is to send three ships to South America in the 2008-09 season.
In a landmark move for the company, Star Princess
, Pacific Princess
and Royal Princess
will all be dispatched in the area.
"South America is one of those destinations that experienced travellers have on their wish list of travel experiences and we're excited to be growing our presence there," comments Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises'
Senior Vice President of Customer Service.
Passengers on Star Princess
can choose from four itineraries - Andes and South America, Cape Horn Route to Rio, Cape Horn and Straits of Magellan and Antarctica and South America Adventure.
Meanwhile, Pacific Princess
is to embark on nine sailings of a 14-day voyage along the Amazon River, visiting hotspots including St Lucia, Tobago, Devil's Island and Dominica.Royal Princess
will head to Ecuador on two sailings of a 12-day cruise passing through Aruba, Costa Rica and Esmeraldas.
Two new cruise tours are also available, taking lucky voyagers to the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu.
In related news, a team of scientists from Brazil has asserted that the Amazon, rather than the Nile, is the longest river in the world.
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