Santos (located in Brazil's state of Sao Paulo), with deep roots in the coffee industry, is one of South America’s often featured cruise ports. From wandering the world’s longest beach garden to sipping a fresh cup of coffee, there are many fabulous reasons to take a cruise from Santos, Sao Paulo. This port city has numerous interesting things to explore, such as a rich tradition of soccer and some unique attractions. You can navigate the city via taxi or, if one is available, a shuttle. In local restaurants, your taste buds will long for Santos and Sao Paulo's deep-rooted seafood dishes.
Currently, the only cruise lines that offer cruises from Santos (Sao Paulo) are Costa Cruises and MSC Cruises. Costa Cruise features a bunch of shorter (3- to 4-night) cruises roundtrip from Santos (Sao Paulo) onboard Costa Fascinosa, with a few options for longer itineraries. MSC Cruises has a more variety of South America cruises, ranging from short (3- to 4-night) cruises to longer (7-night +) ones. The best time to cruise from Santos (Sao Paulo) is during the fall (October to November) and the spring (March to May), when the weather is at its prime.
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Value is a key feature of these popular cruise lines, as they offer lots of activities, entertainment and dining options, along with a variety of stateroom types. Some of the cruise lines in this category have ships with unique innovations like water slides, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, surfing simulators, bowling alleys, and boardwalks.
Their ships are usually anywhere from mid-sized to very large "mega" ships, accommodating thousands of guests. These ships give the feel of being in a large resort.
Mainstream cruise lines are a great option for just about everyone (including multi-generation families, and first-time cruisers), and typically have great youth programs.
During the cruise, entertainment may include Broadway productions, Vegas-style shows, comedians, and music. Some of these lines have select formal nights during the cruise. Specialty restaurants are becoming more and more common (some which have a cover charge for this type enhanced dining experience). Buffets are usually available throughout the day, besides room service, and the main dining room(s).
These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Santos (Sao Paulo), along with a brief description:
♦ The Coffee Museum
Travel back in time to when Santos (Sao Paulo) served a significant role in Brazil’s historic coffee trade. The Coffee Museum is located in a former coffee exchange, truly immersing you in the history of this beloved drink. Artifacts and relics take you one step deeper, as you sip on a legendary cup from the famous city. This is a must-do attraction when spending time in this city before or after your cruise.
♦ Monte Serrat
You can’t take a cruise from Santos (Sao Paulo) without paying a visit to this summit, accessible via cable car (active hikers can choose to climb the 415 steps). Once you reach the top of the mountain, you climb atop an old casino (with remnants still intact), to a 360-panoramic view of the town. For a truly unforgettable cultural experience, schedule your visit to Monte Serrat during “Descida das Escadas de Santo,” where you can hike down the mountain with a bunch of locals.
Kick back and relax on the sandy shores of Santos (Sao Paulo). With the longest beach garden in the world, it will be hard not to find your perfect beach spot here! Good news for those who don’t enjoy the sun: the native flora gives off plenty of shade. If you don’t want to be too much of a beach bum, there are also numerous bike paths where you can walk or rent a bike. Afterward, enjoy a nice dinner at one of the many restaurants located along the coast.
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