South American cruise tours combine South America cruises with sightseeing on land, offering a more in-depth look at the natural and man-made wonders of the continent. Your South American cruise tour will visit the diverse cities, cultures and landscapes of South America by ship, air, motorcoach or train, including hotel stays. Rio de Janeiro, Machu Picchu and Iguazu Falls are among options for the land portion of many South America cruise tours.
One of the newer South American cruise tour options combines hotel stays in Ecuador with cruises of the Galapagos Islands on the Celebrity Xpedition, an adventure cruise ship.
- Most South America cruise tours are available from November through March.
- A South America cruise tour can last from 10 to 30+ nights.
- If you need to fly a long distance to reach your port of departure, we suggest that you arrive at the port city at least one or two days in advance of your South American cruise tour. This will give you time to rest and get oriented before boarding the ship.
For a list of ports you can visit on a South America cruise tour,