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Rio de Janeiro to Barcelona

Atlantic Sojourn | 18 Nights | Departs Apr 2, 2015


Recife, Brazil


Apr, 2

-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Apr, 3

-Cruise the Coast of Brazil

Apr, 4

-Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

Apr, 5

-Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

Apr, 6

-Recife, Brazil

Apr, 7

-Natal, Brazil

Apr, 8

-Cruise Atlantic Ocean

Apr, 9

-Cruise Atlantic Ocean

Apr, 10

-Cruise Atlantic Ocean

Apr, 11

-Porto Grande, Cape Verde

Apr, 12

-Cruise Atlantic Ocean

Apr, 13

-Cruise Atlantic Ocean

Apr, 14

-Arrecife-Lanzarote Isl, Spain

Apr, 15

-Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Apr, 16

-Cruise Atlantic Ocean

Apr, 17

-Tangier, Morocco

Apr, 18

-Málaga (Granada), Spain

Apr, 19

-Cruise Atlantic Ocean

Apr, 20

-Barcelona, Spain

Recife, Brazil-port

Discover colonial Brazil in Recife and nearby Olinda and step back in time along narrow, winding streets amid meticulously restored homes, churches and lovely plazas. Admire the scenic views from the Malakoff Tower and Olinda’s hilltop plaza. Visit the old Dutch Fort, the Jewish Historic Archive and a local artist in his workshop and gallery. Take home lovely traditional Pernambuco handicrafts like clay figurines, wood sculptures, leather or woven straw items or hunt for unusual trinkets in artisan shops. Indulge in a delicious lobster lunch or just about anything your palate desires.


Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

As shore excursions to be offered in this port are not yet confirmed, below is a list of those offered previously. We make every effort to have excursions finalized at least 240 days in advance of sailing, and often sooner, so please check back regularly.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Catamaran and Casa Da Cultura
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Cultural and Historic Recife
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Highlights of Recife and Olinda
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Nação Pernambuco At Theatro Santa Isabel
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Recife, Olinda and Brennand Estate
    Light Activity /WalkingMeal
  • Catamaran and Casa Da Cultura

    Light Activity /Walking Minimal Activity Required
    Duration: 3 hours
    Tour Code: rec-003

    Sail a catamaran along the wide Capibaribe River through downtown Recife and then enjoy some free time shopping in a mall that was formerly a prison.

    Departing from the pier, it’s a short transfer to a nearby dock and your awaiting catamaran. The double-hulled vessel offers a unique and wonderful way to view Recife, as the city was founded on three islands separated by various waterways. Cruising through the arteries of the Capibaribe River, you will soon understand why Recife is known as “Brazil’s Venice.”

    Nearly 40 bridges connect the islands, whose architecture ranges from soaring skyscrapers to lovely colonial mansions. The exact sights on the cruise will depend on the route that the captain choses, but you can expect to see a vast contrast in the buildings and bridges. Some may be Dutch influenced, others will be sleek and modern, and still others will reflect different historical periods. The Capibaribe River is named for the capybara, the world’s largest rodent, which inhabited the shoreline centuries ago.

    After your nearly ninety minute scenic cruise, you will disembark the catamaran and drive to Casa da Cultura, a 19th-century prison that was transformed into a shopping mall in the 1970s. Most of the merchandise is handicrafts, traditional in nature and wonderfully diverse. The offerings include wooden sculptures, leather goods, lace and ceramics. If you can’t imagine the mall once being a prison, seek out the rather grim cell that has been left intact, perhaps as a message to thwart shoplifting. After approximately forty minutes of free time, you will rejoin your coach and return to the pier.

    Please note: Walking on this tour is mainly at the guests’ discretion during free time at Casa da Cultura. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their person level of stamina and ability. Guests must be able to enter and exit the catamaran with limited assistance. The catamaran has no covered areas. Light-weight clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; and flat, comfortable walking shoes with a non-slip sole are recommended.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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