South America Cruises

Visit some of the most amazing ports-of-call in the world, featuring attractions that even the most jaded travelers would enjoy when you cruise to South America.

South America is a cruise destination that offers something for everyone. Deep rooted cultures left the remains of their great civilizations for you to explore. Tranquil beaches await those eager for a swim in the clear waters or a sunbathing session in the shining sun.

Markets for shopping, vineyards for exploring, clubs for dancing: live out your wildest dreams with a South America cruise. 

 

Things to Do on a Cruise to South America

 

South America is an often overlooked jewel. This continent is rich with culture, from the Carnivale of Rio de Janeiro to the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu and the landscapes of the Amazon and Tierra del Fuego. South America is a place for exciting adventures and riveting experiences, the best of which can be experienced via a cruise vacation. Featured below are some of the top things to do when cruising to South America:

 


Sugarloaf Mountain cable car in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Enjoy the passionate tango dance at one of the many cafes where the dance is performed in Buenos Aires. The tango originated in Argentina in the 1800s.
     
  • Climb a mountain in Brazil. Take a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, which towers over Rio de Janeiro. Then head to the top of the Corcovado Mountain to stand next to the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, which towers over the city and its nearby rainforest.
     
Blue-footed boobies of the Galapagos Islands
  • Tour the Amazon and its amazing ecosystem. You'll encounter the huge variety of both flora and fauna, along with exotic animals. Learn about the tribes that still live in the Amazon Jungle and visit their villages for a look at their way of life.
     
  • Travel to the amazing Galapagos Islands where you’ll discover a land that seems untouched by time. Discover Darwin’s theories of evolution and judge for yourself as you snorkel, hike and attend lectures on the islands.
     
Machu Picchu ruins
  • Explore the mysterious ruins of former empires at Machu Picchu, the ruins of what is believed to be an Incan settlement that sits high in the mountains. You can also visit the curious head shaped statues on Easter Island that are said to have been created by early Polynesians.
     
  • Put on your coat because the “Land of Fire,” or Tierra del Fuego, at the tip of South America is the closest land to the continent of Antarctica. Here you can set off on the adventure of a lifetime, sailing past glaciers and getting up close with some stately penguins.
     

 

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South America: Cruise Lines

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South America: Departure Ports

Experience the fiery passion of Latin America. South America offers a land with gorgeous sights, like Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro or the wide open Pampas in Argentina. This is the birthplace of Tango and Samba. It’s also where you can explore the mystical Incan city of Machu Picchu in Peru and the wine country in Chile. Cruise around South America can start in Miami or Ft. Lauderdale. There are lots of cruises that begin in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. There are also options to cruise from Peru and to cruise from the Galapagos Islands or even take a river cruise through the Amazon. 

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