South America Cruises
The Pacific coastline of South America introduces travellers to tropical Columbia, ancient Incan civilisations of Ecuador, Peru and Chile, and the glacial coast of Patagonia. Ushuaia near Cape Horn is the cruise port for Antarctica. Along the Atlantic coast view the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain and the famed beach of Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, and the "Paris of the South", Buenos Aires. Cruise ships visit many ports along Brazil’s 7500 km coastline.
Vessels up to 38 000 GT venture 1450 km inland on the mighty Amazon to the cosmopolitan city of Manaus (and on-shore land trips to the surrounding jungle). Cruise/explore the Galapagos Islands, reached by air from Ecuador. South America is an explorer’s treasure chest. Large and mid-size ships of most cruise lines visit South America in the southern summer. Itineraries can be grouped as Pacific/Incan coast, “round the horn”, Brazilian Riviera, Amazon River, Galapagos Islands, and isolated Easter Island. Long cruises effectively circumnavigate the continent.