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Antarctica & South America Discovery Voyage with Iguazu Falls

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Departure Date: 13 January 2025 - 26 Nights
Alternative Departure Dates Available
  • Ship Sapphire Princess®
  • Duration 25 - 26 NIGHTS
  • Departure Date Range Nov 2024 - Jan 2025
  • Cruise type Cruise & Touring
  • Cruise code AME7782

COMPLIMENTARY OCEANVIEW TO BALCONY UPGRADE

COMPLIMENTARY FULLY ESCORTED TOURS

Experience 4 Days in Antarctica

Immerse yourself in Rio de Janeiro and the awe-inspiring majesty of Iguazu Falls before embarking on a Princess Cruise of the Antarctic.

Experience the cultural heartbeat of Rio, from the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue to the lively Copacabana Beach. Explore the breathtaking Iguazu Falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinian perspectives, marvelling at the sheer force of nature’s spectacle. Your journey continues with two nights in Buenos Aires, savouring the city’s rich history and tango rhythms.

Then embark on a 17-night cruise of South America and Antarctica on board the luxurious Princess Sapphire®, tracing the continent’s stunning coastlines and exploring the pristine wilderness of Antarctica. Visit the sleepy Antarctic gateways of Punta Arenas and Ushuaia, and witness the diverse wildlife and dramatic landscapes en route to the Falkland Islands.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board Cruise

17 night full-board cruise on board Sapphire Princess®

Upgrade to Princess Plus for £50 per person per day and receive drinks, Wi-Fi, gratuities and more

Complimentary Oceanview to Balcony upgrade

Hotel Stays

Complimentary 2 night four-star stay in Rio de Janeiro at the Windsor Leme Hotel

Complimentary 3 night four-star stay in Iguazu at the Hotel Vivaz Cataratas

2 night five-star hotel stay in Buenos Aires at the DoubleTree by Hilton Buenos Aires

FREE Fully Escorted Tours

Tour of Christ the Redeemer

Walking tour of Iguazu Falls including both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides of the falls

All Flights and Transfers

London departure – regional flights available

Overnight flights

The departure date is subject to change based on flight times specified during the booking process.
Named hotels are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Alternative hotels will always be of equal or higher star rating.

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Fly Overnight to Rio de Janeiro

Your holiday begins as you fly from the UK to your destination.

Day 2
Rio de Janeiro: Hotel Stay

Arrive in Rio de Janeiro for an exhilarating two-night hotel stay. The vibrant neighbourhoods of Copacabana and Ipanema beckon with their lively atmosphere and inviting shores, while the historic streets of Santa Teresa add a touch of charm.

Overnight: Windsor Leme Hotel

Day 3
Rio de Janeiro: Tour & Hotel Stay

Embark on a fully escorted tour that takes you on board a cog train to the top of Corcovado Mountain, through the lush Tijuca rainforest. Here, you’ll stand at the feet of the towering Christ the Redeemer statue.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Windsor Leme Hotel

Day 4
Iguazu: Hotel Stay

Transfer to the airport and fly to the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls to uncover the ‘greatest curtain of water on Earth’ during a three-night hotel stay. Over the next three days you’ll be immersed in the spectacle of the revered natural attraction.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel Vivaz Cataratas

Day 5
Iguazu: Tour & Hotel Stay

Your Iguazu Falls tour begins with a half-day visit to its Brazilian side. As you stroll along the walkways, take in incredible panoramic views of all 275 waterfalls – the perfect way to begin your photo collection of this stunning natural wonder.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel Vivaz Cataratas

Day 6
Iguazu: Tour & Hotel Stay

You’ll explore the Argentinian side of Iguazu Falls during a full-day walking tour. Begin at The Devil’s Throat, strolling along the catwalk through rainforest teeming with colourful wildlife, to the large balconies located on the edge of the falls.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel Vivaz Cataratas

Days 7 - 8
Buenos Aires: Hotel Stay

Today you’ll fly to bustling Buenos Aires for a two-night hotel stay. Absorb the sights of the ‘Paris of South America’, a city that blends European grandeur with Latin American flair, paying visits to the lively Boca neighbourhood and colonial San Telmo.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: DoubleTree by Hilton Buenos Aires

Day 9
Buenos Aires: Embark Ship

Today you’ll embark Sapphire Princess® in Buenos Aires. Indulge in world-class cuisine, unwind in stylish accommodations, and immerse yourself in a range of activities, including rejuvenating spa treatments and captivating live performances.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sapphire Princess®

Day 10
Buenos Aires

Immerse yourself in the passion and culture of Buenos Aires, Argentina. With its tango rhythms, European-inspired architecture, and culinary delights, it’s a city that invites you to embrace the vibrant soul of South America.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sapphire Princess®

Days 11 - 13
Relax At Sea
Day 14
Punta Arenas

Discover the captivating wonders of Punta Arenas, Chile. From its windswept landscapes to the vibrant culture, this gateway to Patagonia beckons adventurers. Immerse yourself in its rich history and embark on thrilling expeditions.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sapphire Princess®

Day 15
Ushuaia

Embark on an extraordinary journey to Ushuaia, the gateway to Tierra del Fuego. Explore its mythical past, indulge in thrilling activities, and immerse yourself in the breath-taking landscapes of the world’s southernmost city.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sapphire Princess®

Day 16
Relax At Sea
Days 17 - 20
Antarctic Peninsula

The Antarctic Peninsula mesmerizes with its icy grandeur and pristine wilderness. Towering glaciers, stunning landscapes, and unique wildlife define this remote region, offering an unparalleled polar expedition for adventurers.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sapphire Princess®

Day 21
Relax At Sea
Day 22
Port Stanley

Stanley, Falklands: A British village fallen from the sky. Colourful homes, Lady Elizabeth wreck, and abundant penguin colonies. Discover wildlife that fascinated Darwin in this distant outpost of vibrant charm.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sapphire Princess®

Days 23 - 24
Relax At Sea
Day 25
Montevideo

Experience the vibrant charm of Montevideo, where history and modernity coexist in perfect harmony. Explore its colonial architecture, indulge in its rich culinary delights, and embrace the warm spirit of Uruguay’s capital city.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Days 26 - 27
Buenos Aires: Disembark & Fly Home

Your holiday complete, today you’ll disembark your ship and head to the airport for your flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your Tour Highlights

Christ the Redeemer
Experience a fantastic tour visiting Rio's iconic sights. Ride a cog train to Corcovado Mountain, explore Tijuca rainforest, and gaze at Christ the Redeemer statue. Enjoy panoramic city views with insightful commentary from your guide. Christ the Redeemer, a religious symbol or architectural beauty, welcomes all to this vibrant city.
Iguazu Falls (Argentinian Side)
At 82 meters high, this natural wonder features basalt rock platforms eroded over millions of years, creating captivating cascades. Starting at Devil's Throat, explore rainforest catwalks with toucans. The Higher Path offers clifftop views, while the Lower Path reveals rapids and lower falls. Perfect for endless photography.
Iguazu Falls (Brazilian Side)
The whole area is surrounded by stunning rainforest landscapes – home to toucans, jaguars, howler monkeys and more. As you walk along the catwalks, take in incredible panoramic views of all 275 waterfalls – it’s the perfect way to complete your photo collection of this stunning natural wonder.
Christ the Redeemer
Experience a fantastic tour visiting Rio's iconic sights. Ride a cog train to Corcovado Mountain, explore Tijuca rainforest, and gaze at Christ the Redeemer statue. Enjoy panoramic city views with insightful commentary from your guide. Christ the Redeemer, a religious symbol or architectural beauty, welcomes all to this vibrant city.
Iguazu Falls (Argentinian Side)
At 82 meters high, this natural wonder features basalt rock platforms eroded over millions of years, creating captivating cascades. Starting at Devil's Throat, explore rainforest catwalks with toucans. The Higher Path offers clifftop views, while the Lower Path reveals rapids and lower falls. Perfect for endless photography.
Iguazu Falls (Brazilian Side)
The whole area is surrounded by stunning rainforest landscapes – home to toucans, jaguars, howler monkeys and more. As you walk along the catwalks, take in incredible panoramic views of all 275 waterfalls – it’s the perfect way to complete your photo collection of this stunning natural wonder.

Sapphire Princess®

Offering a variety of accommodation options, including Oceanview staterooms, Sapphire Princess® provides the ultimate means by which to travel with ease and comfort across the ocean. Your appetite will most certainly be satisfied, too, as this Gem-class ship offers a variety of restaurants and bars to indulge in on your cruise.

This is without even considering the breadth of entertainment Sapphire Princess® has to offer, including live music and theatre shows, all of which will give you a spectacular experience on board before you have even reached your first destination.

There are so many places to unwind on board Sapphire Princess®, from its range of swimming pools and hot tubs to the peaceful spa. With 18 decks to explore on board this wondrous ship, your voyage will be filled with enchantment and excitement.

  • Occupancy 2670
  • Tonnage 115,875 tons
  • Length 951 ft (289.90 m)

Life on board Sapphire Princess®

Choosing Sapphire Princess® for your cruise means being able to enjoy a wealth of entertainment options and leisure facilities, not to mention a variety of dining options to suit every taste and preference.

dining

To say you will be spoilt for choice for high-class restaurants, bars, and eateries during your time on board Sapphire Princess®, would be quite the understatement. Whether you are most in the mood at any one time for a quick bite to eat or a formal dinner, you will be splendidly catered-for.

Restaurants:

  • Alfredo’s Pizzeria
  • Horizon Court
  • International Café
  • Prego Pizzeria
  • Trident Grill
  • Sabatini’s
  • Sterling Steakhouse
  • International Dining Room
  • Pacific Moon Dining Room
  • Santa Fe Dining Room
  • Savoy Dining Room
  • Vivaldi Dining Room

Bars:

  • Churchill Lounge
  • Crooners
  • Explorer’s Lounge
  • Lobby Bar
  • Mermaid’s Tail
  • Oasis Bar
  • Outrigger Bar
  • Skywalkers Nightclub
  • Tradewinds Bar
  • Wake View Bar
  • Wheelhouse Bar
  • Vines Wine Bar

Facilities

entertainment

You won’t lack for entertainment options on board Sapphire Princess®, with all of the below being possibilities during your cruise:

  • Broadway-style musical shows
  • Live music
  • Princess Theatre
  • Movies Under the Stars®

Cabins & Suites

Sapphire Princess® offers such a breadth and depth of high-class accommodation options, that you really can be sure of finding the perfect room for you and any fellow travellers.

Interior Prices from £4,199pp

Interior cabins are sleek in their aesthetic, formidably equipped, and utterly comfortable… while still being the most affordable accommodation option on board Sapphire Princess®. That’s quite the combination.

  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Desk and chair
  • Queen bed or twin beds
  • Digital safe
  • Bathroom with shower
  • 24-hour room service
Cruise Code: AME7782
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Alternative Departure Dates
24 November 2024
24 Nov 2024
25 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly overnight to Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro: Hotel Stay, Rio de Janeiro: Tour & Hotel Stay,...
Fr From £3,999pp

Oceanview Prices from £5,299pp

An Oceanview cabin could be the ideal stateroom for you, particularly thanks to the natural light and inspiring views of the sea that it provides through a picture window or porthole.

  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Desk and chair
  • Queen bed or twin beds
  • Digital safe
  • Bathroom with shower
  • 24-hour room service
Cruise Code: AME7782
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
24 November 2024
24 Nov 2024
25 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly overnight to Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro: Hotel Stay, Rio de Janeiro: Tour & Hotel Stay,...
Fr From £5,099pp

balcony Prices from £5,299pp

Sapphire Princess®’ Balcony staterooms offer outdoor space and views of the ocean that will inspire you for the duration of your cruise.

Choosing this stateroom means benefitting from a:

  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Desk and chair
  • Queen bed or twin beds
  • Digital safe
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Balcony with two chairs and a table
  • 24-hour room service
Cruise Code: AME7782
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
24 November 2024
24 Nov 2024
25 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly overnight to Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro: Hotel Stay, Rio de Janeiro: Tour & Hotel Stay,...
Fr From £5,099pp

Mini-Suite Prices from £6,599pp

Enjoy greater space with one of Sapphire Princess®’ Suites, as well as a sofa bed and separate seating areas. Booking a Suite on board Sapphire Princess® will also grant you priority for shore excursion reservations, specialty dining and disembarkation at tender ports.

A Sapphire Princess Suite includes:

  • A sitting area with a sofa bed, chair, and two tables
  • Two floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Two televisions
  • A bathroom with a bathtub and separate shower
  • Balcony with four chairs, two loungers, a table, and an ottoman
  • Refrigerator
  • One complimentary mini-bar, then free bottled water each day
  • Digital safe
  • 24-hour room service
Cruise Code: AME7782
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
24 November 2024
24 Nov 2024
25 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly overnight to Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro: Hotel Stay, Rio de Janeiro: Tour & Hotel Stay,...
Fr From £6,399pp

Your Hotel Stays

Rio de Janeiro

Included Hotel

Windsor Leme Hotel (Or Similar)

The Windsor Leme Hotel is a luxurious beachfront retreat in Rio de Janeiro. With its prime position on Leme Beach, enjoy breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain. The hotel offers elegant rooms with modern amenities and a relaxing ambiance. Indulge in a variety of dining options, including delicious Brazilian cuisine. The rooftop pool and bar provide a perfect setting to unwind amid the scenic surroundings.

Iguazu

Included Hotel

Hotel Vivaz Cataratas (Or Similar)

Nestled amongst towering trees and flourishing flora, this four-star hotel offers a little slice of paradise, close to one of the most breathtaking natural wonders in the world, Iguazu Falls. Refined rooms provide a comfortable escape with pops of colour to blend in with your tropical surroundings. Savour unforgettable dining experiences from two excellent restaurants with buffet and a la carte menus, unwind in the spa, cool off in the pools or find a relaxing space to catch up on your reading.

Buenos Aires

Included Hotel

DoubleTree by Hilton Buenos Aires (Or Similar)

The five-star DoubleTree by Hilton Buenos Aires offers modern amenities and a prime location in the heart of Argentina’s capital. With comfortable rooms and suites, guests enjoy a restful stay complemented by contemporary design. The hotel features a fitness centre, rooftop pool, and dining options showcasing local and international cuisine. Its central location provides easy access to key attractions like the iconic Obelisco and the vibrant neighbourhoods of San Telmo and Puerto Madero. Whether for business or leisure, DoubleTree by Hilton Buenos Aires aims to provide a memorable and enjoyable experience for guests.

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