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Leave Brisbane, Australia Terminal 1 at 11:15am on 1/1/14 on Virgin Australia VA7. Arrive Los Angeles International Airport terminal B at 6:30am on 1/1/14,
Depart Los Angeles LA X Terminal 5 at 9:00am on 1/1/14 on Delta Airlines DL80. Arrive Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Terminal S at 4:00pm on 1/1/14
Depart Atlanta Terminal S at 5:54pm on 1/1/14 on Delta Airlines DL2334. Arrive Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood International Airport Terminal 2 at 7:47pm on 1/1/14
Book into Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty Six Tropical Garden Pool Oasis Room from 1/1/14 to 5/1/14
Phone: +1 954 525 6666. We've hired a car to explore Miami and the Florida Keys.
Sail from Fort Lauderdale at 11 pm on MV Princendam to start our adventure. We have 3 sea days until our next stop at Puerto Limon in Costa Rica. We dock at 7am and depart at 4pm. Early next morning at 5am on Friday 10/1/14 we enter the Panama Canal at Cristobal. We cruise the Canal and exit at Balboa at 7 pm and then cruise south west crossing the Equator on 11/1/14. We are about to explore the west coast of South America.
We reach our first port of call, Manta in Ecuador on 12/1/14 at 5 am and stay until 7 pm for another sea day before docking in Peru on 14/2/14. Our first port is Salaverry (Trujillo) then on 15/1/14 we reach Callao (Lima) from 15/1/14 to 17/1/14. This is the gateway to Machu Pichu, the famous ruins. John is going on a 3 day excursion to the ruins. He is flying to Cusco, then goes by rail and bus to the ruins. Unfortunately I'm unable to go with him because of the level of fitness required. I'll be staying on the ship and perhaps exploring the port and its surrounds.

We leave Peru on 17/1/14 for another sea day before we reach Chile. We travel south through Chilean waters until 30/1/14. Our first port is Arica on 19/1/14, then Coquimbo (La Serena) on 22/1/14, Valparaiso (Santiago) on 23/1/14, Port Montt on 25/1/14, and Castro, Isla Chiloe on 26/1/14. Then we start cruising the Chilean Fjords in the far south east on 27/1/14 docking for a day at Puerto Chacabuco before cruising the Darwin Channel Chilean , Amalia Glacier, and Strait of Magellan. Our next port of call is Punta Arenas on 30/1/1 then we cruise the Cockburn Channel and Glacier Alley before reaching Argentina in the south of the continent.

Our first port in Argentina is Ushuaia on 31/1/14 and on leaving we sail south to pass around Cape Horn and Drake Passage into the Palmer Archipelago, the Danco Coast, the Antarctic Sound with 2 further sea days arriving at Puerto Madryn on 7/1/14. Our next port is Montevideo in Uruguay on 9/1/14 before going back into Argentina where we dock at Buenos Aires. We are now travelling north up the East coast.

We have a 2 day stay in Buenos Aires from 11/1/14 and 2 days in Rio de Janeiro from 14/1/14 with a chance to explore both cities. In Buenos Aires, John has another trip into the interior visiting the Iguazu Falls. Again he is doing this alone because of the fitness required but he's going to be my ears and eyes again! I'll be staying on the ship but intend doing some exploring in the city. We are in Brazil until 4/3/14 and another highlight of our trip when we sail into the Amazon. After Rio, we visit Armacao dos Buzios on 16/2/14, Salvador da Bahia on 18/2/14, Recife on 20/2/14, Fortaleza on 22/2/14, and Belem on 24/2/14.

We cross the Equator again on 25/2/14 before we start cruising the Amazon River. We spend six days cruising the Amazon with visits to Santarem on 27/2/14, Boca de Valeria on 28/2/14, Manaus for 2 days from 1/3/14 and Parintins on 3/3/14. We leave the Amazon on 4/2/14 and reach Devil's Island in French Guiana on 6/2/14.

We reach the Caribbean on 9/3/14 docking at Bridgetown in Barbados on 8/3/14, Willemstad (Curaçao) in the Antilles on 10/2/14 and Oranjestad in Aruba on 11/2/14. We finish our great adventure back in Fort Lauderdale on 14 March. We fly back to Brisbane via Atlanta and Los Angeles and finally get home on 16/3/14.
Jan 1, 2014 - Depart Brisbane Terminal 1 on Virgin Australia VA7 at 11:15am. Arrive Los Angeles LAX Terminal B at 6:30am.
Jan 1, 2014 - Depart LAX Terminal 5 on Delta Airlines DL80 at 9:00am and arrive Hartsfield Jackson International Airport Terminal S at 4:00pm then depart Atlanta Terminal S at 5:54pm on Delta Airlines DL 2227.
Jan 1, 2014 - Arrive Port Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport Terminal 2 at 7:47pm. Stay in Port Lauderdale, Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-six Hotel. Stay for 4 nights.
Jan 5, 2014 - Depart Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US on Holland America Cruise
Jan 6, 2014 - Sea Day
Jan 7, 2014 - Sea Day
Jan 8, 2014 - Sea Day
Jan 9, 2014 - Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
Jan 10, 2014 - Cristobal - enter Panama Canal
Jan 10, 2014 - Balboa - exit Panama Canal
Jan 11, 2014 - Cross the Equator
Jan 12, 2014 - Manta, Ecuador
Jan 13, 2014 - Sea Day
Jan 14, 2014 - Calleo, Peru. Stay until 5 pm on 17/1/14. John goes on trip to Machu Picchu. Liz remains on ship.
Jan 14, 2014 - Salaverry (Trujillo), Peru
Jan 18, 2014 - Sea day
Jan 19, 2014 - Arica, Chile
Jan 20, 2014 - Sea day
Jan 21, 2014 - Sea day
Jan 22, 2014 - Coquimbo (La Serena), Chile
Jan 23, 2014 - Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile
Jan 24, 2014 - Sea day
Jan 25, 2014 - Puerto Montt, Chile
Jan 26, 2014 - Castro, Isla Chiloe, Chile
Jan 27, 2014 - Puerto Chacabuco, Cike
Jan 27, 2014 - Chilean Fjords
Jan 28, 2014 - Darwin Channel Chilean Fjords
Jan 29, 2014 - Amalia Glacier
Jan 30, 2014 - Cockburn Channel
Jan 30, 2014 - Punta Arenas, Chile
Jan 30, 2014 - Strait of Magellan
Jan 31, 2014 - Ushuaia, Argentina
Jan 31, 2014 - Scenic cruising Glacier Alley
Feb 1, 2014 - Cape Horn and Drake Passage
Feb 2, 2014 - The Palmer Archipelago
Feb 3, 2014 - The Danco Coast
Feb 4, 2014 - The Antarctic Sound
Feb 5, 2014 - Sea Day
Feb 6, 2014 - Sea day
Feb 7, 2014 - Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Feb 8, 2014 - Sea day
Feb 9, 2014 - Montevideo, Uruguay
Feb 10, 2014 - Buenos Aires, Argentina. Stay until 12 noon on 11/2/14. John goes on trip to Iguazu Falls. Liz stays with ship.
Feb 12, 2014 - Sea Day
Feb 13, 2014 - Sea day
Feb 14, 2014 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Stay until 6pm 15/2/14
Feb 16, 2014 - Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil
Feb 17, 2014 - Sea day
Feb 18, 2014 - Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
Feb 19, 2014 - Sea day
Feb 20, 2014 - Recife, Brazil
Feb 21, 2014 - Sea day
Feb 22, 2014 - Fortaleza, Brazil
Feb 23, 2014 - Sea Day
Feb 24, 2014 - Belem, Brazil
Feb 25, 2014 - Crossing the Equator
Feb 26, 2014 - Cruising the Amazon River
Feb 27, 2014 - Santarem, Brazil
Feb 28, 2014 - Boca da Valeria, Brazil
Mar 1, 2014 - Manaus, Brazil. Stay until 6 pm on 2/3/14
Mar 3, 2014 - Parintins, Brazil
Mar 4, 2014 - Cruising the Amazon River
Mar 5, 2014 - Sea day
Mar 6, 2014 - Devil's Island, French Guiana
Mar 7, 2014 - Sea day
Mar 8, 2014 - Bridgetown, Barbados
Mar 9, 2014 - Sea day
Mar 10, 2014 - Willemstad (Curaçao), Antilles
Mar 11, 2014 - Oranjestad, Aruba
Mar 12, 2014 - Sea day
Mar 13, 2014 - Sea Day
Mar 14, 2014 - Arrive Fort Lauderdale at 7am. Depart Hollywood International Airport Terminal 2 on Delta Airlines DL1827 at 1:45pm. Arrive Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Terminal S at 3:45pm and depart on Delta Airlines DL2055 at 5:30am and arrive LAX Terminal 5 at 7:15pm. Then depart LAX Terminal 3 on Virgin...  (more...)
Mar 16, 2014 - Arrive back in Brisbane Terminal 1 at 6:25am
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