20-Night Antarctica Holiday Voyage

20-Night Antarctica Holiday Voyage

Azamara Quest® | Departing: December 10, 2023
Azamara Quest® | Departing: December 10, 2023
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Azamara Quest
Sailing: December 10, 2023

Spend Christmas in South America

Prepare for an adventure like no other on this 20-night voyage through an elemental wonderland this winter when you spend Christmas with Azamara. We depart from beautiful Buenos Aires for a late-night stay in Montevideo, Uruguay. Spend the day exploring Old Town (starting from Plaza Independencia) or strolling La Rambla. While visiting, be sure to try a parrillada—a local speciality of perfectly grilled meat and seafood.

Next, enjoy three days aboard your boutique hotel at sea before arriving for another late stay in Ushuaia—awash in natural beauty and your gateway to Tierra del Fuego National Park. Hop aboard the "End of the World” antique train and don't forget to send a postcard! From here, it’s a day at sea before we spend three incredible days cruising the breathtaking Antarctic Sound. As we drift through a world of brilliant blue icebergs, keep your eyes peeled for penguin rookeries and whales breaching the icy waters.

If you haven’t already, take in an indulgent treatment over the next two days at sea—and be sure to savor some delicious specialty dining at Aqualina and Prime C. Next, call on the Falkland Islands and Port Stanley—home of the southernmost Anglican cathedral in the world, Christ Church Cathedral. After another day spent sailing, we’ll arrive in the Argentinian port of Puerto Madryn for a late stay. Here, explore the Punta Tombo National Reserve and snap some photos of the half million penguins who live throughout this sprawling sanctuary.

Following two more sailing days while we celebrate Christmas at sea, it’s on to Punta del Este, Uruguay. This artsy enclave is home to the famous white sand Brava Beach and a beautiful harborfront bustling with live music and Latin flair. Don't miss a visit to Carlos Paez Vilaro's atelier at Casapueblo or the Ralli Museum. Your voyage then concludes with two days at sea before arriving in wonderful Rio de Janeiro, just in time to ring in the new year.

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Itinerary
Voyage Itinerary#View At-a-Glance Itinerary
  • Day 1
    Buenos Aires
    Argentina
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    Date: Sun 10-Dec 2023
    Activity: Embark
    Arrival: -
    Depart: 6:00 pm
    Welcome to elegant, cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, with its European colonial architecture and colorful mix of cultures. Each district has its own style: enjoy Palermo with its mansions and parks; shop in the chic boutiques of Soho and Hollywood; and soak up the Italian flavor of La Boca where tango dancers and artists display their talents for passersby.
  • Day 2
    Montevideo
    Uruguay
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    Date: Mon 11-Dec 2023
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 8:00 am
    Depart: 10:00 pm
    Montevideo exudes European charm and elegance, with broad boulevards, fountains, stately squares, and irresistible sidewalk cafes. Take in the Art Nouveau pedestrian mall, Art Deco Centenary Stadium, and American Embassy designed by I.M. Pei. Most of the nation’s countryside is farm or ranchland, and the life of the cowboy, or gaucho, is part of the local lore.
  • Day 3-5
    At Sea
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    Date: Tue 12-Dec to Thu 14-Dec 2023
    Activity: Cruising
    Arrival: -
    Depart: -

    Relax and reflect on your journey thus far with a few days of fun at sea. Get a behind-the-scenes look at life onboard with an Insider’s View Tour or attend a destination lecture to learn more about your next port-of-call.

    Want to really unwind? Watch the world go by and sip a complimentary drink poolside, or say “ahh” with a visit to Sanctum Spa.

  • Day 6
    Ushuaia
    Argentina
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    Date: Fri 15-Dec 2023
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 2:00 pm
    Depart: 10:00 pm
    Alive with marine life offshore, Ushuaia has fully embraced its reputation as a hub of outdoor adventure at the tip of Argentina. This is the southern extreme of Tierra del Fuego, a national park with hiking trails and walking paths through thick forests, inhabited by native birds and beavers, where seals, sea lions, and seabirds can be found in abundance.
  • Day 7
    At Sea
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    Date: Sat 16-Dec 2023
    Activity: Cruising
    Arrival: -
    Depart: -

    Spend the day sailing in style aboard your boutique hotel at sea. Indulge in a treatment at Sanctum Spa, stay ship shape with a class at our fitness center, or lounge the day away on our sunny pool deck.

    In the evening, savor inspired Italian cuisine at Aqualina, or relish in a classic steakhouse experience at Prime C. Plus, you’ll find plenty of exciting evening entertainment, from thrilling shows at Cabaret Lounge to intimate performances in the Living Room.

  • Day 8-10
    Antarctic Sound/Peninsula
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    Date: Sun 17-Dec to Tue 19-Dec 2023
    Activity: Cruising
    Arrival: - (Dec 17)
    Depart: -
    This frozen continent at the ends of the Earth cannot sustain permanent inhabitants, but the part it plays in the Earth’s weather and water levels is so crucial that 28 nations maintain research stations here. The peninsula sweeps up towards the tip of South America, and provides good habitats for penguin rookeries, and these beguiling birds return each year to mate, dressed in their best tuxedos.
  • Day 11-12
    At Sea
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    Date: Wed 20-Dec to Thu 21-Dec 2023
    Activity: Cruising
    Arrival: -
    Depart: -

    This is the perfect time to experience all that your boutique hotel at sea has to offer—or to simply do nothing at all. From decadent specialty dining, to immersive lectures, to tranquil spa treatments, the choice is yours.

    Shop for tasteful gifts at our onboard stores, or retreat to the Drawing Room and explore the world with our digital Inspiration Center. Days at sea are spectacular with us.

  • Day 13
    Port Stanley
    Falkland Islands
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    Date: Fri 22-Dec 2023
    Activity: Tendered
    Arrival: 7:30 am
    Depart: 4:00 pm
    These remote, windswept islands with a human population of about 3000, support half a million sheep, and as many as a million penguins during the summer nesting season, making it one of the world’s great penguin capitals. Five of the 17 species are represented, and observing their antics is a most pleasurable pursuit.
  • Day 14
    At Sea
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    Date: Sat 23-Dec 2023
    Activity: Cruising
    Arrival: -
    Depart: -

    Spend the day sailing in style aboard your boutique hotel at sea. Indulge in a treatment at Sanctum Spa, stay ship shape with a class at our fitness center, or lounge the day away on our sunny pool deck.

    In the evening, savor inspired Italian cuisine at Aqualina, or relish in a classic steakhouse experience at Prime C. Plus, you’ll find plenty of exciting evening entertainment, from thrilling shows at Cabaret Lounge to intimate performances in the Living Room.

  • Day 15
    Puerto Madryn
    Argentina
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    Date: Sun 24-Dec 2023
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 9:00 am
    Depart: 8:00 pm
    For outdoor adventurers and wildlife lovers, Port Madryn offers an exciting and immersive escape.
  • Day 16-17
    At Sea
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    Date: Mon 25-Dec to Tue 26-Dec 2023
    Activity: Cruising
    Arrival: -
    Depart: -

    Relax and reflect on your journey thus far with a few days of fun at sea. Get a behind-the-scenes look at life onboard with an Insider’s View Tour or attend a destination lecture to learn more about your next port-of-call.

    Want to really unwind? Watch the world go by and sip a complimentary drink poolside, or say “ahh” with a visit to Sanctum Spa.

  • Day 18
    Punta Del Este
    Uruguay
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    Date: Wed 27-Dec 2023
    Activity: Tendered
    Arrival: 8:00 am
    Depart: 5:00 pm
    Punta del Este's white sand beaches are popular with families and the glitterati alike. Fashionable cafes and shops line the streets, and an evening harbor-front stroll will no doubt include a serenade by street musicians and entertainers. The town projects an artsy vibe, with the Brava Beach open air sculpture park, displaying large works in steel, concrete, wood, iron, and marble.
  • Day 19-20
    At Sea
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    Date: Thu 28-Dec to Fri 29-Dec 2023
    Activity: Cruising
    Arrival: -
    Depart: -

    This is the perfect time to experience all that your boutique hotel at sea has to offer—or to simply do nothing at all. From decadent specialty dining, to immersive lectures, to tranquil spa treatments, the choice is yours.

    Shop for tasteful gifts at our onboard stores, or retreat to the Drawing Room and explore the world with our digital Inspiration Center. Days at sea are spectacular with us.

  • Day 21
    Rio De Janeiro
    Brazil
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    Date: Sat 30-Dec 2023
    Activity: Debark
    Arrival: 6:00 am
    Depart: -
    Samba on down to Rio, easy going except for the four days of frenetic, feather-festooned Carnaval. No journey to Rio would be complete without a visit to one of the New Seven Wonders of the World—Christ the Redeemer. At the top of Corcovado Mountain, this 125-foot-tall statue of Jesus Christ spreads its arms over Rio and offers breathtaking panoramic views of Guanabara Bay.
Please note: While we do our best to adhere to our published itineraries, they may be changed at the discretion of the captain due to weather advisories, port traffic, and any other unforeseeable circumstances.
Stateroom & Pricing
Pricing and Offers
Club Interior Stateroom
$6,239* USD Avg Per Person
Stateroom Area: 158 sq. ft. (14.7 sq m)
*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional $473.90 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
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Club Oceanview Stateroom
$7,039* USD Avg Per Person
Stateroom Area: 143 sq. ft. (13.3 sq m)
*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional $473.90 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
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Club Veranda Stateroom
$7,839* USD Avg Per Person
Stateroom Area: 175 sq. ft. (16.3 sq m)
Veranda Area: 40 sq. ft. (3.8 sq m)
*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional $473.90 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
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Club Veranda Plus Stateroom
$8,159* USD Avg Per Person
Stateroom Area: 175 sq. ft. (16.3 sq m)
Veranda Area: 40 sq. ft. (3.8 sq m)
*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional $473.90 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
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Club Continent Suite
$11,839* USD Avg Per Person
Stateroom Area: 266 sq. ft. (24.8 sq m)
Veranda Area: 60 sq. ft. (5.6 sq m)
*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional $473.90 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
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Club Spa Suite
$14,399* USD Avg Per Person
Stateroom Area: 414 sq. ft. (38.5 sq m)
Veranda Area: 60 sq. ft. (5.6 sq m)
*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional $473.90 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
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Club Ocean Suite
$16,799* USD Avg Per Person
Stateroom Area: 478 sq. ft. (44.5 sq m)
Veranda Area: 173 sq. ft. (16.1 sq m)
*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional $473.90 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
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Club World Owner's Suite
$18,399* USD Avg Per Person
Stateroom Area: 603 sq. ft. (56.1 sq m)
Veranda Area: 233 sq. ft. (21.7 sq m)
*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional $473.90 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
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Our Pricing & Savings Policy
Unless stated otherwise, all rates are per person, based on double occupancy, cruise only, in USD, and subject to availability. Rates may vary by ship, departure date, and stateroom category. All rates, savings offers and itineraries are subject to change without notice. Savings offers may be withdrawn at any time. Azamara reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update fares, fees and surcharges at any time without prior notice.

Enjoy These Great Offers

Early Booking Bonus

Save 20% per person + $300 Onboard Credit, Unlimited WiFi for one device, and a Premium Beverage Package for two when booking a Veranda or higher on select 2023-2024 sailings. Book by December 31, 2022.*

Shore Excursions
  • Featured Shore Excursion
    Punta Ninfas & El Pedral Penguins

    Visit the penguin colony at El Pedral Lodge on this journey to Punta Ninfas on the Patagonian steppe.

  • Featured Shore Excursion
    End of the World Train & Ensenada Bay

    Rumble through the End of the World on a scenic train ride into Tierra del Fuego National Park.

  • Featured Shore Excursion
    A Night at the Prison Museum

    Experience a haunting visit to the Museo del Presidio prison at night.

Life Onboard
Life Onboard
  • Specialty Dining

    Dine in luxury and elegance at the specialty restaurants of Azamara, where you’ll savor a heavenly experience at a down-to-earth price.

    At Aqualina, tantalize your palate with some of Italy’s most celebrated dishes, as well as contemporary inventive cuisine. Expect a marvelous evening in a warm ambiance with stunning views and lush décor at Prime C steakhouse. And don’t miss the Chef’s Table, an exclusive dining experience pairing multiple delectable courses with perfectly matched wines.

  • Spa, Health & Fitness

    Relax, revitalize, and reboot. Our spa, health, and fitness options give you the chance to focus on you—something you don’t always have time to do at home.

    Pamper yourself at The Sanctum Spa with the ultimate in signature treatments. Update your look at our full-service salon. Get into a new groove with complimentary group fitness classes like sunset yoga on the deck, core workouts, and nutrition sessions. Or head to our well-equipped Fitness Center to work out at your own pace, as you enjoy spectacular ocean views. Feel better, look better, and get ship shape with Azamara.

  • Shopping

    Searching for a tasteful collection of merchandise, beautiful jewelry, and special keepsakes? Look no further than the onboard stores of Azamara.

    Stop by the ship’s namesake shop for sundries, casual wear, swim fashions, accessories, and small gifts. Head to Indulgences for an exquisite selection of jewelry, watches, and other pieces from iconic jewelry-makers. Pick up camera supplies and photos taken by the ship’s roving photographer at The Photo Shop. (And be sure to watch your daily news for specials and one-time offers that make shopping even more fun.)

  • Enrichment Programs & Classes

    Culinary demonstrations by our professional chefs and wine tastings by our sommeliers. Cruise Global, Connect Local℠ shore excursion seminars to help you learn about particular tours. Port-of-call lectures focusing on destination highlights, plus insider tips on lesser-known excursions.

    Get in the know with our ever-changing variety of entertaining and interesting programs hosted by Azamara’s own onboard experts.

  • Discoveries Restaurant

    At the culinary heart of our ships is the Discoveries Restaurant. Here, you can discover the world through dishes and flavors from the places we visit, whether it’s our Destination Immersion® Experiences dinner buffet or the Destination Immersion® cuisine on our dinner menu.

    During on-shore visits, our chefs love to head to local markets for inspiration and ingredients. The result? Mouthwatering dishes so local, you’ll feel like you’re not onboard anymore.

  • Casual Dining & Snacks

    At Azamara, we elevate casual dining to delectable heights. Taste your way around the world at The Patio with exclusive personalized dishes using local flavors. Then top your meal off at Swirl & Top, our self-serve frozen yogurt station.

    Take in the fresh breeze at an outdoor table and relax in the laid-back atmosphere of Windows Café, featuring daily themed dinners inspired from the region we’re visiting and live stations serving up local ingredients purchased in port. And no matter where you are in the world, Mosaic Café and Mosaic @Night is the perfect place to start (or end) your day.

  • Entertainment & Events

    In between taking you to some of the most fascinating destinations in the world, we love to entertain our guests, especially at the Cabaret Lounge. Enjoy live performances of professional full-stage musical revues, classical soloists, bands, and other entertainment in a cabaret nightclub with full bar and cozy tables.

    We take the show outside at Azamara’s White Night party and buffet, held at least once on every cruise (weather permitting). Have a fabulous feast, sip boutique wines on the house, and dance late into the night. Wearing white is optional, but encouraged!

  • Bars & Lounges

    Wine and unwind at Azamara’s distinctive bars and lounges. Discoveries Lounge is a guest favorite for pre- and post-dinner conversation and drinks, while The Living Room is the perfect space to take in interesting speakers, enjoy a hot beverage or wines and tapas, or simply relax with a good book.

    With a flat-screen TV and full-service bar, Spirits is a great place for sports fans.

    Wine and unwind at Azamara’s distinctive bars and lounges. Discoveries Lounge is a guest favorite for pre- and post-dinner conversation and drinks, while The Living Room is the perfect space to take in interesting speakers, enjoy a hot beverage or wines and tapas, or simply relax with a good book.

    Azamara Pursuit’s newest lounge exemplifies outright dedication to Destination Immersion experiences. The Den is your ideal location for travel inspiration during your cruise. Sit back and relax to the sounds of live piano, and engage in one of our destination-focused activities.

    Wine and unwind at Azamara’s distinctive bars and lounges. Discoveries Lounge is a guest favorite for pre- and post-dinner conversation and drinks, while The Living Room is the perfect space to take in interesting speakers, enjoy a hot beverage or wines and tapas, or simply relax with a good book.

    The Spirits Bar will keep you entertained, with its flat-screen TV with and full-service bar, it’s the perfect place to watch the game onboard.

Voyage Features
 

Boutique Ships

Award Winning Amenities & Accommodations

Like her two sister ships, the sturdy Azamara Journey is a mid-sized beauty with a deck plan well-suited to the needs of modern voyagers.

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Air, Hotels & Transfers

Arrive Early or Stay Late on Your Next Voyage

Excited to get started on your travels or not quite ready to go home afterward? Extend your Azamara voyage with a pre or post voyage stay in one of our preferred hotels.

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Inclusive Amenities

Savings You’ll Appreciate

When you’re ready to embark on a journey with Azamara, be sure to pack your bags, but leave the phrase, “Check please,” at home. Because when travel with us, pretty much everything you could ever want is included.

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Our Pricing & Savings Policy

Please remember you have up to 2 days prior to your sail date to purchase your Azamara® shore excursions online. If you are within the 2 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions on board.

*Prices are representative, subject to change and availability and vary by sailing. Tours, tour dates, and times are subject to change and availability. A cruise booking number and at least one deposit payment is required to purchase a tour. Tours may be purchased online or by calling us up to four days prior to the cruise departure date. After that time, tours must be booked onboard.

Tours purchased prior to the cruise departure date will be charged to your credit card in the same currency as your cruise reservation. Tours purchased onboard will be charged in U.S. dollars to your KeyCard account. Exchange rates are determined by a competitive pricing program.

The providers of tour arrangements are independent contractors and are not acting as agents of representatives or Azamara. In no event shall Azamara be liable for any accident or harm to passenger, which occurs as a result of any acts, omissions, or negligence of any independent contractors.

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