SOUTH AMERICA & ANTARCTICA CRUISES

Prepare to get wild. South America cruises explore a continent rich in ancient ruins, cosmopolitan cities, and all types of terrain, from the towering Andes to lush rainforests and Patagonian grasslands. On Antarctica cruises, cross the Drake Passage to take in the noticeable silence and dramatic ice shelves of a land few have touched. Every South America cruise includes an overnight stay, so you will have extra time to catch a tango show in Buenos Aires or soar through the treetops of Panama’s Soberanía National Park on an aerial tram. Marvel at the man-made wonders of the Panama Canal. Discover quaint colonial towns lining the golden coasts of Peru and Ecuador. Glide the majestic Chilean Fjords and the Strait of Magellan. See the largest gentoo penguin colony in the world. 

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Cruises to Antactica

Spend four full days exploring Antarctica’s otherworldly scenery. Naturalists come onboard to point out penguin colonies, massive sheets of ice and multi-generational whale pods.

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Cruises to Brazil

This is a land of contrasts from secluded beaches to dynamic metropolises, lush mangrove forests to rocky canyons. Spot scarlet macaws, howler monkeys and pink dolphins as you cruise Brazil.

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Cruises to Chile

Cruise the Chilean Fjords and the Strait of Magellan. See snow-flecked mountains, wild rivers and glass-like lakes of Torres del Paine National Park. An outdoor enthusiast’s dream destination.

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Cruises to Peru

From coastal deserts to jagged peaks, Peru astonishes. Overnight stays near Lima give extra time to see the country’s many treasures. Explore lost Incan cities built into hillsides. Take a culinary adventure to sample ceviche and other popular dishes.

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Cruises to Argentina

Seize the day and night on stays in Argentina. Sip espresso at a sidewalk café, visit galleries and bookstores then watch a polo match or catch a dance performance.

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Discover The Dynamic South America & Antarctica

Antarctica Cruise & South America Cruise Featured Ports

Buenos Aires, Argentina

In the early 20th century, Buenos Aires, Argentina, gained immense wealth when it began shipping its pampas-raised beef around the world. It quickly entered the club of great world cities, and a slew of attractions and architectural jewels soon arose. 

Ushuaia, Argentina

Dramatic, fantastical, otherworldly—this is the end of the world, for real. Positioned at the southernmost tip of Argentina, this memorable port town is cradled between the pristine—and towering—Martial Mountains and accessed by the picturesque Beagle Channel.

Manaus, Brazil

If ever a city were a model for boom and bust, it would be Manaus. Like in America’s Old West, great fortunes were amassed in no time here and vanished just as quickly during the late-19th-century boom years of rubber production.
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Punta Arenas, Chile

If Punta Arenas exudes an "edge of the world" air, it's not without reason. This windblown city near Chile's southernmost tip sits on the Strait of Magellan, which itself is positioned squarely between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. 
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San Antonio (Santiago), Chile

This large, modern port serves Chile’s capital, Santiago, a city with Spanish colonial charm and a vivacious spirit. Encircled by the Andes and the Coastal Range, Santiago is centered around the Plaza de Armas, with several of the city’s landmarks.

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Cruise Aboard Oosterdam

Mid-sized and sophisticated, Oosterdam offers spacious decks, unrivaled dining and an enticing array of entertainment. Treat yourself to more space, a private verandah, and all those little extras in one of this ship’s many verandah staterooms or suites.

EXC® Talks

Captivating storytelling, expert commentary, stirring audio, video and imagery enrich your experience and strengthen your understanding of each amazing destination on South America cruises.

Port to Table

Food is a gateway to understanding the continent’s rich cultural tapestry. Our Port to Table program connects you to culinary traditions with onboard cooking demonstrations and food and wine tastings.

Explorations Central Discovery Center®

Satisfy your thirst for knowledge with a visit to the Crow’s Nest. Find interactive touchscreens, digital stories and real-time data from the ship’s bridge.

From the Chilean Fjords to the Machu Picchu, South America is richly diverse and complex, a feast for the senses and the spirit. What awaits in Buenos Aires’ intimate barrios? Learn about the places locals love to frequent. Discover the riches of Cartagena, Colombia, from its graceful 16th-century architecture to its flavorful cuisine. Explore the vast, frozen land of Antarctica, including the wild creatures and researchers who call it home. Experience Ushuaia, Argentina, at the bottom of the world. Discover Manaus, Brazil, base camp for Amazon adventure.

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