Rio de Janeiro


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Cruises from Rio de Janeiro

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
      Whilst 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.


A Variety of Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.


Highlights of Rio

This leisurely tour combines a drive through the lush Tijuca Forest and a trip up to Corcovado Mountain and the famous C...


The Best of Rio

This full day tour combines the best of Rio's spectacular landmark attractions - Sugar loaf Mountain and Corcovado, and ...


Highlights of Rio and Transfer to the Airport

Ride a cog train up Corcovado Mountain for an up-close look at the Christ the Redeemer statue and then pass equally famo...


Rio at a Glance and Transfer to Airport

Perfect for those with late flights, this tour allows departing guests to enjoy a unique perspective of Rio and iconic S...


Featured Rio de Janeiro CRUISE ITINERARIES

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

7-Day South America from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires: Santos & Buzios

Travvy Awards: Best Cruise Line, Contemporary Category 2019. | Explore Brazil in this unique itinerary.
SHIP Norwegian Star
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Rio de Janeiro (Brazil);
Buzios (Brazil); Ilha Grande (Brazil); Santos (Brazil); Punta del Este (Uruguay);
DISEMBARK Buenos Aires (Argentina);
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Buzios, Brazil

7-Day South America from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro: Santos & Buzios

A Friday overnight stay in Rio means endless possibilities. | Want get lucky? Go big at our award-winning Casinos at Sea®.
SHIP Norwegian Star
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Buenos Aires (Argentina);
Punta del Este (Uruguay); Santos (Brazil); Ilha Grande (Brazil); Buzios (Brazil);
DISEMBARK Rio de Janeiro (Brazil);
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Malaga, Spain

15-Day Transatlantic from Rio de Janeiro to Barcelona: Spain & Brazil

Experience the transatlantic journey of a lifetime! | Experience an elevated Norwegian Star, renovated in 2018.
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Rio de Janeiro (Brazil);
Salvador De Bahia (Brazil); Fortaleza (Brazil); Porto Grande (Cape Verde); Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands); Funchal (Madeira); Granada (Malaga) (Spain); Cartagena (Spain);
DISEMBARK Barcelona (Spain);
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