Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro is a large city in Brazil, on the South Atlantic coast. Rio is famous for its breathtaking landscape, its laidback beach culture and its annual carnival celebrations. The hotel-lined tourist beaches, include Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon.

Some of the most famous local landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Jesus, known as Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado mountain; Sugar Loaf mountain with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a giant permanent parade stand used during Carnival; and Maracanã stadium, one of the world's largest. Rio also boasts the world's largest forest inside an urban area, called Floresta da Tijuca, or 'Tijuca Forest'.

Things to see and do
* Sugarloaf Mountain
* 125-foot tall statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado Mountain
* Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon beachfront districts
* Tijuca Forest

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Real (R$)
Language – Portuguese
Land Area - 1,260 km²
Population – 6,200,000
Electricity – 2 pin round pins European style and 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus three hours
International Country Telephone Code – +55

Port Location – Rio de Janeiro has one of the world's most beautiful natural harbors surrounded by low mountain ranges. The port is located in Guanabara Bay.

Transport Links - International and most domestic flights land at Tom Jobim International Airport which is 20 km away from the city center and main hotels. Visitors can also get a train, bus, rental car or ferry to and from Rio.

To get around Rio you can catch a taxi which is probably the best way to travel in the city, bus, subway or rental car.

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Cruises from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Cruise Date Duration
Europa 2, Diversity of South America ex Rio de Janeiro to Valparaiso 29/10/21 21 nts
MSC Seaside, 2 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Santos, Brazil 02/12/21 2 nts
MSC Preziosa, 3 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Return 04/12/21 3 nts
Preziosa, South America ex Rio de Janeiro Return 07/12/21 5 nts
MSC Preziosa, 3 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Salvador, Brazil 07/12/21 3 nts
Star, South America ex Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires 11/12/21 7 nts
MSC Preziosa, 14 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Return 12/12/21 14 nts
MSC Preziosa, 6 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Return 12/12/21 6 nts
Preziosa, South America ex Rio de Janeiro Return 18/12/21 8 nts
MSC Preziosa, 15 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Return 18/12/21 15 nts
MSC Preziosa, 4 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Buenos Aires, Argentina 18/12/21 4 nts
MSC Preziosa, 5 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Buenos Aires, Argentina 18/12/21 5 nts
MSC Preziosa, 7 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Return 26/12/21 7 nts
MSC Preziosa, 14 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Return 26/12/21 14 nts
Preziosa, South America ex Rio de Janeiro Roundtrip 02/01/22 7 nts
MSC Preziosa, 13 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Return 02/01/22 13 nts
MSC Preziosa, 4 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Buenos Aires, Argentina 02/01/22 4 nts
MSC Preziosa, 14 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Return 09/01/22 14 nts
MSC Preziosa, 6 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Return 09/01/22 6 nts
Preziosa, South America ex Rio de Janeiro Return 15/01/22 8 nts
Preziosa, South America ex Rio de Janeiro Return 15/01/22 14 nts
MSC Preziosa, 4 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Buenos Aires, Argentina 15/01/22 4 nts
MSC Poesia, World Cruise 2022 - 101 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Barcelona, Spain 22/01/22 101 nts
MSC Poesia, World Cruise 2022 - 100 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Marseille, France 22/01/22 100 nts
MSC Poesia, World Cruise 2022 - 55 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Sydney, Australia 22/01/22 55 nts
MSC Poesia, World Cruise 2022 - 19 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Valparaiso,Chile 22/01/22 19 nts
MSC Poesia, World Cruise 2022 - 99 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Genoa, Italy 22/01/22 99 nts
MSC Poesia, World Cruise 2022 - 98 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Civitavecchia, Italy 22/01/22 98 nts
MSC Preziosa, 14 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Return 23/01/22 14 nts
MSC Preziosa, 6 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Return 23/01/22 6 nts
Preziosa, South America ex Rio de Janeiro Return 29/01/22 8 nts
Preziosa, South America ex Rio de Janeiro Return 29/01/22 14 nts
MSC Preziosa, 4 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Buenos Aires, Argentina 29/01/22 4 nts
MSC Preziosa, 14 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Return 06/02/22 14 nts
MSC Preziosa, 6 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Return 06/02/22 6 nts
Preziosa, South America ex Rio de Janeiro Return 12/02/22 8 nts
Preziosa, South America ex Rio de Janeiro Return 12/02/22 14 nts
MSC Preziosa, 4 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Buenos Aires, Argentina 12/02/22 4 nts
MSC Preziosa, 6 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Return 20/02/22 6 nts
Marina, Astounding Amazon ex Rio de Janeiro to Miami 26/02/22 21 nts
MSC Preziosa, 7 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Return 26/02/22 7 nts
MSC Preziosa, 3 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Return 05/03/22 3 nts
MSC Preziosa, 3 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Santos, Brazil 08/03/22 3 nts
MSC Splendida, Grand Voyages 19 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Genoa, Italy 14/03/22 19 nts
MSC Splendida, Grand Voyages 16 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Valencia, Spain 14/03/22 16 nts
Star, Transatlantic ex Rio de Janeiro to Barcelona 19/03/22 15 nts
MSC Seaside, 16 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Genoa, Italy 20/03/22 16 nts
MSC Seaside, 15 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Marseille, France 20/03/22 15 nts
MSC Seaside, 14 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Valencia, Spain 20/03/22 14 nts
Octantis, Brazil's Vibrant Coast ex Rio de Janeiro to Bridgetown 26/03/22 14 nts
Infinity, Canaries & Portugal Transatlantic ex Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon 02/04/22 13 nts
MSC Preziosa, 21 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Kristiansand, Norway 08/04/22 21 nts
MSC Preziosa, 22 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Copenhagen, Denmark 08/04/22 22 nts
MSC Preziosa, 19 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Southampton,United Kingdom 08/04/22 19 nts
MSC Preziosa, 15 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Lisbon, Portugal 08/04/22 15 nts
MSC Preziosa, 18 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Le Havre, France 08/04/22 18 nts
MSC Preziosa, 23 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Kiel,Germany 08/04/22 23 nts
Polaris, South America & Antarctic Discovery ex Rio de Janeiro to Ushuaia 17/10/22 17 nts
Silver Cloud, South America ex Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires 29/10/22 9 nts
Octantis, South America & Antarctic Discovery ex Rio de Janeiro to Ushuaia 05/11/22 17 nts
Star, South America ex Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires 11/12/22 7 nts
Infinity, Argentina, Rio & Sao Paulo from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires 12/12/22 9 nts
Pursuit, Argentina Uruguay & Brazil ex Rio de Janeiro Return 16/12/22 14 nts
Mariner, Holiday Zing & New Year Zest ex Rio de Janeiro to Miami 20/12/22 18 nts
Marina, Journey Past Patagonia ex Rio de Janeiro to San Antonio (Santiago) 08/01/23 30 nts
Marina, Samba Sensations ex Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires 08/01/23 10 nts
Voyager, Bold Flavors of Brazil & Beyond ex Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires 19/01/23 10 nts
Voyager, Brazil to the End of the World ex Rio de Janeiro to San Antonio 19/01/23 29 nts
Silver Moon, South America ex Rio de Janeiro to Bridgetown 22/02/23 12 nts
Seabourn Quest, 13 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Manaus, Brazil 27/02/23 13 nts
Seabourn Quest, 27 Night ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Miami, Florida USA 27/02/23 27 nts
Pursuit, Portuguese Pursuit ex Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon 07/03/23 16 nts
Voyager, Journey from Ipanema ex Rio De Janeiro to Miami 15/03/23 21 nts
Venture, Colonial Coast & Amazon ex Rio de Janeiro to Manaus 17/03/23 12 nts
Venture, Colonial Coast & Heart of the Amazon ex Rio de Janeiro to Iquitos 17/03/23 22 nts
Star, Transatlantic ex Rio de Janeiro to Barcelona 19/03/23 15 nts
Star - Transatlantic: Canary Islands & Spain Rio de Janeiro to Barcelona 19/03/23 15 nts
Crystal Endeavor, 15 Nights Atlantic Explorer: Brazil, Cape Verde & The Canaries ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary 28/03/23 15 nts
Silver Wind, Transoceanic ex Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon 07/04/23 23 nts
Splendor, 18 Nights Samba Sounds & Carnival Joy ex Rio de Janeiro to Miami 22/01/24 18 nts
Voyager, 24 Nights Antarctic Peninsula Disco ex Rio de Janeiro to Santiago (San Antonio) 26/01/24 24 nts
Azamara Quest, 17 Night Portuguese Quest Voyage ex Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Lisbon, Portugal 15/03/24 17 nts
Voyager, 18 Nights Coast To Coast Crossing ex Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon 19/03/24 18 nts