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Choosing the best time for South America cruises depends on what you are hoping to find. For example, in June, the Galapagos Islands offer cool, dry weather, but at that same time, the Amazon basin is around 90ºF, while snow and ice makes southern Patagonia impassable. This drastic variation in climate means that there is no offseason in South America as a whole, though as a general rule, the summer season is when you will find the continent most hospitable.

The most popular months to visit South America are during the height of summer, which is roughly from December to March, and many tourist destinations will be packed. Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo in Brazil are particularly busy, and the world famous Rio de Janeiro carnival in February sees millions of visitors arriving in the city from across the globe.

In the southern part of the continent, the least expensive months to visit are between September to December and between March and June, when the weather is generally colder and there are fewer tourists. You should be prepared to pay higher prices if you want to visit during the peak season months, particularly in major cities such as Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires.

There are a number of major international ports in South America, including Buenos Aires in Argentina, Montevideo in Uruguay and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. On the west coast, Lima in Peru is also a major port, along with Punta Arenas, the gateway to Chilean Patagonia.

South America cruises offer plentiful opportunity for shore excursions. In Argentina, visitors can enjoy a tour of Buenos Aires - the Paris of South America - visit an authentic horse ranch or go kayaking with sea lions. In Brazil, cruise passengers can take in the nightlife of Rio de Janeiro or the grandeur of Sugar Loaf mountain, and on the west coast, visitors can explore the stunning Machalilla National Park in Ecuador or stop to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Machu Picchu or the Sacred Valley.

There are plenty of options for travelers who want to enjoy the cruises to South American. Avalon Waterways offer a fascinating Treasure of Galapagos cruise along the west coast of the continent that takes in Machu Picchu and the Amazon, and intrepid explorers can try the National Geographic Islander Cruise from Lindblad Expeditions, which stops at Sacred Valley, Quito and the Galapagos Islands.

Silversea cruises are an alternative option for holiday-makers with a slightly higher budget, and offer real extravagance on board. These ships, such as the Silver Cloud Expedition, have a slightly smaller capacity, so guests can rest assured they'll receive special treatment and enjoy the perfect luxury cruise experience.

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8.0
Excellent
Zaandam
Night Inca Discovery
Sat Sep 29 - Thu Oct 18 (19 nights)
Holland America Line
San Diego, California At Sea At Sea Manzanillo, Mexico At Sea Huatulco, Mexico Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala Corinto, Nicaragua At Sea Fuerte Amador, Panama At Sea Manta, Ecuador At Sea Salaverry (Trujillo), Peru Callao (Lima), Peru Callao (Lima), Peru At Sea At Sea Coquimbo (La Serena), Chile San Antonio (Santiago), Chile
DAY DESTINATIONS
1
San Diego, California
2
At Sea
3
At Sea
4
Manzanillo, Mexico
5
At Sea
6
Huatulco, Mexico
7
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
8
Corinto, Nicaragua
9
At Sea
10
Fuerte Amador, Panama
11
At Sea
12
Manta, Ecuador
13
At Sea
14
Salaverry (Trujillo), Peru
15
Callao (Lima), Peru
16
Callao (Lima), Peru
17
At Sea
18
At Sea
19
Coquimbo (La Serena), Chile
20
San Antonio (Santiago), Chile
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8.2
Excellent
Zaandam
Night Inca Discovery
Tue Sep 25 - Thu Oct 18 (23 nights)
Holland America Line
Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia At Sea At Sea Santa Barbara, California San Diego, California At Sea At Sea Manzanillo, Mexico At Sea Huatulco, Mexico Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala Corinto, Nicaragua At Sea Fuerte Amador, Panama At Sea Manta, Ecuador At Sea Salaverry (Trujillo), Peru Callao (Lima), Peru Callao (Lima), Peru At Sea At Sea Coquimbo (La Serena), Chile San Antonio (Santiago), Chile
DAY DESTINATIONS
1
Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
2
At Sea
3
At Sea
4
Santa Barbara, California
5
San Diego, California
6
At Sea
7
At Sea
8
Manzanillo, Mexico
9
At Sea
10
Huatulco, Mexico
11
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
12
Corinto, Nicaragua
13
At Sea
14
Fuerte Amador, Panama
15
At Sea
16
Manta, Ecuador
17
At Sea
18
Salaverry (Trujillo), Peru
19
Callao (Lima), Peru
20
Callao (Lima), Peru
21
At Sea
22
At Sea
23
Coquimbo (La Serena), Chile
24
San Antonio (Santiago), Chile
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8.2
Excellent
Zaandam
Night Inca Discovery
Mon Sep 24 - Thu Oct 18 (24 nights)
Holland America Line
Seattle, Washington Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia At Sea At Sea Santa Barbara, California San Diego, California At Sea At Sea Manzanillo, Mexico At Sea Huatulco, Mexico Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala Corinto, Nicaragua At Sea Fuerte Amador, Panama At Sea Manta, Ecuador At Sea Salaverry (Trujillo), Peru Callao (Lima), Peru Callao (Lima), Peru At Sea At Sea Coquimbo (La Serena), Chile San Antonio (Santiago), Chile
DAY DESTINATIONS
1
Seattle, Washington
2
Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
3
At Sea
4
At Sea
5
Santa Barbara, California
6
San Diego, California
7
At Sea
8
At Sea
9
Manzanillo, Mexico
10
At Sea
11
Huatulco, Mexico
12
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
13
Corinto, Nicaragua
14
At Sea
15
Fuerte Amador, Panama
16
At Sea
17
Manta, Ecuador
18
At Sea
19
Salaverry (Trujillo), Peru
20
Callao (Lima), Peru
21
Callao (Lima), Peru
22
At Sea
23
At Sea
24
Coquimbo (La Serena), Chile
25
San Antonio (Santiago), Chile
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7.8
Good
Zaandam
Night Inca Discovery & South America
Sat Sep 29 - Sat Nov 3 (35 nights)
Holland America Line
San Diego, California At Sea At Sea Manzanillo, Mexico At Sea Huatulco, Mexico Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala Corinto, Nicaragua At Sea Fuerte Amador, Panama At Sea Manta, Ecuador At Sea Salaverry (Trujillo), Peru Callao (Lima), Peru Callao (Lima), Peru At Sea At Sea Coquimbo (La Serena), Chile San Antonio (Santiago), Chile At Sea Puerto Montt, Chile Cruise Chilean Fjords Cruise Amalia Or Brujo Glacier Cruise Canal Sarmiento Punta Arenas, Chile Cruise Cockburn & Beagle Channels Cruise Strait Of Magellan Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina Cruise Glacier Alley Cruise Cape Horn Port Stanley, Falkland Islands At Sea At Sea Montevideo, Uruguay Buenos Aires, Argentina Punta Del Este, Uruguay At Sea At Sea Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
DAY DESTINATIONS
1
San Diego, California
2
At Sea
3
At Sea
4
Manzanillo, Mexico
5
At Sea
6
Huatulco, Mexico
7
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
8
Corinto, Nicaragua
9
At Sea
10
Fuerte Amador, Panama
11
At Sea
12
Manta, Ecuador
13
At Sea
14
Salaverry (Trujillo), Peru
15
Callao (Lima), Peru
16
Callao (Lima), Peru
17
At Sea
18
At Sea
19
Coquimbo (La Serena), Chile
20
San Antonio (Santiago), Chile
21
At Sea
22
Puerto Montt, Chile
23
Cruise Chilean Fjords
24
Cruise Amalia Or Brujo Glacier
24
Cruise Canal Sarmiento
25
Punta Arenas, Chile
25
Cruise Cockburn & Beagle Channels
25
Cruise Strait Of Magellan
26
Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina
26
Cruise Glacier Alley
27
Cruise Cape Horn
28
Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
29
At Sea
30
At Sea
31
Montevideo, Uruguay
32
Buenos Aires, Argentina
33
Punta Del Este, Uruguay
34
At Sea
35
At Sea
36
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
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7.9
Good
Zaandam
Night Inca Discovery & South America
Tue Sep 25 - Sat Nov 3 (39 nights)
Holland America Line
Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia At Sea At Sea Santa Barbara, California San Diego, California At Sea At Sea Manzanillo, Mexico At Sea Huatulco, Mexico Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala Corinto, Nicaragua At Sea Fuerte Amador, Panama At Sea Manta, Ecuador At Sea Salaverry (Trujillo), Peru Callao (Lima), Peru Callao (Lima), Peru At Sea At Sea Coquimbo (La Serena), Chile San Antonio (Santiago), Chile At Sea Puerto Montt, Chile Cruise Chilean Fjords Cruise Canal Sarmiento Punta Arenas, Chile Cruise Cockburn & Beagle Channels Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina Cruise Glacier Alley Cruise Cape Horn Port Stanley, Falkland Islands At Sea At Sea Montevideo, Uruguay Buenos Aires, Argentina Punta Del Este, Uruguay At Sea At Sea Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
DAY DESTINATIONS
1
Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
2
At Sea
3
At Sea
4
Santa Barbara, California
5
San Diego, California
6
At Sea
7
At Sea
8
Manzanillo, Mexico
9
At Sea
10
Huatulco, Mexico
11
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
12
Corinto, Nicaragua
13
At Sea
14
Fuerte Amador, Panama
15
At Sea
16
Manta, Ecuador
17
At Sea
18
Salaverry (Trujillo), Peru
19
Callao (Lima), Peru
20
Callao (Lima), Peru
21
At Sea
22
At Sea
23
Coquimbo (La Serena), Chile
24
San Antonio (Santiago), Chile
25
At Sea
26
Puerto Montt, Chile
27
Cruise Chilean Fjords
28
Cruise Canal Sarmiento
29
Punta Arenas, Chile
29
Cruise Cockburn & Beagle Channels
30
Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina
30
Cruise Glacier Alley
31
Cruise Cape Horn
32
Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
33
At Sea
34
At Sea
35
Montevideo, Uruguay
36
Buenos Aires, Argentina
37
Punta Del Este, Uruguay
38
At Sea
39
At Sea
40
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
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7.9
Good
Zaandam
Night Inca Discovery & South America
Mon Sep 24 - Sat Nov 3 (40 nights)
Holland America Line
Seattle, Washington Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia At Sea At Sea Santa Barbara, California San Diego, California At Sea At Sea Manzanillo, Mexico At Sea Huatulco, Mexico Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala Corinto, Nicaragua At Sea Fuerte Amador, Panama At Sea Manta, Ecuador At Sea Salaverry (Trujillo), Peru Callao (Lima), Peru Callao (Lima), Peru At Sea At Sea Coquimbo (La Serena), Chile San Antonio (Santiago), Chile At Sea Puerto Montt, Chile Cruise Chilean Fjords Cruise Canal Sarmiento Punta Arenas, Chile Cruise Cockburn & Beagle Channels Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina Cruise Glacier Alley Cruise Cape Horn Port Stanley, Falkland Islands At Sea At Sea Montevideo, Uruguay Buenos Aires, Argentina Punta Del Este, Uruguay At Sea At Sea Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
DAY DESTINATIONS
1
Seattle, Washington
2
Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
3
At Sea
4
At Sea
5
Santa Barbara, California
6
San Diego, California
7
At Sea
8
At Sea
9
Manzanillo, Mexico
10
At Sea
11
Huatulco, Mexico
12
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
13
Corinto, Nicaragua
14
At Sea
15
Fuerte Amador, Panama
16
At Sea
17
Manta, Ecuador
18
At Sea
19
Salaverry (Trujillo), Peru
20
Callao (Lima), Peru
21
Callao (Lima), Peru
22
At Sea
23
At Sea
24
Coquimbo (La Serena), Chile
25
San Antonio (Santiago), Chile
26
At Sea
27
Puerto Montt, Chile
28
Cruise Chilean Fjords
29
Cruise Canal Sarmiento
30
Punta Arenas, Chile
30
Cruise Cockburn & Beagle Channels
31
Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina
31
Cruise Glacier Alley
32
Cruise Cape Horn
33
Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
34
At Sea
35
At Sea
36
Montevideo, Uruguay
37
Buenos Aires, Argentina
38
Punta Del Este, Uruguay
39
At Sea
40
At Sea
41
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
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6.1
Good
Celebrity Xpedition
Night Galapagos Islands Outer Loop
Sun Sep 2 - Sun Sep 9 (7 nights)
Celebrity Cruises
Baltra, Galapagos Daphne Island, Galapagos Gardner Bay, Espanola, Galapagos Punta Suarez, Espanola, Galapagos Cormorant Point, Floreana, Galapagos Bahia Post Office, Floreana, Galapagos Punta Moreno, Isabela, Galapagos Urvina Bay, Isabela, Galapagos Punta Espinoza, Fernandina, Galapagos Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela, Galapagos South Plaza (Isla Plaza Sur), Galapagos Dragon Hill, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Baltra, Galapagos
DAY DESTINATIONS
1
Baltra, Galapagos
1
Daphne Island, Galapagos
2
Gardner Bay, Espanola, Galapagos
2
Punta Suarez, Espanola, Galapagos
3
Cormorant Point, Floreana, Galapagos
3
Bahia Post Office, Floreana, Galapagos
4
Punta Moreno, Isabela, Galapagos
4
Urvina Bay, Isabela, Galapagos
5
Punta Espinoza, Fernandina, Galapagos
5
Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela, Galapagos
6
South Plaza (Isla Plaza Sur), Galapagos
6
Dragon Hill, Santa Cruz, Galapagos
7
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos
8
Baltra, Galapagos
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6.1
Good
Celebrity Xpedition
Night Galapagos Islands Inner Loop
Sun Sep 23 - Sun Sep 30 (7 nights)
Celebrity Cruises
Baltra, Galapagos Daphne Island, Galapagos Puerto Egas, Santiago, Galapagos Rabida, Galapagos Elizabeth Bay, Galapagos Caleta Tagus, Isabela, Galapagos Sullivan Bay, Santiago, Galapagos Bartolome Island, San Salvador, Galapagos Las Bachas, Santa Cruz, Galapagos North Seymour, Galapagos Puerto Baquerizo, San Cristobal, Galapagos Punta Pitt, San Cristobal, Galapagos Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Baltra, Galapagos
DAY DESTINATIONS
1
Baltra, Galapagos
1
Daphne Island, Galapagos
2
Puerto Egas, Santiago, Galapagos
2
Rabida, Galapagos
3
Elizabeth Bay, Galapagos
3
Caleta Tagus, Isabela, Galapagos
4
Sullivan Bay, Santiago, Galapagos
4
Bartolome Island, San Salvador, Galapagos
5
Las Bachas, Santa Cruz, Galapagos
5
North Seymour, Galapagos
6
Puerto Baquerizo, San Cristobal, Galapagos
6
Punta Pitt, San Cristobal, Galapagos
7
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos
8
Baltra, Galapagos
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6.1
Good
Celebrity Xpedition
Night Galapagos Islands Outer Loop
Sun Sep 30 - Sun Oct 7 (7 nights)
Celebrity Cruises
Baltra, Galapagos Daphne Island, Galapagos Gardner Bay, Espanola, Galapagos Punta Suarez, Espanola, Galapagos Cormorant Point, Floreana, Galapagos Bahia Post Office, Floreana, Galapagos Punta Moreno, Isabela, Galapagos Urvina Bay, Isabela, Galapagos Punta Espinoza, Fernandina, Galapagos Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela, Galapagos South Plaza (Isla Plaza Sur), Galapagos Dragon Hill, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Baltra, Galapagos
DAY DESTINATIONS
1
Baltra, Galapagos
1
Daphne Island, Galapagos
2
Gardner Bay, Espanola, Galapagos
2
Punta Suarez, Espanola, Galapagos
3
Cormorant Point, Floreana, Galapagos
3
Bahia Post Office, Floreana, Galapagos
4
Punta Moreno, Isabela, Galapagos
4
Urvina Bay, Isabela, Galapagos
5
Punta Espinoza, Fernandina, Galapagos
5
Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela, Galapagos
6
South Plaza (Isla Plaza Sur), Galapagos
6
Dragon Hill, Santa Cruz, Galapagos
7
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos
8
Baltra, Galapagos
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4.9
Okay
Celebrity Xperience
Night Galapagos Southern Loop
Sat Sep 15 - Sat Sep 22 (7 nights)
Celebrity Cruises
Baltra, Galapagos North Seymour, Galapagos South Plaza (Isla Plaza Sur), Galapagos Santa Fe Island, Galapagos Punta Pitt, San Cristobal, Galapagos Cerro Brujo, San Cristobal, Galapagos Bahia Post Office, Floreana, Galapagos Cormorant Point, Floreana, Galapagos Elizabeth Bay, Galapagos Punta Moreno, Isabela, Galapagos Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Gardner Bay, Espanola, Galapagos Punta Suarez, Espanola, Galapagos Mosquera Islet, Galapagos Baltra, Galapagos
DAY DESTINATIONS
1
Baltra, Galapagos
1
North Seymour, Galapagos
2
South Plaza (Isla Plaza Sur), Galapagos
2
Santa Fe Island, Galapagos
3
Punta Pitt, San Cristobal, Galapagos
3
Cerro Brujo, San Cristobal, Galapagos
4
Bahia Post Office, Floreana, Galapagos
4
Cormorant Point, Floreana, Galapagos
5
Elizabeth Bay, Galapagos
5
Punta Moreno, Isabela, Galapagos
6
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos
7
Gardner Bay, Espanola, Galapagos
7
Punta Suarez, Espanola, Galapagos
8
Mosquera Islet, Galapagos
8
Baltra, Galapagos
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