South America Cruises from the UK

South America is a continent that has it all. No-fly cruises to South America explore the continent’s lively cities including Rio de Janeiro, with some also navigating the mighty Amazon River and narrow channels of the awe-inspiring Chilean fjords. Experience the rhythm, sights and sounds of South America during an unforgettable cruise from the UK.

  • Iguazu Falls
  • Puerto Chacabuco
  • Rio de Janerio
  • Copacabana Beach
  • Valparaiso

South America Cruises

Island Hopping in the Caribbean

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Island Hopping in the Caribbean on Borealis
28 Nights
Departs 04 Jan 2025
from Portsmouth
  • £3,588pp
  • £4,461pp
  • £6,789pp
  • £8,341pp

Portsmouth, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Philipsburg, Basseterre, Saint Kitts, Castries, Kingstown, Bridgetown, Saint George's, Roseau, Saint John's, Praia da Vitória

Southampton to Rio De Janeiro

Cunard Line
Southampton to Rio De Janeiro on Queen Victoria
28 Nights
Departs 09 Jan 2025
from Southampton
  • £2,686pp
  • £3,181pp
  • £4,238pp
  • £9,214pp

Southampton, Praia da Vitória, Port Canaveral, Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Grand Turk Island, Bridgetown, Fortaleza, Salvador de Bahia, Buzios, Rio de Janeiro

Tropical Islands & Verdant Rainforests of the Caribbean & Central America

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Tropical Islands & Verdant Rainforests of the Caribbean & Central America on Balmoral
45 Nights
Departs 15 Feb 2025
from Southampton
  • £4,849pp
  • £5,819pp
  • £10,475pp
  • £11,154pp

Southampton, Cádiz, Arrecife, Lanzarote, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Philipsburg, Road Town, Tortola, Santo Domingo, Cartagena, Puerto Limón, Cozumel, Belize City, Roatán Island, Port Royal, Hamilton, Ponta Delgada, Azores

South America

P&O Cruises
South America on Aurora
75 Nights
Departs 03 Jan 2026
from Southampton
  • £6,886pp
  • £8,050pp
  • £11,494pp
  • £23,357pp

Southampton, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Sao Vicente Island, Recife, Salvador de Bahia, Buzios, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo, Falkland Islands, Punta Arenas, San Antonio, Coquimbo, Arica, Callao, Manta, Fuerte Amador, Cartagena, Aruba, Saint George's, Bridgetown, Castries, Saint John's, Sint Maarten, Ponta Delgada, Azores

Exploration of South America and the Antarctic

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Exploration of South America and the Antarctic on Borealis
76 Nights
Departs 28 Jan 2026
from Southampton
  • £9,214pp
  • £10,669pp
  • £16,489pp
  • £19,399pp

Southampton, La Coruña, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Praia, Santiago Island, Salvador de Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Ilhabela, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Port Stanley, Punta Arenas, Cruising Chilean Fjords, Valparaiso, Coquimbo, Iquique, Arica, Paracas, Callao, Guayaquil, Panama Canal, Puerto Limón, Colón, Cartagena, Willemstad, Port Elizabeth, Bequia, Saint John's, Philipsburg, Ponta Delgada, Azores

About South American Cruises

The cities are the beating heart of South America. The Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires has a distinct European flavour. Its opulent Recoleta area is a stark contrast to the lively, colourful streets of the La Boca neighbourhood, filled with tango artists. North of Buenos Aires is lively Rio de Janeiro, which sits in the shadow of the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer. The city’s samba-fuelled nightlife remains ever popular, as do the golden beaches, including Copacabana.

Punta del Este and Montevideo can also be visited on a cruise from the UK to South America. Punta del Este in Uruguay is arguably one of South America’s most glamorous resorts and known for its casino. The main avenue has a real buzz and is lined with galleries, restaurants and shops. Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo, is overlooked by the magnificent Salvo Palace. The downtown district has a mix of art deco and neoclassical buildings which sit alongside modern, soaring skyscrapers.

Some cruise lines include the Amazon River on cruises to South America. Stretching from the Peruvian Andes to South America’s Atlantic coast, this mighty river takes in dense rainforest inhabited by indigenous tribes and an array of flora and fauna, some of which is endemic. Popular ports of call are Manaus, the Amazon’s largest city and an urban metropolis, and Santarem, located at the confluence of the Tapajos and the Amazon rivers.

The breathtaking Chilean fjords often feature on no-fly cruises from the UK exploring South America. Discover a maze of narrow channels in the shadows of snow-capped peaks as you navigate this tranquil region, home to an abundance of wildlife.