South America Cruises

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

Discover South America in ultra-luxury on a Scenic Eclipse voyage

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.
An explosion of colour and flavour, South America is a vivacious destination made up of many nations with a melting pot of cultures, born from European, African and native influences.

Such a diverse cultural landscape packed into one continent makes for exciting explorations – from carnival-loving Brazil where dance and music are part of everyday life, to intriguing Peru whose culture is a beautiful mix of Hispanic and native traditions.

The scenery of South America is spectacular. It’s home to some of the world’s most breathtaking natural wonders, including tropical rainforest, the soaring Andes Mountains and the famous sun-soaked beaches of Brazil.

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.

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 cruise on board Scenic Eclipse?

  • Discovery Yacht Cruising
    Scenic Eclipse caters for up to 228 guests and features an impressive array of indoor and outdoor spaces for an intimate cruising experience. Enjoy up to 10 dining experiences, nine bars and lounges, the indulgent Senses Spa and a dedicated Observation Lounge and Terrace. Be inspired by lectures from our expert Discovery Team in the state-of-the-art theatre.
  • Tailored on shore Experiences
    Scenic Eclipse offers truly all-inclusive curated Scenic Enrich experiences taking you behind the scenes in the most spectacular surrounds with private access and immersive moments. Scenic Freechoice activities are meticulously curated to cater to all interests and fitness levels, including experienced guided walking and bike tours. From a relaxed to active pace, there’s something for everyone.
  • World-Class Design & Technology
    Scenic Eclipse sets the standard in ocean cruising. Designed with an unwavering commitment to safety and excellence in design, ensuring the highest international safety standards. Scenic Eclipse features customised stabilisers that are 50% larger than those of other ships and will provide greater stability as it navigates the waters. An Advanced Wastewater Treatment System, electronic Azipod propulsion system and a GPS Dynamic Positioning allows the vessel to maintain its location without dropping anchor onto sensitive seabeds.
  • 6-Star Ultra-Luxury
    Watch the world go by from your private verandah suite in 6-star luxury. A dedicated Butler service is available for every guest, along with an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio. The Comfort Class 1 notation, features the lowest passenger ship noise and vibration throughout all public spaces and luxury suites. With the highest rating as per the marine class society Bureau Vista.
  • Two Helicopters^ & a Submarine^
    Venture beyond the horizon, with two state-of-the-art Airbus H130-T2 helicopters on board Scenic Eclipse, custom-designed for optimal flightseeing and excursions. Dive below the ocean for the most luxurious experience on board by submarine, custom-built for optimal sightseeing excursions of crystal-clear waters and all that lies in them.
  • Unrivalled Viewing & Relaxation
    Scenic Eclipse has an abundance of space, spanning across 10 luxurious decks, from outdoor areas, to the Sun Terrace on the top deck offering sweeping views, to the spacious Observation Terrace overlooking the front of the yacht. The Senses Spa and Pool Terrace provides a relaxing vantage point to spot incredible landmarks and wildlife, ensuring you never miss a moment.
  • Specialist 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.

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Flexible Booking

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

Health & Safety

Travel with Confidence

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

The World’s First Discovery Yachts

We invite you on board Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yachts™. 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 ultra-luxury yacht.
Scenic Eclipse is unlike any other cruise ships in the world. They are essentially mega-yachts, designed and looking far more like yachts than any traditional cruise ship. Yet one of the most technologically advanced vessels to be found in the world today.

Perfectly designed for safe navigation through all waters and sensitive marine environments. An advanced Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) system operates throughout the ships and guest’s suites, providing 100 per cent fresh air through both UVC and HEPA filter treatments, meaning that there is no recirculated air passing between suites and public spaces. These advanced features are also coupled with state-of-the-art technology and ships design, 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 port we visit around the world, where we leave a very small footprint.

The Discovery Voyage Experience

Enjoy unrivalled exploration and immersive experiences in South America on a Scenic Discovery Voyage. The perfect blend of expedition and cruise voyages with:
  • Up to 228 guests on board for a truly exclusive Discovery Voyage
  • Up to 15-member specialist Discovery Team
  • Engaging lectures and education program with on board experts
  • Scenic Discovery excursions and shore side expedition program
  • Full kayak program and stand-up paddleboarding
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
  • Personalised Scenic Freechoice experiences
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  1. The Discovery Experience (Click to expand)

    A Scenic Discovery Voyage is the perfect blend of Scenic Expedition and Cruise voyages. As The World’s First Discovery Yachts™, Scenic Eclipse can reach smaller ports and remote destinations. With only 228 guests on board and a Discovery Team of up to 15 specialists, a Discovery Voyage provides immersion in your destination matched with relaxed ultra-luxury. Guests can tailor their days with a wide range of truly all-inclusive Scenic Freechoice activities to cater to a variety of interests and fitness levels and experience bespoke and unforgettable Scenic Enrich excursions.

  1. The Benchmark in Ultra-Luxury Discovery Voyages (Click to expand)

    Scenic Eclipse yachts have been purpose-built for these ecologically spectacular destinations. The ship features GPS Dynamic Positioning maintaining its location without dropping anchor onto sensitive seabeds. As small-ship Discovery Yachts, we have the ability to access hard to reach small ports and villages that other larger ships can’t. Scenic Eclipse provides a multitude of luxurious spaces on board where you can enjoy the balmy weather, unwind, and retreat in the Panorama Bar for some relaxation as we cruise along breathtaking coastlines. Recline in the cabanas and lounge chairs as you sip on a cocktail.

  1. The Discovery Team (Click to expand)

    The Discovery Team is the highlight of a Discovery Voyage, with up to 15 expert members who will guide you and enrich your knowledge of each destination. With credentials and qualifications that span such disciplines as science, geology, botany, history, archaeology, anthropology, marine biology, glaciology, and photography, you can benefit from their expertise and knowledge of the destinations we visit.

Where we travel in South America

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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 polar regions and the magnificent Norwegian Fjords, to the sun-drenched Caribbean and the history and cultures of the America, and the Mediterranean. From exploring remote destinations such as Australia’s Kimberley coastline and Raja Ampat and the Spice Islands of Indonesia to the spectacular regions Polynesia and the Pacific Islands. Watch our Scenic Eclipse video collection and get ready to discover the next generation of ocean cruising.

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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.