I just noticed that the Splendor is offering 3 sailings to South America in 2008. One is an 18 day and there is a 17 and I believe a 14 day. How exciting this would be. Is anyone planning on trying one of these? I don't see how I can get 3 weeks off work, but I'd sure love to go!
I have also booked myself on the Splendor for 02/17/2009, and absolutely cannot wait!. Am looking forward to meeting new people and making new friends. We have a year and a half to get this thread rockin' & rollin'.
Way to go! Please keep us posted as you gather info on this great cruise. Why did you choose the 14 day cruise over the other 2 offered? I'd have a hard time picking which one to go one as all of the ports would be new to me. I haven't totally ruled it out, just not sure how to get the time off!
I picked the 14 day because of work...doing the longer, even by a few days makes it difficult to get the time off considering I still have to tack a day or two on each end of the cruise off as well.
i picked this cruise because it's the most special. The other 2 are longer and cheaper, but I've been to the caribiean and to the mexican riviera, so these are all port that I haven't been. I will fly into Rio Brazil and than explore the city for a few day's than fly to the waterfalls. The biggest in the world! over 275 falls sorry I forgot the name, then fly to Buenos aires and go onboard.
I also think the itinerary is unique as opposed to the others that start either in the caribbean or the Mexican Riviera, Somehow, going around Cape Horn and transversing Beagle Channel sound pretty awesome.
I too checked out the airfare...OUCH! I am still considering the the 14 day around the horn cruise. I looked at the temps att he ports and it gets a bit chilly around the horn! High's in the 50's.. Still beats the Alaska Feb temps.
Yes I have seen the temperatures too. But it's Summer in this part of the World and the best time to travel there. It's only arround the Cape Horn, for the other ports the temp. are high and is it nice and warm.