South America & Antarctica Explorer, 27 January 2019 (28 nights)

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Ship:
ms Zaandam
Line:
Holland America Line
Depart Date:
27th January 2019
Duration:
28 nights | View itinerary
Customer Rating:
View 8 reviews
Cruise Type:
Cruise and Stay
  • Hotel Included

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Holiday Features

  • 2 Nt hotel stay in Santiago + Winery Tour
  • 2 Nt hotel stay in Buenos Aires + Tango Show Tour
  • All overseas transfers
  • Return flights to UK
Signature of Excellence - a Holland America Hallmark
  • 22 Nts cruising
  • Overnight on board in Buenos Aires
  • 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
 
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Cruise itinerary

Day Port Due Depart
1 Fly UK/Santiago
2-3 Santiago Hotel Stay - 2 Nights
3 Santiago - Winery Tour
4 Santiago (San Antonio) PM
5 At Sea
6 Puerto Montt AM PM
7 Castro AM PM
8 Puerto Chacabuco AM PM
9 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.
10 Amalia Glacier
10 Canal Sarmiento
11 Strait of Magellan
11 Punta Arenas AM PM
11 Cockburn Channel
11 Beagle Channel
12 Glacier Alley
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.
PM PM
13 Drake Passage/Cape Horn - Cruising
14 At Sea
15 Antarctic Experience AM PM
16 Antarctic Experience AM PM
17 Antarctic Experience AM PM
18 Antarctic Experience AM PM
19 At Sea
20 Falkland Islands
Falkland Islands
The Falkland Islands are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean, located about 250 nautical miles (460 km; 290 mi) from the coast of mainland South America. The archipelago, consisting of East Falkland, West Falkland and 776 lesser islands, is a self-governing British Overseas Territory. The capital, Stanley, is on East Falkland.
AM PM
21 At Sea
22 Puerto Madryn
Puerto Madryn
Puerto Madryn is a city in the province of Chubut in the Argentine Patagonia.
AM PM
23 At Sea
24 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
25 Buenos Aires - Overnight onboard AM
26 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
26-27 Buenos Aires Hotel Stay - 2 Nights
27 Buenos Aires Tango Show
28 Fly Buenos Aires/UK
29 Arrive in UK - Overnight flight

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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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