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Brazilian Samba and Caribbean Sounds: Salvador, Brazil to Miami, Florida, USA

MS Europa 2 Voyage 1505 - March 1 - 18, 2015

This cruise with the EUROPA 2 is entirely characterised by sunny serenity, leaving plenty of time for idyllic beaches and activities in natural surroundings. A walk through vibrant sand dunes and canyons leads to Morro Branco*, and tropical flora and fauna surround you on a rainforest walk*. The heritage-protected architecture in Sao Luis is also worth a visit. The most beautiful shades of blues radiate from Bridgetown, whose old town is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. A particular gem is Saint-Barthelemy – a haven for the famous and with “The Baths” on the small Virgin Gorda* – and nature has created a true paradise out of fascinating rocky grottos. An off-road tour from coast to coast* reveals the most magnificent views at the experience of FREEDOM THAT TAKES YOU PLACES comes to an end.

Highlights of this trip:

  • A pearl of baroque architecture at Recife: Olinda*.
  • At the diving station: explore the colourful underwater world by Barbados by submarine*.
  • Relax in the natural pools of “The Baths”* on Virgin Gorda.
  • On board: samba, merengue, salsa – South American dance workshop.

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore excursions listed here are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

Date

Destination

Sunday 01-Mar-2015

Salvador/Brazil

Embarkation of the MS Europa 2, departure 18.00 hrs

Monday 02-Mar-2015

Relaxation at sea

Tuesday 03-Mar-2015

Recife/Brazil, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs 

Setting off from Salvador, after a relaxing day at sea you reach Recife, where colourful glazed tile facades, classical palaces (palacios) and Dutch gabled roofs hark back to its eventful time as a colonial town. An excursion to Olinda* takes you to the small baroque artists’ town, which is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Or travel on an all-terrain vehicle to the Vulture waterfall*.

Wednesday 04-Mar-2015

Relaxation at sea

Thursday 05-Mar-2015

Fortaleza/Brazil, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs 

The following day, Fortaleza awaits you, and rambling sandy beaches invite you to sunbathe. Wander along the promenade or relax on Cumbuco beach*. On a walk near Morro Branco* explore the bizarre lunar landscape of colourful, vibrant sand dunes and canyons.

Friday 06-Mar-2015

Relaxation at sea

Saturday 07-Mar-2015

Ilha do Maranhao/Sao Luis/Brazil, 7.00 – 13.00 hrs 

In Sao Luis, the capital of Ilha do Maranhao, the heritage-protected architecture in the Centro Historico is characterised by the former Portuguese colonists. Walk over the cobbles, marvel at the elaborate azulejos and try a cafezinho in the shade of wrought-iron balconies.

Sunday 08-Mar-2015

Relaxation at sea

Monday 09-Mar-2015

Iles du Salut/French Guiana, 8.00 – 17.00 hrs 

With their history as a French penal colony, you will be fascinated on the day after next by the Iles du Salut. The walls, overgrown with tropical plants, still give a good idea of the austere life of the prisoners.

Tuesday 10-Mar-2015

Relaxation at sea

Wednesday 11-Mar-2015

Scarborough/Tobago/Trinidad and Tobago, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs 

Tobago will enchant you with its Caribbean picture-postcard scenery. Set off from Scarborough by Jeep and get off the beaten track*, or float over the coral reef on a glass-bottom boat*. True relaxation is promised by the palm trees of Pigeon Point Beach*, while you explore the native flora and fauna on a rainforest walk*.

Thursday 12-Mar-2015

Bridgetown/Barbados, 8.00 – 17.00 hrs 

A world in the most beautiful shades of blue is revealed in Bridgetown, where the old town has recently been listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. The island excursion* to Farley Hill brings you a little closer to its English colonial history and the natural beauties of Barbados. Or set off on a catamaran trip and snorkelling tour* in the lagoons and, with a little luck, meet some turtles. At the diving station, you can also take a trip in a modern panorama submarine*.

Friday 13-Mar-2015

Gustavia/Saint-Barthelemy/Leeward Islands/France, 15.00 – 20.00 hrs 

A real gem is Saint-Barthelemy with its endearing capital, Gustavia. An island overview* reveals the secrets of the chic celebrity resort, or enjoy the incomparable atmosphere on a sailing trip*.

Saturday 14-Mar-2015

Road Town/Tortola/British Virgin Islands/Great Britain 7.00 – 14.00 hrs

Cruise through the Sir Francis Drake Channel/Great Britain, approx. 14.00 – 15.00 hrs

Jost Van Dyke Island/British Virgin Islands/Great Britain, 16.00 – 0.00 hrs 

You are welcomed with West Indian charm the next day at Road Town. On neighbouring Virgin Gorda*, nature has created a paradise on earth with “The Baths”: in fairy-tale rocky grottos, the sea glistens in the sun. A scenic flight* gives you a terrific overview of the scattered British Virgin Islands, which include Jost Van Dyke – your destination for a delightful beach stroll.

Sunday 15-Mar-2015

Relaxation at sea

Monday 16-Mar-2015

Grand Turk/Turks and Caicos Islands/Great Britain, 7.00 – 17.00 hrs 

The last day is devoted to the Caribbean beauty of Grand Turk. Take in fabulous views as part of a coast-to-coast* off-road tour, or top off your cruise with a very special adventure: swimming with the stingrays off of Gibbs Cay Island*.

Tuesday 17-Mar-2015

Relaxation at sea 

Wednesday 18-Mar-2015

Miami/Florida/USA, arrival 6.00 hrs, Disembarkation of the MS Europa 2. 



* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.

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