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Exploration of South America and the Antarctic

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A tropical view of Iguazu Falls in National Park in Brazil

28 Jan 2026

Southampton

76 nights

Borealis

Your cruise at a glance

Hand-crafted highlights

Embark on our meticulously crafted South American and Antarctic voyage, showcasing remote landscapes and the vibrant tapestry of Latin American culture. On this incredible journey, marvel at dramatic landscapes as Borealis cruises by the icy glacial vistas of the Antarctic Peninsula and the snow-capped peaks of the Chilean Fjords. Delight in breathtaking scenery, encounter diverse aquatic wildlife and seize the opportunity to witness the electrifying spectacle of the Rio Carnival, where you’ll have the chance to soak up the atmosphere of this iconic festival. Immerse yourself in the Latin American way of life, savouring local delights like the traditional herbal tea yerba mate and Argentine steak, and witness the spectacular tango. Uncover the nomadic lifestyle of the South American gaucho, while listening to enchanting panpipe melodies in Peru will bring ancient Andean traditions to life. Witness penguins in the Falklands, or sea lions and seals in the Bellestas Islands, reached via Paracas, or join a once-in-a-lifetime tour to the Galápagos Islands. You can also delve into how the legacies of European colonisation have shaped the architectural landscape and influenced the diverse ways of life across the continent.

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Highlights

Chilean Fjords, Antartica

Rugged & Remote Landscapes

Cruising the most remote of unspoilt straits in the world aboard Borealis is an experience like no other. Our epic voyage allows you to witness awe-inspiring natural beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula, and its wonders, wildlife and waters. With three days of scenic cruising the region on this journey, you’ll experience the might of its snow-capped mountains and the sheer volume of icebergs and glaciers. Surrounded by majestic glaciers and peaks, the Chilean Fjords are full of hidden lakes and waterfalls, created by glacial activity. The nutrient-rich waters here are home to wildlife such as Magellan penguins, dolphins, seals and the one of the largest birds in the world, the Andean Condor, which you may see during your days spent scenic cruising. Join us on a tour from Buenos Aires to experience the thunderous cascade of waterfalls at Iguazu Falls, surrounded by lush, tropical landscapes.

Samba dancers at the Rio Carnival, Brazil

Life in Latin America

Your cruise to Rio de Janeiro has been perfectly timed for you to experience the iconic Carnival in the Sambadrome, a dazzling display of extravagant costumes and dance to sizzling samba rhythms. The dance theme is strong in Argentina where you’ll have the opportunity to see the sensual, soulful and intricately placed footwork of the Argentinian Tango. The cowboy culture of South America is strongly woven into local culture, with their nomadic lifestyle of herding cattle using skilled horsemanship. Deeply connected to the vast landscapes of Argentina and Uruguay, the Gaucho embrace the rustic lifestyle of living off the land. During your time here, be sure to sample yerba mate, the traditional hot, caffeinated herbal tea, which is central to social occasions with family and friends.

Group of Magellanic penguins on shore, Falklands

South American Wildlife

Borealis will take you on a voyage to see some of the most fascinating and endemic wildlife species in the world. When in the Falkland Islands, you’ll have the chance to witness majestic Magellan Penguins, orange-billed Gentoo Penguins and Rockhopper Penguins, as they nest in many of the islands across the archipelago. The rich biodiversity of Ballestas Islands in Peru offer sanctuary to sealions and penguins, allowing them to breed or make home on the rocky shores; while the isolated Galapagos Islands are home to a number of rare species of animals, including giant tortoises, penguins and the world’s largest bird, the waved albatross, which can be visited on a thrilling overland tour from Borealis. Costa Rica is renowned for its diverse array of wildlife inhabiting tropical rainforests and national parks. Join us on tour to encounter wildlife like the howler monkey, the slow-moving sloth and brightly coloured toucans.

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Life On Board

Introducing Borealis

Sister-ship to Bolette, Borealis is perfectly suited for enjoying scenic cruising of the world's lesser-known waterways. From cruising past remarkable landscapes and historical sites to capturing the beauty of the natural world. 

Borealis at sea at sunset
Borealis at sea at sunset

Borealis

Sister-ship to Bolette, Borealis is perfectly suited for taking guests on a journey around the globe, enabling more exploration in more exciting ports. Her smaller size, spacious public areas, open deck spaces and impressive array of restaurants make her perfect for longer voyages, and shorter journeys alike.

702 cabins
1,360 guests
662 crew
61,849 GT
25kts max speed
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Treats & Pastimes

In addition to our Signature Experiences, we have a selection of lovely Treats & Pastimes for you to enjoy when on board. Just check your Daily Times each day for full details.

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Cabins, Prices & Offers

Cabin Options On Your Cruise

* Prices correct as of 17:00 27/02/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on two people sharing a twin cabin. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

* Prices correct as of 17:00 27/02/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

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Balcony Junior Suite (BJ)

Borealis' Balcony Junior Suites have a private balcony and sitting/bedroom area.

Freedom Fare From £19,999 pp
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Balcony Junior Suite Wheelchair Adapted (BJD)

Borealis' Balcony Junior Adapted Suites have a balcony and sitting/bedroom area.

Freedom Fare From £19,999 pp
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Balcony Suite (BS)

Located on decks 6 & 7, Borealis' Balcony Suites have a private balcony.

Freedom Fare From £20,999 pp
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Premier Suite (PS)

Borealis' Premier Suites are located on Deck 7, and have a private balcony.

Freedom Fare From £26,999 pp
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Premier Suite Wheelchair Adapted (PSD)

Borealis' Premier Adapted Suites are spacious and stylish, and located on deck 7.

Freedom Fare From £26,999 pp
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Olsen Suite (OW)

The Olsen Suite is the largest suite on Borealis, with a private balcony and sitting area.

Freedom Fare From £34,999 pp
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Cruise Offers

On Board Spend up to £500pp AND Door-to-Door transfer*   Freedom Fare

What's Included

SO MUCH ALREADY INCLUDED

As well as our Signature Experiences, there is a host of other treats to enjoy on board our ships.

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Each of our cruises has been carefully designed for you to get the very best out of your time on board; and now you can enhance your cruise to make it even more special.

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