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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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6.8
Good
Zaandam
Thu Apr 4 - Wed Apr 24 (20 nights)
Holland America Line
San Antonio/Chile Coquimbo Puerto General San Martin Callao Callao Salaverry Guayaquil Manta Fuerte Amador Fuerte Amador Balboa/Panama Panama Canal Cristobal/Panama Oranjestad Willemstad Bonaire Fort Lauderdale
DAY DESTINATIONS
1
San Antonio/Chile
2
Coquimbo
5
Puerto General San Martin
6
Callao
7
Callao
8
Salaverry
10
Guayaquil
11
Manta
13
Fuerte Amador
14
Fuerte Amador
14
Balboa/Panama
14
Panama Canal
14
Cristobal/Panama
16
Oranjestad
17
Willemstad
18
Bonaire
21
Fort Lauderdale
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7.3
Good
Seabourn Quest
Night Amazon & Caribbean Sunsets
Sun Apr 7 - Wed Apr 17 (10 nights)
Seabourn
Manaus (Amazon River), Brazil Manaus (Amazon River), Brazil Boca Dos Botos, Brazil Parintins (Amazon River), Brazil Santarem (Amazon River), Brazil Guajara (Amazon River), Brazil Cross The Equator At Sea Devils Island, French Guiana At Sea Charlotteville, Tobago Castries, St. Lucia Bridgetown, Barbados
DAY DESTINATIONS
1
Manaus (Amazon River), Brazil
2
Manaus (Amazon River), Brazil
3
Boca Dos Botos, Brazil
3
Parintins (Amazon River), Brazil
4
Santarem (Amazon River), Brazil
5
Guajara (Amazon River), Brazil
5
Cross The Equator
6
At Sea
7
Devils Island, French Guiana
8
At Sea
9
Charlotteville, Tobago
10
Castries, St. Lucia
11
Bridgetown, Barbados
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5.6
Okay
Sirena
Night Radiant Rhythms
Sat Apr 6 - Thu Apr 18 (12 nights)
Oceania Cruises
Buenos Aires, Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina Montevideo, Uruguay Punta Del Este, Uruguay Rio Grande, Brazil Cruise Atlantic Ocean Porto Belo, Brazil Sao Paulo De Olivenca, Brazil Parati, Brazil Ilha Grande, Brazil Buzios, Brazil Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
DAY DESTINATIONS
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
3
Montevideo, Uruguay
4
Punta Del Este, Uruguay
5
Rio Grande, Brazil
6
Cruise Atlantic Ocean
7
Porto Belo, Brazil
8
Sao Paulo De Olivenca, Brazil
9
Parati, Brazil
10
Ilha Grande, Brazil
11
Buzios, Brazil
12
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
13
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
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4.9
Okay
Celebrity Xpedition
Night Galapagos Islands Inner Loop
Sun Apr 7 - Sun Apr 14 (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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6.4
Good
Celebrity Xperience
Night Galapagos Northern Loop
Sat Apr 6 - Sat Apr 13 (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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6.3
Good
Celebrity Xperience
Night Galapagos Northern Loop
Sat Apr 20 - Sat Apr 27 (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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6.3
Good
Celebrity Xperience
Night Galapagos Southern Loop
Sat Apr 13 - Sat Apr 20 (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
Celebrity Xploration
Night Galapagos Southern Loop
Sat Apr 20 - Sat Apr 27 (7 nights)
Celebrity Cruises
Baltra, Galapagos Chinese Hat Islet, Galapagos Dragon Hill, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Rabida, Galapagos Puerto Villamil, Isabela, Galapagos Wall Of Tears, Isabela, Galapagos Bahia Post Office, Floreana, Galapagos Cormorant Point, Floreana, Galapagos Cerro Brujo, San Cristobal, Galapagos Kicker Rock, San Cristobal, Galapagos Isla Lobos, San Cristobal, Galapagos Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Punta Suarez, Espanola, Galapagos Gardner Bay, Espanola, Galapagos Daphne Island, Galapagos Baltra, Galapagos
DAY DESTINATIONS
1
Baltra, Galapagos
1
Chinese Hat Islet, Galapagos
2
Dragon Hill, Santa Cruz, Galapagos
2
Rabida, Galapagos
3
Puerto Villamil, Isabela, Galapagos
3
Wall Of Tears, Isabela, Galapagos
4
Bahia Post Office, Floreana, Galapagos
4
Cormorant Point, Floreana, Galapagos
5
Cerro Brujo, San Cristobal, Galapagos
5
Kicker Rock, San Cristobal, Galapagos
5
Isla Lobos, San Cristobal, Galapagos
6
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos
7
Punta Suarez, Espanola, Galapagos
7
Gardner Bay, Espanola, Galapagos
8
Daphne Island, Galapagos
8
Baltra, Galapagos
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6.2
Good
Celebrity Xperience
Night Galapagos Southern Loop
Sat Apr 27 - Sat May 4 (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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4.5
Okay
Celebrity Xpedition
Night Galapagos Islands Outer Loop
Sun Apr 28 - Sun May 5 (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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