Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Luxury Cruises

Few cities around the world have as infectious and lively an atmosphere as Rio de Janeiro. There are many defining characteristics to this stunning city, from the world-renowned Copacabana beach to the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue and, of course, the annual Rio Carnival that attracts millions on a daily basis to celebrate life and samba. Each comes together to create a vibrant and diverse culture full of energy, yet with a unique laidback atmosphere around the beaches where people can unwind and socialise. No one could ever claim to be bored on a visit to Rio, whether they take to the lifestyle or not – the positive vibe makes Rio a fun and enjoyable port of call.

Sightseeing in Rio de Janeiro

Whatever your interests, you'll find much in Rio de Janeiro worthy of exploration. These highlights are some of the most famous and with good cause, but beyond these examples you'll find excellent surfing beaches, the Maracana football stadium and museum, botanical gardens and more to enjoy.  

Copacabana

Copacabana Beach is perhaps the world's most famous beach, and arguably in any top five list, so even if you only visit for a short while it is a worthwhile experience. Along the four-kilometre stretch of golden sands where thousands sunbathe and relax is a promenade dotted with hotels, restaurants, bars and upmarket apartments that gives the district plenty of character.

Christ the Redeemer

Corcovado Mountain, with the towering statue of Christ the Redeemer, is often the image that most associate with the city. The statue alone is thrilling, but in a position that offers phenomenal views across Rio it has the added symbolism of watching over the city, and gives visitors the attraction of amazing scenery when sightseeing here. If you are feeling energetic then the walk up hundreds of steps is still available, but many now prefer the elevator and escalator option.

Sugarloaf Mountain

If the views are what you are interested in most, then scaling Sugarloaf Mountain is an experience you won't soon forget. The panoramas you can enjoy are awe-inspiring, and your two-step journey to the summit via cable car gives you exciting angles over the city and out to sea as you travel, making the whole trip one to savour.

Shopping in Rio de Janeiro

As a major city, you'll find that there are plenty of traditional shops around Rio de Janeiro including shopping centres. But if you want something more unique then you'll also see plenty of individual vendors on streets and on the beaches, where you can haggle to buy souvenirs, sunglasses and, as it is Rio, bikinis. Clothing is relatively cheap with the potential for great bargains, but avoid purchasing electronics as prices are inflated due to tax.

Eating out in Rio de Janeiro

Again if you have time in Rio either as part of an overnight stay or you simply want to sample local cuisine for lunch, you'll find every major cuisine available around the city. However there are two things you must try during your visit if you get the chance. Juice bars play a big part in the cosmopolitan ambiance, with sole traders and larger chains on most streets providing high-quality fresh flavours using every kind of fruit you could think of.

For something more substantial, Rio is a hub of all-you-can-eat restaurants, particularly churrascaria venues where large skewers of grilled meats are continuously brought around tables and carved directly onto your plate, letting you sample a variety of flavours in one sitting.

1 Caribbean & South American Shores
24 October 2019 - 25 nights

San Juan | San Juan | Bridgetown, Barbados | French Guiana, France | Santarem, Brazil | Parintins | Manaus, Brazil | Manaus, Brazil | Recife | Salvador De Bahia, Brazil | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Montevideo, Uruguay | Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) more

Fly Cruise£5290pp
Cruise OnlyCall
2 West Indies, Amazon & South America
24 October 2019 - 46 nights

San Juan | San Juan | Bridgetown, Barbados | French Guiana, France | Santarem, Brazil | Parintins | Manaus, Brazil | Manaus, Brazil | Recife | Salvador De Bahia, Brazil | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Montevideo, Uruguay | Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) | Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) | Montevideo, Uruguay | Puerto Madryn | Falkland Islands, United Kingdom | Falkland Islands, United Kingdom | Ushuaia, Argentina | Punta Arenas, Chile | Puerto Chacabuco | Puerto Montt, Chile | Valparasio | Valparasio more

Fly Cruise£11990pp
Cruise Only£18290pp
3 Southern Atlantic Crossing from Barcelona
13 November 2019 - 21 nights

Barcelona | Barcelona | Granada (Malaga) | Casablanca, Morocco | Dakar, Senegal | Recife | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Montevideo, Uruguay | Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) | Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) more

Fly Cruise£4390pp
Cruise OnlyCall
4 Portuguese Discoveries
13 November 2019 - 17 nights

Lisbon | Funchal, Madeira | Santa Cruz De La Palma | Tenerife | Mindelo, Cape Verde | Salvador De Bahia, Brazil | Vitória | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) more

Fly Cruise£2759pp
Cruise Only£2489pp
5 Catalonia & Canaries - Barcelona to Rio De Janerio
23 November 2019 - 14 nights

Barcelona | Santa Cruz De Tenerife | San Sebastian, La Gomera | Mindelo (Sao Vicente) | Recife | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) more

Fly Cruise£2449pp
Cruise Only£1789pp
6 Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires
30 November 2019 - 8 nights

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Ilhabela | Santos | Montevideo, Uruguay | Punta Del Este | Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) more

Fly Cruise£2069pp
Cruise Only£979pp
7 Radiant Rhythms
07 December 2019 - 12 nights

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Buzios | Ilha Grande | Parati | Sao Paulo (Santos) | Porto Belo | Rio Grande | Punta Del Este | Montevideo, Uruguay | Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) | Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) more

Fly Cruise£2999pp
Cruise Only£1899pp
8 Buenos Aires to Rio De Janeiro
07 December 2019 - 10 nights

Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) | Montevideo, Uruguay | Punta Del Este | Rio Grande | Porto Belo | Santos | Parati | Ilha Grande | Buzios | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) more

Fly Cruise£4849pp
Cruise Only£3229pp
9 Tango, Salsa & Samba Voyage
08 December 2019 - 13 nights

Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) | Montevideo, Uruguay | Santos | Parati | Buzios | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Punta Del Este | Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) more

Fly Cruise£2599pp
Cruise Only£1379pp
10 Rio de Janeiro to Miami
17 December 2019 - 20 nights

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Recife | Alter Do Chao | Boca Da Valeria | Manaus, Brazil | Manaus, Brazil | Parintins | Santarem, Brazil | Castries, St. Lucia | Gustavia | Miami more

Fly Cruise£8649pp
Cruise Only£7589pp
11 New Year's Eve In Rio Voyage
21 December 2019 - 15 nights

Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) | Montevideo, Uruguay | Montevideo, Uruguay | Santos | Ilhabela | Parati | Buzios | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Copacabana Beach | Copacabana Beach | Punta Del Este | Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) more

Fly Cruise£4719pp
Cruise Only£2849pp
12 South America
16 February 2020 - 14 nights

Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) | Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) | Santos | Ilhabela | Buzios | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Punta Del Este | Montevideo, Uruguay | Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) more

Fly CruiseCall
Cruise OnlyCall
13 Carnival In Rio
19 February 2020 - 12 nights

Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) | Montevideo, Uruguay | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Ilhabela | Santos | Punta Del Este | Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) more

Fly Cruise£2599pp
Cruise Only£1829pp
14 Antarctica & Amazon Isles
23 February 2020 - 57 nights

Santiago (San Antonio) | Puerto Montt, Chile | Castro, Chiloe Island, Chile | Punta Arenas, Chile | Ushuaia, Argentina | Antarctica Peninsula | Antarctica Peninsula | Antarctica Peninsula | Antarctica Peninsula | Antarctica Peninsula | Antarctica Peninsula | Port Stanley, Falkland Islands | Montevideo, Uruguay | Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) | Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) | Punta Del Este | Montevideo, Uruguay | Ilhabela (Sao Sebastiao), Brazil | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Armacao Dos Buzios | Recife | Natal | Santarem, Brazil | Manaus, Brazil | Manaus, Brazil | Manaus, Brazil | Boca Dos Botos | Parintins | Santarem, Brazil | Guajara, Barzil | Devils Island, French Guiana | Bridgetown, Barbados | Fort De France | St. Kitts | Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke, B.V.I | San Juan | Miami more

Fly Cruise£17819pp
Cruise Only£17379pp
15 Antarctica & Amazon Isles
23 February 2020 - 42 nights

Santiago (San Antonio) | Puerto Montt, Chile | Castro, Chiloe Island, Chile | Punta Arenas, Chile | Ushuaia, Argentina | Antarctica Peninsula | Antarctica Peninsula | Antarctica Peninsula | Antarctica Peninsula | Antarctica Peninsula | Antarctica Peninsula | Port Stanley, Falkland Islands | Montevideo, Uruguay | Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) | Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) | Punta Del Este | Montevideo, Uruguay | Ilhabela (Sao Sebastiao), Brazil | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Armacao Dos Buzios | Recife | Natal | Santarem, Brazil | Manaus, Brazil | Manaus, Brazil more

Fly Cruise£14579pp
Cruise Only£13879pp
16 Brazilian Rhapsody
04 March 2020 - 11 nights

Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) | Montevideo, Uruguay | Punta Del Este | Rio Grande | Porto Belo | Sao Paulo (Santos) | Parati | Ilha Grande | Buzios | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) more

Fly Cruise£3159pp
Cruise Only£2349pp
17 Rio De Janeiro to Fort Lauderdale
07 March 2020 - 20 nights

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Salvador Bahia (Brazil) | Recife | Fortaleza | Ile Royale | Bridgetown, Barbados | Saint George | Fort De France | St John S, Antigua | Gustavia | San Juan | Ft. Lauderdale more

Fly Cruise£5249pp
Cruise OnlyCall
18 Rio De Janeiro to Bridgetown
07 March 2020 - 12 nights

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Salvador Bahia (Brazil) | Recife | Fortaleza | Ile Royale | Bridgetown, Barbados

Fly Cruise£4159pp
Cruise OnlyCall
19 Amazon & Caribbean Sunsets
15 March 2020 - 36 nights

Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) | Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) | Punta Del Este | Montevideo, Uruguay | Ilhabela (Sao Sebastiao), Brazil | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Armacao Dos Buzios | Recife | Natal | Santarem, Brazil | Manaus, Brazil | Manaus, Brazil | Manaus, Brazil | Boca Dos Botos | Parintins | Santarem, Brazil | Guajara, Barzil | Devils Island, French Guiana | Bridgetown, Barbados | Fort De France | St. Kitts | Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke, B.V.I | San Juan | Miami more

Fly Cruise£10369pp
Cruise Only£9829pp
20 Brazil & The Amazon
15 March 2020 - 21 nights

Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) | Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) | Punta Del Este | Montevideo, Uruguay | Ilhabela (Sao Sebastiao), Brazil | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Armacao Dos Buzios | Recife | Natal | Santarem, Brazil | Manaus, Brazil | Manaus, Brazil more

Fly Cruise£6529pp
Cruise Only£5669pp
21 Essence of the Atlantic - Buenos to Lisbon
04 April 2020 - 18 nights

Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) | Punta Del Este | Sao Paulo (Santos) | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Recife | Mindelo (Sao Vicente) | Santa Cruz De Tenerife | Funchal, Madeira | Lisbon more

Fly Cruise£3349pp
Cruise Only£2499pp
22 Transatlantic Explorer
05 April 2020 - 20 nights

Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) | Montevideo, Uruguay | Ilhabela | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Salvador De Bahia, Brazil | Cape Verde Islands | Cape Verde Islands | Funchal, Madeira | Lisbon more

Fly Cruise£9969pp
23 Portuguese Quest
14 November 2020 - 16 nights

Lisbon | Funchal, Madeira | Santa Cruz De La Palma | Tenerife | Mindelo, Cape Verde | Salvador De Bahia, Brazil | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) more

Fly Cruise£2889pp
Cruise Only£1599pp
24 Canary Islands & Argentina
20 November 2020 - 16 nights

Barcelona | Cartagena, Spain | Lanzarote | Tenerife | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) | Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) more

Fly Cruise£4399pp
Cruise Only£3599pp
25 Cape Town to Buenos Aires
05 January 2021 - 26 nights

Cape Town, South Africa | Luderitz, Namibia | Walvis Bay, Namibia | Walvis Bay, Namibia | St. Helena | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Buzios | Ilha Grande | Santos | San Francisco Do Sul, Brazil | Porto Belo | Rio Grande | Punta Del Este | Montevideo, Uruguay | Montevideo, Uruguay | Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) | Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) more

Fly Cruise£12349pp
Cruise Only£10899pp
26 Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro
05 January 2021 - 14 nights

Cape Town, South Africa | Luderitz, Namibia | Walvis Bay, Namibia | Walvis Bay, Namibia | St. Helena | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) more

Fly Cruise£6489pp
Cruise Only£5359pp
27 Grand South America
07 January 2021 - 69 nights

Ft. Lauderdale | Cozumel Quintana Roo Mexico | Belize City | Roatan, Honduras | Puerto Limon | San Blas Islands | Fuerte Amador | Fuerte Amador | Guayaquil | Guayaquil | Salaverry | Lima (Callao) | Lima (Callao) | Lima (Callao) | Pisco (San Martin) | Arica | Coquimbo | Valparasio | Puerto Montt, Chile | Castro, Chiloe Island, Chile | Punta Arenas, Chile | Garibaldi Fjord & Glacier | Ushuaia, Argentina | Ushuaia, Argentina | Port Stanley | Montevideo, Uruguay | Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) | Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) | Punta Del Este | Itajai, Brazil | Ilhabela | Paraty | Buzios | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Salvador Bahia (Brazil) | Recife | Fortaleza | Ile Royale | Bridgetown, Barbados | Saint George | Castries, St. Lucia | St John S, Antigua | Gustavia | San Juan | San Juan | Ft. Lauderdale more

Fly Cruise£33949pp
Cruise Only£33949pp
28 Charismatic Cape
18 January 2021 - 30 nights

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Buzios | Ilha Grande | Parati | Sao Paulo (Santos) | Porto Belo | Rio Grande | Punta Del Este | Montevideo, Uruguay | Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) | Montevideo, Uruguay | Port Stanley, Falkland Islands | Ushuaia, Argentina | Punta Arenas, Chile | Laguna San Rafael | Puerto Chacabuco | Puerto Montt, Chile | Santiago De Chile | Coquimbo | Pisco (San Martin) | Lima (Callao) more

Fly Cruise£6589pp
Cruise Only£5339pp
29 Rio De Janeiro to Buenos Aires
19 January 2021 - 12 nights

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Buzios | Ilha Grande | Santos | Porto Belo | Rio Grande | Punta Del Este | Montevideo, Uruguay | Montevideo, Uruguay | Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) | Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) more

Fly Cruise£7519pp
Cruise Only£6089pp
30 Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro
14 February 2021 - 10 nights

Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) | Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) | Punta Del Este | Itajai, Brazil | Ilhabela | Paraty | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) more

Fly Cruise£5899pp
Cruise OnlyCall
31 Rio de Janeiro to Bridgetown
24 February 2021 - 12 nights

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Salvador Bahia (Brazil) | Recife | Fortaleza | Ile Royale | Bridgetown, Barbados more

Fly Cruise£4429pp
Cruise Only£5139pp
32 Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands
08 March 2021 - 20 nights

Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) | Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) | Ushuaia, Argentina | Antarctica Peninsula | Antarctica Peninsula | Antarctica Peninsula | South Georgia | South Georgia | Falkland Islands (Stanley) | Falkland Islands (Stanley) | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | UK more

Fly Cruise£15379pp
33 Buenos Aires to Rio De Janeiro
09 March 2021 - 10 nights

Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) | Montevideo, Uruguay | Punta Del Este | Rio Grande | Porto Belo | Sao Paulo (Santos) | Parati | Ilha Grande | Buzios | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) more

Fly Cruise£2769pp
Cruise Only£1719pp
34 Buenos Aires to Barcelona
14 March 2021 - 30 nights

Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) | Montevideo, Uruguay | Montevideo, Uruguay | Punta Del Este | Rio Grande | Porto Belo | Santos | Ilha Grande | Buzios | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Cabo Frio | Salvador Bahia (Brazil) | Maceio, Brazil | Recife | Mindelo, Cape Verde | Santa Cruz De Tenerife | Arrecife | Seville (Cadiz) | Barcelona more

Fly Cruise£11849pp
Cruise Only£10869pp
35 Buenos Aires to Rio De Janeiro
14 March 2021 - 12 nights

Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) | Montevideo, Uruguay | Montevideo, Uruguay | Punta Del Este | Rio Grande | Porto Belo | Santos | Ilha Grande | Buzios | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) more

Fly Cruise£7429pp
Cruise Only£6399pp
36 Amazon & The Atlantic
19 March 2021 - 21 nights

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Maceio, Brazil | Recife | Alter Do Chao | Boca Da Valeria | Manaus, Brazil | Manaus, Brazil | Parintins | Santarem, Brazil | Castries, St. Lucia | Gustavia | Miami more

Fly Cruise£4679pp
Cruise Only£3669pp
37 Grand Voyage of Discovery
26 March 2021 - 17 nights

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Salvador De Bahia, Brazil | Praia Santiago, Cape Verde | Mindelo, Cape Verde | Funchal, Madeira | Funchal, Madeira | Lisbon more

Fly Cruise£6529pp
38 Rio De Janeiro to Barcelona
26 March 2021 - 18 nights

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Cabo Frio | Salvador Bahia (Brazil) | Maceio, Brazil | Recife | Mindelo, Cape Verde | Santa Cruz De Tenerife | Arrecife | Seville (Cadiz) | Barcelona more

Fly Cruise£6479pp
Cruise OnlyCall
39 Argentina, Uruguay & Brazil
28 March 2021 - 10 nights

Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) | Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) | Montevideo, Uruguay | Punta Del Este | Santos | Ilhabela | Buzios | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) more

Fly Cruise£5589pp
Cruise Only£4259pp
40 Expedition Atlantic Isles
09 October 2021 - 18 nights

Lisbon | Madeira (Funchal) | Ilha De Porto Santo | Funchal, Portugal | Santa Cruz De La Palma | San Sebastian | Porto Novo | Dakar, Senegal | Banjul, Gambia | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Brazil) more

Fly Cruise£15249pp
Cruise Only£13089pp
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