- New Year with a bang
See in the new decade with a spectacular firework show on the famous Copacabana Beach.
- Bueons Aires graces
Explore the colours and contrasts of the cultural Argentine capital.
- Change of pace
Contrast the big cities with the quiet but beautiful beach town of Buzios.
- Iconic Rio
Sugar Loaf Mountain looms over the city.
- Vibrant Sao Paulo
Enjoy a stop in one of Brazil’s liveliest cities.
- VIP door to door
Experience New Year celebrations like no other...
This fly cruise promises a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the exuberant character of Rio de Janeiro as you see in the new year at iconic Copacabana Beach. Explore vibrant Sao Paulo, visit the lush jungle of Ilhabela, uncover Parati’s colonial architecture, or if you’re feeling adventurous, perhaps head out of town and explore the island-studded bay by schooner! Call at bustling Buzios, a beautiful, upscale beach getaway known as Brazil’s St Tropez, before arriving in Rio de Janeiro. Spend the day exploring Rio’s highlights: take in incredible views atop Sugarloaf Mountain, walk along Olympic Boulevard, and no visit to Rio would be complete without a visit to the Christ the Redeemer Statue.
On New Year’s Eve immerse yourself in the electric atmosphere of this energetic city, and choose to either ring in the New Year on board, or revel with the locals on Copacobana Beach as you admire the jaw-dropping firework displays. Viva la fiesta! Wrap up your trip with a two-night stay in Puerto Iguazu, the gateway to the awe-inspiring Iguazu Falls, and an overnight visit to Buenos Aires allows you to contrast the culture of the historic and captivating capital with that of Montevideo, your first port of call of the new year, where you will enjoy an overnight mooring.
Please note: includes two nights in flight.
Saga price includes...
- Optional travel insurance underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK Branch and additional cancellation rights on overseas holidays for over 50s, or a price reduction if not required (cover is subject to medical questions)
- Speciality dining package^
- $150 on-board credit per person
- Sparkling wine in your stateroom on embarkation
- Return flights and transfers
- All port taxes, fees and charges
- Tourist visas if required
- Post-cruise hotel stay
- Two included excursions at Iguazu Falls
- Included city tour of Buenos Aires
And on your cruise…
- Full board
- Afternoon tea
- Selected drinks including select standard spirits, international beers and wines, bottled water, soft drinks, speciality teas and coffees
- 24-hour room service
- Exclusive AzAmazing EveningSM
- Gratuities to housekeeping and bar/restaurant staff
- Activities, entertainment and leisure facilities
- Enriching lectures
- Shuttle bus at selected ports
- Concierge service
- Self-service laundry
- Porterage of luggage
20/12/2020 UK-Buenos Aires, Argentina
After taking Saga's included UK door-to-door travel service to the airport, fly overnight to Argentina.
21/12/2020 Buenos Aires, Argentina
After arriving transfer to the port where you will embark Azamara Quest and remain moored overnight. Set sail late the following afternoon.
Depart 1700 on December 22.
23/12/2020 Punta Del Este ⚓, Uruguay
Arrive 0830. Depart 2000.
Punta del Este's white sand beaches are popular with families and the sunseekers alike. Fashionable cafes and shops line the streets, and an evening harbour-front stroll will no doubt include a serenade by street musicians and entertainers. The town projects an artsy vibe, with the Brava Beach open air sculpture park, displaying large works in steel, concrete, wood, iron, and marble.
24/12/2020 At sea
Spend the day at sea.
25/12/2020 At sea
Spend the day at sea.
26/12/2020 São Paulo, Brazil
Arrive 0730. Depart 2000.
Whatever your heart desires, you’ll have no trouble finding it in São Paulo—Brazil’s largest and most diverse city. From incredible museums to delicious food, cultural landmarks, and relaxing green space, Azamara can help you discover the local flavour of São Paulo.
27/12/2020 Ilhabela ⚓, Brazil
Arrive 0800. Depart 2000.
This beautiful island – once a hideout of smugglers and pirates – boasts walking trails which access a luscious jungle, with numerous waterfalls where you can stop for a swim.
28/12/2020 Parati ⚓, Brazil
Arrive 0800. Depart 1800.
Parati's Portuguese colonial architecture remains undisturbed, and nothing spoils the mood, not even traffic, as no cars are allowed in the old town centre. Perhaps tour a sugar estate and Cachaça distillery, where they brew up the strong sugar cane liquor that is the key ingredient in the national cocktail, the Caipirinha.
29/12/2020 Buzios ⚓, Brazil
Arrive 0800. Depart 1800.
Originally settled by European pirates and slave traders, this picturesque fishing village is now decidedly chic. Surrounded by hills draped in luxuriant vegetation, this paradise found is a high-end resort with an international flair. More than twenty beaches beckon sun-worshipers and water sport enthusiasts, and the sophisticated boutiques of Rua das Pedras will delight shoppers.
30/12/2020 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Arrive 0800 on December 30. Depart 1800 on December 31.
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.
31/12/2020 Copacabana Beach, Brazil
Arrive 2200 on December 31. Depart 0100 on January 1.
Copacabana is a slice of Brazilian paradise. With its combination of lush jungle-clad mountains, historic buildings, and lively restaurants and bars, it’s like no other beach on Earth. New Year’s Eve at Copa is second only to Carnaval in the ranks of Rio’s highly developed party culture. Stunning fireworks at the stroke of midnight welcome the New Year with explosions of colour and light.
01/01/2021 At Sea
Spend the day at sea.
02/01/2021 At Sea
Spend the day at sea.
03/01/2021 Montevideo, Uruguay
Arrive 1800 on January 3. Depart 1700 on January 4.Montevideo exudes European charm and elegance, with broad boulevards, fountains, stately squares, and irresistible sidewalk cafes. Take in the Art Nouveau pedestrian mall, Art Deco Centenary Stadium, and American Embassy designed by I.M. Pei. Most of the nation’s countryside is farm or ranchland, and the life of the cowboy, or gaucho, is part of the local lore.
05/01/2021 Buenos Aires-Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
After arriving in Buenos Aires this morning, disembark your ship and take an approximately two-hour connecting flight to Puerto Iguazu on the Brazilian border. On arrival in the afternoon, transfer to the locally rated 4-star Hotel Mercure Iguazu where you will stay for two nights, with breakfasts included and dinner included at the hotel tonight.
06/01/2021 Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
After breakfast, enjoy an included tour of Argentina’s Iguazu Falls National Park - home to one of the most prominent and highest waterfall systems in the world. Navigate the catwalks that surround the upper falls and marvel at the views of the Paraná River below. Afterwards board the park train for a journey to Devil’s Throat, where you can take a boat trip to see the falls up close, and wet.
07/01/2021 Puerto Iguazu-Buenos Aires, Argentina
After breakfast your local guide will show you Iguazu Falls from a completely different viewpoint, from across the river on the Brazilian side. Enjoy a leisurely walk that unveils a new perspective of the thundering water and walk a catwalk towards the bottom of the Devil’s Throat. Afterwards transfer to the airport for your return flight to the capital. Spend the night at the locally rated 4-star Pullitzer Buenos Aires. This evening look forward to dinner and a live Tango show at the renowned El Viejo Almacén. Established in 1969, the popular show is performed in an intimate 19th-Century theatre across the street from a multi-storey restaurant where your meal is served.
08/01/2021 Buenos Aires, Argentina-UK
Leave your hotel after breakfast and enjoy a tour of the city which includes Plaza de Mayo, the focal point of Argentine politics, the barrio of San Telmo, the oldest neighbourhood of the city, where the cobbled streets reverberate to the sound of tango and Recoleta; arguably the world’s most ostentatious cemetery, packed with lavish mausoleums. Later transfer to the airport for your return overnight flight to the UK and your included door-to-door travel service home.
⚓ Land by launch or tender. All excursions mentioned are optional at an additional cost and are subject to availability and change. Some of the highlights detailed may only be seen on optional excursions or by exploring independently.
^The Three Table Tour speciality dining package includes one night in Prime C, one night in Aqualina and a further night in either of these restaurants.