17-Night Portuguese Quest Voyage

17-Night Portuguese Quest Voyage

Azamara Quest® | Departing: March 15, 2024
Azamara Quest® | Departing: March 15, 2024
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Sailing: 15 March 2024

Expressions of Portugal

Cidade Maravilhosa. Your marvelous journey begins in what is known as the Marvelous City. Rio de Janeiro may be widely known for Carnival, one of the biggest, most exciting festivals in the world, but there is so much more to this fascinating city beneath its highly celebratory surface. Start at the top, where the iconic Christ the Redeemer towers atop Corcovado Mountain and work your way down to famous beaches, infectious rhythms, and a breathtaking lush tropical landscape. A former sleepy fishing village now billed as Brazil’s St. Tropez, Buzios will charm you with its more than 20 beautiful beaches and upscale resort town chic. If it has a Brigitte Bardot vibe, that’s with good reason. It was relatively unknown until the glamorous movie star put it on the map in the ‘60s. Spend your time in or on the water, or strolling the trendy bars, fine restaurants, and charming cafés along Rua das Pedras.

After a decadent day at sea, it’s on to Salvador de Bahia, an energetic, vibrant city where you can see, hear, feel, and taste the rich Afro-Brazilian culture in the form of Capoeira, a mix of martial arts and dance, and delicious local dishes such as acarajé, bean and shrimp fritters. We stay late so you can explore Pelourinho, the city’s historic center, an architectural jewel with an array of opulent churches or browse the bustling Mercado Modelo.

Relax and reflect on your journey with six luxurious days at sea sipping drinks poolside, savoring fine dining, or enjoying rejuvenating treatments at Sanctum Spa. In Mindelo, known as the Riviera of Cape Verde, go to the top of Monte Verde for panoramic views of Porto Grande and visit the historic Torre de Belém, conveniently located next to the bustling fish market. Experience all that your boutique hotel at sea has to offer with two more days at sea, before docking for a late stay in Tenerife, the largest, most well-known of Spain's Canary Islands. Explore Santa Cruz and the very modern Auditorio de Tenerife, reminiscent of Australia’s Sydney Opera House. The beautiful Botanical Gardens boasts a collection of tropical and subtropical plants not normally found in this part of the world and you can’t miss the striking bell tower of  the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Concepción, the city’s oldest church. And on La Isla Bonita (the Pretty Island) of La Palma, you'll have no trouble discovering how it got this name. Admire the mosaic masterpiece of local artist Luis Morera at Plaza de la Glorieta, tour the Caldera de Taburiente National Park, and see traditional silk weaving at the Hilanderas workshop in El Paso.

The island capital of Portugal’s Madeira archipelago, Funchal, is known as a "garden by the sea," so be sure to enjoy its abundant and beautiful green spaces, such as the Botanical Gardens. After exploring the colorful mosaic of exotic plants, soar high above the city with a cable car ride up to Monte for breathtaking panoramic views. But the real fun comes on the traditional Madeira toboggan ride down in a wicker basket sledge. We spend Easter Sunday at sea, perfect for enjoying the day however you like best: with food, some fine drinks, or a little solitude. We end our extraordinary voyage in colorful Lisbon, one of the oldest cities in the world. Full of stories, delicious cuisine, and its trademark seven hills, there is much to explore. Visit the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, an incredible work of 16th century architecture and UNESCO World Heritage Site, or find somewhere to sip a refreshing glass of albariño (a coastal white wine) and listen to the hypnotic and enchanting fado, the music of the people that emerged from the heart of the city.

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  • Day 1
    Rio De Janeiro
    Brazil
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    Date: Fri 15-Mar 2024
    Activity: Embark
    Arrival: -
    Depart: 5:00 pm
    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.
  • Day 2
    Buzios
    Brazil
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    Date: Sat 16-Mar 2024
    Activity: Tendered
    Arrival: 7:30 am
    Depart: 2:00 pm
    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.
  • Day 3
    At Sea
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    Date: Sun 17-Mar 2024
    Activity: Cruising
    Arrival: -
    Depart: -

    Spend the day sailing in style aboard your boutique hotel at sea. Indulge in a treatment at Sanctum Spa, stay ship shape with a class at our fitness center, or lounge the day away on our sunny pool deck.

    In the evening, savor inspired Italian cuisine at Aqualina, or relish in a classic steakhouse experience at Prime C. Plus, you’ll find plenty of exciting evening entertainment, from thrilling shows at Cabaret Lounge to intimate performances in the Living Room.

  • Day 4
    Salvador De Bahia
    Brazil
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    Date: Mon 18-Mar 2024
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 8:00 am
    Depart: 8:00 pm
    African rhythms are a part of Salvador’s local fabric, from Capoeira, a mix of martial arts and dance, to Candomble, a religion of ritual and magic. The city’s historic center is an architectural jewel, with an array of opulent churches. The slaves who built them were not allowed inside, so they labored at night for a century to build a beautiful church for themselves—Our Lady of the Rosary.
  • Day 5-10
    At Sea
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    Date: Tue 19-Mar to Sun 24-Mar 2024
    Activity: Cruising
    Arrival: - (Mar 19)
    Depart: -

    Spend the day sailing in style aboard your boutique hotel at sea. Indulge in a treatment at Sanctum Spa, stay ship shape with a class at our fitness center, or lounge the day away on our sunny pool deck.

    In the evening, savor inspired Italian cuisine at Aqualina, or relish in a classic steakhouse experience at Prime C. Plus, you’ll find plenty of exciting evening entertainment, from thrilling shows at Cabaret Lounge to intimate performances in the Living Room.

  • Day 11
    Mindelo
    Cape Verde
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    Date: Mon 25-Mar 2024
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 9:00 am
    Depart: 6:00 pm
    The capital city of Mindelo is considered “Cape Verde's answer to the Riviera”, complete with brightly colored buildings, cobblestone streets, and a variety of lively bars, cafés, and restaurants. Go to the top of Monte Verde for panoramic views of Porto Grande, and visit the historic Torre de Belem, which overlooks the city center, and is conveniently located next to the bustling fish market.
  • Day 12-13
    At Sea
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    Date: Tue 26-Mar to Wed 27-Mar 2024
    Activity: Cruising
    Arrival: - (Mar 26)
    Depart: -

    Spend the day sailing in style aboard your boutique hotel at sea. Indulge in a treatment at Sanctum Spa, stay ship shape with a class at our fitness center, or lounge the day away on our sunny pool deck.

    In the evening, savor inspired Italian cuisine at Aqualina, or relish in a classic steakhouse experience at Prime C. Plus, you’ll find plenty of exciting evening entertainment, from thrilling shows at Cabaret Lounge to intimate performances in the Living Room.

  • Day 14
    Tenerife
    Canary Islands
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    Date: Thu 28-Mar 2024
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 8:00 am
    Depart: 9:00 pm
    A notoriously festive destination, Tenerife is the biggest, most well-known of Spain’s Canary Islands, and is characterized by a rugged coastline and miles of beaches, popular for kite surfing and swimming.
  • Day 15
    Santa Cruz de la Palma
    Canary Islands
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    Date: Fri 29-Mar 2024
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 8:00 am
    Depart: 2:00 pm
    The aptly nicknamed “pretty island”, La Palma is one of Spain's Canary Islands, with incredible natural sites like Caldera del Taburiente National Park, Caldera de Taburiente and El Roque de los Muchachos.
  • Day 16
    Funchal
    (Madeira), Portugal
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    Date: Sat 30-Mar 2024
    Activity: Docked
    Arrival: 8:00 am
    Depart: 5:00 pm
    Madeira has its share of captivating squares, picturesque villages, idyllic landscapes, and stunning views. It also offers some unexpected pleasures, like it's wildly different parks and gardens. Take a cable car up to Monte so that you may descend by toboggan sledge. Originally a form of fast transport for Monte residents, the trip involves sliding at high speed over narrow, winding streets.
  • Day 17
    At Sea
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    Date: Sun 31-Mar 2024
    Activity: Cruising
    Arrival: -
    Depart: -

    Spend the day sailing in style aboard your boutique hotel at sea. Indulge in a treatment at Sanctum Spa, stay ship shape with a class at our fitness center, or lounge the day away on our sunny pool deck.

    In the evening, savor inspired Italian cuisine at Aqualina, or relish in a classic steakhouse experience at Prime C. Plus, you’ll find plenty of exciting evening entertainment, from thrilling shows at Cabaret Lounge to intimate performances in the Living Room.

  • Day 18
    Lisbon
    Portugal
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    Date: Mon 1-Apr 2024
    Activity: Debark
    Arrival: 6:00 am
    Depart: -
    One of the oldest cities in the world, Lisbon is rich in architecture and criss-crossed by monument-studded grand boulevards. Must-sees include the church of Igreja de Sao Vicente de Fora, which dates back to the 12th century; Musee Calouste Gulbenkian, one of Europe’s leading fine arts museums; and Torre de Belém, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most famous monuments in Portugal.
Please note: While we do our best to adhere to our published itineraries, they may be changed at the discretion of the captain due to weather advisories, port traffic, and any other unforeseeable circumstances.
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