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Santiago, the capital city of Chile, is just a short drive away from the port city of Valparaiso.
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Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile

Valparaiso, Chile is a very artistic port city with a rich history and many modern touches (the entire city is even a UNESCO World Heritage Site!). Located about 90 minutes from the big city of Santiago, Valparaiso is a wonderful city to take a cruise from if you are looking to spend some time in a diverse area. You can enjoy a historical downtown area, a nice blend of Spanish colonial and European architecture, and many luscious parks to spend time outdoors. Some parts of the city are filled with many interesting shops and dining venues, and there are even some upscale shopping malls if you really want to splurge. Valparaiso is best known for its seafood, so you might consider trying a local restaurant while visiting.

Currently, only Costa Ponant, Silversea, and Viking Ocean Cruises offer cruises from Valparaiso, Chile. Ponant features a few cruises from Valparaiso to Central America, South America, and Western Europe (ranging from 4- to 13-nights on its shipsL’Austral, Le Boreal, and Le Soleal. Luxury cruise line Silversea does a few 12-night+ cruises from Valparaiso to Antarctica, South America, and South Pacific onboard Silver Cloud Expedition, Silver Explorer, and Silver Whisper. Viking Ocean, a semi-luxury cruise line, features a few 17-night cruises to South America, plus a 26-night option if you are looking to travel for a little longer. The best time to cruise from Valparaiso is between October and May.

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Destinations for Cruises to Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile

The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise that includes Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:

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Cruise Lines with Cruises to Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile

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Luxury Cruise Lines

When the finest cruise vacation is your top priority, this is the place to start.

On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.

All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.

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Specialty Cruise Lines

These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.

On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.

Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).

Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.

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Deluxe Cruise Lines

These cruise lines fit (quality and, usually, price-wise) somewhere in between Premium and Luxury cruise lines.

A country club casual atmosphere can be expected on these lines, as can be elegant accommodations and gourmet cuisine. These cruise lines are a great option for adults looking for a upscale, yet laid back, vacation.

Unique itineraries are often available on these cruise lines, as their small-to-mid-sized ships can visit ports of call that large ones can't get to.

The pricing on Azamara Club Cruises includes select beverages and pre-paid gratuities, while the pricing of Viking Ocean Cruises includes shore excursions and select beverages.

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River Cruise Lines

Becoming more and more popular, a river cruise is an immerse and destination-focused vacation experience, on a small and luxurious vessel.

River cruises sail through the inland waterways of some of the world's most interesting vacation destinations (i.e. Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America), and provide their guests with a greater opportunity to spend time visiting more unique ports of call than a traditional cruise typically would.

Because the destination is the star of a river cruise, (typically guided) shore excursions are included at no additional charge by many River cruise lines. There are usually many interesting lectures given during the cruise, by experts on the history and culture of the region being visited.

Among the famous rivers that one may take a river cruise on are the Rhine, Mississippi, Seine, Danube, Mekong, Nile, Yangtze, Amazon and Douro.

Crystal
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  • Luxury Cruise Line
  • Ships: 2 (606 - 740 Guests)
  • Complimentary nonalcoholic beverages
  • Free Wi-Fi/Internet
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Hurtigruten Expeditions
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  • Ships: 7 (90 - 970 Guests)
  • Unique Expedition-Style Voyages
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Oceania Cruises
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  • Deluxe Cruise Line
  • Ships: 8 (684 - 1,250 Guests)
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Ponant
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  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 12 (67 - 264 Guests)
  • Luxurious Private Yachts!
  • Sails to Exotic Destinations!
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Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours
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  • Luxury / River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 15 (68 - 228 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive
  • Offers River and Yacht Cruises
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Silversea Cruises
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  • Ships: 13 (100 - 728 Guests)
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Silversea Expeditions
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  • All-Suite Accommodations
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Swan Hellenic
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  • Luxury / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 3 (152 - 192 Guests)
  • Chic staterooms with unobstructed views
  • Over 70 years of cruise expertise
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Viking Expeditions
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  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 2 (378 Guests)
  • Built for Discovery and Exploration
  • First-Class Enrichment Programs
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Viking Ocean Cruises
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  • Deluxe Cruise Line
  • Ships: 10 (930 Guests)
  • Newest and Largest Small Ship Fleet!
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Things to do near Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Valparaiso, Chile, along with a brief description:

♦ Plaza de Armas

If you visit Valparaiso to admire its deep roots in history, then you can’t miss out on visiting Plaza de Armas! This city square was inspired by the visions of Pedro de Valdivia, a Spanish conquistador who founded the city during the 16th century. This center is where you can witness all of Valparaiso’s stunning Spanish Colonial architecture. Some key points of interest include the Metropolitan Cathedral (which you can freely enter), City Hall and the town Post Office building. If you want to savor even more history, stop by the church to learn about the former churches that once stood in their place, as well as the fates each building met before the current cathedral took their place. Plaza de Armas is also a thriving area, where you can experience some modern-day Santiago culture, and even grab a bite to eat from one of the street food vendors.

♦ Bellas Artes

Those looking to immerse themselves in arts and culture should definitely consider paying a visit to Bellas Artes before or after their cruise from Valparaiso. This free-spirited neighborhood is filled with many cafes, art museums, local bars, and a few museums. Among the museums you can visit in this area are the National Fine Arts Museum, the Museum of Visual Arts, and the Anthropology Museum. There are also a few interesting boutiques where you can find one-of-a-kind crafts and souvenirs to remember your cruise from Valparaiso by.

♦ Vina del Mar

If you are looking to complement your cruise from Valparaiso with a stay at an upscale resort, pay a visit to Vina del Mar. There, you can relish in the tranquility of palm trees, luxury hotels, fine dining venues, and stretches of beach that seem endless. It is also home to the oldest casino in Chile, if you find yourself with an itch to gamble!

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