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South America Cruises

South America

From equatorial rainforests to the sub-Antarctic – a number of fantastic cruise options await you in South America.


How to Get There:


  • If you have 2 weeks or less, choose trips that include flying to and from South America
  • If you have more time, sail from Florida across Caribbean to Brazil and beyond

Popular South American Cruise Ports:

Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Expand your horizons with this unique blend of Spanish, French and Italian influences
  • Tour the colorful neighborhoods and enjoy the gardens and parks
  • Learn the tango
  • Sample the country’s famous beef

Ushuaia, Argentina

  • Explore southern end of Argentina, about 1,000 miles from Antarctica
  • See Tierra del Fuego National Park
  • Take an excursion boat into the Beagle Channel for terrific photo opportunities

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Visit world-famous Copacabana or Ipanema beaches
  • Take a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Ride a funicular railway up Corcovado Mountain to the feet of the statue of Christ the Redeemer

Easter Island, Chile

  • Immerse yourself in the mystery of the iconic “moai” statues
  • Rise early to watch the sunrise on one of Earth’s most remote islands
  • Stroll through the village for unique artwork and relaxing dining options

Puerto Montt, Chile

  • Get back to nature in this city first settled by German immigrants
  • Hike or fish, go ziplining or canoeing, or enjoy a picnic on the beach

Santiago, Chile

  • Dock in the coastal city of Valparaiso, where colorful houses cling to steep hills around the harbor
  • In Santiago, visit the artistic neighborhood of Bellas Artes
  • Enjoy the view from Santiago’s San Cristobal Hill

Cartagena, Colombia

  • Explore the charm and history of the walled city, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Enjoy a bicycle or carriage ride
  • Take a mud bath at El Totumo mud volcano, said to have healing powers

Galapagos Islands


  • Fly to Quito, Ecuador, to cruise to the fascinating Galapagos Islands
  • Observe marine iguanas, frigate birds, sea lions, giant tortoises, blue- and red-footed boobies, dolphins and more
  • Plan on doing extensive walking over uneven surfaces – the Galapagos Islands are not recommended for those with limited mobility

Lima (Callao), Peru

  • In Callao, look at wooden colonial mansions with long, carved balconies
  • In Lima, explore the city center with its incredible historic and architectural value
  • Consider adding a land tour for more opportunities to explore amazing inland treasures, like Machu Picchu

Montevideo, Uruguay

  • Soak in the relaxed urban atmosphere
  • Stroll through lovely public squares and an 18th-century old town
  • Treat yourself to gorgeous leather goods and artisan crafts

For more information, talk with Shari Marsh.

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