Portuguese Quest Voyage
Your adventure begins in exciting Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro may be widely known for Carnival, but there is so much more to see in this fascinating city. The next stop is the 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. After a Day at Sea, it's on to Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, where you'll be awed by opulent churches and architecture. Relax with our head-to-toe spa treatments, savor delicious dining worldwide, and discover Broadway-caliber entertainment during a five-night Atlantic crossing. 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, a scaled-down version of Lisbon's famous landmark. Experience all your boutique hotel at sea has to offer with two more days before docking for a late stay in Tenerife, the largest, most well-known of Spain's Canary Islands. Explore Santa Cruz and La Isla Bonita (the Pretty Island) of La Palma, and you'll have no trouble discovering how it got this name. The island capital of Portugal's Madeira archipelago, Funchal, is known as a "garden by the sea," so 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 sled. We spend Easter Sunday at Sea, perfect for enjoying the day however you like: 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.