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Latin America Coastal Cruises

Explore the untouched coastline and hinterland of Latin America on our luxury expedition coastal cruises.

Explore the untouched coastline and hinterland of Latin America on our luxury expedition coastal cruises.

The spiraling popularity of and demand for cruising to visit far off and remote corners of the world has resulted  in an ever increasing number and variety of cruise experiences on offer around the world. These range from short 3-4 day cruises of discovery exploring just a corner of a fascinating region, often inaccessible except by sea, to epic expedition cruises conducted in stages which cover both the northern and southern hemispheres. 

Two small companies with just a handful of vessels, Skorpios and Australis, are pioneers in cruising the fjords and glaciers of Patagonia, and offer short cruises to Tierra del Fuego, also Cape Horn, and the Southern Patagonian Ice-field. Build these in to your holiday exploring this remote wilderness at the southern tip of South America.   

Meanwhile, at a time when globally cruise companies are becoming increasingly corporate, with larger vessels, more guests and no end of gimmicks, Silversea takes pride in its ownership by one Roman family who add a touch of Italian style to their fleet of relatively small, and definitely luxurious, cruise and expedition vessels.

The expedition ships have been designed to push back the boundaries of exploration to the farthest corners of the planet, including the Polar regions, the Galápagos Islands and Patagonia, without compromising the over-arching ambition to provide a first class, ultra-comfortable service-orientated experience.

In 2016 and 2017 the ship Silver Explorer will be making an epic voyage from Nassau, Bahamas (2017) or Colon, Panama (2017) in the Caribbean Sea via the Panama Canal all the way to the southern tip of South America and beyond to Antarctica, where she will be based for the Antarctic summer season. This trip will be undertaken in stages, with separate but consecutive cruises. Each itinerary will have its own set of highlights: culturally these will include a rainbow of living cultures and fallen empires, while the landscape will be transformed from tropical jungles to Andean deserts and glacier clogged fjords and icebergs.

You can sign up for one, two three or more of these cruises  a rare opportunity to get to know Latin America from the perspective of the sea but with many opportunities to travel inland to seek out the unique people and places of this exotic continent of vivid contrasts and extremes.

Our new 9-day Journey Between The Seas holiday travels to off-the-beaten-track locations along Panama's coast and includes the famous Panama Canal transit. Guests travel aboard the luxury, 24-passenger
MV Discovery, a motor yacht whose huge windows offer unfettered views of the Canal, the jungle-lined shores, exotic wildlife and maybe even a whale or two. Expedition leaders share a love for history and a passion for nature; as experts in their fields they will make your journey on board the Discovery an unforgettable experience.
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