On board MS EUROPA 2 from Buenos Aires to Salvador

The spirit of South America

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Tango music in Buenos Aires, a freedom fighter in Montevideo* and relaxing bathing in chic Punta del Este play the first bars of your cruise. Art lovers will find Salvador Dali sculptures in the Ralli Museum* and nature lovers can take a boat trip to Sea Lion Island* to marvel at the portly colossi. Half-timbered houses in South America? German immigrants made this possible – for example, in Blumenau*. Ilhabela, Brazil’s largest island, tempts you with a schooner trip to the beach* or on a Jeep tour* through the rainforest. Three days long with the EUROPA 2 in Rio de Janeiro – let yourself be enchanted by this fascinating city!

from Buenos Aires to Salvador

Cruise dates:from 15.02.2015 to 02.03.2015 (15 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA 2
Cruise number: EUX1504

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This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions. [Read more]

Highlights of this cruise

Highlights of this trip:

  • Punta del Este: a chic bathing resort at the mouth of the Rio de la Plata.
  • Rainforest, beaches and more than 300 waterfalls: Ilhabela – the “beautiful island”.
  • Sugar Loaf Mountain* and Corcovado*, Samba and Copacabana: three exciting days in Rio de Janeiro.
  • A pearl of the Brazilian sun-drenched shores: the former fishing village of Armacao dos Buzios.
  • On board: Carnaval do Brasil.

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore excursions listed here are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.


Sun, 15.02.2015

Scheduled flight from Germany to Buenos Aires

Mon, 16.02.2015

Buenos Aires/Argentina
City tour with lunch and
transfer to embarkation,
overnight stay on board


Tango music accompanies you throughout Buenos Aires at the start of your cruise when you immerse yourself in the goings-on of the lively metropolis or explore the wonderful Alto Palermo. Alternatively, glide through the Tigre Delta* on a boat trip or enjoy Argentinean rural life in a traditional Estancia*.


Tue, 17.02.2015

Buenos Aires, departure 20.00 hrs

Wed, 18.02.2015

Montevideo/Uruguay, 8.00 – 15.00 hrs
Punta del Este/Uruguay , arrival 20.00 hrs

The following day, Uruguay’s capital city Montevideo is your host. A city tour* takes you across the Avenida 18 de Julio and presents famous freedom fighters to you in the monumental Plaza Independencia at the Artigas Mausoleum. From here, you are offered a tour through the old town*. Learn about the viticulture of the country on a visit to a vineyard* – which, of course, includes a tasting.

Thu, 19.02.2015

Punta del Este , departure 14.00 hrs

In the evening, the EUROPA 2 moors at chic Punta del Este, one of the most exclusive coastal resorts of South America. Art lovers will have a worthwhile visit to the Ralli Museum*, which exhibits sculptures by Salvador Dali amongst other artists. Nature lovers can take a boat trip to Sea Lion Island*, where one of the largest colonies of these creatures lives on the continent.

Fri, 20.02.2015

Relaxation at sea

Sat, 21.02.2015

Porto Belo/Brazil, 9.00 – 17.00 hrs

You encounter the legacy of German immigrants setting off from Porto Belo to Blumenau*, which surprises with half-timbered houses and beer gardens. The cable railway in Camboriu* is also unique and joins Parque Unipraias in the middle of the rainforest with Laranjeiras beach.

Sun, 22.02.2015

Ilhabela/Ilha de Sao Sebastiao/Brazil , 12.00 – 19.00 hrs

Following this, be enticed by Ilhabela, the largest island in Brazil, on a trip by schooner to the beach* or on a Jeep tour* through the species-rich rainforest at the heart of the island.

Mon, 23.02.2015

Rio de Janeiro/Brazil, arrival 9.30 hrs

Pure joie de vivre awaits you the following day: stay with the EUROPA 2 in Rio de Janeiro beneath the Sugar Loaf Mountain for three days. A cable car takes you on a city tour* through the historic centre to the peak of the legendary landmark. Just as breathtaking is the view over the bay to Corcovado*. This is where the world-famous statue of Christ stands, greeting all visitors with open arms. Go even higher on a helicopter flight over the city* – fantastic vistas, also provided by the lush Tijuca rainforest*. And of course, your cruise would not be complete without a trip to a typical churrascaria*.

Tue, 24.02.2015

Rio de Janeiro

Wed, 25.02.2015

Rio de Janeiro, departure 19.00 hrs

Thu, 26.02.2015

Armacao dos Buzios/Brazil , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

A relaxing programme of contrasts relating to Rio de Janeiro awaits you in Armacao dos Buzios and its surroundings*. The small fishing village with exclusive boutiques and bars invites you to shop and stay awhile. Or enjoy wind and waves while surfing*.

Fri, 27.02.2015

Relaxation at sea

Sat, 28.02.2015

Ilheus/Brazil, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

The riches of Ilheus were once founded in the trade of cocoa. Following the trail of the cocoa barons* gives you insights in the history of the colonial old town. An interesting insight into the cocoa production awaits you when visiting a cocoa-farm*. Or enjoy a refreshing bath at the Tijuipe-waterfalls*. 

Sun, 01.03.2015

Salvador/Brazil arrival 7.00 hrs
Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

The following day in Salvador, you bid farewell to the fascinating spirit of South America.

Mon, 02.03.2015

Arrival in Germany

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore excursions listed here are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

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Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.

Following programmes we offer in German: