta del Este, enjoy two rare calls to the Falkland Islands to unearth the fascinating history, picturesque scenery and endemic wildlife of this famously disputed archipelago.
  • A Chilean adventure includes visits to four diverse ports, including Puerto Chacabuco, gateway to the mountains of Lower Patagonia and the Andres; and scenic cruising of spectacular snow-capped Chilean fjords.

From £3,999pp

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Patagonia, Falklands & the Caribbean

Patagonia, Falklands & the Caribbean

Departs: Buenos Aires • Wed 29 Jan 2020
47 nights • Balmoral • L2001BC

  • With scenic cruising of incredible waterways and visits to stunning South and Central American destinations, topped off with time in the Caribbean, you’re in for an expedition packed with highlights.
  • There’s two rare calls in the Falklands; chances to marvel at the spectacular scenes of Lower Patagonia, the Andes and Chilean Fjords; and three days in Peru, with time to tour to magical Machu Picchu.
  • You’ll also experience a navigation of the remarkable Panama Canal, and visit two historic cities in Costa Rica and Colombia, before enjoying a taste of paradise in Curacao, Bonaire, Barbados, Antigua and St Kitts.

From £7,909pp

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