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South America from Santos Cruise

  • Departure DateSun 11th Dec 2022
  • MSC Cruises MSC Seashore
  • 3 Night Cruise From Santos
  • Cruise Only From £189 pp

Itinerary

  • Santos, Brazil
  • Ilha Grande
  • Salvador

What's Included

  • Gratuities Included

Highlights

    • Santos (Sao Paolo): Enjoy a relaxing stroll along Beach Edge Gardens and admire the beautiful plants and flowers and wonderful scenery in the distance

Prices from pp

TypeInteriorOcean ViewBalcony
Cruise Only
£189
£249
£289

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Day 1 - Santos, Brazil

Arrive: Sun 11 December 2022 / Depart: Sun 11 December 2022 at 18:00

Santos, one of Portugal’s first New World settlements, was founded in 1535. Today your MSC ship will be docking in Latin America’s largest port, through which passes a large proportion of the world’s coffee, sugar and oranges. The city stands partly on São Vicente island, its docking facilities and old town facing landwards, with ships approaching by a narrow, but deep, channel. Its compact centre retains a certain charm that’s massively popular with local tourists, and there is a good deal of historical and maritime interest around the city. On an MSC South America cruise excursion to the city centre you’ll find the ruins of some of Santos’s most distinguished buildings along Rua do Comércio. Although sometimes only the facades remain, some of the nineteenth-century former merchants’ houses that line the street are gradually being restored, the elaborate tiling and wrought-iron balconies offering a hint of the old town’s lost grandeur. MSC South America cruises also offer excursions to the local Santos Futebol Clube. It’s best known as the club for which the great Pelé played for most of his professional life (from 1956 to 1974); their stadium, the Vila Belmiro, is open to the public when there’s no game on. In addition to honouring Pelé at the club’s small museum, you can take an hour-long guided tour including the players’ bar and dressing rooms. Santos’s beaches are across town from Centro on the south side of the island. The beaches are huge, stretching around the Atlantic-facing Baía de Santos, and popular in summer.

Day 2 - Ilha Grande

Arrive: Mon 12 December 2022 at 07:00 / Depart: Mon 12 December 2022 at 18:00

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 - Salvador

Arrive: Wed 14 December 2022 / Depart: Wed 14 December 2022 at 18:00

High above the enormous bay of Todos os Santos (All Saints), where your MSC cruise ship awaits your return, Salvador de Bahia has an electric feel from the moment you arrive. This is the great cultural and historical centre of Brazil, where Afro-Brazilian heritage is strongest and where capoeira, candomblé and samba de roda were created. MSC South America cruises offer excursions to the centro histórico of this magical place, a melange of narrow cobbled streets, peeling purple walls, grand Baroque churches, kids kicking footballs, rastas, locals sipping bottled beer on plastic chairs, the wafting aroma of herbs and the almost constant beating of drums, especially as the sun sets. Beyond the old town Salvador is a vast, sprawling city, with a vibrant beach life, modern skyscrapers and plenty of favelas. The centro histórico is the traditional heart of Salvador; it’s built around the craggy, 70m-high bluff that dominates the eastern side of the bay, and is split into upper and lower sections. Cidade Alta (or simply “Centro”) is strung along its top, linked to the less interesting Cidade Baixa (the old commercial centre, aka “Comércio”) by precipitous streets and the towering Art Deco lift-shaft of the Elevador Lacerda. Cidade Alta is the cultural centre of the city, and the section known as the Pelourinho is the groovy old district with colourful and hilly winding streets, its most vibrant and beguiling neighbourhood. The best spot to begin a walking tour of the city is at the Praça Municipal, the square dominated by the impressive Palácio do Rio Branco, the old governor’s palace which was in use until 1979. The fine interior is a blend of Rococo plasterwork, polished wooden floors and painted walls and ceilings.

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Ship Cabins

DELUXE INTERIOR FANTASTICA

Spacious closet Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available ($) Select staterooms accommodate up to 5 guests

OCEAN VIEW BELLA GUARANTEED

Window with view on the sea Comfortable double or single beds (on request) Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Bathroom with shower, vanity area with hairdryer Surface approx. 17 sq.m.* Choose the experience that best suits you for added benefits! Available Experiences: Bella and Fantastica

GRAND SUITE AUREA

Balcony Sitting area with sofa or separate living area Spacious closet Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available ($) Accommodates up to 5 guests

PREMIUM SUITE AUREA WITH TERRACE

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 ($) Accommodates up to 5 guests

TWO-BEDROOM GRAND SUITE AUREA

Bedroom 1: Comfortable king bed - Bedroom 2: Two single beds Walk-in closet Two bathrooms - Bathroom 1: Shower, vanity area and hairdryer - Bathroom 2: Bathtub, vanity area and hairdryer Sitting area with sofa or separate living area Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available Accommodates up to 6 guests

YACHT CLUB DELUXE GRAND SUITE

Living area Spacious balcony Located on the top deck* Comfortable double bed or single beds (on request) Walk-in wardrobe Bathroom with large shower and vanity area with hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Surface approx. 34 sq.m, the balcony is approx. 9 sq.m. MSC YACHT CLUB DELUXE GRAND SUITE FOR FAMILIES: Can accommodate up to 5 people Discover a world of privileges with MSC Yacht Club

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, safe and minibar Surface approx. 25 sq.m.*, the balcony is approx. 8 sq.m. MSC YACHT CLUB DELUXE SUITE FOR FAMILIES: Can accommodate up to 5 people Discover a world of privileges with MSC Yacht Club

YACHT CLUB INTERIOR SUITE

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

YACHT CLUB OWNERS SUITE

Large balcony with private whirlpool bath and outdoor living area Separate living area and dining room Comfortable double bed Walk-in wardrobe and luggage storage Panoramic glass wall Bathroom with large shower and bathtub, vanity area with hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar. Wifi connection included Cabin alone surface approx. 98 sq.m, the balcony is approx. 25 sq.m. MSC YACHT CLUB OWNER'S SUITE FOR FAMILIES: Can accommodate up to 5 people

YACHT CLUB ROYAL SUITE

Large balcony with private whirlpool bath and outdoor living area Separate living area and dining room Comfortable double bed Walk-in wardrobe and luggage storage Panoramic glass wall Bathroom with large shower and bathtub, vanity area with hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar. Wifi connection included Cabin alone surface approx. 98 sq.m, the balcony is approx. 25 sq.m. MSC YACHT CLUB OWNER'S SUITE FOR FAMILIES: Can accommodate up to 5 people
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