For adventure, romance and elegance, there’s nothing like a luxury cruise. These outstanding trips invite you to uncover the mysteries of South America.
66-night Circle South America
Departing January 15, 2016
For 66 days, you’ll be captivated by this unique and colorful continent. The 540-passenger Silver Spirit, sailing from Fort Lauderdale, will provide a heavy dose of pampering in the Caribbean before the excitement of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. You’ll cross the Panama Canal, and be awed by the majesty of the Andes rising above Chilean fjords. Buenos Aires is just one of many exciting ports of call.
The ship features six restaurants, a salon and a first-rate spa, all in classic Art Deco design. Dine on a mouth-watering Kobe steak and lobster. Sink into a soft leather chair with a fine cigar and a brandy. Enjoy a night of music and dancing, or sit back and be entertained.
Each night, you’ll rest in refined elegance. The generous accommodations boast marble bathrooms, private verandas and walk-in closets.
Fares start as low as $29,640 and may include a bon voyage dinner, a $2,000 shipboard credit, valet service, complimentary alcoholic beverages and transportation to towns that you visit. All gratuities are included.
25-Night Round-Trip Miami Cruise
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Departing November 22, 2015
After a few stops in the Atlantic, this cruise will carry you into the heart of the world’s largest rain forest. Explore the lush and unfathomable Amazon with its diverse wildlife and beautiful canopies of green.
Aboard the Seven Seas Navigator, you may eat whenever you like in any of the fine dining rooms. The ship offers several cocktail lounges, a library for reading or borrowing the latest DVDs, a casino and even a culinary arts kitchen; you may sign up for cooking classes taught by world-class chefs. Destination Services can help you coordinate shore excursions tailored to your personal interests.
The suites are extraordinarily well-appointed. All have breathtaking ocean views and private balconies, and you may have your in-suite bar replenished daily at no cost.
Fares start at $11,999 with up to $800 in shipboard credit. Included in the price are round-trip airfare, a cocktail party and a special commemorative gift. Two-for-one fares and rewards for early booking are available. Amenities include free excursions, free unlimited dining and beverages, Wi-Fi in some suites and paid gratuities.
32-Day Round-Trip San Diego Incan Empires Cruise
Holland America Line
Departing November 16, 2015
Let the shimmering waters of the Pacific carry you to Mexico, Ecuador and other awe-inspiring destinations. This cruise will transport you back through the centuries to another world, from Spanish-colonial Mexico to the buried mysteries of the Incas. You’ll visit the Izapa Archaeological site in Puerto Chiapas, the supposed birthplace of the Mayan calendar, and spend two nights in Lima for an optional tour of magnificent Machu Picchu. Stunning scenery and fascinating folklore await you at all stops, including Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Quetzal.
With 12 decks and a capacity of 1,380, the elite MS Amsterdam will allow you to indulge yourself in luxury. There are indoor and outdoor pools, a towering sculpture in the atrium commissioned especially for this ship and exquisite flower arrangements. Its restaurants serve authentic Italian cuisine, classic steak dinners, fresh foods cooked to order and an extensive selection of wines. There are vegetarian and low-carb options as well. The coffee house features a well-stocked library and free Internet access.
Pamper yourself at the Greenhouse Spa, famous for its intensive health and beauty rituals. Enjoy a hot stone massage and facial before a special evening, or visit the thermal suite for a relaxing steam bath.
For computer and digital camera buffs, a free workshop offers tech tips for better vacation photos and videos. The ship can also accommodate your children’s needs; there are age-appropriate, supervised clubs for smaller kids and teens. Illusionists, singers, dancers and comedians will impress you in the show lounge.
Other amenities include mini-bars, whirlpool baths, private verandas and personalized stationery in suites. Fares start as low as $2,799.
31-Day Manaus to Monte Carlo Amazon & Atlantic Adventure
Seabourn Cruise Line
Departing March 15, 2016
Take advantage of the line’s new Extended Explorations program, and lose yourself in the best of both worlds.
Starting in Manaus, you may choose to see the Amazon from a private speedboat. You might be drawn to the Ecopark Jungle Lodge; six miles of hiking trails provide ample opportunity to commune with nature and spot a variety of curious birds and animals. You may even swim with pink dolphins in Lake Acajatuba.
Then, leave the primitive behind and set sail for the glamorous—Monte Carlo awaits you, by way of shimmering Caribbean waters dotted with jeweled isles. You’ll take in Portugal and Spain before arriving at the chic Riviera, destination for pleasure-seekers from all over the world. For ideal weather, gorgeous scenery and opulent casinos, Monte Carlo stands in a class by itself . The impeccable service you receive in clubs and restaurants will make you feel like a celebrity.
With its crystal chandeliers and sheer, flowing draperies, the Seabourn Quest has raised the bar for taste and refinement. Even industry reviewers have applauded its beauty and accommodating design. White linen elegance reigns in award-winning restaurants, or, if you prefer, al fresco dining and lavish buffets are available on the colonnade.
The ship drops anchor for kayaking, board sailing and other water sports. It also features a putting green and shuffleboard. However, if you don’t want to be that busy, double sun beds are perfect for working on your tan by day and star-gazing by night. There are three duty-free shops onboard, as well as a fitness center and spa. Treat yourself to a Thai massage before dressing for cocktail hour in the beautiful round bar with the panoramic view.
Other amenities may include a personal host on ship, complimentary wine and cocktails, free suite upgrades and free shore tours. Gratuities are discouraged. Fares start at $9,999.
Whatever intrigues you, be it the glitz of Rio or the grandeur of the Andes, you’re sure to have an exotic and memorable experience on one of these top 4 luxury South America Cruises.