DAY 1 | Jan. 26. Depart for Buenos Aires, Argentina
DAY 2 | Jan. 27. Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Embark on your luxury cruise aboard the Six-Star Crystal Symphony in Buenos Aires,
DAY 3 | Jan. 28. Montevideo, Uruguay
Set in a picturesque location along the River Plate’s shores, Montevideo evokes all the flavor of Spain with the massive masonry, hidden patios and palm-shaded plazas that are so reminiscent of that country. Stroll wide boulevards and leafy parks, view imposing statuary or experience the thrill of an estancia visit.
DAY 4 | Jan. 29. Cruise the Coast of Argentina
A day at sea is as relaxed or as action-packed as you desire, because a world of possibilities awaits you aboard Crystal Symphony.
DAY 5 | Jan. 30. Puerto Madryn, Argentina
The Patagonian city of Puerto Madryn lies on the shores of the Golfo Nuevo, along the southern coast of Argentina and is the gateway to the Valdes Peninsula. The region is noteworthy for its opportunities to view elephant seals, sea lions, penguins and birds.
DAY 6 | Jan. 31. Cruise the South Atlantic
Enjoy another exciting day at sea.
DAY 7 | Feb. 1. Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
The Falkland Islands are situated some 350 miles east of Tierra del Fuego, 1,000 miles north of Antarctica and, as the locals claim, a mere 8,000 miles from Britain. Prior to the construction of the Panama Canal, these islands offered safe anchorage and provisions for sailing vessels as they headed around Cape Horn. As many as a million penguins make their home here during the summer nesting season, making the Falkland Islands one of the world’s great penguin capitals.
DAY 8 | Feb. 2. Cruise the Drake Passage
Take advantage of the many amenities aboard Crystal Symphony.
DAY 9-11 | Feb. 3-5. Cruise Antarctica
Spend three spectacular days cruising Antarctica’s stunning deep blue waters. Embrace a land of soul-stirring beauty as you admire rugged mountain peaks, glaciers and towering blue and white icebergs. The frigid waters of the most isolated continent on earth are home to an abundance of birdlife and several species of whales, penguins and seals.
DAY 12 | Feb. 6. Cruise the Drake Passage
Feel the thrill of exploration as you navigate the Drake Passage.
DAY 13-14 | Feb. 7-8. Cruise Cape Horn / Ushuaia, Argentina
When Magellan was exploring the straits between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, he called the islands “Tierra del Fuego,” the Land of Fire, having seen smoke and fires rising from the land. Little has changed since the days of those intrepid first explorers. The abundant wildlife, scenic beauty and mysterious history of this rugged frontier land still retain an irresistible fascination. Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city, is your base for exploring this magical region.
DAY 15 | Feb. 9. Punta Arenas, Chile
Punta Arenas is the only city situated on the Strait of Magellan, the 300-mile waterway which cuts a swath between the mainland and the island of Tierra del Fuego. This remote center is Chile’s southernmost city. Since it was founded in 1848, Punta Arenas prospered as a busy coaling station until the building of the Panama Canal. Today it boasts a population of 100,000 and is the bustling center of one of the world’s largest sheep farming areas.
DAY 16-17 | Feb. 10-11. Cruise the Chilean Fjords and the Chilean Coast
Take in scenic natural beauty as you cruise through the Chilean fjords and along the coast.
DAY 18 | Feb. 12. Puerto Montt, Chile
Puerto Montt was founded in 1853, at the head of the Pacific inlet known as Reloncavi Sound. Since then it has become the gateway to the Bavarian-flavored Chilean Lake District, a region graced with some of the world’s most inspiring scenery. Virgin forests, picturesque towns, snow-mantled mountains and translucent lakes adorn this idyllic setting.
DAY 19 | Feb. 13. Cruise the Chilean Coast
Enjoy your final day at sea.
DAY 20 | Feb. 14. Valparaiso, Chile
Disembark Crystal Symphony.
DAY 21 | Feb. 15. Arrive at gateway city