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Ring in the new year in style (lifestyle) December 30, 2023 – January 7, 2024


RIO DE JANEIRO | COPACABANA | PARATI | ILHABELA | SAO PAULO |MONTEVIDEO | BUENOS AIRES

   

You are invited to welcome 2024 with us on a romantic 9-day/8-night South American cruise on the small Azamara Quest ship, a dreamy experience you and your spouse will never forget. The December 30, 2023–January 7, 2024, Desire Rio de Janeiro Cruise will samba its way out to sea on an amazing journey that contains everything couples could ever desire or need.

With breath-taking stops in Copacabana Beach, where we'll dock on New Year's Eve to bid farewell to 2023, Parati, Ilhabela, So Paulo, and Montevideo, Uruguay, this amazing journey begins in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and ends in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Feel free to indulge in and explore your wildest desires while sailing on this conceptual cruise. You and your companion are encouraged to take part in provocative performances throughout the day and night, sexy theme nights, thought-provoking workshops, wet and wild pool parties, and international DJs. Our cosy playroom and locations where guests are not required to wear attire are always highlights. There is no doubt that this cruise will alter your lives.

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Itinerary

 
DAYDATEPORT
SATURDAY December 30, 2023
SUNDAY December 31, 2023
SUNDAY December 31, 2023
MONDAY January 1, 2024
MONDAY January 1, 2024
TUESDAY January 2, 2024
WEDNESDAY January 3, 2024
THURSDAY January 4, 2023
FRIDAY January 5, 2023
SATURDAY January 6, 2023
SUNDAY January 7, 2023

Day 1 & 2 | RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

Few cities match the seductive allure of Rio de Janeiro. Between its forested mountains, shimmering beaches, and fun-loving reputation, it’s hard not to fall under Rio’s spell.From the sands of the Ipanema Beach to the top of Corcovado Mountain, you and your partner will be awestruck by one of the world’s most unmistakable landmarks watching over the city: Christ the Redeemer, one of the Seven Wonders of the world. Rio is the perfect destination to reignite the fire and fulfill your wildest desires.

Day 2 & 3 | COPACABANA BEACH, BRAZIL

Passengers aboard the Desire Rio de Janeiro Cruise will have the pleasure of joining us off the shores of the world-famous Copacabana Beach for a sensual New Year’s treat. Spanning 4 km, this stretch of sand is renowned for both its beauty and vibrancy

Day 3 | PARATI, BRAZIL

Trapped in a 300-year time warp, the entirety of this former gold rush town has been named a national historic monument. Its delightful Portuguese colonial architecture remains undisturbed, and nothing spoils the mood, not even traffic, as no cars are allowed in the old town center.

Day 4 | ILHABELA, BRAZIL

This beautiful island lives up to its name, and, today, belies its once lurid reputation as a hideout of smugglers and pirates. Where once failed coffee plantations replaced lush vegetation, the land has been reclaimed, and state park trails provide access to luscious green jungle, with numerous waterfalls where you can stop for a swim along the way. Divers will find great opportunities on some of the many shipwrecks off the coast.

Day 5 | SÃO PAULO (SANTOS), BRAZIL

A nearly 500-year-old city, Sao Paulo has grown to become Brazil’s largest metropolis, and is ranked among the most populous cities in the world. Vibrant and bursting at the seams with life, Sao Paulo is a dream destination for those who love the atmosphere where anything feels possible.

Day 6 & 7 | AT SEA

After six days at sea going wild and feeling free, here is our suggestion to recharge with some well-deserved relaxation: start out your day with breakfast in bed, followed by a visit to our full-service spa, where you can rejuvenate and recover as a couple. 

Day 8 | MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY

Uruguay may be the second smallest country in South America, but, recently, it is creating a big splash on the international travel stage. Its spectacular coastline, cultural heritage, boutique wines, and laid-back lifestyle make this Desire Cruise to Uruguay more exciting than ever. The world’s most chilled out capital of Montevideo is home to over a third of the country’s population, and is renowned for its beaches, architecture, and festivals.

Day 9 | BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

An enchanting blend of grit and glamor, Buenos Aires exudes a slightly faded European flair mixed with fiery Latin passion. Grand squares and opera theaters could have you thinking you’re on the wrong continent, but it won’t take long for you and your partner to discover the vibrant South American essence that permeates this sensual city. We sail up the Rio de la Plata to dock in the heart of Buenos Aires.

*Ports, arrival, and departure times are subject to change without prior notice.

rio 2023 prices

 

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WHATS INCLUDED?

 The Desire Rio de Janeiro Cruise offers a seductive program for a stress-free journey. With the Premium Beverage Package, five fabulous dining venues, room service, all included, prepare for a global adventure full of epic entertainment and pleasure!

PREMIUM BEVERAGE PACKAGE

The PREMIUM BEVERAGE PACKAGE is INCLUDED on this voyage. There is no need to pay extra for your favorite nightcap or celebratory drink, our cruise has included it for you!

  • Cocktails / Spirits / Liqueurs / Beer
  • Bottled still and sparkling water
  • Wines by the glass at dining venues
  • Fresh squeezed juices / Non-alcoholic cocktails
  • Premium Coffees and Teas
  • Fountain sodas

INCLUSIVE DINING VENUES

You and your partner will enjoy an outstanding culinary journey that includes five fabulous dining venues. The inclusive dining options on this cruise are:

Discoveries Restaurant – À la carte main dining room

The Patio – casual Dining & Snacks

Windows Café – casual Dining & Snacks

Mosaic Café @ Mosaic Night – Specialty coffees, teas & snacks

Sunset Veranda – casual Drinks & Snacks

Additionally, there are two specialty restaurants included for suite guests. All other stateroom categories will be charged a minimal USD per-person cover. We invite you to take yourselves up to the top deck for a succulent specialty dining experience.

Prime C – signature steakhouse
Aqualina – Mediterranean

 

Desire Rio Itinerary 2023

Days 1 & 2 - RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

FALL UNDER ITS SPELL Few cities match the seductive allure of Rio de Janeiro. Between its forested mountains, shimmering beaches, and fun-loving reputation, it’s hard not to fall under Rio’s spell. From the sands of the Ipanema Beach to the top of Corcovado Mountain, you and your partner will be awestruck by one of the world’s most unmistakable landmarks watching over the city: Christ the Redeemer, one of the Seven Wonders of the world. Rio is the perfect destination to reignite the fire and fulfill your wildest desires.

COPACABANA BEACH, BRAZIL

Day 2 & 3 | COPACABANA BEACH, BRAZIL

LARGEST PARTY ON THE PLANET Passengers aboard the Desire Rio de Janeiro Cruise will have the pleasure of joining us off the shores of the world-famous Copacabana Beach for a sensual New Year’s treat. Spanning 4 km, this stretch of sand is renowned for both its beauty and vibrancy. With over two million partygoers attending each year, Copacabana Beach really comes alive for New Year’s Eve as it hosts one of the largest parties on the planet. From aboard, you will witness visitors dancing and singing along the shore as spectacular fireworks are set off over the water.

PARATI, BRAZIL

Day 3 | PARATI, BRAZIL

LAND OF RICH EXPERIENCES Trapped in a 300-year time warp, the entirety of this former gold rush town has been named a national historic monument. Its delightful Portuguese colonial architecture remains undisturbed, and nothing spoils the mood, not even traffic, as no cars are allowed in the old town center. In the 17th century, it was one of the busiest and most important harbors on Brazil’s Atlantic coast, exporting gold from the interior. Follow the gold trail into the hinterlands, tour a sugar estate, or visit the Cachaça distillery, where they brew up the strong sugar cane liquor that is the key ingredient in the national cocktail: the Caipirinha.

ILHABELA, BRAZIL

Day 4 | ILHABELA, BRAZIL

CAPITAL OF SAILING This beautiful island lives up to its name, and, today, belies its once lurid reputation as a hideout of smugglers and pirates. Where once failed coffee plantations replaced lush vegetation, the land has been reclaimed, and state park trails provide access to luscious green jungle, with numerous waterfalls where you can stop for a swim along the way. Divers will find great opportunities on some of the many shipwrecks off the coast.

SÃO PAULO , BRAZIL

Day 5 | SÃO PAULO (SANTOS), BRAZIL

WITNESS THE BEST OF BRAZIL A nearly 500-year-old city, Sao Paulo has grown to become Brazil’s largest metropolis, and is ranked among the most populous cities in the world. Vibrant and bursting at the seams with life, Sao Paulo is a dream destination for those who love the atmosphere where anything feels possible.

Day 6 & 7- AT SEA

Day 6 & 7 | AT SEA

After six days at sea going wild and feeling free, here is our suggestion to recharge with some well-deserved relaxation: start out your day with breakfast in bed, followed by a visit to our full-service spa, where you can rejuvenate and recover as a couple. Once restored and ready to get back to business, meet our Playmakers on deck for more seductive surprises, lasting throughout the afternoon and evening until the sun rises.

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY

Day 8 | MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY

THE LAND OF CONTRASTS Uruguay may be the second smallest country in South America, but, recently, it is creating a big splash on the international travel stage. Its spectacular coastline, cultural heritage, boutique wines, and laid-back lifestyle make this Desire Cruise to Uruguay more exciting than ever. The world’s most chilled out capital of Montevideo is home to over a third of the country’s population, and is renowned for its beaches, architecture, and festivals.

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

Day 9 | BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

A TASTE OF TANGO An enchanting blend of grit and glamor, Buenos Aires exudes a slightly faded European flair mixed with fiery Latin passion. Grand squares and opera theaters could have you thinking you’re on the wrong continent, but it won’t take long for you and your partner to discover the vibrant South American essence that permeates this sensual city. We sail up the Rio de la Plata to dock in the heart of Buenos Aires.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Dear valued customer,
Thank you for choosing Original Cruises to plan your vacation and an unforgettable couple?s only Adventure. We strongly recommend you read our reservations terms and conditions below.

The following beverage package is Included in the price of your cabin:
Premium Beverage Package*
Cocktails / Spirits / Liqueurs / Beer
Bottled still and sparkling water
Wines by the glass during lunch and dinner
Fresh squeezed juices / Non-alcoholic cocktails
Premium Coffees and Teas
Fountain sodas

Note: Rates listed are in $USD, based on Double Occupancy. All Staterooms will have a one time additional charge of $350.00 p/p, and all Suites $400.00 p/p; this fee will be added in your payment plan to cover Port Charges, Taxes, Document Fees, Gratuities, Administration and Security Fees

"Itinerary: Desire Rio de Janeiro 2023 (By: Desire Cruises)
"9 Days/8 Nights Clothing Optional Conceptual Cruise

DAY DATE PORT
1 Dec. 30/2023 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2 Dec. 31/2023 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2 Dec. 31/2023 Copacabana Beach (viewing)
3 Jan. 01/2024 Copacabana Beach (viewing)
3 Jan. 01/2024 Parati, Brazil
4 Jan. 02/2024 Ilhabela, Brazil
5 Jan. 03/2024 Sao Paulo (Santos), Brazil
6 Jan. 04/2024 At Sea
7 Jan. 05/2024 At Sea
8 Jan. 06/2024 Montevideo, Uruguay
9 Jan. 07/2024 Buenos Aires, Argentina (Debark)

****Schedules, departure, arrival times and itinerary are subject to change. Times will be sent closer to the cruise sailing as the port authorities must confirm this information to the cruise line


*Reservation Policy* Please read this confirmation carefully, and follow the instructions found below. In case you need to make a change, cancel or in case of a no-show, this reservation policy will apply.

- The Initial deposit to guarantee a reservation is: Staterooms $500 USD and Suites $1,500 USD(Per Couple).



Important Notes:
Please be advised that your bank might charge you a fee when using your credit cards (Master Card, Visa OR American Express) for international transactions.

*Balance Payment Calendar:
Monday January 16, 2023
Monday April 24, 2023
Monday July 17, 2023
Monday Octuber 16, 2023

Important Note: If payment has not been received in accordance with the above payment calendar, the system will automatically cancel the reservation. The system will send an automatic reminder for upcoming payments 7 days prior to the due date as well on the day payment is due to the email registered with this booking. It is the sole responsibility of the client making the reservation to update Original Group with any contact information changes. We highly recommend you also add the balance payment dates to your calendar as a reminder and avoid the cancelation of your cabin due to failing to make the agreed upon payments.

*Cancellation Policy* (in USD, per person)
Initial Deposit 100% refundable up to September 30, 2022
Cancellations between October 1, 2022 to June 20, 2023 - Penalty of $375 USD(Staterooms) and $500USD (Suites)
Cancellations between June 21, 2023 to October 16, 2023 - Penalty of $500 USD (Staterooms) and $750 USD (Suites)
Cancellations after October 17, 2023 - No refund will apply.
Important: If your reservation has The Cruise Plan Protection included, the cost of the insurance is non-refundable
Cancellations must be submitted in writing by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The subject line should read: Cancellation Request, the name of the cruise sailing you are cancelling.

Please note: All guests must be checked-in and onboard the ship no later than 60-minutes prior to the published sailing time or they will not be permitted to sail

Name changes: One name may be changed up to the last payment date listed above in the payment and cancelation policy, provided one of the original names remains on the reservation. After the final payment date, no name changes are permitted.

Fare Guarantee: Guests may be eligible for fare adjustment if the fare for their particular cruise sailing and same cabin category is reduced after they have made a booking and deposit has been received. A written request for a fare adjustment 60 days or more prior to their sailing date is required. Requests for reimbursement received 59 days prior, on or after the sailing date will be denied. The fare adjustment provided under this guarantee will be in the form of a onboard credit, future cruise credit or payment towards a cabin upgrade. The amount of fare adjustment the guests receive will be determined by the difference between the fare actually paid by the guest and the fare displayed on the company?s official website the day the request is received. The fare must be bookable and the same cabin category must be available. This fare adjustment is a one-time adjustment.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

VACCINE REQUIREMENT FOR SAILING:

All sailings are currently operating pursuant to CDC guidance. As the cruise line implements the CDC guidance, it is now required that all guests are fully vaccinated prior to sailing. This means that guests must have received all COVID-19 vaccine doses at least 14 days prior to embarking. Vaccines that are fully approved or authorized for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the World Health Organization (WHO) are accepted.
Please be aware that certain countries we sail from, or visit during a voyage, may require a specific vaccine, and only those travelers vaccinated with the requisite vaccine will be considered fully vaccinated. Be sure to review your departure country`s requirements or consult our guest materials prior to sailing.
All guests must be able to show proof of vaccine in its original form at the port during check in, and this will also be required prior to boarding. The cruise line is not accepting photos or photocopies of the original vaccination card. Certificate of Recovery(s) will not be accepted.
The health and safety of our guests is our, and the cruise line?s, highest priority. The cruise line continually evaluates the health and safety protocols and policies, including the requirement for COVID vaccinations as a condition to cruising.

ATTENTION

Vaccination documentation can and will be shared with authorities in our ports of call. Misrepresenting yourself as vaccinated, falsifying documentation, acquiring fraudulent proof of vaccination, using fraudulent proof of vaccination, or unauthorized use of Government agency?s seals constitutes crimes in many of our ports of call and destinations from where we sail. Sanctions against this type of fraud include fines and imprisonment. Suspicious fraudulent conduct will be reported to local authorities.
The cruise line reserves the right to: (i) deny boarding; (ii) remove from the ship any guest whom we believe has submitted falsified vaccination documentation; and (iii) bring civil action against any guest who submits false vaccination documentation to recover all costs and damages caused by such fraudulent conduct, including, without limitation, legal fees.


The cruise line and the world health organizations will determine health protocols for cruise sailings.

The current ongoing global health and safety surrounding the impact of epidemics, pandemics and viral outbreaks and specifically, the COVID-19 outbreak, including its effect on the ability to operate a 100% full ship sailing may affect specific cabin categories on this charter. In the event the cabin category booked is affected and cannot be occupied the following options will be made available, A) Upgrade to an available cabin category paying the corresponding amount for such upgrade. B) Receive a Future Cruise Credit for a future Original Group Charter or C) Full refund of the monies paid for the cabin affected.

Due to evolving health protocols, imagery and messaging may not accurately reflect onboard and destination experiences, offerings, features, or itineraries. These may not be available during your voyage, may vary by ship and destination, and may be subject to change without notice.

Compliance with Government Orders and CDC Health Protocols:

Original Group/Desire Cruises and all Cruise Carriers shall have the absolute right and obligation, without any liability for compensation to the Guest of any kind, to comply with governmental orders, recommendations, or directions, including but not limited to those pertaining to health, security, immigration, customs and/or safety.

Guest hereby agrees to comply with any and all health, security, immigration, customs and/or safety requirement imposed, and hereby waives, releases and discharges Original Group/Desire Cruises and all Cruise Carriers from any legal action, claim, complaint and/or damage, present or future, that may arise from not complying with such requirements.

In the case of quarantine, the Guest agrees to bear all risks, losses and expenses caused thereby and will be charged for maintenance, payable day-by-day, if maintained on board the vessel for such period of quarantine. The Guest acknowledges and assumes all risks and losses occasioned by delay or detention howsoever arising.

Costs connected with embarkation or debarkation of Guests and/or baggage and costs of transfer between vessel and shore as a result of the circumstances enumerated but not limited in this paragraph must be borne by the Guest.

*Credit Card Safety* At www.originalcruises.com we want you to feel safe and secure booking your trip with us online. For this very reason, we use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to encrypt your credit card and other important information while making your reservation. The process of encryption prevents unauthorized viewing of your information, as it is securely transmitted over the Internet. Once received, your credit card information will not be transmitted over the Internet again.

*Travel Documents*: Passports with six months validity after the return sail date are mandatory to sail. Your final travel documents will be e-mailed to you approximately 30 days after your FINAL payment has been made. Please check your documents for accuracy immediately upon receipt. Call Original Cruises immediately if you have any questions. Original Cruises reserves the right to charge processing fees in the event of refunds, cancellations or additional services. Should a dispute occur, charge-backs will be reviewed on an individual basis. You will be charged/billed for all accumulated costs involved, taking into consideration our liabilities, policies & responsibilities.

*Requirements* Due to new Government Regulations requiring cruise liners to submit final department manifests at least 60-minutes prior to sailing, guests are requested to complete their Online Check-in no later than 5-days prior to the cruise. Guests that have not completed their Online Check-in, will be required to complete this process at the pier, 2-hours prior to the published sailing time.

*Disclaimer of Liability*
Original Group cruises to include (Temptation and Desire Brand cruises) are chartered cruises therefore the cruise line`s website policies regarding refunds, Epidemics or pandemics refunds policy,credits, extras purchased online, cruise with confidence programs or any other promotions do not apply to this sailing. The above payment date and cancellation policy applies. Original Cruises is acting only as an agent for suppliers in selling travel related services, or in accepting reservations for services that are not directly supplied by Original Cruises (such as air & ground transportation, hotel accommodations, meals, tours, cruises, etc.).We strongly encourage to purchase Cruise Coverage as well as Travel Protection insurance.

Original Cruises,therefore, shall not be responsible for breach of contract or any intentional or careless actions or omissions on part of such suppliers, which result in any loss, damage, delay, injury or death to you or your travel companions or group members. Unless the term guaranteed is specifically stated in writing on your ticket, invoice or reservation itinerary, we do not guarantee any of such suppliers rates, bookings, reservations, connections, scheduling or handling of personal effects.

Original Cruises shall not be responsible for any injuries, damages or losses suffered by any traveler in connection with terrorist activities, social or labor unrest, mechanical or construction failures or difficulties, diseases, local laws, climatic conditions, criminal acts or abnormal conditions or developments or any other actions, omissions or conditions outside the control of Original Cruises

Travelers assume complete and full responsibility for, and hereby release Original Cruises, from any responsibility in: checking and verifying any and all Passports, Visas, vaccinations, or other entry requirements of each destination, and all safety or security conditions at such destinations, throughout the length of proposed travel. It is the policy of the Cruise Line being used for this charter that any traveler(s) who have been blacklisted from any of their cruises on any of their fleet will not be allowed to board this charter. It is the travelers responsibility to contact the reservations department at Original Cruises to verify the cruise line being used for this charter. Original Cruises will not refund any monies paid in the event the traveler has violated the cruise line or Original Groups policies.

For information concerning the possible dangers in international destinations, contact the Travel Advisory Section of the U.S. State Department.

For medical information, call the Public Health Service. By embarking upon his/her travel, the travelers voluntarily assume all risks involved in such travel, whether expected or unexpected.

Travelers are hereby warned of such risks and are advised to obtain appropriate insurance coverage against them. Traveler`s retention of tickets, reservations or bookings after issuance shall constitute consent to the above, and an agreement on his/her part to convey the contents hereto to his/her travel companions or group members.

Travelers should be aware of the following important cruise guidelines:

1. The Pool Area, Sun Decks and Playroom are the designated clothing-optional areas for your comfort and pleasure. As we approach the different ports-of-call the staff will give orders for all guests to be clothed due to local laws and authorities.
2. We have provided House Rules which include appropriate conduct policies for which each passenger is required to read and understand. The most updated information regarding these rules can be found on our website.

I have read each of the above paragraphs, and accept to be bound by these terms and conditions.

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