Rio Rendezvous (20 Days)

Cruise Line: Crystal Cruises
New Orleans, LA, United States to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Dates: 05 Jan 2019 - 24 Jan 2019

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05 Jan 2019
New Orleans, LA, United States
06 Jan 2019
New Orleans, LA, United States
7:00 AM
07 Jan 2019
Caribbean Sea (Cruising)
08 Jan 2019
George Town, Cayman Islands
12:00 PM 7:00 PM
09 Jan 2019
Caribbean Sea (Cruising)
10 Jan 2019
Caribbean Sea (Cruising)
11 Jan 2019
Willemstad, Curacao
8:00 AM 10:00 PM
12 Jan 2019
Caribbean Sea (Cruising)
13 Jan 2019
Grenada, Grenada
8:00 AM 4:00 PM
DAY 10
14 Jan 2019
Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
DAY 11
15 Jan 2019
Devil's Island (French Guiana), French Guiana
9:00 AM 4:00 PM
DAY 12
16 Jan 2019
DAY 13
17 Jan 2019
DAY 14
18 Jan 2019
DAY 15
19 Jan 2019
Recife, Brazil
6:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 16
20 Jan 2019
DAY 17
21 Jan 2019
Salvador, Brazil
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 18
22 Jan 2019
DAY 19
23 Jan 2019
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
12:00 PM
DAY 20
24 Jan 2019
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Rio Rendezvous map

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For 05 Jan 2019 - 24 Jan 2019
Your Onboard Host(s)
Sue Pechtel, William Pechtel

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Candomblé, Creole Cooking, and Capoeira - Salvador - 2019 ( 7 Hours )
Salvador, Brazil | 21 Jan 2019

  • Meals: Lunch
  • Recommended Ages: All Ages
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Experience(s): Food & Wine • Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing

The vibrant city of Salvador bears the distinction of being the first slave port in the Americas, and today it is the center of Afro-Brazilian culture. We’ll start with a driving tour to discover this rich slice of Brazil, taking in the candomblé saint sculptures in Tororo Lake and the Fonte Nova soccer stadium. We’ll make our way to the Afro-Brazilian Museum, which traces the West African origins of the city, and see the superb wooden sculpted panels of the orixás by Salvador’s most celebrated artist, Carybé. We’ll visit the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, built with meager resources over a period of almost 100 years. It’s located in Pelourinho Square—named after the whipping post that stood in its center. We’ll also visit the intimate Bahian Gastronomy Museum, which focuses on the African influence on Bahia cuisine.

Our museum experience will come to life at Cuco Bistrô, where we will have a cachaça tasting and savor bold creole cuisine such as grilled curd cheese with plantain purée and sugarcane molasses, and fish stew with cashews and coconut. After, we’ll make a quick stop at St. Francis church, a masterpiece of Brazilian baroque.

Bahia is also the rhythmic center of Afro-Brazilian music, and one of our day’s highlights will be an immersive percussion workshop, where we’ll try our hands at various local instruments. After the class we will take in a capoeira demonstration, and, after all this excitement, return to our ship.

Suggested Attire/Walking Notes: Light casual attire with comfortable walking shoes. Sunscreen/hats recommended. Flip flops and sandals should be avoided, as we will walk on uneven cobblestone streets.

Virtuoso Voyages shore experience arranged by: Blumar Brazil

This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to local conditions or other considerations. This Virtuoso Voyages Event is not transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with another sailing. This Virtuoso Voyages Event has no cash value, cannot be redeemed or refunded for cash. Credit will not be issued for unused services. Ground operators and other suppliers are independently owned and operated and are not controlled by Virtuoso. Your participation in this event served as your acknowledgement that Virtuoso is not responsible for the acts or omissions of these third parties.

$250 USD Credit Toward Purchase of a Virtuoso Product Per Person

This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.
This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.

*Credit may be applied by your Virtuoso travel Advisor toward the purchase of a private shore excursion created by a Virtuoso On-Site or another Virtuoso preferred product in conjunction with this cruise. Per person, based on double occupancy

$250 USD Shipboard Credit Per Person

This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.
This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.

Credit will be applied to your shipboard account. Restrictions apply, please see Terms & Conditions for details. 1st & 2nd Person in room, per person, based on double occupancy.

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Welcome Reception

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About the Ship

Crystal Symphony at sea
Crystal Symphony

Last fall, Crystal Symphony emerged from her multi-million-dollar drydock, with spacious suites and penthouses, more dining options, all open seating, & updated technologies including free, unlimited Wi-Fi. With the new guest capacity of just 848, service and space ratios are among the best at sea.

What's Included


  • Accommodations aboard ship, onboard meals, complimentary specialty restaurants, fine wines, champagne, premium spirits and beers throughout the ship, open bar service in all lounges. Pre-paid gratuities for bar, dining, and housekeeping staff as well as Butler service in Penthouses. Non-alcoholic beverages including bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and more. Entertainment and onboard programs.

Not Included

  • Airfare, shore excursions, sightseeing or meals ashore. Port charges, taxes, security fees and fuel surcharges. Personal expenses and anything not noted as included.

About Us

For the past 26 years, Crystal Cruises has redefined luxury ocean travel by providing the finest travel experience. Building upon its unrivaled reputation, The World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line™ has now embarked on the most significant brand expansion in the history of luxury travel and hospitality: over the next three years, Crystal will introduce three brand-new classes of cruising and even its own luxury aircraft. Winner of the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by Virtuoso for three consecutive years (2014, 2015, & 2016).

Insider Tip

“World’s Best Cruise Ship” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader Choice Awards for 23 years; been voted “World’s Best Large Ship Cruise Line” by Travel + Leisure readers for 20 consecutive years.

Terms & Conditions

Cruise-only fares are per person in U.S. dollars, double occupancy, include all promotional saving and do not include cruise port, security and handling charges. Promotional Book Now Cruise-Only Fares are per person for new bookings only. Optional air add-ons are available from Crystal Cruises’ designated gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada and include all government taxes and fees. Shipboard spending credit is not redeemable for cash and cannot be used in the casino, for bingo or toward future cruise booking deposits. All offers may not be combinable with other promotions, apply to first two full-fare guests in stateroom or suite, are capacity-controlled, subject to availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice. All itineraries, fares, programs and policies are subject to change. Other restrictions apply. ©Crystal Cruises, Inc. Ships’ Registry: The Bahamas.

An initial deposit of 20% of the total booking amount (including land packages and air add-ons) for all categories is required. Deposits are due within 7 days of booking. Staterooms (all categories) are subject to cancellation if required deposits are not received within the specific option period.

Final payment is due no later than 90 days prior to sailing. All reservations are subject to cancellation if payments are not received by the due date. Crystal Cruises reserves the right to review and adjust deposit and final payment dates based on inventory for each individual cruise. Crystal Cruises reserves the right to cancel any bookings not fully paid by the due date.

Select promotional offers including American Express cardholder benefits and the Crystal European Shore Excursion Credit Promotion are not combinable with Virtuoso benefits. The Virtuoso benefit is non-transferable and non-refundable. Please note that ground operators and other suppliers are independently owned and operated, and are not controlled by Virtuoso or Virtuoso Discoveries. Your participation serves as your acknowledgment that neither Virtuoso nor Virtuoso Discoveries is responsible for the acts or omissions of these third parties. Virtuoso benefit option must be selected at least 45-days prior to sailing date and may not be changed. Within 45-days prior to sailing options may not be changed. Virtuoso amenities are capacity controlled, subject to change without notice and may be withdrawn at any time. The Virtuoso host will provide final event program details on board to guests who have opted for the Virtuoso shore event if offered. Other restrictions and limitations may apply. See your Virtuoso Travel Advisor for more details and applicable restrictions. All Virtuoso Member Travel Agencies are independently owned and operated, and are not controlled by Virtuoso.

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