Tropical Rainforest Bridge in South America
Tropical Rainforest Bridge in South America

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SOUTH AMERICA CRUISES

Hunt for cultural treasures and outdoor thrills in South America.

Central and South America are a lively mix of cultures, history, music, cuisine and natural landscapes. Lose yourself in the charm of Cartagena, Colombia's colourful and colonial capital city. Travel deep into the lush rainforests of Costa Rica in San Luis Park. Lay back on white-sand beaches like Dzul Ha and Chen Rio in Cozumel, Mexico. Go snorkelling in the warm waters lined with vibrant coral reefs off Belize, and see the Mayan landmark El Castillo in the rainforest near Belize City. Cruise to Central and South America to stroll through the Spanish colonial-era streets of Antigua, Guatemala, with its Baroque churches backdropped by dramatic Volcan de Agua volcano.

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Antigua, Guatemala with Agua Volcano in the Background
Antigua, Guatemala with Agua Volcano in the Background

CULTURE CLASH

South America is diverse in all realms, with cultural treasures waiting to be discovered. Walk the cobblestone streets of Cartagena, Colombia and Antigua, Guatemala, lined with regal plazas and opulent churches. Then, stop by the local markets to peruse the hand-embroidered, brightly coloured traditional garments and take in the fragrant smells of dried chillies.  

Coastal Beach in South America
Coastal Beach in South America

CANAL ACROSS A CONTINENT

Sail from the Pacific to the Atlantic side (or vice versa) of the South American coast on a Panama Canal cruise. As you make your way between the two oceans, you'll pass Soberania National Park: Take in the stunning views of its lush rainforests, and keep your eyes peeled for rare parakeets and capuchin monkeys. 

INSIDER TIPS

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Every country has its own particular history and influences: Get to know the locals to discover what makes them unique.

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Learn a few words and phrases Spanish – they'll come in handy as you interact with the locals.

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Dare to go beyond the tourist areas and find your way to the places where locals hang out. You'll get a closer look at the typical daily life of the country.

Related Ports

Explore the many adventure-filled ports of South America and the Caribbean: Zip-line over rainforest in Puntarenas, Costa Rica, and trek to ancient ruins in Tulum, Mexico. Or take a Panama Canal cruise and see the man-made and natural wonders that line this historic body of water between stops at colonial cities like Cartagena, Colombia,  Antigua and Guatemala.

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