Callao Cruises

Ariel view of La Punta, Callao
Ariel view of La Punta, Callao
The Real Felipe Fortress in Callao, Peru

Callao is the Peruvian capital's once-grand port area, which has been brought back to life with culture, cuisine and rich history. An important commercial centre since the colonial era, the city retains many fine colonial mansions and elaborate examples of architecture. The Real Felipe fortress is an impressive building built to defend the city from pirates and was central to Peru’s war of independence. 

La Punta, the area around the port, was once home to Lima’s aristocracy.[ReadMoreMob] It has many stately houses and a wonderful seafront promenade lined with delightful cafés. The Military Museum has many fascinating artefacts, including old weaponry, while the Navy Museum is devoted to the country’s naval heritage.

Visitors can take easy transport links from Callao to explore the Peruvian capital, Lima, and learn about the country's dramatic history, from the Inca Empire to the Spanish conquistadors.

Cruises to Callao

South American Exploration

South American Exploration

Departs: Southampton • Mon 06 Jan 2020
70 nights • Balmoral • L2001

  • Experience an extensive, in-depth exploration of South America as Balmoral guides you to a string of incredible destinations to bring you the very best of this intoxicating, culturally diverse and simply spectacular part of the world.
  • Calls at captivating cities and stunning islands in Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Uruguay, Chile and Colombia offer chances to uncover iconic landmarks including Christ the Redeemer; ancient sites such as Machu Picchu; beautiful beaches; and much more.
  • You’ll also visit Curacao, Bonaire, Barbados, Antigua and St Kitts for sun-kissed beaches and an authentic taste of paradise in the sun-soaked Caribbean; as well as three beautiful Portuguese islands in the Atlantic, where lush, flora-rich landscapes await your exploration.

Adult Only Sailing

From £8,999pp

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South American Discovery with the Falklands

South American Discovery with the Falklands

Departs: Southampton • Mon 06 Jan 2020
43 nights • Balmoral • L2001AB

  • Experience the very best that one of the world’s most intoxication regions has to offer, on this extensive, in-depth exploration of South America packed with countless highlights throughout.
  • Discover Ilhabela’s beaches and lush rainforests, and revel in the icons of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil; and in Uruguay, explore Montevideo – the culture-rich capital – and glamourous Punta del Este.
  • Enjoy traditional tango in Buenos Aires, or tour to mighty Iguazu Falls; delve into the fascinating history of the Falklands; marvel at the glorious glaciers and snow-capped peaks of Chilean fjords; and uncover the ‘Lost City’ of Machu Picchu on tour in Peru.

From £5,599pp

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Patagonian Adventure with the Falklands

Patagonian Adventure with the Falklands

Departs: Buenos Aires • Wed 29 Jan 2020
20 nights • Balmoral • L2001B

  • Experience a Patagonian exploration of epic proportions on board Balmoral, taking in breathtaking waterways, awe-inspiring ice fields and a string of unforgettable destinations along the way.
  • After a visit to glamourous Punta del Este, enjoy two rare calls to the Falkland Islands to unearth the fascinating history, picturesque scenery and endemic wildlife of this famously disputed archipelago.
  • A Chilean adventure includes visits to four diverse ports, including Puerto Chacabuco, gateway to the mountains of Lower Patagonia and the Andres; and scenic cruising of spectacular snow-capped Chilean fjords.

From £3,999pp

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Patagonia, Falklands & the Caribbean

Patagonia, Falklands & the Caribbean

Departs: Buenos Aires • Wed 29 Jan 2020
47 nights • Balmoral • L2001BC

  • With scenic cruising of incredible waterways and visits to stunning South and Central American destinations, topped off with time in the Caribbean, you’re in for an expedition packed with highlights.
  • There’s two rare calls in the Falklands; chances to marvel at the spectacular scenes of Lower Patagonia, the Andes and Chilean Fjords; and three days in Peru, with time to tour to magical Machu Picchu.
  • You’ll also experience a navigation of the remarkable Panama Canal, and visit two historic cities in Costa Rica and Colombia, before enjoying a taste of paradise in Curacao, Bonaire, Barbados, Antigua and St Kitts.

From £7,909pp

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The Caribbean, Colombia & the Panama Canal

The Caribbean, Colombia & the Panama Canal

Departs: Callao • Tue 18 Feb 2020
27 nights • Balmoral • L2001C

  • Sail from Peru back to the UK, visiting stunning South American and Caribbean destinations en route, and you’ll experience scenic and historic wonders galore during a relaxing and highlight-filled holiday.
  • Begin your adventure in memorable fashion, with a sailing of the engineering wonder that is the Panama Canal, before Puerto Limón and Cartagena de Indias add Hispanic heritage and flair to the mix.
  • Classic Caribbean highlights and experiences compete for your attention – from tasting authentic rum to unwinding on glorious beaches – in Curacao, Bonaire, Barbados, Antigua and St Kitts.

From £3,899pp

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