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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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99% Loved It
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Buenos Aires -> Montevideo -> Cruising -> Puerto Madryn -> Cruising -> Stanley -> Ushuaia -> Punta Arenas -> Puerto Chcabuco -> Puerto Montt -> Cruising -> Santiago (Valparaiso)
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Santos (Sao Paulo) -> Cruising -> Punta del Este -> Buenos Aires -> Montevideo -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Santos (Sao Paulo)
92% Loved It
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Buenos Aires -> Montevideo -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Stanley -> Cruising -> Antarctica -> Antarctica -> Antarctica -> Antarctica -> Antarctica -> Antarctica -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Ushuaia -> Strait of Magellan (Cruising) -> Punta Arenas -> Cruising -> Castro -> Puerto Montt -> Cruising -> Santiago (Valparaiso)
75% Loved It
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Buenos Aires -> Buenos Aires -> Montevideo -> Punta del Este -> Cruising -> Puerto Madryn -> Cruising -> Cape Horn -> Ushuaia -> Punta Arenas -> Chilean Fjords -> Puerto Montt -> Cruising -> Santiago (Valparaiso)
Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is often referred to as "The Paris of South America," ...
Lima
Spread out over an area the size of Rhode Island with a population of ...
Manaus
Manaus is the largest urban area on the Amazon. It is also the most ...
Montevideo
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
Stanley, capital of the Falklands, is the only town in the ...
Ushuaia
Little can prepare you for your arrival into the southernmost city in ...
There is SO much I could write about this unparalleled experience, but I am going to keep this short. We flew into Lima on Jet Blue and spent the night at the JW Marriot. The next day we flew to Iquitos, the port of embarkation for the 3-Night ... Read more
Visiting the Galapagos Islands has been on our bucket list forever, but it always seemed very daunting (both the cost and the expedition nature of the trip, especially on small boats). When we learned about Celebrity Xpedition, we felt that the ... Read more
Bucket List Kentucky Girl
04/15
Check! Was a great cruise. We were in cabin 506. It had a king bed and balcony. I highly recommend the balcony. We used the table and chairs and had cocktails and read books and star gazed nightly. Ship is a bit dated and needs a facelift, ... Read more
We took the Metropolitan Tours 5-day 4-night excursion to the Eastern Galapagos islands aboard the M/V Santa Cruz. The trip was memorable for the number of wildlife species that could be observed close-up. It was also memorable in being fairly ... Read more
Wonderful trip. Great information, food was Equadorean and wonderful. The different exposures to the islands ( snorkeling with penguins ,sea lions, Rays, reef sharks, and of course, fish) hiking up peaks, across lava fields, seeing incredible ... Read more
AMAZING Galapagos Trip savilleization
04/15
We booked 1 1/2 years in advance and this trip exceeded our expectations! Celebrity has everything down perfect. We were on the April 10 trip which included 2 nights in the Marriott in Quito pre-cruise and 1 night post-cruise. Here is a summary ... Read more
We just came back from the Galapagos Islands on Silver Galapagos and had a great time! The ship was perfect for this expedition though some suites did experience AC problems. The staff was very attentive. We were travelling with someone who is ... Read more
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