Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Princess Cruises 2013 Carnival in Rio

What a spectacle: The Vila Isabel samba school performs during the carnival parade
in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, earlier today Read more

Rio de Janeiro

Mardis Gras concludes tonight at midnight as Fat Tuesday draws to a close and the Christian season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday.  The AP photo above captures Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.  It is the largest celebration in the world with over 800,000 tourists attending the extravaganza.

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro
Christ, the Redeemer watches over Rio de Janeiro and is one of the seven wonders of the world.   One of the best ways to get there is via a cruise ship.

2012-2013 Cruise Season

Princess Cruises has announced a new 19-day Brazilian Adventure with overnight in Rio during Carnival, sailing from Ft. Lauderdale to  Buenos Aires for the 2012-2013 season.  

Itinerary:  Ft. Lauderdale, St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados, Trinidad, Fortaleza, 
Salvador, 2-day Rio de Janeiro Experience (includes 2 full days & overnight), Buenos Aires.  This cruise, on the Grand Princess, begins on January 26, 2013.  The itinerary will be among the voyages that will go on sale later this month.

South American cruises have a short season with limited availability, so you'll want to plan early if Carnival in Rio is on your bucket list.

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