South America Cruise – Argentina, Uruguay & Brazil

Welcome aboard the 4* MSC Poesia for a wonderful tour of the exotic South American countries of Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil! This 8-night cruise visits Buenos Aires in Argentina, Punta Del Este in Uruguay, and Ilhabela, Rio de Janeiro and Ilha Grande in Brazil.

Your cruise can be extended with a hotel stay in fabulous Buenos Aires before or after your cruise, please call for details.

DESTINATION Argentina, Uruguay & Brazil
FROM Dublin / Buenos Aires, Argentina
DATE 23 November 2017
DURATION 9 Nights
PRICE from €2,599 pp

Welcome aboard the 4* MSC Poesia for a wonderful tour of the exotic South American countries of Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil! This 8-night cruise visits Buenos Aires in Argentina, Punta Del Este in Uruguay, and Ilhabela, Rio de Janeiro and Ilha Grande in Brazil.

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Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Buenos Aires, Argentina: 

On arrival in Buenos Aires, you will be transferred to the hotel for your 1-night stay before your cruise.

Day 2: Buenos Aires, Argentina: Depart 19:00

In the morning, you will be transferred from your hotel to the port to board the 4* MSC Poesia. The ship departs in the evening.

Day 3: Punta Del Este, Uruguay: Arrive 10:00 Depart 17:00

When you’re cruising the Atlantic Ocean, Punta del Este is the port of call for you in Uruguay. Situated on a narrow peninsula 140km east of Montevideo, Punta del Este is a jungle of high-rise hotels, expensive restaurants, casinos and designer stores bordered by some of the finest beaches on the coast.
Exclusive and luxurious, between this and the nearby towns of La Barra and José Ignacio, this is the place to be seen for many South American celebrities in summer.

The best thing to do in Punta del Este is what everyone else does: go to the beach. Within striking distance and well worth the trip is the whitewashed Casapueblo, a remarkable villa and art gallery. The beaches are what attract most visitors to Punta del Este, and two of the best are on either side of the neck of the peninsula.

Day 4: At Sea:

Day 5: Ilhabela, Brazil: Arrive 13:00 Depart 21:00

Without a shadow of a doubt, Ilhabela is one of the most beautiful spots on the Brazilian coast between Santos and Rio. When you step ashore from your cruise ship you’ll feel surrounded by nature.
Of volcanic origin, the island’s startling mountainous scenery rises to 1370m and is covered in dense tropical foliage. With 83 percent of the island protected within the boundaries of the Parque Estadual de Ilhabela, the dozens of waterfalls, beautiful beaches and azure seas have contributed to the island’s popularity.

Old or new, most of the buildings are in simple Portuguese-colonial styles – as far removed from brash Guarujá as you can get. The island is a haunt of São Paulo’s rich who maintain large and discreetly located homes on the coast, many of which have mooring facilities for luxury yachts or helicopter landing-pads.

Day 6: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Arrive 07:00 Depart 19:00

As you’ll be able to appreciate when you cruise the Atlantic Ocean, in its position on the southern shore of the magnificent Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro has, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the most stunning settings in the world.
Extending for 20km along an alluvial strip, between an azure sea and forest-clad mountains, the city’s streets and buildings have been moulded around the foothills of the mountain range that provides its backdrop, while out in the bay there are many rocky islands fringed with white sand.

The aerial views over Rio are breathtaking, and even the concrete skyscrapers that dominate the city’s skyline add to the attraction. As the former capital of Brazil and now its second-largest city, Rio has a remarkable architectural heritage, some of the country’s best museums and galleries, superb restaurants and a vibrant nightlife – in addition to its legendary beaches.

The Sugar Loaf Mountain rises where Guanabara Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. Its name may simply reflect a resemblance to the moulded loaves in which sugar was once commonly sold. Alternatively, it may be a corruption of the indigenous Tamoya word Pau-nh-Açuquá, meaning “high, pointed or isolated hill”. On the top of Corcoavado Mountain instead the Art Deco statue of Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer), arms outstretched in welcome, stands 30m high and weighs over 1000 tonnes. It was supposed to be completed for Brazil’s centenary independence celebrations in 1922 but wasn’t actually finished until 1931.

In clear weather, fear no anticlimax: climbing to the statue is a stunning experience, with the whole of Rio and Guanabara Bay laid out before you.

Day 7: Ilha Grande, Brazil: Arrive 07:00 Depart 17:00

As you approach the low-lying, whitewashed colonial port of Vila do Abraão in Ilha Grande with your MSC cruise ship, the mountains rise dramatically from the sea, and in the distance there’s the curiously shaped summit of Bico do Papagaio (“Parrot’s Beak”), which rises to a height of 980m and can be reached in about three hours.
There’s really very little to see in Abraão itself, but it’s a pleasant enough base from which to explore the rest of the island. Ilha Grande comprises 193 square kilometres of mountainous jungle, historic ruins and beautiful beaches, excellent for some scenic tropical rambling. The island is a state park and the authorities have been successful at limiting development and maintaining a ban on motor vehicles.

Day 8-9: At Sea: 

Day 10: Buenos Aires, Argentina: Arrive 09:00

Following your disembarkation, you will be transferred to the airport to get your return flight to Dublin.

I night in a 4* Buenos Aires hotel pre-cruise included.

8 Nights accommodation aboard the exceptional 4 Star MSC Poesia (See ship info for more info)

Your holiday can be extended with a hotel stay in Buenos Aires either before your cruise or after. Please call to discuss.

4* MSC Poesia

MSC Poesia is our poem to the beauty of the seas, innovative ecological cruise ship that brings traditional craftsmanship to creative designs. Step aboard and you’ll enter a refined world of comfort, created to surprise and delight. There’s so much to delight in from the spectacular foyer waterfall to the Zen Garden, authentic Japanese Sushi bar and opulent MSC Aurea Spa wellness centre with steam room, sauna and divine massages to pamper body and mind.

The MSC Poesia hosts many sports and fitness activities on board, including a basketball court, tennis court, shuffleboard, state-of-the-art gym and mini golf area. Plus there are all the resort amenities you could wish for, including 3 swimming pools, 4 whirlpools and a giant poolside cinema screen.

Kids and teens are equally well served, with their own clubs and parties.

The gourmet cuisine on board brings you specialities from around the world. Experience the Mediterranean flair firmly rooted in the values of the Italian slow food movement, as you’d expect of an MSC cruise. After your meal, you can head to any of the varied lounges & bars on board including Grappolo d’Oro wine-tasting bar or the Mojito cocktail bar.

Whether a family vacation, luxury treat or romantic escape, MSC Poesia is a ship that offers a truly inspiring cruise experience.

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Dates & Prices

DATE PRICE STATEROOM
23 November 2017 €2,599 Inside Book Now
23 November 2017 €2,799 Oceanview Book Now
23 November 2017 €3,139 Balcony Book Now
Your cruise can be extended with a hotel stay in fabulous Buenos Aires before or after your cruise, please call for details.

Price Inclusions

  • Return flights Dublin to Buenos Aires
  • All transfers
  • 1 night in a 4* Buenos Aires hotel pre-cruise
  • 8 nights accommodation on board the 4* MSC Poesia
  • Superb dining on a full board basis while onboard
  • Varied day & evening entertainment onboard
  • Taxes and charges
  • One 20kg bag per person

Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non refundable or transferable booking deposit €200 per person
  • 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit card
  • Optional Insurance available (call for details)
  • All inclusive drinks package available to pre-book at €26 per person per night
  • Single supplement on request
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.