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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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4.6
Okay
Celebrity Xpedition
Night Galapagos Northern Loop
Sat Jun 15 - Sat Jun 22 (7 nights)
Celebrity Cruises
Baltra, Galapagos Black Turtle Cove, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Rabida, Galapagos Puerto Egas, Santiago, Galapagos Caleta Tagus, Isabela, Galapagos Punta Espinoza, Fernandina, Galapagos Urvina Bay, Isabela, Galapagos Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela, Galapagos Bartolome Island, San Salvador, Galapagos Las Bachas, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Daphne Island, Galapagos El Barranco, Genovesa, Galapagos Bahia Darwin, Genovesa, Galapagos Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Baltra, Galapagos
DAY DESTINATIONS
1
Baltra, Galapagos
1
Black Turtle Cove, Santa Cruz, Galapagos
2
Rabida, Galapagos
2
Puerto Egas, Santiago, Galapagos
3
Caleta Tagus, Isabela, Galapagos
3
Punta Espinoza, Fernandina, Galapagos
4
Urvina Bay, Isabela, Galapagos
4
Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela, Galapagos
5
Bartolome Island, San Salvador, Galapagos
5
Las Bachas, Santa Cruz, Galapagos
5
Daphne Island, Galapagos
6
El Barranco, Genovesa, Galapagos
6
Bahia Darwin, Genovesa, Galapagos
7
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos
8
Baltra, Galapagos
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4.8
Okay
Celebrity Xpedition
Night Galapagos Northern Loop
Sat Jun 29 - Sat Jul 6 (7 nights)
Celebrity Cruises
Baltra, Galapagos Black Turtle Cove, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Rabida, Galapagos Puerto Egas, Santiago, Galapagos Caleta Tagus, Isabela, Galapagos Punta Espinoza, Fernandina, Galapagos Urvina Bay, Isabela, Galapagos Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela, Galapagos Bartolome Island, San Salvador, Galapagos Las Bachas, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Daphne Island, Galapagos El Barranco, Genovesa, Galapagos Bahia Darwin, Genovesa, Galapagos Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Baltra, Galapagos
DAY DESTINATIONS
1
Baltra, Galapagos
1
Black Turtle Cove, Santa Cruz, Galapagos
2
Rabida, Galapagos
2
Puerto Egas, Santiago, Galapagos
3
Caleta Tagus, Isabela, Galapagos
3
Punta Espinoza, Fernandina, Galapagos
4
Urvina Bay, Isabela, Galapagos
4
Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela, Galapagos
5
Bartolome Island, San Salvador, Galapagos
5
Las Bachas, Santa Cruz, Galapagos
5
Daphne Island, Galapagos
6
El Barranco, Genovesa, Galapagos
6
Bahia Darwin, Genovesa, Galapagos
7
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos
8
Baltra, Galapagos
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6.7
Good
Delfin II
Sat Jun 8 - Mon Jun 17 (9 nights)
Lindblad Special Expeditions
Lima Nauta Iquitos Lima Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve Lima Nauta Lima
DAY DESTINATIONS
1
Lima
2
Nauta
2
Iquitos
2
Lima
3
Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
4
Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
5
Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
6
Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
7
Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
8
Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
9
Lima
9
Nauta
10
Lima
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6.4
Good
Delfin II
Sat Jun 22 - Mon Jul 1 (9 nights)
Lindblad Special Expeditions
Lima Nauta Iquitos Lima Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve Lima Nauta Lima
DAY DESTINATIONS
1
Lima
2
Nauta
2
Iquitos
2
Lima
3
Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
4
Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
5
Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
6
Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
7
Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
8
Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
9
Lima
9
Nauta
10
Lima
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6.3
Good
Delfin II
Sat Jun 15 - Mon Jun 24 (9 nights)
Lindblad Special Expeditions
Lima Nauta Iquitos Lima Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve Lima Nauta Lima
DAY DESTINATIONS
1
Lima
2
Nauta
2
Iquitos
2
Lima
3
Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
4
Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
5
Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
6
Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
7
Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
8
Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
9
Lima
9
Nauta
10
Lima
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6.6
Good
Silver Galapagos
Night Galapagos Islands Expedition
Sat Jun 15 - Sat Jun 22 (7 nights)
Silversea Cruises
Baltra, Galapagos Daphne Island, Galapagos Bahia Darwin, Genovesa, Galapagos El Barranco, Genovesa, Galapagos North Seymour, Galapagos Sullivan Bay, Santiago, Galapagos Rabida, Galapagos Eden Islet, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Galapaguero Cerro Colorado, San Cristobal, Galapagos Punta Pitt, San Cristobal, Galapagos Gardner Bay, Espanola, Galapagos Punta Suarez, Espanola, Galapagos Estacion Charles Darwin, Santa Cruz, Galapagos South Plaza (Isla Plaza Sur), Galapagos San Cristobal, Ecuador
DAY DESTINATIONS
1
Baltra, Galapagos
1
Daphne Island, Galapagos
2
Bahia Darwin, Genovesa, Galapagos
2
El Barranco, Genovesa, Galapagos
3
North Seymour, Galapagos
3
Sullivan Bay, Santiago, Galapagos
4
Rabida, Galapagos
4
Eden Islet, Santa Cruz, Galapagos
5
Galapaguero Cerro Colorado, San Cristobal, Galapagos
5
Punta Pitt, San Cristobal, Galapagos
6
Gardner Bay, Espanola, Galapagos
6
Punta Suarez, Espanola, Galapagos
7
Estacion Charles Darwin, Santa Cruz, Galapagos
7
South Plaza (Isla Plaza Sur), Galapagos
8
San Cristobal, Ecuador
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6.5
Good
Silver Galapagos
Night Galapagos Islands Expedition
Sat Jun 29 - Sat Jul 6 (7 nights)
Silversea Cruises
Baltra, Galapagos Daphne Island, Galapagos Bahia Darwin, Genovesa, Galapagos El Barranco, Genovesa, Galapagos North Seymour, Galapagos Sullivan Bay, Santiago, Galapagos Rabida, Galapagos Eden Islet, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Galapaguero Cerro Colorado, San Cristobal, Galapagos Punta Pitt, San Cristobal, Galapagos Gardner Bay, Espanola, Galapagos Punta Suarez, Espanola, Galapagos Estacion Charles Darwin, Santa Cruz, Galapagos South Plaza (Isla Plaza Sur), Galapagos San Cristobal, Ecuador
DAY DESTINATIONS
1
Baltra, Galapagos
1
Daphne Island, Galapagos
2
Bahia Darwin, Genovesa, Galapagos
2
El Barranco, Genovesa, Galapagos
3
North Seymour, Galapagos
3
Sullivan Bay, Santiago, Galapagos
4
Rabida, Galapagos
4
Eden Islet, Santa Cruz, Galapagos
5
Galapaguero Cerro Colorado, San Cristobal, Galapagos
5
Punta Pitt, San Cristobal, Galapagos
6
Gardner Bay, Espanola, Galapagos
6
Punta Suarez, Espanola, Galapagos
7
Estacion Charles Darwin, Santa Cruz, Galapagos
7
South Plaza (Isla Plaza Sur), Galapagos
8
San Cristobal, Ecuador
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2.6
Mediocre
Celebrity Xpedition
Night Galapagos Southern Loop
Sat Jun 22 - Sat Jun 29 (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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6.2
Good
Silver Galapagos
Night Galapagos Islands Expedition
Sat Jun 22 - Sat Jun 29 (7 nights)
Silversea Cruises
Leon Dormido/Kicker Rock San Cristobal Island Playa Espumilla Bartolome Punta Vicente Roca Punta Espinoza Elizabeth Bay Tagus Cove Isla Campeon Post Office Bay Punta Cormorant Cerro Dragon Las Bachas Charles Darwin Research Station Puerto Ayora Baltra Island
DAY DESTINATIONS
1
Leon Dormido/Kicker Rock
1
San Cristobal Island
2
Playa Espumilla
2
Bartolome
3
Punta Vicente Roca
3
Punta Espinoza
4
Elizabeth Bay
4
Tagus Cove
5
Isla Campeon
5
Post Office Bay
5
Punta Cormorant
6
Cerro Dragon
6
Las Bachas
7
Charles Darwin Research Station
7
Puerto Ayora
8
Baltra Island
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5.0
Okay
Silver Galapagos
Night Galapagos Islands Expedition
Sat Jun 8 - Sat Jun 15 (7 nights)
Silversea Cruises
Leon Dormido/Kicker Rock San Cristobal Island Playa Espumilla Bartolome Punta Vicente Roca Punta Espinoza Elizabeth Bay Tagus Cove Isla Campeon Post Office Bay Punta Cormorant Cerro Dragon Las Bachas Charles Darwin Research Station Puerto Ayora Baltra Island
DAY DESTINATIONS
1
Leon Dormido/Kicker Rock
1
San Cristobal Island
2
Playa Espumilla
2
Bartolome
3
Punta Vicente Roca
3
Punta Espinoza
4
Elizabeth Bay
4
Tagus Cove
5
Isla Campeon
5
Post Office Bay
5
Punta Cormorant
6
Cerro Dragon
6
Las Bachas
7
Charles Darwin Research Station
7
Puerto Ayora
8
Baltra Island
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