South American Vacation 2012 Home Page.

Welcome to the home page for my second cruise of 2012, this time from Boston, Massachusetts to Valparaiso, Chile via the Panama Canal. This cruise took place between October 18th and November 8th. The ports of call on this trip were Port Canaveral, Florida; Port Lauderdale, Florida; one of the San Blass Islands on the Caribbean side of Panama; through the Panama Canal; Manta, Equator; Trujillo, Peru (for Machu Picchu); Lima, Peru; Coquimbo, Chile ending in Valparaiso, Chile.

Here is a map showing this cruise:

Cruise Map

This site is designed a bit differently than the previous ones. During these more recent trips I have been creating emails with fairly large Microsoft Word documents attached to them describing the cruise and sending them to selected people as the trip progresses. The pages of this site are based on the origional Microsoft Word documents created for and attached to those emails. These documents have been converted into the web pages that follow. Those of you that received the emails will likely recognize them. As a result of this there probably are a few less pictures than I might have used if I had created the web pages from scratch. I think that these pages will still provide a very adaquate feel of the trip as I experienced it even though there may be a few less pictures.

Below is a calendar that lists the progression of the trip day by day with links to the appropriate section of the appropriate document/page that talks about that day.

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
  Oct. 18 Oct. 19 Oct. 20 Oct. 21
Home to
Boston, Massachusetts and Sightseeing
Boston, Massachusetts,
Sightseeing

Departure on
cruise from
Boston
At Sea,
heading for
Port Canaveral,
Florida

Oct. 22 Oct. 23 Oct. 24 Oct. 25 Oct. 26 Oct. 27 Oct. 28
At Sea,
heading for
Port Canaveral,
Florida
Port Canaveral
Florida,
for the
Kennedy Space
Center
Fort Lauderdale,
Florida
At Sea,
heading for
San Blas
Islands,
Panama

At Sea,
heading for
San Blas
Islands,
Panama
San Blas
Islands,
Panama
Transit of
the
Panama
Canal
Oct. 29 Oct. 30 Oct. 31 Nov. 1 Nov. 2 Nov. 3 Nov. 4
At Sea,
heading for
Manta,
Equator
Manta,
Equator
At Sea,
heading for
Salavery (Trujillo), Peru
Day 1 of
Machu Picchu
shore excursion.
Trujillo, Peru to
Lima, Peru to Cusco, Peru
with Sightseeing
Day 2 of
Machu Picchu
shore excursion.
Cusco to
Machu Picchu
and back
Day 3 of
Machu Picchu
shore excursion.
Cusco, Peru to
Lima, Peru
with Sightseeing
At Sea,
heading for
Coquimbo,
Chile
Nov. 5 Nov. 6 Nov. 7 Nov. 8  
At Sea,
heading for
Coquimbo,
Chile

Coquimbo,
Chile
Valparaiso,
Chile
and start of
trip home.
Completion of trip home

As is usual I wish to thank the various people that provided any services to me before, during and after this trip. This includes Air Canada, the lLangham hotel in Boston, the tour driver in Boston, Holland America's staff in Boaton and on the Volendam throughout the cruise and especially on the Machu Picchu shore excursion and all of the shore excursion people in most of the ports of call. Again special thanks to Colleen Renton of Goliger's Travel in Brantford for her always valuable assistance in planning this trip!!!


Web Page Created: July 1st & 2nd, 2013
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 7:58 PM