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San Gimignano, Italy -- 2011 :

San Gimignano, Italy -- 2011

John Crifasi

Updated: Apr 19, 2014 6:43am PST

Vinci, Italy -- 2011 : Birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci, and home of il Piastrino Vineyard and Restaurant.
www.ilpiastrino.it

Vinci, Italy -- 2011

John Crifasi

Birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci, and home of il Piastrino Vineyard and ...

Updated: Apr 19, 2014 6:42am PST

Montalcino, Italy -- 2011 :

Montalcino, Italy -- 2011

John Crifasi

Updated: Apr 19, 2014 6:41am PST

Florence, Chianti region -- 2011 : The first of six galleries of images from a Food and Wine Tour across Tuscany!  Enjoy!

Florence, Chianti region -- 2011

John Crifasi

The first of six galleries of images from a Food and Wine Tour across ...

Updated: Apr 19, 2014 6:41am PST

Aruba, 2011 :

Aruba, 2011

John Crifasi

Updated: Apr 19, 2014 6:40am PST

Montevideo, Uruguay : The final port of call on our Antarctica Cruise is Montevideo, the capital and largest city of Uruguay.  Originally founded by Portugal between 1680 and 1683, its architecture reflects its history, which was influenced by Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French and British immigrants.  One of its most impressive buildings is the Palacio Legislativo, which is currently the seat of the Uruguayan Parliment.  Our excursion included wine tasting and lunch at a local vineyard, The Juanico Winery, which is a family run winery.  Two of our favorites were its Tannat and Malbec wines!  As we cast off and make our way towards our final destination of Buenos Aires, we are treated to one more magnificent South Atlantic sky!

Montevideo, Uruguay

John Crifasi

The final port of call on our Antarctica Cruise is Montevideo, the cap ...

Updated: Apr 19, 2014 6:39am PST

Puerto Madryn, Argentina : On January 6, we arrive to the port city of Puerto Madryn, Argentina.  After a quick stroll through the downtown area, and to pick up more Malbec wine, we head off on our excursion.  After traveling through desert-like terrain, we arrive at a sheep farm, where we view a sheep getting its "summer cut" up close and personal.  After lunch at the farm, we travel to Punta Loma, a sea lion reserve along the shores and cliffs of Puerto Madryn.  Upon our return to the ship, we also discover sea lions lounging on the docks by our ship!

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

John Crifasi

On January 6, we arrive to the port city of Puerto Madryn, Argentina. ...

Updated: Apr 19, 2014 6:38am PST

Punta Arenas, Chile : After leaving Ushuaia, we cruise through the Chilean Fjords, passing into the Magdalena Channel, and onward to the Magellan Strait.  We dock in Punta Arenas, which is the largest city south of the 46th parallel south, and is among the largest cities in the Patagonian region.  On an overcast and drizzly day, we head out for an excursion to a ski resort, which doubles as hiking trails during the summertime.  Once we have conquered the trails, we spend a brief time in the town square and shop among the many vendors selling wool items before hustling back to the ship for the comforts of warmth and hot chocolate!

Punta Arenas, Chile

John Crifasi

After leaving Ushuaia, we cruise through the Chilean Fjords, passing i ...

Updated: Apr 19, 2014 6:36am PST

Ushuaia, Argentina : Throughout the night of January 1, the ship navigated through the narrow Beagle Channel, crossing from Chilean waters to the Argentinian port of Ushuaia.  (Alongside is the cruise ship, The World, which serves as a residential community for 150-200 passengers who travel the world on the ship while living on the ship.)  Once our ship leaves port, we sail through the Chilean Fjords and witness majestic glaciers among the Andes Mountains, the longest mountain chain in the world on land.

Ushuaia, Argentina

John Crifasi

Throughout the night of January 1, the ship navigated through the narr ...

Updated: Apr 19, 2014 6:35am PST

Deception Island and Cape Horn : During the early morning on Dec. 31, the ship navigated a Northeasterly course towards Deception Island under heavily overcast skies.  Since the early 1800's, Deception Island was a favorite refuge area from the storms and icebergs of the Antarctica.  The island is the caldera of an active volcano, which has caused damage as late as 1967 and 1969.  Due to the fog and overcast skies, our visibility was seriously limited; however, one of the most entertaining sights while there were the schools of penguins swimming across the strait!  Around 10:00 that morning, the ship sets a northerly track towards Cape Horn and we bid farewell to the incredible continent of Antarctica!

Throughout the morning of Jan. 1, the ship continues on course towards Cape Horn.  After our very rough passage (on New Year's Eve celebrated stomachs...), we arrive at the Chilean Fjords and the port of Ushuaia, as we are treated to a remarkable sunset sky!

Deception Island and Cape Horn

John Crifasi

During the early morning on Dec. 31, the ship navigated a Northeasterl ...

Updated: Apr 19, 2014 6:34am PST