Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Brazil is home to natural scenery that will leave you awe-struck and cityscapes that will excite and delight you. A Brazil cruise will take you to some of the most coveted sights in the country while getting you there in stylish comfort. See a wide range of Brazil without having to worry about flying or driving around the large country. From beaches and some of the world’s best scenic lookout points, to dancing and a certain world-famous carnival, Brazil is all about having a good time, and a cruise to Brazil will ensure you do, too.
You’ll travel around Brazil on one of our gorgeous Solstice-class ships, either Celebrity Eclipse or Celebrity Silhouette. Both of these ships include beloved features like the Lawn Club, which has real grass you can lounge on while watching the mountainous Brazilian coastline come into view.
With our cruises to Brazil, we aim to provide our guests with ports of call and experiences that will give them an in-depth look and understanding of this vast country. Here are some of the top things to see and do when visiting Brazil.
On a cruise to Brazil you’ll encounter famous beaches like Copacabana and Ipanema. You can also visit Jabaquara Beach in Ilhabela via a schooner, walk along the white sand beaches of Ferradura in Buzios, and lounge on the beach next to the skyscrapers of Sao Paulo at Gonzaga Beach.
The Brazil cruise ports we go to have some incredible lookout points that are jaw-droppingly beautiful in their panoramic beauty. Two of the most famous are Corcovado and Sugar Loaf in Rio de Janeiro. You can also find picture-perfect views in Santos from Mont Serrat Hill.
Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival is one of the most famous parties in the world. It happens every February (which is the height of summer in Brazil) and includes dancing, music, cuisine, and elaborate costumes and parades. In select years, we even have cruises that do overnights in Rio during Carnival.
The shore excursions we offer during a cruise to Brazil can give you both exciting and relaxing days in port. Whether you want historic and cultural tours and activities, in-depth city tours, or blissful hours on a gorgeous beach, shore excursions can help you have your perfect day in port.
Take a shore excursion to the top of Corcovado mountain and you’re not just met with stunning views. It’s also the location of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, a massive Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ that is placed at the top point of the mountain, jutting up 98 feet into the sky.
Even if you’re not in Brazil during Carnival, you can still learn some of the fun that happens during it with a shore excursion that teaches you about Samba, a syncopated form of dancing that is a big part of Carnival. You’ll get to see a performance complete with vibrant costumes.
Take the scenic drive to Sao Paulo to explore Brazil’s largest city, complete with a Churrascaria lunch break, or stay in Santos and learn about its history. In Rio, do a city tour that includes historic sites and a jaunt up Sugarloaf Mountain or Corcovado (or both!) for incredible views.
In Ilhabela, take an excursion to Jabaquara Beach that includes off-roading in a jeep to a beautiful rainforest. In Buzios, explore the beaches by sea on a schooner boat. While in Rio, create your own fun adventure with a beach transfer to Copacabana or Ipanema Beach.
Our Brazil cruise itineraries set sail in February and March. This is the end of summer for the southern hemisphere and provides cruisers with warm weather perfect for visiting all those gorgeous beaches.
Our repositioning cruises between Europe and Argentina also may include a stop in Brazil; this is usually in Rio de Janeiro in shoulder season (spring or fall).
To get to Sao Paulo’s city center from the port in Santos, book a shore excursion for a fun, hassle-free day in port.
If you cruise to Brazil, be aware U.S. residents need a tourist visa in addition to the passport.