South America cruises

Around this vibrant continent, you’ll find desert, jungle, mountains and glaciers, and some truly legendary cities. This continent of sprawling cities and colonial towns is balanced by huge swathes of wilderness.

Queen Victoria's South America Discovery

In 2025, Queen Victoria will embark on an extraordinary voyage in South America. Join for this remarkable adventure, and soon find yourself paddling in the warm shallows of Caribbean Island seas, taking endless photos of Rio de Janeiro’s skyline or sampling exquisite steaks in Buenos Aires. Each day brings untold possibilities, whether you’re in port exploring a new destination, or on board revelling in all your Cunard Queen has to offer.

South America Discovery

Sail roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, FL, for a 52-night adventure. Visit iconic Rio de Janeiro, sail round the famous Cape Horn and make stops in the Caribbean for uninterrupted sun.

Sail South America

Discover South America on cruises of 17-85 nights, including departures from Fort Lauderdale. Soak up Brazil's carnival atmosphere and marvel at Chilean glaciers on your dream vacation.

South America Discovery benefits

When you book a South America Discovery voyage on the Cunard Fare, you'll enjoy the following benefits and special events:
  • The services of a World Voyage concierge and use of a private lounge
  • Unique commemorative gift
  • Cocktail party
  • Shoreside gala event
  • Inclusive hotel and dining charge.

Explore South America

Vibrant rainforest, icy glaciers and crumbling colonial towns. South America thrives with spirit, soul and passion. A continent abundant with natural wonder, where life beats to its own drum.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Renowned for its spectacular carnival and iconic landmarks, and cradled between cascading mountains and the South Atlantic, Rio is among the most breathtaking harbour cities in the world.

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Santiago, Chile

In Chile’s capital, grand colonial buildings stand proudly among glass skyscrapers and elegant parks. Discover beautiful architecture, fascinating history and sumptuous local cuisine against a dramatic backdrop of snow-dusted mountains.

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Salvador, Brazil

Salvador is dubbed the Brazilian capital of happiness. It’s a fine example of the country’s rich cultural history, beautiful architecture and adventurous cuisine.

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South America cruises 2025

Hamburg to Rio De Janeiro, 33 nights, Jan 4, 2025

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Southampton to Rio De Janeiro, 28 nights, Jan 9, 2025

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Rio De Janeiro to San Antonio, 19 nights, Feb 6, 2025

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The spirit of South America

Vibrant rainforest, icy glaciers and crumbling colonial towns. South America thrives with spirit, soul and passion. A continent abundant with natural wonder, where life beats to its own drum.

Be inspired

Colourful cuisine and fun-filled activities aren't just for visits to shore: on a Cunard cruise, your on board experience is sure to be just as magical. Read our articles for inspiration from on board and on shore, and start planning your future Cunard adventure.

Radiant Rio

Cunard guests visiting the pulsating, exhilarating Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro will find themselves in one of the most colorful, musical places in the world. With delicious cuisines, stunning scenery and its famous carnival atmosphere, Rio has new delights waiting around every corner.

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A world of possibilities

Dip your toe into the Cunard experience as we explore a dozen ways to spend your time on board, from exciting guest speakers and theater to fitness and art classes.

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On board Queen Victoria

A welcoming ambiance and space to relax await on board Queen Victoria. Discover unique, stylish settings, such as the winter garden and expanded sun deck, while you journey to vibrant cities and stunning natural landscapes in South America.

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