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Find Your True North On An Award-Winning South America Cruise

South America is the ultimate destination for the modern explorer. It’s a continent so diverse, you’ll find everything from sun-soaked tropical beaches to dramatic ice-carved fjords. You can discover islands that have been isolated from civilization for millions of years, or you can take part in the world’s most colorful samba celebration. Whether you’re a nature lover, foodie, or culture seeker—or just looking to relax and unwind—a cruise around South America has something to offer for every kind of traveler.

Revel on the legendary sands of Rio de Janeiro. Tango down the grand avenues of Buenos Aires, savoring fine Argentinian wine and cuisine. Gaze in awe at natural wonders like Iguazú Falls. Unravel the secrets of the ancient Inca civilization among the sky-high ruins of Machu Picchu. Channel your inner world explorer as you sail around Cape Horn or journey to the ends of the earth in Antarctica (yes, we do visit all seven continents). This is just a taste of what a South America cruise has in store.

Our award-winning—and newly revolutionized—Celebrity Silhouette® has the continent covered. Choose from an array of in-depth itineraries visiting must-see destinations, such as Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, and Antarctica. Looking for the ultimate expedition? Discover our all-inclusive vacation packages to the awe-inspiring Galapagos Islands, with the option to extend your once-in-a-lifetime journey to Machu Picchu. Whichever incredible side of South America you want to explore, you’ll find an award-winning vacation that’s perfect for you.

South America Cruise Highlights

Natural Beauty

Our South America cruises will introduce you to one breathtaking natural wonder after another. From Argentina, you can visit Iguazú Falls, the largest waterfall system in the world. In Chile, you’ll encounter the towering fjords and snow-capped peaks of the Patagonia region. Sail around the majestic Cape Horn, the headland of the Tierra del Fuego. Marvel at the icy landscapes of northernmost Antarctica, watching for penguins and breaching whales. Every day brings incredible new sights.

History and Culture

From the allure of ancient civilizations to the romance of timeless Latin traditions, South America will inspire you at every turn. Step back in time as you explore Machu Picchu, a window into the ingenuity of the Inca Empire. Perfect the delicate steps of the Argentine tango right where the dance was invented. Climb Mount Corcovado to see the Christ the Redeemer statue that watches over Rio, and take part in the city’s over-the-top Carnival. Watch an opera at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, one of the world’s most renowned performance venues. This vast continent will expand every horizon.

Cuisine

A cruise around South America is an eye-opening and delicious culinary journey, and every country makes its own contribution. Savor fresh ceviche and hearty lomo saltado in Peru, renowned for its unique fusion of flavors. Travel to a land of fine wine and cuisine in Argentina, where you can pair a nice glass of Malbec with some Argentine asado—the country’s mouthwatering take on barbecue. Fuel up for your adventures with some freshly baked empanadas in Chile. And when in Brazil, don’t miss out on some hot Feijoada, a homestyle stew of beans, beef, and pork.

Discover The The Many Sides of South America

Our award-winning South America cruises are as diverse as the continent itself. Experience the Old World culture and romance of Argentina. Explore the unrivaled natural beauty of Patagonia, a land of towering fjords, active glaciers, and captivating wildlife that stretches across the southern regions of Chile and Argentina. Sail past the otherworldly shores of northern Antarctica, including Elephant Island, Paradise Bay, and Schollart Channel. Lose yourself in the high-energy rhythms or Rio de Janeiro, or kick back and relax on Brazil’s world-famous tropical beaches. Check the ancient Inca ruins of Peru’s Machu Picchu off your must-see list. Discover the rugged charm of the Falkland Islands, where you can get up close and personal with several different species of penguins. And discover a destination that’s nothing short of life-changing on our in-depth and blissfully all-inclusive Galapagos Islands vacations.  

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South America Cruise Departure Ports

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Start your cruise around South America in this romantic city of tango, fine wine and cuisine, stunning architecture, and more than 150 world-class museums. Visit must-sees like the Casa Rosada, have the perfect steak dinner at a classic parrilla, and meet the gauchos of the surrounding plains.

San Antonio, Chile

This bustling port city is a convenient gateway to some of Chile’s most popular destinations, including the modern metropolis of Santiago, which is just 90 minutes away. You can also explore the steep, colorful streets of Valparaiso or unwind on the beautiful beaches of Viña del Mar.

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Iconic sights await you at every turn in Rio de Janeiro, from the sun-splashed beaches of Ipanema to the outstretched arms of Christ the Redeemer towering high above the city. Whether you visit during Carnival or any time of year, Rio is a city that’s sure to put you in the mood to celebrate.

Exhilarating Shore Excursions

Whether you want to experience the local culture, savor incredible new flavors, or get your adrenaline flowing, we offer an array of South America excursions for every explorer.

Family Adventures

A South America cruise is full of unforgettable experiences for the whole family. Explore nearly 300 thundering cascades at Iguazú Falls. Canoe to the ends of the Earth in Argentina’s breathtaking Tierra del Fuego National Park. And get to know the locals at a Magellanic penguin colony in the Patagonia. 

Feast of Flavors

South America is a foodie’s dream destination. Embark on an award-winning Chef’s Market Discoveries tour of Buenos Aires, where a chef from your ship guides you through the city’s fine wine and cuisine. Learn the secret to creating the perfect parrilla in Uruguay. And raise a toast or two at some of Peru’s best pisco vineyards.

Cultural Immersion

Get a deeper look into the places you’ll visit on your South America cruise. Go behind the scenes of Rio’s Carnival, and see how the colorful costumes and floats are imagined. Take a Multi-Day Adventures tour to Machu Picchu, nestled nearly 8,000 feet high in the Andes. And master your tango moves at an authentic Buenos Aires dance club.

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Ships Sailing in South America

From our newly revolutionized Celebrity Silhouette® to the first all-suites luxury yacht designed for the Galapagos Islands, Celebrity FloraSM, we have the continent covered.  

Celebrity Flora℠

Celebrity Xpedition®

Celebrity Xploration®

Celebrity Silhouette®

Dine Like a Local on Your South America Cruise

Malbec Wine

This easy-to-love red helped put Argentina on the world winemaking map. It’s fruit-forward flavor pairs perfectly with grilled meats, like asado. 

Ceviche

In this light, refreshing seafood dish from Peru, raw fish is “cooked” using a citrus marinade and tossed with fresh, diced vegetables.

Empanadas

Many countries have their own take on empanadas, but Chile’s typically combine chopped olives, raisins, eggs, and beef stuffed into a pastry shell.   

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