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South America from Rio de Janeiro Cruise

  • Departure DateFri 10th Mar 2023
  • MSC Cruises MSC Seaview
  • 3 Night Cruise From Rio de Janeiro
  • Cruise Only From £229 pp

Itinerary

  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Ilhabela
  • Rio de Janeiro

What's Included

  • Gratuities Included

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

Includes extra savings of up to £14pp
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 10 March 2023 / Depart: Fri 10 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 - Ilhabela

Arrive: Sat 11 March 2023 at 07:00 / Depart: Sat 11 March 2023 at 18:00

Without a shadow of a doubt, Ilhabela is one of the most beautiful spots on the Brazilian coast between Santos and Rio. When you step ashore from your MSC cruise ship you’ll feel surrounded by nature. Of volcanic origin, the island’s startling mountainous scenery rises to 1370m and is covered in dense tropical foliage. With 83 percent of the island protected within the boundaries of the Parque Estadual de Ilhabela, the dozens of waterfalls, beautiful beaches and azure seas have contributed to the island’s popularity. Old or new, most of the buildings are in simple Portuguese-colonial styles – as far removed from brash Guarujá as you can get. The island is a haunt of São Paulo’s rich who maintain large and discreetly located homes on the coast, many of which have mooring facilities for luxury yachts or helicopter landing-pads. Almost all of the island’s 30,000 inhabitants live along the sheltered western shore, with the small village of Vila Ilhabela (often referred to as “Centro”) serving as the main population centre. On an MSC South America cruise excursion you can visit Vila Ilhabela, which has a few pretty colonial buildings, dominated by the Igreja Matriz, a little church completed in 1806. Situated on a hill, the white-and-blue wedding cake-like building has a Spanish-marble floor and provides both a cool retreat from the sun and a good view over the area. Following the coastal road south from Vila Ilhabela along the mainland-facing shore, the beaches are small, but pleasant enough, the calm waters are popular with windsurfers, and bars and restaurants dot the roadside as far as Perequê, the island’s second-biggest town, about halfway south along the island and the location of the port. There are more attractive beaches on the further-flung coasts of the island, most of which can be reached by schooner and/or jeep.

Day 3 - At Sea

Day 4 - Rio de Janeiro

Arrive: Mon 13 March 2023 at 08:00 / Depart: Mon 13 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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