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Rio de Janeiro

Radiant Rhythms and the Rio Carnival on Marina

15-day luxury ocean cruise from £4,215 pp incl. flights

OLife Choice offer


Short description

Discover the best of Brazil, from tropical islands to the vibrant Rio Carnival

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  • Explore Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires, with a pre-cruise stay
  • Get a taste of Uruguay with stops in Montevideo and Punta del Este
  • Relax on the golden sands of beautiful Ilha Grande and Buzios
  • Take in the iconic sights of Rio
  • Experience the sights and sounds of the world-famous Carnival

In Brief

  • 1 Night Buenos Aires
  • 12 Nights Marina


Recommended for:
February holidays | Ocean cruise

Timed to coincide with the world-famous Rio Carnival, this luxury cruise is a showcase for the colour and vibrancy of Latin America. It all begins amid the barrios of Buenos Aires, where you’ll explore thronging markets and neighbourhoods host to street art and tango shows. You’ll then begin a memorable voyage to Uruguay and Brazil, where you’ll take in everything from bustling cities to gorgeous beaches and palm-fringed tropical islands, all enjoyed alongside captain-hosted cocktail receptions and unlimited complimentary dining on board your luxury Oceania ship, Marina.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK/Buenos Aires

Start your holiday in style as you enjoy included airport lounge access before your overnight flight to Buenos Aires.

Day 2
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Discover this elegant city and its beautiful surroundings with a tranquil cruise through the Tigre Delta past islands, mansions and English gardens. Visit the pampas and watch gauchos display their extraordinary horsemanship, or enjoy a fabulous tango show in its birthplace.

Stay: Buenos Aires accommodation

Meals: B L D

Days 3-4
Buenos Aires to Montevideo, Uruguay

Enjoy another day exploring the sights of the Argentine capital before an evening departure and overnight sailing to Montevideo. Explore this charming, cosmopolitan city of parks and colonial architecture. Visit a local vineyard and sample its wines. Or travel to the beautiful Portuguese colonial city of Colonia del Sacramento, first settled in 1680.

Stay: Marina

Meals: B L D

Day 5
Punta Del Este, Uruguay

Spend the day enjoying this beautiful, chic beach resort, its marinas and interesting shops. See amazing works by Dali, Chagall and Miro at the Ralli Museum. Or venture into the equally stunning countryside and visit a cattle station.

Stay: Marina

Meals: B L D

Day 6
Rio Grande, Brazil

Explore this lovely old Portuguese city, its gracious squares and beautiful churches. Visit the Museum of Sacred Art and the fascinating oceanographic museum. Or see the vast pampas and feel the gaucho life on a local estancia.

Stay: Marina

Meals: B L D

Day 7
At Sea

Spend a relaxing day at sea, enjoying the onboard entertainment, an optional spa treatment some time by the pool.

Stay: Marina

Meals: B L D

Day 8
Porto Belo, Brazil

Perched on a lovely peninsula in southern Brazil, Porto Belo is revered for its beaches, most especially Bombas and Bombinhas, which share a beautiful emerald-green bay. In fact, the area is called the "Emerald Coast." Diving and snorkeling are spectacular in the nearby Marine Reserve of Arvoredo because warm and cooler waters meet here, attracting an incredible diversity of marine life.

Stay: Marina

Meals: B L D

Day 9
Sao Paulo (Santos), Brazil

Journey inland to vibrant São Paulo and see its modern skyscrapers and monuments and visit the beautiful art museum. Or explore charming Santos and its extraordinary botanical garden, including an orchidarium with over 100 flower species and an aviary alive with macaws, toucans and parrots. Take a scenic drive to Guaruja and visit the resort town's fascinating aquarium.

Stay: Marina

Meals: B L D

Day 10
Parati, Brazil

Savor this gem of a historic town with its beautifully preserved Portuguese colonial architecture, charming narrow streets, imposing fort and exquisite churches. Enjoy a leisurely schooner cruise through this group of lush islands past quaint fishing villages and pristine beaches. Stop at a beach to swim, snorkel or just relax.

Stay: Marina

Meals: B L D

Day 11
Ilha Grande, Brazil

Enjoy exploring this beautiful island, hiking its trails, kayaking, snorkeling, diving to spectacular sites or simply relaxing on its gorgeous beaches. Savor the dense tropical forest with its diversity of birds, flowers, iguanas, monkeys and myriad wildlife found in this protected reserve.

Stay: Marina

Meals: B L D

Day 12
Buzios, Brazil

Considered the St. Tropez of Brazil, Buzios boasts a cosmopolitan style reminiscent of the French Riviera. Sunbathe at one of the twenty beaches, including Azeda Beach with its calm and crystal-clear waters. Horseback riding, fishing, diving and catamaran cruises are also popular. Take a walking tour of the Emerências Reserve, where you'll find exotic plants, bromeliads and even the last golden lion tamarin monkeys in the region. At the Tauá Reserve, see more than 300 species of butterflies and 60 types of birds.

Stay: Marina

Meals: B L D

Days 13-14
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Welcome to the Cidade Maravilhosa, or the Marvelous City, as Rio is known in Brazil. Synonymous with the girl from Ipanema, the dramatic views from Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado mountain, and fabulously flamboyant Carnival celebrations, Rio is a city of stunning architecture, abundant museums, and marvelous food. Enjoy a scenic cable car ride to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain for its renowned view. Ride the cog railway through dense forest to Corcovado. Visit the lush botanical gardens, see famed Ipanema and Copacabana beaches and take in a thrilling samba show. 25 February 2022 sees the start of the famous Rio Carnival. You'll enjoy a night onboard, offering the chance to sample the carnival's unique atmosphere. Or, contact us to extend your stay for a few extra nights.

Stay: Marina

Meals: B L D

Day 15
Depart for UK

Disembark this morning and transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home.

Meals: B



Any element of this cruise can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.


15-day luxury ocean cruise from £4,215 pp incl. flights

Departure: 12 February 2022

OLife Choice offer
Book by: 31 October 2021

What’s Included
  • Return scheduled flights
  • 1 night pre-cruise hotel
  • Transfers from airport to hotel, hotel to ship and ship to airport
  • Cruise in Veranda Stateroom
  • Wifi on board the ship
  • FREE dining at all speciality restaurants
  • FREE and unlimited soft drinks, cappuccino, espresso, teas and juices
  • FREE still and sparkling Vero Water
  • FREE shuttle service from ship to many city centres
  • FREE and unlimited access to the Aquamar Spa Terrace for Concierge Level Staterooms and Suites
  • FREE room service dining 24 hours a day
  • FREE Concierge Service
  • FREE gourmet canapés served daily in suites, bars and lounges
  • FREE cocktail receptions hosted by the Captain and Senior officers
  • FREE Artist Loft workshop

OLife Choice Offer

Select one of the following amenities:

  • 6 Shore Excursions package
  • House Beverage Package
  • $600 Shipboard Credit

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