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Grand Voyage of Discovery

Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon - Example 19 Day Cruise aboard Scenic Eclipse
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Follow in the path of explorers as you cross the Atlantic Ocean between the Americas and Europe. Set sail from Brazil, where you can visit Rio de Janeiro and Salvador de Bahia, some of South America’s most colorful cities. Cruise across the Atlantic to the Cape Verde archipelago, where you'll enjoy delicious local cuisine and lush tropical islands. Cruise north to Funchal, on the Portuguese Island of Madeira, where you can taste the namesake wine, walk along the sunny beaches, or kayak clear waters. Your journey  concludes in Lisbon, a colorful and energetic city home to historical sites and a rich culture. 
Beaches of Cape Verde IslandsEnjoy the clear blue waters of the Canary IslandsWander through sunny TenerifeExplore sunny MadeiraWander through colorful MadeiraExplore beautiful LisbonExplore for a stunning view of the sea
Highlights
  • See towering volcanic backdrops and flower-filled plazas in São Filipe
  • Explore the colonial history of the capital of Santo Antão in Porto Novo
  • Explore the National Park Cañadas del Teide in the Canary Islands
  • Taste delicious Madeira wines on the namesake island
Places Visited
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Embark

Welcome to Rio de Janeiro where a world of wonder awaits as you step on board, raise your glass and toast the start of your luxurious cruise.

Day 2: Buzios

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The paradisiacal beaches of Búzios will enchant you just as they did the French actor Brigitte Bardot. A simple fishing village until the early 1960s, this is now one of the most upscale areas in Brazil, bedecked with ritzy boutiques, fine restaurants, spacious villas, and chic bars. Búzios is comprised of three settlements on a small peninsula, each with its own unique charm. Today, explore through a Scenic Freechoice activity or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.  

Freechoice
Board a schooner and cruise along the beaches of Búzios, or explore the city on board an open-air wheeled trolley. Alternatively, enjoy the many tastes of Búzios. 

Discovery
Test your skills during a surf lesson at Geriba Beach, or glide along the coastline on a kayak with our discovery team.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinne

Day 3: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities on board your luxurious yacht. Choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or relax in one of the therapy lounges in the Senses Spa. Tempt your palate from one of the exceptional dining venues or try wine tasting.

Day 4: Abrolhos Archipelago

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The Abrolhos Marine National Park is situated in the Abrolhos Archipelago, off Brazil’s southern Bahia coast. Consisting of five volcanic uninhabited islands, the archipelago shelters the greatest chain of coral reefs in the South Atlantic. Discover a large number of seabirds and wide biodiversity of marine life.  

Discovery
Kayak and snorkel with your discovery team, or hike the trails on Siriba Island to observe nesting seabirds, such as the white-bellied boobie.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinne

Day 5: Porto Seguro

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Offering striking natural landscapes, a wealth of historical and cultural heritage, wonderous Bahian cuisine, and rhythms of music and dance, Porto Seguro will impress.

Freechoice
Meet the local Pataxo Tribe and learn about their indigenous culture and sustainable development in the Jaqueira Indigenous Reserve, or wander past colorful historic buildings on a walking tour of the city. Alternatively, uncover Porto Seguro’s rich biodiversity on a bird-watching tour in a protected reserve.

Discovery
Snorkel or kayak the pristine beaches, or enjoy the nine beaches hike with your Discovery Team. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinne

Day 6: Salvador de Bahia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
With a colorful history as the first capital of Brazil in 1549 to the notoriety of the first slave market trading in the New World, Salvador de Bahia is unique. Mixed cultures from  Portuguese to African slaves and the native Amerindians provide a fascinating blend of history, culture, architecture Laurand lifestyles.


Freechoice
Explore Pelourinho, the colorful historical center and learn about African heritage, or take a panoramic tour and visit the famous Mercado Modelo. Alternatively, learn about African religions, visit a traditional Candomblé community and school, or take a percussion and Capoeira dance class.

Day 7-11: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
Scenic Eclipse’s opulent Senses Spa has spacious areas for reflection and relaxation. Discover the ancient art of Nordic bathing in the Scandinavian-inspired plunge pools and saunas. Daily entertainment, Scenic Epicure culinary adventures, some quiet time in the Observatory Lounge, all this and more is at your fingertips.

Day 12: São Filipe, Cape Verde

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Towering volcanic backdrops, jutting up from the Atlantic Ocean, this stunning island chain is captivating.  A town of grace, charm, flower filled plazas and wooden Portuguese houses, São Filipe is Fogo’s tiny capital.

Freechoice
Drive through the phenomenal scenery on your way to the volcanic crater and listen to the stories of the local guide, before tasting the characteristic ‘Fogo’ wine. Alternatively, discover the charming city of São Filipe.

Day 13: Porto Novo

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The island of Santo Antão is a cross between Morocco and the Himalayas. With immense volcanic walls, towering green peaks, and perfectly farmed terraced valleys, this island is relatively untouched by tourism. Porto Novo began as a fishing village, and was only recognized as a city in 2005. Explore the colonial history of the capital of Santo Antão and maybe sample the famous "grogue," Cape Verde rum.
Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice
Enjoy this driving discovery tour to witness the spectacular and wild nature of this island, or explore the driest part of the island, seeing the bizarre rock formations left behind by the volcanic eruptions.

Discovery
Hike along the former trading route taking in the splendid nature, views into spectacular valleys and small settlements.
 

Day 14-15: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
A day at sea. Enjoy the exceptional range of facilities on board your luxurious yacht.

Day 16: Los Cristianos (Tenerife), Spain

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Explore the old town of Los Cristianos on this remote yet spectacular island.


Freechoice
Explore the National Park Cañadas del Teide, seeing the pine forests surrounding the desert like interior, or learn of the culture and history of the Canary Islands in Candelaria. Drive along the narrow and windy roads taking in the landscapes of Tenerife, from the highest cliffs of Europe to the breathtaking Masca gorge, or take a jeep tour of the island.

Day 17: Funchal (Maderia), Portugal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Madeira sits in the Atlantic Ocean at the top of an extinct underwater volcano. The capital Funchal is nestled in a great natural amphitheater, facing the Atlantic against a dramatic mountain backdrop.
Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.


Freechoice
Explore the Botanical Gardens before riding a traditional toboggan back to the waterfront or tour the island and visit a sugarcane factory. Alternatively, visit a family owned winery with over 200 years of experience.

Discovery
Hike through the Levada do Norte one of the longest and oldest levadas on Madeira Island before visiting the Cabo Girão Skywalk, or kayak along one of the natural reserves of Madeira exploring caves and deserted beaches.

Day 18: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
A day at sea. Enjoy the exceptional range of facilities on board your luxurious yacht.

Day 19: Lisbon | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Lisbon signals the end of your cruise as you disembark after breakfast taking away memories of your adventures.
The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the cruise will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

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Scenic Eclipse Lumière Restaurant
Scenic Eclipse Cabin
Scenic Eclipse Chef's Table Restaurant

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$17,390
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Verandah Suite D
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Deck 5, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite DA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 5, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite DB
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 5, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite DD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, located on Deck 5, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Verandah Suite C
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Deck 6, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite CA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 6, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite CD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, located on Deck 6, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Verandah Suite B
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Decks 5, 6, 7 or 8, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite BA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Decks 6, 7 or 8 provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite BD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Verandah Suite A
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Decks 5, 6, 7 or 8, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite AA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Decks 6, 7 or 8 provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite AD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Spa Suite S
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time onboard.
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Spa Suite SA
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time onboard.
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Spa Suite SB
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time onboard.
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Grand Panorama Suite GP
1,130 sqft. Located at the front of the yacht on Deck 6 these opulent suites feature curved terraces and spacious interiors, bedroom suite with a king-sized bed, bathroom with full bath, steam shower and a dual vanity, spacious lounge area, and additional services.
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Panorama Suite P
1,184sqft. Located at the front of the yacht on Deck 8 these opulent suites feature spacious curved terraces, a king-sized bed, full bath with steam shower and additional features and services.
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Owner's Penthouse Suite OP
2,099sqft. The oversized Owner’s Penthouse Suites are the ultimate indulgence. Located on Deck 9 and elegantly appointed with spacious curved terraces featuring a private Jacuzzi and the best views onboard, you will never want to leave.

Notes

All rates are quoted in USD and represent cost per person, based on double occupancy.
Included
  • 18 Breakfasts, 17 Lunches, 18 Dinners
  • 17 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)

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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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