Port reviews and tips for 14 Night South America Westbound (Buenos Aires To Santiago) on 2018-01-06.

Buenos Aires, Argentina Departs at 6:00pm - Jan 06, 2018

"Wow! We spent four days here and walked a lot. We did have a local contact who made sure that we saw the best that the city had to offer." - FSORET
"Great Tango Show and steak dinner" - jeanniej1946
"We stayed a week longer in Buenos Aires at the Anselmo Hotel - Curio by Hilton - in San Telmo neighborhood on Dorrego Plaza. Great small, modern hotel in safe area. Tango dancers in plaza most afternoons and evenings. Sunday is antique flea market and tango dancing at night. 10 blocks from Plaza Mayo - main downtown plaza. " - jequetta

Montevideo, Uruguay Arrives at 7:00am - Jan 07, 2018, Departs at 4:30pm - Jan 07, 2018

"Puerto Mercado with all the barbequing meats was mouth watering to tour." - erpaetz
"Great Free Tour. Check TripAdvisor.com" - Mizzbe
"don't need tour - just wander thru old town at dock - they have city maps and people standing there to direct you, along with a marked trail on pavement to follow" - jeannesimpson

Puerto Madryn, Argentina Arrives at 9:00am - Jan 09, 2018, Departs at 6:00pm - Jan 09, 2018

"Take the Great Patagonian Experience you will see all the wildlife available, go to a penguin colony and have lunch on a ranch." - channeling
"The penguin colony in Puerto Tombo is a must see! 210,000 breeding pairs of penguins!!" - erpaetz
"Penguins and more Penguins. Up close and Personal." - Steveb19898492

Port Stanley, Falkland Islands Arrives at 9:00am - Jan 11, 2018, Departs at 4:00pm - Jan 11, 2018

"I LOVED Port Stanley. For a special and unique "souvenir" I stopped in at the local police station and asked for a driver's license. The license itself is a big sheet of paper with photo and vitals - for a bit extra they throw in a wallet-sized version (all-told around $50). It took around 30 minutes and is good for life. Warning: the local banks won't accept U.S. dollars that have been "defaced" (that's ANY marks, ink pen scribbles, stamps, etc.). This causes local stores trouble - they want your dollars but don't want to get stuck with bills the banks won't accept." - ItaVero
"The 4x4 land rover ride was VERY rough to get to the penguin. My 80 year old back didn't enjoy it. However, once to the penguin colonies and the homemade treats....well, I'd do it again." - JudieCCC
"Excellent. A long tender ride in and out 20 minutes each way. Tip. Get up VERY EARLY and que for tender place. Wonderful museum and memorial. Only visited Stanley town but great people and nice to get a greater understanding of their way of life and connection with the UK. Had about 5 hours there. As Cape Horn is not mentioned in this review I will state my disappointment that we did not go around Cape Horn as I was hoping. Captains call. If he didn't go around on this trip he NEVER will! Windy but the size of the ship should have been able to manage the seas with ease. Mind you I wasn't responsible foe 1200 people. " - josanne

Cruise Cape Horn

"The sunrise over Cape Horn was spectacular." - marilyn122
"Very fortunate - like a "duck pond "" - Dorsetcruisers
"Much anticipation, but without rough seas, it's just another damp boat ride with bragging rights." - Mizzbe

Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina Arrives at 7:00am - Jan 13, 2018, Departs at 2:00pm - Jan 13, 2018

"independent tours with smaller buses more valuable here - we used Soloexpeditiones and they were wonderful" - jeannesimpson
"Take the ferry to the penquin island. This is the best variety of penguins - we saw Gentoos, Magellans, and 2 kings!" - lrclffrd
"Neat town. Was a penal colony. We were almost 3 hours late getting off ship and did not have time for most tours. We instead rode a double decker tour bus around town." - randy618

Cruise Beagle Channel Departs at 4:00pm - Jan 13, 2018

"Start looking an hour and a half before you are supposed to be there" - charlie1030
"Great experience!" - ldwallinga
"didn't see much dark and bad weather" - youngatheart

Punta Arenas, Chile Arrives at 8:30am - Jan 14, 2018, Departs at 8:30pm - Jan 14, 2018

"Gateway to Chilean Patagonia. Be sure to book wildlife tours - penguins and seals/sea lion colonies. Optional tours to Antarctica are prohibitively expensive - but after all - for me this was a bucket-list trip." - ItaVero
"If you want to see penguins, go to the Island tour, not the Otoway colony. The Otoway penguins did not show up this year." - erpaetz
"We enjoyed the trip to the estancia." - konadan

Cruise Strait Of Magellan Departs at 12:00pm - Jan 15, 2018

"Had to be up to see them " - lovetocruisenc
"Most of the straits was done in the very early morning and it was dark. Once we got to the Pacific Ocean - we had rough seas. But neither of us get sea sick - we are fortunate. " - ldwallinga
"All inshore cruising was stunning. Like Alaska & Norway on steroids !" - Dorsetcruisers

Cruise Patagonic Channel Departs at 12:00pm - Jan 16, 2018

"Rough weather, but beautiful" - susanainvegas
"If going out of Santiago get a port side stateroom." - channeling
"Diverted because of Medical Emergency onboard." - beshlin4

Cruise Canal Moraleda Departs at 12:00pm - Jan 16, 2018

"Diverted because of Medical emergency onboard." - beshlin4

Cruise Chilean Fjords Departs at 12:00pm - Jan 16, 2018

"All inshore cruising was stunning. Like Alaska & Norway on steroids !" - Dorsetcruisers
"Better weather would help but the luck of the draw" - bigboofer
"Nice scenic cruising" - charlie1030

Puerto Chacabuco, Chile Arrives at 7:00am - Jan 17, 2018, Departs at 2:00pm - Jan 17, 2018

"Walk through the Patagonian rain forest to waterfall and glorious sunny view of lake and mountains was a highlight in our lives. Lamb feast made it even better. Outstanding lady guide too!" - equinnan
"Captain did not go to this Port. Too much smoke. Forrest fire." - HomerBugsby
"See above" - VivienneR

Puerto Montt, Chile Arrives at 8:00am - Jan 18, 2018, Departs at 6:00pm - Jan 18, 2018

"Tour companies just outside pier. Took tour to Petrohue Falls and Puerto Varas. Have good view of volcano Osorno on way to falls and at falls. Cost $50/person. Best to get in line 45 minutes early for tender tickets so you have ample time for tour." - randy618
"Visiting the national park and lakes was a great experience." - FSORET
"Had a tour of Puerto Varas and Fruitillar and enjoyed sitting by the Llanquihue Lake and were able to see the snowcapped volcanoes. A very nice sight. " - ldwallinga

San Antonio, Chile Arrives at 8:00am - Jan 20, 2018, Departs at 12:00am - Jan 20, 2018

"San Antonio is a new port to cruises, but is really good attendance for the passengers, much security. And the food is good big variety of food and wine (Chilean wine the best of the world) If you visit this port you need to drink the incredible wine of this country, and big variety of fish and meat that very good The Pablo neruda museum house is a good place to visit and the whole route of poets, Chile is a great place to visit enjoy! " - BenSteelmack
"Just a port. Did an excursion to Santiago and around town! Interesting city. Would have preferred to visit wine area and Valparaiso en route to airport." - jeanniej1946
"Not long enough again. Our fault for not tacking on a couple more days at the end of the cruise." - josanne