No cruise brings to mind less images than a South American cruise.  If you have not been there before, or have not researched the ports, you may not know what to expect. Well, you should expect to be impressed.

You will find glaciers, like Alaska; historic cities that look more like you are in Europe; rugged mountains; beach side resorts like the mediterranean; and of course penguins, that are  so unafraid that you actually have to move out of their way.  Most unexpected it that you have to plan for more than one season, if you choose to “round the horn.”

Only from a cruise ship balcony can you enjoy this up close view of the ice flow.
Only from a cruise ship balcony can you enjoy this up close view of the ice flow.
Montivideo, Uruguay wows you with its  Miami style weather and the European looking historic buildings
Montivideo, Uruguay wows you with its Miami style weather and the European looking historic buildings
Ponto Tombo near Puerto Madryn, Argentina is home to millions of penguins during mating season. The scale of the colony is impossible to imagine.
Ponto Tombo near Puerto Madryn, Argentina is home to millions of penguins during mating season. The scale of the colony is impossible to imagine.

 

Like the Galapagos, the penguins are not afraid of you, and often you will have to move out of their way.
Like the Galapagos, the penguins here are not afraid of you, and often you will have to move out of their way.

 

Ushia, Chile, here after the first snowfall of the season, resembles an alpine village.
Ushia, Chile, here after the first snowfall of the season, resembles an alpine village.

 

Punta Del Este, Uruguay is the  French Riviera of South America.  When its winter in Eurpoe, these beaches beckon with warmth & sunshine. The hand rising from the sand is a famous Uruguan sculpture.
Punta Del Este, Uruguay is the French Riviera of South America. When its winter in Eurpoe, these beaches beckon with warmth & sunshine. The hand rising from the sand is a famous Uruguan sculpture.

 

With their wide boulevards and historic buildings, Buenos Aires resembles Paris in some areas. Here the beef is extraordinary, and the Tango sizzles.
With their wide boulevards and historic buildings, Buenos Aires resembles Paris in some areas. Here the grass fed beef is delicious and cheap, and the Tango sizzles.

No one cruise offers as much diversity as a round the horn.  If you feel you have seen it all, consider this amazing itinerary.

 

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