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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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MSC Cruises
Our cruises are designed to enrich, delight and create unforgettable emotions that only the sea can create. We offer an enriching, immersive and safe cruise...more experience, where you can enjoy international dining, world-class entertainment, award-winning family programmes and the latest user-friendly technology on board.
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Known For:Mediterranean Specialists
Fleet Size:22
Hurtigruten Group is the world’s leading adventure travel group, offering unique small-ship and land-based adventures from pole to pole – and anywhere...more in between. We take our guests to the most spectacular areas on the planet, offering a mix of pristine wilderness and visits to genuine local communities.
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Regent Seven Seas
The Regent Experience has long been absolute in its inclusiveness, providing you with the most enriching and luxurious journey on the Seven Seas. Join...more us as we travel the world in search of the best life has to offer, with every luxury included, and discover a truly unrivaled experience. Taking care of every detail so that you can fully experience and enjoy every moment is at the heart of our all-inclusiveness. Discover how everything from the exquisitely prepared cuisine to the included & unlimited shore excursions will create a truly unforgettable journey.
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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='brand-link-color' href='/cruises/south-america/falkland-islands'>The Falkland Islands</a>

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.

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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.

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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

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.
Hectic but great tour!     , WA, Australia, Jun 2019
The Cosmos Ultimate South America Tour was a wonderful way to see the highlights of South America. But be warned that to do this you will have to fly a lot, especially if you include the Galapagos and Amazon. The Tour guide helped make the flights easier though perhaps up to a quarter of your time may be used in the flights. Accommodation and food was ...read more very good, as were included excursions.

There could have been more information however on the optional excursions, which were a bit pricey for what you got. For instance the Sugar Loaf Tour in Rio at about US$70 per person was done by us for US$17 (half price lift ticket for 65 plus) and US$34 by walking 30 minutes from our hotel at Copacabana to the cable car station, and we went early in the morning and massively beat the tourist congestion.

One limitation on the Cosmos support was that after we left our main guide in Lima, the replacement guides in Quito and Guayaquil were quite poor. The Galapagos Cruise was extremely good including service and facilities as well as sights. Globus support in planning the trip was great, but Qantas made a lot of changes to our flights which caused some problems.
Perfect adventure   , QLD, Australia, Jul 2018
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 ...read more Boobie bird) and approachable. It was great being onboard with a small group of fellow travellers (12 in our group) which allowed for good conversation.
Galapagos   , WA, Australia, Feb 2018
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. ...read more 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 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.


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