Enjoy the 2012 Rio Carnival on Crystal Cruises
Crystal Cruises has announced four new tours for its guests to experience the Rio Carnival during overnight stops in Rio de Janeiro.
Crystal Symphony's Miami to Rio cruise and Rio to Buenos Aires cruise on 6th and 20th February respectively end or begin on the parade's two best nights, when 30,000 glamorously-costumed members of the top samba schools thrill crowds with singing, dancing, drumming and colourful floats.
From grandstand seating and front-row box seats to luxury VIP sky box suites with gourmet goodies, guests have a choice of several fully escorted, reserved seating programmes at the Sambadrome.
There's even an option to participate firsthand - marching in the parade, dressed in costume and performing with one of the samba schools.
All excursion participants (even those in the parade) will be accompanied by experienced, secure guides from beginning to end, with several convenient late-night shore-to-ship shuttles.
Crystal Cruises Rio Carnival excursions begin at $799 per person rising to $12,999 per person for the VIP box suite package.
The 14-night 6th February "Copacabana & Carnival" voyage starts in Miami and visits Barbados, Devil's Island, Maceió and Salvador before finishing in Rio. Travellers who book this cruise by 31st October receive up to £1,260 per person off the cruise fare with prices starting from £3,655 per person fly/cruise.
The 12-night 20th February "Samba Serenade" cruise starts in Rio and visits Buzios, Ilha Grande, Paraty, Santos/São Paulo, Itajai and Montevideo before finishing in Buenos Aires. Prices start from £4,380 per person fly/cruise.
Both voyages include $500 per person "All Inclusive. As You Wish" shipboard credit plus free air and overseas transfers.
Contact The Luxury Cruise Company to book or for more information