From the lush Amazon rainforest to the bone-dry Atacama Desert, South America is a place of wild energy and dramatic extremes. Why settle for experiencing the volcanoes in Chile or visiting the world-famous fortress city of Machu Picchu when you can experience both (and much more) on a Silversea Cruise through South America? Let your passion for adventure and natural beauty lead you southward to a destination that’s as unique as it is timeless, and let Silversea Cruises guide you through the region’s dramatic diversity and unparalleled beauty.
While trips to Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil are nice on their own, a Silversea cruise through South America can’t be beat- you’ll be able to explore more of South America without having to worry about renting a car, booking hotel rooms, or depending on a generic guide book for tourism advice. By choosing a Silversea Cruise for your next vacation you’ll experience the local culture, get to know the rare wildlife, and sample some of the area’s best cuisine from the comfort of an ultra-luxurious Silversea Cruise.
Silverseas’ Cruise Ships
Depending on the exact cruise chosen, your Silversea Cruise will take you on board the Cloud, Explorer, Galapagos, Muse, Spirit, or Whisper. The Silversea Silver Cloud is designed to provide an intimate sailing experience for each of its 296 guests, while the inflatable boats of the Silversea Silver Explorer allow guests to explore places that would otherwise be inaccessible. The sleek lines of the Silversea Silver Galapagos make her naturally suited for in-depth explorations, and the Silversea Silver Muse redefines ultra-luxury ocean travel with spacious all-suite accommodations. The Silversea Silver Spirit has the largest pool and spa in the fleet, while the Silversea Silver Whisper provides guests with a cosmopolitan ambiance and a variety of special amenities.
Things to Do in South America
There’s so much to see in South America that it’s hard to fit everything in one trip. Fortunately, a Silversea South American Cruise will help you make the most of your time. From a day-trip to the beautiful Iguazu Falls in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to a stop at the Ralli Museum of Contemporary Art in Punta Del Esta, Uruguay, there’s something for everyone on a South American cruise. Whether you prefer art and architecture or time spent outdoors, you’re sure to find something that pleases you in the itinerary.
If you’re interested in experiencing the world-famous South American nightlife, you’re sure to enjoy a night on the town in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Head to one of the many nightclubs in Rio and you’ll be in for a wonderful show filled with samba dancers in amazing outfits decorated with feathers and sequins. For those who prefer to keep things low-key, Comprida Island in Brazil is one of the best places in the world for snorkeling, and the amazing views at Iguazu Falls in Argentina are sure to be unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. With cruises that range from 8 to 22 days in length, you can explore as much of South America as your schedule allows.
South American Cruise Tips
While South America may be known for its warmer weather, the area also has a reputation for unpredictable weather. It’s not uncommon for passengers to experience 90°F at one port and 50°F at another port just a few hours later. As a precaution, pack for a range of conditions, wear your clothes in easily removable layers and, if you’re heading out for a day-trip, take an extra sweater or jacket and an umbrella with you in case of rain.
Although the region is developing a tourism infrastructure, many of the locals only speak Spanish. If you’re not familiar with the language, stick with taking the ship’s guided tours, as the tour guides are well-versed in both languages and can help you translate. Even in the height of summer, sea conditions can be dicey. In some cases, captains may have to cancel a call at a particular port at the very last minute. Just remember, these cancellations are for your own safety.