Our cruise tour began in Buenos Aires, where we had an overnight at the Four Seasons Hotel. What a great start to our cruise vacation! Our wake-up call was very early (about 3 am), and the Hanseatic passengers took a charter plane for the three-hour flight to Ushuaia, Argentina, the "end of the world". Before boarding the Hanseatic, we toured Ushuaia, rode the End of the World Train, and visited Tierra del Fuego National Park. We sailed in the early evening for the Falkland Islands, and spent two days there before heading south to Antarctica. Our first stop in Antarctica was Elephant Island.