Trace the southeastern coast of South America on a captivating cruise that spans three countries, eight ports and one coral-fringed atoll. Cruise aboard your über-elegant ship first along the shoreline of Brazil, where one of the most vibrant ecosystems on the planet, the Atlantic Forest biome, hugs the seaboard. This verdant region is home to Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, Paraty, Santos and Itajaí – all of which you’ll explore. Offshore, experience the biodiversity of the Abrolhos Archipelago, a humpback whale hotspot. Venture from gigantic Brazil to South America’s second-smallest country, Uruguay. Enjoy visiting its affable, unaffected capital city, Montevideo, before moving onto the other side of the River Plate to your final destination: Argentina’s Buenos Aires. Queen of the Plate, the Paris of the South, Tangopolis – Buenos Aires’ romantic monikers reveal this pampas-encircled city’s passion, rhythm and romance. You’ll quickly understand why B.A. is South America’s leading city destination.