Exploring South America - From Barbados to Brazil

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10.12.25-10.31.25
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From Barbados to Brazil, uncover the wonders of South America's Atlantic coast Experience the biodiversity of the Amazon Rainforest, encounter colonial history in cities like Georgetown and Paramaribo and marvel at the shifting sands of Lençóis Maranhenses and the mouth of the mighty Amazon River. Discovering diverse cultures, exotic wildlife and natural splendours, this superlative journey travels the length of northern South America.

Whilst we truly hope you will take the benefits of the entire cruise, we do offer the option of embarking or disembarking in Belem, please speak to our Cruise Specialists or your Travel Partner for further information.

Trip Highlights

Journey through the mighty Amazon rainforest and its remote tributaries and communities.
Uncover the secrets of Devil's Island penal colony off French Guiana's coast, made famous by the movie Papillon.
Explore the tropical historic Dutch colonial town of Paramaribo.
Keep an eye out for enigmatic wildlife such as scarlet macaws in the Amazon rainforest.
Observe the customs and ancient wisdom of traditional Caboclo communities living in harmony with the Amazon.

Itinerary

Bridgetown
Day 1
Bridgetown, the vibrant capital of Barbados, is a dynamic Caribbean city that merges historical charm with modern energy and a warm island welcome. Its UNESCO-listed historic district showcases colonial-era architecture, including the 1870s’-built Parliament Buildings. The bustling city offers colourful markets, duty-free shopping and Bajan restaurants. Bridgetown also has pristine beaches with crystal clear waters, such as Carlisle Bay.
Port of Spain
Day 2
Port of Spain, Trinidad's capital, is famed for its carnival with a Caribbean vibe and the Royal Botanic Gardens featuring a world of plants. The Magnificent Seven mansions, dating back to 1900, showcase the city's architectural heritage. As the world's greenest destination, Trinidad's Caroni Wetlands comprise mangroves and winding rivers, while the Northern Range mountains harbour birds, reptiles and 620 butterfly types amid ancient rainforests.
Day at sea
Day 3
Sea days are rarely dull. Take the time to sit back and let the world go by. The ship’s observation decks provide stunning views of the passing ocean. A day at sea gives you the opportunity to mingle with other passengers and share your experiences of this incredible trip or head to our library which is stocked full of reference books. Get an expert’s view in one of our on-board lectures or perhaps perfect your photography skills with invaluable advice from our onboard professional photographers.
Georgetown
Day 4-5
Georgetown, the 'Garden City of the Caribbean,' lies on the Atlantic Coast where the Demerara river meets the sea. Stabroek Market, St. George's Cathedral, the National Museum and Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology all make up Georgetown's rich culture. With a diverse population of European, Indian, African, Chinese and Amerindian descent, the city thrives as a multicultural melting pot. Despite its location, Guyana is an English-speaking nation.
Paramaribo
Day 6
At the heart of Paramaribo, Suriname's capital, is the UNESCO World Heritage historical centre blending Dutch architecture with local craftsmanship. Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral-Basilica is one of the Western Hemisphere's largest wooden structures. Notable sites include Fort Zeelandia, a 17th-century fortress, the Garden of Palms and broad streets. The central square is encircled by impressive buildings including the Presidential Palace (1730).
Iles du Salut
Day 7
The Iles du Salut (Salvation Islands) are a tiny archipelago off French Guiana's coast, with three main islands: Royale, St-Joseph and Diable - or Devil's Island, a penal colony. Serious offenders and political prisoners, such as Captain Alfred Dreyfus, were held here and dead prisoners were fed to the sharks. The prison buildings are now overgrown, and the islands are now home to green-winged macaws, capuchin monkeys, iguanas and sea turtles.
Day at sea
Day 8
Today as you sail, you’ll bask in the endless comforts of your ship. From the deck, marvel at the dramatic sea views. Relax with a nurturing facial treatment or massage in the spa or delve into the ship’s learning resources. Or, simply take refuge in your cabin and enjoy the opportunity to rest.
Macapa
Day 9
The most remote of Brazil’s 26 state capitals, Macapá, the capital of and the largest city in the Amapá State, sits on the north bank of the Amazon Delta. Founded by the Portuguese as an outpost, this city's foremost attraction is the Marco Zero monument, a 113-centimetre concrete sundial which symbolises the centre of the metropolis. Other sights include the Fortaleza de São José and the Museu Sacaca.
Aquiqui, Amazon River
Day 10
Aquiqui is a town along the Iquiqui River's unspoiled banks on a tributary of the Amazon in Brazil. Surrounded by rainforest, it provides access to traditional Caboclo communities living in harmony with nature, where visitors can learn ancient wisdom and observe their customs, beliefs and way of life in tune with the ecosystem. The area is home to diverse wildlife like aquatic birds, monkey squirrels and iguanas.
Gurupa, Amazon River
Day 10
Gurupa is a fishing town on the Amazon River delta in Brazil. Located on Ilha Grande do Gurupá island, it lies near the Amazon's convergence with the Xingu River. Adapted to seasonal floods, Gurupa offers access to the biodiversity of the vast Amazon Basin and an ecosystem which includes várzea forest and savanna. The area provides habitat for endemic birds like the scaled spinetail, fish, monkeys and bats drawn to the várzea's fruiting trees.
Cruising Breves Narrows
Day 11
Navigating Brazil's Breves Narrows, upriver from Belem in the Thousand Islands region, is a mesmerising Amazonian journey. This natural passage, surrounded by towering walls of lush vegetation, creates a secluded green canyon in the heart of the jungle. Enigmatic wildlife such as scarlet macaws, and equatorial flora such as giant Victoria water lilies flourish. The welcoming locals, known as ribeirinhos, offer warm hospitality.
Belem
Day 12
Once one of South America's most prosperous cities, known as ‘tropical Paris’, today Belém remains a thriving port and is the gateway to the Amazon. The opulence of Belém’s golden era is showcased at the neoclassical-style 1874 Theatro da Paz on the Praça de República. Pretty green spaces are shaded by mango trees and the historical centre has plenty of wonderful museums. The bustling Ver-o-Peso market is Latin America's largest open-air market.
Day at sea
Day 13
Sea days are rarely dull. Take the time to sit back and let the world go by. The ship’s observation decks provide stunning views of the passing ocean. A day at sea gives you the opportunity to mingle with other passengers and share your experiences of this incredible trip or head to our library which is stocked full of reference books. Get an expert’s view in one of our on-board lectures or perhaps perfect your photography skills with invaluable advice from our onboard professional photographers.
Lençois Maranhenses National Park
Day 14
Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is renowned for its stunning white sand dunes sculpted by the wind and filled with rain-fed, crystal clear blue lagoons, like Lagoa Azul and Lagoa Bonita. Exploring this unique landscape is made possible through 4x4 safaris, hikes, sandboarding and kayaking. Beyond the dunes, the ecosystem includes mangroves and restinga, a forest type where rare wildlife like monkeys, foxes and vibrant birds thrive.
Day at sea
Day 15
Sea days are rarely dull. Take the time to sit back and let the world go by. The ship’s observation decks provide stunning views of the passing ocean. A day at sea gives you the opportunity to mingle with other passengers and share your experiences of this incredible trip or head to our library which is stocked full of reference books. Get an expert’s view in one of our on-board lectures or perhaps perfect your photography skills with invaluable advice from our onboard professional photographers.
Fortaleza
Day 16
Fortaleza is Brazil's fifth-largest city, located on the northeastern coastline in the state of Ceará. Its history includes a Dutch outpost in 1654, later retaken by the Portuguese and renamed Fortaleza (fortress). Among the highlights are the Praia do Futuro beach, forró, traditional music and dance at the ornate, Art Nouveau-styled Theatro José de Alencar, or shopping for hammocks and handmade lace and embroideries at the Central Market.
Day at sea
Day 17
Sea days are rarely dull. Take the time to sit back and let the world go by. The ship’s observation decks provide stunning views of the passing ocean. A day at sea gives you the opportunity to mingle with other passengers and share your experiences of this incredible trip or head to our library which is stocked full of reference books. Get an expert’s view in one of our on-board lectures or perhaps perfect your photography skills with invaluable advice from our onboard professional photographers.
Recife
Day 18
Brazil's fourth-largest city, Recife sprawls over islands at the mouth of the Beberibe and Capibaribe rivers, earning it the nickname the "Venice of Brazil." Recife Antigo, the colonial old town on its own island, has colourful architecture. North of Recife is the UNESCO World Heritage town of Olinda, an 18th-century Portuguese sugarcane hub, now an artists' colony with Baroque churches amid bright houses built on steep hillsides.
Day at sea
Day 19
Sea days are rarely dull. Take the time to sit back and let the world go by. The ship’s observation decks provide stunning views of the passing ocean. A day at sea gives you the opportunity to mingle with other passengers and share your experiences of this incredible trip or head to our library which is stocked full of reference books. Get an expert’s view in one of our on-board lectures or perhaps perfect your photography skills with invaluable advice from our onboard professional photographers.
Salvador de Bahia
Day 20
With a rich Afro-Brazilian heritage, Salvador, the capital of Bahia, is a vibrant city where African and South American cultures blend. Salvador served as Brazil's first capital from 1549 to 1763, and its UNESCO-listed historic centre, Pelourinho, bursts with cobblestone streets and colourful colonial buildings. Jorge Amado, a beloved literary figure, is celebrated at his former home, now the museum A Casa do Rio Vermelho.
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Oceanview D4

20 m2
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Oceanview Staterooms measure 20m2 (215ft2) and can accommo...
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3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 15,890
Double
$ 9,080

Adult Fare

Single

$ 15,890

Double

$ 9,080

Oceanview M4

20 m2
2
Oceanview Staterooms measure 20m2 (215ft2) and can accommo...
Adult Fare
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Single
$ 16,765
Double
$ 9,580

Adult Fare

Single

$ 16,765

Double

$ 9,580

Deck  5

Balcony D5

25 m2
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Balcony Staterooms measure 25m2 (269ft2) – including a 5m<...
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Single
$ 20,615
Double
$ 11,780

Adult Fare

Single

$ 20,615

Double

$ 11,780

Balcony M5

25 m2
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Balcony Staterooms measure 25m2 (269ft2) – including a 5m<...
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3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 21,665
Double
$ 12,380

Adult Fare

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$ 21,665

Double

$ 12,380

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40 m2
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Suites feature a king size bed, and have a separate living room, with a flame-ef...
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3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 32,960
Double
$ 16,480
Triple
$ 8,240
Quad
$ 8,240

Adult Fare

Single

$ 32,960

Double

$ 16,480

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Balcony D6

25 m2
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Balcony Staterooms measure 25m2 (269ft2) – including a 5m<...
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$ 22,715
Double
$ 12,980

Adult Fare

Single

$ 22,715

Double

$ 12,980

Suite

40 m2
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Suites feature a king size bed, and have a separate living room, with a flame-ef...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 32,960
Double
$ 16,480
Triple
$ 8,240
Quad
$ 8,240

Adult Fare

Single

$ 32,960

Double

$ 16,480

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47 m2
4
Premium Suites have a king size bed, separate living room, and flame-effect fire...
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Single
$ 36,160
Double
$ 18,080
Triple
$ 9,040
Quad
$ 9,040

Adult Fare

Single

$ 36,160

Double

$ 18,080

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