one of the world's most recognizable landmarks, Christo
Redentor is an icon to the warmth of Brazil.
Why not escape the
winter doldrums and head south? Really south! The Caribbean has its
allure, but don't overlook the obvious—when
it's cold and snowy in North America, the weather is sunny and warm
in the southern hemisphere.
cruise is the ideal way to sample the pleasures of South America. With
thousands of miles of beaches and vibrant, cosmopolitan cities
beside the sea, there's a lot to keep visitors busy day and night. Venture
beyond the museums, shopping, and cultural attractions found in the
ports of call and you'll discover some of the world's most
spectacular scenery—mountains to trek,
rivers to cross, and jungle to explore for wildlife and flora.
languorous, swaying Tango is synonymous with Buenos Aires.
America is a medley of diverse cultures, shaped by native Indians
and the Portuguese and Spanish colonizers who brought their
languages and religions to the individual countries. Music, dance,
and festivals play an important role in the life of South
Americans—from the Samba competitions and Carnaval excesses of Rio
to the sensual beat of Tango in Buenos Aires.
the time to meet your South American hosts and you'll find two of
their most fanatical passions of are food and soccer. Dinner is very
late and very long—often not starting until 11 pm and lasting
until 2 am the next morning. However, it's well worth staying up
late for the opportunity to savor good food with spirited
companions. You can be certain that by the end of the meal you'll
have fast friends for life and at some point the conversation will
surely turn to soccer!
beach beckons fashionable residents and visitors to stroll,
socialize, and sun worship.
most South America cruises tend to be lengthy—if
you have trouble adjusting to travel due to the negative effects of
jet lag, South America voyages are ideal—you
often travel in the same time zone as your hometown when visiting
countries there. Not having to overcome jet lag means you can hit
the ground running and get the most out of your vacation from the
moment your plane lands.
you choose to discover South America on a cruise along the Atlantic,
Pacific, or both coasts, plan to spend some time before or
after your cruise meeting the locals and sampling the beach,
cuisine, and nightlife of South America's treasures.
for South America Cruise Travel
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