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Cruises to South America & Antarctica

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.
South America Cruise Basics South America Cruise Basics
Rugged beauty, breathtaking mountains, crashing waterfalls and wild rainforests: South America has it all. Find out what cruise is best for you.
Amazon River Cruise Basics Amazon River Cruise Basics
Embarking from Peru and Brazil, Amazon River cruises offer an up-close look at wildlife and indigenous culture.
Galapagos Islands Cruise Basics Galapagos Islands Cruise Basics
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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Galapagos -> Galapagos Islands -> Galapagos -> Galapagos -> Galapagos -> Galapagos -> Galapagos -> Galapagos -> Las Bachas -> Galapagos -> Galapagos -> Galapagos -> Galapagos -> Galapagos -> Galapagos
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Santos (Sao Paulo) -> Cruising -> Punta del Este -> Buenos Aires -> Montevideo -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Santos (Sao Paulo)
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Santos (Sao Paulo) -> Buzios -> Cruising -> Santos (Sao Paulo)
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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)
89% Loved It
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Buenos Aires -> Montevideo -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Stanley -> Cruising -> Antarctica -> Antarctica -> Antarctica -> Antarctica -> Antarctica -> Antarctica -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Ushuaia -> Punta Arenas -> Strait of Magellan (Cruising) -> Cruising -> Castro -> 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)
My most vivid memory of Santiago is waking in the morning, looking ...
Santos (Sao Paulo)
Santos, the gateway to the Brazilian capital of Sao Paolo, has long ...
Stanley
Most of the people with any awareness of the Falkland Islands are ...
Ushuaia
Little can prepare you for your arrival into the southernmost city in ...
Well Organized Adventure artlovingfoodie
02/15
There were so many things I was worried about when selecting a Galapagos Cruise so I'll try to address those. 1. Itinerary A or B? We talked with a couple who just came off A and were doing B with us and asked their opinion. They said that they saw ... Read more
01/15
Went on this ship 14 years ago and nothing's changed in all that time! It needs a total makeover, a total gutting of the ship. It looks old and feels old. The food in the dining room was only mediocre. They have 2 specialty restaurants which were ... Read more
This was a bucket list cruise for me. I had been concerned after reading some reviews here, but found the Infinity in excellent condition. The service provided by our cabin steward (Pamela) and our waiter (Randy) were superior. The public rooms were ... Read more
11/14
Yes sports fans, it is true ...the more you pay, the better the experience....this is a 6 star ship and the crew and line appears to be looking to create a 7th star...this is our 10th cruise and the fifth line we tried, not because we were unhappy ... Read more
02/15
This was our first Azamara cruise and will not be our last. From the very first day until the last, the service was superb. The food was excellent in both the Discoveries Restaurant and the Window's Cafe. We particularly enjoyed dinners in the ... Read more
This was our third Princess cruise. Overall not up to par with previous Princess or other cruise line cruises, but we are not sorry that we took this cruise. Exceeding our expectations, the food and service in the dining rooms was the best of any ... Read more
Cruise Experience Igreenberg
01/15
The ship is tired and badly in need of an upgrade. There were sewage odours towards the end of the trip. Celebrity was constantly trying to sell something whether in the daily info, in front of the 10th floor buffet, on TV or as part of the on board ... Read more
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