Rio de Janeiro

Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking Sugarloaf mountain
Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking Sugarloaf mountain
Copacabana beach in Rio de Janerio

Planted between lush, forest-covered mountains and breath-taking beaches, Rio de Janeiro – the Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvellous City) – has many charms at her disposal, and is a rich melting pot of cultures.

Famed for its Carnival and Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, the samba-fuelled nightlife and raucous football matches of this huge, iconic Brazilian seaside city more than delivers on its romantic promise.[ReadMoreMob]

Home to the glorious 38-metre Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado and the stunning Sugarloaf Mountain, a remarkable granite peak with cable cars to its summit, truly make Rio a place like no other. Music is the city’s heartbeat; a soundtrack that blends rock, bossa nova, funk and, of course, samba – the African influenced beat that’s synonymous with Rio.

Carnival means parade floats, flamboyant costumes and samba dancers, and Rio’s festival is considered the world’s largest. Other occasions for partying around town include funk parties in the favelas (shanty towns) and boat parties on the bay. Food is a treasured part of local life, with its dishes roots deep in African and European traditions. Cuisine options vary from meaty churrascarias, tasty feijoadas, vibrant street food and gourmet restaurant selections.

Rio is far more than just a frantic seaside resort, and the area offers access to some outstanding outdoor adventures: hiking in the Tijuca rainforest, cycling alongside the lake and beaches and sailing across Baía de Guanabara.

Cruises to Rio de Janeiro

Latin America with the Chilean Fjords

Latin America with the Chilean Fjords

Departs: Southampton • Tue 04 Jan 2022
79 nights • Black Watch • W2201

  • Immerse yourself in an intoxicating blend of history, culture and beauty as you discover iconic destinations and unforgettable highlights on an epic, in-depth exploration of Latin America.
  • You can have a private mass at Rio’s legendary Christ the Redeemer; dance the tango in Buenos Aires and the rumba in Havana; tour to magnificent Machu Picchu; and much more.
  • Scenic cruising by Cape Horn; through the Chilean Fjords spectacular mountains and glaciers; and navigating the Panama Canal will create everlasting memories.

From £8,299pp

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Atlantic Islands & Brazilian Icons

Atlantic Islands & Brazilian Icons

Departs: Southampton • Tue 04 Jan 2022
25 nights • Black Watch • W2202

  • Seek out some of Brazil’s most iconic attractions, from the world famous landmarks of Rio de Janeiro to legendary rainforests, on this epic voyage.
  • You can revel in unrivalled views from Sugarloaf Mountain, watch the sunset from Copacabana Beach, have a private mass at mighty Christ the Redeemer, and much more.
  • Explore historic Salvador and uncover gorgeous natural treasures at Ilhabela, plus visit attraction-packed Montevideo in Uruguay and a trio of beautiful Atlantic Ocean islands – Tenerife, Madeira and São Vicente.

From £3,599pp

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Latin America with Chilean Fjords

Latin America with Chilean Fjords

Departs: Southampton • Tue 04 Jan 2022
81 nights • Black Watch • W220106

  • Immerse yourself in an intoxicating blend of history, culture and beauty as you discover iconic destinations and unforgettable highlights on an epic, in-depth exploration of Latin America.
  • You can have a private mass at Rio’s legendary Christ the Redeemer; dance the tango in Buenos Aires and the rumba in Havana; tour to magnificent Machu Picchu; and much more.
  • Scenic cruising by Cape Horn; through the Chilean Fjords spectacular mountains and glaciers; and navigating the Panama Canal will create everlasting memories.

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South America with the Chilean Fjords

South America with the Chilean Fjords

Departs: Southampton • Tue 04 Jan 2022
49 nights • Black Watch • W220203

  • Experience the very best that one of the world’s most intoxication regions has to offer, on this extensive, in-depth exploration of South America packed with countless highlights throughout.
  • After crossing the Atlantic, discover authentic Brazil, from the iconic sights and sounds of Rio de Janeiro to golden beaches and Atlantic rainforests within reach of Ilhabela.
  • Experience the contrasts of Patagonia in Argentina and Chile; discover arid frontiers and wonderlands of snow-capped peaks, plus experience scenic cruising of astonishing Chilean Fjords.

From £6,749pp

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