South America Cruise

Written by Kathleen Gagne
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South America Cruise Specials

South America has become one of the most popular of cruise vacation destinations. With its incredible natural beauty and climate, the depth of its rich history, and the excitement of its local cultures, South America offers visitors the chance to explore ancient pyramids, to swim in clear blue oceans, to relax on sandy shores, to admire Gothic cathedrals in modern cities, and to enjoy a lively nightlife.

The best part of all of the above is how reasonably priced South America cruises can be. You can find 7-day cruise packages, including airfare, from around $1,000. Shorter cruises generally cost less, but destination plays a part in the prices. Check out several cruise lines to find the one that offers the best deal from your location. You will also want to determine when you want to travel as there are seasonal variations in rates. Look for specials and discounts at every site you visit.

South America Cruise Tips

To get the best rates on your cruise, try to book it as far in advance as you can. There are also other ways to save money while still enjoying a great cruise. For example, you may elect to cruise on a smaller ship. Small-to-medium sized ships often have larger cabins and a higher staff-to-guest ratio.

You may also find that smaller ships put into smaller ports where prices are lower than they are in more popular tourist stops. Don't buy the first interesting cruise you see. If you find one with a particular cruise line, keep looking for the same cruise details. You may actually find a website that will cost only half the price.

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