MIAMI -- Celebrity Cruises' Mercury will return to South America
next winter with three modified itineraries.
On Dec. 9, Mercury departs Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for a 13-day
Panama Canal voyage with visits to Oranjestad, Aruba; Manta,
Ecuador; Callao (Lima), Peru, and Arica and Valparaiso, Chile.On Dec. 23 and March 3, Mercury will depart on 13-day
Valparaiso-to-Rio de Janeiro cruises. The ship will call at Puerto
Montt and Punta Arenas, Chile; Ushuaia, Puerto Madryn and Buenos
Aires, Argentina, and Rio de Janeiro.
On March 17, Mercury offers a 13-day cruise from Rio de Janeiro
to La Guaira (Caracas), Venezuela. The ship also visits Santos,
Buzios, Salvador, Porto Seguro and Ilhabela, Brazil; Buenos Aires,
and Montevideo, Uruguay.
Other itineraries include:Rio de Janeiro to Valparaiso, Jan. 6. Port calls include Buenos
Aires, Puerto Madryn, Ushuaia and Puerto Montt. The reverse
itinerary departs March 3.Valparaiso to Buenos Aires, Jan. 20. The ship visits Puerto
Montt and Punta Arenas; Port Stanley, Falkland Islands; Puerto
Madryn, and Montevideo. The reverse cruise sails Feb. 17.Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro, roundtrip from Buenos Aires, Feb.
3. The cruise stops at Montevideo and Santos before a three-day
visit to Rio de Janeiro during Carnaval.