DISCOVER THE AMERICAS; from Cape Horn in the South to Quebec in the Northawaii, the Americas Offer Some of the Most Diverth, from Anchorage in Alaska to Tropical Rse Scenery, History and Culture in the World

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DISCOVER THE AMERICAS; from Cape Horn in the South to Quebec in the Northawaii, the Americas Offer Some of the Most Diverth, from Anchorage in Alaska to Tropical Rse Scenery, History and Culture in the World


EVERYONE knows - even those who have never been there - that the Caribbean is one of the world's most enchanting regions for cruising, with year-round sunshine and a plethora of islands with distinct characters to discover each day. From St Lucia to St Vincent, the Cayman Islands to Cuba, Barbados to the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos to Trinidad and Tobago, the glittering islands form a jewelled chain spanning only picture-postcard beaches lapped by turquoise waters, but a warm welcome from the locals, whose homelands are steeped in rich history and fascinating culture that they're eager to share.

But, beyond these popular islands, the destinations to discover, many of which are ports of call on cruise itineraries, making it possible to take in multiple places on one streamlined trip.

EXPLORE THERE are the vast plains of Argentina's Pampas, where gauchos still enjoy the timeworn traditions of ranch life on their 'estancias', where the fertile soils provide nourishing pastures for the country's famed herds of beef cattle. Head to the stylish capital, Buenos Aires, birthplace of the tango and home to colourful cafe society and a bustling nightlife. Explore the wineries of Uruguay and British outposts such as Saint Helena and the Falkland Islands. Travel back in time and make for Machu Picchu, the extraordinary 15th-century Incan citadel that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Travel around Cape Horn, discovering the awe-inspiring glaciers, breathtaking fjords and majestic mountains of Argentina and Chile's most southerly reaches. Explore the wilderness of Tierra del Fuego national park and its capital, Ushuaia, the world's most southerly city, nestling on the shores of the Beagle Channel.

REMOTE WONDERS FOLLOW in the wake of Charles Darwin and make for the remote Galapagos their diverse and unique wildlife and where he spent six weeks in 1835, gathering data for his landmark study, On the Origin of Species.

Rio de Janeiro's renowned skyline, framed by Sugarloaf Mountain and overlooked by the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, is the unmistakable hallmark of a modern metropolis that having enjoyed extensive investment for the 2016 Olympic Games.

Montreal, Port de Quebec, Halifax, Baltimore, Toronto, Boston, New York, Charleston and Miami are dotted down the eastern the likes of Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego. It would be challenging to pinpoint just one of these incredible cities to visit, but imagine enjoying multiple destinations in one seamless trip, journeying in the footsteps of the Pilgrim Fathers as they arrived in Boston, and discovering the mighty sights of Manhattan and the historic cobblestone streets and the pretty French Quarter of Charleston, on South Carolina's Atlantic coast. …

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