Portuguese Discoveries cruise itinerary map, from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro
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Portuguese culture comes to life on both sides of the Atlantic on this incredible voyage that's all about Destination Immersion® experiences. Your journey starts in Lisbon, the colorful, historic heart of Portugal, where you’ll be delighted by the cobblestoned streets, hilly neighborhoods, and warm welcomes everywhere you go. Check out the venerable São Jorge Castle, or roam the winding alleys of the Alfama district lined with taverns where fado singers perform. 

After leaving Lisbon, spend a day at sea before docking in Madeira, an archipelago that’s beloved by visitors from all over the world. Don’t forget to sample a taste of Madeira wine along with a big bowl of espetada, a savory beef stew. Next, you’ll explore the Canary Islands, making stops in La Palma and Tenerife. Set against a volcanic landscape, La Palma is best explored on foot – a hike through the Caldera de Taburiente National Park followed by a refreshing dip in Charco Azul, a natural swimming hole, is a fantastic way to experience this island gem. In Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, relax on the beaches at Los Gigantes or take a walk on the wild side at Tenerife Zoo Monkey Park or Loro Park, home to colorful tropical birds. 

With two days at sea, there’s plenty of time to unwind with a spa massage and relax on the Sanctum terrace. Savor authentic Italian cuisine with a twist at Aqualina or dig into a succulent steak or seafood feast at Prime C. Next, you’ll dock in Mindelo, Cape Verde, an exciting port city known for its nightlife and Brazilian-influenced Carnaval celebrations. Prefer something a little more low-key? Browse the Museu do Mar, a museum offering visitors a glimpse into São Vincente’s history, or enjoy a meal at one of the eclectic waterfront cafés. 

When you re-embark, you’ll have four more nights at sea enjoying everything the Pursuit has to offer before arriving in Brazil. Soak up the sun on the pristine beaches of Maceio before sailing on to Salvador de Bahia, one of the oldest colonial cities in the Americas. You’ll spend two nights in Salvador – plenty of time to immerse yourself in the historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or browse the shops of the Old Town. After another night at sea, your Portuguese Discoveries voyage concludes with an overnight in Rio De Janeiro, where iconic sites like the Christ the Redeemer statue and Sugarloaf Mountain await

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Day 1
Lisbon
Portugal
Date: Wed 13-Nov 2019
Activity: Embark
Arrival: -
Depart: 5:00 pm
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One of the oldest cities in the world, Lisbon is rich in architecture and criss-crossed by monument-studded grand boulevards. Must-sees include the church of Igreja de Sao Vicente de Fora, which dates back to the 12th century; Musee Calouste Gulbenkian, one of Europe’s leading fine arts museums; and Torre de Belém, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most famous monuments in Portugal.

Day 2
At Sea
Date: Thu 14-Nov 2019
Activity: Cruising
Arrival: -
Depart: -
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Spend the day sailing in style aboard your boutique hotel at sea. Indulge in a treatment at Sanctum Spa, stay ship shape with a class at our fitness center, or lounge the day away on our sunny pool deck.

In the evening, savor inspired Italian cuisine at Aqualina, or relish in a classic steakhouse experience at Prime C. Plus, you’ll find plenty of exciting evening entertainment, from thrilling shows at Cabaret Lounge to intimate performances in the Living Room.

Day 3
Funchal
(Madeira), Portugal
Date: Fri 15-Nov 2019
Activity: Docked
Arrival: 8:00 am
Depart: 8:00 pm
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Madeira has its share of captivating squares, picturesque villages, idyllic landscapes, and stunning views. It also offers some unexpected pleasures, like it's wildly different parks and gardens. Take a cable car up to Monte so that you may descend by toboggan sledge. Originally a form of fast transport for Monte residents, the trip involves sliding at high speed over narrow, winding streets.

Day 4
Santa Cruz de la Palma
Canary Islands
Date: Sat 16-Nov 2019
Activity: Docked
Arrival: 1:00 pm
Depart: 8:00 pm
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The aptly nicknamed “pretty island”, La Palma is one of Spain's Canary Islands, with incredible natural sites like Caldera del Taburiente National Park, Caldera de Taburiente and El Roque de los Muchachos.

Day 5
Tenerife
Canary Islands
Date: Sun 17-Nov 2019
Activity: Docked
Arrival: 8:00 am
Depart: 8:00 pm
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A notoriously festive destination, Tenerife is the biggest, most well-known of Spain’s Canary Islands, and is characterized by a rugged coastline and miles of beaches, popular for kite surfing and swimming.

Day 6-7
At Sea
Date: Mon 18-Nov to Tue 19-Nov 2019
Activity: Cruising
Arrival: -
Depart: -
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Relax and reflect on your journey thus far with a few days of fun at sea. Get a behind-the-scenes look at life onboard with an Insider’s View Tour, attend a destination lecture to learn more about your next port-of-call, or try your luck at our onboard casino.

Want to really unwind? Watch the world go by and sip a complimentary drink poolside, or say “ahh” with a visit to Sanctum Spa.

Day 8
Mindelo
Cape Verde
Date: Wed 20-Nov 2019
Activity: Docked
Arrival: 8:00 am
Depart: 5:00 pm
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The capital city of Mindelo is considered “Cape Verde's answer to the Riviera”, complete with brightly colored buildings, cobblestone streets, and a variety of lively bars, cafés, and restaurants. Go to the top of Monte Verde for panoramic views of Porto Grande, and visit the historic Torre de Belem, which overlooks the city center, and is conveniently located next to the bustling fish market.

Day 9-12
At Sea
Date: Thu 21-Nov to Sun 24-Nov 2019
Activity: Cruising
Arrival: -
Depart: -
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This is the perfect time to experience all that your boutique hotel at sea has to offer—or to simply do nothing at all. From decadent specialty dining, to immersive lectures, to tranquil spa treatments, the choice is yours.

Shop for tasteful gifts at our onboard stores, or retreat to the Drawing Room and explore the world with our digital Inspiration Center. Days at sea are spectacular with us.

Day 13
Maceio
Brazil
Date: Mon 25-Nov 2019
Activity: Tendered
Arrival: 8:00 am
Depart: 5:00 pm
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Home to unique culture, a buzzing culinary scene, and stretches of powdery white-sand beaches.

Day 14-15
Salvador De Bahia
Brazil
Date: Tue 26-Nov to Wed 27-Nov 2019
Activity: Docked
Arrival: 1:00 pm (Nov 26)
Depart: 2:00 pm (Nov 27)
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African rhythms are a part of Salvador’s local fabric, from Capoeira, a mix of martial arts and dance, to Candomble, a religion of ritual and magic. The city’s historic center is an architectural jewel, with an array of opulent churches. The slaves who built them were not allowed inside, so they labored at night for a century to build a beautiful church for themselves—Our Lady of the Rosary.

Day 16
At Sea
Date: Thu 28-Nov 2019
Activity: Cruising
Arrival: -
Depart: -
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Spend the day sailing in style aboard your boutique hotel at sea. Indulge in a treatment at Sanctum Spa, stay ship shape with a class at our fitness center, or lounge the day away on our sunny pool deck.

In the evening, savor inspired Italian cuisine at Aqualina, or relish in a classic steakhouse experience at Prime C. Plus, you’ll find plenty of exciting evening entertainment, from thrilling shows at Cabaret Lounge to intimate performances in the Living Room.

Day 17-18
Rio De Janeiro
Brazil
Date: Fri 29-Nov to Sat 30-Nov 2019
Activity: Docked/Debark
Arrival: 1:30 pm (Nov 29)
Depart: -
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Samba on down to Rio, easy going except for the four days of frenetic, feather-festooned Carnaval. No journey to Rio would be complete without a visit to one of the New Seven Wonders of the World—Christ the Redeemer. At the top of Corcovado Mountain, this 125-foot-tall statue of Jesus Christ spreads its arms over Rio and offers breathtaking panoramic views of Guanabara Bay.

Please note: While we do our best to adhere to our published itineraries, they may be changed at the discretion of the captain due to weather advisories, port traffic, and any other unforeseeable circumstances.
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Club Interior Stateroom
$2,799* USD
Stateroom Area: 158 sq. ft. (14.7 sq m)
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  • Completely refurbished with fresh contemporary décor in 2016
  • Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
  • 40” flat-screen television
  • Refrigerator with mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voicemail
  • Writing desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hairdryer
  • USB ports under bedside reading lamps
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Club Oceanview Stateroom
$3,299* USD
Stateroom Area: 143 sq. ft. (13.3 sq m)
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  • Completely refurbished with fresh contemporary décor in 2016
  • Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
  • Some staterooms feature sofa bed
  • 40” flat-screen TV
  • Refrigerator with mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voicemail
  • Writing desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hairdryer
  • USB ports under bedside reading lamps
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Club Veranda Stateroom
$3,899* USD
Stateroom Area: 175 sq. ft. (16.3 sq m)
Veranda Area: 40 sq. ft. (3.8 sq m)
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  • Completely refurbished with fresh contemporary décor in 2016
  • Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
  • Sitting area with 40” flat-screen TV
  • Veranda
  • Refrigerator with mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voicemail
  • Writing desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hairdryer
  • USB ports under bedside reading lamps
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Club Continent Suite
$5,199* USD
Stateroom Area: 266 sq. ft. (24.8 sq m)
Veranda Area: 60 sq. ft. (5.6 sq m)
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  • Completely refurbished with elegant contemporary décor in 2016
  • Two lower beds convertible to one queen size bed
  • Spacious and comfortable sitting area
  • 55” flat-screen television in sitting area
  • Roomy bathroom with shower. Some also feature a tub.
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Veranda
  • And the same standard features in our Club Veranda staterooms
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Club Spa Suite
$6,899* USD
Stateroom Area: 414 sq. ft. (38.5 sq m)
Veranda Area: 60 sq. ft. (5.6 sq m)
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  • Newly built suites in 2016 with an elegant organic décor
  • Two lower beds convertible to one queen size bed
  • Spacious glass-enclosed bathtub
  • Separate rain shower
  • Comfortable sitting area
  • 55” flat-screen television in sitting area
  • In-room spa music
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Veranda
  • And the same standard features in our Club Veranda staterooms
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Club Ocean Suite
$7,199* USD
Stateroom Area: 478 sq. ft. (44.5 sq m)
Veranda Area: 173 sq. ft. (16.1 sq m)
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  • Completely refurbished with elegant contemporary décor in 2016
  • Spacious living room with a separate master bedroom
  • Master bedroom with one king size bed and a 40” flat-screen television
  • 55” flat-screen television in living room
  • Marble master bathroom with shower and tub.
  • Dressing room with vanity and ample closet space
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors in living room and master bedroom
  • Spacious 173 sq.ft. (16.1 sq.m.) veranda
  • And the same standard features in our Club Veranda staterooms
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Club World Owner's Suite
$8,199* USD
Stateroom Area: 603 sq. ft. (56.1 sq m)
Veranda Area: 233 sq. ft. (21.7 sq m)
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  • Completely refurbished with elegant contemporary décor in 2016
  • Spacious living room with a separate master bedroom
  • Master bedroom with one king size bed and a 40” flat-screen television
  • 55” flat-screen television in living room
  • Marble master bathroom with shower and tub.
  • Dressing room with vanity and ample closet space
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors in living room and master bedroom
  • Spacious 233 sq.ft. (21.7 sq.m.) veranda
  • And the same standard features in our Club Veranda staterooms
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*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional $149.96 per person.
*Prices are per person in (USD)

Our Pricing & Savings Policy
Unless stated otherwise, all rates are per person, based on double occupancy, cruise only, in USD, and subject to availability. Rates may vary by ship, departure date, and stateroom category. All rates, savings offers and itineraries are subject to change without notice. Savings offers may be withdrawn at any time. Azamara reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update fares, fees and surcharges at any time without prior notice.

Shore Excursions
  • Explore Local
    Antique Car Ride with Private Visit to Madeira Wine Lodge

    Experience Funchal in comfort and style on this antique car ride to the Madeira Wine Company Lodge where you’ll enjoy a tantalizing selection of wines and local flavors.

  • Explore Local
    The Mysterious Pyramids of Guimar

    Venture through pine forests and rich vegetation on an archeological expedition that explores the mysteries surrounding the ancient Pyramids of Guimar.

  • Explore Local
    Panoramic Madeira - Cable Car and Toboggan Ride

    Board Funchal's Cable Car for an eye-opening climb to the suburb of Monte; visit its historic church; then zoom back down in a wicker toboggan.

Life Onboard
  • Specialty Dining

    Dine in luxury and elegance at the specialty restaurants of Azamara, where you’ll savor a heavenly experience at a down-to-earth price.

    At Aqualina, tantalize your palate with some of Italy’s most celebrated dishes, as well as contemporary inventive cuisine. Expect a marvelous evening in a warm ambiance with stunning views and lush décor at Prime C steakhouse. And don’t miss the Chef’s Table, an exclusive dining experience pairing multiple delectable courses with perfectly matched wines.

  • Spa, Health & Fitness

    Relax, revitalize, and reboot. Our spa, health, and fitness options give you the chance to focus on you—something you don’t always have time to do at home.

    Pamper yourself at The Sanctum Spa with the ultimate in signature treatments. Update your look at our full-service salon. Get into a new groove with complimentary group fitness classes like sunset yoga on the deck, core workouts, and nutrition sessions. Or head to our well-equipped Fitness Center to work out at your own pace, as you enjoy spectacular ocean views. Feel better, look better, and get ship shape with Azamara.

  • Shopping

    Searching for a tasteful collection of merchandise, beautiful jewelry, and special keepsakes? Look no further than the onboard stores of Azamara.

    Stop by the ship’s namesake shop for sundries, casual wear, swim fashions, accessories, and small gifts. Head to Indulgences for an exquisite selection of jewelry, watches, and other pieces from iconic jewelry-makers. Pick up camera supplies and photos taken by the ship’s roving photographer at The Photo Shop. (And be sure to watch your daily news for specials and one-time offers that make shopping even more fun.)

  • Enrichment Programs & Classes

    Culinary demonstrations by our professional chefs and wine tastings by our sommeliers. Cruise Global, Connect Local℠ shore excursion seminars to help you learn about particular tours. Port-of-call lectures focusing on destination highlights, plus insider tips on lesser-known excursions.

    Get in the know with our ever-changing variety of entertaining and interesting programs hosted by Azamara’s own onboard experts.

  • Discoveries Restaurant

    At the culinary heart of our ships is the Discoveries Restaurant. Here, you can discover the world through dishes and flavors from the places we visit, whether it’s our Destination Immersion® Experiences dinner buffet or the Destination Immersion® cuisine on our dinner menu.

    During on-shore visits, our chefs love to head to local markets for inspiration and ingredients. The result? Mouthwatering dishes so local, you’ll feel like you’re not onboard anymore.

  • Casual Dining & Snacks

    At Azamara, we elevate casual dining to delectable heights. Taste your way around the world at The Patio with exclusive personalized dishes using local flavors. Then top your meal off at Swirl & Top, our self-serve frozen yogurt station.

    Take in the fresh breeze at an outdoor table and relax in the laid-back atmosphere of Windows Café, featuring daily themed dinners inspired from the region we’re visiting and live stations serving up local ingredients purchased in port. And no matter where you are in the world, Mosaic Café and Mosaic @Night is the perfect place to start (or end) your day.

  • Entertainment & Events

    In between taking you to some of the most fascinating destinations in the world, we love to entertain our guests, especially at the Cabaret Lounge. Enjoy live performances of professional full-stage musical revues, classical soloists, bands, and other entertainment in a cabaret nightclub with full bar and cozy tables.

    We take the show outside at Azamara’s White Night party and buffet, held at least once on every cruise (weather permitting). Have a fabulous feast, sip boutique wines on the house, and dance late into the night. Wearing white is optional, but encouraged!

  • Bars & Lounges

    Wine and unwind at Azamara’s distinctive bars and lounges. Discoveries Lounge is a guest favorite for pre- and post-dinner conversation and drinks, while The Living Room is the perfect space to take in interesting speakers, enjoy a hot beverage or wines and tapas, or simply relax with a good book.

    With a flat-screen TV and full-service bar, Spirits is a great place for sports fans. And the Casino will keep you entertained with blackjack, roulette, slot machines, and three-card poker games. Group and individual gaming lessons are offered at no charge—a great way to learn gaming strategy!

Voyage Features

Voyage Tabs

 

INCLUSIVE AMENITIES FOR ALL GUESTS:

  • Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings® event (on most voyages)
  • Select standard spirits, international beers and wines
  • Gratuities
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
  • Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations
 

PLUS ADDITIONAL INCLUSIVES FOR SUITE GUESTS:

  • English butler service
  • 235 complimentary Internet minutes or $150 towards a full voyage unlimited package per person.
  • One free bag of laundry service per suite, each seven days
  • Complimentary specialty restaurants dining
  • Afternoon tea service in-suite
 

AND EVEN MORE FOR SPECIALTY SUITE GUESTS:

  • $300 in Onboard Credit for guests in Club World Owner’s Suites, Club Ocean Suites, Club Spa Suites.

 

VERANDA PLUS GUESTS RECEIVE INCLUSIVE AMENITIES PLUS*:

  • 120 complimentary Internet minutes per guest
  • One free bag of laundry service per stateroom, each seven days
  • One night of complimentary specialty dining for two, each seven days
  • Priority embarkation and debarkation
  • Complimentary in-room spirits

*Club Veranda Plus stateroom only available on 2020 voyages.

 

SUITE GUESTS RECEIVE INCLUSIVE AMENITIES PLUS:

  • English butler service
  • 240 complimentary Internet minutes per guest
  • One free bag of laundry service per suite, each seven days
  • Complimentary seating in the specialty restaurants dining
  • Priority embarkation and debarkation
  • Complimentary in-room spirits
  • In-suite afternoon tea service
  • $300 in Onboard Credit per person (Club World Owner’s Suites, Club Ocean Suites, Club Spa Suites categories only)
 

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Please remember you have up to 2 days prior to your sail date to purchase your Azamara Club Cruises® shore excursions online. If you are within the 2 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions on board.

*Prices are representative, subject to change and availability and vary by sailing. Tours, tour dates, and times are subject to change and availability. A cruise booking number and at least one deposit payment is required to purchase a tour. Tours may be purchased online or by calling us up to four days prior to the cruise departure date. After that time, tours must be booked onboard.

Tours purchased prior to the cruise departure date will be charged to your credit card in the same currency as your cruise reservation. Tours purchased onboard will be charged in U.S. dollars to your KeyCard account. Exchange rates are determined by a competitive pricing program.

The providers of tour arrangements are independent contractors and are not acting as agents of representatives or Azamara Club Cruises. In no event shall Azamara be liable for any accident or harm to passenger, which occurs as a result of any acts, omissions, or negligence of any independent contractors.

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