Route: 58 days round trip Fort Lauderdale including 21 ports of call, passage through the Panama Canal, rounding Cape Horn, and scenic cruising around Devil’s Island. Total trip 17,591 nautical miles.
1. General Comments: We are regular cruisers, and our focus of this cruise was to get an overview of the South American continent. This cruise showed us that further visits are needed. Five ports required tendering, of which two (Easter Island and Falkland Islands) were rather rough. All the other stops were in ports that had varying degrees of support for cruise ships. We were a full ship; due to the length of the entire cruise, most passengers were of older age. Besides the complete cruise, it was also divided into three legs: Fort Lauderdale to Santiago; Santiago to Buenos Aires; and Buenos Aires to Fort Lauderdale. I guess we changed around 500 passengers on the second and third legs.
We had a suite on the 10th deck that made for a comfortable two-month cruise.