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All aboard for a spectacular cruising adventure discovering the treasures of South America. Relish incredible wildlife encounters as you cruise the Galapagos Islands, glide through the stunning fjords of the Chilean coast, enjoy a tango show in Buenos Aires, and experience the highlights of Brazil. Cruise around Cape Horn, visit the Falkland Islands or brave the Drake Passage and take a look at our Antarctic cruises.

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Here at Azamara, we continue our efforts to be the world's top up-market cruise line. As such, we are committed to providing you with unparalleled service;...more the finest dining at sea; a glorious spa and wellness retreat, and innovations such as Destination Immersion® experiences. With our hallmark of stay longer, experience more, we'll not only take you to awe-inspiring destinations, but also give you more time to fall in love with them.
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Known For:Longer Stays
Fleet Size:4
A Viking ocean cruise is the discerning traveller’s dream. Whether you choose to visit Scandinavia, Asia, the Mediterranean or the Americas, our itineraries...more are designed to immerse you in the history and culture of each destination. With us, you could be exploring a local food market with our head chef one day and experiencing an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of a world-famous museum the next. Our state-of-the-art small ships take you right into the heart of each destination, and you won’t find any casinos or kids on board. Plus, our fares include just about everything you need - from meals, beverages and Wi-Fi to a culturally enriching shore excursion at every port of call. This unique combination of features has become affectionately known as ‘the Viking difference’. Viking is the world’s leading small-ship cruise line, and we can’t wait to welcome you on board to discover the Viking difference for yourself.
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Known For:Thinking Persons Cruise
Fleet Size:14
Why Princess? Because you want to tell better stories. To immerse yourself in destinations near and far. To try new foods and encounter new cultures. To...more refresh your spirit and reconnect with those you love. Choosing a cruise line can seem tough, but Princess makes it easy. Because you want more than the usual cruise experience…you want to come back new. Discover what makes each port unique through the insights of local experts and crew members who sail with us to over 330 destinations.
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Known For:Relaxing Atmosphere
Fleet Size:17

Discover Popular experiences you can enjoy on a South American cruise

The Chilean Fjords

The Chilean Fjords

Glide atop serene waters, by cascading waterfalls and glistening blue glaciers that dance in the sunlight next to your cruise ship, Zodiac or kayak.

Tango in Buenos Aires

Tango in Buenos Aires

Get a taste of Argentina as you enjoy a tango performance street side or over an authentic dinner, a quintessentially thrilling experience.

<a class='u-link fw-900' href='/cruises/south-america/falkland-islands'>Falkland Islands & South Georgia</a>

Falkland Islands & South Georgia

Head ashore to discover the large populations of penguins, seals, and albatross that reside here or stick to the water for a kayaking adventure.

<a class='u-link fw-900' href='/cruises/south-america/cape-horn'>Cape Horn</a>

Cape Horn

Cruise around the southernmost tip of South America, where waves crash against dramatic cliffs. Watch nature’s exhilarating show from your ship, or weather permitting, take a Zodiac ashore to explore the stark terrain.

<a class='u-link fw-900' href='/tours/galapagos/trips'>The Galapagos</a>

The Galapagos

Swim with rays, snorkel with sea turtles, watch sea lions playing, spot pink flamingos and blue footed boobies, and get up close to the abundant wildlife that calls this incredible archipelago home.

Recent Reviews What our clients are saying about cruising around South America

South America Highlights   , QLD, Australia, Feb 2024
This holiday had been well thought out as every day was another exciting experience. It was well balanced with great tour guides and local guides who looked after all our needs. I would certainly recommended this holiday as there were so many different kinds of experiences. Very impressed with beautiful accommodation in every city.
Antarctica & Chilean Fjords     , VIC, Australia, Feb 2024
Hi, we have just returned from Antarctica and the Chilean fjords. WOW!!!!!!!! Our holiday was organised by Georgie and she was amazing, we were told that we would be met at the airport Buenos Aires and we were. Everything from then on went like clock work. We were so impressed we have booked again with Georgie for our trip tp Cambodia and Vietnam next ...read more year. Thank you Georgie for all your hard work.
Galapagos Explorer   , VIC, Australia, Jun 2023
My sister and I embarked on an unforgettable journey organised by Global Journeys and travelling with Intrepid, exploring the wonders of South America, from the mesmerizing Galapagos Islands to the vibrant cities of Buenos Aires and Rio De Janeiro, with an awe-inspiring stopover at the majestic Iguazu Falls. Despite encountering initial setbacks due ...read more to flight cancellations, Georgie's exceptional assistance and expertise ensured our trip remained seamless. Georgie secured refunds and rearranging our travel arrangements when flights were cancelled. We are immensely grateful to Georgie for orchestrating a brilliant trip!
Great adventure     , WA, Australia, Sep 2019
What an amazing adventure from starting in the Amazon to finishing in the Galápagos Islands it all went as smooth as. Our tour manager knew her stuff and ensured a seamless trip with all the flights and hotels. The local guides were very good, friendly and knowledgeable with lots to see and do every day. I highly recommend Global Journeys and will ...read more use them again and will do another Cosmos adventure.


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