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South America Voyage with Antarctica Experience & Iguazu Falls

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Cruise Holiday Overview

Departure Date: 17 January 2026 - 26 Nights
Alternative Departure Dates Available
  • Ship Sapphire Princess®
  • Duration 26 - 28 NIGHTS
  • Departure Date Range January 2026
  • Cruise type Cruise & Touring
  • Cruise code AME2257

INCLUDES FULLY ESCORTED TOUR OF IGUAZU FALLS

EXPERIENCE 4 DAYS IN ANTARCTICA

JUST LAUNCHED FOR 2026

A once-in-a-lifetime adventure to the Antarctic, taking in the eastern coast of South America, after viewing the spectacular Iguazu Falls.

Begin your trip with a stay in Rio and see the monumental Christ the Redeemer statue. You’ll experience one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world – Iguazu Falls – from both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides, getting right up close.

Embark the Sapphire Princess® in Buenos Aires. On board, relish world-class cuisine, unwind in stylish accommodation and immerse yourself in rejuvenating spa treatments and captivating live entertainment. Cruise along the South American coast, calling at Punta Arenas and Ushuaia. During your scenic cruise of the Antarctic, one of the planet’s most remote and pristine wildernesses, witness colonies of penguins and seals, and spot majestic whales. Explore Falkland Islands and Montevideo, before disembarking in Buenos Aires.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board Cruise

17 night full-board cruise on board Sapphire Princess®

Overnight in port in Buenos Aires

Hotel Stays

3 night four-star stay in Rio de Janeiro at the Windsor Leme Hotel

3 night four-star hotel stay in Iguazu at the Vivaz Cataratas

1 night four-star stay in Buenos Aires at the Savoy Hotel

All hotel stays include breakfast

Fully Escorted Tours

Tour of Christ the Redeemer

Walking tour of Iguazu Falls including both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides of the falls

All Flights, Taxes & Transfers

Overnight flights

The departure date is subject to change based on flight times specified during the booking process.
Named hotels are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Alternative hotels will always be of equal or higher star rating.

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Fly Overnight to Rio de Janiero

Your holiday begins as you fly from Australia to your destination.

Day 2
Rio de Janeiro: Hotel Stay

Rio de Janeiro, with its captivating beauty and laidback attitude, welcomes you for two nights. Visiting Rio is an exhilarating experience – the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue stands tall against golden beaches and verdant mountains.

Overnight: Windsor Leme Hotel

Day 3
Rio de Janeiro: Tour & Hotel Stay

Embark on a fully escorted tour that takes you on board a cog train to the top of Corcovado Mountain, through the lush Tijuca rainforest. Here, you’ll stand at the feet of the towering Christ the Redeemer statue.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Windsor Leme Hotel

Day 4
Rio de Janeiro: Hotel Stay

Enjoy a final night in Brazil’s vibrant heart. Embrace the rhythm of samba, ascend iconic peaks, and bask on sun-kissed beaches. Let this dynamic city and cultural richness inspire your South American journey.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Windsor Leme Hotel

Day 5
Iguazu: Hotel Stay

Arrive in Iguazu for a three-night stay in this rainforest landscape, home to toucans, jaguars, howler monkeys and more. Look forward to your two tours of the waterfalls, one in Brazil and the other in Argentina.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Vivaz Cataratas

Day 6
Iguazu: Tour & Hotel Stay

Your Iguazu Falls tour begins with a half-day visit to its Brazilian side. As you stroll along the walkways, take in incredible panoramic views of all 275 waterfalls – the perfect way to begin your photo collection of this stunning natural wonder.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Vivaz Cataratas

Day 7
Iguazu: Tour & Hotel Stay

You’ll explore the Argentinian side of Iguazu Falls during a full-day walking tour. Begin at The Devil’s Throat, strolling along the catwalk through rainforest teeming with colourful wildlife, to the large balconies located on the edge of the falls.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Vivaz Cataratas

Day 8
Buenos Aires: Hotel Stay

Bustling Buenos Aires boasts a blend of European grandeur and Latin American flair. During your overnight stay here, visit the historic Palacio Barolo, then enjoy the vibrant energy and cosmopolitan allure by night.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Savoy Hotel

Days 9 - 10
Buenos Aires: Embark Ship & Overnight in Port

Today you’ll embark Sapphire Princess® in Buenos Aires. Indulge in world-class cuisine, unwind in stylish accommodations, and immerse yourself in a range of activities, including rejuvenating spa treatments and captivating live performances.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sapphire Princess®

Days 11 - 13
Relax At Sea
Day 14
Punta Arenas

Discover the captivating wonders of Punta Arenas, Chile. From its windswept landscapes to the vibrant culture, this gateway to Patagonia beckons adventurers. Immerse yourself in its rich history and embark on thrilling expeditions.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sapphire Princess®

Day 15
Ushuaia

Embark on an extraordinary journey to Ushuaia, the gateway to Tierra del Fuego. Explore its mythical past, indulge in thrilling activities, and immerse yourself in the breath-taking landscapes of the world’s southernmost city.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sapphire Princess®

Day 16
Relax At Sea
Days 17 - 20
Antarctic Peninsula: Scenic Cruising

The Antarctic Peninsula mesmerizes with its icy grandeur and pristine wilderness. Towering glaciers, stunning landscapes, and unique wildlife define this remote region, offering an unparalleled polar expedition for adventurers.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sapphire Princess®

Day 21
Relax At Sea
Day 22
Port Stanley

A British village fallen from the sky. Colourful homes, Lady Elizabeth wreck, and abundant penguin colonies. Discover wildlife that fascinated Darwin in this distant outpost of vibrant charm.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sapphire Princess®

Days 23 - 24
Relax At Sea
Day 25
Montevideo

Experience the vibrant charm of Montevideo, where history and modernity coexist in perfect harmony. Explore its colonial architecture, indulge in its rich culinary delights, and embrace the warm spirit of Uruguay’s capital city.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sapphire Princess®

Days 26 - 27
Buenos Aires: Disembark & Fly Home

Your holiday complete, today you’ll disembark your ship and head to the airport for your flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your Tour Highlights

Christ the Redeemer
Experience a fantastic tour visiting Rio's iconic sights. Ride a cog train to Corcovado Mountain, explore Tijuca rainforest, and gaze at Christ the Redeemer statue. Enjoy panoramic city views with insightful commentary from your guide. Christ the Redeemer, a religious symbol or architectural beauty, welcomes all to this vibrant city.
Iguazu Falls (Argentinian Side)
At 82 meters high, this natural wonder features basalt rock platforms eroded over millions of years, creating captivating cascades. Starting at Devil's Throat, explore rainforest catwalks with toucans. The Higher Path offers clifftop views, while the Lower Path reveals rapids and lower falls. Perfect for endless photography.
Iguazu Falls (Brazilian Side)
The whole area is surrounded by stunning rainforest landscapes – home to toucans, jaguars, howler monkeys and more. As you walk along the catwalks, take in incredible panoramic views of all 275 waterfalls – it’s the perfect way to complete your photo collection of this stunning natural wonder.
Christ the Redeemer
Experience a fantastic tour visiting Rio's iconic sights. Ride a cog train to Corcovado Mountain, explore Tijuca rainforest, and gaze at Christ the Redeemer statue. Enjoy panoramic city views with insightful commentary from your guide. Christ the Redeemer, a religious symbol or architectural beauty, welcomes all to this vibrant city.
Iguazu Falls (Argentinian Side)
At 82 meters high, this natural wonder features basalt rock platforms eroded over millions of years, creating captivating cascades. Starting at Devil's Throat, explore rainforest catwalks with toucans. The Higher Path offers clifftop views, while the Lower Path reveals rapids and lower falls. Perfect for endless photography.
Iguazu Falls (Brazilian Side)
The whole area is surrounded by stunning rainforest landscapes – home to toucans, jaguars, howler monkeys and more. As you walk along the catwalks, take in incredible panoramic views of all 275 waterfalls – it’s the perfect way to complete your photo collection of this stunning natural wonder.

Sapphire Princess®

Offering a variety of accommodation options, including Oceanview staterooms, Sapphire Princess® provides the ultimate means by which to travel with ease and comfort across the ocean. Your appetite will most certainly be satisfied, too, as this Gem-class ship offers a variety of restaurants and bars to indulge in on your cruise.

This is without even considering the breadth of entertainment Sapphire Princess® has to offer, including live music and theatre shows, all of which will give you a spectacular experience on board before you have even reached your first destination.

There are so many places to unwind on board Sapphire Princess®, from its range of swimming pools and hot tubs to the peaceful spa. With 18 decks to explore on board this wondrous ship, your voyage will be filled with enchantment and excitement.

  • Occupancy 2670
  • Tonnage 115,875 tons
  • Length 951 ft (289.90 m)

Life on board Sapphire Princess®

Choosing Sapphire Princess® for your cruise means being able to enjoy a wealth of entertainment options and leisure facilities, not to mention a variety of dining options to suit every taste and preference.

dining

To say you will be spoilt for choice for high-class restaurants, bars, and eateries during your time on board Sapphire Princess®, would be quite the understatement. Whether you are most in the mood at any one time for a quick bite to eat or a formal dinner, you will be splendidly catered-for.

Restaurants:

  • Alfredo’s Pizzeria
  • Horizon Court
  • International Café
  • Prego Pizzeria
  • Trident Grill
  • Sabatini’s
  • Sterling Steakhouse
  • International Dining Room
  • Pacific Moon Dining Room
  • Santa Fe Dining Room
  • Savoy Dining Room
  • Vivaldi Dining Room

Bars:

  • Churchill Lounge
  • Crooners
  • Explorer’s Lounge
  • Lobby Bar
  • Mermaid’s Tail
  • Oasis Bar
  • Outrigger Bar
  • Skywalkers Nightclub
  • Tradewinds Bar
  • Wake View Bar
  • Wheelhouse Bar
  • Vines Wine Bar

Facilities

entertainment

You won’t lack for entertainment options on board Sapphire Princess®, with all of the below being possibilities during your cruise:

  • Broadway-style musical shows
  • Live music
  • Princess Theatre
  • Movies Under the Stars®

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Cabins & Suites

Sapphire Princess® offers such a breadth and depth of high-class accommodation options, that you really can be sure of finding the perfect room for you and any fellow travellers.

Interior Prices from $10,499pp

Interior cabins are sleek in their aesthetic, formidably equipped, and utterly comfortable… while still being the most affordable accommodation option on board Sapphire Princess®. That’s quite the combination.

  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Desk and chair
  • Queen bed or twin beds
  • Digital safe
  • Bathroom with shower
  • 24-hour room service
Cruise Code: AME2257
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Alternative Departure Dates
06 January 2026
06 Jan 2026
28 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires: Hotel Stay, Buenos Aires: Embark Ship & Overnight ...
Fr From $10,999pp

Oceanview Prices from $11,999pp

An Oceanview cabin could be the ideal stateroom for you, particularly thanks to the natural light and inspiring views of the sea that it provides through a picture window or porthole.

  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Desk and chair
  • Queen bed or twin beds
  • Digital safe
  • Bathroom with shower
  • 24-hour room service
Cruise Code: AME2257
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Alternative Departure Dates
06 January 2026
06 Jan 2026
28 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires: Hotel Stay, Buenos Aires: Embark Ship & Overnight ...
Fr From $12,499pp

balcony Prices from $13,499pp

Sapphire Princess®’ Balcony staterooms offer outdoor space and views of the ocean that will inspire you for the duration of your cruise.

Choosing this stateroom means benefitting from a:

  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Desk and chair
  • Queen bed or twin beds
  • Digital safe
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Balcony with two chairs and a table
  • 24-hour room service
Cruise Code: AME2257
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
06 January 2026
06 Jan 2026
28 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires: Hotel Stay, Buenos Aires: Embark Ship & Overnight ...
Fr From $13,999pp

Mini-Suite Prices from $14,999pp

Substantially larger than a Balcony stateroom, a Mini-Suite offers everything that the traveller would be able to expect from the aforementioned type of cabin, and a lot more.

The benefits of a Mini-Suite on board Sapphire Princess® include:

  • Two televisions
  • Refrigerator
  • Desk and chair
  • Queen bed or twin beds
  • Digital safe
  • Bathroom with bathtub and shower head
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Balcony with two to four chairs, an ottoman, and a table
  • Separate sitting area
  • Sofa bed
  • 24-hour room service
Cruise Code: AME2257
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
06 January 2026
06 Jan 2026
28 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires: Hotel Stay, Buenos Aires: Embark Ship & Overnight ...
Fr From $15,499pp

Your Hotel Stays

Rio de Janeiro

Included Hotel

Windsor Leme Hotel (Or Similar)

The Windsor Leme Hotel is a luxurious beachfront retreat in Rio de Janeiro. With its prime position on Leme Beach, enjoy breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain. The hotel offers elegant rooms with modern amenities and a relaxing ambiance. Indulge in a variety of dining options, including delicious Brazilian cuisine. The rooftop pool and bar provide a perfect setting to unwind amid the scenic surroundings.

Iguazu

Included Hotel

Vivaz Cataratas (Or Similar)

The Vivaz Cataratas hotel is a delightful retreat located near the majestic Iguazu Falls in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. Offering a seamless blend of comfort and natural beauty, this wonderful resort provides a serene and relaxing atmosphere for guests. With its spacious and well-appointed rooms, lush gardens, and a range of amenities including pools, spa, and restaurants, the Vivaz Cataratas hotel ensures a tranquil and enjoyable stay.

Buenos Aires

Included Hotel

Savoy Hotel (Or Similar)

Nestled in the vibrant heart of Buenos Aires, the Savoy Hotel epitomises a harmonious fusion of grace and contemporary convenience. Since its inception in 1910, the hotel has been a beacon of architectural splendour and historical significance. Offering sumptuous lodgings, impeccable service, and exquisite dining, it ensures an unparalleled experience for guests. Whether delving into the city’s charms or luxuriating in the hotel’s offerings, the Savoy Hotel assures an indelible immersion in Argentine culture and refinement.

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