13 Night Carnival in Rio Voyage

Main destination Argentina · About River or Ocean Cruises

13 Night Carnival in Rio Voyage

Main destination Argentina · About River or Ocean Cruises

Before embarking, spend a day in sunny Buenos Aires—the perfect starting port for a cruise up the coast—before embarking towards Punta del Este, Uruguay. Two days of cruising along Brazil’s coast follow on the way to São Paulo, one of the largest and most diverse metropolitan areas on earth.

On to Ilhabela, or “beautiful island,” to see why this island more than lives up to its name. Over 40 beaches make it a popular destination for locals and visitors alike seeking to sail, surf, scuba dive, or partake in virtually any watersport. Further up Brazil’s beautiful coast is Buzios, the formerly unknown fishing village made famous by a visit from Brigitte Bardot and her Brazilian boyfriend.

This pinnacle moment of this voyage is two energetic nights in Rio de Janeiro for the incredible Carnaval, a tradition stretching back to the 1700s. We visit during the peak of the celebration—including Fat Tuesday—and you’d be hard-pressed to find a more exciting and memorable festival anywhere on earth.

After two days of cruising back down the coast, explore incredible 19th-century landmarks, historical monuments, and beautiful parks in Montevideo, Uruguay, one of South America's most intriguing and diverse capitals. The voyage concludes in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the country’s cosmopolitan capital.

Voyage Itinerary

Day 1 Buenos Aires - Argentina
Date: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Embark
Depart: 6:00 pm

Welcome to elegant, cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, with its European colonial architecture and colorful mix of cultures. Each district has its own style: enjoy Palermo with its mansions and parks; shop in the chic boutiques of Soho and Hollywood; and soak up the Italian flavor of La Boca where tango dancers and artists display their talents for passersby.

Day 2 Punta Del Este - Uruguay
Date: Monday, February 25, 2019
Tendered
Arrival: 8:00 am
Depart: 10:00 PM

Punta del Este's white sand beaches are popular with families and the glitterati alike. Fashionable cafes and shops line the streets, and an evening harbor-front stroll will no doubt include a serenade by street musicians and entertainers. The town projects an artsy vibe, with the Brava Beach open air sculpture park, displaying large works in steel, concrete, wood, iron, and marble.

Day 3-4 At Sea
Date: Tuesday & Wednesday, February 26&27, 2019
Cruising

Relax and reflect on your journey thus far with a few days of fun at sea. Get a behind-the-scenes look at life onboard with an Insider’s View Tour, attend a destination lecture to learn more about your next port-of-call, or try your luck at our onboard casino.

Want to really unwind? Watch the world go by and sip a complimentary drink poolside, or say “ahh” with a visit to Sanctum Spa.

Day 5 Sao Paulo - Santos, Brazil
Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019
Docked
Arrival: 8:00 am
Depart: 10:00 pm

Whatever your heart desires, you’ll have no trouble finding it in São Paulo—Brazil’s largest and most diverse city. From incredible museums to delicious food, cultural landmarks, and relaxing green space, Azamara can help you discover the local flavor of São Paulo.

Day 6 Ilhabela-Brazil
Date: Friday, March 1, 2019
Tendered
Arrival: 8:00 am
Depart: 5:00pm

This “beautiful island” lives up to its name, and today belies its once lurid reputation as a hideout of smugglers and pirates. State park trails provide access to a luscious jungle, with numerous waterfalls where you can stop for a swim along the way. And when you work up an appetite there is nothing better than shrimp right off the boat, accompanied by Brazil’s national cocktail, the Caipirinha.

Day 7 Buzios - Brazil
Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Tendered
Arrival: 8:30 am
Depart: 6:00 pm

Originally settled by European pirates and slave traders, this picturesque fishing village is now decidedly chic. Surrounded by hills draped in luxuriant vegetation, this paradise found is a high-end resort with an international flair. More than twenty beaches beckon sun-worshipers and water sport enthusiasts, and the sophisticated boutiques of Rua das Pedras will delight shoppers.

Day 8-10 Rio De Janeiro - Brazil
Date: Sunday - Tuesday, March 3-5, 2019
Docked
Arrival: 8:00 (am)
Depart: 1:00 (pm)

Samba on down to Rio, easy going except for the four days of frenetic, feather-festooned Carnaval. No journey to Rio would be complete without a visit to one of the New Seven Wonders of the World—Christ the Redeemer. At the top of Corcovado Mountain, this 125-foot-tall statue of Jesus Christ spreads its arms over Rio and offers breathtaking panoramic views of Guanabara Bay.

Day 11-12 At Sea
Date: Wednesday - Thursday, March 6-7, 2019
Cruising

This is the perfect time to experience all that your boutique hotel at sea has to offer—or to simply do nothing at all. From decadent specialty dining, to immersive lectures, to tranquil spa treatments, the choice is yours.

Shop for tasteful gifts at our onboard stores, or retreat to the Drawing Room and explore the world with our digital Inspiration Center. Days at sea are spectacular with us.

Day 13 Montevideo - Uruguay
Date: Friday, March 8, 2019
Docked
Arrival: 8:00 am
Depart: 6:00 pm

Montevideo exudes European charm and elegance, with broad boulevards, fountains, stately squares, and irresistible sidewalk cafes. Take in the Art Nouveau pedestrian mall, Art Deco Centenary Stadium, and American Embassy designed by I.M. Pei. Most of the nation’s countryside is farm or ranchland, and the life of the cowboy, or gaucho, is part of the local lore.

Day 14 Buenos Aires - Argentina
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Debark
Arrival: 6:00 am

Welcome to elegant, cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, with its European colonial architecture and colorful mix of cultures. Each district has its own style: enjoy Palermo with its mansions and parks; shop in the chic boutiques of Soho and Hollywood; and soak up the Italian flavor of La Boca where tango dancers and artists display their talents for passersby.

Please note: While we do our best to adhere to our published itineraries, they may be changed at the discretion of the captain due to weather advisories, port traffic, and any other unforeseeable circumstances.

Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Please confirm details and booking information with your travel advisor.

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