If you’re interested in visiting a city with a Paris-like pizzazz, but also with a tropical climate and a colorful history, then you might consider taking a cruise that visits or departs from Buenos Aires. You will discover stunning architecture, mouthwatering local cuisine (including the traditional wines of Argentina), plenty of beautiful open-air parks, local cafes, and street entertainment. That’s just a preview of what you can experience in Buenos Aires before and/or after your cruise!
Costa Cruises currently features a few short 3- to 4-night South America cruises from Buenos Aires, in addition to a few longer (18-nights+) Transatlantic voyages onboard Costa Pacifica. Crystal Cruises will be offering a 12-night expedition to Argentina and the Falklands aboard its brand-new expedition vessel, Crystal Endeavor. You will find a bunch of 14-night South America cruises from Buenos Aires on Holland America Line’s Westerdam and Zaandam. There are also a few longer (20+ night) South America cruises available as well.
MSC Cruises features a variety of 4- to 16-night South America cruises aboard MSC Musica while Norwegian Cruise Line offers 14+ night South America sailings aboard its ship Norwegian Star. Oceania Cruises currently features a couple of 10- to 20-night South America cruises onboard Marina and Insignia, as well as an 18-night repositioning cruise from Buenos Aires to Lisbon aboard Marina.. Princess Cruises offers a few 14+ night South America cruises from Buenos Aires aboard Coral Princess and Island Princess.
If you are looking to take a luxury cruise from Buenos Aires, you can choose from sailing with Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn, Silversea, and Viking Ocean. Regent Seven Seas presently features a few 10- to 31-night South America cruises plus a 30-night Northern Europe itinerary from Buenos Aires to Barcelona onboard Seven Seas Voyager. Seabourn offers a wonderful selection of South America voyages onboard its luxury vessels Seabourn Quest and Seabourn Venture. Viking Ocean also offers a nice selection of 14+ night South America cruises aboard Viking Jupiter and Viking Sun. If you are looking to combine a luxury cruising experience with a really exotic destination, consider booking one of Silversea’s 14+ night Antarctica cruises from Buenos Aires onboard Silver Cloud Expedition or Silver Whisper.
Azamara and Celebrity Cruises also feature departures from Buenos Aires. Azamara's ships Pursuit and Quest both feature a nice selection of South America itineraries from this port, while Celebrity follows suit with ships Celebrity Eclipse and Celebrity Silhouette.
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On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.
All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.
These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.
On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.
Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).
Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.
These cruise lines fit (quality and, usually, price-wise) somewhere in between Premium and Luxury cruise lines.
A country club casual atmosphere can be expected on these lines, as can be elegant accommodations and gourmet cuisine. These cruise lines are a great option for adults looking for a upscale, yet laid back, vacation.
Unique itineraries are often available on these cruise lines, as their small-to-mid-sized ships can visit ports of call that large ones can't get to.
The pricing on Azamara Club Cruises includes select beverages and pre-paid gratuities, while the pricing of Viking Ocean Cruises includes shore excursions and select beverages.
These cruise lines enhance what mainstream cruise lines typically offer, by providing their guests with higher quality service and cuisine, along with more spacious public spaces and accommodations.
Depending on the cruise line, the ships in this class range in size from small to very large.
These cruise lines appeal to a more discerning traveler, and are typically more expensive than mainstream cruise lines, but more affordable than the luxury lines.
Value is a key feature of these popular cruise lines, as they offer lots of activities, entertainment and dining options, along with a variety of stateroom types. Some of the cruise lines in this category have ships with unique innovations like water slides, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, surfing simulators, bowling alleys, and boardwalks.
Their ships are usually anywhere from mid-sized to very large "mega" ships, accommodating thousands of guests. These ships give the feel of being in a large resort.
Mainstream cruise lines are a great option for just about everyone (including multi-generation families, and first-time cruisers), and typically have great youth programs.
During the cruise, entertainment may include Broadway productions, Vegas-style shows, comedians, and music. Some of these lines have select formal nights during the cruise. Specialty restaurants are becoming more and more common (some which have a cover charge for this type enhanced dining experience). Buffets are usually available throughout the day, besides room service, and the main dining room(s).
Becoming more and more popular, a river cruise is an immerse and destination-focused vacation experience, on a small and luxurious vessel.
River cruises sail through the inland waterways of some of the world's most interesting vacation destinations (i.e. Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America), and provide their guests with a greater opportunity to spend time visiting more unique ports of call than a traditional cruise typically would.
Because the destination is the star of a river cruise, (typically guided) shore excursions are included at no additional charge by many River cruise lines. There are usually many interesting lectures given during the cruise, by experts on the history and culture of the region being visited.
Among the famous rivers that one may take a river cruise on are the Rhine, Mississippi, Seine, Danube, Mekong, Nile, Yangtze, Amazon and Douro.
These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Buenos Aires, along with a brief description:
♦ Tango Show
Tango shows are a staple of Buenos Aires and a definite must-do before or after your cruise. It is a very entertaining way to take in Argentine culture. You will discover a great variety of tango bars throughout places like the La Boca district, where you can catch a show. Some venues include a multi-course meal in the price of your ticket. For a truly unforgettable experience, you might even consider taking a tango lesson yourself.
♦ La Boca District
If you’re into the arts, then chances are you will enjoy stopping by the La Boca District before or after your cruise. Once a neighborhood for Italian immigrants, this area of Buenos Aires is now a colorful marketplace where you can take in the tunes of local street performers, admire graffiti art, or catch a glimpse of the famous tango. If you get hungry, there are also a bunch of restaurants where you can grab a bite to eat.
Buenos Aires is home to a number of museums that you can check out before or after your cruise! The Museum of Fine Arts features a large collection of works from famous artists including Frida Kahlo and Toulouse-Lautrec. If you can’t get enough of fine arts, you can check out European, Chinese, and Russian art and design at the National Museum of Decorative Arts. History-lovers can stop by the Argentine Museum of Natural Sciences to see dinosaur fossils, geology exhibits, and even an aquarium.
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