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Day 1
Southampton, UK, England

Southampton’s location, at the foot of the United Kingdom, offers an ideal point from which to embark on a cruise out of the UK. With a total of four terminals, the city can accommodate some of the largest cruise vessels in the industry. With fantastic shopping opportunities and a large number of museums and art galleries, Southampton is a cosmopolitan city with a lot to offer visitors as well as those arriving in the area prior to embarking on a cruise.

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Day 8
Hamilton, Bermuda

Hamilton is the largest city on the island of Bermuda. A visit to this Caribbean island will provide an insight into the Royal Naval heritage, with many forts and subsequent fortifications located throughout the city. Elsewhere in the city, you will be able to enjoy a range of markets, gardens, stalls, squares, pleasant walkways and fabulous golden beaches.

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Day 11
Ft Lauderdale, USA, Florida

The coastal city of Fort Lauderdale is located in Florida and its position on the Atlantic coast has helped give it the title of “Venice of America”. Known widely for its beaches and boats, this city is visited throughout the year by those seeking a sense of tranquil relaxation. Fort Lauderdale is also home to a number of high-end shopping districts and superb restaurants – making it the perfect location for a spot of retail therapy.

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Day 15
St Maarten, Leeward Islands

St Maarten is the name of the Dutch half of the Leeward Island of St Martin. Confusingly, the island of St Martin is the smallest territory on earth to be divided between two countries. The northern half of St Martin – Saint-Martin – is a French territory, while the southern half – Sint Maarten – is a Dutch territory. Docking in the Dutch half of the island, guests will be able to enjoy a range of spectacular beaches, each of which is ideal for sun bathing, swimming, and snorkelling.

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Day 16
Bridgetown, Barbados

Bridgetown is the capital of Barbados, as well as being the Caribbean nation’s only city. Many visitors come to the island in search of duty-free shopping opportunities, while others will come to soak up the sun on one of the many spectacular and heavenly beaches. The Mount Gay Rum Distillery offers tours, which provide a fascinating insight into the local production of rum, while the Kensington Oval provides a chance to watch a West Indies cricket match.

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Day 19
Macapa, Brazil

Macapa is situated in Brazil’s most desolate and most northerly located state of Amapa – which sits just north of the mouth of the Amazon River. This unique city offers a sense of peace and quiet, and there are many beaches upon which you take full advantage of this atmosphere. The equator passes directly through the city and this is marked by the towering Marco Zero monument, which also houses a small museum.

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Day 21
Manaus, Brazil

The Brazilian city of Manaus is situated on the Rio Negro and offers an ideal point of access from which to travel into the Amazon Rainforest. It is also a few miles away from the point at which the Rio Negro meets the Rio Solimoes to form the “Meeting of the Waters”. Two bodies of water – one light brown in colour, while the other is much darker – come together but, strangely, never mix – creating a unique natural wonder that has to be seen to be believed.

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Day 23
Santarem, Brazil

Situated in northern Brazil, the city of Santarém is situated between Manaus and Belem. It is located at the point where the Tapajos and Amazon rivers meet and provides an ideal point of access from which to travel on to the Amazon rainforest. Santarém is home to a calm river beach and a number of cultural landmarks including a history museum of the local area and a bustling city market.

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Day 24
Macapa, Brazil

Macapa is situated in Brazil’s most desolate and most northerly located state of Amapa – which sits just north of the mouth of the Amazon River. This unique city offers a sense of peace and quiet, and there are many beaches upon which you take full advantage of this atmosphere. The equator passes directly through the city and this is marked by the towering Marco Zero monument, which also houses a small museum.

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Day 25
Buzios, Brazil

Often shortened from Armação dos Búzios, the coastal city of Buzios, in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, is a beach-lover’s paradise. There are more than 20 beaches situated throughout the city, many of which are popular with water sports enthusiasts. This region was popularised by the famous French actress, Brigette Bardot, who visited during the 1960’s.

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Day 26
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Although Rio de Janeiro may not hold the status as the Brazilian capital, it is both naturally and culturally significant. Surrounded by the forests of the Tijuca, this tranquil paradise is home to some of the finest beaches in the world including the Copacabana and the Ipanema – both of which offer a relaxing tropical atmosphere. Everywhere you go in Rio de Janeiro, you will be able to see the towering statue of Christ the Redeemer – one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World. This almighty statue was completed in 1931 and a journey to the top of the Corcovado Mountain will enable you to see this landmark up close, while also providing a spectacular view over the city.

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Day 31
Buenos Aires, Argentina

The vibrant, Argentinian city of Buenos Aires lays just a stone’s throw from the mighty Amazon River and is the perfect place to stop on a cruise south to experience the untouched, diverse wildlife of Antarctica. The city itself is built along the coast of the Rio de la Plata, the world’s widest river, and so boasts a vast population of loggerhead sea turtle, green sea turtle, leatherback sea turtle, the rare La Plata dolphin, and many species of fish.

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Day 33
Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo is the capital of Uruguay and is situated on the east bank of the Rio de la Plata. The city itself is rather compact, which means most of the sights are easily accessible and it is possible to visit a few of them during your time here. Museums, cathedrals, monuments and parks collectively paint a picture of the culture of Montevideo, while the Ciudad Vieja (Old Town) provides an historical insight – with many ornate palaces and religious buildings.

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Day 34
Buenos Aires, Argentina

The vibrant, Argentinian city of Buenos Aires lays just a stone’s throw from the mighty Amazon River and is the perfect place to stop on a cruise south to experience the untouched, diverse wildlife of Antarctica. The city itself is built along the coast of the Rio de la Plata, the world’s widest river, and so boasts a vast population of loggerhead sea turtle, green sea turtle, leatherback sea turtle, the rare La Plata dolphin, and many species of fish.

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Day 35
Puerto Madryn, Argentina

The city of Puerto Madryn is located in Argentine Patagonia, and is an important centre for tourists visiting the natural attractions of the Peninsula Valdés. During the summer months the waters surrounding the city come alive with migrating whales, and can be viewed along the beaches and piers.

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Day 37
Strait of Magellan, Chile

The Strait of Magellan is a navigable sea route in South America and is the most important passage between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The strait lies completely within Chilean waters, with its most major port being the capital of Punta Arenas. Although the strait follows a somewhat tortuous course among numerous islands and channels and has a cold, foggy climate, it was an important sailing-ship route before the building of the Panama Canal.

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Day 38
Punta Arenas, Chile

Situated in the extreme southern regions of Chile is the Chilean city of Punta Arenas – the largest settlement on the Strait of Magellan. The city is often used as a base for Antarctic expeditions, due to its close location to the northern tip of Antarctica and James Ross Island. This city itself provides many wonderful walking opportunities and is also home to the world’s southernmost brewery, while a short journey outside of the city will provide plenty of penguin viewing opportunities at the “Seno Otway”.

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Day 39
Cape Horn, Chile

Named after the Dutch city of Hoorn, Cape Horn represents the southernmost point of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in southern Chile. This area has been renowned for being one of the hazardous areas in the world for sailors and was, historically, the only way in which to complete a circumnavigation sailing. The Panama Canal is more commonly used as a passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans in the 21st century, but Cape Horn maintains its historical and geographical value. The opening of the Panama Canal rendered this route obsolete, but it is still a popular recreational route and is a main stay for Chilean Fjord and Antarctic cruises. 

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Day 40
Punta Arenas, Chile

Situated in the extreme southern regions of Chile is the Chilean city of Punta Arenas – the largest settlement on the Strait of Magellan. The city is often used as a base for Antarctic expeditions, due to its close location to the northern tip of Antarctica and James Ross Island. This city itself provides many wonderful walking opportunities and is also home to the world’s southernmost brewery, while a short journey outside of the city will provide plenty of penguin viewing opportunities at the “Seno Otway”.

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Day 42
PIO X Glacier, Chile

PIO X Glacier, also known as the Brüggen Glacier, is located in southern Chile and is the largest outflow from the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. Unlike most glaciers, the PIO X has advanced significantly throughout the years, and now at 41 miles long it is the longest glacier outside the Antarctic. The PIO X Glacier offers a unique view of the landscape, whether you chose to see it from a boat or standing on it. 

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Day 43
Valparaiso, Chile

The Chilean city of Valparaiso is situated on the Pacific Coast of Central Chile and is renowned for its array of brightly-coloured houses and wonderful sea views. This 19th century colonial city has gained UNESCO World Heritage status for its wonderful collection of buildings, plazas and ascensores (inclines) – which will take you to the higher parts of the city. A variety of seabirds including the stunning Inca tern and humboldt penguins can be seen in the surrounding coastal areas.

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Day 44
Puerto Montt, Chile

The port city of Puerto Montt is situated in southern Chile and offers a unique blend of German and Chilean cultures. It offers fantastic views of the surrounding ocean and the surrounding peaks of the Andes. One of the best places to admire these views is from the city’s beach – which offers fantastic views, of the ominous volcanoes, celestial glacial lakes and mountainous national parks. Puerto Montt offers several opportunists for active pursuits including hiking the Osorno Volcano, whitewater rafting, waterskiing on Lake Llanquihue and kayaking.

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Day 46
Valparaiso, Chile

The Chilean city of Valparaiso is situated on the Pacific Coast of Central Chile and is renowned for its array of brightly-coloured houses and wonderful sea views. This 19th century colonial city has gained UNESCO World Heritage status for its wonderful collection of buildings, plazas and ascensores (inclines) – which will take you to the higher parts of the city. A variety of seabirds including the stunning Inca tern and humboldt penguins can be seen in the surrounding coastal areas.