South America Explorer from Rio de Janeiro, 17 November 2019 (18 nights)

1 Nt Rio de Janeiro Hotel Stay

Ship:
ms Zaandam
Line:
Holland America Line
Departure:
Rio de Janeiro
Depart Date:
17th November 2019
Duration:
18 nights | View itinerary
Customer Rating:
View 8 reviews
Cruise Type:
Cruise and Stay
  • 1 Nt Rio de Janeiro Hotel Stay
  • Return UK Flights
  • Overseas Transfers
  • Hotel Included
Inside from
£3,149 pp
Outside from
was £3,299 pp £3,199 pp
Pinnacle Suite from
£10,849 pp
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Cruise Id: 175314

Holiday Features

  • 1 Nt stay in Rio de Janeiro
  • All overseas transfers
  • Return UK flights
Signature of Excellence - a Holland America Hallmark
  • 16 Nts cruising
  • Ensuite, spacious stateroom
  • Extra fluffy Egyptian cotton towels
  • Plush bathrobes
  • Televisions with DVDs
  • Complimentary 24 hour room service
  • All meals inc daily afternoon tea service
  • Fitness centre & sports courts
  • Award winning onboard entertainment

Due to the geographical location of this voyage, local customs and languages may predominate, though English will be spoken by the crew.

 
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Cruise itinerary

Day Port Due Depart
1 Fly from the UK
1 Rio de Janeiro Hotel Stay - 1 Night
2 Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
Rio is the second largest city in Brazil and the state capital of Rio de Janeiro. The city is best known for its beaches, carnivals, football, music and its well preserved tropical forests.
3 Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo
São Paulo is a megalopolis in the south of Brazil. With more than 11 million inhabitants São Paulo is the most populous city in Brazil. The main tourist attractions are in two areas: downtown Avenue Paulista.
AM PM
4-5 At Sea
6 Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina, located in the South American continent. It is one of the largest cities in Latin America, with a lot of cultural offerings, and is the point of departure for travelling to the rest of the country.
AM PM
7 Montevideo
Montevideo
Check out Independence Square, the focal hub of the compact Uruguayan capital of Montevideo. With a bustlin main boulevard, lined with shops and cafes, take time to explore.
AM PM
8-9 At Sea
10 Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
Stanley is the capital and only true city in the Falkland Islands. It is located on the isle of East Falkland, on a north-facing slope in one of the wettest parts of the islands.
AM PM
11 Cape Horn
Cape Horn
Cape Horn is the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago of southern Chile, and is located in the small Hornos Island. Although not the most southerly point of South America, Cape Horn marks the northern boundary of the Drake Passage; for many years it was a major milestone on the clipper route, by which sailing ships carried trade around the world. However, the waters around the Cape are particularly hazardous, owing to strong winds, large waves, strong currents and icebergs; these dangers have made it notorious as a sailors' graveyard.
12 Ushuaia
Ushuaia
Pretty much the most southerly mainland port of South America, gaze out over the Magellan Strait and look upon a viewpoint enjoyed by adventurers and explorers alike.
12 Glacier Alley
12 Beagle Channel
12 Cockburn Channel
13 Strait of Magellan
13 Punta Arenas AM PM
14 Canal Sarmiento
15 Chilean Fjords (Tierra del Fuego)
Chilean Fjords (Tierra del Fuego)
The Chilean Fjords are a set of islands that are on the south western area of Chile. It is through these fjords that the Straits of Magellan pass. The landscape here is reminiscent of the Norwegian fjords but with a very different flora and fauna. This part of the country is exceptionally beautiful with lakes, snow-capped volcanoes, dense forests and thermal springs. The most exciting way to explore the fjords South of Puerto Montt is by cruise ship or cargo boat. The Chilean Fjords are a set of islands that are on the southwestern portion of Chile.
16 Puerto Montt AM PM
17 At Sea
18 Santiago (San Antonio) AM
18 Fly to the UK
19 Arrive in UK - Overnight flight

Cabins on the ms Zaandam

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Customer reviews for ms Zaandam

  • ms Zaandam
  • Holland America Line
  • 28 Mar 2019

Unfortunately the ship did not meet our expectations because of the following; a. food was not of good quality and the system they use to have in the Lido (self service ) restaurant of serving you the main course was only for giving you limited quantity of food. b. Food also in the Dine in rest. did not meet our expectations c. entertainment was cheap and childish d. Amenities in the stateroom were limited.(They have left us only one hand soap and one shower cup for almost fifteen days) e. All drinks were very expensive and differed from their issued tariffs in internet But we have to admit that all ship was very clean, the statement also, and public toilets too. Embarkation and disembarkation were done very properly and easy Therefore we will rate the cruise with a 3

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  • ms Zaandam
  • Holland America Line
  • 09 Dec 2018

The fabric and layout of the ship was really good. This however was spoilt by other aspects of the cruise. The food wasn't startling and lacked variety. Service in the dining room was slow and the food was only tepid on arrival. Very little food in the lido was on a help yourself basis. Drinks were expensive with a 15% service charge on top. The excursions were also expensive and when tendering was in process it took up to 2 hours before independent travellers could disembark. The onboard activities were limited with one person delivering the majority of lectures. The house shows were however good as was the cabin service. With no laundrette on board you had to use their laundering service. Unfortunately this seemed to sum up he firms attitude of squeezing as much as it could out of people. A prime example of that was you had to pay for coffee if you wanted it at the end of your meal in the dining room.

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  • ms Zaandam
  • Holland America Line
  • 24 Nov 2018

Thank you Iglu and HAL and all hotels and transfer's the trip was a fantastic experience. AWESOME is a word that these days is used all to frequently however in this case it is most appropriate. The captain of Zaandam sailed 20 miles off cause to sail by an Ice berg we tendered in the Falklands on remembrance Sunday and treated to a service and parade on a lovely sunny day that will live in our memory's for ever. All the ports were Iconic and rounding cape horn to eventually cruise to see a Glaser. Once again our most grateful thanks for the best cruise ever and our 32nd so we have many comparisons.

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