On 17 March 2013, my Canadian friends Sheila McInnis, Barb Hoffos and I set sail on a 15-night repositioning cruise aboard the Celebrity Infinity. We embarked at Valparaiso, bound for Fort Lauderdale via the Panama Canal, sailing a total of 4 364 nautical miles (5 019 land miles). This enabled the cruise company to switch hemispheres in order to accommodate seasonal changes. It also afforded us various shore excursions, whilst visiting ports in Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Panama and Columbia. Keen to avail ourselves of every travel opportunity that presented itself, given our unique geographic location at that time, we enlisted the services of 'Latin Discover', a tour operator, to custom design a pre-cruise tour to Machu Picchu and environs.
This book is a pictorial account of our wonderful adventures together, and the special memories that they afforded us.