Rio de Janeiro


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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Christ the Redeemer, one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World, stands atop the Corcovado peak. Survey the city from a platform below the 125-foot statue or hop on a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain and get a different perspective of Rio and the Christ. Feel a rush to your senses from the awesome activity on world-famous beaches Ipanema and Copacabana. If the quiet side of Rio is what you seek, a visit to the lush botanical garden - home to some 8,000 species - will delight you.


  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Rio de Janeiro
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    Brasilia Time BRT
    UTC/GMT -3 hours
  • Language
    The official language is Portuguese. Say hello in Portuguese: "Ola!"
  • Currency & Shopping
    Brazilian Real (BRL) Shop in Copacabana and Ipanema Beach.
    • Famous For
      In 2016, Rio de Janeiro was the first South American and Portuguese-speaking city to host the Summer Olympics and the Summer Paralympics.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Parts of the 1979 James Bond film Moonraker, The Incredible Hulk and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 were filmed in neighborhoods around Rio.
    • Fun Fact #2
      The world-famous "The Girl from Ipanema" is a bossa nova song. This musical genre, a fusion of samba and jazz, originated in Rio in the 1950s.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      While in Rio, be sure to try feijoada, a tasty stew made with black beans and pork or beef, cooked in a thick clay pot and served with white rice and oranges.

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