South America – Treasures of the Pacific Coast

Price from $7,440

Departure Dates
15 days

Cruise Overview

Sail through the man-made marvel, the Panama Canal, before visiting vibrant cities and coastal communities in Ecuador, Peru, and Chile.

15-day expedition cruise through the Panama Canal and down South America’s Pacific coast from Colón to Valparaíso

South American voyage of discovery

Sail through the legendary Panama Canal as we head off on an adventure through the Pacific Ocean. From the jungles of Central America all the way to the deserts of Chile, you’ll experience a kaleidoscope of culture, color, and curiosities as we sample some of Latin America’s greatest highlights.

From ancient to modern

Indulge your sense of wonder as you fly over the enigmatic Nazca Lines, discover hidden Inca history, and explore the artistic mud-built city of Chan Chan. Taste cutting-edge cuisine in Lima, look for penguins in the Ballestas Islands, and savor Chile’s flavorful culture in colorful Valparaíso. It’s an adventure that will enrich your life.


We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Embarking at Colón

Day 1

Travel through the Panama Canal

Day 2

On the way to Ecuador

Day 3

Made in Montecristi

Day 4

Bountiful Puerto Bolívar

Day 5

Leisure and learning

Day 6

Salaverry, Peru

Day 7

Lima – a city both ancient and modern

Day 8

Ballestas and Nazca

Day 9

Clear skies, cool climate

Day 10

Sunny Arica

Day 11

Iquique and the Atacama Desert

Day 12

Relax at sea

Day 13

Stunning La Serena

Day 14

Valparaíso, a UNESCO gem

Day 15

What's included

Take a look at what you can look forward to on this 14-day expedition cruise.

Expedition Cruise

  • Stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner including beverages* in the restaurants Aune (MS Fram and MS Roald Amundsen) and Fredheim (on MS Roald Amundsen)
  • Fine-dining À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm is included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board†
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and guide activities, both on board and ashore
  • Range of included activities

Onboard activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
  • Full use of our Science Center, small library, and advanced biological and geological equipment
  • The Citizen Science Program allows guests to contribute to ongoing scientific research projects.
  • Our onboard professional photographer will give photography tips and teach techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife photos.
  • The ship has hot tubs, an infinity pool, a sauna, an outdoor and indoor gym, and a running track (on MS Roald Amundsen)
  • The ship has hot tubs, a sauna with a view, and an indoor gym (on MS Fram)
  • Join informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings.


  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment needed for the activities
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition photographers will be on hand to assist you.


  • All planned activities are subject to weather conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Please ensure you meet all entry and boarding requirements
  • No gratuities are expected

What's not included

  • International flights

  • Travel protection

  • Baggage handling

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

  • Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area