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Buenos Aires - Exciting South American City and Cruise Ship Port of Call

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Buenos Aires - Exciting South American City and Cruise Ship Port of Call
Buenos Aires Obelisco

The Obelisco is the symbol of Buenos Aires and was built in 1936, the 400th anniversary of the city.

Buenos Aires Photo (c) Linda Garrison
Buenos Aires and Argentina are fascinating cruise travel destinations. With the dollar weak against the British pound and the Euro, overseas travel bargains are not all that easy to find. However, if you head WAY South to Buenos Aires, you will find lots of travel bargains. Of course, Buenos Aires has more than good bargains for the traveler. The vivacious Argentine city has warm, sunny weather in the austral summer months of December through February. Buenos Aires also has a European look and a sophisticated beat. The people are absolutely beautiful--enough to make anyone envious. And for those who hate that jetlag feeling, Buenos Aires is only two time zones different than the east coast of the U.S. And, if you love late nights and a party atmosphere, Buenos Aires has it all. But, you don't have to stay up late to see the famous tango, which is danced in numerous shows and on many street corners all over Buenos Aires.

Cruise travelers will enjoy Buenos Aires as a port of call on a South American cruise or as a stopover on the way to Antarctica. Cruise ships can sail up the Rio de la Plata right into the heart of the city. We visited Buenos Aires for two days before our expedition cruise to the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) and Antarctica on the Hapag-Lloyd Hanseatic in January 2005 and again on our Celebrity Infinity cruise from Buenos Aires to Rio for Carnaval and the Samba Parade in February 2007. Buenos Aires is one of the most popular ports in South America, and eight cruise ships were in port the day we embarked on the Infinity.

Join me for a tour of Buenos Aires.

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