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Luxury South America Cruises

South America offers a spectacular range of sights and experiences on a luxury cruise. You could tour beachfront cities like Rio de Janeiro and get into Brazil’s carnival spirit, or head to secluded tropical ports that act as gateways to the rich jungle wildlife of the Amazon. Learn to tango in Buenos Aires, see the sunset in beautiful Lima, or head far to the south instead, for rugged mountain landscapes as breath-taking as they are remote.

Cruises around South America take place year-round, with itineraries ranging anywhere from 7 nights to 62 or more. Shore excursions here offer a huge variety of sights, from city life in Buenos Aires to historic ruins in Machu Picchu. With so many different landscapes, cultures and colonial influences to see, a luxury cruise around South America offers an incredible choice of adventures that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

With warm weather year-round, there is no one time to enjoy the best cruises around South America. Itineraries range from 7-night Galapagos voyages to month-long tours along the east and west coasts – or you could even opt for a South American cruise that includes Antarctica, Europe, the Caribbean or the Pacific too.

A cruise around South America offers a range of different ways to see the continent. Along with its mix of modern cities, traditional villages and ancient civilisations, the continent is also home to some of the most spectacular landscapes and wildlife on Earth. A cruise to the jungle city of Manaus can open the doors to the Amazon rainforest, while many alternative cruises set sail from Ecuador for the legendary wildlife of the Galapagos.

You will find plenty of exotic and exciting luxury cruises to South America at SixStarCruises, offering you the chance to set sail on the holiday of a lifetime with one of the world's most popular luxury cruise lines. Call our Cruise Concierge team today and they will help you find your ideal voyage, so you can start looking forward to your next great adventure.

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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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The ones that got away: Where to cruise in 2018

Did you miss out on a luxury cruise to some of these spectacular destinations in 2017? Why not make one of your 2018 travel resolutions ‘Cruise somewhere new’, and embark on a once-in-a-lifetime voyage? From the luscious landscapes of South America to the exotic shores of South Korea, cruises to these destinations are sure to top the bucket lists of many travellers. Chile A country stretching far down the western side of South America, Chile is home to every landscape you can imagine …

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Have you always wanted to walk in the footsteps of explorers, treading where Charles Darwin formed his theory of evolution or where Sir Ernest Shackleton conquered an ill-fated voyage with no loss of life? Expedition cruises sound like your dream holiday. Offering once-in-a-lifetime journeys to some of the most remote and captivating destinations on the planet, luxury expeditions with cruise lines like Silversea offer unique experiences you will remember forever. Here are six reasons why expedition cruises are the new way to explore. The wildlife Sailing to destinations including the Arctic, Antarctica, the Galapagos Islands and the South Pacific, expedition voyages come complete with a host of bucket-list wildlife. The animals you may see often can’t be found anywhere else on Earth, especially those found in the Galapagos …

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A growing taste for cruising adventures

I will never forget the thrill of spotting an inquisitive polar bear on a cruise high into the Arctic Circle.We were just 600 miles south of the North Pole amid the breathtakingly remote surroundings of Magdalena Bay in the Svalbard Archipelago, and deep into the territory of the so-called Kings of the Arctic. So it wasn’t surprising when a young male appeared while we were ashore – sniffing the air in anticipation of a meal of tasty tourists, no doubt! We were speedily ushered back on to the tenders by our gun-toting minders, who fired a warning shot at the curious gatecrasher who reluctantly turned tail and lumbered off. But the buzz and drama of that moment has stayed with me ever since, whetting my appetite for more exciting experiences – and it seems I’m not alone. Adventurous cruises are on a roll as more travellers chase the thrill of sailing to the ends of the earth, where the sea is often the only route to the outside world. Not only are destinations that were once off-limits increasingly appearing in cruise itineraries, but the choice of ships taking intrepid travellers there is growing too. At least 15 expeditionary vessels are due to launch over the next two years, including some boasting their own helicopters and submarines and others with underwater lounges from where passengers can watch passing marine life. Cold regions are the hot-spots Such voyages generally fall into two categories: soft adventure, where travellers scrape the surface, or hardcore sailings into the heart of a region on-board ships with strengthened hulls to cope with icy conditions. The Polar Regions remain the ultimate contenders in the adventure stakes. Arctic voyages tend to concentrate around Spitsbergen in Norway’s Svalbard Archipelago, but those wanting to reach the top of the world can sail to the North Pole on a nuclear-powered ice breaker, while Antarctica offers an unparalleled landscape with most cruises concentrating on the Antarctic Peninsula and its vast penguin colonies. Another area to open up is the legendary Northwest Passage between Greenland and Alaska, though it only becomes navigable for a few weeks during the Arctic summer when ships slowly pick their way through the pack ice. The Northeast Passage along the northern coast of Siberia was, for many years, closed off to Westerners, but is starting to open up; while in South America, the Chilean fjords of Patagonia are perfectly explored by ships which venture into the heart of this spectacular wilderness. Destinations that are wet ‘n’ wild But cruising adventures aren’t confined to earth’s chilliest spots …

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