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Where are you going to cruise in South America
in late 2016/ 2017?
Chilean and Argentine Patagonia and Cape Horn

By far the most popular cruise itineraries are those that feature Argentina and Chile and include the Chilean Fjords, Cape Horn and often Port Stanley. Some also add Rio de Janeiro. This is a natural choice with rugged unspoilt scenery, national parks and stunning glaciers and the reasons why we call  this 'Classic Patagonia'

Antarctica - the Great White Land

For the 2016/2017 season, Silver Explorer, Seabourn Quest, Fram, Hanseatic, Le Boreal and Le Lyrial will have permission for zodiac landings in Antarctica, whereas the Zaandam, Crystal Serenity and Celebrity Infinity and will just cruise amongst the glacial icy splendour of the White Land. With zodiac landings, you have to be prepared to wait
and be patient, as just small numbers are allowed ashore for just a short period at any one time to protect the


Most cruise lines sail from the Amazon Delta as far as Manaus only. If you are on a cruise which starts or finishes in Manaus, air connections are usually via Miami and because of the numbers of guests involved, cruiselines will charter aircraft from/to Miami. A typical Amazon cruise will usually feature no more than five ports of call along the river. 
Consider Seabourn Quest, Seven Seas Mariner and Crystal Serenity. Yellow Fever vaccination is usually compulsory

The Galapagos Islands

This unique environment, providing one of the
World's greatest wildlife locations certainly has
a growing niche appeal. All vessels need permission from the Equadorian authorities to feature the islands and therefore are locally owned and operated. In reliability terms, the
best of these is the Celebrity Xpedition

The Brazilian Coast

A number of the mass market cruise lines, have been successfully introducing the sunshine resorts of the Brazilian coast to the British and European markets. For many, it's an informal 10-12 night winter alternative to a Caribbean. The combination of Brazilian and European guests seems to work very well. 

The Panama Canal

In our view Panama Canal cruising is more Central America and more mainstream in style, with Holland America Line and Celebrity being our recommended choices. If you like plenty of  leisurely days at sea, and just a handful of ports of call on a two week cruise, a complete transit of the Panama Canal will suit you nicely. Always try to start and finish in Florida and California (or vice versa) ie, Fort Lauderdale to San Diego or, Los Angeles to Miami, as this makes your flying arrangements easier and less tiresome

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