Sunday, 7 August 2011

Central and South America With eWaterways

From this December, luxury cruise liner the Deutschland will embark on an exciting Central and South American sailing programme in conjunction with eWaterways, the niche and river cruise specialists.

Hailed as the ‘Grand Hotel at Sea,’ the elegant five-star cruiser is soon to be recognised under a different moniker, as a London 2012 Olympics hotel ship! But, before mooring in London’s docklands next July, the intrepid ship will offer the ultimate blend of expedition and luxury cruising. With many different itineraries to suit those seeking urban cultural encounters, off the beaten track adventures, nature discovery or relaxation on sun-kissed beaches, eWaterways and the Deutschland will start by showcasing the best of Latin America’s diverse and magical landscape.

Gold Coast of South America: Rio to Buenos Aires (Visiting Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina) Dec 19-Jan 5

Guests aboard this 18-day cruise will be able to celebrate the festive season in the party capital Rio de Janeiro, before setting sail for the historic towns of Buzios and Paraty along the Costa Verde. After visiting Punte del Este and Montevideo in Uruguay, the cruise crosses over to Argentina, where passengers will cruise the Parana River - the continent’s second longest river after the Amazon - docking in Rosario, a city famed for its neoclassical architecture. From here the glistening skyline of capital city Buenos Aires beckons, the final destination on this remarkable cruise where guests can celebrate the New Year in style.

Prices start from £5,610 on a full board basis, including sightseeing and excursions. Cruise only price excluding visas.

Central American Exploration: February 27-March 16, 2012

Starting in the Mexican city of La Paz, this 19-day cruise offers a full exploration of Central America. Cruising to the peaceful, secluded bays along the Pacific Coast there is opportunity to partake in an educational trip to the ancient Mayan pyramids in the middle of the Guatemalan rainforest.

The cruise continues along the coast for an exploration of less visited destinations like El Salvador and Nicaragua. Mooring at Acajutla, passengers will be able to spend a day exploring the main sea port of Central America’s smallest country before arriving in the sleepy town of Corinto in Nicaragua. A real treat for the Deutschland’s guests, Corinto’s virtually untouched beaches and idyllic tropical surroundings evoke a romantic bygone age. In Costa Rica, there are the naturally beautiful landscapes of Punta Arenas, a surfers’ favourite, and the lush port town Golfito.

The final destination on this cruise is Panama starting with Isla Coiba, a UNESCO Heritage Site and home to many indigenous plant and wildlife species. The voyage concludes with a visit to Isla del Rey, the largest island of the Pearl Islands before drawing to a close in Panama City.

Prices start from £5,895 on a full-board basis including sightseeing and excursions. Cruise only price excluding visas.

For more info, visit or contact the UK's adventure-cruise specialists of The Cruise Line Ltd on 0800 008 6677.