SOUTH AMERICA & ANTARCTICA CRUISES

Look at a map of South America, and its cultural and environmental diversity begins to make sense. This is a continent that stretches from north of the equator to some 800 kilometers (500 miles) shy of Antarctica. Here you’ll find the rain forests of the Amazon, the towering Andes, the Atacama Desert and the glaciers of Patagonia. The cultural highlights are similarly varied and fascinating. It’s home to ancient Inca sites, restored Spanish-colonial towns and cosmopolitan, sophisticated cities with a European flair—Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro. Many cruises to South America also include the world’s last true frontier: the frozen white continent of Antarctica. 

Plan Ahead With Extras

We look forward to welcoming you on board. Plan ahead and receive up to US$2,300 in extras—including prepaid gratuities, a beverage package & more.

Antarctica In Depth

Spend four full days cruising the most scenic routes around the Antarctic Peninsula—more than on any other cruise line. Onboard naturalists will share insights throughout your journey.

Amazon Explorer

Enjoy the adventure of a lifetime. Visit Devil’s Island and sail deep into the Amazon, among jewel-hued birds, sleek panthers and dense jungle, on a roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale cruise.

Antarctica Cruise & South America Cruise Featured Ports

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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. 
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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.
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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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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Some cities need no introduction, and even fewer cities live up to their reputation the way Rio de Janeiro does, in both the best sense—how visitors experience sheer exhilaration being there—and the harsh reality of its social and economic strains.
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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.

Featured Shore Excursions

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.

Special Offers on South America Cruises & Antarctica Cruises