No route planned yet. We hope to head to Ushuaia for Chrismas +/- a month, weather dependant as we would like to do an antartic sidetrip. Then point north.
We've not done any planning for South America yet. We have guidebooks on all the countries, and maps. And we have a copy of a booked called "weather to travel". We've got 28 days at sea as we sail with the truck on Grimaldi lines, so we figured we would have more than enough time to figure out the plan. Before we sail, we will be downloading every scrap of info we can find as we will not have web access while at sea (at least not affordable web access).
We are about to cross into Spain, where we plan to spend 2 months to learn spanish, as well as we can. Then over to Italy for my sisters wedding, then up through France for Le Havre, then set sail.
Once we land in Argentina, we're thinking to explore Buenos Aires for a week or so, and maybe even go a little north to see some of Uruguay for a short time before heading south, as we will probably go north up the west coast. We have about 18 months to explore, we are hoping that will cover a lot of ground.