February 2020 CRUISE ONLY: All the adventure, all the amenities. Enjoy ultra luxury Seabourn Cruises as you explore the White Continent.
The Seabourn Difference
• Intimate ships with a private club atmosphere
• Intuitive, personalised service provided by staff passionate about exceeding guests expectations
• Curated voyages to all seven continents delivering award-winning experiences
• All ocean-front suites, luxuriously appointed
• Complimentary premium spirits and fine wines available on board at all times
• Welcome Champagne and complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences
• Tipping is neither required, nor expected
• World-class dining, further enhanced through a culinary partnership with Chef Thomas Keller
• All dining venues are complimentary
• Seabourn Conversations, connecting with visionary experts onboard
• Select purposeful and sustainable travel experiences in partnership with UNESCO
• An evening entertainment experience in collaboration with Sir Tim Rice onboard
In addition to the above inclusive features, Seabourn Cruises also offer (additional cost):
• Ventures by Seabourn™, optional shore excursions, enhance and extend destination experiences
• Spa & Wellness with Dr. Andrew Weil, featuring an exclusive mindful living programme
* 21 night Antarctica and Patagonia cruise onboard ultra luxury Seabourn Quest from Santiago (San Antonio Port) to Buenos Aires
* Port Taxes and Government Fees
* World class dining and entertainment onboard
* Complimentary Seabourn expedition grade parka and day pack
* Onboard expedition team providing narration and insights to all aspects of your cruise
* Special guest lectures onboard an digital photography workshops included
* Free upgrade from Oceanview suite to Veranda Suite**
* US$200 Shipboard Credit per suite
* 300 minute internet package
* Open bar throughout the ship including your own stocked mini bar
* Tipping is neither required or expected
TERMS & CONDITIONS: YOUR PAYMENTS TO OUR WORLD LTD ARE PROTECTED BY TAANZ. Price is cruise only. Cruise is based on categories as shown & includes Port Taxes & Govt Fees and inclusions as specified. Price includes all discounts. Special conditions apply for all Bonus Inclusions. ** Free upgrade to Veranda Suite is subject to availability. Suite will be allocated at Seabourn Cruises discretion and could be in any location on the ship. Veranda may be part metal/part glass. Cruise must be booked by 30 June 2019. Prices are in NZ dollars and are subject to currency fluctuations and are for payment by cash, eftpos or cheque only – QCard & credit card prices on application. Capacity restrictions may apply. Amendment and cancellation fees do apply. Name changes are not permitted – please contact us for details. Prices were correct as of 05 June 2019 and are subject to change without notification and other conditions may apply. Sales until 30 June 2019 unless sold prior.
21 Night Cruise sailing from San Antonio to Buenos Aires aboard Seabourn Quest.
Seabourn Quest is the third iteration of the vessel design that has been called “a game-changer for the luxury segment.” Built at the T. Mariotti shipyard in Genoa, she was named in Barcelona on June 20, 2011. True to her Seabourn bloodlines, wherever she sails around the world, Seabourn Quest carries with her a bevy of award-winning dining venues that are comparable to the finest restaurants to be found anywhere. Seabourn Quest offers a variety of dining options to suit every taste and every mood, with never an extra charge.
Highlights of this cruise:
SAN ANTONIO (SANTIAGO), CHILE
This large, modern port serves Chile’s capital, Santiago, a city with Spanish colonial charm and a vivacious spirit. Encircled by the Andes and the Coastal Range, Santiago is centered around the Plaza de Armas, with several of the city’s landmarks: the 18th-century Metropolitan Cathedral the Palacio de la Real Audencia from 1808, the City Hall and the National Museum of History.
North of San Antonio lie the picturesque old port and university town of Valparaíso and the colorful seaside resort of Viña del Mar. In between the coast and the capital are valleys filled with some of Chile’s most famous wineries, all inviting you to come and taste.
PUERTO MONTT, CHILE
The lake country of southern Chile seems to be altogether another world from the deserts of the north. The Lake District is graced with spectacular scenery, including the magnificent snowcapped volcanic cone, Mt. Osorno. Puerto Montt serves as the principal port for this region and as a gateway for cruises southward into Chile's fjords.
PUNTA ARENAS, CHILE
Red roofs and smoking chimneys decorate the gently sloping hillsides of Punta Arenas (Sandy Point), the bustling center of one of the world's largest sheep farming areas. This pleasant community welcomes you with attractive parks and delightful Victorian architecture.
The southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia is the capital of Argentine Tierra del Fuego and an important naval base boasting a strategic as well as a picturesque location on the shores of Ushuaia Bay and the Beagle Channel. This rustic coastal town is set among waterfalls, glaciers, snow-clad mountains and beech forests, and the nutrient-rich local waters abound with marine life. Though the houses here are painted warm, pastel colors, the weather is chilly year-round and winter sports such as downhill and cross-country skiing and skating are popular. Ushuaia's principal industries are raising sheep, logging, fishing and trapping. It became a boomtown with 30,000 residents in the late 1980's when the government sought to increase Argentina's presence near Antarctica by giving tax breaks to citizens who settled here.
STANLEY/FALKLAND IS/ISLAS MALVINAS
An archipelago of over 700 islands spread over 4,700 square miles lies about 300 miles east of the coast of Argentina. Its political affiliation is with the United Kingdom, and it is named the Falkland Islands, although this is disputed by Argentina, which calls the island group Islas Malvinas. The islands were the focus of a short, violent military confrontation between the two nations in 1982 which resulted in many lives lost. Most visitors come to the islands attracted by the severe beauty of the landscape and the unusual wildlife to be seen there, especially colonies of penguins. Port Stanley, the capital, is a plucky outpost supporting the hardy islanders who farm and fish and, lately, newcomers set on exploiting the recently discovered oil reserves offshore.
Tucked in between Brazil and Argentina, the republic of Uruguay has nevertheless maintained its own identity and traditions. As South America's second smallest country, it has been called a city surrounded by a big ranch. Montevideo has also been referred to as "The Switzerland of South America," for its same secretive bank system guaranteed by law. Uruguay is principally middle class and boasts the most highly educated citizens on the continent.
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
Founded in 1536, Buenos Aires was administered by a Spanish viceroy for nearly three centuries before winning its independence in 1816. A sleepy port town for most of that time, it wasn't until the turn of the 20th century that the city finally emerged as an important shipping center. Today, Argentina's democratically elected government has made it South America's safest (and most expensive) country. This cosmopolitan city is characterized by broad boulevards with huge shade trees, beautiful residential districts, plazas containing monuments and fountains, interspersed with 20th-century high-rise buildings. It is a truly great walking city.