Adventurers will have a rare opportunity to circumnavigate the
South American continent on Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas,
the line’s first Voyager-class ship to chart a course around Cape
Starting in Jan. 2009, Mariner will take guests on one of three
cruises, calling at destinations in South America. Or, guests can
opt for a combined 46-night cruise for an extended South America
“Mariner will offer a remarkable experience for vacationers as
they visit the must-see destinations of South America and enjoy the
exceptional onboard amenities and service only found on a Royal
Caribbean ship,” said Alice Norsworthy, senior vice president,
marketing, Royal Caribbean International.
Mariner will begin the southerly ocean-crossover on Jan. 4,
2009, from Port Canaveral on a 15-night voyage to Rio De Janeiro,
Brazil. Guests will call at St. Maarten, St.Kitts, Barbados and
Salvador De Bahia, Brazil, as well as CocoCay Royal Caribbean’s
private island destination in the Bahamas. The sailing will
conclude with an overnight stay in Rio.
Mariner will continue with a 15-night sailing on Jan. 19 to
round the southern tip of South America departing from Rio to
Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile, and including calls at Montevideo,
Uruguay, and Ushuaia, Argentina the southernmost city in the world.
Guests also will cruise along the majestic Chilean fjordlands and
experience overnight stays in Buenos Aires and Valparaiso.
The journey will conclude with a 16-night sailing from
Valparaiso (Santiago) on Feb. 3. Guests will enjoy calls at Arica,
Chile; Lima (Callao), Peru; Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica; and
Acapulco and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, arriving in her new homeport
of Los Angeles on Feb. 19.
Guests booking the 46-night voyage by Dec. 15, 2007, receive a
50 percent reduced deposit and a $500 onboard credit.
Guests on Mariner of the Seas can enjoy a treatment in the
Mariner Day Spa or relax in one of the many pools and heated
whirlpools by day, and take in non-stop entertainment, from
Broadway-style productions in the Savoy Theater to gaming in Casino
Royale, by night. They also can choose from more than 15 bars and
lounges and seven restaurants, including Johnny Rockets and Royal
Caribbean’s signature specialty restaurants; Chops Grille
Steakhouse and Portofino Italian Ristorante.