South America is flamboyant and its beauty is matched only by its diversity. There is so much to see, from shorter cruises to the Galapagos Islands to much longer cruises along both east and West sides of the South American coast. Cruising in South America offers a huge range of sights, sounds, tastes and experiences. This is a must see continent.
Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro were once the unrivalled jewels of any South American cruise, closely followed by the ancient Inca ruins of Peru. But today Chile’s vast fjords, Patagonia and Argentina are increasingly popular and and are now used as a springboard for Antarctica experiences.
When to go:
October to April is the best time to cruise around South America. Temperatures are naturally cooler in the south, but rise the further north you go.