South America Cruises
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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Popular experiences you can enjoy on a South American cruise
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
Get a taste of Argentina as you enjoy a tango performance street side or over an authentic dinner, a quintessentially thrilling experience.
The Falkland Islands
Head ashore to discover the large populations of penguins, seals, and albatross that reside here or stick to the water for a kayaking adventure.
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.
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.
South America Cruise Brochures
227 South American cruises sourced from 28 Operator brochures
What our clients are saying about cruising around South America
“Inspiring trip to the Galapagos”
It was a fun, inspiring trip. Actually 1 day in a hotel on the islands and 3 days on a boat. The food was very good. The CEOs were amazing.
Excellent trip of a lifetime. The wildlife is amazing and we would recommend it to anybody who loves seeing new and interesting wildlife, snorkelling and adventure. The Daphne was a great boat with excellent crew who looked after us very well. Our guide Jose was very passionate, entertaining (especially reinacting the mating ritual of the Blue Footed Boobie bird) and approachable. It was great being onboard with a small group of fellow travellers (12 in our group) which allowed for good conversa ...read moretion.
Fantastic trip, accommodation was really good - small family operated hotel so got a real feel of staying local instead of big city hotel. The boat Daphne was excellent, best decision to go for a small number tour, other travel guests were great, easy going, and well matched age bracket. Food on board was beautiful if anything there was way too much. Cabin size yes they are small and a bit cosy but you are only in there to sleep. Boat was spotlessly clean, crew brilliant, helpful, funny, take pride ...read more in their work, and safety was always top priority. Guide - Jose - this man was one of the best guides we have ever had in our travels. He was passionate about his islands and his knowledge on wildlife, history, and the environment was remarkable. Was never phased when asked one of those stupid questions that other travellers eye roll at. Great tour - highly recommend, but due to physical activity of shore landings, walking, it is not for elderly travellers.
“Antarctica and Peru”
The Ponant cruise of Antarctica was excellent. Efficient management of daily tours by zodiacs to fascinating locations. Pristine environments and wildlife. Food, service and accommodation on the ship was also wonderful. The land component in Peru was a delight as well. Of course we expected to be impressed by Machu Picchu, but there was so much more. Our wonderful local guide, Juan Jose, was full of info about Maras, Moray, the sacred valley, Cusco, and so very much more. Our only niggle was ...read more the convoluted flights between different legs of the trip. Spent too much time waiting in airports! We started our trip in Buenos Aires and before we left from Cusco we had been on five internal flights. Also did not like being restricted by APT to using only Latam to get to South America. Other travellers used different airlines! Overall the cruise and land component of the trip were excellent, just a couple of things with APT were a bit iffy.