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Buenos Aires, Argentina


Buenos Aires conjures up an image of sophistication, romance, friendly people, Latin sizzle, fabulous meals and robust Argentine wine. Commonly referred to as "The Paris of South America", Buenos Aires is to many, much more appealing and affordable than many other world-class cities.

Rich in history beginning in 1536 when the Spaniards attempted to colonize the mouth of the Rio de la Plata to the eventual emancipation from the Spanish crown, the Republic of Argentina emerged in the early 1800's. in Buenos Aires, where the population is a mix of South American and European cultures, this cosmopolitan city celebrates its differences which attracts tourists from all over the world.

After the economy collapsed in 2001, the resourceful Portenos used the devaluation of the peso as an opportunity to attract tourists, many of the hotel and restaurant workers formed cooperatives to purchase and operate their places of employment. Even though the price of hotel rooms and many restaurants have soared, there are still many good deals to be had.

Port Orientation

Conveniently located about a half-mile from the heart of Buenos Aires, the cruise passenger terminal offers shops, restaurants and other means of transportation.


There are plenty of reasonably priced cabs to catch from the pier. As a caution, do not hail street cabs, it's best to use taxis called for in advance. Once in the city center, there are plenty of trains and buses to get you around as well as a good subway system.


A great amount of the sightseeing opportunities are found within walking distance of the "microcenter" of Buenos Aires. Here you will find everything from historic and cultural attractions to shopping and sightseeing. For those wishing to shop, the internationally well known shopping district, Calle Florida, is a pedestrian only street where you can find leather goods, silver and wool sweaters.

Close to the Plaza is the Recoleta district where you can find art museums, designer boutiques, restaurants and a world famous cemetery. In this area, you can stroll along the older, colorful neighborhoods of San Telmo and La Boca, taking in the brightly painted houses that line the cobbled streets. A long string of restaurants with outdoor verandas can be found along the river in Puerto Madero. Make sure to take the time to visit at least several of the many museums in Buenos Aires. As the Argentines are known to have perfected the romantic and seductive Tango, make sure to visit one of the smaller tango bars in San Telmo or La Boca, or if you prefer to go big, there are larger shows that cater more to the tourist. Somewhere along the way, you'll find the opportunity to learn the Tango yourself!

After departing Port Stanley, the ship will cruise by Cape Horn, which is the southernmost point of South America. While many sailors found this to be their final resting point, sailing the waters around Cape Horn on a large Cruise Ship, even with 20 to 30 foot seas, is comfortable and scenic. For smaller vessels, navigating through the Drake Passage and Cape Horn is still one of the most challenging nautical routes in the world.

Average Temperature

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  75 73 69 62 56 51   50 53 56 61 66 72

Average High Temperature

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  85 82 79 72 65 59   58 62 65 71 76 82

Average Precipitation

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  4.2 4 4 3.3 3.1 2.1   2.3 2.3 2.4 4 3.6 3.3