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South America Expedition Cruises

Natural wonders at every turn

Expedition cruise holidays in South America

Introduction

It's fair to say that South America and expedition cruising make for a happy marriage. After all, the continent's coastlines, and indeed its outlying islands, are packed full of out-of-the-way gems, tailor-made for the adventure-minded traveller. 

But, although there are spectacular sailings that round the southern tip of Tierra del Fuego in Argentina to take in the wild remotes of the Falkland Islands, and epic voyages that head out to far-flung Easter Island, over 2,000 miles off the Chilean coast, the ultimate expedition cruise in South America has to be the Galápagos Islands in Ecuador.


The world-class wildlife and unique scenery of this island chain can be enjoyed from a variety of vessels, from luxury catamarans to full-on expedition ships, all equipped to the highest standards to ensure your discoveries are made in comfort and style. With onboard lectures and naturalists available to help you get the most from your sailing, these are the best ways to see one of the world's iconic destinations.

You can also tailor-make your adventure cruise in South America by adding a city stay, wildlife holiday or other excursion to your itinerary before or after you set sail; talk to a destination specialist to see what we can do for you.

 

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Our top itineraries for South America Expedition Cruises

Antarctica Bridge, Silversea

Antarctica Bridge with Silversea

11-day expedition fly-cruise

With an included business class flight across the Drake Passge, this Antarctic cruise with Silversea showcases the wildlife and wonders of the White Continent across six unforgettable days.

Galápagos with Silversea

North & Central Galápagos on Silver Origin

11-day tailor-made luxury cruise

Sail in unmatched style aboard Silversea's newest ship, designed specifically for exploring the wildlife rich waters of Ecuador's Galápagos Islands. Enjoy all the trappings of a Silversea cruise, from fine dining to a full range of included experiences.

Galápagos with Silversea

Western Galápagos on Silver Origin

11-day expedition cruise

When it comes to the great wonders of our natural world, there are few to rival the unique beauty and diversity of Ecuador's Galápagos islands. And, this itinerary on Silversea's newest ship, Silver Origin, is perhaps its ultimate showcase.

Silver Cloud Expeditions

Antarctica Exploration on Silver Cloud

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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