Inspiring Antarctica and South America Cruise

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Inspiring Antarctica and South America Cruise

14 Day Cruise

02/02/2025 - 02/16/2025

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All Rates are per person based on double occupancy. 3rd and 4th persons in same cabin travel at reduced rates. Call to see if discounts are available.

CABIN TYPE CRUISE RATES
Inside $2,286.54
Window $2,376.03
Balcony $3,447.32
Taxes & Govt. Fees $435.73
Terms and Conditions: Advertised rates INCLUDE port charges but DO NOT INCLUDE shore excursions, airfare, or gratuities. We will be happy to book your air if you would like–air is available at all major gateways. A $250 deposit per person is required to confirm your booking. The deposit is refundable until October 25, 2024 when final payment is due. Space can be recalled as early as six months before the sail date so BOOK EARLY!
Check Your Invoice Names: Please check to see that your names are spelled correctly. Your first and last names must appear as they appear on your passport for International travel and Driver’s License for domestic tours.

PASSPORTS ARE REQUIRED and should be valid 6 months after the end of the tour.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the nature of this tour you must be able to climb stairs and walk unassisted at a moderate pace. You will walk 3-5 miles per day.

Please note that minor changes to the itinerary may occur due to local conditions and to better accommodate our group.

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John Bytheway

All Rates are per person based on double occupancy. 3rd and 4th persons in same cabin travel at reduced rates. Call to see if discounts are available.

CABIN TYPE CRUISE RATES
Inside $2,286.54
Window $2,376.03
Balcony $3,447.32
Taxes & Govt. Fees $435.73
Terms and Conditions: Advertised rates INCLUDE port charges but DO NOT INCLUDE shore excursions, airfare, or gratuities. We will be happy to book your air if you would like–air is available at all major gateways. A $250 deposit per person is required to confirm your booking. The deposit is refundable until October 25, 2024 when final payment is due. Space can be recalled as early as six months before the sail date so BOOK EARLY!
Check Your Invoice Names: Please check to see that your names are spelled correctly. Your first and last names must appear as they appear on your passport for International travel and Driver’s License for domestic tours.

PASSPORTS ARE REQUIRED and should be valid 6 months after the end of the tour.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the nature of this tour you must be able to climb stairs and walk unassisted at a moderate pace. You will walk 3-5 miles per day.

Please note that minor changes to the itinerary may occur due to local conditions and to better accommodate our group.

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Sail with John Bytheway & Dave Hadlock as they enlighten and uplift our group with their presentations on sea days. In addition to viewing the incredible ice flows of Antarctica, join us on the optional private tours that will further enhance our journey. See large colonies of King penguins and travel off-road to see amazing wildlife in the Falkland Islands. Puerto Madryn offers an unforgettable stop at a German pastry shop and the local LDS church. Enjoy an exciting day of country living at Punta Arenas where striking scenery unfolds at every turn in the wet and windy region of Puerto Chacabuco. In Ushuaia stroll through Tierra del Fuego National Park, view the Beagle Channel and the spectacular mountains and visit the Maritime and Prison Museums. Savor onboard evening shows, endless gourmet delights, and private presentations. Join John & Dave and our adventurous LDS group as we create memories to last a lifetime.

Join us for a 3-night pre-cruise tour including Iguazú Falls and a post-cruise tour and transfer.

Day 1 – January 29, 2025: Depart from the United States on an overnight flight to Buenos Aires EZE airport.

Day 2 – January 30, 2025: Arrive at the Buenos Aires airport and make your own way to our hotel. For an additional fee, you have the option of joining us for dinner and a tango show.

Day 3 – January 31, 2025: This morning we load our bags onto our coach and head to the airport for our flight to the Iguazú Falls area. This flight is included in our tour. We spend our afternoon exploring the Brazilian Iguaçu National Park. Iguaçu National Park and Iguazú Falls National Park are a UNESCO World Heritage site. We walk along the pathways, stop at scenic balconies, cross bridges and climb stairs all the while taking in the beautiful scenery. We overnight at a hotel in the Iguazú Falls area. (B)

Day 4 – February 1, 2025: We spend the morning enjoying the Argentine side of Iguazú Falls in Iguazú Falls National Park. This national park is about 167,340 acres of incredible beauty. We enjoy the jungle and these incredible falls. There are a total of 257 falls. Our guide shares the history of the area and the importance of the falls to local people. We will see a wide variety of animals along the way. Following our exploration of nature, we board our domestic flight for Buenos Aires. This flight is included with the tour. We arrive at our hotel and have the evening to relax or explore on our own. (B)

Day 5 – February 2, 2025: Pack your bags and hop aboard our bus. We visit a local Spanish speaking ward for Sacrament Meeting before continuing to our ship. (B)

February 16, 2025: We disembark and join the local Spanish speaking ward for Sacrament Meeting. Then we take a short city tour of Buenos Aires on our way to the Ezeiza Airport. We arrive at the airport and catch our flights home.

$1,295 per person based on double occupancy and check or ACH payment.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Buenos Aires, Argentina

February 2, 2025 (Sunday)

Join us for a 3-night pre-cruise tour including Iguazu Falls and Sacrament Meeting in Buenos Aires.

Day 2 : Montevideo, Uruguay

February 3, 2025 (Monday)

We visit many of the important sites of Montevideo. We see the City Gate, Independence Square, Artigas Monument, Sarandí Pedestrian Street and Matriz Square. We stop in front of the Legislative Palace and admire its architecture and beauty. We go to the agricultural market. We learn about its history and get to see what local producers are selling. We make a classic photo stop in front of the famous sign of Montevideo. We stop at the Parque Batlle and see the Centenario Stadium from the outside. Following our tour, you can opt to visit the market del puerto for some food or shopping. $80 per person when paying by check or ACH.

Day 3 : At Sea

February 4, 2025 (Tuesday)

Lectures at Sea

Day 4 : Puerto Madryn, Argentina

February 5, 2025 (Wednesday)

Our goal today is to enjoy as many different types of wildlife as we can. What we see and experience depends on the local conditions. We head toward Peninsula Valdes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which includes a wildlife sanctuary. We spend some time at the Visitor's center and learn about the local flora and fauna. Our next stop is Caleta Valdes, home to Southern Elephant Seals. We visit Puerto Pirámides, the only city on Peninsula Valdes. Following a short city tour, we go to the Punta Pirámides reserve and see the sea lions. Keep alert as you may see more wildlife as we return to the ship. $165 per person when paying by check or ACH. Lunch is included.

Day 5 : At Sea

February 6, 2025 (Thursday)

Lectures at Sea

Day 6 : Punta Arenas, Chile

February 7, 2025 (Friday)

Tour details coming soon. Price: TBD

Day 7 : Ushuaia, Argentina

February 8, 2025 (Saturday)

Today you have time on your own to explore. You might visit Tierra del Fuego National Park and enjoy the beautiful scenery. You may stroll along the streets of Ushuaia and enjoy knowing you are walking in the place referred to as the End of the World.

Day 8 : At Sea

February 9, 2025 (Sunday)

Lectures at Sea

Day 9 : Cruising Paradise Bay, Antarctica

February 10, 2025 (Monday)

Scenic Cruising

Day 10 : Elephant Island, Antarctica

February 11, 2025 (Tuesday)

Scenic Cruising

Day 11 : At Sea

February 12, 2025 (Wednesday)

Lectures at Seas

Day 12 : Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

February 13, 2025 (Thursday)

Today we journey to the largest King penguin colony in the Falkland Islands, Volunteer Point. The colony is home to over 1,200 breeding pairs. Other penguins such as Gentoo and Magellanic penguins make their homes on Volunteer Point. We travel in 4 x 4 Land Rovers on gravel roads. Your driver answers all of your questions about the area as you journey. We walk where the penguins live and if you stay still, they may come right up to you. A packed lunch is included with this tour. If there is time left after our visit to Volunteer Point, the driver will take you on a short tour of the town. You can opt to be dropped off in town if you want to look at gift shops or the Museum or the driver will take you directly to the pier. $275 per person when paying by check or ACH. Lunch included.

Day 13 : At Sea

February 14, 2025 (Friday)

Seminar at Sea

Day 14 : At Sea

February 15, 2025 (Saturday)

Lectures at Sea

Day 15 : Buenos Aires, Argentina

February 16, 2025 (Sunday)

If you purchased the pre-cruise tour and transfers, you join us for Sacrament Meeting and a short city tour before transferring to the airport. All others make your own way to the airport and your flights home.

Information

Ship Information: Norwegian Star


Recently refurbished as part of The Norwegian Edge program, Norwegian Star brings freedom and flexibility to cruises spanning the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, South America, and Transatlantic. Onboard, Norwegian Star features a large delicious dining options, bars and lounges, a sprawling spa, plus tons of fun for kids of every age.

Pricing

All Rates are per person based on double occupancy. 3rd and 4th persons in same cabin travel at reduced rates. Call to see if discounts are available.

CABIN TYPE CRUISE RATES
Inside $2,286.54
Window $2,376.03
Balcony $3,447.32
Taxes & Govt. Fees $435.73
Terms and Conditions: Advertised rates INCLUDE port charges but DO NOT INCLUDE shore excursions, airfare, or gratuities. We will be happy to book your air if you would like–air is available at all major gateways. A $250 deposit per person is required to confirm your booking. The deposit is refundable until October 25, 2024 when final payment is due. Space can be recalled as early as six months before the sail date so BOOK EARLY!
Check Your Invoice Names: Please check to see that your names are spelled correctly. Your first and last names must appear as they appear on your passport for International travel and Driver’s License for domestic tours.

PASSPORTS ARE REQUIRED and should be valid 6 months after the end of the tour.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the nature of this tour you must be able to climb stairs and walk unassisted at a moderate pace. You will walk 3-5 miles per day.

Please note that minor changes to the itinerary may occur due to local conditions and to better accommodate our group.

Headliners

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Dave has worked as a tour director to religious sites for over 19 years. He began as a contracted guide working for other LDS travel agencies while owning an export clothing business (used and vintage clothing). He enjoyed the vintage clothing business. As the vintage clothing business declined, he moved into travel full time with the opening of Bountiful Travel. His qualifications for religious teaching began as a missionary when he felt his soul enlarge (in the words of Alma) as he heard a master teacher of the scriptures. He wanted to be able to help others feel the same way through his teaching. He began an intense study of the scriptures as a missionary and continued after his mission working on a Master’s degree in Ancient Near Eastern Studies (Biblical Hebrew emphasis). He studies looking for unique insights into the scriptures and has worked hard at learning how to teach those insights in an interesting manner. His background in Mesoamerican studies and Ancient Near Eastern studies lends to unique insights into the scriptures. He is laid-back and loves to have fun. He loves teaching and being with people. So for him this is the ultimate job. He hopes that his love for the scriptures is contagious as he teaches. He’s taken over 100 tour groups to Central America and Israel over the last 14 years and hopes you will join him on one of his trips.
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John was born and raised in Salt Lake City, and he served his mission in the Philippines. Following his mission he attended the University of Utah, and later graduated from BYU. John has taught the Book of Mormon at Brigham Young University, and the BYU Salt Lake Center since 1996. In 2003, he earned a Master’s Degree in Religious Education. He is the author of more than two dozen books and CDs many of which, he says, are effective non-prescription sleep-aids. He loves to golf, write, read, and play the banjo and guitar. John is a founding member of the local chapter of the Andy Griffith Show Re-run Watchers Club, and does a spot-on impersonation of Deputy Sheriff Barney Fife. John has served as a bishop, and is currently serving as a member of the Young Men’s General Advisory Council (formerly known as the General Board). John and Kim’s children have served missions in France, Iceland, Tahiti and West Virginia, and another son will soon be serving in Uruguay..
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Inspiring Antarctica and South America Cruise - 14 Day Cruise

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