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Holland America Line South America Cruises

What can you expect from a South America and Antarctica cruise with Holland America? Feisty dances with Argentine locals that will fill your heart with joy. Taste zesty cuisine like nowhere else in the world that makes you think twice about choosing the same dish ever again. See exotic and vibrant wildlife that will captivate you. Physically-challenging arctic excursions that few can claim to have been a part of. All this and much more when you make your next vacation a dream voyage, a Holland America Line’s South American and Antarctica cruise.


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Signature Experiences in South America


Holland America Line's Signature Experiences are exclusive pre- or post-cruise events designed to immerse you in the rich cultures of South America. Signature Experiences are complimentary for guests booking a suite, and available for purchase to guests in other stateroom categories (only available in select ports). Follow the link below to learn more!


Holland America Signature Experiences in South America





Things to Do on a South America Cruise with Holland America Line


From the hot countries near the equator to Ushuaia, the closest town to Antarctica, South America offers a myriad of activities and landscapes. On a Holland America cruise to South America you can watch a samba dance show in Brazil, taste wine in Chile and explore the Incan city of Machu Picchu in Peru.


Holland America Line harvest time in Chiles wine country
  • Casablanca Valley Winery (Valparaiso, Chile)
    Get a taste of Chile’s wine region and industry by visiting the Casablanca Valley. Here you will visit the Vinedos Veramonte Winery and enjoy a tour and wine tasting. Then you’ll visit another winery, Estancia El Cuadro, where you’ll not only get to drink but also enjoy a performance of the region’s folk music with a buffet lunch.


Holland America Line Beagle Channel at sunrise
  • National Park and Beagle Channel (Ushuaia, Argentina)
    At the tip of South America you’ll find Ushuaia and the Tierra del Fuego National Park. This park is full of local flora and fauna, along with Roca Lake and Laptatia River. From here you can venture out into the Beagle Channel via a catamaran where you are very likely to spot sea lions and large birds.


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  • A Night Out in Rio: Dinner and Samba Show (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
    Taste the sumptuous style of rodizo barbecue at your dinner then hop into your motor coach to head to a 90-minute show that displays many of the famous dances that come from Brazil, including the samba. The performers are decked out in authentic dress of their country and proudly present their country’s heritage through their performance.


Holland America Line view of Macchu Picchu and Huayna Picchu
  • Cuzco and Machu Picchu Overland Adventure (Callao, Peru)
    Spend two days heading into the land of the Incas. In Cuzco you’ll see several important spots like Coricancha, a.k.a. the Temple of the Sun, and the cathedral, which is home to 400 colonial paintings. On your second day you’ll head to the mystical ruins of Machu Picchu. This city was discovered in 1911 and has since been a major fascination for many interested in early civilizations.


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  • Peru’s Galapagos: the Ballestas Islands (General San Martin, Peru)
    Though not as storied or as large the Galapagos Islands, the Ballestas Islands have a lot of interesting wildlife and are the most important wildlife sanctuary on the Peruvian coast. Here you’ll find the Guanay cormorant, Peruvian booby, Chilean flamingoes and lots of sea lions.


Holland America Line the Palacio Salvo in Montevideo Uruguay
  • A Day in Punta del Este (Montevideo, Uruguay)
    Visit this famed seaside resort town of Punta del Este, where people from all over South America come to vacation. Here you will find rugby and tennis tournaments, car races and lots of other fun diversions. But you’ll be most enamored with the beaches like Playa Mansa and Playa Brava.


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