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Holland America Line Unveils South America and Antarctica Cruises

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Bookings are now open for Holland America Line 2025-2026 South America and Antarctica season.

The programme features eight sailings across three itineraries, ranging from 14 to 22 days, which stretch from the Panama Canal to Antarctica.

The 2,000-guest Oosterdam will cruise between San Antonio (Santiago), Chile, and either Buenos Aires, Argentina, or Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from November 2025 to March 2026.

The season will showcase iconic sites of South America such as Iguazu Falls, Machu Picchu and Torres del Paine National Park, along with Antarctica’s memorable scenery and wildlife.

The itineraries comprise:

A 14-day ‘South America Passage’ cruise between San Antonio (Santiago) and Buenos Aires, featuring an overnight Buenos Aires visit at the beginning or end of each departure.

Calls at Puerto Montt, Puerto Chacabuco and Punta Arenas, Chile; Ushuaia, Argentina; Stanley, Falkland Islands; and Montevideo, Uruguay.

Scenic cruising includes the Chilean Fjords, Strait of Magellan, Beagle and Cockburn Channels, Glacier Alley and rounding Cape Horn.

Departs on December 4, 2025, February 22, 2026 and March 8, 2026. Prices including ‘Have It All’ premium package from £2539pp.

A 17-Day ‘Panama Canal and Inca Discovery’ cruise between Fort Lauderdale and San Antonio (Santiago), featuring two nights at Callao (Lima), Peru, for guests to take an overland tour to Machu Picchu.

The cruise calls at Grand Cayman, Panama, Ecuador, Peru and Chile, with an overnight at Fuerte Amador, Panama.

Includes a transit through the lakes and locks of the famed Panama Canal; an overland tour to the Galapagos Islands is also available.

Departs on November 17, 2025, and March 22, 2026. Prices including ‘Have It All’ premium package from £3269pp.

A 22-Day ‘South America and Antarctica’ cruise between San Antonio (Santiago) and Buenos Aires. Includes an overnight visit to Buenos Aires at the beginning or end of the cruise.

Calls at Uruguay, Argentina, Falkland Islands and Chile, with four days exploring the vistas of Antarctica, guided by an expert naturalist.

Scenic cruising in the Chilean fjords, Drake Passage, Beagle Channel and Glacier Alley.

Departs on December 18, 2025 and January 9 and 31, 2026. Prices including ‘Have It All’ premium package from £4769pp.

The ‘Panama Canal and Inca Discovery’ can be combined with the ‘South America Passage’ to form a 31-day ‘Collectors’ Voyage’ between Fort Lauderdale and Buenos Aires.

Guests can sample fresh, locally sourced specialities on board such as Chilean salmon, stuffed empanadas, and wines including Malbec, Carménère and Torrontés.

Excursions include visits to an indigenous Emberá tribe; meeting a real Chilean huaso (cowboy); learning to craft a traditional Panama hat; or an intimate dinner at an Argentine “closed-door restaurant.”

For a limited time, when guests book a 2025-2026 South America and Antarctica cruise with the ‘Have It All’ premium package, they can benefit from free upgrades to the Elite Beverage Package and premium Wi-Fi.

The package also includes shore excursions (two for 10-20 days, three for 21 days or longer), speciality dining (two for 10-20 days, three for 21 days or longer) and prepaid crew appreciation.

For more information on Holland America Line, consult a travel agent, visit hollandamerica.com

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