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Monday, 28 November 2011

Fjord cruises in southern climes

What do you think of when someone tells you to picture a fjords cruise? Snow?
Ice?
Glaciers?
Rugged Nordic beauty?
Gushing rivers and waterfalls?
Arctic/Scandinavian wildlife?
Would you think about Chile, (the country, not the food)?
 Did you even realise that Chile has it's own set of fjords with cruises going in and out of them as well?

It's the perfect destination for any cruisers who find themselves with a bit of a "been there, done that" syndrome as it rarely crops up on a cruise lines itinerary but when it does it's well worth going for.

The scenery will be similar to what you might expect from a Nordic fjord cruise but with a more 'tropical' slant to everything. You'd be swapping Norwegian for Spanish and polar bears for penguins but as well as that you'd be getting some of the most stunning scenery South America has to offer.

The other great option with this cruise is you have the option of staying over longer and seeing sights such as the Iguazu falls or Machu Picchu! Both of them destinations in their own right but a huge bonus when you combine them with a cruise.

So what do you think? Have you ever cruised the Chilean fjords and how would you compare them to Norways fjords?
Let me know here.

Happy cruising