Expedition Cruise Experience
For some, the idea of “Latin America” doesn’t evoke much more than Mexican food, Cuban socialism, and ancient Incan empires. While still in the western hemisphere, South America remains a mystery to many. Don’t let the unknown seem too far to experience. Come along with us on South Atlantic Expedition
to delve into flavors, colors, and aromas that can only be found deep along the Atlantic. On this journey, you’ll immerse yourself in local cultures, cross off a few bucket list items with UNESCO sites, indulge in sunshine and beach glamour, and dance the night away in South America’s most romantic cities. This trip could possibly change your entire perspective of what it means to truly
When it comes to culture, it’s lodged in every street corner, every gallery crevice, every molecule of South America. Throughout this three-country expedition, you’ll get to know the heart of each fascinating and varied culture. In Brazil, you’ll get the chance to go behind the scenes of samba, listening to its irresistible rhythms and even taking dance lessons. Join the soccer superfandom with a visit to Pelé’s alma mater in Santos. In Uruguay, visit the breathtaking cliffside home and studio of the late abstract artist, Carlos Páez Vilaró. In Argentina, let the sensual tango mesmerize you as you sip local wine. With a visit to the pampas
, you’ll discover gaucho life while watching a polo demonstration and savoring the smoked flavors of parrilla
. Every moment of this journey offers immersion in the kind of rich culture that only South America can offer.
Not just any locale can make it onto the list of UNESCO world heritage sites, and rightly so. Our South Atlantic Expedition
offers an itinerary packed with destinations of historical and cultural significance. Wander the cobblestoned streets of Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay, situated along the Río de la Plata. This Old Town has been remarkably preserved and, with its Street of Sighs, you’ll be transported back into times of Spanish and Portuguese colonialism. Visit Ilha Grande and Paraty, which collectively became Brazil’s first Mixed World Heritage site in 2019 and remains noted for its remarkable biodiversity and culture. You’ll visit 18th century architecture, watch local artists creating in their studios, and discover the breathtaking archipelago’s devious past at Cândido Mendes Prison. The third UNESCO site is also a wonder of the world, and most likely on your bucket list. Head to the Corcovado Mountains to behold the one-and-only Cristo Rendetor
, the towering statue of Christ that watches over spectacular panoramic views of Rio de Janeiro.
Glamour, Sand, and Sea
Come aboard the 5-star Ocean Explorer
to cruise along the south Atlantic Ocean. Known for its verdant forests, sprawling mountain ranges, and pristine beaches, this is truly a place of dreams. Head to Uruguay’s Punta del Este, a luxurious resort where celebrities often visit to revel in the glamorous life. Browse its boutique shops for high-end merchandise or stroll along the beaches’ promenades, watching for whales and other marine animals. In Camboriú, trek amidst lush green forests or rest on the white sands of Laranjeiras Beach, letting its calm turquoise waters lull you into serenity. If you’re looking for incomparable coastlines, sunshine, and Gatsby-style opulence, this is one journey you cannot miss.
Brimming Cultural Hubs
Worldwide, people flock to cities for a chance to delve deeper into culture, to soak up the arts, and to escape the dullness of routine. In these metropolises, you truly can have it all from one block to the next. South America takes this vibrance and magic, and raises the bar. In Rio de Janeiro, the birthplace of the sensual samba, savor fresh tropical fruit, and people-watch along Ipanema Beach’s promenade. Dine at the Confeitaria Colombo, and dance the night away with a caipirinha
in hand. Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, is a sophisticated, diverse center ranked as having one of the globe’s highest quality of life. Hop aboard a deluxe coach ride to admire its stunning art deco architecture, the colonial mansions and botanical gardens in El Prado, and perhaps stroll through the Mercado de los Artesanos. In Buenos Aires, the last stop of your journey, you’ll quickly understand why its blend of European flare and cosmopolitan sophistication has made it renowned as the Paris of South America. You’ll stroll through vibrant alleys in La Boca, marvel at the Plaza de Mayo’s historical significance, and become entranced with a live performance of the inimitable, distinctly Argentinean tango.