South America Cruises

Start your next discovery today with a 6-star luxury Scenic Eclipse South America cruise.

Discover South America in ultra-luxury on board Scenic Eclipse

Discover the heart of South America with its ancient sites, sweeping valleys, majestic mount ranges and vibrant cities as you explore its treasures in truly all-inclusive luxury on board Scenic Eclipse.

Our 6-star ultra-luxury ocean voyages in South America will immerse you in lands of untold history, intriguing cultures and extraordinary beauty. Go beneath the surface with a once-in-a-lifetime submarine excursion, or let your expert Discovery Team take you around the snow-capped Chilean Fjords by Zodiac or kayak, showing you’re the immense colonies of Magellanic penguins and bringing you up close to the magnificent Bruggen Glacier.

South America has a fascinating eco-system, staggering birdlife and ancient Civilisation, which is simply spellbinding. Enjoy and extensive choice of included activities that are as varied and vibrant as the region itself, while taking in the surrounds on board Scenic Eclipse. Book a South America cruise and witness the majestic islands, glaciers and fjords, during our Chilean Fjords & Cape Horn itinerary.

Join a local guide for a walking tour of Punta Arensa or visit Magdalena Island and see one of the largest penguin colonies in southern Chile as apart of Scenic Freechoice. Take a kayaks or standup paddleboard along the coast of Darien Jungle and witness to wealth of wildlife and landscapes, of these South American regions. 

 

Why visit South America...

  • Culture & History
    Be entertained by Peruvian musicians during an exclusive Scenic Enrich experience or choose to explore the amazing Wold Heritage-listed pre-Columbian archaeological site of Chan Chan on a Scenic Freechoice activity.
  • Discovery
    Whether it be an on board lecture with epic story of this region, gliding through the marine-rich waters of South America in a kayak, or stand-up paddleboard as you witness wealth of wildlife, or choose to walk through the Mata Atlantica rainforests in Brazil, your journey with Scenic Eclipse will be one of surprise, wonder and enrichment.
  • Immersive Experiences
    Discover the fascinating eco-systems and ancient civilisations; South America is simply spellbinding. Enjoy an extensive choice of included Scenic Freechoice activities that are as varied and vibrant as the region itself.
  • Unique Wildlife
    Home to an abundance of wildlife with vast colonies of penguins, seals and pods of whales, staggering birdlife. Every day will be a feast for the senses, a veritable parade of wildlife.

Why travel to South America on board Scenic Eclipse?

  • State-of-the-art Safety
    Scenic Eclipse sets the standard in ocean cruising. Your safety is our highest priority and Scenic Eclipse has been built to ensure the highest international safety standards. Scenic Eclipse uses custom-built stabilisers that are 50% larger than those of other ships and will provide greater stability as it navigates the waters.
  • Excursions and Discovery
    From our active discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak, snorkelling, snow shoe or e-bikes, to Scenic Freechoice activities, you’ll have absolute freedom throughout your Scenic Eclipse cruise to select whatever is your preference. Whether you’re a keen naturalist, adventurer or art lover, we have a choice for you.
  • Spacious all-verandah suite accommodation
    Every one of the 114 spacious and beautifully designed suites features a private verandah, a separate lounge area and Butler Service. Akin to the finest hotels in the world, staying in a Scenic Eclipse suite is one of the greatest ultra-luxury experiences you’ll ever have.
  • Truly All-Inclusive Luxury
    When you travel with Scenic, everything is taken care of for you with all-inclusive dining and beverages, Senses Spa, gym, yoga and Pilates studio and indoor and outdoor swimming and plunge pools.
  • Helicopter & Submarine Experiences
    Let our state-of-the-art Airbus EC-130-T2 helicopters take you above and beyond the horizon. Enjoy an underwater experience like no other, journey to the depths of the ocean on board Scenic Neptune, Scenic Eclipse's customised submarine.
  • Discovery Team
    The Scenic Eclipse Discovery Team are experts in their fields. They will share their insights into the environment, history and culture of each region and their personal highlights so you are ready to explore the many new horizons that await onshore.
  • Scenic Eclipse Difference
    Scenic Eclipse delivers the ultimate South America cruise experience with only up to 228 guests.

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Flexible Booking

Defer your travel plans up to 60 days prior to departure with our Flexible Booking Policy available on river and ocean cruising.

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Our commitment to each guest and crew’s health, safety and well-being remains our key priority.

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  • Flexible Booking Policy^
    With our Flexible Booking Policy‡, for new 2022/2023 ocean cruise bookings, you can defer your travel plans by transferring to an alternate departure date or itinerary or cancel up to 60 days prior to your cruise commencing with no Scenic fees (third party fees may apply). For cancellations, the value of the booking will be applied as a Future Travel Voucher (FTV) which is valid for 24 months. This flexible booking and cancellation policy excludes Russia, South America, Australia and New Zealand land touring.
  • Deposit Protection Plan^
    Complimentary Deposit Protection Plan valued at £100 per person has been included for new 2021, 2022 and 2023 Scenic Eclipse voyages. Excludes Russia, South America land touring.

Scenic Eclipse

We invite you on board Scenic Eclipse, the World’s First Discovery Yacht™. Explore the far horizons of the globe led by a team of experts whose passion and enthusiasm will help you unlock all the wonders of the destinations to which you are travelling, and the sheer enjoyment of travelling on this world-class luxury vessel.
Scenic Eclipse isn’t like any other cruise ship in the world. She is essentially a mega-yacht, designed and looking far more like a yacht than any traditional cruise ship. Yet she is one of the most technologically advanced vessels.

Perfectly designed for safe navigation through all waters and sensitive marine environments, she has an ice class rating of Polar Class 6, the highest of any luxury vessel, coupled with state-of-the-art technology, GPS dynamic positioning system, forward bow thrusters and an electronic Azipod propulsion system. The on board technology allows us to operate efficiently in compliance with and in excess of all of the current environmental regulations in each and every port we visit around the world, and in particular the very vulnerable places like Antarctica and the Arctic, where we leave a very small footprint.

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Discover the extraordinary wonders of the world in truly all-inclusive ultra-luxury on board Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yachts™.
Inspired by the sleek contours of a sailing yacht and custom-built with an unwavering commitment to safety and excellence in design, Scenic Eclipse combines a wealth of world-class facilities with the opportunity for unrivalled exploration. Our handcrafted itineraries are full of rare moments and extraordinary experiences, from the sublime beauty of the history and cultures of South America. Explore our Scenic Eclipse video collection and get ready to discover the next generation of ocean cruising.

Where to travel in South America

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Please note: ^Helicopter, helicopter experiences and submarine at additional cost, subject to regulatory approval, availability, weight restrictions, medical approval and weather and ice conditions. Helicopters are unable to operate in South Georgia, Svalbard and Russia. Submarine is unable to operate in US waters and Svalbard.