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Flavours of South America with Carnival In Rio

Azamara Azamara Quest
Date 20th Feb 22
Nights 25 Nights
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly from the UK and arrive in Buenos Aries where you will be transferred to your hotel for a three night 5* stay.
2-3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires is Argentina's big, cosmopolitan capital city lined with a plethora of 19th-century buildings. The neighbourhood of La Boca is a popular place to explore; while Caminito offers steakhouses, brightly-painted zinc shacks, and the modern art museum Fundacion Proas. The iconic pink-coloured palace Casa Rosada is the office of the President of Argentina and is a great chance for photos. La Recoleta Cemetery is a statue-rich cemetery featuring eye-catching mausoleums and 18th-century characteristics. The city square of Argentina, Plaza de Mayo, was named after the 1810 revolution which led to Argentina's independence; here you can discover intriguing museums such as Museo Casa Rosada, Museo de la Cuidad, and the Maritime Museum.
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
After your three night stay you will be transferred to the port to board Azamara Quest for your twenty-two night cruise.
5
Punta del Este, Uruguay
Spend today enjoying the picturesque and elegant beach resort of Punta del Este set on a peninsula in southeast Uruguay. Walk around the marina and stop for a coffee overlooking the water and yachts. Spend time at Brava Beach to watch the surfers tackling the strong waves and admire La Mano en la Arena (The Hand) giant sculpture. Shop for local handicrafts at Plaza Artigas and window-shop at the luxury boutiques on nearby Avenida Gorlero. Visit Uruguayan artist Carlos Paez Vilaro's villa and art gallery at Casapueblo or stroll to the 19th-century lighthouse at the southern tip of the peninsula for amazing vistas. Take a trip to see the colony of sea lions and seals at Sea Wolves Island or explore the 18th-century city of Maldonado.
6-7
At Sea
8-10
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Step ashore in the vibrant and exciting seaside city of Rio de Janeiro. Mention Rio and the first things that come to mind are the 38-metre high Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado, Sugar Loaf Mountain, and the famous carnival. Spend time on the famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches or visit Chilean-born artist Jorge Selaron's fascinating Escadaria Selaron stairway. Pay a call to the sculptures and art-adorned pavilions at Passeio Publico then continue on to Parque do Flamengo and the nearby Museum of Modern Art. The ancient Nossa Senhora de Campo church and Sao Bento church and monastery contrast with the modern-day Catedral de Sao Sebastiao. Explore the atmospheric Santa Teresa district or discover the exhibits at the National Museum at Quinta da Boa Vista. Take a boat trip over to Ilha de Paqueta to view the sights from the comfort of a horse-drawn carriage.
11
At Sea
12-13
Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
Salvador da Bahia is the capital of the state of Bahia in Brazil and comprises the upper and lower towns connected by a number of lifts and steep streets. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pelourinho old town which is awash with 17th and 18th-century colonial buildings. Discover the abundant churches including the amazing Sao Francisco Church and Church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim. Shop for local handicrafts at Mercado Modelo and colourful local produce and flavourings at Feira de Sao Joaquim. Spend a few hours on one of the many beaches to enjoy the calm waters and miles of sun-drenched golden sands. Salvador's week-long carnival each February - one of the biggest in the world - boasts parades, live entertainment, music, and dancing.
14
At Sea
15
Natal, Brazil
Natal is the capital of Rio Grande do Norte state and sits on the right bank of the River Potenji on Brazil's northeast coast. This place is brimming with beautiful beaches and outdoor adventures; so it's easy to see why Brazilians flock to this sunny spot for their holidays. Spend time soaking up some rays on Ponta Negra Beach, Genipabu Beach, and Praia da Pipa; zoom over the Jenipabu sand dunes by buggy, or go snorkelling around the Maracajau Reef. Embark on a guided tour along the trails in Natal Dunes State Park and explore the eco trails and orchidarium at Natal City Park. Get a culture hit at Museu de Arte Sacre, Museu Camara Cascudo, Museu de Cultura Popular, and the 16th-century Forte de Reis Magos or get up close to 60+ marine species at Natal Aquarium. Venture out of the city to the Pirangi do Norte district to see the world's biggest Cajueiro Tree (Cashew Tree).
16
Fortaleza, Brazil
Fortaleza is the stunning north-eastern capital of the Brazilian state Ceara and is brimming with sights and attractions. For sunny days, a walk along the promenade at Praia de Iracema is popular to admire the urban district and long pier. To snap up some quality leather goods, textiles, jewellery and souvenirs Fortaleza Central Market is a worthwhile stop. Call by State's Coco Park to appreciate endangered animal species and plant life, combined with scenic boat tours and trails. Stately architectural features and gothic influences can be seen at Metropolitan Cathedral of Fortaleza, as well as striking stained glass windows and towers. The beachfront statue Guardian Iracema is an iconic attraction, and one popularized by a 19th-century novel. For photography enthusiasts, the contemporary building Museum of Photography is home to a unique private collection well worth discovering.
17-18
At Sea
19
Devil's Island, French Guiana
Escape to a paradise with a dark past; Devil's Island is the smallest of the three Iles du Salut and sits 16km off the coast of French Guiana. Experience the French-inspired Creole cuisine and culture of nearby Kourou before embarking on a journey to the Iles du Salut; the setting for Henri Charrière's 'Papillon' and home to one of history's most notorious prisons. Devil's Island penal colony existed for 101 years from 1852 to 1953; it housed mainly French political prisoners including the famous Captain Alfred Dreyfus. Tour the grounds, take in the breathtaking rainforest scenery, and decide for yourself whether Devil's Island really deserves its name. Keep your eyes peeled for the abundant array of wildlife that inhabit the trio of islands; from macaws and monkeys to agouti rodents.
20
At Sea
21
Bridgetown, Barbados
It's easy to see why Barbados is known as 'Little England' with its Georgian houses, Lord Nelson Statue and Parliament Square. Indulge in retail therapy on Broad Street, admire stunning views and rugged island landscapes on a jeep island safari, or visit the dramatic stalactites and stalagmites of Harrison's Cave. For a once-in-a-lifetime experience - sail on a catamaran to swim with once-endangered hawksbill and green sea turtles.
22
At Sea
23
San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan is the capital of and the largest city on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. Explore the cobblestoned buildings of Old San Juan with its 16th-century El Morro and La Fortaleza fortresses, San Juan National Historic Site and Spanish colonial buildings. New San Juan is awash with tropical beaches, luxury hotels, world-class dining and designer shopping. Pay a visit to Casa Blanca Museum, Museo del Nino and Galeria National. Make a whistle-stop tour of the sights on the free trolley bus or take a scenic stroll along Paseo de La Princesa. Learn about the art of rum making on the Bacardi Distillery Tour or enjoy the tranquillity of San Juan Botanical Garden.
24-25
At Sea
26
Miami, Florida, USA
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and be transferred to the airport for your flight home.
Hays Extras
Hays Extras
  • Return flights from the UK
  • FREE upgrade from coach to private overseas transfers
  • 3 night 5* luxury central Buenos Aires hotel stay
  • Spend two nights in Rio De Janeiro during the peak of Carnival festivities
  • Complimentary wireless hotel Internet access
  • 22 night All Inclusive cruise onboard Azamara Quest 
  • Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings® event (on most voyages)
  • Gratuities onboard 
  • Select standard spirits, international beers and wines
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
  • Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations
Why Book
Why Book
  • Enjoy Punta del Este and spend time at Brava Beach to watch the surfers tackling the strong waves and admire La Mano en la Arena (The Hand) giant sculpture
  • While in Rio de Janeiro pay a call to the sculptures and art-adorned pavilions at Passeio Publico then continue on to Parque do Flamengo and the nearby Museum of Modern Art
  • For a once-in-a-lifetime experience - sail on a catamaran to swim with once-endangered hawksbill and green sea turtles in Bridgetown

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Background
Azamara Quest
Overview
Like her sister ship, the sturdy Azamara Quest is a mid-sized beauty with a deck plan well-suited to the needs of modern voyagers. You’ll never feel crowded in the comfortable social spaces of our bars, restaurants, lounges, Casino and Cabaret. Nor will you feel like a sardine jammed in around the pool, where our attentive staff is always ready to offer a complimentary bottled water, soft drink or fresh towel. Staterooms feature modern amenities, furnishings, and European linens. And one of the greatest features of this ship is the large number of staterooms with verandahs. There’s nothing better than opening your door to the fresh sea air and views. Azamara’s friendly ships are an altogether wonderful place to call your home away from home!
Azamara Quest
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Food & Drink

At Azamara Club Cruises® we take you to remarkable destinations. We also give you more time to fall in love with them. It’s what we call Destination Immersion® experiences, and it's what happens when you can stay longer and experience more local life and culture in every port.

But Destination Immersion® experiences don't just happen on shore. They happen onboard, too. What does that mean for dining with Azamara Club Cruises®? We incorporate the flavors of a destination into our food and drink menus. What does that mean for you? An exclusive, local, and personalized culinary experience. It’s time to get a real taste for travel.

NEW VEGAN MENU

Plant-based diet? Now there’s a menu just for you – available at Discoveries, Prime C, and Aqualina.

Entertainment

A cozy nook to sip coffee. An intimate space to raise a glass and celebrate. A lively setting to catch the latest shows and international entertainment. Watch the world go by, drink in hand from any of Azamara’s bars, lounges, and gathering spaces. From port to port, our onboard venues are the perfect place to unwind after a day of onshore discovery, to connect over drinks both before and after dinner, or take in a one of a kind show. And, with Azamara’s Beverage Packages you can indulge in a superb collection of fine wines, premium spirits, and more—without reaching for your wallet.

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Health & Fitness

LOOK BETTER. FEEL BETTER. GO HOME INVIGORATED.

If you’ve ever wished for a week or two to reboot, this is it. Treat yourself to health, beauty, and restorative treatments in our all new Sanctum Spa. With a focus on wellness and vigour, our relaxing spa offers you the chance to focus on you—something you don’t always have time to do at home. Enjoy an oceanfront massage, a quick manicure before hitting the town to explore, teeth whitening, barber services, or even a healing acupuncture treatment.

But beyond the Sanctum Spa, Azamara is also pleased to offer a full range of complimentary onboard fitness and nutrition classes, including one-on-one personal training for an additional cost. An Azamara voyage is the perfect opportunity to focus on your health—so let us treat you to some rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation.

Kids & Teens

Please note: There are no child or teen specific facilities available onboard Azamara Quest.

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