South America Patagonia Cruise

Essential Patagonia: Chilean Fjords & Torres del Paine Cruise

On this 15-day Chile cruise aboard 199-guest Ultramarine, retrace Charles Darwin’s epic voyage to the “edge of the world.” On this comprehensive journey into Chile’s spectacular network of fjords and channels, enjoy helicopter flightseeing and Zodiac cruises along an enchanting stretch of coastline. Take in awe-inspiring perspectives of some of the most remote and picturesque landscapes on Earth. From Magellanic penguin colonies and other seabirds to South American sea lions and southern elephant seals, the fascinating array of wildlife is as abundant as the majestic blue-toned tidewater glaciers. Discover this enchanting wonderland and experience all the natural splendors of southern Patagonia.

Highlights include encountering iconic wildlife, such as Magellanic penguins, sea lions and seabirds; experiencing some of the world’s most remote glacial and fjord systems, including Glacier Alley; retracing Darwin’s route through the Beagle Channel and learning about the storied history of southern Chile; Zodiac cruises among gorgeous glaciers, fjords and channels; and the unique opportunity for helicopter flightseeing right from the ship.

Modern expedition ship Ultramarine acts as home base. This purpose-built vessel is designed to extend the boundaries of exploration and offer an unmatched experience, including an unforgettable flightseeing tour (weather permitting) and a range of adventure options more extensive than any other ship in her class. Optional activities (additional cost) include kayaking, one-time paddling excursions, stand-up paddleboarding and an exclusive heli-landing.

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