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South America Cruise Lines

South America is hugely popular as a luxury cruise destination, and the majority of the cruise lines we deal with offer voyages around the continent.

Azamara Club Cruises

Azamara offers Land Discoveries, a different kind of shore excursion – with more emphasis placed on really getting under the skin of destinations like Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. These more intimate, immersive shore trips include themed events with smaller groups, live music and local cuisine – as well as more time spent in port, giving you the chance to see your destinations come alive once night falls.

Crystal Cruises

Crystal’s two luxury ships have been winning World’s Best Awards for close to twenty years, with more accolades in this respect than any other cruise line, hotel or resort in the world. Shore excursions include tangos, sambas, Incan tours and Amazonian explorations – so you’re bound to take home some unforgettable memories of South America with Crystal.

Oceania Cruises

As the world leader in destination cruising, Oceania offers voyages that include multiple overnight stays – the perfect way to collect some stand-out memories of your time in South America. Along with gourmet dining and the renowned Canyon Ranch SpaClub on board, Oceania’s fleet also feature interior design by Dakota Jackson and Ralph Lauren Home.

Regent Seven Seas

With Regent Seven Seas cruises the emphasis is on all-inclusive luxury – from free shore excursions to pre- and post-cruise adventures and hotel stays, to add even more experiences to your luxury holiday. Regent’s cruises allow you to tour South America’s most beautiful cities like Valparaiso and Montevideo at a relaxed pace, and take a walk on the wild side with trips to areas of spectacular natural beauty like Iguazu Falls.


Luxury cruises with Seabourn are all about more intimate voyages on smaller ships – reaching ports that some larger vessels can’t, like Manaus far down the Amazon River. Some itineraries even take in Antarctica as part of a South American itinerary – taking you from tropical jungle and striking beaches to frozen landscapes, before sailing on to the bright colours of Valparaiso in Chile.

Silversea Cruises

Silversea have a reputation for exceptional personal service, with almost one member of staff per guest on board. South American voyages with Silversea have a particular focus on the Galapagos Islands, with a ship of the same name dedicated to nature-spotting itineraries around Baltra, Santa Cruz, Santiago and many more unique destinations that commemorate Charles Darwin’s legacy.

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Emma Taylor

There's so much choice when it comes to luxury cruises in South America. You could explore the coast of Brazil, discover the ancient wonders of Peru, or head south to Argentina and Chile to marvel at the beauty of Patagonia.

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