Itajai is the perfect starting point for your next South America cruise, especially if you love the beach! Located in southeastern Brazil, Itajai is famous for its many beaches where you can surf, swim, and relax your days away! Aside from beaches, there are also a few churches, museums, and historic sites that are also worth checking out. One of the city’s most unique attractions is a parrot-shaped rock formation! There are also some waterparks, making this a rather family-friendly destination. If you dream of a tropical vacation filled with tons of rest and relaxation, you might consider taking a cruise that leaves from or visits Itajai!
MSC Cruises is the only cruise line that currently features cruises leaving from Itajai. Their feature-filled ocean liner, MSC Sinfonia, offers a fabulous selection of South America itineraries from Iataji, each stopping at several highly-sought ports along the way! While some of their itineraries around roundtrip from Itajai, others will bring you to Santos. Cruises range in length from 3- to 28-nights, providing you with tons of flexibility in your schedule. A great time to visit Itajai is between April and November, when the temperatures and humidity levels are next to perfect!
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The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise that includes Itajai. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:
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On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.
All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.
These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.
On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.
Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).
Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.
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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 cruise lines fit (quality and, usually, price-wise) somewhere in between Premium and Luxury cruise lines.
A country club casual atmosphere can be expected on these lines, as can be elegant accommodations and gourmet cuisine. These cruise lines are a great option for adults looking for a upscale, yet laid back, vacation.
Unique itineraries are often available on these cruise lines, as their small-to-mid-sized ships can visit ports of call that large ones can't get to.
The pricing on Azamara Club Cruises includes select beverages and pre-paid gratuities, while the pricing of Viking Ocean Cruises includes shore excursions and select beverages.
These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Itajai, along with a brief description:
♦ Parrot Beak
One of Itajaui’s most famous tourist attractions is hands-down Parrot Beak. Located right on the coastline, this large rock formation is best-known for its resemblance to the head of a parrot. Plus, the surrounding area of views of the Atlantic Ocean behind it are simply breathtaking! A paved walkway makes it possible to also take a leisurely stroll while you’re in the area. Don’t forget to bring your camera, as this attraction makes for some fun and memorable photo opportunities!
♦ Complexo Turistico do Morro de Careca
If you’re looking for the ultimate way to have an unforgettable outdoors adventure, consider spending time at Complexo Turistico de Morro de Careca. This area consists of a large hill and beach, where you can go hiking, watch paragliders (or try it yourself!), take in scenic views, or just enjoy the ambiance of the beach. Entry is free (subject to change) and there is also a snack bar where you can grab light refreshments. This is a wonderful place to spend time with your family or escape to a romantic excursion! If you have time, it is also an excellent spot to watch the sunrise and sunset.
♦ Praia de Cabecudas
Another Itajai beach that’s worth checking out is Praia de Cabecudas. This popular beach has waves that are perfect for surfing, as well as a nice boardwalk and chairs for rent (so you can enjoy a nice relaxing day at the beach). There are also a few bike paths, beachfront bars, and showers as well as a few nearby restaurants and everything else you need to make your day perfect. During the evening, you can enjoy an especially romantic ambiance, as everything in the area lights up and becomes even more beautiful.
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