Circle South America
The all-balcony, all-suite Seven Seas Mariner explores many of the continent’s most popular ports-of-call with the Circle South America 72-night voyage, roundtrip from Miami departing Jan 7, 2013. Exclusive amenities include free First Class round-trip air, special pre-cruise overnight and gala dinner in Miami, exclusive shoreside events, free private transfers to and from the port of Miami, free roundtrip luggage delivery service, internet access, visas and bonus savings of up to $27,000 per suite when booked by June 30, 2012.
Four shorter South America voyages ranging from 12- to 24-nights focus on the Panama Canal, Chilean fjords, Brazil, Argentina and the Amazon include:
· Peruvian Promenade, departing Jan 7, is a 14-night voyage from Miami to Lima, with visits in Curacao, Aruba, an overnight stay in Cartagena, Columbia before transiting the famed Panama Canal en route to Ecuador, and includes as many as 39 complimentary shore excursions. Three-day post cruise land programs to Machu Picchu are also available;The suites on the award-winning, 700-guest Seven Seas Mariner are among the most spacious and luxurious at sea ranging in size from 301 to 2,002 square feet.
· Chilean Fjord Rhapsody begins its voyage in Lima on Jan 21 with visits to magnificent Laguna San Rafael, Chile; Punta Arenas, Chile and Ushuaia, Argentina, two of the most southern cities in the world. The journey continues around Cape Horn before heading to the Falkland Islands; Puerto Madryn in Argentina, home of the largest Magellanic Penguins colony in the world; before reaching the old world charm of Montevideo, Uruguay, and ending with an overnight stay in Buenos Aires. Guests will enjoy a choice of up to 43 free shore excursions on this 24-night sailing;
· Sophisticated South America departs from Buenos Aires on Feb 14 for a 12-night journey ending with an overnight in Rio de Janeiro. As many as 20 complimentary shore excursions provide exploration in ports such as Montevideo and Punta Del Este in Uruguay; and Rio Grande, Porto Belo, and Santos in Brazil;
· Spirit of Brazil departs from Rio de Janeiro on Feb 26 for a 7-night journey along the Amazon River with an overnight stay in the astonishing city of Manaus, Brazil, which has been carved out of jungle. Exotic ports-of-call including eight different stops in Brazil, French Guiana, Barbados, St. Barts and Puerto Rico are explored with up to 43 complimentary shore excursions.
Seven Seas Mariner also cruises the Amazon this winter with a 22-night The Ultimate Amazon sailing from Rio de Janeiro to Miami departing Dec 16. Offering up to 43 free shore excursions, guests will have ample opportunity to explore eight different ports in Brazil, French Guiana, Barbados, St. Barts and Puerto Rico. Guests who book by June 30, 2012 can receive additional bonus savings up to $10,000 per suite.
Journey through the Amazon
The intimate 490 guest, all-suite Seven Seas Navigator, which received a multi-million dollar refurbishment in May 2012, sets sails for the Amazon on Nov 25, 2012, roundtrip from Miami. The 23-night Amazon Adventure voyage visits twelve exotic ports including St. Barts, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Lucia, French Guiana, Barbados, Antigua, Puerto Rico and four calls along the Amazon River in Brazil. With as many as 50 complimentary excursions offered on this sailing, guests can explore the jungles of Manaus in Brazil, snorkel in St. Barts, or be emerged in the island culture of Tobago, among many others. Bonus savings up to $5,000 per suite are available when booked by June 30, 2012.
“From vast rainforests to long mountain ranges, South America’s ever-changing landscape will awe and inspire even the most seasoned traveler,” said Mark Conroy, the line’s president. “Whether choosing our 72-night voyage that circumvents the continent or shorter sailings that focus on specific regions, guests will appreciate the unparalleled service, spacious accommodations and all-inclusive value delivered by Regent Seven Seas.”
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