At the Other End of the
World: Valparaiso, Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina
MS Europa 2 Voyage 1503 - February 1 - 16,
Cultural riches and scenic contrasts make South America an eclectic
destination. Exciting natural experiences will be unforgettable – such as a boat trip on the
deep-blue Lago Todos los Santos* and a kayak tour* on Lake Llanquihue*. It then becomes icy when
the EUROPA 2 cruises by the tremendous Pio XI Glacier. The Torres del Paine National Park* is
spectacular, the branched waterways of the Strait of Magellan are romantic, and the ice masses of
the Garibaldi Glacier are a vibrant blue. Animal lovers can go on a catamaran excursion through the
Beagle Channel* to observation posts, and ornithologists will be fascinated by the Valdes
Peninsula*. There are also sufficient days at sea planned into this cruise so that you can enjoy
THE FREEDOM THAT TAKES YOU PLACES on board in all its forms.
Highlights of this trip:
- Catamaran* trip across the All Saints Lake (Lago Todos los Santos).
- UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site: the Torres del Paine National Park* and Valdes
- Seafaring legends: circumnavigation of Cape Horn, South America’s southernmost point.
- On board: Argentinian literary salon.
* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore excursions
listed here are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.
departure 18.00 hrs
||Puerto Montt/Chile, 8.30 –
|Leave the lights of
Valparaiso behind and experience your first day
at sea before reaching the natural wonders of Puerto
Montt. With rich green meadows, shimmering mountain lakes and
snow-capped peaks, “Chile’s Switzerland” unfurls at the entrance to the city.
Enjoy the rushing of the Petrohue waterfalls*, as turquoise-coloured water
plunges to the rocks. Magnificent panoramic views of tree-covered volcanic slopes
are presented on a boat trip on the deep-blue Lago Todos los Santos* and on a
kayaking tour* on Lake Llanquihue.
||Cruising along Pio XI
Glacier, 18.00 – 19.00 hrs, (Seno Eyre)/Chile
|Your next destination is
no less spectacular. The ice masses of the mighty Pio XI
Glacier migrate deeper into the fjord every
||Cruising in the Strait of
Magellan, approx. 10.00 hrs
|Your cruise continues
along branched waterways and past little islands along
of Magellan towards Punta
||Punta Arenas/Chile, 6.00 –
|Patagonia’s oldest city
looks proudly at its Victorian legacy, which you can explore by yourself on a
stroll around the city. From here, you reach the stunning Torres del Paine National
Park* where, with a little luck, you will see rheas and guanacos. Or visit the
penguin colony in Otway Bay*, whilst for adventurers there await unforgettable
impressions at the canopy*: hovering over the treetops reveals a sensational view
of the Strait of Magellan.
||Cruising along by the
Garibaldi Glacier/Chile, 15.00 – 18.00 hrs
|Sharp rocks line the banks
of the Beagle Channel, whose magnificent highlight is
the Garibaldi Glacier: its ice masses glow a brilliant
||Ushuaia, departure 18.00
|In the evening, you are
welcomed by Ushuaia, capital of the province Tierra del Fuego and self-appointed
southernmost city of the world. You will learn more about its history in the former
“prison” Museo Presidio. On a catamaran trip through the Beagle Channel*, take a
detour to Sea Lion Island which, with a little luck, makes it possible to have
interesting encounters with the native animal kingdom, which include Mageallan
cormorants. The narrow-gauge railway, Ferrocarril Austral Fueguino*, runs through
the centre of the Tierro del Fuego National Park past jagged rocks, tranquil lakes
and fairytale forests to the “end of the world”.
||Cruising alongside Cape
Horn/Chile, 7.00 – 13.00 hrs
||The next day, stand by for
one of the greatest seafarer experiences: where the waves of the Pacific and the
Atlantic merge, EUROPA 2 negotiates the legendary Cape
|Wednesday 11-Feb-2015 -
Thursday , 12-Feb-2015
7.00 – 20.00 hrs
|Two relaxing days at sea
lie ahead before arriving at Puerto Madryn, which was founded in the mid 19th century
by Welsh settlers. Valdes Peninsula* is a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. The
nature reserve fascinates with its bird kingdom, and at Punta Norte there is a good
chance of spotting elephant seals. While visiting an Estancia*, find out about the
native way of life in the interior of the country. Enjoy true gaucho romanticism
with a barbecue looking out over the grazing herds of cattle. On a walk along the
coast*, once again feel the special character of this remote part of the world
before two concluding days at sea and making a move homewards from
|Saturday 14-Feb-2015 -
Sunday , 15-Feb-2015
||Buenos Aires/Argentina, arrival 6.00 hrs. Disembarkation of the MS Europa 2.
* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in
the planning stage and are subject to changes.