South America

Exploration, adventure, exotic locations and a wealth of wonders. For anyone interested in cultural history or the fantastic variety of wildlife – you’ll find it all on a fabulous cruise holiday of a lifetime to South America.

South America’s vast size lends itself perfectly to touring holidays. Holidays to South America work well as longer adventures (ideal for cruising) yet its top sights such as Iguazu Falls and Patagonia are increasingly more accessible. A South America cruise navigates around some of the continents’ most iconic cities. Cruises to Brazil sail into the city of Rio de Janeiro, dominated by a skyline of skyscrapers, the looming mass of Mount Sugarloaf and the outstretched hands of Christ the Redeemer, or the northern city of Salvador, with its African influences and passion for dance. Brazil tours can take you around these fascinating destinations, uncovering the history and Latin flavour that the country is known for, as well as offer you a Rio de Janeiro holiday with a difference. 

A Latin America cruise can also take you south to Uruguay, and the fun-time resort of Punta del Este. Located on the spectacular sandy beaches of the Atlantic Coast, here you can immerse yourself in the glitzy lifestyle of bold and beautiful of South America – this city is known as the St Tropez of Uruguay, after all. Cruises to Argentina may also stop in beautiful Buenos Aires; stroll the grand streets and admire the European-influenced architecture or perhaps embark on one of our Buenos Aires tours for an in depth look at the city. The things to do in Buenos Aires are seemingly limitless – try your hand at tango or football, the nations’ sport. The south of Argentina is home to Ushuaia, which has a stark, end of the Earth feel. A Patagonia cruise will see you sail past glaciers and you may even spot breaching southern right whales. Take a cruise to Chile and you may visit Punta Arenas, a charming city on the Strait of Magellan or Valparaiso, known for its colourful buildings and steep funicular railways. If you’re interested in Latin America holidays, give us a call today to find out how you can explore this atmospheric part of the world.

To find your perfect South America cruise, use the search box above, or scroll down to see a selection of cruises for this destination. You can also contact our cruise experts seven days a week on 0800 840 5801 for personalised advice on the best holiday offers, as well as dedicated aftercare.

Things to do in South America

  • Take the cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro
  • Wander the galleries and museums of Buenos Aires
  • Hop on the ascensores of colourful Valparaíso for great views
  • Sunbathe on the beaches of Punta Del Este
  • Discover the iconic Machu Picchu in Peru
  • Dive the crystal clear waters of Buzios
  • Go shopping in bustling Sao Paulo
  • Visit Chan Chan, the largest mud city in the world

Did you know?

South America contains more than 40% of the world’s plants and animal species.

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