Antarctica & Chilean Fjords Cruise 2018

27
Nights
2018
Jan 27
From
$11,925
Holland America
MS Zaandam
Including flights, accommodation,
sightseeing, tours, meals, entertainment
Definite
Departure

You are invited on board the stately MS Zaandam to cruise the spectacular southern South American coastline.

Visiting Santiago, Puerto Montt, Castro Isla Chiloe, Punta Arenas, Chile; Ushuaia, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Stanley, Falkland Islands; Montevideo, Uruguay.

Tour highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of the city of Santiago
  • Cruise the Reloncavi Sound - an ideal place to catch a glimpse of three of the volcanoes, Mt Osorno, Mt Calbuco and in the distance, Mt Puntiagudo
  • Castro, Isla Chiloe, Chile - UNESCO World Heritage status island
  • Cruising through the Chilean Fjords - some of the most magnificent fjords in the world
  • Cruise past some of the most spectacular glaciers in the world, including the Amalia Glacier
  • Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park, this majestic waterway is surrounded by other-worldly beauty
  • Sail through the Straits of Magellan
  • Enjoy the spectacular scenery as we cruise through the Palmer Archipelago, also known as Antarctic Archipelago
  • View the spectacular Antarctic scenery of icebergs and ice covered scenery
  • Sightseeing tour of Stanley, Falkland Islands
  • Tour of Buenos Aires
  • An authentic Argentinean BBQ
  • Luxury Cruising onboard MS Zandaam
Antarctica and Chilean Fjords Cruise Map

Includes

  • Economy-class return air travel from Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane to Santiago
  • Economy-class air travel from Buenos Aires to Australia
  • Travel on Holland America line MS Zaandam in the selected cabin category
  • All meals, entertainment and gratuities on the Holland America line MS Zaandam
  • 1 night’s accommodation in Santiago including breakfast
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Buenos Aires including breakfasts
  • Sightseeing with admissions and meals as shown in the itinerary
  • The services of a private, English-speaking guide and private coaches
  • in Buenos Aires, Valparaiso and Santiago
  • All port taxes, air taxes, fees and current fuel supplements
  • Transfers to and from Holland America line MS Zaandam

Don't worry about coming alone

About a third of people on the cruise travel alone. We will match people in twin-share cabins when available, saving you the single supplement. You won't be left alone; the Travelrite tour manager will be looking after you. There will be group activities almost every day.

Optional pre-cruise tour

Machu Picchu

Cusco and Machu Picchu Lost City of the Incas

22 – 27 January, 2018

Peru has a history that traces back to a time before the Egyptians were building pyramids at Giza, and Machu Picchu is one of the most visited attractions in South America. Situated between the crest of two mountains along the Peruvian Andes at more than 2,400 metres above sea level, the almost intact remains of an ancient culture consisting of alcoves, terraces, plazas, and temples make this ancient city the premiere archaeological site of South America. Marvel at the Lost City of the Incas, the Sacsaywaman fortress, the Temple of the Sun, & the Temple of Wiracocha. A visit to Macho Picchu is not complete without also visiting Cusco, the oldest continuously inhabited city in South America and often referred to as “The Archaeological Capital of America”. The ruins of the old Inca city became the foundation for the Spanish architecture that exists today. Walking through the narrow streets you can’t help but feel the history that surrounds you.

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Optional Post-cruise tour

Iguazu Falls & Rio de Janeiro

Iguazu Falls & Rio de Janeiro

21 – 28 February, 2018

Taller than Niagara Falls, twice as wide with 275 cascades spread in a horseshoe shape over nearly two miles of the Iguazu River, the rate of flow of water going over the Iguazu Falls may reach 12,750 cubic metres per second. These matter of fact details do nothing to describe the awe inspiring grandeur of the falls, the tremendous amount of water thundering down 82 metres, the tropical location and the sheer beauty of the Iguazu Falls. Take a helicopter ride out over the falls from Foz do Iguaçu or a boat rides out to the falls. See the spectacular Devil’s Throat, garganta del diablo, where fourteen falls drop 107 metres with such force that there is always a 30 metres cloud of spray overhead. For a close up view, walk through the subtropical forest of National Iguaçu Park to the base of Salto Floriano and take the elevator to the top of the falls.

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MS Zaandam Deck plans

MS ZAANDAM

Designed to carry fewer guests while providing more space for maximum comfort, MS Zaandam is a prize in the mid-size ship category. Offering spacious public areas and plush accommodations, many staterooms have private verandahs.

The musically themed Zaandam offers a unique shipboard atmosphere. Inspired by the world’s great music, artefacts and memorabilia from a variety of musical genres decorate the ship. You’ll find musical instruments such as Bill Clinton’s saxophone and signed guitars from Queen, Iggy Pop, Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones used as art objects throughout the ship.

At the heart of Zaandam, in a soaring three-story atrium a Baroque-style Dutch pipe organ, inspired by the traditional barrel organs still found on the streets of The Netherlands.

A voyage on the MS Zaandam is a unique experience to be savoured and remembered.

CLOTHING ON BOARD MS ZAANDAM

During the day casual clothing is typical, although shorts and swimwear are not permitted in the formal restaurants. Nights at sea are classified as formal for dress purposes and nights in port are classified as informal. During the evening on formal nights, a dinner suit or dark suit for gentlemen and eveningwear for ladies is required in the main restaurants. On informal nights, a jacket and tie is required for gentlemen and equivalent for ladies. Casual nights require a collared shirt for gentlemen. The self-service restaurants are casual.

DAY 1
Saturday 27 January, 2018

Santiago, Chile

Today we board our flight to Santiago, Chile. As we cross the International Date-Line we will arrive in Santiago on the day that we depart. After clearing Customs we will be transferred to our hotel where we will have free time to relax.

DAY 2
Sunday 28 January, 2018

Valparaiso, Chile

This morning we will have a sightseeing tour of the city of Santiago and see the Civic Centre, La Moneda Presidential Palace, the Plaza de Armas which is the main square of the city. We then head towards the Bellavista district, an area that is home to many of Santiago’s artisans, and is lined with galleries, as well as open-air cafes and restaurants. We will go to San Cristobal Hill, the tallest peak rising 880 metres above sea level, for a panoramic view of the city. This afternoon we are transferred to the port to board the MS Zaandam.

DAY 3
Monday 29 January, 2018

At Sea

Today we have a day at sea to enjoy the facilities of the ship. This evening join us for welcome drinks to celebrate the begining of this incredible cruise holiday.

DAY 4
Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Puerto Montt, Chile

This morning wake as we cruise the Reloncavi Sound, a body of water located immediately south of Puerto Montt, Chile. It is the place where the Intermediate Depression falls into the Pacific Ocean and is an ideal place to catch a glimpse of three of the volcanoes, Mt Osorno, Mt Calbuco and in the distance, Mt Puntiagudo. We then arrive into the port of Puerto Montt, in the heart of the Chilean Lakes District. We have an included sightseeing tour of the Chilean Lakes District one of the last truly unspoiled regions on earth. We return to the ship in the mid to late afternoon.

DAY 5
Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Castro, Isla Chiloe, Chile

Today we arrive at Catro on the Isla Chiloe. Although it’s only a 30-minute ferry crossing away from mainland Chile across the Chacao Channel, verdant Isla Chiloe – the largest in the Chiloe archipelago – is another world. On our sightseeing tour we will visit some of the 16 wooden churches clustered around Castro on the island’s east coast which have UNESCO World Heritage status. We will see the traditional palafitos (houses on stilts) which dot its shores. We also visit the Chiloe National Park which is a spectacular natural biosphere and shelters foxes, sea lions and otters

DAY 6
Thursday 1 February, 2018

Puerto Chacabuco, Chile

Situated along the wild-west fjord land coast of Chile, 250 miles south of Puerto Montt, it is here that the northern Patagonian ice sheets fall into the sea in neon blue splendour. One of the last frontiers, there are few such remote, unspoiled and underdeveloped places left on earth as Puerto Chacabuco. On our tour today we travel to the Rio Simpson National Reserve, 37 kms west of Coyhaique, which provides an opportunity to enjoy cascading waterfalls, canyon rivers, valleys, beaches and forests.

DAY 7
Friday 2 February, 2018

Chilean Fjords

Today we continue cruising through the Chilean Fjords stretching from the Strait of Magellan to Puerto Montt in Chile. These are some of the most magnificent fjords in the world. As your eyes work their way up the jagged walls of mammoth glaciers, you may be rewarded with an Andean condor sighting. On the ocean’s surface, the Magellan penguins always put on a good show.

DAY 8
Saturday 3 February, 2018

Amalia Glacier & Canal Samiento

Over the next few days we will cruise past some of the most spectacular glaciers in the world, including the Amalia Glacier, one of the highlights of the cruise. Located in the central part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Fields, the Amalia Glacier descends from the Andes Mountains and sits towering above the sea. Because of the glacier’s immense weight, the oxygen has been pressed out of the ice, giving it an amazingly beautiful crystalline appearance. The Amalia Glacier is one of three spectacular glaciers that are truly one-in-a-lifetime sights to behold. Cruising through Tierra del Fuego and the snow-capped peaks, we see the ethereal blue glaciers of Canal Sarmiento. Cutting through Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park, this majestic waterway is surrounded by other-worldly beauty.

DAY 9
Sunday 4 February, 2018

Punto Arenas, Chile

Today we sail through the Straits of Magellan. This 580 km strait is named for the ambitious Portuguese explorer, Ferdinand Magellan, who sought a way to circumnavigate the globe. We will retrace his route as we make the only available crossing between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, with the exception of the Panama Canal. Early in the morning we arrive at Punta Arenas, the most southerly city in Chile. The city is surrounded by two million sheep in the wilds of Patagonia. On our sightseeing tour today to explore the town lined by the impressive townhouses of the sheep barons we will visit the tree-lined Plaza de Armas Square and the top of La Cruz Hill and see the start of the Antarctic in the far distance.

DAY 10
Monday 5 February, 2018

Ushuaia, Argentina

The day starts with us cruising through the Cockburn Channel, a strait in the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago on the extreme southern tip of South America, partly in Chile and partly in Argentina. We then enter The Beagle Channel, about 240 kilometres long and about 5 kilometres wide at its narrowest point. It extends from Nueva Island in the east to Darwin Sound and Cook Bay in the west. Glacier Alley is embedded in the Darwin Range on the north-west arm of the Beagle Channel. From a lookout at Pia Glacier, we have a spectacular view of the entire glacier tongue, stretching from high in the mountains all the way to the sea. Listen to the thunderous noises caused by the large masses of ice cracking and dropping into the bay. We will also sail past glaciers such as Italia, Holanda, Alemania, Francia and Romanche among others before arriving at Ushuaia, known as the “City on the bottom of the World”. Located on the island of Tierra del Fuego (Land of Fire) it is a spectacular region, known for its plains surrounded by snow-capped mountains. We take a sightseeing tour of the city and the surrounding Tierra del Fuego National Park to see the spectacular scenery of this island.

DAY 11
Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Cape Horn, Argentina

Today we cruise around southern South America, past the tip of the continent. Cape Horn, the southernmost tip of South America, remains a maritime legend to this day, as sailing around this remote point and then through the Drake Passage was one of the most challenging nautical routes on the planet.

DAY 12
Wednesday 7 February, 2018

At Sea

A day at sea to enjoy the facilities of the ship. This afternoon we have a game of Bingo with prizes for the winners.

DAY 13
Thursday 8 February, 2018

The Palmer Archipelago Antarctica

We arrive at the first islands in Antarctica today. Enjoy the spectacular scenery as we cruise through the Palmer Archipelago, also known as Antarctic Archipelago, a group of islands off the north-western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. It extends from Tower Island in the north to Anvers Island in the south. It is separated by the Gerlache and Bismarck Straits.

DAY 14
Friday 9 February, 2018

The Danco Coast Antarctica

A highlight of the trip: the mainland of Antarctica. View the spectacular Antarctic scenery of icebergs and ice covered scenery. The Danco Coast is that portion of the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula between Cape Sterneck and Cape Renard. This coast was explored in January and February 1898 by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition under Adrien de Gerlache, who named it for Lieutenant Emile Danco who died on the expedition

DAY 15
Saturday 10 February, 2018

Antarctic Sound

The Antarctic Sound is a body of water about 50 km long and from 11 to 19 km wide, separating the Joinville Island group from the northeast end of the Antarctic Peninsula. The sound was named by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition under Otto Nordenskiöld for the expedition ship Antarctic in 1902.

DAY 16
Sunday 11 February, 2018

At Sea

A day to further enjoy the unique sights of the Antarctic and to enjoy the facilities of the ship.

DAY 17
Monday 12 February, 2018

At Sea

A day to further enjoy the facilities of the ship. This afternoon join us for a fun game of Scattegories with prizes for the winners

DAY 18
Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Stanley, Falkland Islands

Today we arrive in Stanley, the capital of the archipelago of more than 700 islands that make up the Falkland Islands, located off the east coast of South America. This quaint seaside town is dotted with colourfully painted houses, small shops and restaurants and a truly unique scenic landscape. On our sightseeing tour we will see the traditional British charm that is preserved in this overseas territory of the United Kingdom. We will see Pioneer Row and Drury Street, home to the original British colonist’s cottages, while the Jubilee Villas built in 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee are an excellent representation of traditional British houses. We will see the Stanley House, the only brick house in town, and the Government House, the home of both the islands’ governor and beautiful flower gardens. We also see some sights from the 1982 Falklands War.

DAY 19
Wednesday 14 February, 2018

At Sea

A day at sea to enjoy the facilities of the ship.

DAY 20
Thursday 15 February, 2018

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Today we call in at the port of Puerto Madryn, in the Patagonian province of Chubut. We will visit the nearby Peninsula Valdés, a wildlife sanctuary for birds and marine species, including rheas, oystercatchers, flamingos, egrets, whales, sea elephants, sea lions and many other species of wildlife. In addition, Puerto Madryn has an interesting history. Long after Spanish explorers landed, this area was also settled by Welsh colonists who left Great Britain seeking autonomy for their culture and language. The original settlers came ashore in July 1865 and named their first settlement Port Madryn in honor of Baron Madryn of Wales.

DAY 21
Friday 16 February, 2018

At sea

Our last day at sea to enjoy the facilities of the ship.

DAY 22
Saturday 17 February, 2018

Montevideo, Uruguay

We arrive in Montevideo, capital of the small country of Uruguay, known as the “Switzerland of South America.” We have a sightseeing tour of this historic city with its blend of traditional and European architecture. We will visit the Ciudad Vieja or Old Town, which is the heart of the city and the cultural centre.

DAY 23
Sunday 18 February, 2018

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Today we arrive at our cruise destination, Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, known as the “Paris of South America”. On our tour of Buenos Aires, we drive down 9 de Julio Ave, the widest avenue in the world, past the famous Colon Opera House, the Obelisk, commemorating the first founding of the city in 1536 to get to Plaza de Mayo (May Square). We will also see the surrounding buildings; Government House, the Metropolitan Cathedral with the Mausoleum of General San Martin, Argentina’s greatest national hero and the Cabildo, the colonial town hall built in 1751. Then we head to La Boca, the typically Italian district where the first Italian immigrants settled and ‘Caminito’ street. The tour continues to the Buenos Aires port area, past San Martin Square towards the residential district of Palermo Chico and Palermo Park with its jacaranda and palo borracho trees which flower in the spring and late summer. The ride continues to Recoleta elegant district to visit the Recoleta Cemetery where we see the famous tomb of Evita (Eva Peron). We return to the ship for our last evening on board the MS Zaandam.

DAY 24
Monday 19 February, 2018

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Disembarking early this morning we visit a ranch on the Pampas to experience some of the heritage of this country and for an authentic Argentinean BBQ – a BBQ like no other in the world. We also watch a group of Gauchos (legendary Argentinean cowboys) show their prowess at throwing bolas to catch cattle, lassoing, etc. Gauchos initially roamed all of not only Argentina, but much of Brazil and Uruguay. There is an entire genre of dances, folktales, songs and words exclusive to the gaucho culture alone, and the cultural contribution of this group to Argentina is enormous. Later we arrive at our hotel and the evening is free to explore this fascinating city.

DAY 25
Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Buenos Aires, Argentina

A free day to enjoy, relax and shop in the city of Buenos Aires. This evening we have a celebratory dinner at a restaurant that includes a spectacular Tango show to celebrate our fabulous cruise to South America and Antarctica.

DAY 26
Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Buenos Aires

This morning we are transferred to the airport for our return flight to Australia.

DAY 27
Thursday 22 February, 2018

In flight

DAY 27
Friday 23 February, 2018

Australia

Having crossed the International Date Line east to west we lose one day and we arrive in Australia today and the tour package concludes

 

OPTIONAL PRE-CRUISE TOUR

Cusco and Machu Picchu Lost City of the Incas

DAY 1
Monday 22 January, 2018

Lima, Peru

This morning we board our flights to Lima, Peru. On arrival we are transferred to our hotel.

DAY 2
Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Cusco, Peru

This morning we are transferred to the airport for our flights to Cusco, Peru. On arrival into Cusco, often referred to as the ‘Archaeological Capital of the Americas’ the group will be transferred to our hotel and the rest of the day will be free to relax and acclimatize to the altitude.

DAY 3
Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Sacred Valley, Peru

Today we take a tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas outside Cusco. We visit the ancient town of Pisac and see its colourful Indian market and the great Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo, an elegant and intricate granite complex of temples, baths and impressive military installations before we return to Cusco.

DAY 4
Thursday 25 January, 2018

Cusco, Peru

Today we have a sightseeing tour of the historic city of Cusco, the ancient capital of the Incas. You will see the enormous monolith blocks of stone out of which the city has been constructed. We will visit the centre of the city, the Plaza de Armas, known in Inca times as Huancaypata, once the centre of the Empire. We see the cathedral that was built on the Palace of Inca Viracocha. We see the Santo Domingo Church that was once the Temple of the Sun, the most important and magnificent religious complex under the Incas. The walls, which mainly still exist, were covered with gold. We will also see the ancient monolithic fortress of Sacasayhuaman, where one of the last battles between the Incas and Spanish took place.

DAY 5
Friday 26 January, 2018

Machu Picchu, Peru

Today we visit the famed UNESCO World Heritage lost city of Machu Picchu. Discovered by the archeologist Hiram Bingham in 1911, this spectacular ancient city is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. You will be in the presence of one of the most powerful and mysterious places on earth. We have a guided tour of the site and see the Temple of the Three Windows, the Sacred Plaza and the Astronomical Observatory. The highlight of the trip! Later in the afternoon we return to Cusco by train.

DAY 5
Saturday 27 January, 2018

Santiago, Chile

We have a free morning before transferring to the airport for our flight to Santiago. On arrival we will be transferred to our hotel.

 

OPTIONAL POST-CRUISE TOUR

Iguazu Falls & Rio de Janeiro

DAY 1
Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Iguazu Falls

This morning we are transferred to the airport for the short flight to the Iguazu National Park, on the border of Argentina and Brazil where we will spend the next two nights exploring one of nature’s great wonders of the world. Be prepared to get wet as our guide takes us to the Argentinean side of the falls. We will probably see some of the 2,000 species of butterflies that inhabit the park as we take the new Eco electric train around the top of the falls to see the Devil’s Throat, a u-shaped cliff, 150 metres wide and 700 metres long, where the fall of water is impressive for its staggering strength and power. This afternoon we experience the Gran Aventura consisting of a fantastic open wagon trip through the jungle that finishes with an exciting boat ride up to the falls. Today will be a wonderful opportunity to view the extensive range of wild flowers, orchids and bromeliads within the park. Legend has it that a god intended to marry a beautiful aborigine called Naipu, who then fled in a canoe with her mortal lover. The angry god then sliced the river in two, creating the waterfalls and condemning the lovers to an eternal fall.

DAY 2
Thursday 22 February, 2018

Iguazu Falls

We travel by coach across the border to Brazil today. Our guide takes us on an exhilarating walking tour on the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls, where many observation decks provide breathtaking panoramic views. Our tour will conclude on a platform literally within a hands reach of the falls, whilst an adjacent elevator can take us up to a viewing tower, undoubtedly one of the greatest natural phenomena on our planet. Eleanor Roosevelt allegedly said that they make Niagara Falls look like a “leaky faucet”. The pounding of nearly 300 waterfalls with heights averaging 70 metres is deafening – remember to bring the ear-plugs! Remainder of the day is at leisure.

DAY 3
Friday 23 February, 2018

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Today we have free time to walk around the Falls area or relax in the hotel until late afternoon, when we depart Iguazu for exhilarating Rio de Janeiro, known as cidade maravilhosa or marvellous city. Before arriving at the airport we drive through the town of Iguazu to visit the point where we get a wonderful view across the Iguazu River and see three countries Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. Rio has one of the most spectacular settings of any city in the world. This tropical cocktail in paradise can leave you punch-drunk. It is a little cheeky, but according to Brazilians, God made the world in 6 days and devoted the 7th to Rio!

DAY 4
Saturday 24 February, 2018

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Today will be stunningly spectacular – definitely check your camera before you leave! Visits to the world famous Impanema and Copacabana beaches will be followed by a visit to Rio’s modern Cathedral, the 17th century Saint Benedict Monastery’s Church, Sambadrome, home to the famous carnival parade and 250 year old artistic bohemian neighbourhood of Santa Tereza. Our guide will take us on a memorable visit to the thrilling Corcovado, a mountain 710 metres above sea level, with a sheer granite face topped with the prodigious Cristo Redenator statue, rising more than 130 feet and weighing more than 635 tonnes. A rack-and-pinion train will take us to the statue which in 2007 was declared one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and will provide magnificent 360 degree views. We then take the twostage cable car, spanning 1,400 metres, to Sugar Loaf Mountain, a massive granite boulder 396 metres above the harbour for another amazing view.

DAY 5
Sunday 25 February, 2018

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Today will be a free day for some sightseeing and shopping.

DAY 6
Monday 26 February, 2018

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This morning will be free for some last minute shopping before we are transferred to the airport for our return flight to Australia.

DAY 7
Tuesday 27 February, 2018

In flight

Having crossed the International Date Line east to west we lose one day and we arrive into Australia today and the tour package concludes.

DAY 7
Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Arrive Australia

Having crossed the International Date Line east to west we lose one day and we arrive in Australia today and the tour package concludes.

Cabin Cabin Category Deck Twin Fare Single Fare
K Inside 2,6,7 $11,925 $16,860
J Inside 1,2 $12,200 $16,995
I Inside 3,6,7 $12,270 $17,110
FF Oceanview 1 $12,430 $17,685
E Oceanview 1,2,3 $12,740 $18,225
C Large Oceanview 2 $13,080 $18,820
BB Balcony 7 $18,910 $32,235
B Balcony 6,7 $19,050 $32,520
AA Balcony 6,7 $19,190 $32,800
A Balcony 6,7 $19,450 $33,250
SB Deluxe Balcony Suite 7 $27,250 $49,000
SA Deluxe Balcony Suite 7 $27,750 $49,995
Included port & handling charges $1,330 $1,330
Included on-board gratuities $379 $379
Included air taxes $570 $570

Availability

All cabins are subject to availability. Please call for fares and information on other cabin categories. A limited number of cabins are available for single occupancy. Please call for details on 1800 630 343.

INCLUDED IN CRUISE

  • Economy-class return air travel from Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane to Santiago
  • Economy-class air travel from Buenos Aires to Australia
  • Travel on Holland America line MS Zaandam in the selected cabin category
  • All meals, entertainment and gratuities on the Holland America line MS Zaandam
  • 1 night’s accommodation in Santiago including breakfast
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Buenos Aires including breakfasts
  • Sightseeing with admissions and meals as shown in the itinerary
  • The services of a private, English-speaking guide and private coaches
  • in Buenos Aires, Valparaiso and Santiago
  • All port taxes, air taxes, fees and current fuel supplements
  • Transfers to and from Holland America line MS Zaandam

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Travel insurance
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Drinks on board
  • Lunches when not on the ship
  • Additional travel arrangements not detailed in the itinerary, including sightseeing tours, while on the ship.

Cusco & Machu Picchu Pre-tour Price

Price twin-share including taxes as at 1/12/16 $ 2550
Single supplement $ 930

Included in the Cusco and Machu Picchu pre-tour price

  • 4 nights’ accommodation in Cusco and one night in Lima on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Return flights from Santiago to Cusco
  • Sightseeing as listed in the itinerary

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRE TOUR PRICE

  • Travel insurance
  • Additional travel arrangements not detailed in the itinerary will be quoted for separately
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Drinks
  • Lunches and dinners unless listed in the itinerary

Iguazu Falls & Rio de Janeiro Post-tour

Price twin-share including taxes as at 1/12/16 $ 2200
Single supplement $ 895

Included in the Iguazu Falls & Rio De Janeiro post-tour price

  • 2 nights in Iguazu Falls and 3 nights in Rio on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Flights from Buenos Airies to Igauzu and then to Rio de Janeiro
  • Sightseeing as listed in the itinerary

Not included in the post-tour price:

  • Travel insurance
  • Additional travel arrangements not detailed in the itinerary will be quoted for separately
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Drinks
  • Lunches and dinners unless listed in the itinerary

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

International touring can involve a considerable amount of walking and stair climbing in the places visited and it is important that all tour participants have a level of physical fitness that allows them to take part in this activity without the need of assistance from others.

Tour Operator

Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. MS Zaandam is operated by Holland America Line and the fly/cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the Holland America Line brochure for MS Zaandam 2018. All passengers must complete and sign a Holland America Line and Travelrite International booking form.

Deposit and Payment

A deposit of $1000 per passenger should be sent with a completed Travelrite International booking form that lists your requested cabin category. As soon as the booking is confirmed, (usually within 24 hours), a cruise confirmation advice will be posted to the client. The confirmation advice will contain all details. The passenger must also complete a Holland America on-line check-in. Final payments are due to be paid to Travelrite International 90 days prior to the commencement of the MS Zaandam fly/cruise. A 1.5% administration fee will be added to payments by Visa or Mastercard and 3 % for payment by AMEX or Diners Club cards. Pricing according to foreign exchange rates as of 1/12/16. If currencies change from that date, Travelrite reserves the right to make a currency surcharge prior to the final payment being received.

Cancellation Charges

Number of days before sailing.

Days prior to Departure Cancellation Fee
Over 120 days Loss of deposit
120 -91 days 25% of full fare
90 - 61 days 50% of full fare
60 days or less 100% of full fare
Non appearance/no written notice 100% of full fare

Refunds

The cruise is based on arrangements which do not allow for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accommodation, meals or other services not utilised after the tour has commenced.

Travel Documents

All passengers will require a valid passport. A visa will be required for Brazil. Argentina and Chile does however require a Reciprocity fee to be paid. If not an Australian passport holder check with Travelrite International for visa requirements.

Travel Insurance

Adequate travel insurance is highly recommended to cover cruise members for the consequences of unforeseen events during the cruise and for cancellation fees which could result from events such as illness, accident, death etc.

Baggage

Passengers qualify for a 20kg free baggage allowance on flights to join or return from the cruise.

Minimum Tour Numbers

The fly/cruise arrangements have been made on the basis of a minimum number of passengers travelling. In the event that less than the required number of passengers have confirmed their booking 60 days from the date of departure, Travelrite International reserves the right to cancel the tour, giving a full refund of monies paid, or offer arrangements to proceed with the tour at a modified fare.

Responsibilities

Travelrite International Pty Ltd is the tour organiser. Travelrite International Pty Ltd, its agents, officers, affiliates, and/or suppliers of services pursuant to, or in connection with these fly/cruises, shall act only as agents in making arrangements for hotels, transportation, including transportation by ship, restaurants, or any other service and do not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, death, loss, accident or delay to person or property due to an act of negligence or a default of any hotel, carrier restaurant company or person rendering any services included in fly/ cruises, or by act of God. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any damage or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labour disputes, machinery break-down, quarantine, government restraints, weather, terrorism or other causes beyond their control. No responsibility is accepted for any additional expense, omission, delays, re-routing or acts of any government authority. Baggage is at owners’ risk throughout the fly/cruise. The passage contract between the carriers concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the purchasers of this fly/cruise and/or the passengers. The right is reserved to withdraw any fly/cruise and/or make such changes in the fly/cruises as may be found desirable or necessary for the convenience of the parties and the proper carrying out of the fly/cruise. This contract shall be construed in accordance of the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia and any legal action must be undertaken in the State of Victoria. Attention is also directed to the terms and conditions of the MS Zaandam fly/cruise passage contract with Holland America Line, detailed on the back of the Holland America Line reservation form. If you do not have a copy of this form please contact Travelrite International and we will send one to you.

How to Book

Bookings can be made online or by completing a booking form and sending it with a deposit of $1000 per person to:

Postal Booking
Travelrite International Pty Ltd
423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103.

Online Booking
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Further information can be obtained by telephoning
Toll Free:1800 630 343
Telephone (03) 8803 6868
Fax (03) 9836 8068
Email balwyn@travelrite.com.au

About Travelrite International

Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is a well-established travel company which has been marketing throughout Australia for over 20 years and operating in Victoria for more than 30 years. It has two fully ATAS (No A10538) and IATA offices at Balwyn and Heathmont. As such they directly represent the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international hotel, tour and transport operators. Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents – AFTA.

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