(Rio de Janeiro)
South America Cruises
(South Atlantic Cruise)
Brazil, the fifth largest country in the world, has a wealth of riches to offer the traveller - from history and wildlife to culture and music. Start your discovery in the carnival city of Rio de Janiero, host of the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games. Explore this beautiful city with your private guide before relocating to Santos and embarking on a cruise along the beautiful Atlantic coast of South America. Discover the megacity of Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina, and the second largest metropolitan area in all of South America. Find yourself in Uruguay, reveling in the beach culture of Punta del Este, and the worldly architecture of colonial capital, Montevideo. Whatever your passions and interests, this South America cruise offers a great way to celebrate sunshine in style!
Cruise Departure Dates:
2014: Dec 6,13,20,27
2015: Jan 31, Feb 7,14,28, Mar 7,14,21
Meet your personal driver and guide for an airport transfer in Rio de Janeiro.
Transfer by car to Cosme Velho district where visitors will take a train up to the Corcovado Mountain, through the Tijuca Forest. On the top there is a fantastic panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro in addition to the famous Christ Statue. Before return to the hotel, visit to São Conrado to observe the famous hang gliders flying over the beach.
Take a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paolo.
After being picked up at your hotel by your private English speaking Guide, private vehicle and driver you will proceed to discover the historical area of Sao Paolo including Sé Square, Pátio do Colégio, Solar da Marquesa de Santos and São Bento Monastery. Enjoy a visit to the Museum of Sacred Art, the Pinacoteca, the Garden of Light, the Palace of Industries and the bustling Municipal Market. Finally, Trianon Park and Casa das Rosas (House of Roses) round out the half day excursion. During the tour, there will be a stop for lunch (not included).
Enjoy a private airport transfer with private vehicle, driver and English speaking Guide.
Welcome aboard!Take some time to get settled in to your stateroom, and explore the length of the ship. Your first dinner on board this evening will provide an opportune moment to meet some of your fellow cruisemates.
Port charges are included in your itinerary pricing.
Today is a relaxing day spent at sea, en route to your next destination, Punta del Este. There are plenty of entertainment options aboard your ship, or for pure relaxation, grab a drink and settle in with a book. This is the carefree beauty of cruise travel.
Punta del Este is a port city and resort on the Atlantic Coast in the Maldonado Department of southeastern Uruguay. The city has much colonial architecture contrasting with more modern buildings. Nowadays it has a scenic shore, typical resort houses, modern buildings, a port with mooring capacity, and a popular handicraft market at Artigas Square. Summer tourism often boosts the population of Punta del Este fifteen times that of the off-season population.
The Port of Buenos Aires is the principal maritime port in Argentina. With a taxi or shuttle bus, cruise visitors can be transported into the heart of Buenos Aires, voted the second most desirable city to visit in the world, by Travel + Leisure Magazine in 2008. This southern metropolis is known for its European style architecture and rich cultural life.
You have another day in Buenos Aires today to explore beyond what you were able to take in yesterday. Your ship departs at 5:00PM, but there is plenty of time beforehand to see the city.
Montevideo is the largest city, the capital and chief port of Uruguay. It is the primate city in Uruguay, the only city in the country with a population over 1,000,000. It has a fine harbour, one of the most important in the Americas. Also, it has beautiful beaches, such as Pocitos, Buceo, Malvín, Playa de los Ingleses, Playa Verde, Punta Gorda and Carrasco. Many monuments and museums are found in the city, as well as historic buildings and squares.
Another day spent relaxingly at sea as you cruise back to your starting point, Santos. If you're so inclined, the onboard spa has several relaxing services on offer.
This morning you'll bid farewell to your fellow cruisemates as you disembark from your ship and return to land.
Centrally located in Rio de Janeiro, this hotel is near Avenida Atlantica and Copacabana Beach. Other nearby points of interest include Corcovado. LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Guestrooms also feature air conditioning, minibars, and high-speed (wired) Internet access. At Mar Palace Copacabana recreational amenities include an outdoor pool and a fitness facility. The hotel also features a restaurant and a bar/lounge.
The MSC Poesia offers the latest eco-technology to safeguard the environment, without compromising comfort and luxury. The beautiful ship is built to the highest and most demanding ecological standards, resulting in a truly modern cruise ship. Onboard you will discover luxury cruising at its best. Then imagine yourself on a private balcony stateroom overlooking the ocean and a star-filled sky. Designed with the hallmark Italian flair and elegance that guests associate with the MSC Cruises, staterooms onboard MSC Poesia are spacious and elegant and most have private balconies. Guests can stimulate the palate in a wine-tasting bar or relax in the casual Mojito bar.
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