South America Cruises

Thousands of miles of wonder....

The vast expanse of the South American continent holds many wonders, and sprawling stretches of coastline that provide the stage for your own incredible voyage. Cruise along the borders of Argentina, Chile, Peru, Brazil and more, sampling the wonders of each port and experiencing the diversity that this enormous region has to offer.

Handcrafted Cruise Packages

Celebrity Cruises

7 Nights Galapagos Northern Loop

  • 16 May 2024 - 25 May 2024
  • 7 Nights Celebrity Xploration

9 nights from £7,612 per person

Celebrity Cruises

10 Nights Quito & Galapagos Outer Loop

  • 23 Jan 2025 - 02 Feb 2025
  • 10 Nights Celebrity Flora

10 nights from £10,606 per person

Oceania Cruises

22 nights Antilles to Amazon - Miami to Rio De Janeiro

  • 04 Jan 2025 - 27 Jan 2025
  • 22 Nights Insignia

23 nights from £4,719 per person

Azamara Cruises

25 Nights Carnival Rio & Amazon

  • 22 Feb 2025 - 21 Mar 2025
  • 25 Nights Azamara Journey

27 nights from £6,879 per person

Uniworld Boutique Cruises

Peruvian Amazon & Machu Picchu Exploration

  • 09 Apr 2024 - 21 Apr 2024
  • 9 Nights Aria Amazon

12 nights from £9,989 per person

Azamara Cruises

12 nights Carnival in Rio

  • 03 Feb 2024 - 17 Feb 2024
  • 12 Nights Azamara Quest
  • 2 Nights in Buenos Aires
  • Fly Cruise

14 nights including British Airways flights from £4,705 per person

Silversea Cruises

San Cristóbal to San Cristóbal

  • 09 Mar 2024 - 16 Mar 2024
  • 7 Nights Silver Origin

7 nights from £9,750 per person

Star Clipper

Costa Rica & Nicaragua Christmas Cruise

  • 23 Dec 2023 - 30 Dec 2023
  • 7 Nights Star Clipper

7 nights from £835 per person

Silversea Cruises

San Cristóbal to San Cristóbal

  • 06 Jul 2024 - 13 Jul 2024
  • 7 Nights Silver Origin

7 nights from £8,700 per person

Helpful Tips to Know Before You Go

  • South America is a vast region, and the cruise itineraries vary greatly. Be sure to do research on what you want to get out of your cruise, or speak to our travel specialists to let them help you decide.
  • Being in the Southern Hemisphere, you'll likely want to cruise South America sometime between October to May, comprising the spring to autumn of the region. However, due to the large distances covered, weather and temperature can vary enormously from port to port; be sure to pack accordingly.
  • On a typical South American cruise, you will have a good number of days at sea. Make sure to select your cruise ship and amenities based on what shipboard features you're excited to enjoy while at sea.
  • If your itinerary sails near or around Cape Horn, you can expect relatively rough seas. If you're prone to seasickness, it's a good idea to pack any medications or aids you usually use to help with this.
  • Due to unpredictable weather conditions, itineraries that cruise in South America may be subject to change.
  • Be very sure to book shore excursions in advance, as they will often be sold out if you try to go without pre-booking.
  • Many ports you call at will be in different countries and will only take their own currencies. Come prepared with cash of the correct types to ensure a smooth experience in port.

Things to Do

  • Take a cruise down the Amazon River. If you're excited to see one of the most important rivers in the world, cruise down the Amazon and witness the lush jungles and the myriad wonders of all the stops along the way. Learn about the significance of this incredible landscape and pass through miles upon miles of unforgettable sights.
  • Experience a Grand Voyage. Some cruise lines will offer a voyage that will take you around the whole South American coast, allowing you to see an incredible array of countries and all the diversity that they have to offer. A once in a lifetime experience that is sure to make for a spectacular itinerary.
  • Discover the wildlife of South America. From the tropical birds and coatis that are so omnipresent at Iguazu Falls to the many unique protected species of the Galapagos Islands, you'll have so many opportunities to spot incredible fauna in the wild. Learn about the importance of these incredible animals in their respective ecosystems, and listen to expert talks on what makes the Galapagos ecosystem so amazing.
  • Let the scenery take your breath away. You'll witness magnificent towering fjords in Patagonia and some of the Chilean coast, with such outstanding sights that you're sure to remember every moment for the rest of your life. Any South American cruise is packed to bursting with such beauty, from the golden deserts of Atacama to the incomparable beauty of the massive Iguazu Falls.
  • Sample delicious foods. With such a diverse range of cultures and culinary traditions, you'll have so many different tastes to discover in every single port you call at. It would be a waste to stop by these places without trying the local cooking, so prepare your appetite and get ready to experiment.
  • Visit local events and attractions. Festivals like the Rio Carnival draw countless visitors every year, and if you're cruising at the right time, you won't want to miss out. Meanwhile, magnificent landmarks like the Christ the Redeemer statue, the Buenos Aires obelisk and more await your visit.

Why Book With Kenwood Travel

At Kenwood Travel, we're passionate about providing the very best experiences and itineraries on your cruise to South America. Our more than 45 years of experience in curating life-changing holiday experiences leave us in good stead to give you the best possible advice, helping you pick the South America cruising experience that's just right for you. Better yet, all holidays with us are ATOL and ABTA protected, leaving you with the peace of mind to enjoy your getaway to the fullest.

Popular Cruises



The historical land of the Incas, Peru boasts ruins from one of the oldest civilisations in the world, with the incredible Machu Picchu mountain providing a land trip you absolutely cannot miss. Hike to the Inti Punku Sun Gate and witness the unforgettable sights, ride the Andean Explorer train to Cuzco, and more.



In Chile, make port at Atacama to see some of the most spectacular things this country has to offer. From the dramatic desert scenery that you can explore with hikes or sandboarding to the hot sandy beaches lining the coast of the South Pacific, you can be sure your time in port here will be bursting with beauty. Take some photos, sample the food, and settle in.



Often called 'the Paris of South America', the city of Buenos Aires is a must-see port of call if you're cruising to Argentina. See a tango show, visit incredible museums, and take a sightseeing tour of the city that will let you optimise your time on shore. In such an incredible port, you'll want to see as much as you can.



Absolutely breathtaking scenery awaits you in Patagonia, where you can make port along the fjords that this stretch of coast is so well-known for. The views are beyond amazing, providing outstanding photo opportunities, and that's without even starting on the unique local attractions available in the ports themselves.



In Colombia, call at the Cartagena cruise port to visit one of the most commercially significant ports in South America, where many exciting water excursions and activities are available nearby, as well as an animal sanctuary. A particularly exciting way to explore Colombia is via the river cruise along the Magdalena river, a brand new opportunity that's too good to pass up.



The famous place where much of the world-changing evolutionary theory was developed, the Galapagos Islands boast absolutely incredible wildlife and stunning natural scenery. The volcanic landscapes and animals such as Galapagos giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, and iguanas will be a treat for any nature-lover to spot.

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Talk to our expert

Our dedicated team brings years of expertise to curating unforgettable cruise holidays, ensuring that every aspect of your voyage is nothing short of perfection.

Emma Sanger-Horwell
Emma Sanger-Horwell
Cruise Expert

Emma Sanger-Horwell, head of cruise. A multi award winning industry veteran with over 30 years experience in the Cruise and luxury travel industry. One of the very first Clia Cruise Masters, she has sailed to all seven continents and visited more than 100 different countries.

Emma is always happy to hear from you, have a chat or help in any way she can. You can reach her by email or phone.

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