You will find great cultural diversity throughout the many different countries that make up the Americas and the Caribbean, from the northern tip of Canada to Cape Horn in the south, as well as dazzling landscapes. The Caribbean is certainly deserving of its reputation for a laid-back, calm lifestyle, though each island from Aruba and Antigua to St. Martin and Puerto Rico is distinguished by its own language and culture bestowed on it from Spain, The Netherlands, Britain, France, or Africa. Central America, the group of countries positioned between North and South America, has its own unique history and breathtaking landscapes. From the remains of ancient civilizations including the Aztec, Maya, and Olmec to the dense jungles of Costa Rica, there is something for everyone. The historic Panama Canal is captivating for its noteworthy effect on world commerce. A cruise around North and South America will treat you to a wide range of breathtaking landscapes as well as many attractions built by both ancient and modern communities. A stop in Canada will give you the occasion to visit an 11th century Viking colony called Lâ€™Anse aux Meadows or wander through the quaint streets of Quebec City. A cruise along the west coast of the United States will see adventure take you to Alaska, where you can see for yourself the dazzling natural beauty of its glaciers, or sail along the east coast to visit the modern cities. But donâ€™t stop there. Head to Brazil and the vibrant beach city of Rio de Janeiro or visit the rainforests of the Amazon River. Visit South Americaâ€™s west coast to stop in Chile, with its jagged massifs and dazzling fjords as well as the vibrant, colorful hillside community of Valparaiso. See a dazzling live Tango show in the vibrant city of Buenos Aires. See the whiteness of the snowy, frozen landscape in Antarctica.