Voyage Between Two Continents: Africa & Patagonia Cruise

Follow the trade winds on the Atlantic route traversed by the early explorers, leaving colonial villages and landmarks that exist to this day. On this expansive journey, set sail from Freetown and embrace your inner explorer as you visit the vibrant ports of the South American shoreline. En route, discover the natural and cultural wonders that explorers have treasured for centuries including the isolated and volcanic ascension island. explore Rio de Janeiro, one of the world’s most vibrant and beautiful ports; Paraty, an emerging cultural center surrounded in natural beauty; and Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital, a city of surprising diversity and culture. Continue south to Argentina’s Puerto Madryn, your base for exploring the Valdés Peninsula, one of the country’s most important wildlife sanctuaries, before concluding in Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city, magnificently sited in Tierra del Fuego’s Beagle Channel.

Day 1

    Freetown, Sierra Leone / Embark

    Arrive in Freetown and embark Corinthian.

    Day 2

      Freetown

      With lush forests, nature reserves, and white-sand beaches, Sierra Leone is one of West Africa’s most attractive destinations. Tour the capital Freetown, including the Sierra Leone Museum, St. George’s cathedral (1828), and the city’s colorful markets. Visit picturesque regent Village, with early 19th-century Krio-style houses, and the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Alternatively, travel to Bunce Island, known for its enormous slave fort, now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

      Day 3

        Monrovia, Liberia

        Founded in 1847 by African Americans, Liberia elected Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf as president in 2005 - Africa’s first female head of state. Situated between a river and the sea, Monrovia was named after President James Monroe. Tour the city, including the National Museum, displaying Libera’s famed masks; and the Waterside Market, where colorful textiles and other artifacts are sold. Also, meet with government officials and learn about the country’s recent history and development plans.

        Days 4-5

          At Sea

          Enjoy the numerous on-board amenities of your yacht-like small ship as she cruises the Atlantic Ocean en route to Ascension Island.

          Days 6-7

            Ascension Island

            Corinthian calls at tiny Ascension, a British overseas territory. Discovered by the Portuguese in 1501, the island is renowned for its green turtles. It is also the most important breeding place for seabirds in the Tropical Atlantic. Among the species that nest here are sooty terns, boobies, the rare Ascension frigate bird, Boatswain birds, petrels, and noddies.

            Days 8-12

              At Sea

              These days are yours to enjoy the luxurious amenities in your suite, or the spacious gathering spaces along with your fellow travelers.

              Days 13-14

                Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

                Rio — the Cidade Maravilhosa (“Marvelous City”)—is undoubtedly one of the world’s most impressive metropolises. Take the cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Peak, and enjoy breathtaking views of the city and the surrounding bay. Board the funicular 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 with numerous species of flowers, trees, and birds.

                Day 15

                  Paraty

                  Explore this historic and culturally rich town with its charming boutiques and art galleries; its splendid waterfront, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and its centuries-old churches. Enjoy time strolling the cobblestone streets in the historic district.

                  Day 16

                    Santos / Sao Paulo

                    Discover dynamic São Paulo’s historic buildings, and contemporary architecture. Enjoy free time on the famous Avenida Paulista, exploring elegant cafes and boutiques. Alternatively, spend the day in Guaruja and Santos. In Guaruja, visit the most famous beaches on the coast of São Paulo State. In Santos, Brazil’s most important port, visit the Orchid Garden, a coffee exchange, and a 200- year-old historical church.

                    Days 17-18

                      At Sea

                      Another couple of days to enjoy the slower pace of life aboard your luxurious vessel.

                      Day 19

                        Montevideo, Uruguay

                        Call at Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital, a city of surprising diversity considering its small population. A tour of the city concentrates on the historic port town, a rich combination of Art Deco, Italian, and colonial Spanish architecture.

                        Days 20-21

                          At Sea

                          Watch for wildlife while your ship cruises towards Patagonia.

                          Day 22

                            Puerto Madryn and the Valdes Peninsula, Argentina

                            Call at Puerto Madryn for an excursion to the Valdés Peninsula, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its unique marine wildlife including the southern right whale, sea lions, and southern elephant seals.

                            Days 23-24

                              At Sea

                              Two more days await your leisure. Enjoy time spent with your new found friends, pampering in the salon, walking the decks of the luxurious vessel and more.

                              Day 25

                                Ushuaia, Argentina

                                Arrive in Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost town, and explore Tierra del Fuego National Park. This splendid wilderness is celebrated for its beauty. Ride to Ensenada Bay and view Redonda and Estorbo Islands. Continue to Lake Roca, the Green and Black Lagoon, and Lapataia Bay.

                                Day 26

                                  Disembark in Ushuaia

                                  Disembark in Ushuaia and transfer to the airport for return flights.
                                  Cabin Information:
                                  Willing to share cabins often available for solo travelers. Contact us for single occupancy rates if you want a private room.
                                  Cruise fare includes:
                                  • 25-night cruise aboard the all-suite, 100-guest Corinthian
                                  • Complete program of tours and excursions
                                  • Welcome and farewell cocktail receptions aboard ship
                                  • All meals aboard ship including: early riser’s coffee and pastries, breakfast, lunch, Afternoon Tea, and dinner
                                  • Wine with lunch and dinner
                                  • Educational program of lectures and discussions by accompanying study leaders
                                  • Professional tour staff
                                  • Complete pre-departure materials
                                  • Baggage handling and transfers abroad on the designated program arrival and departure dates
                                  • Port and embarkation taxes
                                  • Gratuities to porters, guides, and drivers