South America Cruises 2019 - 2020

South America

One of the most magical cruise destinations in the world, South America is a land of contrasts. From the tropical beaches of Columbia to the misty fjords of Chile, you can experience just about every landscape imaginable. Dive into the heart of the rainforest on an exotic Amazon River cruise, or experience an awe-inspiring natural paradise on a Galapagos cruise. Whether it’s dolphins in Ecuador or penguins in Patagonia, you’ll also have a chance to encounter South America’s diverse wildlife on your cruise.

Nestled between lush green forests and snow-capped fjords are South America’s port cities, each with its own unique character and pulse. From the tango capital of Buenos Aires to Carnaval hotspot Rio de Janeiro, there’s never a dull moment in a South American city. Visit the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, or the modern metropolis of Montevideo. Wherever you go, you’ll never forget the experiences you had on a South America cruise.

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  Popular Itineraries
Picturesque Santa Marta from Miami with Sirena
Picturesque Santa Marta from Miami with Sirena
14 Nights with the Sirena
 March 2020
p.p.from $3,599
Enticing Galapagos Islands Discovery with Celebrity Cruises
Enticing Galapagos Islands Discovery with Celebrity Cruises
7 Nights with the Celebrity Flora
 June 2019 - January 2022
p.p.from $5,782
Explore Historic Montevideo from Buenos Aires
Explore Historic Montevideo from Buenos Aires
13 Nights with the Azamara Quest
 February 2021
p.p.from $3,998
Athens to Barcelona with Crystal Serenity
Athens to Barcelona with Crystal Serenity
13 Nights with the Crystal Serenity
 October 2019
p.p.from $7,395
Delightful Rio de Janeiro with Azamara Club Cruises
Delightful Rio de Janeiro with Azamara Club Cruises
12 Nights with the Azamara Quest
 December 2020
p.p.from $3,168
  Luxury Cruises
Mesmerizing Lisbon from Buenos Aires with Marina
Mesmerizing Lisbon from Buenos Aires with Marina
18 Nights with the Marina
 April 2020
p.p.from $4,699
Historic Madeira with Marina
Historic Madeira with Marina
38 Nights with the Marina
 March 2020
p.p.from $11,399
Picturesque Santa Marta from Miami with Sirena
Picturesque Santa Marta from Miami with Sirena
14 Nights with the Sirena
 March 2020
p.p.from $3,599
Seven Seas Mariner Adventure from Buenos Aires to Miami
Seven Seas Mariner Adventure from Buenos Aires to Miami
30 Nights with the Seven Seas Mariner
 December 2019
p.p.from $17,999
Callao to Miami with Seven Seas Navigator
Callao to Miami with Seven Seas Navigator
16 Nights with the Seven Seas Navigator
 April 2020
p.p.from $10,899
  Hot Offers
MSC Poesia Trip from Marseille to Rio de Janeiro
MSC Poesia Trip from Marseille to Rio de Janeiro
17 Nights with the MSC Poesia
 November 2019
p.p.from $1,187
Memorable Puntarenas Trip with ms Koningsdam
Memorable Puntarenas Trip with ms Koningsdam
16 Nights with the ms Koningsdam
 April 2020
p.p.from $1,984
Wonderful Rio de Janeiro from Genoa 18-Day Cruise
Wonderful Rio de Janeiro from Genoa 18-Day Cruise
17 Nights with the MSC Seaview
 November 2019
p.p.from $1,277
Picturesque Buenos Aires from Barcelona with Celebrity Silhouette
Picturesque Buenos Aires from Barcelona with Celebrity Silhouette
16 Nights with the Celebrity Silhouette
 November 2020
p.p.from $1,247
Delightful Salvador from Barcelona with Costa Fascinosa
Delightful Salvador from Barcelona with Costa Fascinosa
18 Nights with the Costa Fascinosa
 November 2019
p.p.from $1,609
Top South America Cruise Ports
Cartagena, Colombiafrom
$1,005

South America's most popular cruise port, Cartagena is a must-see stop on any Panama Canal or southern Caribbean cruise. The city is safe and tourist-friendly, and most tourist places will speak English and accept U.S. dollars. Beautiful parks, museums and shops welcome visitors, and beautiful Spanish cathedrals and castles lurk around every corner. For beach lovers, there are plenty of sandy beaches and coral reefs within easy access of the city. And for shopaholics, kiosks and tourist shops dot the inner city.

Highlights of Cartagena
  • Visit one of the many Spanish cathedrals and marvel at the ornate sculptures and altars
  • Taste some authentic Columbian coffee and take home your favorite as a souvenir
  • Visit the Chocolate Museum and see how Columbian cocoa becomes artisan chocolate – great for families!
Rio de Janeiro, Brazilfrom
$69

Rio de Janeiro is a metropolis in southeastern Brazil, where samba music can be heard year round. A seaside city, Rio is world-famous for its beaches, such as Copacabana. Atop Mount Corcovado, stands a major icon of the city and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World: the 125-foot-tall Christ the Redeemer statue. The city's lively Carnaval festival is one of the largest in the world with flashy costumes and parade floats.

Highlights of Rio de Janeiro
  • Take a cable car up to Sugarloaf Mountain and grab a panorama view of the city
  • Snap a selfie with the towering Christ the Redeemer statue
  • Hit the beach and visit Copacabana or Ipanema
Buenos Aires, Argentinafrom
$777

As the booming capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires is one of the most well-known South American cities. The presidential palace Casa Rosada as well as other beautiful 19th-century buildings surround the Plaza de Mayo in downtown Buenos Aires. When you're in town, be sure to shop for high-quality leather, eat out at a parilla, an Argentine steakhouse, and dance the night away to the fiery rhythms of tango!

Highlights of Buenos Aires
  • See where the city first began with a visit to the Plaza de Mayo city square
  • Test out the acoustics at the world-famous Teatro Colón opera house
  • Stop and smell the roses at the rose garden in Parque Tres de Febrero
Montevideo, Uruguayfrom
$777

Montevideo is the seaside capital of Uruguay, boasting beautiful beaches such as Playa de los Pocitos and La Rambla. The city's old town, Ciudad Vieaja, features both colonial houses, like Casa Rivera, as well as glamorous art deco architecture. Montevideo's main square, Plaza de la Independencia, will lead you to plenty of picture-perfect landmarks: Palacio Salvo, Solís Theatre, the Obelisk of Montevideo, and much more!

Highlights of Montevideo
  • Dine at one of the many steakhouses around Mercado del Puerto, the old port market
  • Shop til you drop on Avenida 18 de Julio, the city's main commercial strip
  • Learn about the cowboys of Uruguay at the Museo del Gaucho
Callao (Lima), Perufrom
$1,199

The Pacific town of Callao is located in the Lima metropolitan region just ten miles west of the Peruvian capital. Callao services the country by both air and sea as the city acts as the nation's main seaport and airport. Due to the city's naval history, Callao was a major Spanish town in colonial times. Several islands line the coast of mainland Callao, such as the Palomino Island, a pristine habitat for sea lions and seabirds.

Highlights of Callao
  • Look out over the harbor from the fortress Castillo de Real Felipe
  • Enjoy a walk around the square Plaza Miguel Grau
  • Study the colorful murals surrounding Callao Monumental
Ushuaia, Argentinafrom
$1,563

Ushuaia is located at the "End of the World", on the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, South America's southernmost point. Its location makes the resort town a major gateway to Antarctica. The town offers stunning natural views as it is enclosed by the Beagle Chanel and the Martial Mountains. Visitors can also partake in a tour to Isla Yecapasela, "Penguin Island", to observe the nearby penguin colonies.

Highlights of Ushuaia
  • Traverse Tierra del Fuego National Park on the popular End of the World train
  • Learn about the history of Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego at the Maritime Museum
  • Witness the impressive Antarctic environment firsthand
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