Cruise from Rio to Barbados

From£4999 Per Person
Highlights
  • Fly from various UK airports
  • Overnight stay in Rio
  • 12-night Silversea Ultra-Luxury, All-Inclusive Cruise
  • 3 nights at the Colony Club by Elegant Hotels, Barbados
  • Transfers included

 

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Cruise from Rio to Barbados

Cruise from Rio to Barbados with Silversea, the Ultra-Luxury, all-inclusive cruise line. If the colour, creativity and craziness of Brazil are what you crave then welcome aboard! Departing the Marvelous City (as locals refer to Rio de Janeiro) embark on a patchwork adventure that sees Brazil’s beauty woven in with blue sky days. Think long stays in ports such as Salvador de Bahia, Recife and Fortaleza and restful days at sea spent enjoying some me time. The perfect ending to your seafaring story comes in the shape of Ile Royale, before spending 3 days at the Colony Club in Barbados.

Cruise from Rio to Barbados

 

Cruise from Rio to Barbados

12 nights Ultra-Luxury, All-Inclusive Silversea Cruise

3 nights at the Colony Club by Elegant Hotels, Barbados

23 February 2021

from £4999 per person

Cruise from Rio to Barbados

Cruise from Rio to Barbados – Silver Moon

Built by cruise lovers, for cruise lovers, Silver Moon will be the epitome of 21st-century luxury travel.

Building on the phenomenal success of Silver Muse, Silver Moon – to be delivered August 2020 – will mirror her sister ship and will establish a new era of Silversea. At 40,700 gross tons and with a capacity to accommodate 596 passengers on board, Silver Moon will maintain the small-ship intimacy and spacious all-suite accommodation which are the hallmarks of the Silversea experience. Silver Moon will also feature the all-new Sea And Land Taste (.S.A.L.T.) programme – an immersive culinary concept that will enable guests to travel deeper through a range of destination-based gastronomic experiences. Get ready – a new moon is coming.

Cruise from Rio to Barbados – The Colony Club by Elegant Hotels

Cruise from Rio to Barbados - Colony Club Barbados

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colony Club is a boutique hotel in Barbados that features elegant inclusions with luxurious island flair. Located on one of the most beautiful beaches in Barbados, the hotel is distinguished by its timeless architecture, seven acres of lush tropical gardens, a meandering lagoon-style pool and outstanding service. Enjoy the trappings of premium accommodations, a delicious full buffet breakfast daily, complimentary motorised water sports such as water-skiing, tubing and banana boat rides, as well as complimentary non-motorised water sports like sailing, snorkelling and Stand Up Paddling.

Colony Club is ideally situated on the famed Platinum West Coast known for calm seas and dazzling sunsets. The hotel boasts one of the most beautiful beaches in Barbados with pristine white sand.

Price Includes

  • Return flights from the UK
  • 12 night Silversea All-Inclusive Cruise
  • 3 nights at the Colony Club by Elegant Hotels, Barbados 
  • All transfers

Price Excludes

Any local hotel/resort fees – Payable locally

Itinerary

Cruise from Rio to Barbados
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Rio De Janeiro. On arrival in Rio, transfer to the Silver Moon.
Private transfer included.
Alive and pulsating with energy, Rio de Janeiro is a mesmerising whir of colour and relentless rhythm, set on one of the world’s most envied natural stages. Endless buildings flow around densely-forested mountains, rolling down to that most evocative waterfront. Watched over from afar by Christ the Redeemer’s iconic outstretched arms, beaches like Copacabana and Ipanema live up to their world-famous reputations as some of the most scenic anywhere on the planet. Lie back on the golden sands to soak up the extraordinary setting - or watch on as muscled cariocas - locals - perform effortless athletic feats, during casual volleyball matches. A trip up to Rio de Janeiro’s iconic art-deco statue of Christ the Redeemer is, of course, a must do - offering an extraordinary view of the city rolling out before your eyes. You’ll also want to take a cable car to swing by the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, which juts sharply into the sky from nowhere. Brazil’s second largest city moves to an infectious samba beat, and the famous thumping Carnival floods colour and floats down its streets each year. Of course, Rio is also a city of sharp contrasts - and while the haves sun themselves on its famous beaches, oceanic favelas rise up steeply into the hills behind. Take a guided tour, led by a resident, to see the conditions inside these complex tapestries of colour and chaos first-hand. Tijuca National Park, offers easy-to-access tranquillity, immersing you in dense forestry and whopping birdsong. Later, the fiery shades of sunset spread across the sky on a cruise along Guanabara Bay, as you sail among islands emerging from the Atlantic’s rolling waves. With so much to offer, you’ll quickly learn how Rio earned its other name ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’ – The Marvellous City.
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is going to the gym, visiting the spa, whale watching, catching up on your reading or simply topping up your tan, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
A multicultured, multifaceted place, discover brilliant beach life, airy colonial plazas and infectious samba rhythms as you explore this Brazillian melting pot. Sat on a scenic peninsula, idyllic beaches coat the city on three sides, and a historic fort sits just offshore, watching the waters menacingly. One of the world’s biggest carnivals is thrown towards the end of February, but don’t worry if you miss it – there's always an excuse to celebrate something in Salvador de Bahia. The old town – with its lemon and duck egg blue colours - rises above the city, peppered with gold-leaf flourishes and carved historical churches. Pelourinho street is one of the town's most dazzling - a picturesque gathering of bright hues and uneven cobbled streets. Bahia’s capital and largest city was Brazil's first capital, built on the backs of slaves imported from Africa. Since then the cultures have fused to create a vibrant Afro-Brazilian cocktail. Moqueca is the local flavour here, a slow-cooked stew of coconut milk, seafood and bell peppers, its a creamy and delicious indulgence with a chilli kick. Enjoy a spot of relaxation on the city's beaches - and see a relatively rare phenomenon in Brazil - sunset dipping over the sea's waves, on the sands of the westerly facing Porto da Barra. Or, escape the crowds and recline below swaying coconut palms on the golden sands of beaches reaching up to the north, which are some of Brazil’s most picturesque and secluded.
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is going to the gym, visiting the spa, whale watching, catching up on your reading or simply topping up your tan, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side
Named after the coral reefs that take the sting out of the waves rolling ashore, Recife is a gleaming city where some of Brazil’s best beach life plays out. A mesh of old waterways, three rivers and a lacy canal network add to the relaxed atmosphere and give the city its nickname as the Venice of Brazil. Sprawling out in the northeast of Brazil, Recife is the Pernambuco region’s capital and boasts a glorious coastal location. With a pulsating Carnaval to rival Rio de Janeiro's, and a charming colonial core, this city is a tropical stop of relaxation, which boasts plenty of old-time splendour and irrepressible energy. A busy, sprawling city, the golden Boa Viagem beach is the city’s outlet, where workers unload from glittering towers to the sandy embrace of its exhibitionist seafront. Lined by hotels, bars and restaurants, it’s one of Brazil’s longest and best urban beaches, and the city’s spot to see and be seen. The warm waters may tempt you to swim, but beware, as sharks do linger here. Three rivers run through the city, interlinked by canals and spanned by 49 bridges. Take a catamaran ride along them, to sail in the shadows of opulent colonial-era buildings. This is a city of coconut flesh flavours - whether you’re refreshing with a sweet coconut juice while tanning on the beach, or eating a noodle sauce of coconut and shrimp flavours. Olinda, just to the north, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it sparkles with a collection of colonial architecture and beautiful baroque churches.
Lie back and let it all go in Fortaleza - a bright and breezy Brazillian beachside city of relaxation and rejuvenation. The ‘City of Light' basks in the reliable glow of the bountiful Brazilian sun for 2,800 hours each year, and the locals make the most of it, spreading out across sweeping stretches of pristine golden sand. Nestled on the north-eastern coast of Brazil, reaching towards the equator, the city is as off the beaten track as a vast state capital can be, and it moves to its own infectious forró rhythms. Get energised for a day exploring - or relaxing - with a morning swim. Dip into the sea at Praia do Futuro, or settle on the sand to listen to the soundtrack of the waves. Fresh coconut water served up from barracas - beach bars – will keep you feeling nice and refreshed. Iracema beach is another urban favourite, while Cumbuco Beach is a tempting option outside of Fortaleza, boasting a vast stretch of idyllic white sand that's punctuated only by the occasional leaning palm tree. Raise the pulse by skidding and roll across sand dunes while you're out here. If you've had your fill of sea and sand, explore Fortaleza itself to discover more of Brazil's fifth-largest city. Walk streets of ice-cream coloured colonial buildings, or head to Dragão do Mar Cultural Center - a mini-city of arts venues alive with culture and creativity. The Metropolitan Cathedral squeezes a congregation of 5,000 into its Neo-Romanesque architecture, and its stain glass windows blaze vivid colours across its elegant, white-wash interior.
You wouldn't know it, as you approach the soft sands and gently waving weave of palm trees, but this tropical paradise once stashed away some of France's most notorious criminals. Home to one of history's most remote and brutal penal colonies, Ile Royale is one of three - somewhat ironically named - Salvation Islands. The neighbouring Devil's Island's title offers some honest insight into how these islands were previously thought of. Nowadays, you'll discover a heavenly escape of tropical beaches, and jungle reclaiming the island from the prison’s imprint and cleansing its dark history within a cloak of verdant green. The setting for Steve McQueen's Papillon, and indeed the 2017 remake, the films tell the story of Henri Charriere's attempted escapes from these notoriously impossible to leave islands, which lie seven miles offshore from French Guiana. Unravel the stories for yourself, as you explore the ruins that have been left behind. Wander to the chapel that was constructed by prisoners, as well as the island's hospital and staff quarters. There's incredible wildlife among the penal colony's ruins too. Cute agouti sniff tentatively at fallen coconuts, vast sea turtles lounge around, squirrel monkeys clamber up through the vegetation, and giant iguanas bask in the sun's glow. Wander the path that loops around the island's circumference to spot them, and to discover the lay of the land. Now administered by the French equivalent of NASA, CNES, the islands are occasionally cleared, as rocket launches roar up into the sky overhead.
Arrive in Bridgetown and transfer to the Colony Club by Elegant Hotels

Bridgetown, the captivating capital of Barbados, combines faded colonial history, captivating tradition, and vivid white beaches plucked directly from your richest imagination of Caribbean perfection. Recently listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, thanks to its beautifully preserved colonial architecture, Bridgetown’s mask of modernity covers a core of complex history and fascinating culture. Sherbet coloured buildings line up to overlook the waterfront of the Constitution River at the ‘The Careenage’ - where gleaming ships bob on the blue water, and peaceful strolls along a wooden boardwalk await. Stop for a sobering moment at the commemorative plaque honouring the people traded at this spot, when Bridgetown was the British Empire’s most important harbour, and first stop on the Transatlantic Slave Trade crossing. Just five minutes’ stroll from here is Carlisle Bay - a postcard-perfect place where you'll find crystal-clear, turquoise seawater glowing in the Caribbean sun, and a mile of soft white powder sand. A treasure trove for divers, the shipwrecks scattered below the shallow water’s waves are now inhabited by turtles and swirling, rainbow-coloured tropical fish. Head to the backstreets, where street food vendors serve up spicy chicken soup, barbecued pigtails and thirst-quenching coconut water. There are bargains aplenty to be had on Broad Street, where duty-free malls and souvenir stalls cram together, vying for your attention. Roebuck Street is the spot where one of the Caribbean’s favourite drinks, rum, was discovered - having been created here from the by-products of the island’s booming sugarcane trade. Nowadays, it’s lined with bars splashing every variety of the deliciously spicy dark libation imaginable into glasses. For a touch more culture, visit one of the oldest synagogues in The Americas - Nidhe Israel Synagogue, which was built in 1654. The adjoining museum tells the story of Barbados’ Jewish immigrants, who were instrumental in the island’s development.
Colony Club is a boutique hotel in Barbados that features elegant inclusions with luxurious island flair. Located on one of the most beautiful beaches in Barbados, the hotel is distinguished by its timeless architecture, seven acres of lush tropical gardens, a meandering lagoon style pool and outstanding service. Enjoy the trappings of premium accommodations, a delicious full buffet breakfast daily, complimentary motorised water sports such as water-skiing, tubing and banana boat rides, as well as complimentary non-motorised water sports like sailing, snorkelling and Stand Up Paddling.

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