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 Cruise Length
11 Days
 Cruise Starts
Montevideo
 Cruise Finishes
Montevideo
11 Day South America Itinerary (MSC Cruises)
Countries Explored: Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil
Ship
Passengers
2550
Crew
987
Launched
2006
Refurbished
2019
Cruise Code
UP5U

Overview

Begin and end your 11 day (10 night) cruise in Montevideo onboard the MSC Musica and enjoy exclusive savings and cruise inclusions with MSC Cruises and Global Journeys.

Cruise Itinerary

Departs: 20:00

Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, boasts a relaxed atmosphere complemented by a rich cultural tapestry. This city is known for its captivating European-style architecture and broad boulevards like the famous Avenida 18 de Julio, which is lined with shops, cafes, and theatres. Key attractions include the historic Solis Theatre, a beacon of the performing arts, and the vibrant Mercado del Puerto, renowned for its steak and seafood.

The city’s coastline, with its rambla stretching over 20 kilometres along the serene Rio de la Plata, invites leisurely walks and offers ample space for cycling and jogging. Montevideo’s blend of cultural influences is especially evident in its music, particularly in the local tango scene, which visitors can experience in the city's lively milongas (tango clubs).

Arrives: 08:00 Departs: 18:00

Passionate and alive with an infectious energy, Buenos Aires is a breathlessly romantic city, which blends colonial architecture with a down-to-earth Latin American clamour. Famed for steamy tango interplays and expertly seared steaks, this city is a fiery fiesta for the senses.

Visitors can choose to visit Caminito, the colourful street museum, shop at San Telmo Market, stroll through Recoleta Cemetery or cruise the Tigre River delta. Ships will dock at the Terminal de Pasajeros Benito Quinquela Martin which is a 30 minute drive from the airport and a 10 minute drive to the city centre.

Arrives: 09:00 Departs: 19:00

Ilhabela, located off the coast of São Paulo in Brazil, is an archipelago renowned for its pristine natural beauty and adventurous allure. The name Ilhabela translates to 'beautiful island,' a title well-deserved given its mountainous landscape, cascading waterfalls, and stunning beaches. The island is a paradise for outdoor activities, offering excellent opportunities for hiking, sailing, and diving, especially around the wrecks scattered around its waters.

The historic village, with its charming cobblestone streets, hosts quaint shops and cafes, while the island’s coast is dotted with sophisticated beachfront restaurants. Ilhabela also protects a substantial portion of the Atlantic rainforest, making it a vital ecological sanctuary where visitors can experience rich biodiversity and the tranquil beauty of untouched nature.

Arrives: 09:00

In Rio De Janeiro endless buildings flow around densely-forested mountains that roll down to an evocative waterfront. Incredible natural attractions, spontaneity that transforms everything into a party and world-famous monuments all make this city an unforgettable destination. Ships will dock at Pier Maua.

Top Things to Do in Rio De Janeiro:

  • Ascend Mt. Corcovado to get up close to the Christ the Redeemer statue
  • Relax on Ipanema or Copacabana beach
  • take a cable car up Sugarloaf Mountain
  • explore Tijuca National Park

Departs: 20:00

Upscale and desirable, Buzios is a beachy escape to a land of sun and thick palm-clad hills. With 17 luxurious, horseshoe-shaped beaches spreading out nearby, and a lively nightlife and culinary scene, Buzios is a place to kick back and soak up some of the best of Brazil's envied beach life. Ships will anchor offshore and tender guests to shore.

Top Things to Do in Buzios:

  • stroll along the Rua das Pedras
  • enjoy a sailing tour
  • relax on Ferradura beach
  • explore Buzios on a guided trolley tour

Arrives: 09:00 Departs: 19:00

Brazil's third largest island, famed for its tropical scenery and gorgeous beaches, has an unusual history. Once a leper colony and later a prison, today the entire island is a protected reserve where a myriad of wildlife including iguanas, monkeys and birds can be found in the dense Atlantic forest. Ships will anchor offshore and tender guests ashore to Vila do Abraão.

Top Things to Do in Ilha Grande:

  • relax on Lopes Mendes Beach
  • sail by schooner to idyllic snorkelling spots
  • visit the beautiful bay, Abraão Cove
  • trek along one of the many nature trails

Arrives: 08:00

Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, boasts a relaxed atmosphere complemented by a rich cultural tapestry. This city is known for its captivating European-style architecture and broad boulevards like the famous Avenida 18 de Julio, which is lined with shops, cafes, and theatres. Key attractions include the historic Solis Theatre, a beacon of the performing arts, and the vibrant Mercado del Puerto, renowned for its steak and seafood.

The city’s coastline, with its rambla stretching over 20 kilometres along the serene Rio de la Plata, invites leisurely walks and offers ample space for cycling and jogging. Montevideo’s blend of cultural influences is especially evident in its music, particularly in the local tango scene, which visitors can experience in the city's lively milongas (tango clubs).

Note: Ship ports may not be located in the starting & ending cities listed. Port and transfer details will be provided in your travel documentation. The provided itinerary is for informational purposes only. Activities and sightseeing attractions listed may not be available or achievable within the time in port.

Life Onboard MSC Musica

MSC Musica
MSC Musica

Get into the holiday groove aboard the MSC Musica, with pools, sports courts, gym, spa and kids clubs. Read more

Musica Dining
Musica Dining

Dine on Mediterranean and Pan Asian cuisine in stylish complimentary and specialty restaurants. Read more

Family & Kids
Family & Kids

MSC Musica has family entertainment covered with a children's playroom, games arcade, minigolf and more. Read more

Nightly Entertainment
Nightly Entertainment

Step onto the dance floor, take your seat at the bar or applaud a Broadway style performance. Read more

Fitness & Sports
Fitness & Sports

Indulge all you like with the variety of sports amenities to help keep you in shape. Read more

Spa & Beauty
Spa & Beauty

Make time to relax and rejuvenate with a massage or treatment in the luxury spa. Read more

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Note
Tour & cruises prices are per person. Prices shown have savings applied, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices and trip information are correct at the time at this point in time, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking and are subject to change by MSC Cruises. For cruise itineraries, cabin images are sourced from MSC Cruises. These should be treated as indicative only. Cabin inclusions, upholsteries and room layout may differ to the image(s) shown depending on the ship selected and your sailing dates.

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