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Downtown Sao Paulo in the morning
 

Immerse Yourself In The Rich South American Culture

 

 

February 16 - March 1, 2020

Buenos Aires Round-Trip

Starting at $2,623*

From Buenos Aires' Recoleta quarter or the French neoclassical Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo, to Rio De Janeiro's feather-festooned Carnival, Punta Del Este's scenic coastline, and Montevideo's modern yet rich architectural heritage, Celebrity Cruises' South American cruise offers compelling insight into important history at a vibrant and exciting time of the year. Reconnect with old friends and family onboard the modern Celebrity Eclipse and enjoy the splendors that Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay have to offer!

 

Space is limited on this popular sailing, so make your reservations now! Optional Pre-Cruise Tour Available for Booking.


Your Cruises & Beyond Hosts

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Sherri Barber

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Colleen Tanaka

Your South American journey will be hosted by Sherri Barber and Colleen Tanaka of Cruises & Beyond. Enjoy your journey with good company and build friendships that will rival the excellence of service you will receive on this trip of a lifetime.


Optional Pre-Cruise Tour: Journey to Buenos Aires & Puerto Iguazu

February 13 - February 16 2020 (4 Days/3 Nights)

Starting at $1,945**

The name Argentina comes from the Latin word “argentum” (silver) and has been used since the first so called “Conquistador” (Conqueror) from Spain came to the “Rio de la Plata” (silver river). The country has 44,5 million inhabitants, many Spanish, Italians, Germans and French immigrated to Argentina, being the most European influenced country of the subcontinent. Argentina is a fascinating land of contrasts and of unspoiled nature along its 3.694km (2.295mi.) from north to south and 1.423km (885mi.) from east to west. You can find impressive waterfalls, appealing landscapes, delicious wines, peaceful lakes, breath-taking glaciers, the world ́southernmost city also known as “the end of the world” as well as abundant wildlife. Buenos Aires, the capital city, is one of the most elegant and busiest cities of South America.


Day 1 - Arrival in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Thu, Feb 13, 2020

-Transfer from EZE international airport to Hotel

-Overnight at the Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta Hotel

Buenos Aires - is the capital of Argentina and the center of the political, economic and intellectual life of the country. Buenos Aires has a strong European influence which is reflected by its refined taste in cooking, its luxury boutiques and in the elegance of its inhabitants. Despite modern constructions and dynamic activity, it has managed to preserve old traditions and charming corners.

The cosmopolitan atmosphere and the individual personality of each of its neighborhoods fascinate its visitors. Almost 13 million people live there and can enjoy the plentiful nightlife. During the day, a wide variety of attractions are offered: museums, art galleries, antique stores, large green areas and parks, renowned sporting events and golf courses. This is the birthplace of tango music, which is included in the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Meals included: None

The Capital City of Buenos Aires in Argentina

Day 2 - Buenos Aires - Puerto Iguazu

Fri, Feb 14, 2020

-Drop off luggage at Sofitel Hotel

-Transfer from hotel to AEP domestic airport

-Flight from Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazu

-Transfer from Puerto Iguazu Airport to hotel

-Tour of the Argentinean side of the falls from the Melia Iguazu Hotel

-Lunch at El Fortin Restaurant

-Overnight at the Hotel Melia Iguazu

Iguazú Falls - nature blessed the Argentine, Brazilian and Paraguayan border with a show of her splendid talent. Iguazú Falls leaves every visitor speechless. Imagine standing a few meters away from an impressive mass of water; a total of 275 falls dropping over 70m (230ft.). Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat) is the most impressive waterfall, where the falling water gives the illusion of magical rainbows. The National Park is full of exotic subtropical vegetation surrounding the falls: several plant species with giant trees, ferns, lianas and orchids, 400 species of colorful birds (toucans, parrots, woodpeckers, humming birds and butterflies, with fascinating vivid colors and designs), and other fauna such as jaguar, tiger-cat, foxes, tapir, monkeys. Iguazu National Park was designated World Heritage Site by UNESCO, while the close Jesuit Missions have been declared Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO. Iguazu Falls National Park is a magic place in the world recently voted as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

Meals Included: Buffet Breakfast and Lunch

Iguazu Falls, Brazil

Day 3 - Puerto Iguazu

Sat, Feb 15, 2020

-Visit the Brazilian side of the falls from the Melia Iguazu hotel

-Lunch at Porto Canoas Restaurant

-Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Melia Iguazu

You will go through the road that leads to the falls, crossing the National Park as far as the Brazilian Falls. Walk along the paths following cascades and then walk along the catwalk that leads very close to the bottom of the Devil’s Throat. You can be impressed by the first panoramic views of the falls of the Argentinean side, like the Two Sisters, Bozzeti, Superior Circuit and San Martin Island, where the movie “The Mission” was filmed. The promenade shows a complete and panoramic view of the falls.

Meals included: Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4 - Iguazu - Buenos Aires

Sun, Feb 16, 2020

-Transfer from hotel to Puerto Iguazu Airport

-Transer from AEP domestic airport to pier to embark on cruise ship, the Celebrity Eclipse

-Dinner and Tango Show at El Viejo Almacen

The Tango tradition started at the end of the 19th century, and developed out of a mixture of various rhythms, which were originally danced in the poorer neighborhoods. Tango is reflecting the nostalgia and melancholy of the European immigrants and brought up some great musicians, such as Astor Piazzolla and Anibal Troilo. Transfer from the pier to one of the famous Tango Houses for dinner. Enjoy a show with music, singing and dancing. The dinner includes entrée, main course, dessert & drinks. After the tango show, return back to the ship. Arrival at the ship around midnight. El Viejo Almacen became a unique place thanks to its historic location and an authentic style nourished by popularity built through the years. Every night its doors are open to enjoy an impressive tango show performed by prominent interpreters of the tango scene, a demonstration of Andean music, as well as exquisite cuisine.

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Cruise Itinerary

 
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Day 1 - Buenos Aires, ArgentinA

Sun, Feb 16, 2020

The capital of Argentina throbs with creative energy. In this melting pot of cultures—native American, Spanish colonial, Italian, French, British, and more—the local Porteños greet you warmly with a kiss. Connoisseurs of culture find 300 theaters and 160 museums. Explore the French neoclassical Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo, near the port, or Teatro Colón, an opera house with interiors as beautiful as the acoustics, in the Centro. You'll shop till you drop in Buenos Aires, a leader in design. Find clothing, jewelry, and art at lavish Galerías Pacifico, near the port, or browse the fashionable Recoleta quarter for exclusive boutiques. Shop elegant Calle Florida, bustling with bustling with office workers by day and street performers at night. Look for native leather, antiques, and crafts. Eat and drink like a king on your cruise to Argentina, from elegant 19th-century bars to contemporary cafés and restaurants. Discover maté, the local tea, and don't miss the renowned steaks and excellent Malbec wines. Find pizza, pasta, and ice cream on every corner. For dessert, try alfajores, chocolate-covered double-decker cookies filled with dulce de leche.

Buenos Aires, National Congress building
The Capital City of Buenos Aires in Argentina

Day 2 - Buenos Aires, ArgentinA

Mon, Feb 17, 2020

Departs: 6:45PM


Day 3- At sea, Cruising

Tue, Feb 18, 2020


Day 4 - At sea, Cruising

Wed, Feb 19, 2020


Day 5 - SAo Pualo (Santos), Brazil

Thu, Feb 20, 2020

Docked: 7:00AM to 7:00PM

Don't be intimidated by this sprawling city of nearly 20 million in the Southeastern region of Brazil. As one of the largest cities in the world, there’s much to discover on a cruise to Sao Paulo. Located about 34 miles from Port of Santos, it’s a bustling metropolis with a melting-pot of cultural influences, the largest Japanese population outside of Japan, Italian, Arab, German, and many more call this city home. Head to Avenida Paulista in the heart of town and explore the Museum of Art of Sao Paulo which houses an impressive collection of Western art in Latin America by many important artists, including Rembrandt, Picasso, Renoir, Degas, and well-known Brazilian artists. Boasting some of the best restaurants in all of Brazil to street cart vendors serving up delicious pasteis, the cuisine of Sao Paulo is a deliciously colorful and lively experience to savor. Stroll Rue 25 de Marco or Mercado Municipal de Sao Paulo for authentic Paulista mementos and keepsakes.

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Downtown Sao Paulo in the morning

Day 6 - Ilhabela, Brazil

Fri, Feb 21, 2020

Tendered: 8:00AM to 5:00PM

Ilhabela literally means 'beautiful island' and indeed it is, with its volcanic peaks, beautiful beaches, tropical jungle and a staggering 360 waterfalls. The UNESCO-protected biosphere is home to toucans and capuchin monkeys, shipwrecks and mountains, making it a favorite destination for divers, hikers, surfers and beach-bums alike.

Beautiful view of Ilhabela tropical Island, Rio do janerio, Sao

Day 7 - Buzios, Brazil

Sat, Feb 22, 2020

Tendered: 7:00AM to 10:00PM

This peninsula beach resort, made popular in the 1960s by Brigitte Bardot, boasts more than 20 beaches, with those to the west experiencing calmer water than the east-facing Praia's, which are ideal for surfers and windsurfers. Boating, scuba diving and surfing are the most popular activities here, with excellent schools for novices wishing to learn. When the sun dips, enjoy delicious, fresh seafood at one of the popular pay-by-the-kilo restaurants before drinking and dancing the night away at one of the town's popular bars or nightclubs.

Beach Armacao dos Buzios sea boats, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Day 8 - Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Sun, Feb 23, 2020

Arrival: 7:00AM

Overnight

Samba on down to Rio, famous for its dramatic landscape and beach culture, easy going except for the four days of frenetic, feather-festooned Carnival. From the summits of Sugarloaf to Corcovado in the national park, there are many opportunities to take in the breathtaking natural beauty of the city. Cruises to Rio de Janeiro are not complete without a cable car ride or walking tour for 360-degree views of Guanabara Bay, the city of Niteroi, and so much more. Check out the activity at one or two of the 23 beaches, including the Copacabana and Ipanema, crowded with beautiful sunbathers and swimmers, and populated by surfers, bikers. Pull up a chair at a Churrascaria Palace, and dine on the delicious traditional regional barbecue of your choice, washed down with a Caipirinha, the national cocktail. Head to the Museu Historico Nacional to explore the fascinating historic relics and some of Brazil’s treasures, like the throne of Dom Pedro II, imperial coaches, oil paintings, and a full-size replica of a colonial pharmacy.

Aerial view of Rio de Janeiro city skyline in Brazil
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Day 9 - Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Mon, Feb 24, 2020

Overnight


Day 10 - Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Tue, Feb 25, 2020

Departs: 6:00PM


Day 11 - At sea, Cruising

Wed, Feb 26, 2020


Day 12 - At sea, Cruising

Thu, Feb 27, 2020


Day 13 - Punta Del Este, Uruguay

Fri, Feb 28, 2020

Tendered: 8:00AM to 10:00PM

If South America had purposely created a place to compete with the Riviera, this would be it. Leisurely browse through the chic shops and galleries of Calle Gorlero, or spend a relaxing afternoon people watching from a beachside café while the assorted sun lovers and jet setters around you enjoy one of the continent’s most storied playgrounds.

Punta del este Beach

Day 14 - Montevideo, Uruguay

Sat, Feb 29, 2020

Docked: 7:00AM to 4:30PM

Montevideo is a thoroughly modern city with a rich artistic tradition, the reach of the rural estancias is all around you. If ever there were a time you were inclined to indulge, delicious steaks are the specialty of the house in virtually every restaurant.

Plaza Independencia (Montevideo)

Day 15 - Buenos Aires, ARgentina

Sun, Mar 1, 2020

Arrival: 5:00AM

 

Interested in this itinerary? Request a quote and our specialists will contact you as soon as possible.

 

Your Accommodations and Cruise Fare


Inside Stateroom

 
Inside Stateroom Cat. 11
 

Starting at $2,623*

 

 

Celebrity's eXhale™ bedding & Cashmere Mattress**

Twice daily turn down service

Custom blended bath products, shower cap, cotton balls and cotton swabs

100% Cotton Bathrobes & towels

Hair Dryer

Individual Safe

Interactive TV System

Personalized Service

Complimentary beach towel service

Fresh ice delivered to stateroom upon request

 

Ocean View Stateroom

 
Ocean View Stateroom Cat. 08
 

Starting at $2,904*

 

 

Expansive view of the ocean

Celebrity's eXhale™ bedding & Cashmere Mattress**

Twice daily turn down service

Custom blended bath products, shower cap, cotton balls and cotton swabs

100% Cotton Bathrobes & towels

Hair Dryer

Individual Safe

Interactive TV System

Personalized Service

Complimentary beach towel service

Fresh ice delivered to stateroom upon request

 

Deluxe Ocean View Veranda

 
Veranda Stateroom Cat. 2D
 

Starting at $3,121*

 

 

Private veranda with outdoor seating

Luxurious Celebrity eXhale bedding

Plush bathrobes and towels

Complimentary Tote Bag

Hair Dryer

Custom blended bath products, shower cap, cotton balls and cotton swabs

Smart TV

Individual Safe

100% cotton linens & plush down comforters

Mini Fridge

 

Concierge Class Stateroom

 
Concierge Class Stateroom Cat. C3
 

Starting at $3,748*

 

 

Personalized concierge service

Priority Check-in

Celebrity's eXhale™ bedding & Cashmere Mattress**

Enhanced room service breakfast menu

Sitting area with sofa

Twice Daily Housekeeping

Veranda with lounge seating

Complimentary Tote Bag

Exclusive Destination Seminar

Welcome Sparkling Wine

 

Aboard the Celebrity Eclipse

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Luxurious and upscale on every deck and at every turn, Celebrity Eclipse® sets the standard for modern luxury vacations. Sail in style surrounded by stunning décor. Take your taste buds on vacation with diverse dining options. Enjoy endless entertainment options from sensational shows to some tranquil time in the library. Take a yoga class in the Fitness Center or relax with a massage in the Canyon Ranch® Spa. Find true poolside serenity at the Solarium.

Featuring a gorgeous pool, sparkling waterfalls, thickly padded lounge chairs, and an adults-only policy, tranquility is always just a few steps away. Whatever your travel style, you'll find your home on board.

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*The above cruise fares are per person, based on double occupancy and do not include taxes, fees, and port charges of $296.21 per person. Airfare is not included.

**Pre-Cruise tour cost includes all services and meals stated in the itinerary, round-trip domestic air from Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls, and gratuities on services provided in the itinerary. Tour cost excludes optional tours at Iguazu Falls and/or any personal expenses. International airfare is not included.

Travel Insurance: Even the most carefully planned trip can be complicated by unforeseen events. Whether it's lost luggage, canceled flights, or a medical emergency, an unexpected mishap can turn a relaxing vacation into a taxing experience. Travel Insurance is designed to keep your losses to a minimum. Cruises & Beyond's goal is to save you money, safeguard your journey, and make your vacation memorable for all of the right reasons. Thus, we highly recommend the purchase of Travel Insurance. Ask us about which policy best fits your circumstances.

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