Friday, 9 December 2011

Las Palmas to Buenos Aires: Trans-atlantic crossing 10% off

Save up to 10% and be part of something completely different. This main leg of Hurtigruten's Fram repositioning odyssey sees it leave Las Palmas in the Canary Islands on day one; reappearing on Buenos Aires’ horizon 19 days later. During this incredible crossing the emphasis is truly on relaxation and enjoying the feeling of being surrounded by the ocean.

The voyage starts in Gran Canaria, the third largest of the Canary Islands. Its nickname, the “Miniature Continent” stems from the number of different climates and variety of landscapes that can be found. The island itself is under protection as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. Most of the tourists who visit go to the southern part of the island which is sunnier and drier than the north. Before the ship sets sail in the evening, we recommend you take time to acquaint yourself with the charming city of Las Palmas and its surroundings.

As you begin your Trans-Atlantic, cross-hemispheric voyage you’ll be forgiven for wondering if you are the only passenger. To start with you’ll notice that the ship’s staff are no longer in uniform and that the atmosphere is one of informality and relaxation. You can spend your time out on deck enjoying the sunshine (hopefully!) and the sight of the ocean stretching to the horizon in all directions, you could take time catch up on any books you’ve been meaning to read or perhaps relax in the sauna or Jacuzzi.

During the voyage’s quieter days, any signs of wildlife will be big news and will be announced over the ship’s PA system. These sightings are likely to include birds such as storm petrels, masked boobies and other species native to these areas.

Whilst Hurtigruten assure you that the friendly crew are as professional and courteous as always, the days and evenings are a time for celebration and fun. You are encouraged to join your fellow passengers and crew out on deck for the famous Equator Baptism! At other times, the head-chef is known to throw legendary impromptu barbecues on deck 7 for all to enjoy. The ship is also likely to stage its own fun version of the Olympic Games with table-tennis, table-football and even air-rifle shooting on the list of events.

During your time in Buenos Aires we recommend you enjoy its rich culture from the streets to the dance halls. The fact that it is the home of the tango should tell you all that you need to know about its people! Shopaholics are sure to find numerous distractions among its streets and markets whilst naturalists are urged to explore the fascinating Tigre River Delta. Treat yourself with an unforgettable voyage

For more info and booking details, be sure to check out this link with the UK's luxury cruise specialists, The Cruise Line Ltd.

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