Rio de Janeiro cruise port is the gateway to unique beaches and culture in the State of Rio de Janeiro capital. It is one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world. Rio de Janeiro is a former capital of Brazil (1763-1960). It is also known with the name A Cidade Maravilhosa or the marvelous city.
Rio de attracts tourist with the famous Ipanema and Copacabana beaches. Sport fans are attracted by the Carioca football’s home – Maracana stadium.
- Port's cruising season is November through April.
- In 2017, the cruise port had 14 ships with scheduled visits during the 2017 Rio Carnival period. These vessels disembarked over 50,000 passengers at the port's Maua Pier. This alone injected into the city's economy around USD 18 million. Most of the ships arrived on February 26 (samba school parades's first day). On that single day, the number of disembarked cruise ship tourists and crew was over 35,000.
- To ensure the pier's security and faster terminal operations, the number of port employees was quadrupled. The port's statistics showed that between January and April 2017, a total of 93 cruise vessels were scheduled to dock at Maua Pier, carrying around 350,000 passengers and crew. These visitors injected into the Rio's economy around USD 105 million (based on the average daily spending USD 300 pp).
Highlights: Copacabana, Sugar Loaf, Corcovado
Rio de Janeiro cruise terminal
Port of Rio de Janeiro is Brazil's 3rd largest seaport. Its wharf has length of around 7 km (4,4 ml) and the pier is long 883 m (2897 ft).
Rio de Janeiro cruise port comprises of Manguinhos Terminal, Maua Wharf, Are Cristovao Wharf, Gamboa Wharf and Cashew Wharf.
Pier Maua is dedicated to cruise ships. Passenger terminals are warehouses. The port doesn’t offer cruise passenger services because it is a cargo port. Passengers can reach the city's downtown (business district) by walking. Taxis are available at the pier. Public transportation system offers buses and metro trains.
Rio de Janeiro port underwent a major renovation for the 2016 Summer Olympics games. A new high-speed train links it with Sao Paulo. The train departs from Cidade Nova (near the cruise port).
Rio de Janeiro tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
- Christ the Redeemer Statue: located at Corcovado Mountain’s top. The symbol of Rio de Janeiro welcomes the visitors and blesses the inhabitants. Is is one of the “New Seven Wonders of the World.”
- Copacabana: paradise beach with plenty of sunshine. It used to be a small fishing village. Now, Copacabana is a tropical paradise with Brazilian atmosphere.
- Ipanema: the other famous beach. You should definitely find a few hours to just sit on the beach. You can also visit the Rua Garcia D’Avila and Visconde de Piraja shopping center in the neighborhood.
- Botanical Gardens: 15 minutes from Ipanema and Copacabana. It is located on 350 acres area. Spend great leisure time and explore over six thousands different trees and plants. You will see more than 138 species of birds, including the symbol of the garden – “Caxinguelês.”There are lakes with many exotic and native fish species. Be aware of meeting snakes and lizards.
- Maracanã Football Stadium: in Brazil football is soccer. The stadium official name is Mario Filho. It was named after a Carioca Journalist. Maracanã is the name of the river that crosses the surrounding area. There is a museum with tropheis, uniforms and photos of the great Carioca footballers.
- Candelária Church: Latin cross church built in the period 1775 – 19th century end. The church has an amazing architecture with Baroque and Neoclassical influences.
The Rio de Janeiro cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
If you lose the Rio de Janeiro location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Rio de Janeiro cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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