South America cruise guide


South America is home to a rich and varied range of cultures and climates – the perfect cruise for anyone who lives for new and exciting experiences. Cruise 1st Australia has some of the very best deals on South America cruises for 2013 and 2014.

But why should you choose a South America cruise? Here we look at some of the things you can expect during your time on board.

What can you expect on a South America cruise?

Less experienced travellers may not realise that South America features a variety of climates – from the year-round heat of Mexico to the icy climes of Ushuaia, and everything in between. As such you’ll need to make sure you pack accordingly. Dressing in layers is best – bring shorts and thin cotton t-shirts for the heat, but be prepared to wrap up warm as you venture further south.

Depending on the cruise you choose, you’ll get to see ancient ruins, glaciers, fascinating wildlife including sea iguanas and penguins, vast jungles, vibrant carnivals, ancient monuments and much, much more. South America is rightly known as one of the most diverse continents on the planet.

And you’ll have the chance to see more than just South America – with some of our cruises also stopping in places like Miami, Venice, Sicily, San Diego, Barcelona, Madeira and more.

South America cruise deals for 2013 and 2014

Cruise 1st Australia has some of the best deals around on South America cruises. Take a look at some of the highlights below, or visit our South America cruise deals page to see more.

Venice to San Diego (fly/cruise)
Legend of the Seas
21st October 2013 for 39 nights

This 5-week trip starts with a flight from Australia, followed by a cruise stopping at Venice, Kotor (Montenegro), Sicily, Naples, Civitivecchia, Florence, Pisa, Provence (France), Barcelona, Alicante, Malaga, Funchal (Portugal), Tenerife, Fort Lauderdale (Florida), Cartagena (Colombia), Colon, Panama, Puntarenas (Costa Rica), Guatamala, Puerto Vallarta (Mexico), Cabo San Lucas, San Diego, and then a flight back to Australia.

South America Explorer (fly/stay/cruise)
MS Zaandam
28th November 2013 for 23 nights

After flying from Australia to Santiago (Chile), you’ll cruise to Puerto Montt, Castro, Puerto Chacabuco, the Chilean Fjords, Amalia Glacier, Canal Sarmiento, Strait of Magellan, Punta Arenas, Cockburn Channel, Beagle Channel, Glacier Alley, Ushuaia (Argentina), Cape Horn, Puerto Madryn, Montevideo (Uruguay), Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and then a flight back to Australia.

Valparaiso to Sydney
Queen Victoria
9th February 2014 for 23 nights

Setting off from Valparaiso, this cruise stops at Easter Island, Pitcairn Islands, Papeete, Moorea, Suva, Noumea, Brisbane and Sydney.

Remember, these are just a few of the South America cruise trips Cruise 1st Australia has to offer. Book these and other great deals on our South America cruises page.

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