South America Cruises
One of the best cruises for the South American sector is called ‘South American Splendours.’ Offered by Oceania Cruises, this voyage spans 19 glorious days of fun, sea-faring excitement, plenty of port-stops and local sight-seeing, lots of good food and wine besides the opportunity to make unforgettable holiday memories with lots of interesting travel companions from all around the world.
With the starting point being Rio de Janeiro and the final stop being Valparaiso, a cruise aboard Insignia the luxury liner, is jam-packed with lots of fun places to visit and things to do along the stunning coastline stretching from Rio de Janeiro to Valparaiso. Passengers are treated to a wonderful natural beauty and wildlife that can be sighted from the ship or by catamaran, when they visit the National Park here (by the same name), since it is not everyday that melting glaciers, calving dolphin and elephant seals or close-up views of Chilean Fjords or local village life of Punta Arenas can be experienced by everyone.
The specialist cruise operators organize sailing trips to the Patagonian mountains where blue-as-sapphire glaciers offer fascinating photo-opps (opportunities) for passengers on the luxury liners. There are many waterfront restaurants lining Puerto Montt where passengers can embark and stroll around after tucking into a regional specialty, like spicy Salmon Ceviche.
Montevideo has a beautiful and historic Port Market that is filled with vivid local culture and a vibrant nightlife only paralleled by Rio de Janeiro, so cruise lovers can expect to enjoy an evening of dancing and fine dining when their ship drops anchor here.
The Regatta sails to Rio de Janeiro too! A holiday aboard this luxury liner combines the best of Brazil and the impressive Amazonian wonders with a good dose of cheerful Caribbean ports added to the tour itinerary that makes for ‘fun’ in capital letters! Visit the capital of happiness – Salvador –and take back the spirit marking its unforgettable street parties, turn a page in history when at Fortaleza and check out the various world influences here (settlers range from the Spanish to the Dutch and the Portuguese dating back to the 16th century) and give in to the magic of Santarém’s legendary “Meeting of the Waters.”
Photograph Parintins famous flora and fauna, check out highlights of Boca da Valeria and Alter do Chão and Manaus and pick up fine wines at St. Barts when not becoming a complete ‘shopaholic’ at the high-fashion boutiques of San Juan before hitting Barbados, the British influenced holiday island of the jet-setters.