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Sambas to Siestas

  • Departure Date15 Mar 2023
  • Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Star
  • 19 Nights Cruise & Stay
  • Prices From £2,099 per person


  • Stay 3 nights in Rio de Janeiro
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Salvadore de Bahia
  • Fortaleza
  • Porto Grande
  • Tenerife
  • Funchal
  • Granada
  • Cartagena, Spain
  • Barcelona

Experience a melting pot of culture, stunning natural wonders and samba beats in Brazil, combined with the sun-kissed beaches and rich cultural heritage of the Mediterranean. You’ll spend 3 nights in bustling Rio de Janeiro, where you’ll enjoy a tour of its most iconic attraction, the breathtaking Statue of Christ the Redeemer, before setting sail aboard Norwegian Star. Explore energetic Salvador before heading to the magical Mediterranean where you can relax under the straw-topped parasols on Tenerife’s beautiful beaches, dine on delicious tapas in one of Malaga’s many bistros and appreciate awe-inspiring architecture in bustling Barcelona. 


  • FREE Rio de Janeiro Stay
  • FREE Sugar Loaf, Christ the Redeemer & Seralon Steps Tour
  • Upgrade for £299pp & get: Premium Drinks, Speciality Dining, WiFi & Shore Excursion Credit

What's Included?

  • Return flights from UK (call about regional departures)
  • FREE 3 night stay in Rio de Janeiro on room only basis 
  • FREE Sugar Loaf, Christ the Redeemer & Seralon Steps Tour
  • 15 night cruise on board Norwegian Star on full board basis 
  • Upgrade for £299pp & get: Premium Drinks, Speciality Dining, WiFi & Shore Excursion Credit
  • Transfers

Prices From pp

Departure DateInteriorOceanviewBalconySuite
Mar 2023£2,099£2,249£3,129£3,299

*Price based on flying from London. Upgrade to Free At Sea - Must book by 31 Aug 2022. Prices are subject to availability and may change out with our control. Flight supplements from regional airports will apply. For a live price for your chosen date, airport and hotels please call our Cruise Experts.

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Norwegian Star

Recently refurbished as part of The Norwegian Edge programme, Norwegian Star brings freedom and flexibility to cruises spanning the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, South America, and Transatlantic.

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Itinerary for Sambas to Siestas

Day 1 - Fly UK to Rio de Janeiro

Day 2 - Enjoy Rio de Janeiro

Day 3 - Enjoy Rio de Janeiro

Day 4 - Enjoy Rio de Janeiro

Day 5 - Embark Norwegian Star in Rio de Janeiro

Christ the Redeemer, one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World, stands atop the Corcovado peak. Survey the city from a platform below the 125-foot statue or hop on a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain and get a different perspective of Rio and the Christ. Feel a rush to your senses from the awesome activity on world-famous beaches Ipanema and Copacabana. If the quiet side of Rio is what you seek, a visit to the lush botanical garden - home to some 8,000 species - will delight you.

Day 6 - At Sea

Day 7 - Salvadore de Bahia

Day 8 - At Sea

Day 9 - Fortaleza

Day 10 - At Sea

Day 11 - At Sea

Day 12 - At Sea

Day 13 - Porto Grande

Day 14 - At Sea

Day 15 - Tenerife

Located at the eastern tip of the island of Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, Santa Cruz is a natural cruise destination as over half of its perimeter is shoreline. The beaches are lovely at that, from the yellow sands of Las Teresitas to the black sands of the quieter, clothing-optional Las Gaviotas. There's also plenty to do and see inland, especially if you're here during the spectacular Carnival.

Day 16 - Funchal

Funchal has been an Atlantic stop-off since the days of the Portuguese navigators, who called here for water before the long voyage west. Today, you’re more likely to be topping up with a glass of Madeira wine before setting off to explore the beautiful Botanical Gardens, the sheer sea cliffs and the mountainous interior with its lush valleys and terraced hillsides.

Day 17 - At Sea

Day 18 - Granada

The strategic position to the Mediterranean Sea has always made Malaga an attractive zone for foreign invasions. From Malaga, a trip to Granada showcases an intriguing blend of Arab and European cultures. Be sure to visit The Alhambra, one of the finest examples of Moorish art in Spain.

Day 19 - Cartagena, Spain

Go back to the swashbuckling era at the mighty Fort Bocachica or to La Popa Monastery for a spectacular view. Cartagena was once a favored destination of pirates and adventures, now is now a bustling seaport.

Barcelona, disembark & transfer to airport / Fly UK to Barcelona/ Arrive UK

Life in the Catalan capital is as fast and fun as anywhere in Europe. Take a stroll down Las Ramblas, where the street theatre is just as crazy as the fantastical Art Nouveau architecture of the city’s most famous son, Gaudi. The Gothic Quarter with its narrow streets and vast cathedral is big on atmosphere and the neighbourhood tapas bars are just the place to refill.

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Excellent knowledge and service

I rate my cruise expert (Alana) as excellent. She provides excellent advise and makes booking a holiday a real pleasure.

Mr Bell / August 2022

We have booked through Scotland Cruise Centre for several cruises and always been pleased with the service. Catherine Dorby arranged everything with us on Sunday and helped us choose deck and cabin I have always been happy where you recommend so it was good for her to advise us on location on ship

Valerie Howard / August 2022

My cruise contact there is Sam McGhee. Sam is very thorough and always goes out of his way to find you the best deal.

Mrs Aspinall / August 2022

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