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South America & Antarctica Cruises

Experience rhythms, passions and natural splendor

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Indulge in a feast for the senses on an epic South America cruise with Princess®. Feel the rhythm of more than a thousand years of history and culture while savoring an incredible variety of regional cuisine. Marvel at captivating views of the legendary Amalia Glacier, make friends with the famous Falkland Island penguins and sail to the very bottom of the world with our all-new Antarctica cruise itineraries. Spectacular monuments, stunning natural beauty and one-of-a-kind experiences from ship to shore will both inspire and surprise you. Embark on an unforgettable journey with Princess to explore South America and Antarctica.

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Princess Cruises is a proud member of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO), a unique association comprised of members who are committed to the practice of safe, environmentally responsible Antarctic travel.

South America Cruises

From Fuerte Amador – the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal, to Ushuaia – the world’s southernmost city, South America is a continent rich in history, culture and natural beauty. Journey outside San Antonio and discover a world of history and culture. Revel in the sights of Viña del Mar, known as the “Chilean Riviera.” Sip and savor the sun-kissed wine regions of Casablanca and Maipo. Watch a thrilling Chilean rodeo followed by a traditional meal. Experience this vibrant region on a Princess cruise to South America.

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Antarctica Cruises

Visit the most isolated continent on Earth on an Antarctica cruise with Princess as you enjoy the feel of an expedition ship with the comfort and stability of a large ship. Sail along glacial waters, take in the views of Elephant Island, Antarctic Sound and Gerlache Strait, and listen to the alluring songs of sea birds and the ocean, all from the comfort of your stateroom. A cruise to Antarctica will be one of the most amazing adventures to have.

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South America Cruisetours

One of the great cities of the world, Buenos Aires blends European elegance, cowboy culture and the sultry sounds of the tango. See Belle Époque palaces and visit Recoleta Cemetery before departing for such storied ports as Puerto Madryn and Ushuaia.

Why Cruise to South America & Antarctica?

South America cruise highlights

Antarctica & Cape Horn

You’ll experience the distinct cultural offerings of Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Punta Arenas and Santiago — and witness the unforgettable beauty of Cape Horn and Antarctica.

Cape Horn & Strait of Magellan

Set sail on an amazing voyage around the legendary Cape Horn, embodying the determined spirit of the sailors who made the historic voyage in years past aboard small clipper ships. Along the way, your cruise highlights will include an encounter with the icy wonder that is the Amalia Glacier, and abundant wildlife. After embarking from Santiago or Buenos Aires, you’ll visit a plethora of unforgettable ports.

Brazilian adventure

Sail along the eastern coast of South America, highlighted by red cliffs, untouched beaches and dense rainforests of Brazil and wind your way through the Caribbean. With an overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro, you’ll have a chance to taste traditional Brazillian cuisine and visit historic sites such as the Christ the Redeemer statue and Sugarloaf Mountain.

South America Cruisetour Vacations

5 to 6-day land tours for South America

Iguazu Falls

Stand in the presence of a waterfall taller and wider than Niagara Falls: Iguazú Falls. Experience this UNESCO World Heritage Site from both Brazil and Argentina, then gaze up at Rio de Janeiro’s revered Christ the Redeemer statue and iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain.

Machu Picchu explorer

Touch the clouds over dramatic Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas”. Tour ancient fortresses in the Incan capital of Cusco and view the extravagant architecture of the Historic Center of Lima – all three Peru highlights are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Explore the world-class wines, cuisine, and rhythm of the most diverse continent on the planet on a cruise to South America.

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