Fans of Princess will have more opportunity than ever to
experience South America in 2006 and 2007. The line will offer its
first two-ship season, with the Grand Class Golden Princess sailing
around Cape Horn, and the intimate Pacific Princess cruising the
Amazon. The two ships will sail from December 2006 to March 2007,
on itineraries that include new routes and maiden calls.
Itinerary choices will include:
A 12-day Cape Horn & Strait of Magellan voyage between
Buenos Aires, Argentina and Santiago, Chile. The voyage will call
at Montevideo (Uruguay), The Falkland Islands, Ushuaia (Argentina),
Punta Arenas and Puerto Montt (Chile). Golden Princess will offer
three Cape Horn & Strait of Magellan cruises on Feb. 12, 24 and
Mar. 8, 2007.
A 12-day Amazon River cruise will take passengers between Ft.
Lauderdale and Manaus, Brazil. The cruise will call at the
Caribbean ports of St. Lucia, Trinidad and St. Bartelemy before
reaching Brazil. The journey will include Devil's Island, off the
coast of French Guiana, as well as the Amazon River ports of
Santarem, Boca da Valeria and Manaus, where passengers will enjoy
an overnight stay. Pacific Princess will sail the Amazon River
itineraries on Jan. 20, Feb. 1, 13 and 25, 2007.
A 16-day Andes & South America journey will highlight the
wonders of Machu Picchu. The cruise from Santiago to Acapulco will
include calls at La Serena (Chile), Arica (Chile), San Martin (Peru
- for Pisco and Machu Picchu), Lima (Peru), Quito (Equador), Fuerte
Amador (for the Panama Canal), Puntarenas (Costa Rica), and
Huatulco (Mexico). Golden Princess will sail this itinerary on Mar.
A 15-day Andes/Pathway to Peru adventure between Aruba and Lima
includes a full transit of the Panama Canal, the west coast of
Central America, Ecuador and Peru. Ports of call include San Blas,
San Juan del Sur (Nicaragua), Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala), Guayquil
(Equador) and Salaverry, Peru. The latter is a new port for
Princess. It’s also the gateway to the colonial city of Trujillo
and the ruins of the ancient imperial city of Chan Chan. Pacific
Princess will sail the Andes & South America cruise on Dec. 21,
A 16-day Brazilian Adventure will provide a unique opportunity
to sail from New Orleans to Rio de Janeiro. This new itinerary
includes calls at Grand Cayman, Aruba, Isla Margarita, Trinidad,
Devil's Island, and the Brazilian ports of Fortaleza and Salvador
plus an overnight stay in Rio. Golden Princess will sail this
itinerary on Jan. 6, 2007.
A 21-day Antarctica & South America journey will travel from
Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires, visiting Puerto Madryn and the
Falkland Islands, before crossing Drake Passage to the Antarctic
Peninsula. There, several days of cruising will provide
breathtaking views of the islands, straits and channels of
Antarctica. The ship will also sail around Cape Horn and visit the
ports of Ushuaia, Punta Arenas and Montevideo. Golden Princess will
sail this itinerary on Jan. 22, 2007.
Princess will offer passengers the chance to extend their South
American adventures with escorted pre- or post-cruise land tours in
conjunction with several sailings.