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With a region as varied as South America, it's hard to know where to begin. Amazon River cruises bring you close to the rainforest and the indigenous people who live there. The Galapagos Islands off of Ecuador are a must-do for outdoor lovers; add a trek to Machu Picchu before or after. And finally, a Round-the-Horn cruise takes passengers from Brazil south to the tip of Argentina before exploring the fjords of Chile.
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Rugged beauty, breathtaking mountains, crashing waterfalls and wild rainforests: South America has it all. Find out what cruise is best for you.
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Embarking from Peru and Brazil, Amazon River cruises offer an up-close look at wildlife and indigenous culture.
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A true bucket-list destination for wildlife lovers and birders alike, the Galapagos Islands is a once-in-a-lifetime trip. See why.

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Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is often referred to as "The Paris of South America," ...
Spread out over an area the size of Rhode Island with a population of ...
Manaus is the largest urban area on the Amazon. It is also the most ...
Residents of Montevideo travel to nearby Buenos Aires or Sao Paulo ...
Puerto Montt
Puerto Montt, tucked into a V-shaped slit along the side of a ...
Punta Arenas
Punta Arenas is no longer the important stop on South America trade ...
Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro has earned its sexy and scintillating reputation (and ...
Santiago (Valparaiso)
A thriving city of over six million people, Santiago has recovered ...
Santos (Sao Paulo)
Santos, the gateway to the Brazilian capital of Sao Paolo, has long ...
Stanley, capital of the Falklands, is the only town in the ...
Little can prepare you for your arrival into the southernmost city in ...
We had spent a week in Peru (Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco) arriving late in Santiago, and took a (non-Princess) tour (with wine tasting) the next day arriving fairly late for check-in. The only issue was that we didn't realize we needed to ... Read more
The cruise was fine in general. But it was lack of activity on board. Cruise Director Sara was excellent, but she needed a team of helpers. Performances of dancers, singers and especially acrobats were excellent. Lecturers on board were mediocre ... Read more
A Mixed Bag geoffstravels
My wife and I have just returned from 2 months on Adonia. Initially for the 28 Amazon cruise then 28 day western Caribbean countries followed by the Leeward Islands. The ship is getting very tired now, The paintwork, or lack of it, on the hull ... Read more
Old Ship peterredei
We received good service on an old ship that needs refurbishing. There are visible signs of ageing, some rust, dirty carpets, old and simple furniture. This ship lacks the elegance I saw on other cruises. The room service was excellent. ... Read more
I am not one to write anything negative, but this really was a disappointment. Stateroom phenomenal, food good but not phenomenal. Service good but not like in the past. Exercise room fair -- no elypical was a complaint of many of us. We ... Read more

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Star Princess is an older ship, but she is still one of the great Princess ships! My husband and I have traveled on many Princess cruises, and we have found that the newer ones lack the characteristics of the older ones. The service was what ... Read more
My husband and I (early 70's) took the Star Princess cruise around Cape Horn leaving Rio de Janeiro on January 4. Yes, there were many frustrations starting with the embarkation fiasco in the cruise terminal in Rio to being stranded in Punta ... Read more
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