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South America

South America offers an incredible mix of ancient civilisations, unique islands, colonial history, dramatic fjords and mountains, vibrant cities and tropical rivers and rainforest. Cruises in this region fall into many categories - cruises travelling south from North America down the west coast to Santiago in Chile, Galapagos Islands cruises, Santiago to Buenos Aires around Cape Horn, Argentinian and Brazilian cities and exploring the Amazon River.

Inca Coast and Galapagos islands

Part of a World or Circle South America cruise or a relocation cruise, voyages will depart from Los Angeles, Miami or even the UK. They will call at Manta for Quito, the high Andes capital of Ecuador, and Salaverry and Calloao (Lima) to visit the remains of pre-Inca and Inca civilisations. From Arica or Iquique you can visit the deserts of northern Chile before arriving at Valparaiso for Santiago. It is also possible to fly to the Galapagos Islands from Quito and take a 7 night cruise visiting all the major islands to view some of the most extraordinary wildlife on earth.

Chilean Fjordland and Straits of Magellan

Travelling back and forth between Santiago and Buenos Aires, voyages call at Puerto Montt, gateway to the Chilean Lake District and cruise the Chilean Fjords and Straits of Magellan before arriving at Punta Arenas in Chile and then Ushuai in Argentina. Rounding Cape Horn some ships will call at the Falkland Islands before calling at Puerto Madryn in Patagonia.

Brazil and the Amazon

Cruise from Buenos Aires northwards to Rio de Janeiro, calling at Montevideo or start in Rio and visit baroque Salvador, colonial Fortaleza or Recife (historic Olinda) in Brazil before entering the Amazon River. Some ships will by-pass the river and call at Devil's island before entering the Caribbean. Amazon cruises are either part of these voyages or dedicated cruises starting and returning to the Caribbean or even the UK. Most cruise ships will take you 1000 miles upstream to Manaus, capital of the Amazon, calling at Belem at the mouth of the 150 mile wide Delta, the trading port of Santarem and Alter do Chao to swim from an Amazon beach. You will get the rare opportunity to explore a South American rain forest that contains more species of flora and fauna than any other ecosystem.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Westerdam

South & Central America

27 Nov 21 - - 16 nts Fly-Cruise

Santiago, Chile. Pre-Cruise Stay; San Antonio, Chile; Puerto Montt, Chile; Puerto... 

Chilean Fjords & South American Passage

Westerdam

Antarctica

11 Dec 21 - - 24 nts Fly-Cruise

Buenos Aires, Argentina. Pre Cruise Stay; Buenos Aires, Argentina. Pre-Cruise Stay;... 

South America & Antarctica Experience with Buenos Aires stay

Westerdam

Antarctica

02 Jan 22 - - 24 nts Fly-Cruise

Santiago, Chile. Pre-Cruise Stay; San Antonio, Chile; Puerto Montt, Chile; Puerto... 

South America & Antarctica Experience with Santiago, Chile stay

Westerdam

Antarctica

24 Jan 22 - - 24 nts Fly-Cruise

Buenos Aires, Argentina. Pre Cruise Stay; Buenos Aires, Argentina. Pre-Cruise Stay;... 

South America & Antarctica Experience with Buenos Aires stay

Westerdam

South & Central America

15 Feb 22 - - 16 nts Fly-Cruise

Santiago, Chile. Pre-Cruise Stay; San Antonio, Chile; Puerto Montt, Chile; Puerto... 

Chilean Fjords & South American Passage

Westerdam

South & Central America

01 Mar 22 - - 16 nts Fly-Cruise

Buenos Aires, Argentina. Pre-Cruise Stay; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Montevideo, Uruguay;... 

Chilean Fjords & South American Passage

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