During the Southern Hemisphere’s late summer months, Corinthian II will ply a route seldom made available to travelers: from continent to continent, the most southerly point in South America to the southern shores of Spain. Embrace your inner explorer as you visit vibrant ports of the South American shoreline and sail across the Atlantic Ocean. Discover the natural and cultural wonders that explorers have treasured for centuries. Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital, is a city of surprising diversity and culture considering its small population. Explore the “Marvelous City,” Rio de Janeiro, one of the world’s most vibrant and beautiful ports. Then, relax aboard ship, enjoying Corinthian II’s many amenities, and attend lectures as we sail toward the volcanic archipelago of the Cape Verde Islands. Our vessel for this expansive journey is the all-suite Corinthian II, a 57-suite yacht-like ship with spacious lounges, a library, and broad decks for sunning and relaxing.
From Patagonia to Andalusia itinerary:
Day 1: USHUAIA, Argentina | EMBARK
Arrive in Ushuaia and transfer to Corinthian II.
Days 2 – 5: AT SEA
Settle aboard Corinthian II, your home for the next few weeks, and attend lectures as we cruise toward Montevideo.
Day 6: MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay
Call at Uruguay’s cosmopolitan capital of Montevideo, once a major port city and a Spanish military fortress. A city tour concentrates on the historic old town, with its narrow streets, outdoor markets, and colonial European architecture.
Days 7 – 9: AT SEA
Enjoy Corinthian II’s amenities as we sail along the South American coast.
Day 10: RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil
Beautifully situated between lush mountains and the sea, Rio is undoubtedly one of the world’s most impressive metropolises. Take the cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, where breathtaking views of the city await you at the summit. Then, board the funicular for a ride up Corcovado Peak, crowned by the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer. The ride leads through the beautiful Parque Nacional de Tijuca, a lush tropical forest.
Days 11 – 18: AT SEA
Attend lectures as we sail the Atlantic toward the Cape Verde.
Day 19: SÃO VICENTE ISLAND, Cape Verde
Today, call at São Vicente Island. Spend the day enjoying the island’s striking mountain scenery and relaxing on its beautiful beaches.
Days 20 – 23: AT SEA
Enjoy a few days at sea as we approach Spain, our final destination.
Day 24: CADIZ, Spain | DISEMBARK | USA
Disembark in Cadiz, a port city with wonderful Andalusian character, and transfer to the airport for return flights to the U.S.
The deluxe Corinthian II is an all-suite yacht accommodating up to 114 guests. Built in 1992 and refurbished and redecorated in 2005, it has 57 suites, each with:
• Sea view
• Queen-sized bed separable into two twin-sized beds
• Sitting area
• Satellite TV, DVD/CD player
• Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries
• 225 square feet or more
• Plush terry robes and slippers
• Fresh flowers and fruit basket
• 24-hour room service
The Penthouse Suites and Veranda Suites (400 and 300 square feet, respectively) feature private balconies accessed via sliding-glass doors, as well as white glove butler service.
Corinthian II’s superb Continental cuisine is created by master chefs who select fresh local ingredients at many ports of call. Meals are served either in the stately restaurant or al fresco on the umbrella-studded sun deck. Fine regional wines are complimentary with lunch and dinner, and beginning in 2008 open bar service will be available throughout the day.
BESPOKE SMALL-SHIP AMENITIES
Returning from excursions, guests enjoy complimentary refreshments, afternoon tea and all-day coffee in The Club, a gracious space for relaxation, surrounded by panoramic windows. Before or after dinner, cocktails are served to live music performed by the ship’s pianist.
Other Corinthian II features include:
• Library with Internet access
• Lounge with audiovisual facilities
• Dining room
• Wraparound sun deck with Jacuzzi
• Exercise Room
• Beauty salon
• Medical facilities with available doctor
• Elevator serving all passenger decks
• Swimming platform
Corinthian II complies with the latest international safety regulations and is outfitted with the most current navigational and communications technology as well as with retractable fin stabilizers for smooth sailing, an ice-strengthened hull, and a fleet of Zodiacs. Corinthian II’s 75 officers and crew ensure gracious personalized service and a convivial atmosphere akin to a private club.