Compagnie Du Ponant has released a new voyage to the ‘end of the world’. Sailing from Ushuaia, Argentina, to Valparaiso, Chile, Le Boréal will weave her way through the fjords, channels, mountain ranges, glaciers and thousands of tiny islands that make southern Chile one of the most spectacular cruise locations in the world.
Passengers will be accompanied by an anthropologist and a naturalist, who will give talks on their special subjects. The 13-night cruise goes through the Beagle Channel, south of Tierra del Fuego and up the Chilean channels to Puerto Natales, gateway to Torres del Paine National Park – a dazzling UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Here, passengers will visit Tortel, a town of stilt houses linked by a maze of wooden piers and stairs, clinging to a hillside.
Visits to Puerto Montt, Todos los Santos lakes and the white peaks of Osorno volcano then follow on a journey designed to explore the region’s indigenous legends and customs while allowing its natural wonders shine.
Vote in this year’s special Readers’ Choice Awards
No doubt 2020 will go down in cruise history as the year of the pandemic – a once in a generation event. And this year’s Cruise Passenger Readers’ Choice Awards will reflect it.