Luxury Expeditions to South America and the Galapagos Islands

Home to some of the might natural wonders and world extremes, South America is a prime expedition destination, filled with surprise and intrigue. Numerous cruise lines visit here on an expedition sailing, offering a luxury experience both on-board and ashore with included excursions, expert guides and enrichment activities.

From the mighty Amazon River to the unique world of the Galapagos Islands, this continent is a place that is truly one-of-a-kind. Explore the road less travelled with an expedition sailing that sails through the mystical Chilean Fjords or ventures to the lively cities of Brazil and Rio de Janeiro.

What to Expect on an Expedition Cruise to South America and the Galapagos Islands

South America sees four cruise lines visit the region on expedition cruises, some of which focus purely on visiting the Galapagos Islands, and others which explore the continent. Celebrity Cruises only visits the Galapagos Islands on expedition cruising, with three ships featured on itineraries. Silversea also has Silver Origin visiting the Galapagos, as well as Silver Wind, Silver Explorer and Silver Cloud sailing to the wider South America region. Both of Seabourn's ships, Venture and Pursuit, sailing to South America, alongside Scenic's flagship, Scenic Eclipse.

The only way to experience the Galapagos and South America is on-board luxury cruise ships that are specially designed to take you closer to the action than ever before. Small but perfectly formed, each of these ships reach some of the most remote corners of the region. But don’t think this means you need to compromise on comfort. Pairing intrepid exploration with pure, unadulterated luxury, the cruise lines which visit South America and the Galapagos Islands bring unforgettable excursions with fascinating on-board lectures, exquisite dining and plush all-suite accommodation. Every bar, lounge and deck offers panoramic views of the natural beauty sitting right outside your ship. Add talks from naturalists, peaceful libraries and indulgent hot tubs to your experience, and you will never forget your voyage of discovery.


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San Cristóbal, Galapagos to San Cristóbal, Galapagos
San Cristóbal Island, Galápagos | Roca León Dormido | Bartolome Island | Santiago Island, Galápagos | Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island, Galápagos | Punta Espinoza, Fernandina Island, Galápagos | Elizabeth Bay, Isabela Island, Galápagos | Caleta Tagus | Champion Island, Galápagos | Post Office Bay, Floreana, Galápagos | Punta Cormorant, Floreana Island, Galápagos | Los Gemelos, Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos | Puerto Ayora, Isla Santa Cruz | Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos | More...
07 Sep 2024
14 Nights
South America

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Was £14800pp
Now: £14060
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REF: SILVEROR240907C14
San Cristóbal, Galapagos to San Cristóbal, Galapagos
San Cristóbal Island, Galápagos | Roca León Dormido | Bartolome Island | Santiago Island, Galápagos | Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island, Galápagos | Punta Espinoza, Fernandina Island, Galápagos | Elizabeth Bay, Isabela Island, Galápagos | Caleta Tagus | Champion Island, Galápagos | Post Office Bay, Floreana, Galápagos | Punta Cormorant, Floreana Island, Galápagos | Los Gemelos, Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos | Puerto Ayora, Isla Santa Cruz | Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos | More...
21 Sep 2024
14 Nights
South America

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Was £12100pp
Now: £9855
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38-Day Easter Island, Chilean Fjords & Antarctica
Papeete, Tahiti | Anaa | Fakarava | Pitcairn Island | Henderson Island | Ducie Island | Hangaroa, Easter Island | Hangaroa, Easter Island | Alejandro Selkirk Island | San Juan Bautista (Robinson Crusoe Island) | San Antonio | Puerto Montt | Caleta Tortel | PIO X Glacier | More...
27 Sep 2024
38 Nights
Antarctica

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Was £19297pp
Now: £15066
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REF: SBNP455A
San Cristóbal, Galapagos to San Cristóbal, Galapagos
San Cristóbal Island, Galápagos | Roca León Dormido | Bartolome Island | Santiago Island, Galápagos | Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island, Galápagos | Punta Espinoza, Fernandina Island, Galápagos | Elizabeth Bay, Isabela Island, Galápagos | Caleta Tagus | Champion Island, Galápagos | Post Office Bay, Floreana, Galápagos | Punta Cormorant, Floreana Island, Galápagos | Los Gemelos, Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos | Puerto Ayora, Isla Santa Cruz | Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos | More...
05 Oct 2024
14 Nights
South America

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Was £13400pp
Now: £10914
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REF: SILVEROR241005C14
14-Day Wild Guianas To The Amazon Basin
Bridgetown | Port-of-Spain | Port-of-Spain | Devil's Island | Macapa | Santarém | Amazon Experience | Amazon Experience | Parintins | Amazon Experience | Amazon Experience | Manaus
07 Oct 2024
14 Nights
South America

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Was £11498pp
Now: £8977
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REF: SBNV458
18-Day Chilean Fjords & Antarctica
San Antonio | Puerto Montt | Caleta Tortel | PIO X Glacier | El Brujo Glacier | Punta Arenas | Punta Arenas | Antarctic Experience | Antarctic Experience | Antarctic Experience | Antarctic Experience | Antarctic Experience | Buenos Aires | Ushuaia More...
17 Oct 2024
18 Nights
Antarctica

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Was £10297pp
Now: £8039
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REF: SBNP458
14-Day Amazon Delta & Coast Of Brazil
Manaus | Manaus | Amazon Experience | Parintins | Santarém | Amazon Experience | Macapa | Natal | Rio de Janeiro
21 Oct 2024
14 Nights
South America

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Was £7898pp
Now: £6166
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REF: SBNV459
35-Day From The Amazon To The Antarctic
Manaus | Manaus | Amazon Experience | Parintins | Santarém | Amazon Experience | Macapa | Natal | Rio de Janeiro | Parati | Camboriú | Montevideo | New Island | Carcass Island | More...
21 Oct 2024
35 Nights
South America

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Was £17497pp
Now: £13660
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REF: SBNV459A
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula
Ushuaia | Ushuaia | Antarctic Peninsula | Antarctic Peninsula | Antarctic Peninsula | Antarctic Peninsula | Antarctic Peninsula | South Georgia Island | South Georgia Island | South Georgia Island | South Georgia Island | Falkland Islands | Falkland Islands | Ushuaia More...
24 Oct 2024
20 Nights
Antarctica

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Was £24639pp
Now: £19999
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San Cristóbal, Galapagos to San Cristóbal, Galapagos
San Cristóbal Island, Galápagos | Roca León Dormido | El Barranco, Genovesa Island, Galápagos | Darwin Bay, Genovesa Island, Galápagos | Sullivan Bay, Santiago Island, Galápagos | North Seymour Island, Galapagos | Punta Moreno, Isabella Island, Galapagos | Mangle Point, Fernandina Island, Galápagos | Los Gemelos, Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos | Puerto Ayora, Isla Santa Cruz | Punta Suarez, Isla Española, Galápagos | Gardner Bay, Española Island, Galápagos | Cerro Brujo, San Cristóbal Island, Galápagos | San Cristóbal Island, Galápagos | More...
26 Oct 2024
14 Nights
South America

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Was £15900pp
Now: £15105
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REF: SILVEROR241026C14
Spirit of Antarctica
Ushuaia | Ushuaia | South Shetland Islands | Antarctic Peninsula | Antarctic Peninsula | Antarctic Peninsula | Antarctic Peninsula | Antarctic Peninsula | Ushuaia
27 Oct 2024
11 Nights
Antarctica

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Was £13159pp
Now: £9399
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REF: AURORAANP168G
Puntarenas to Valparaiso
Puntarenas | Playa Panama | Punta Leona | Golfito | Cocos Island | Cocos Island | Puerto Lopez | Callao | Paracas | Arica | Antofagasta | Isla Pan de Azúcar | Coquimbo | Valparaiso More...
31 Oct 2024
18 Nights
South America

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Was £9300pp
Now: £8835
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12-Day Antarctica Exploration
Buenos Aires | Ushuaia | Antarctic Experience | Antarctic Experience | Antarctic Experience | Antarctic Experience | Antarctic Experience | Antarctic Experience | Antarctic Experience | Buenos Aires | Ushuaia
03 Nov 2024
13 Nights
Antarctica

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Was £8697pp
Now: £6790
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REF: SBNP459
21-Day Wild South Atlantic & Antarctic Peninsula
Rio de Janeiro | Parati | Camboriú | Montevideo | New Island | Carcass Island | Steeple Jason Island | Saunders Island | West Point Island | Port Stanley | Antarctic Experience | Antarctic Experience | Antarctic Experience | Antarctic Experience | More...
04 Nov 2024
21 Nights
Antarctica

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Was £11497pp
Now: £8976
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REF: SBNV462
Wellness Retreat: Barbados to Brazil
Bridgetown | Devil's Island | Recife | Rio de Janeiro
05 Nov 2024
11 Nights
South America

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Was £9630pp
Now: £5219
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REF: SCENIC501R051124-1
Antarctic Peninsula In Depth
Ushuaia | Ushuaia | Antarctic Peninsula | Antarctic Peninsula | Antarctic Peninsula | Antarctic Peninsula | Antarctic Peninsula | Antarctic Peninsula | Antarctic Peninsula | Antarctic Peninsula | Ushuaia
06 Nov 2024
14 Nights
Antarctica

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Was £10575pp
Now: £10257
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REF: AURORAAPD003G
Valparaiso to Puerto Williams
Valparaiso | Niebla | Castro | Caleta Tortel | Chilean Fjords | Chilean Fjords | Chilean Fjords | Punta Arenas | Ushuaia | Puerto Williams
07 Nov 2024
12 Nights
South America

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Amazonian Mystique
Miami, Florida | Saint John's | Castries | Saint George's | Port-of-Spain | Macapa | Santarém | Boca de Valeria | Manaus | Parintins | Alter do Chão | Macapa | Bridgetown | Roseau | More...
09 Nov 2024
24 Nights
South America

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Was £6139pp
Now: £5000
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Amazonian & Tropical Song
Miami, Florida | Saint John's | Castries | Saint George's | Port-of-Spain | Macapa | Santarém | Boca de Valeria | Manaus | Parintins | Alter do Chão | Macapa | Bridgetown | Roseau | More...
09 Nov 2024
44 Nights
South America

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Was £17949pp
Now: £14619
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REF: OCEANIANAU241109B
Lima to Valparaiso
Callao | Paracas | Arica | Antofagasta | Isla Pan de Azúcar | Coquimbo | Valparaiso
10 Nov 2024
8 Nights
South America

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Was £5200pp
Now: £4940
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REF: SILVERWI241110S08
Spirit of Antarctica
Ushuaia | Ushuaia | South Shetland Islands | Antarctic Peninsula | Antarctic Peninsula | Antarctic Peninsula | Antarctic Peninsula | Antarctic Peninsula | Ushuaia
12 Nov 2024
11 Nights
Antarctica

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Was £9214pp
Now: £8937
pp
REF: AURORAANP169S
10-Day The Great White Continent
Buenos Aires | Ushuaia | Antarctic Experience | Antarctic Experience | Antarctic Experience | Antarctic Experience | Antarctic Experience | Buenos Aires | Ushuaia
15 Nov 2024
11 Nights
Antarctica

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Was £7897pp
Now: £6165
pp
REF: SBNP462
Rhythms of the Brazilian Coastline
Rio de Janeiro | Buzios | Ilha Grande | Parati | Ilhabela | Pontal do Sul | São Francisco do Sul | Punta del Este | Montevideo | Buenos Aires
16 Nov 2024
11 Nights
South America

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Was £8895pp
Now: £5951
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REF: SCENIC601L161124-1
Radiant Amazon
Miami, Florida | Gustavia | Pointe-à-Pitre | Saint George's | Port-of-Spain | Santarém | Boca de Valeria | Manaus | Parintins | Alter do Chão | Bridgetown | Roseau | Santa Marta | San Juan (Puerto Rico) | More...
17 Nov 2024
24 Nights
South America

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Was £11159pp
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REF: REGENTMAR241117
Valparaiso to Puerto Williams
Valparaiso | Niebla | Puerto Montt | Castro | Caleta Tortel | Chilean Fjords | Chilean Fjords | Chilean Fjords | Ushuaia | Antarctic Sound | Antarctic Peninsula | Antarctic Peninsula | Antarctic Peninsula | South Shetland Islands | More...
18 Nov 2024
20 Nights
Antarctica

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Was £14500pp
Now: £13775
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