Please note. I am currently planning to host the Auckland to Sydney "Westerdam" cruise departing Auckland  5pm 20 December for Tauranga, Napier, Kaikoura, Lyttelton, Christmas Day at sea, Dunedin, Fiordland cruising, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney for 3 nights hotel returning to Auckland January 06.  and then depart 10th January for Santiago - Chile for 2 days and join the "Oosterdam" Antarctica cruise via Puerto Montt, Chilean Fjords, Beagle Channel, Strait of Magellan, Punta Arenas, Ushuaia, Cape Horn, 4 days cruising the Antarctic Peninsula (no landings), Falkland Islands, Uruguay and ending in Buenos Aires returning to Auckland February 04.   Join me for both for a double delight! No meals to cook for 37 days, plus fabulous entertainment and great ports thrown in.  This is the same cruise in the opposite direction to the itinerary shown below.

CHRISTMAS CRUISING ANTARCTICA.  December 18 - January 13. The christmas Antarctica cruise may not be hosted.

 Discover Antarctica in comfort aboard Holland America's "Oosterdam" ( 82,305  tons, 1,916 guests, 936 feet long) cruising between Buenos Aires and San Antonio (Santiago), Chile via Montevideo (Uruguay), Puerto Madryn, Falkland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula, Cape Horn, Ushuaia, Glacier Alley, Beagle Channel, Punta Arenas, Strait of Magellan, and Chilean Fjords. 

Please note: These cruises do not include shore landings in Antarctica. 

Optional tour to Iguassu Falls and Rio de Janeiro

CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS DAY IN PUERTO MADRYN ARGENTINA - NEW YEARS EVE CRUISING ANTARCTICA  from just $11,990 ex Auckland. Hosted subject to minimum of 15 travelling.   

This cruise also operates departing Auckland  January 10  and returning February 04, 2023 The cruise operates from Santiago to Buenos Aires. This cruise will be hosted subject to a minimum of 15 passengers travelling.  

Optional extensions to Iguassu Falls, Rio de Janiero, Lima, Macchu Picchu, and Galapagos.


Day 1.  Monday December 19, 2023.     Depart Auckland

Day 2. Tuesday December 20,   Arrive Buenos Aires and transfer to our home for the nerxt 22 nights - Holland America's beautiful "Oosterdam".   ((82,305 tons, 1,916 passengers, 936 ft long).

Day 3. Wednesday December 21. Free day to explore Buenos Aires. Optional tours available. Sail at 7pm.

Day 4Thursday December 22.  Montevideo, Uruguay. Arrive 8am - sail 11pm. Optional tours available.

Day 5. Friday December 23.  Punta Del este, Uruguay. Arrive 8am - sail 4pm. tenfer access only.

Day 6. Saturday. December 24. Day at sea to enjoy all the facilities, food, and fabulouus entertainment of your ship.

Day 7. Sunday.  December 25. CHRISTMAS DAY! Puerto Madryn, Argentina. Arrive 9am - sail 6pm 

Day 8. Monday December 26.   A day at sea to recover

Day 9. Tuesday December 27.  Stanley (Falkland Islands). Arrive 8am - sail 5pm . Tender access 

Day 10. Wednesday December 28. A day at sea

Day 11 - 14 Thursday December 29  - Sunday January 01, 2023.        Antarctic Experience. Cruise the Antarctic Peninsula.  Route subject to ice conditions.  Please note this cruise does not provide landings in Antarctica. New Years Eve cruising the Antarctic Peninsula.

Day 15. Monday January 02. 2023. ay at sea

Day 16. Tuesday January 03. Cruising Drake Passage and Cape Horn  

Day 17. Wednesday January 04.  Ushuaia arrive 9am - sail 3.30pm Daylight cruising Glacier Alley and Beagle Channel. 

Day 18. Thursday January 05.  Punta Arenas, Chile. Arrive 10am - sail 10pm. Cruising Strait of Magellan.

Day 19. Friday January 06.  Canal Sarmiento, Amalia, OR Brujo glacier cruising.

Day 20. Saturday January 07.  Chilean Fjords cruising. 

Day 21. Sunday January 08. Puerto Chacabuco, Chile. Arrive 8am - sail 3pm     Tender access

Day 22. Monday January 09.  Puerto Montt. Arrive 8am - sail 5pm.    

Day 23. Tuesday January 10.  At Sea 

Day 24. Wednesday. January 11. San Antonio (Chile) arrive 7am. Transfer to Santiago with sightseeing in the city. Overnight hotel.

Day 22. Thursday January 12. Depart Santiago.

Day 23.  Friday. January 13  en route

Day 24. Saturday. January 14. Arrive Auckland 

Optional visit to Easter Island


Projected prices - to be confirmed

Oceanview cabin: $11,900 share twin

Verandah cabin: $14,900 share twin


Projected cost includes:

** Return economy class air fares from Auckland

** Transfers in Buenos Aires and Santiago.

** 22 night cruise aboard "Oosterdam" at grade chosen including all meals, entertainment, and services.

** 1 night accommodation, dinner, and breakfast with sightseeing in Santiago.

Not included: Passport fees, tips, and alcohol aboard "Oosterdam". 



Thursday January 12, 2023 Fly via Lima to Cuzco

Friday. January 13. Tour Cuzco and local markets 

Saturday January 14. Full day excursion to Macchu Picchu by train 

Sunday January 15. Depart for home.



Thursday. January 14,    Fly from Cuzco to Quito, Ecuador. 

Friday. January 15.      Tour Quito 

Saturday January 16.    Fly to Galapagos for a 4 night cruise of the island with shore excursions among the prolific wildlife that so fascinated Charles Darwin.

Wednesday January 20  Start your journey home via Buenos Aires or Los Angeles arriving Friday January 22, 



Tuesday January 10 2023.     Depart Auckland. Arrive Santiago same day. Overnight hotel.

Wednesday January 11, 2020.  Transfer from Santiago to San Antonio port and join "Oosterdam". Sail at 6pm

Thursday January 12. At Sea 

Friday January 13. Puerto Mont Arrive 8am - sail 5pm. Tender required.

Saturday January 14. Puerto Chacabuco. Arriver 10am - sail 6pm. Optional tours available

Sunday January 15.  Chilean Fjords scenic cruising

Monday January 16. Scenic cruising Amalia OR Brujo glacier and Samiento Canal. 

Tuesday January 17.   Cruising Strait of Magellan.  Punta Arenas arrive 6am - sail 6pm. Cruising Cockburn and Beagle channels. 

Wednesday January 18. Cruising Glacier Alley. Ushuaia arrive 2pm - sail 8pm 

Thursday January 19.  Cruising Cape Horn and Drake Passage. 

Friday January 20.   At Sea

Saturday January 21 - Tuesday January 24. Cruising Antarctic Peninsula. Route subject to weather and ice.

Wednesday January 25.  At Sea 

Thursday January 26. Falkland Islands. Arrive Stanley 8am - sail 5pm.   Tender required

Friday January 27.  At Sea

Saturday January 28.  Puerto Madryn, Argentina. Arrive 8am - sail 5pm. 

Sunday January 29. At Sea 

Monday January 30. Punta del Este, Uruguay. Arrive 10am - sail 7pm. Optional tours available.

Tuesday January 31.  Montevideo, Uruguay. Arrive 7am - sail 6pm 

Wednesday February 01. Buenos Aires  arrive 8am. Explore Buenos Aires and stay aboard tonight. 

Thursday February 02   Buenos Aires. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for departure.

Friday February 03.  En route

Saturday February 04. Arrive Auckland this morning.

Optional extension to Iguassu Falls, Rio De Janeiro, Macchu Picchu, Lima, and Galapagos. 








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