The journey starts in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world. Argentines, well, people from Buenos Aires complain that while Ushuaia is in a beautiful location, that the town has little to offer. I didn't find that to be my experience at all as the town offers a sort of Alpine ambience and it is full of touristy shops and restaurants that specialize in Argentine asado (barbeque) and Fuegian lamb.
But more importantly, Ushuaia is cradled by the Andes on three sides and the Beagle channel on the South. It offers some truly unforgettable vistas, especially as you land and get to fly through the mountains.
On the first day, before boarding the ship, we visisted the Tierra del Fuego National Park and saw some amazing sites, but nothing to prepare us for what was ahead.