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Grand Voyage of Discovery 2021

17 days with Scenic   Rating: Deluxe


Itinerary
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Day 1 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Welcome to Rio de Janeiro where a world of wonder awaits as you step on board, raise your glass and toast the start of your luxurious cruise. (Dinner)

Day 2 At sea
Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities on board your luxurious yacht. Choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or relax in one of the therapy lounges in the Senses Spa. Tempt your palate from one of the exceptional dining venues or try wine tasting. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 At sea
A day at sea. Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities on board your luxurious yacht. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Salvador de Bahia
With a colourful history as the first capital of Brazil in 1549 to the notoriety of the first slave market trading in the New World, Salvador de Bahia is unique. Mixed cultures from  Portuguese to African slaves and the native Amerindians provide a fascinating blend of history, culture, architecture and lifestyles.

Freechoice: Explore Pelourinho, the colourful historical centre and learn about African heritage, or take a panoramic tour and visit Mont Serrat Fort. Alternatively, learn about African religions, visit a traditional Candomblé community and school, or take a percussion and Capoeira dance class. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 At sea
Scenic Eclipse’s opulent Senses Spa has spacious areas for reflection and relaxation. Discover the ancient art of Nordic bathing in the Scandinavian-inspired plunge pools and saunas. Daily entertainment, Scenic Epicure culinary adventures, some quiet time in the Observatory Lounge, all this and more is at your fingertips. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6-9 At sea
A day at sea. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10 Praia, Cape Verde
This interesting archipelago has a colourful history with links to the African slave trade from 1462 when the Portuguese colonised the islands to the late 1800s when the slave trade was abolished.

Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice: Take a walking tour of the capital Santiago and visit the African market, or take a panoramic tour of the island and visit the fort.

Discovery: Choose a Scenic Discovery excursion, from snorkelling or kayaking to relaxing on a pristine beach. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11 Mindelo, Cape Verde
Mindelo is the cultural capital of the archipelago, home to the Morna, the traditional Capeverdean music genre. Take in the sights of the colourful house fronts and colonial architecture, and the local art scene on the streets.

Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice: Discover the cultural and musical heritage of colourful Mindelo or take a panoramic tour of the island of São Vincente.

Discovery: Choose a Scenic Discovery excursion and go snorkelling or kayaking. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12 At sea
Try a game of bridge or canasta in the Observatory Lounge or create a masterpiece in Scenic Epicure. Whatever you choose, there is ample time for more relaxation on the horizon. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 13 At sea
A day at sea. Enjoy the exceptional range of facilities on board your luxurious yacht. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 14 Funchal, Madeira
Madeira sits in the Atlantic Ocean at the top of an extinct underwater volcano. The capital Funchal is nestled in a great natural amphitheatre, facing the Atlantic against a dramatic mountain backdrop.

Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice: Discover the history of the city dating back five centuries, or explore the Botanical Gardens before riding a traditional two-seat toboggan back to the waterfront. Alternatively, tour the island and visit a sugarcane factory.

Discovery: Choose a Scenic Discovery kayak or hiking excursion. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 15 Funchal, Madeira
Continue to explore Funchal. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 16 At sea
Savour your last day on board. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 17 Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon signals the end of your cruise as you disembark after breakfast taking away memories of your adventures. (Breakfast)

Map
All This Included
Take the southern route from Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon and let Scenic Eclipse introduce you to the wonders of cruising. On this journey, days at sea are coupled with exciting port stops brimming with a host of all-inclusive shore excursions.

A long-held dream for many people is the ocean crossing between the Americas and Europe. Access exotic destinations and exciting ports of call from Ihla Bela to Salvador de Bahia in Brazil, and from the Cape Verde Archipelago to the Madeira Islands. Days at sea celebrate the joys of cruising, with ample time for relaxation, activities, entertainment and world-class cuisine.
  • 47 meals including 16 Breakfasts, 15 Lunches and 16 Dinners
Accommodations
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Eclipse
Notes
  • Itineraries are subject to change.
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
For Scenic terms and conditions, please click here.

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.