Cruises from South America & North America
The vast continents of North and South America, together with the many off-shore islands, offer an endless choice of cruising options. All the major Cruise Lines offer cruises from North and South America; there is a great deal of competition on the very popular Caribbean and Bahamas Itineraries, and you can pick up some amazing bargains, particularly if you are able to travel slightly out of season or at short notice. If you enjoy life on the high seas and do not mind several days without a land sighting, a transatlantic cruise from the Eastern seaboard of either North or South America, to ports in the UK, Holland and Mediterranean may be just right for you – these cruises offer great value for money and are generally much cheaper than other cruises of comparative duration.
North America, Eastern Seaboard
Where you go on your cruises from North America will largely depend on which departure port you choose. On the Eastern Seaboard, starting in the North, the most popular departure ports for North American cruises are Quebec City, Halifax, Bar Harbour (Maine), Boston, and New York. There are many options of cruises up and down the Canada/New England coastline between these ports of call. You could also cruise down the East Coast from New York or Boston to Orlando (Port Canaveral), Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Fort Lauderdale and Miami are the most popular departure ports for cruises in North America to the Eastern and Western Caribbean and the Bahamas, visiting exotic locations such as Mexico, Jamaica, Barbados, St Maarten and many others.
North American Western Seaboard
For those who live closer to the West Coast, a North American cruise up or down the Western seaboard between the ports of Vancouver in the North and Los Angeles in the South is a great choice. You can also use these ports as your gateway to cruises to the South Pacific and Oceania, or south to Mexico, and the Panama Canal and the Caribbean. Up North, Alaska is an all-time favourite North American cruising destination with cruises leaving from Seattle, Vancouver, Seaward, Whittier and San Francisco.
South America Cruising Holidays
The enormity of South America means that travellers to this continent can experience a variety of climates and cultures during their cruises in South America experience. If sun, sand and micro bikinis are just what you need on your holiday, choose a coastal cruise itinerary out of Buenos Aires in Argentina, (be sure to spend a day or two exploring this cosmopolitan city before your cruise!) and perhaps include a visit to the famous Copacabana Beach. For a “chillier” Chilean alternative, you could choose to visit dramatic snow-capped mountains and fjords during your trip around Cape Horn. These South America cruises sail between Buenos Aires and Santiago. Nature Lovers all dream about embarking on a-once-in-a-lifetime trip to Antarctica, the incredible Galapagos Islands or an Amazon exploration – it’s all possible from South America, so stop dreaming and make it a reality!
Your cruises from South America can also take you on a circumnavigation of the continent from the East Coast, around the Horn and up the West Coast to Panama and beyond to the exotic Caribbean. If you can dream it, you can probably do it, on your South American cruise holiday.