2020 South America/Antarctica Cruise

2020 South America/Antarctica: Buenos Aires, Argentina (Pre Cruise)

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Destinations/Ports Post Series: 2020 South America/Antarctica Cruise There is a reason that Buenos Aires is called the Paris of South America. From it’s architecture, to its food, Buenos Aires exceeded expectations. I had been to other large cities in South America before, but none with the beauty and cosmopolitan feel of Buenos Aires. For our…

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2020 South America/Antarctica: Ushuaia, Argentina

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Destinations/Ports Post Series: 2020 South America/Antarctica Cruise We weren’t quite sure what to expect from the Southern most city in the world, but the port turned into one of the highlights of this cruise. We started the day by exploring on foot with the idea of finding a little café for authentic Argentine food. We…

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2020 South America/Antarctica: Cape Horn, Chile

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Destinations/Ports Post Series: 2020 South America/Antarctica Cruise Before the completion of the Panama Canal, merchants who wanted to ship goods via sea from the East Coast of the US to California, or the reverse, would have to utilize the clipper ships that would sail around South America and the famed Cape Horn. Sailing on a…

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2020 South America/Antarctica: Schollaert Channel

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Destinations/Ports Post Series: 2020 South America/Antarctica Cruise This was our first glimpse of land as we approached Antarctica. On either side of us was Anvers Island and the Brabant Islands. The channel was discovered by the Belgian Explorer Adrien de Gerlache who named it for Fans Schollaert, who served as prime minster of Belgium from…

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2020 South America/Antarctica: Gerlache Strait, Antarctica

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Destinations/Ports Post Series: 2020 South America/Antarctica Cruise After spending most of the day at sailing around Paradise Bay and enjoying the picturesque views, our ship headed back towards South America via the Gerlache Strait, named for Belgian explorer Adrien de Gerlache who lead an Antarctic expedition in 1897. This continued the scenic sailing though the…

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