Feb 9, 2015

Launch of 2016 South America program


We have released the 2016 South America program which sees the addition of a new destination, a number of new itineraries plus a number of new hotels, and cultural and dining experiences, all chosen to take guests into the heart of South America.

Guests can now discover even more of Patagonia with the introduction of the lakeside town of Bariloche, set in the foothills of the Andes in the Argentine Lakes District on the shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake. Three new itineraries, ranging from 14 to 40 days, include a stopover in Barlioche – home to spectacular scenery and stunning views, and German Baroque influenced architecture.

Another new itinerary for 2016 is Treasures of Central and South America, a 14 or 25 day tour showcasing the highlights of both regions including Cuba, Panama, Galápagos Islands and Patagonia.

The small ship cruising itineraries have also expanded to include 27 Day Central American Discovery which uncovers the lesser known ports of Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Guatemala and sails ocean to ocean through the engineering marvel known as the Panama Canal. Plus, due to overwhelming demand, we will also be operating three private charters to Antarctica in 2016 on 5-star luxury small ships, Le Boréal and Le Lyrial - the newest and the first all-balcony stateroom and suite ships to cruise to Antarctica. 

New cultural experiences include Scenic Sundowners – an exclusive cocktail reception to toast the days’ end at some of South America’s most picturesque spots in destinations such as the Galápagos Islands, Havana and Patagonia.  

We are offering some fantastic new Earlybird offers for bookings made by 30 September 2015, including partner fly free, including air taxes of up to $180, on tours of more than 16 days or savings of up to $1,500 per couple with an airfare credit. Solo traveller offers and business class upgrades are also available.

20-day ‘Icons of South America’ includes Peru, Argentina and Brazil. Visit Peru’s World Heritage site of Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley for three nights, Cuzco – the historical capital of the Inca Empire and Lake Titicaca; the spectacular Iguazú Falls and the cities of Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. Prices from $12,795 per person twin share.