Cruising Around Cape Horn in South America – Episode 460

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Chilean Fjords 

Hear about cruising from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Valparaiso, Chile around Cape Horn in South America as the Amateur Traveler relates stories of a recent Holland America cruise on the Zaandam.

We look at the ports of call of this particular cruise: Buenos Aires (Argentina), Montevideo (Uruguay), Stanley (Falklands), Punta Arenas (Chile), Ushuaia (Argentina), Puerto Montt (Chile), and Valparaiso (Chile). We also look at some of the scenic cruising in waterways like the Straits of Magellan, The Beagle Channel with Glacier Alley, the Fjords of Chile as well as sailing around Cape Horn.

We saw tango, penguins, glaciers, volcanoes, beaches, street art, cemeteries, buskers, barbecue, wine and llamas. This cruise provides some of the scenic beauty of an Alaskan cruise but with added bonus of the flavor of South America.

We also look at what there is to do on a cruise ship during a day at sea and talk about some things you should know about cruising on the Zaandam or any cruise ship. Come with us as we follow in the path of explorers.

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Show Notes

Holland America
Review – Hotel Vitrum – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Theatre Colon
Uruguay Photos
Chile Photos
Argentina Photos
Falklands Islands Photos
Holland America Zaandam Photos
Guitarist Michale Liebler

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by Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast, and a co-host for This Week in Travel podcast.

One Response to “Cruising Around Cape Horn in South America – Episode 460”



Mike wrote:

I’ve been listening to the podcast since the 2007 and have enjoyed it very much. Just wanted to let you know that we just completed the cruise between Valparaiso and Buenos Aires that you described in a podcast. We loved the cruise and never would have known about it but for your podcast. Thanks for all of your insights and tips throughout the years and please feel free to let Holland America know that your podcast had an impact on their business. Also we intend to highly recommend the cruise to other travelers we know and meet on the road. Thanks again for all you do with the podcast.

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