11 January | Sydney, Australia
Step onboard Sea Princess® and farewell Sydney as you prepare to be mesmerised by South America and beyond.
15 January | Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland’s harbour is surrounded by more than 48 extinct volcanoes, including One Tree Hill, once home to Maori earthworks. For 360-degree city views, take the transparent elevator to the glass-floored observation deck of the Sky Tower.
18 January | Nuku’alofa, Tonga
Nuku’alofa is the capital of Polynesia’s last monarchy. Never colonised by the West, Tonga remains one of the last expressions of pure Polynesian culture and is home to some of the most important archaeological sites in the Pacific.
18 January | Pago Pago, American Samoa
Cross the International Date Line before arriving in American Samoa’s capital, where Mt. Pioa, or ‘The Rainmaker’, is never far from view. For a traditional island welcome, an ava ceremony is the perfect introduction.
22 January | Tahiti (Papeete), French Polynesia
This picture-perfect island is a charming blend of Polynesian “joie de vivre” and Gallic sophistication, and with a prolonged stay in this traveller’s paradise, you’ll have plenty of time to take in a glorious Tahitian sunset
26 January | Pitcairn Island, British Overseas Territory
(scenic cruising) As you cruise past one of the most remote places on earth, a port lecturer will point out this mysterious island’s significant sites, including the legendary HMS Bounty shipwreck which can still be spotted in the waters
off Bounty Bay.
29 January | Easter Island, Chile
Sea Princess® anchors off this small but extraordinary island, offering an opportunity to discover the giant stone monoliths that have made it famous. Join our shore excursion and visit the island’s oldest Moai complex, where the massive statues reside.
3 February | Santiago (Valparaiso), Chile
From Chile’s oldest city, explore Santiago’s peaks with a funicular ride to its second highest point, Cerro San Cristóbal, where the glorious 22-metre Virgin Mary statue overlooks the city. Don’t miss Santiago’s great museums and estaurants during your overnight stay.
5 February | Puerto Montt, Chile
Marked by the snow-capped Osorno Volcano, which gazes down on alpine valleys, Puerto Montt is your gateway to Chile’s magnificent Lake District. Here, glaciers have carved out this terrain, leaving jewel-like lakes in their wake, like the brilliant Lake Esmeralda.
7 February | Puerto Chacabuco, Chile
Puerto Chacabuco is your gateway to Chile’s wild and beautiful Aysén region. Here, the gorges and forests of Río Simpson National Preserve meet with the fjords and islands composing the coastlines of Northwest Patagonia.
8 February | Amalia Glacier, Chile (scenic cruising)
While cruising through the sparkling waters of Chile’s legendary inlets, the presence of spectacular glaciers will take your breath away. The unspoiled scenery is also filled with abundant wildlife including sea lions and Peale’s dolphins.
9 February | Punta Arenas, Chile
The world’s southernmost town lies atop rolling hills and looks out over the Strait of Magellan. Take in the surreal beauty of Torres del Paine National Park and cross the pampa (treeless grassland) to a 100-year-old cattle ranch for lunch.
10 February | Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego), Argentina
This former penal colony is the jumping off point for the Beagle Channel’s ice-scapes. Take the Southern Fuegian Railway (or End of the World Train) to Tierra del Fuego National Park and soak up its wondrous waterfalls, forests and mountains.
11 February | Cape Horn, Chile (scenic cruising)
Before the Panama Canal was completed, this was a significant trade route. As you sail around Cape Horn, you’ll enjoy the same views as the earliest explorers discovered centuries ago, including unusual rock formations and granite cliffs.
12 February | Stanley, Falkland Islands
On the tiny inlet of Bluff Cove, you can get up close to playful Gentoo penguins. The Falkland Islands also enjoy some of the world’s largest rockhopper penguin colonies, which you can watch as they head out to sea.
14 February | Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Let your taste buds carry you away to the old Welsh town of Gaiman, where traditional tea houses scatter the quaint landscape. Or head to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Peninsula Valdes, a protected reserve for seals, whales
16 February | Montevideo, Uruguay
Wander Montevideo’s charming streets and uncover its 19th-century Beaux Arts architecture. Or join a shore excursion to a traditional ranch or estancia, and be greeted by the delicious smells of an open-flame barbecue known as an asado.
17 - 18 February | Buenos Aires, Argentina
A two-night experience is perfect for this city, which truly comes alive after dark. During the day, you can explore the historic La Boca neighbourhood, characterised by brightly-coloured houses, a vibrant street art scene and
21 - 22 February | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The locals will delight in telling you ‘there’s no place like Rio’. And with an overnight stay here, you’ll certainly discover why. From Copacabana’s sweeping promenade to the immense Christ the Redeemer, experience the city’s never-ending rhythm of life.
24 February | Salvador, Brazil
The capital of Brazil’s Bahia State boasts pristine beaches and lush tropical vegetation. The city is also home to Latin America’s densest concentration of Baroque architecture. Little wonder this former Brazilian capital is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
26 February | Fortaleza, Brazil
The oldest part of one of Brazil’s biggest cities is Centro and it’s where you’ll find the imposing Fortaleza Cathedral. Sample Brazil’s favourite sugarcane liquor at the Cachaça Museum or horseride along stunning
3 March | Bridgetown, Barbados
Barbados exudes a charm all its own. From its celebrated blend of English tradition and African heritage, to the soft pastels of old chattel houses and a glistening, azure sea where you can snorkel with dainty seahorses.
5 March | Curaçao (Willemstad), Netherlands Antilles
Beneath sunny skies cooled by the trade winds, Curaçao reveals a stark and volcanic landscape. In contrast, its charming capital Willemstad - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - offers traditional Dutch architecture infused with the colour of the Caribbean.
7 March | Cartagena, Colombia
One of South America’s best-kept secrets is out. From the influence of the Spanish Empire on every colourful corner to the well-preserved Old City, made up of 12 square blocks of boutiques and restaurants, Cartegna is a must-visit destination.
8 March | Panama Canal Transit
A dream more than 400 years in the making, the Panama Canal opened in 1914 and changed the world forever. As your ship passes through the world’s greatest shortcut, expert narration will enlighten you and Panamanian cuisine will delight your tastebuds.
10 March | Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Puntarenas is your gateway to Costa Rica’s wonders - and to its capital city of San Jose. Enjoy an exploration of it’s lush tropical rainforests or spot the exotic Scarlet Macaw.
12 March | Quito (Manta), Ecuador
Quito is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of South America’s best preserved cities. Send a postcard from the middle of the earth at the Equatorial Museum or visit Montecristi, birthplace of the Panama hat.
14 - 15 March | Lima (Callao), Peru
Walk among the remnants of the Inca Empire at Pachacamac Ruins or watch the famous Peruvian prancing horses.
25 March | Tahiti (Papeete), French Polynesia
Return to paradise and pick up where you left off. Take a dip in aquamarine lagoons lined by white sand, explore lush rainforest and rugged mountains or venture to Faarumai Waterfalls, one of Tahiti’s most photographed cascades.
1 April | Auckland, New Zealand
Straddling a narrow isthmus created by 60 volcanoes, New Zealand’s former capital boasts scenic beauty, history and a cosmopolitan collection of shops, restaurants and galleries. Rangitoto, its largest and youngest volcano, sits in majestic splendour just offshore.
2 April | Bay of Islands, New Zealand
The Bay of Islands offers more than broad vistas of sea and sky, more than beaches, boating, and fabulous water sports. Rich in legend and mystery, the Bay of Islands has age-old ties to the Maori and to whalers, missionaries and New Zealand’s early settlers.
5 April | Sydney, Australia
Arrive into Sydney at the end of your remarkable journey