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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

South Georgia, Antarctic

Cape to Cape on Silver Cloud

24-day expedition cruise from £11,100 pp incl. flights

This is a rare chance to explore the remote islands of the southern Atlantic on the luxurious Silver Cloud. Sailing between the wilds of Patagonia in Chile to South Africa’s mother city, Cape Town, you’ll experience some of the most remote locations on earth.

Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile

Valparaiso to Ushuaia on Silver Wind

19-day luxury cruise holiday from £8,450 pp incl. flights

Visiting some of Patagonia's most spectacular national parks, from Torres del Paine to Tierra del Fuego, this Silversea luxury cruise offers an in-depth appreciation of Chile and Argentina's unique natural world.

Antarctica with Swan Hellenic

The Falklands & Antarctica Discovery

23-day expedition cruise & stay from £17,170 pp incl. flights

This epic Swan Hellenic voyage is a spectacular showcase for the drama and beauty of Antarctica and the remote islands of the southern Atlantic.

Rio de Janeiro

Radiant Rhythms of Latin America on Marina

13-day luxury ocean cruise from £4,135 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

OLife Choice offer
Book by: 30 September 2022

From Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro, this luxury journey with Oceania Cruises follows a route revealing the radiant waters, soaring mountains and cultural rhythms of the southeastern coastline of South America.

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Top offers for South America Ocean Cruises

Rio de Janeiro

Radiant Rhythms of Latin America on Marina

13-day luxury ocean cruise from £4,135 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

OLife Choice offer
Book by: 30 September 2022

From Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro, this luxury journey with Oceania Cruises 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 from £10,640 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save up to £3,590 pp on selected departures
Book by: 30 September 2022

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.

Antarctica with Silversea

Antarctica Discovery with Silversea

15-day expedition cruise from £9,900 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Complimentary two-category suite upgrade on selected dates
Book by: 30 September 2022

This is the ultimate introduction to Antarctica. Begin and end your expedition in remote Chilean Patagonia, sailing out to the white continent, spotting rare wildlife amid the ice.

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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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