Fortaleza

Brazil

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Cruises to Fortaleza

As one of Brazil's largest cities, Fortaleza is humming with a wide range of experiences and landmarks awaiting your exploration. Stroll among the shops, restaurants and historic buildings of the main city square, Praça do Ferreira, or discover one of the largest urban parks in South America with a visit to the lush Cocó Ecological Park. The city's picturesque coastline is an aquatic playground for both visitors and locals. From kite and wind surfing to catamaran tours, you can explore Fortaleza by land and by sea.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Fortaleza
  • Time Zone
    BST (Brasilia Standard Time)
    UTC/GMT-3
  • Language
    The official language is Portuguese. Say "olá" to say hello and "obrigado" to say thank you. Excuse me is "com licença."
  • Currency & Shopping
    The local currency is the Brazilian Real. Shopping highlights: Beginning as a vegetable, fruit and meat market in 1809, Mercado Central now boasts shops selling beautifully handmade goods.
    • Famous For
      Its vibrant cultural scene and nearly 16 miles of urban beaches, including Iracema Beach and Praia do Futuro, are ideal for an afternoon of relaxation.
    • Important
      Hand gestures can help you communicate in foreign countries. However, avoid making the "okay" hand gesture (pointer and thumb in the shape of an 'o' with the other three fingers raised). In Brazil, this is an offensive gesture-definitely not okay.
    • Fun Fact #1
      The Centro Dragão do Mar de Arte e Cultura is considered the city’s cultural hub with its two museums, performance spaces, a planetarium, restaurants and artisan workshops waiting your exploration.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      50 Sabores is considered one of the country’s most famous ice cream shops and is a must-taste experience.

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