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South America from Rio de Janeiro Cruise

  • Departure DateFri 3rd Mar 2023
  • MSC Cruises MSC Seaview
  • 3 Night Cruise From Rio de Janeiro
  • Cruise Only From £229 pp

Itinerary

  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Ilha Grande
  • Rio de Janeiro

Highlights

    • Rio De Janeiro: A visit to the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue is a must. This 40-metre tall statue of Jesus is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and offers breathtaking views over the city so have your camera at the ready. 

Prices from pp

TypeInteriorOcean ViewBalcony
Cruise Only
£229
£259
£309

Single Cruise Only prices available from £379
Cruise Only - price based on cruise only, call to add flights from your regional airport.

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Day 1 - Rio de Janeiro

Arrive: Fri 03 March 2023 / Depart: Fri 03 March 2023 at 18:00

As you’ll be able to appreciate when you cruise the Atlantic Ocean with MSC Cruises, in its position on the southern shore of the magnificent Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro has, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the most stunning settings in the world. Extending for 20km along an alluvial strip, between an azure sea and forest-clad mountains, the city’s streets and buildings have been moulded around the foothills of the mountain range that provides its backdrop, while out in the bay there are many rocky islands fringed with white sand. The aerial views over Rio are breathtaking, and even the concrete skyscrapers that dominate the city’s skyline add to the attraction. As the former capital of Brazil and now its second-largest city, Rio has a remarkable architectural heritage, some of the country’s best museums and galleries, superb restaurants and a vibrant nightlife – in addition to its legendary beaches. A shore excursion on your MSC South America cruise can be the opportunity to visit the Pão de Açúcar. The Sugar Loaf Mountain rises where Guanabara Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. Its name may simply reflect a resemblance to the moulded loaves in which sugar was once commonly sold. Alternatively, it may be a corruption of the indigenous Tamoya word Pau-nh-Açuquá, meaning “high, pointed or isolated hill”. On the top of Corcoavado Mountain instead the Art Deco statue of Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer), arms outstretched in welcome, stands 30m high and weighs over 1000 tonnes. It was supposed to be completed for Brazil’s centenary independence celebrations in 1922, but wasn’t actually finished until 1931. In clear weather, fear no anticlimax: climbing to the statue is a stunning experience, with the whole of Rio and Guanabara Bay laid out before you.

Day 2 - Ilha Grande

Arrive: Sat 04 March 2023 at 07:00 / Depart: Sat 04 March 2023 at 19:00

As you approach the low-lying, whitewashed colonial port of Vila do Abraão in Ilha Grande with your MSC cruise ship, the mountains rise dramatically from the sea, and in the distance there’s the curiously shaped summit of Bico do Papagaio (“Parrot’s Beak”), which rises to a height of 980m and can be reached in about three hours. There’s really very little to see in Abraão itself, but it’s a pleasant enough base from which to explore the rest of the island. Ilha Grande comprises 193 square kilometres of mountainous jungle, historic ruins and beautiful beaches, excellent for some scenic tropical rambling. The island is a state park and the authorities have been successful at limiting development and maintaining a ban on motor vehicles. Ilha Grande offers lots of beautiful excursions along well-maintained and fairly well-signposted trails, but it’s sensible to take some basic precautions. Carry plenty of water with you, and remember to apply sunscreen and insect repellent at regular intervals. According to legend, the pirate Jorge Grego was heading for the Straits of Magellan when his ship was sunk by a British fleet. He managed to escape with his two daughters to Ilha Grande, where he became a successful farmer and merchant. However, in a fit of rage, he murdered the lover of one of his daughters, and shortly afterwards, a terrible storm destroyed all his farms and houses. From then on, Jorge Grego passed his time roaming the island, distraught, pausing only long enough to bury his treasure before his final demise. If there is any treasure today, though, it’s the island’s wildlife: parrots, exotic hummingbirds, butterflies and monkeys abound in the thick vegetation.

Day 3 - At Sea

Day 4 - Rio de Janeiro

Arrive: Mon 06 March 2023 at 08:00 / Depart: Mon 06 March 2023

As you’ll be able to appreciate when you cruise the Atlantic Ocean with MSC Cruises, in its position on the southern shore of the magnificent Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro has, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the most stunning settings in the world. Extending for 20km along an alluvial strip, between an azure sea and forest-clad mountains, the city’s streets and buildings have been moulded around the foothills of the mountain range that provides its backdrop, while out in the bay there are many rocky islands fringed with white sand. The aerial views over Rio are breathtaking, and even the concrete skyscrapers that dominate the city’s skyline add to the attraction. As the former capital of Brazil and now its second-largest city, Rio has a remarkable architectural heritage, some of the country’s best museums and galleries, superb restaurants and a vibrant nightlife – in addition to its legendary beaches. A shore excursion on your MSC South America cruise can be the opportunity to visit the Pão de Açúcar. The Sugar Loaf Mountain rises where Guanabara Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. Its name may simply reflect a resemblance to the moulded loaves in which sugar was once commonly sold. Alternatively, it may be a corruption of the indigenous Tamoya word Pau-nh-Açuquá, meaning “high, pointed or isolated hill”. On the top of Corcoavado Mountain instead the Art Deco statue of Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer), arms outstretched in welcome, stands 30m high and weighs over 1000 tonnes. It was supposed to be completed for Brazil’s centenary independence celebrations in 1922, but wasn’t actually finished until 1931. In clear weather, fear no anticlimax: climbing to the statue is a stunning experience, with the whole of Rio and Guanabara Bay laid out before you.

MSC Seaview From MSC Cruises

The cruise experience on MSC Seaview is all about connecting you with the world outside, from the sea to the sky. Whether you’re sunbathing by one of the pools, strolling around the seafront promenade, dining under the stars or enjoying a relaxing massage in the lavishly appointed MSC Aurea Spa, you’re always surround by superb views.

Ship Cabins

DELUXE INTERIOR FANTASTICA

Comfortable king bed that can be converted into two single beds Spacious closet Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available Accommodates up to 5 guests

PREMIUM INTERIOR FANTASTICA

Comfortable king bed that can be converted into two single beds Spacious closet Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available Accommodates up to 5 guests

BALCONY AUREA

Double bed can be converted into two single beds (on request). Wardrobe Bathroom with shower or tub. Interactive TV, telephone and safe. Wifi connection available (for a fee). Mini bar. Air conditioning. Surface approx. 17 sq.m., with balcony.

DELUXE BALCONY FANTASTICA

Comfortable king bed that can be converted into two single beds* Balcony Sitting area with sofa Spacious closet Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV. telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available

DELUXE SUITE AUREA

Balcony Sitting area with sofa Spacious closet Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available

GRAND SUITE AUREA

Balcony Sitting area with sofa Spacious closet Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available

MSC YACHT CLUB DELUXE SUITE

Balcony Sitting area with sofa Comfortable double or single beds (on request) Spacious wardrobe Bathroom with shower or bathtub , vanity area with hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar Surface approx. 25 sq.m.*

MSC YACHT CLUB ROYAL SUITE WITH WHIRLPOOL BATH

Comfortable king bed that can be converted into two single beds on request Luxury suites with premium decor Balcony with a private whirlpool bath and dining table Sitting area with sofa or separate living area Spacious closet Bathroom with shower and/or bathtub Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Complimentary Wi-Fi Approx. 226 - 667 ft2 with a balcony that is approx. 86 - 355 ft2 Located on decks 16 - 18

PREMIUM SUITE AUREA

Balcony Spacious closet Bathroom with bathtub and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available

PREMIUM SUITE AUREA WITH TERRACE

Balcony Sitting area with sofa Spacious closet Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available

PREMIUM SUITE AUREA WITH WHIRLPOOL

Balcony with a private whirlpool bath Sitting area with sofa Spacious closet Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available

TWO-BEDROOM GRAND SUITE EXP. AUREA

Balcony Sitting area with sofa or separate living area 2 bedrooms, one with double bed and one with two single beds Walk-in wardrobe Two bathrooms, one with bathtub and one with shower, vanity areas with hairdryers Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Surface approx. 50 sq.m TWO-BEDROOM GRAND SUITE FOR FAMILIES: Can accommodate up to 5 people Available Experience: Aurea

YACHT CLUB INTERIOR SUITE

Sitting area with sofa Comfortable double or single beds (on request) Spacious wardrobe Bathroom with shower or bathtub , vanity area with hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar Surface approx. 21 sq. m.* Discover a world of privileges with MSC Yacht Club

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