THE BEST TIME TO CRUISE TO SOUTH AMERICA

Posted on 07 December 2017 (0)

Most travelers often put a lot of attention on the rainy season not knowing that it rains during the summer in South America. Therefore, this mentality should be considered to be completely wrong because there are drizzles during winter but rain during summer thunderstorms. Another crucial feature to be identified is the level of water in the rivers. When Amazon River is put into perspective, the best time to cruise is during the rainy season because the water level is quite high. This means the more water makes cruising operations effective since the ships can easily access the tributaries. For fishing cruises, high water table helps in locating the fish that normally hide along the tributaries because ships can acquire those areas with fish.

Crowds

In South America, cruise seasons begin from late springs that occur as from November to May especially during mid-Autumn. In between these times, there are many events to be celebrated including Christmas, spring break, Easter, Thanksgiving, New Year and Halloweens. The biggest draws that occur just before a week to Ash Wednesday is Carnival of the Brazil.

Repositioning cruises

In South America, cruises are repositioned with diverse itineraries accompanied by daily half-rated prices. Downsides that are experienced include spending more time in the sea and also paying a return ticket to fly from exotic ports. It is advised that those who would like to cruise to take a ship that departs from Miami and San Diego to commence cruising season as from October or early November. These ships return to their previous courses in April the following year.

Weather

South America is one of the very large continents, and so its climatic conditions vary diversely. More than seventy-five percent of the continent is located south of the equator. The summer begins from December and ends in March while winter starts from June until September. As you gradually move further to the South, the climate tends to be seasonal. Santiago and Buenos Aires experiences chilly winter and hot summers because they are in the same latitude, but as you move downwards towards the Antarctica, there are more storms, deep snow, and cool summer during the winter. Another point to identify is that there is a reversed season on southern hemisphere such that summer is in November until February.

Events

Independence Day and all soul’s day are some of the major events that are held on the South American continent in November. Also, New Year’s Eve always bustles the port of Rio de Janeiro with theatrical performers, musicians, and their fans. Candlelit ceremonies, parades, fireworks, and dancing are among the things done to make the fun.