[% 11986 | | Carnival %] will send its first “Fun Ship” to South America in 2009, making a vacation to our southern neighbor slightly more affordable. The new Carnival Splendor will sail three itineraries in South America from January through March. Prices start at $1,399 for a 14-night cruise, $1,199 for a 17-night cruise, and $1,099 for an 18-night cruise—all under $100 per night.
On January 31, 2009, the Carnival Splendor will sail a 17-night itinerary from Ft. Lauderdale to Buenos Aires. The ship will call in two Caribbean islands and four Brazilian ports. On February 17, the ship will depart for a 14-night cruise around the bottom of the continent from Buenos Aires to Santiago. On March 3, the Carnival Splendor will continue up the coast from Santiago to San Francisco, combining visits to Chile, Peru, and Ecuador with stops in the Mexican Riviera.
If you’d like to see South America from aboard a Carnival ship, you can book your cruise starting July 10, 2007.