We book a range of cruises from itineraries which sail down the Amazon or through the Panama canal to wildlife cruises to the Galapagos Islands or expeditions to the ice continent of Antarctica, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia.
The advantage of taking a cruise is that you can get to visit a number of places without the hassle of having to be constantly checking in and out of different hotels and (perhaps) facing long journeys by land between them. Cruises tend to continue sailing at night saving time wherever you go.
Bigger cruise ships for journeys longer than a few days have better facilities, a choice of restaurants, bars and on-board activities and a bigger range of cabin types and deck choices.
The Galapagos archipelago consists of six principal islands, twelve smaller islands and over 40 islets and many of the species of fish, plants and reptiles are found nowhere else in the world. Indeed, many species have evolved into different forms on different islands, making them endemic to particular islands, something famously recognised by Charles Darwin during his visit in 1835.
The Galapagos National Park authorities do not allow boats with more than 100 passengers to operate in the archipelago. The authorities strictly control the numbers of people arriving at any one place at any time. Galapagos cruises usually have two or three landings per day.
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Antarctica is the coldest, driest and windiest place on the planet and 98% of it is covered by ice that is at least a mile thick.
Explore Antarctica on a modern, spacious and well-designed expedition ship for the journey of a lifetime. Antarctic expeditions travel between October and March, avoiding the darkness of the Antarctic winter. Most itineraries include the Antarctic Peninsula and some of the South Shetland islands. Some expeditions also include the Falkland Islands and/or South Georgia. A few expeditions travel into the Weddell Sea and some venture to push further south and cross the polar circle. Early booking is advisable – usually a year in advance.
The world’s mightiest river flows for 4,345 miles, contains over a thousand tributaries and discharges an average of 209,000 cubic metres of water per second into the sea. The Amazon basin covers a staggering 2.9 million square miles (7.5 million square kilometres) of which 2.1 million square miles is the Amazon Rainforest.
In addition to booking jungle lodges in South America, we also book 3, 4 or 7 night Amazon river cruises from Manaus (Brazil), Iquitos (Peru) and on the Napo River in the Ecuadorian Amazon as part of longer tailor-made itineraries.
Aria Amazon (Iquitos, Peru)
Iberostar (Manaus, Brazil)
Manatee (Coca, Ecuador)
The Chilean coastline offers dramatic scenery and stunning wildlife in navigable fjords and exciting channels. There are a number of cruises which travel south from Valparaiso (Chile) through the Chilean fjords and some itineraries include the Beagle Channel, Magellan Strait and perhaps a chance to stop at Cape Horn. Cruises which follow the South American coastline round to Buenos Aires (Argentina) or to Montevideo (Uruguay) are increasingly popular. A journey into the remote southern ice fields of Chile provides breathtaking proximity to spectacular glaciers.
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Explore the different countries of Central America from the comfort of a cruise ship. Central American cruises tend to follow either the wonderful Caribbean coastline or explore the lush Pacific shoreline. The Central America Caribbean Sea journey might include Mexico’s Riviera Maya and parts of the United States (e.g. Miami or Fort Lauderdale) or some of the Carribean islands. A Central America Pacific Ocean journey might include Cartagena in Colombia, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas in Mexico and San Diego on the West Coast of the United States.
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Cuba is a place that is full of surprises. Socialism under the sun, or communism in the Caribbean, if it can be called that, is full of anachronisms. Think of big cigars and good cocktails, the very symbols of Western decadence, but decrepit infrastructure, below-par hotels, unreliable tourism services and poor food. This is what makes visiting Cuba on a cruise so appealing: combining the style, facilities, comfort and reliability of a well-run cruise ship whilst taking shore excursions to explore the fantastic city of Havana and other ports of call such as Trinidad, Cienfuegos and Santiago.
The Panama Canal is essentially a man-made water bridge which is used to lift ships at the locks at one end and lower them at the other as they transit between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. It is also surprisingly attractive with an abundance of bio-diversity and birdlife. The canal opened in August 1914.
Work started in 2007 to deepen and widen the entrances and add a third lane to allow the transit of larger ships. The new locks opened in June 2016 and take ships with a beam of up to 49 m (160 ft), an overall length of up to 366 m (1,200 ft) and a draft of up to 15 m (49 ft), up from beam of 32 m (106 ft), length of 289 m (950 ft) and draft of 12 m (39′ 6″).
The Strait of Magellan lies between the mainland of South America and Tierra del Fuego and further south the Beagle Channel separates Tierra del Fuego from other smaller islands at the southern tip of the South American continent between Chile and Argentina. Cape Horn is generally regarded as the southernmost point of South America although the Diego Ramirez Islands are in fact 65 miles (105 km) further south and part of Chilean territory.
We book short cruises between Ushuaia and Punta Arenas in conjunction with tailor-made itineraries to South America and longer cruises from Peru to Argentina or Uruguay (or vice versa).
There are a few luxury cruises which call in at St Helena, a remote British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic. It was famously chosen as Napoleon’s place of exile following his escape from the island of Elba on 26 February 1815 and defeat at the Battle of Waterloo a few months later on 18 June 1815.
Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro 6 Jan 2019 (14 nights)
Cape Town to Monte Carlo 13 Mar 2019 (26 nights)
Antarctica & South Georgia to St Helena 20 Mar 2020 (34 days)
In addition to our expertise at putting together tailor-made tours throughout Mexico, Central and South America, the team at Latin America Revealed also book luxury cruises and expeditions which call in at some of the world’s remotest islands such as Ascension Island, South Georgia, St Helena or Easter Island.
Ushuaia – Beagle Channel – Easter Island
Ushuaia – Falklands – S. Georgia – Tristan da Cunha – Cape Town
Chilean Fjords – Antarctica – Amazon – Devil’s Island & Caribbean
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Our team of travel specialists will be able to provide you with further details about cruise itineraries and the range of ships for your preferred destination together with information about on-board facilities, deck and cabin choices.
In conjunction with your cruise, we will book international flights and any pre-departure arrangements together with post-cruise extensions or add-ons according to your own particular needs. We book the full range of accommodation from beach hideaways to remote luxury boutique properties, four star hotels and lodges and to value-for-money three star hotel properties. In addition, we will sort out your airport-hotel transfers any additional local flights and all ground arrangements for extended pre- or post-cruise stays.
Our small team of specialists have travelled extensively throughout Latin America and are passionate about the region. We are here to help.
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