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Float around South America from $459

With favorable exchange rates and low-priced cruises, travelers are getting an incredible value by booking a longer cruise vacation, like this 14-night cruise we’ve tracked down.
/ Source: Sherman's Travel

The deal
South America has been making its mark in the cruise industry, drawing more people than ever to its exotic port cities. The off-the-path destinations are not the only thing attracting visitors.

With favorable exchange rates and low-priced cruises, travelers are getting an incredible value by booking a longer cruise vacation, like this 14-night cruise we’ve tracked down. With interior cabin prices starting from $449, and 10 South American ports of call, this winter cruise may be just the change of pace you’ve been yearning for.

Not only does the Norwegian Sun sail to some stellar ports — it makes its way around the entire continent past Cape Horn. It may have you feeling a bit like an Old World explorer, but trust us — modern ships are a bit more luxurious!

Starting from just $32/night, you’ll set sail from Santiago, Chile, followed by a calming day at sea before your arrival in Puerto Montt, Chile. This area is filled with unspoiled scenery overlooked by the snow-capped Osorno volcano.

Next up, is Puerto Chacabuco, Chile, the ultimate destination for bird-lovers, due to the hundreds of unusual species that call it home. After that, it’s two full days spent exploring the city of Punta Arenas, Chile, an excellent jumping-off point for unique shore excursions.

Following this two-day stop is a visit to Ushuaia, Argentina, the closest city to Antarctica. Not to be missed is the Tierra del Fuego National Park, full of glaciers, streams, mountains and once-in-a-lifetime views. After that you’ll sail on to Port Stanley, in the Falkland Islands, which is as distant and remote as an island can get.

From there, it’s on to the crystal-clear waters and cliff-lined beaches of Puerto Madryn, Argentina, before heading to Montevideo, Uruguay. This port is perfect for a little shopping and is also ideal for wine lovers, who will enjoy touring the vineyards of Juanico.

The two-week cruise ends in the bustling city of Buenos Aires. The ship sails Feb. 15 or March 15, with additional embarkation dates available at slightly higher prices.

The dollars
All prices are per person and based on double occupancy. Accommodations, meals, some beverages, entertainment and port charges are covered in the cost. Government fees and taxes as well as off-boat expenditures are extra.

The catch
Trying to top this one.