Celebrate Christmas at sea and welcome a new decade in on New Year’s Eve in Rio de Janeiro!

Your South American adventure begins in sunny Buenos Aires before setting sail to low-key and relaxed Montevideo, which will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed for your next stop of Brazil’s largest metropolis, São Paulo. From incredible museums to delicious food, cultural landmarks, and lush green space, you’ll be grateful for the late stay in port.

Nature lovers will find their niche in Ilhabela—almost all of the island has been designated as a UNESCO-protected biosphere—while architecture buffs will marvel at the exquisitely preserved Portuguese colonial architecture in Parati.

An overnight in Rio de Janeiro is your next stop, and what a stop it is—dramatic landscapes, magnificent beaches, and the 125-foot-tall Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking it all—we won’t blame you if you never go home! Another overnight awaits you next, this time at the world famous Copacabana beach.

Following a day filled with sun, sea and sand, you will experience fashionable Punta del Este—home to white-sand beaches and chic harborside cafés before returning to Buenos Aires.

Transport & Accommodation

  • Return flights from Dublin via UK to Buenos Aires
  • 1 night pre-cruise stay at 4
  • Hotel in Buenos Aires
  • 15 nights cruising onboard Azamara Pursuit
  • Club Interior stateroom

Fun & Entertainment

  • Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings® event. The AzAmazing Evening® Event for this cruise is the opportunity to journey into the heart of Montevideo for an evening of fun-filled Carnival insanity at the Solis Theatre. This grand showplace dates back to 1842 and has been lovingly restored to its initial glory. Upon arrival, you'll be greeted by lively street performers and given your very own Carnival mask. Head inside for a cocktail before the curtain unfurls and the revelry begins. Marvel as the God of Jokes himself, Momus, fills the room with hearty laughter setting the stage for a celebration that's all about appreciating life. Watch as the tale of the first Carnival plays out before your eyes. Cheer as dancers in vibrant costumes put on an incredible performance, eventually venturing into the crowd to invite you to show off your own moves. Just when you think the party is over, rhythmic drums lead you out under the stars where your evening comes to its flamboyant conclusion.

Ports of Call

  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Montevideo, Uruguay - Overnight
  • Sao Paulo (Santos), Brazil
  • Ilhabela, Brazil
  • Parati, Brazil
  • Buzios, Brazil
  • Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - Overnight
  • Copacabana Beach, Brazil - Overnight
  • Punta Del Este, Uruguay
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina

Detailed Itinerary

  • Beginning in beautiful Buenos Aires, we set sail for Montevideo, an elegant, ornate city with eclectic modern touches, for an overnight stay. Stroll along the sprawling La Rambla, or sample meat and seafood grilled to perfection at the 19th century Harbour Market.
  • Next, we’re off to vibrant São Paolo, where a late stay in port gives ample time to explore. Head to the top of the Banespa skyscraper to scope out the city, or savour delicious street food inspired by global flavours.
  • Next up is a visit to Ilhabelha, and then it’s off to the former gold rush port and chic seaside resort in Paraty and Buzios before your arrival in Rio. We’ll spend the night in this energetic city where the atmosphere is electric, before taking a short sail to the famous Copacabana Beach. Ring in the New Year with us on board, or samba down to the renowned beach to revel with the locals.
  • Two days at sea are the perfect way to recharge after the night’s festivities. Lounging poolside or treating yourself to a spa experience are surefire cures anything that ails you.
  • We make land next in the artistic enclave or Punta del Este, Uruguay, where you’ll have plenty of time for exploring contemporary museums and soaking up some sun.
  • Then, it’s back to Buenos Aires where we’ll conclude this incredible holiday voyage.


  • Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings® event
  • Select standard spirits, international beers and wines
  • Gratuities
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
  • Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
  • Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations


  • Travel insurance
  • Shore excursions


  • Price based on two adults sharing
  • Deposit of €2060pp required at the time of booking
  • Checked luggage included
  • Licenced by the Commission for Aviation Regulation, TO 052 and TA 0689 in compliance with the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangement Package Regulation 2018
  • Subject to availability at the time of the booking
  • Itinerary may be subject to change; E&OE