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South America Cruises

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Photo: marchello74/Shutterstock)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Photo: marchello74/Shutterstock)

About South America Cruises

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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DAY 7: Lima

17 Night
Cruise to South America

Leaving:
San Antonio
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Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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DAY 1: Miami

18 Night
Cruise to South America

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Miami
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Key West, Cozumel ...
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Oceania Cruises
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21 Night
Cruise to South America

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Rio de Janeiro
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Maceio, Recife ...
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Oceania Cruises
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14 Night
Cruise to South America

Leaving:
Buenos Aires
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Montevideo, Puerto Madryn ...
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Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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14 Night
Cruise to South America

Leaving:
Buenos Aires
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Montevideo, Punta del Este ...
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Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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24 Night
Cruise to South America

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Miami
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Tortola, Antigua ...
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Oceania Cruises
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14 Night
Cruise to South America

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Miami
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Aruba, Curacao ...
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Oceania Cruises
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14 Night
Cruise to South America

Leaving:
Buenos Aires
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Ushuaia, Cape Horn ...
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Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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7 Night
Cruise to South America

Leaving:
Galapagos
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Galapagos Islands, Isla Bartolome ...
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Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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14 Night
Cruise to South America

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Buenos Aires
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Montevideo, Punta del Este ...
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Norwegian Cruise Line
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7 Night
Cruise to South America

Leaving:
Buenos Aires
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Punta del Este, Santos ...
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Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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20 Night
Cruise to South America

Leaving:
Lima
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Pisco, Coquimbo ...
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Cruise Line:
Oceania Cruises
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20 Night
Cruise to South America

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Lima
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Pisco, Coquimbo ...
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Oceania Cruises
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10 Night
Cruise to South America

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Buenos Aires
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Montevideo, Punta del Este ...
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Oceania Cruises
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24 Night
Cruise to South America

Leaving:
Miami
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St. Barts, Martinique ...
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Cruise Line:
Oceania Cruises
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10 Night
Cruise to South America

Leaving:
Rio de Janeiro
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Buzios, Ilha Grande ...
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Cruise Line:
Oceania Cruises
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14 Night
Cruise to South America

Leaving:
Buenos Aires
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Ushuaia, Cape Horn ...
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Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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14 Night
Cruise to South America

Leaving:
San Antonio
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Coquimbo, Pisco ...
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Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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15 Night
Cruise to South America

Leaving:
Buenos Aires
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Montevideo, Puerto Madryn ...
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Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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24 Night
Cruise to South America

Leaving:
Miami
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St. Barts, St. Lucia ...
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Cruise Line:
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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31 Night
Cruise to South America

Leaving:
Buenos Aires
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Montevideo, Stanley ...
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Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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22 Night
Cruise to South America

Leaving:
San Antonio
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Puerto Montt, Castro ...
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Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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17 Night
Cruise to South America

Leaving:
Fort Lauderdale
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Aruba, Panama Canal ...
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Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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7 Night
Cruise to South America

Leaving:
Galapagos
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Black Turtle Cove, Isla Bartolome ...
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Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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20 Night
Cruise to South America

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Buenos Aires
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Montevideo, Stanley ...
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Holland America Line
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What is the best time to cruise to South America?

Most South America cruises run from November through early May. Since the seasons are opposite of the U.S., this is essentially summer in South America.

Which cruise lines go to South America?

South America is a huge continent encompassing many different regions, so cruise line presence will vary depending on where you intend to cruise. Holland America, Celebrity and Princess Cruises are among the mainstream cruise lines with offerings throughout the region, luxury lines like Oceania and Crystal frequent South American ports and expedition lines like Hapag-Lloyd and Lindblad can take you further south.

What are some things to do in South America?

Depending on your itinerary, you can do a tremendous amount in South America, from cruising the Amazon River or exploring the Galapagos to climbing up to the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro or visiting Machu Picchu. For more: South America Cruise Tips.

Do you need a passport to take a cruise to South America?

Yes, passports are required for South America cruises.

What should I pack for a cruise to South America?

What you pack will vary greatly depending on where and when you visit South America. Check the local weather and pack for any possible conditions. Some locations, like Machu Picchu in Peru, are at a very high altitude; to avoid altitude sickness be sure to hydrate (maybe pack a reusable water bottle) and follow local recommendations.



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