Friday, March 3, 2017

Tigre Delta River Cruise

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Arriving Buenos Aires

During the early morning hours of Monday January 31st Crown Princess reached our final port of call for this cruise, Buenos Aires, Argentina.  By 08:00 AM we were alongside.  Since leaving Valparaiso, Chile we visited 7 harbors in 4 countries and covered 4001 nautical  miles (4601 statute miles).   What an amazing 14 days.

Once again we met in the Wheelhouse Bar to obtain our group tour stickers.  As we boarded the motorcoach there were light rain showers.

San Isidro Cathedral

Our first stop on our excursion was at the San Isidro Cathedral, located in the city of San Isidro, in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. San IsidroIt ranks as the province's most affluent neighborhood. The center of the city is a historic area with cobbled streets and old single-story houses.

Built on the site of a 1706 chapel opened by the city's founder, the present Catholic cathedral's cornerstone was laid October 6, 1895 with the first mass being celebrated May 14, 1898.

Read more about the church's history on their official website.

After completing our tour of the cathedral, we drove through the streets of Buenos Aires and then left the city for the Tigre Delta.

River Cruise

Located on the ParanĂ¡ Delta, Tigre was our embarkation point for a leisurely sightseeing cruise along the willow-shaded waterways of the ParanĂ¡ River.

We glided past the brightly-colored wooden houses, elegant Belle Epoque mansions, elaborate Italian villas, and charming Englishstyle rowing clubs that dot the densely forested riverbank.

The Tigre River reminded us of Amsterdam or Venice with their canals.  Just like Venice, all supplies must be delivered by water as there is no other means of access.   Even drinking water must be brought in by boat.

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