2022 Spectacular South America Cruise

Dates December 8 - 21, 2022
Destination Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; At Sea; Ilha Grande, Brazil Santos, Brazil Ushuaia; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Iguazu Falls;
Duration 14 days 13 nights
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Tour Hosts: Carlos Fida and John Potter

Carlos is a native of Argentina, where he taught at the Military Academy and the University of Patagonia. He is an expert in Latin American history.  He has lectured to special interest groups while traveling and showing the wonders of South America to thousands of travelers.He is one of the foremost specialists in travel to Latin America. He was the recipient of several awards by Travel and Leisure Magazine and the South American Travel Association.

John has been in the travel industry for over 17 years. You may recognize him as “Pluto” from Columbus Travel’s weekly Travel Show. He has a great love for Disney, both the parks and Disney cruises, and is an expert at both. He is also an expert on other cruise companies and is a Commodore with Princess and has a PHD with Norwegian Cruise Line. He is thrilled to be able to join Carlos in leading this amazing tour from Rio to Buenos Aires.

We are so excited to offer this brand new itinerary for December 2022! No other cruise offers the wonders of South America, its history and its beaches, as this amazing 11-day tour from Rio de Janeiro to Uruguay to Buenos Aires.

December is the height of the summer season in South America. It is time to escape the cold weather in Utah and enjoy some gorgeous sunshine during a 7-night cruise along the Atlantic Coast of South America. This is a one-of-a-kind cruise, as it starts and ends with a total of six visits incorporating the diversity of each city and places visited. It is a true immersion in the culture and highlights of South America.

Start your journey to Buenos Aires with an overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro. A walk along famous Copacabana Beach will surround you with the colors and alluring music of Samba, the hymn of the Cariocas. The next day, after a good breakfast, start your in-depth tour of the “Terra dos Papagaios” or “Land of Parrots” as Brazil is also known, with three more ports along the coast including Buzios, Ilha Grande, and Santos. From endless beaches, lined by shady palm trees and impressive architecture under clear blue sky.

This is a tour specially designed for families, and a perfect gift to open the holiday season. 

TOUR ID: 9222L08

To Book This Tour, Contact:

Carol Alegre, Tour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-6165

Day 1: Thursday, December 8, 2022

USA to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Depart the U.S. for your overnight flight to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Meals : In-flight
Day 2: Friday, December 9, 2022

Rio de Janeiro

Welcome to Rio de Janeiro, nicknamed Cidade Mravilhosa; “The Marvelous City,” and surrounded by a beautiful tropical mountain landscape and white beaches. Transfer to a selected hotel on Copacabana Beach for the next two nights.

Meals : Lunch
Day 3: Saturday, December 10, 2022

Rio de Janeiro

The majestic statue of Christ the Redeemer is the most iconic and immediately recognized attraction. A short train ride till take you to the foot of the Christ the Redeemer statues. The view from the top is spectacular! Later, we will ride a cable car to the top of the Sugar Loaf Mountain from where you will enjoy a 360-degree view of Rio and its surrounding areas. Lunch at famous “churrascaria” (steak house).

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4: Sunday, December 11, 2022

Rio de Janeiro - Board the Norwegian Star

Half a day tour Jeep Tour of the Tijuca rainforest and Botanical Gardens. Norwegian Star cruise ship. Dinner on board.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Monday, December 12, 2022

At sea

This will be a good day to spend time on board, enjoy the pool, taste delicious food and relax before sailing to Buzios.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Buzios, Brazil

Buzios is our first stop in our voyage to Buenos Aires. The small village feature some of the best beaches in all of Brazil. Buzios has a fascinating history. Originally it was settled by pirates and slave traders, but in 1964 it began to transition into a famous resort stop, after a visit by French actress Brigitte Bardot. Today it is a thriving community.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Ilha Grande

Today our ship arrives at Ilha Grande (Big Island). The island is noted for its scenic beautiful and unspoiled tropical beaches, lined up by luxuriant vegetation. The stop is from 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM. It will be a relaxing day in the sun, while at home our friends will be under cold, cold weather.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8: Thursday, December 15, 2022

Santos, Brazil

At 7:00 AM we dock in Santos, the city port near Sao Paulo. The city dates back to the 1500s. The downtown area maintains its colonial atmosphere. It could be worth a short visit, or you can stay on board and enjoy the ship’s pool.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9: Friday, December 16, 2022

Day at sea towards Punta del Este

A day at sea to enjoy the comforts of our cruise liner and taste delicious dishes, or enjoy the entertainment provided by the crew.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10: Saturday, December 17, 2022

Punta del Este, Uruguay

We arrive in Punta del Este, the resort of the rich and famous, made famous by the introduction new apparels designed by the best couture in the world. Just like in Paris, but with a South American accent. Disembarkation is by tender. The port offers a quaint view of the beaches and the small village by the port. It is a good time to mingle with the locals, visit the local market and have the best ice-cream of Uruguay.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11: Sunday, December 18, 2022

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Very early in the morning we arrive in Buenos Aires, the Paris of South America. Our expert bilingual guide will introduce us to the most cosmopolitan city of South America. Buenos Aires is also called the cradle of the Tango. The tour will take us through the highlights of the capital city of Argentina. Afterwards, check in at a selected hotel. Evening Dinner and Tango show! Upgraded hotel in the heart of the city, with access to iconic Florida Street.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12: Monday, December 19, 2022

Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls

A short flight will take us to Iguazu Falls, one of the wonders of the natural world. The arrival is at the Argentine airport, but we will cross the international bridge to Brazil and sightsee the falls at leisure. We end the day by sailing on a large zodiac through the rapids of the Iguazu River. This will be one of the most exhilarating moments of the tour.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 13: Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Iguazu Falls to Buenos Aires

Return to Buenos Aires and head to the airport for our return flight home.

TOUR ID: 9222L08

To Book This Tour, Contact:

Carol Alegre, Tour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-6165

Meals : Breakfast


7-night Sailing from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires - Prices per person, based on Double Occupancy:

  • Inside Cabin Category IF: starting at $ 798.85 pp
  • Ocean View Category OV: starting at $ 835.30 pp
  • Balcony Cabin Category BA: starting at $ 1,245.86 pp


  • International Airfare (Norwegian has a promotion of 2-for-1 Air - must request at time of booking) 
  • Cruise Taxes & Port charges of $ 207.49 pp
  • Cruise Pre-Paid Gratuities
  • Optional Pre & Post Cruise Land package (Rio, Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls): $ 1,576.00 pp/DBL occupancy


Reservations made after August 10th must be paid in full at time of booking

Pre & Post Cruise Optional Package (Rio, B Aires, Iguazu Falls): $ 1,576.00 per person (Based on Double Occupancy)

  • Rio de Janeiro: three-days/two nights, comprehensive sightseeing
  • Full day Private group city tour with lunch at a famous "churrasqueria" (steak house)
  • First class hotels with daily breakfast and tax
  • Transfers: airport to hotel, hotel to ship, ship to hotel, hotel to airport with group
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Professional MMET Tour Manager
  • Bilingual guides

    Tour # 9222L08

    To Book This Tour, Contact:

    Carol Alegre, Tour Manager
    Tel: (801) 483-6165