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Christmas Antarctica Experience & South America Discovery with Iguazu Falls

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  • Ship Oosterdam
  • Duration 30 NIGHTS
  • Departure 08 December 2024
  • Cruise type Cruise & Touring
  • Cruise code AME7836

PRICE DROP: SAVE UP TO £2,600 PER COUPLE*

Complimentary Ocean View to Verandah upgrade

Includes 4-day Christmas experience in Antarctica

Experience hotel stays in Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu, and Buenos Aires before embarking on a Holland America Line cruise of the Antarctic at Christmas.

Immerse yourself in Rio’s cultural heartbeat, from Christ the Redeemer to 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 a hotel stay in Buenos Aires, savouring the city’s tango rhythms.

Then embark on a 22-night cruise of South America and Antarctica on board the luxurious Oosterdam, tracing the continents’ stunning coastlines. Spend four nights on the Antarctic Peninsula, beginning on Christmas Eve, and marvel at its towering glaciers and hardy wildlife. Scenic Cruise through Drake’s Passage and Glacier Alley, and delve into the cultures of Uruguay and Chile.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board Cruise

22 night full-board cruise on board Oosterdam

Complimentary Ocean View to Verandah upgrade

Overnight in port in Buenos Aires

Complimentary Fully Escorted Tours

Tour of Christ the Redeemer

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

Complimentary Hotel Stays

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

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

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

All hotel stays include breakfast

All Flights & 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.
*Prices shown include discount and savings based on 2 passengers sharing an Ocean View, booking directly with Imagine Cruising.

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 experience. 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 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 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: Vivaz Cataratas

Day 5
Iguazu: Tour & Hotel Stay

Begin your Iguazu Falls tour with a visit to the Argentinian side. From The Devil’s Throat, stroll along the catwalk through rainforest teeming with colourful wildlife, to the large balconies located on the ledge of the falls.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Vivaz Cataratas

Day 6
Iguazu: Tour & Hotel Stay

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

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Vivaz Cataratas

Day 7
Buenos Aires: Hotel Stay

Bustling Buenos Aires boasts a blend of European grandeur and Latin American flair. During your stay here, absorb the sights of the ‘Paris of South America’, including the lively Boca neighbourhood and colonial San Telmo.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: DoubleTree by Hilton Buenos Aires

Days 8 - 9
Buenos Aires: Embark Ship & Overnight in Port

Step on board Holland America’s Oosterdam for a remarkable voyage to cherish. With its elegant design and sophisticated amenities, Oosterdam provides a perfect blend of comfort and style.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 10
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

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 11
Punta del Este

Experience the allure of Punta del Este, Uruguay’s coastal gem. Bask in its golden beaches, indulge in world-class cuisine, and embrace the vibrant energy of this glamorous destination. Awaken your senses and redefine luxury.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 12
Relax At Sea
Day 13
Puerto Madryn

Embark on a captivating journey to Puerto Madryn, Argentina. Dive into the crystal-clear waters, encounter magnificent marine life, and witness the breath-taking spectacle of Southern Right whales. Ignite your sense of wonder here.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 14
Relax At Sea
Day 15
Port Stanley (Falkland Islands)

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: Oosterdam

Day 16
Relax At Sea
Days 17 - 20
Antarctic Peninsula: Scenic Cruising

Spending Christmas on board Oosterdam while scenic cruising through the icy wilderness of Antarctica is a magical experience. Celebrate the holiday season in a unique and breathtaking setting, surrounded by stunning landscapes and incredible wildlife.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 21
Relax At Sea
Day 22
Cape Horn: Scenic Cruising

Cruising through the notorious stretch of water between South America and Antarctica is an exhilarating experience. Navigate unpredictable waves and witness dramatic scenery as you feel the raw power of the Southern Ocean.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 23
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: Oosterdam

Day 24
Strait of Magellan: Scenic Cruising

Chile’s historic maritime passage played a pivotal role in early exploration. Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, it offers breathtaking views of rugged landscapes, diverse wildlife, and a rich seafaring history.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 25
Sarmiento Channel: Scenic Cruising

In the Sarmiento Channel, cruise through tranquil waters surrounded by towering mountains, marvel at the awe-inspiring Amalia or Brujo Glacier, and witness the immense power of nature as massive chunks of ice calve into the sea.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 26
Chilean Fjords: Scenic Cruising

Savour a scenic cruise through the Chilean Fjords, taking in towering snow-capped mountains, cascading waterfalls, and lush green forests. Along the way, wildlife enthusiasts can spot seals, dolphins, and majestic whales.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 27
Puerto Chacabuco, Chile

Unveil the hidden treasures of Puerto Chacabuco. Immerse yourself in the breath-taking beauty of Chilean fjords, majestic glaciers, and crystal-clear waters. Let nature’s wonders surround you, leaving you in awe of this untouched paradise.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 28
Puerto Montt

Experience the magic of Puerto Montt, Chile. Explore its picturesque landscapes, from snow-capped volcanoes to emerald lakes. Immerse yourself in local culture, and let the beauty of this gateway to Patagonia captivate your soul.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 29
Relax At Sea
Days 30 - 31
Santiago: 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.

Oosterdam

The majestic Oosterdam offers guests plenty to see and do on board when not soaking up expansive views of the sea, or relaxing in spacious staterooms after an exciting day partaking in all manner of activities across the vessel’s 11 decks.

Guests are invited to begin their day with an exquisite breakfast in the gorgeously adorned Dining Room, before enjoying other generous on-board amenities such as the Greenhouse Spa and Salon. From live dance performances to sushi bars and movie theatres, there are facilities and activities for everyone to revel in on board this mighty vessel.

In addition to Oosterdam’s unique design features, the stunningly large open-air deck offers mesmerising ocean views while you take a stroll or relax in your deckchair. At night, when the ship truly comes alive, you can catch numerous further activities such as expert history lectures or electric theatre productions under the stars.

  • Occupancy 1964
  • Tonnage 82,305 tons
  • Length 935 ft (285.00 m)

Life on board Oosterdam

Masterfully adorned with stunning artwork, Oosterdam epitomises sophistication and comfort. With its exquisite dining rooms offering world-class cuisine, a lavish spa, and a wide range of spacious suites, there’s nothing quite like life on board this luxury vessel.

dining

Treat your tastebuds to a wide range of delectable dishes and refined cuisine on board Oosterdam. With so much to choose from, there is sure to be something to suit your current taste and mood – so why not get exploring the many on-board eateries?

  • The Pinnacle Grill
  • Tamarind
  • The Dining Room
  • Rudi’s Sel De Mar
  • Nami Sushi
  • Club Orange
  • Canaletto
  • Taste of De Librije (European Sailings)
  • Lido
  • New York Deli and Pizza
  • Dive-in
  • Grand Dutch Cafe
  • Explorations Cafe
  • Gelato
  • The Culinary Arts Centre

Facilities

It doesn’t matter whether you like to take things slow and steady on a cruise holiday, or are more the ‘all-action’ type; this Vista-class ship is sure to have plenty you will love. Offering a wide range of facilities and activities on board, Oosterdam will keep you and other members of your travelling party more than satisfactorily occupied during enchanting days at sea.

  • Library
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon®
  • Wi-Fi
  • Sport
  • Three pools (indoor and outdoor)
  • Whirlpools
  • Jacuzzis
  • Nursery
  • Kids Club
  • Shops
  • Laundry

entertainment

Whatever your idea of great entertainment might be, the team behind Oosterdam has covered all the possibilities that are likely to come to your mind – and then a few more. With a wide variety of enthralling entertainment options on board Oosterdam, guests can enjoy live music, dance performances, and comedy shows, to cite just a few of the highlights.

  • Casino
  • Theatre
  • Night Club

Stateroom and Suites

Boasting refined amenities and Holland America’s sumptuous signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed, each elegant stateroom offers a pleasant and welcoming stay. Most rooms are also ocean-facing for glorious views and feature added touches of luxury including premium massage shower heads.

inside Prices from £3,999pp

Holland America Oosterdam Inside Stateroom

Oosterdam offers luxurious and spacious Inside staterooms for her guests. Featuring modern decor, easy-to-use amenities, and comfort-enhancing furniture, these rooms are the perfect haven to indulge in after a busy day making the most of the activities and amenities presented by this formidable ship.

  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Private bathroom with a shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
Cruise Code: AME7836
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Ocean View Prices from £4,999pp

Holland America Oosterdam Outside Stateroom

These large and luxurious staterooms – and by “large”, we’re talking as much as around 180 square feet – offer breathtakingly panoramic views of the ocean, or at least, they certainly can do, if you opt for a standard Ocean View cabin. Otherwise, staterooms offering partial sea views and fully obstructed views are also available, depending on your preferences.

  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Private bathroom with a shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
  • Window
  • Desk
  • Separate seating area
Cruise Code: AME7836
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Verandah Prices from £4,999pp

Holland America Oosterdam Balcony Stateroom

There are few forms of cruise-ship accommodation that are quite as satisfying to stay in as one of Oosterdam’s Verandah staterooms. As the name suggests, these rooms overlook private verandahs through floor-to-ceiling windows that offer up an abundance of natural light. Some of these cabins have a partly obstructed view, so you will need to think carefully about whether you would favour this, or a full sea view.

  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Private bathroom with a shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
  • Separate seating area
  • Private verandah
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
Cruise Code: AME7836
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Signature Suite Sold Out

Holland America Oosterdam Suite Stateroom

If you’re seeking accommodation that offers something close to the ultimate luxury cruise experience, well, you might just have found it in the form of Oosterdam’s Signature Suites. With up to 384 square feet of space on offer including the verandah, these are rooms that don’t exactly “do” compromise, especially as far as the jaw-dropping ocean views are concerned.

  • Mini bar
  • Sofa bed
  • Murphy bed
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Choice of firm, medium or soft pillows
  • Private bathroom with shower, dual vanity, full-size whirlpool bath and additional shower stall
  • Complimentary fresh fruit
  • Deluxe bathrobes
  • Generous storage
  • Complimentary 24-hour in-room dining
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elemis Aromapure bath amenities
Cruise Code: AME7836
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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

Vivaz Cataratas (Or Similar)

The Vivaz Cataratas Hotel Resort is a delightful retreat located near the majestic Iguazu Falls in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. Offering a seamless blend of comfort and natural beauty, this wonderful resort provides a serene and relaxing atmosphere for guests. With its spacious and well-appointed rooms, lush gardens, and a range of amenities including pools, spa, and restaurants, the Vivaz Cataratas Hotel Resort ensures a tranquil and enjoyable stay.

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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