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5 Great Cruises to Puerto Montt

Oceania Regatta
Oceania Regatta; credit: Wikimedia

Puerto Montt is a fast growing and lively city in the south of Chile, just north of Chiloe Island. A town straddled with magnificent fjords, canals, islands, and snow-capped mountains, Puerto Montt allures travellers to Chile’s shores every year.

Visitors who desire to travel to Chile via Puerto Montt will find at least five cruise options that will take them on a tour of Latin American points of call.

1. South American Odyssey Cruise Regatta

38 nights ex Miami, USA
The South American Odyssey Cruise Regatta is a 38+ night relaxing cruise to South America. The cruise departs from Miami and visits 26 ports in 14 countries before returning to Buenos Aires in Argentina. The voyage is rated at 4.5 stars and is courtesy of the popular Oceania Cruises. This cruise utilizes the sleek, elegantly and charming Regatta, the flagship of the Oceania Cruises fleet.

Indeed, Odyssey provides luxury accommodation with the Regatta’s resplendent decks, custom stone and tile work and her lounges, suites and staterooms boast luxurious, neo-classical furnishings. Of course, there are also open seating restaurants, a casino, a world class fitness center and spa, lounges, bars, etc.

2. Samba Rhythms Cruise Seven Seas Mariner

34 nights ex Miami, USA
Regardless of whether visitors are coming the first time or are seasoned travellers, the luxurious Seven Seas Mariner will spoil them. Enjoy an amazing 34 nights of unforgettable excitement onboard Samba Rhythm’s beautiful liner.

Like the Regatta, the Mariner sails from Miami but visits 21 ports in 10 countries before finishing at Buenos Aires. Samba highly markets itself on shore excursions and tours. As such, choosing Samba will give visitors the added advantage of easily arranged tours during their visits.
According to Samba, shore excursions on the first and last day of a cruise are only available for guests who are combining back-to-back voyages to create a longer cruise. For these guests, custom tours can be organized. 

3. Brazil & Beyond Cruise Seven Seas Mariner

44 nights ex Miami, USA
The Brazil and Beyond cruise is similar to the Samba Rhythms Cruise Mariner cruise, except for the port stop organization. Further, this cruise lasts for all of 44 nights. The ship sails from Miami and visits 30 ports in 12 countries before finishing at Rio de Janeiro.

4. South America & Antarctic Explorer Cruise Zaandam

21 nights ex Buenos Aires, Argentina
The South America & Antarctic Explorer Cruise takes travellers through 21 nights of exploration and unadulterated fun and excitement. The Zaandam sails from Buenos Aires and visits 16 ports in 5 countries before finishing at Santiago. 

The beautiful Zaandam was built in 2000 and refurbished in 2010. This four-star liner is a member of the HAL’s Rotterdam or “R” class of cruise ships. Travellers will find the ship large enough to provide plenty of choices in onboard experiences, yet small enough to feel cozy and intimate.

5. Voyage 5203 CruiseSilver Spirit

16 nights ex Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Silver Spirit allows guests to enjoy 16 incredibly relaxing nights on the Voyage 5203 Cruise to South America. The voyage starts out from Buenos Aires and visits 10 ports in 3 countries before returning to Santiago. This 5 star rated cruise prides itself on providing a unique travel experience in revealing nature’s remarkable beauty.

Guests will have the chance to travel into lush rainforests and through majestic landscapes of snow-capped mountains and silent blue glaciers, beholding an extraordinary array of animals, plants and sea life. Of course, they could organize all this on your own, but with Voyage 5203, these excursions are stress free and competitively priced.

Puerto Montt is a gateway to Chile’s magnificent national treasures. From the Lake District to the snow-capped mountains and alpine valleys nestled among low hills, visitors will be glad they arrived on Chilean shores. Of course, their experience will vary depending on the voyage that they choose. As such, they should ensure that the cruise they select is especially suited to them.

Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas. He is the author of four books about cruising in the Caribbean, Alaska and Mexican Riviera.
February 17, 2020

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