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South America Ocean Cruises

Spectacular nature & ancient cultures

Cruise holidays in South America

Introduction

South America cruises offer something for everyone, with ships sailing from the tropics to the sub-Antarctic, calling in along the way to explore vibrant cities, ancient civilisations and some of the greatest natural wonders on Earth.

Classic routes include those that run beneath the Patagonian peninsula, often between Buenos Aires and Santiago, offering spectacular glacial landscapes and incredible wildlife viewing, framed by soaring Andean peaks. Perhaps call into Puerto Madryn and Ushuaia on Argentina's remote southern tip – gateway to the wilds of Antarctica.

The Beagle Channel, Patagonia

Otherwise ships sail over the top of the continent, passing through the Panama Canal to connect Rio de Janeiro to the east with Lima on the continent's Pacific coast – the jumping-off point for trips to Machu Picchu. Then, there are the iconic Brazilian ports of Buzios and Salvador de Bahia, where the great architectural splendour of the Spanish conquistadors is infused with a distinctly Africa beat. And, in the Galápagos islands of Ecuador, spectacular wildlife encounters are played out against a backdrop of paradisiacal islands, flung out in the Pacific Ocean.


Blue footed boobie, Galápagos Island

Remember, these are just a handful of the options available. You can also tailor-make your South America cruise by adding a city stay, wildlife holiday or other excursion before or after you sail; talk to a destination specialist to see what we can do for you.

 

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Our top itineraries for South America Ocean Cruises

Rio de Janeiro

Radiant Rhythms and the Rio Carnival on Marina

15-day luxury ocean cruise from £3,845 pp incl. flights

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cruise offer

Save up to £2,300pp complimentary pre-paid gratuities & more
Book by: 31 March 2021

Framed by an overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro and another in Buenos Aires, this journey follows a route revealing the radiant waters, soaring mountains and cultural rhythms of the southeastern coastline of South America.

Scenic Eclipse

Antarctica in Depth on Scenic Eclipse

16-day exploration voyage

Explore the White Continent in unmatched style aboard the world's first discovery yacht – Scenic Eclipse. Enjoy a full range of thrilling excursions, from helicopter flights to submarine dives, as you get up close to Antarctica's spectacular natural world.

Silver Explorer in Antarctica

Antarctica Exploration on Silver Explorer

15-day Expedition voyage

Traversing Drake’s eponymous passage is a must for any would-be explorer. Begin and end your expedition at the “world’s end”, Ushuaia, and sail around the southernmost continent among towering icebergs and floating glaciers.

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Top offers for South America Ocean Cruises

Rio de Janeiro

Radiant Rhythms and the Rio Carnival on Marina

15-day luxury ocean cruise from £3,845 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save up to £2,300pp complimentary pre-paid gratuities & more
Book by: 31 March 2021

Framed by an overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro and another in Buenos Aires, this journey follows a route revealing the radiant waters, soaring mountains and cultural rhythms of the southeastern coastline of South America.

View all offers

Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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