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A scenic beachfront city known for its blend of naturalistic mountainside vistas and high-rise resorts, Rio de Janeiro offers calm blue waters welcoming for cruise goers arriving to either the north side’s Port of Rio de Janeiro or downtown’s Mauá Pier. Those arriving to the much more popular Mauá Pier will find instant access to unique waterfront attractions and high-speed transfers via the Parade of Museums Light Rail Station and the slightly further Uruguaiana Subway Station; the cruise terminal itself is basically a promenade that drops off, similar to the quieter north side’s Port of Rio de Janeiro, located in the mostly industrial Caju neighborhood. Book one of many rides to make things easier, choosing between private transfers to scenic hilltops in a small sedan or larger family rides via chartered buses. Meet-and-greets add to the charm through drop offs as well, whether it be through local personal drivers aware of the backdrop or a chauffeured limousine best for stylish arrivals to upscale Brazilian steakhouses.
From landmarks famous around the world to unique hidden artifacts and lesser known museums, Rio de Janeiro’s range of fun easily matches the city’s dramatic elevation. A good place to gather thoughts is the Paineiras Visitor Center, home to ticket sales to the trolley that carries people up to the Christ the Redeemer Statue, as well as convenient walking-distance from the famous mountaintop landmark. Another interesting perspective of the statue can be found through Lage Park, home to a tropical-themed mansion and challenging wooded trails leading toward Place Cafe’s historic outdoor ambiance, as well as the statue itself. Other getaways include the epic SugarLoaf Cable Car Ride that soars over Guanabara Bay, and toward the peaks of Sugarloaf Mountain, while the modestly decadent Royal Portuguese Reading Room showcases the local love of fine detail. Choose from various incredible before boarding the ship, decadent choices including the garden-adorned Brazilian at Aprazível, as well as hearty and affordable Mexican courtesy of Guacamole Jardim Botânico.