Santiago - Buenos Aires - The Star Princess

a trip by Chris hodgson
From: February 9th 2013
Until: February 28th 2013

"Think of it as more of an expedition and less of a cruise!" These are the words of Capt. Todd McBain of the Star Princess during his opening address and his closing address.

Neither Roisin nor I are taking responsibility for choosing this voyage. We knew there would be rough seas ahead. We were visiting places we had never heard of such as Puerto Montt and Puerto Madryn so it was a bit of a gamble!!

During our research we identified the temperature would vary between 80s in Valparaiso and Buenos Aires and 5-10 degrees Fahrenheit in Ushuaia and the Falklands yet still we thought 'why not?

We wanted to do something a bit different and see places that we would unlikely see again. The trip starts in Santiago and sees us travel to Valparaiso where we caught the Star Princess and sailed down the coast of Chile call in at Puerto Montt, Punta Arenas and scenic cruising past Amalia Glacier.

We sailed through the Magellan strait to Ushuaia (Fin del Monde) and Tierra del Fuego. We sailed through the Beagle Channel and across the South Atlantic to Stanley in the Falklands. We then crossed to Puerto Madryn in Argentina before finishing our trip via Montevideo (Uruguay) and Buenos Aires (Argentina).

The following blog is based (loosely) on what we got up to together with a bit of history and tit bits of information that I hope you find entertaining (if not useful) or should that be the other way around??

Anyway, enjoy and please take any comment made in the spirit they were intended.

Thank you
Trip Length: 3 weeks
Blog Entries: 11
Photos: 276
Words: 24381

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
February 10th 2013 Following in the footsteps of Magellan South America » Chile » Santiago Region » Santiago
February 11th 2013 Hilly in Chile. It must be Valparaiso!! South America » Chile » Valparaíso Region » Valparaíso
February 13th 2013 Embarkation - keeping up with the Joneses!!! South America » Chile » Valparaíso Region » Valparaíso
February 14th 2013 The miracle of Puerto Montt!! South America » Chile » Los Lagos » Puerto Montt
February 16th 2013 Amalia Glacier (Skua by any other name!) South America » Chile » O Higgins
February 17th 2013 Punta Arenas - A Chilly Experience!! South America » Chile » Magallanes » Punta Arenas
February 18th 2013 Ushuaia (Fin del Monde!) South America » Argentina » Tierra del Fuego » Ushuaia
February 20th 2013 Stanley, Falklands (finally arrived yippee!!) South America » Falkland Islands » East Falkland
February 22nd 2013 Puerto Madryn (are you Talacre in disguise??) South America » Argentina » Chubut » Puerto Madryn
February 24th 2013 WALLS revisited in Montevideo South America » Uruguay » District of Montevideo » Montevideo
February 25th 2013 Last Tango in Buenos Airies South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires
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