Cruises range from 14 to 22 days and stretch from the Panama Canal down to Antarctica
Seattle, Wash., Nov. 13, 2023 — Bookings are now open for Holland America Line’s 2025-2026 South America and Antarctica season. Featuring a series of longer cruises up to 22 days, guests can experience the region’s captivating blend of diverse cultures, breathtaking natural landscapes and rich historical heritage — including 16 UNESCO World Heritage sites and UNESCO Biosphere Reserves.
From November 2025 through March 2026, Oosterdam cruises between San Antonio (Santiago), Chile, and either Buenos Aires, Argentina, or Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The itineraries offer once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for travelers, showcasing the iconic sites of South America like Iguazu Falls, Machu Picchu and Torres del Paine National Park, along with Antarctica’s memorable scenery and wildlife.
“South America is a vibrant region that offers contrasting experiences within one cruise, sailing from the tropics to glaciers and busy cities to some of the most remote places in the world,” said Dan Rough, vice president, revenue management, Holland America Line. “Our mid-sized ships make it possible to craft itineraries that feature an exciting collection of South American ports; and our menus, enrichment and entertainment on board ensure guests come away feeling deeply connected to the places they visited.”
Highlights of the South America and Antarctica Season aboard Oosterdam:
Collectors’ Voyages Combine Back-to-Back Cruises
The “Panama Canal and Inca Discovery” itineraries can be combined with the “South America Passage” cruises to form a 31-day exploration between Fort Lauderdale and Buenos Aires. Merging back-to-back sailings into one Collectors’ Voyage allows guests to create an extended cruise vacation that visits different areas of South America.
An Abundance of UNESCO Sites in South America
Holland America Line 2025–2026 South America cruises visit 16 UNESCO World Heritage sites and UNESCO Biosphere Reserves. This esteemed collection represents the best of human heritage and the natural world: Archaeological Site of Old Panama and Historical District of Panama, the city of Cusco, Machu Picchu, Nazca Lines, Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaiso, Torres del Paine National Park, Alberto de Agostini National Park, Cape Horn, Los Glaciares National Park, Galapagos Islands, Chan Chan Archaeological Zone, Argentina’s Valdes Peninsula, Lima’s Historical Centre, Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento, Iguazu Falls and Iguazu National Park.
Authentic Experiences On Board and Ashore
On South America and Antarctic cruises, Holland America Line brings local flavors on board. Guests enjoy fresh, locally sourced specialties such as Chilean salmon, stuffed empanadas, and world-renowned wines including Malbec, Carménère, Torrontés and more. On immersive shore excursions, guests can visit an indigenous Emberá tribe, meet a real Chilean huaso (cowboy), learn to craft a traditional Panama hat or enjoy an intimate dinner at an Argentine “closed-door restaurant.”
Have It All Early Booking Bonus
For a limited time, when guests book 2025-2026 South America and Antarctica cruises with the Have It All premium package, the standard package amenities of shore excursions (two for 10-20 days; three for 21 days or longer), specialty dining (two for 10-20 days; three for 21 days or longer), a Signature Beverage Package and Surf Wi-Fi are included — plus the added perk of free prepaid Crew Appreciation, along with free upgrades to the Elite Beverage Package and Premium Wi-Fi.
Cruise-only fares for a 14-day South America Passage begin at $1,699 per person double occupancy. Taxes, fees and port expenses are additional.