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Filled with centuries worth of cultural beacons, Salvador is the perfect spot to explore and unwind.
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Cruises from Salvador

If you’re into tropical beaches, Portuguese culture, art, and architecture, then Salvador is the ideal starting point for your next South America cruise! This lively city is filled with Afro-Brazilian culinary, musical, and literary traditions, all wrapped up in a culturally diverse country! You can discover local markets, beautiful beaches, historic churches, interesting museums, a few ruins for the history-lover, and a few hiking activities for the nature enthusiast. Don't miss out on the mouthwatering local cuisine while you’re in town! With so many incredible things to do, see, and experience, you might consider spending some additional time in Salvador before or after your cruise.

There are two excellent cruise lines that currently feature cruises from Salvador. Costa Cruises features a few South America itineraries onboard their midsized ocean liner, Costa Fascinosa. MSC Cruises also does a few South America itineraries beginning in Salvador on their feature-filled ships, MSC Grandiosa, MSC Preziosa, and MSC Seaview. Depending on which cruise line you book with, voyages range in length from as little as 2- to as many as 18-nights! A great time to visit Salvador for ideal weather is between July and September.

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Destinations for Cruises to Salvador

The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise that includes Salvador. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:

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Cruise Lines with Cruises to Salvador

The following cruise lines offer cruises sailing to Salvador. Select a cruise line to view the upcoming cruises that visit Salvador:

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Deluxe Cruise Lines

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.

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Premium Cruise Lines

These cruise lines enhance what mainstream cruise lines typically offer, by providing their guests with higher quality service and cuisine, along with more spacious public spaces and accommodations.

Depending on the cruise line, the ships in this class range in size from small to very large.

These cruise lines appeal to a more discerning traveler, and are typically more expensive than mainstream cruise lines, but more affordable than the luxury lines.

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Mainstream Cruise Lines

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).

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Luxury Cruise Lines

When the finest cruise vacation is your top priority, this is the place to start.

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.

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River Cruise Lines

Becoming more and more popular, a river cruise is an immerse and destination-focused vacation experience, on a small and luxurious vessel.

River cruises sail through the inland waterways of some of the world's most interesting vacation destinations (i.e. Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America), and provide their guests with a greater opportunity to spend time visiting more unique ports of call than a traditional cruise typically would.

Because the destination is the star of a river cruise, (typically guided) shore excursions are included at no additional charge by many River cruise lines. There are usually many interesting lectures given during the cruise, by experts on the history and culture of the region being visited.

Among the famous rivers that one may take a river cruise on are the Rhine, Mississippi, Seine, Danube, Mekong, Nile, Yangtze, Amazon and Douro.

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Specialty Cruise Lines

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.

Azamara
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  • Deluxe Cruise Line
  • Ships: 4 (690 - 702 Guests)
  • Select Spirits, Beer & Wines Include
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Celebrity Cruises
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  • Premium Cruise Line
  • Ships: 17 (16 - 3,260 Guests)
  • Inclusive Packages Available
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Costa Cruises
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  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 12 (1,484 - 5,224 Guests)
  • Largest Europe-based Cruise Line
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Cunard Line
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  • Premium Cruise Line
  • Ships: 4 (2,061 - 2,996 Guests)
  • State-Of-The-Art Ocean Liners
  • White Star Service
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Holland America Line
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  • Premium Cruise Line
  • Ships: 11 (1,432 - 2,668 Guests)
  • Inspired Cuisine
  • World-Class Entertainment
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MSC Cruises
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  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 23 (1,952 - 6,762 Guests)
  • Kids Sail Free
  • True Italian Hospitality
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Norwegian Cruise Line
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  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 20 (1,936 - 4,266 Guests)
  • Freestyle Cruising
  • Award-Winning Entertainment
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Oceania Cruises
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  • Deluxe Cruise Line
  • Ships: 8 (684 - 1,250 Guests)
  • Gourmet Cuisine
  • Country Club Casual
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Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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  • Luxury Cruise Line
  • Ships: 6 (490 - 750 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive, Ultra-Luxury
  • Enrichment Programs
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Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours
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  • Luxury / River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 15 (68 - 228 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive
  • Offers River and Yacht Cruises
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Seabourn Cruise Line
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  • Luxury Cruise Line
  • Ships: 7 (264 - 600 Guests)
  • Open Bars Throughout the Ship
  • All Dining Venues are Complimentary
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Silversea Cruises
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  • Luxury / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 13 (100 - 728 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive
  • All-Suite Accommodations
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Swan Hellenic
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  • Luxury / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 3 (152 - 192 Guests)
  • Chic staterooms with unobstructed views
  • Over 70 years of cruise expertise
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The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection
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  • Luxury Cruise Line
  • Ships: 1 (298 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive Voyages
  • Luxury Suites
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Viking Expeditions
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  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 2 (378 Guests)
  • Built for Discovery and Exploration
  • First-Class Enrichment Programs
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Things to do near Salvador

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Salvador, along with a brief description:

♦ Lacerda Elevator

One of the most popular and exciting attractions in Salvador is Lacerda Elevator, an urban elevator connecting the lower and upper city. This 236-foot tall elevator features two art deco-style towers, and four lifts that can accommodate up to 27 people. Though a ride up only takes 30 seconds, you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the bay and surrounding area, especially during the sunset!

♦ Model Market

If you’re looking to visit a historic market in Salvador, look no further than Model Market. This is where you can go to primarily purchase local pieces of art, though you will also find items such as jewelry, handicrafts, and other souvenirs. There are also a few stalls selling local food and beverages, making it easy for you to try some local cuisine. Plus, it’s located close to the bay and Lacerda Elevator, so you can also spend some time by the water and enjoy the great scenery.

♦ Basilica of Senhor do Bonfim

Of all the Catholic churches in Salvador, the Basilica do Senhor do Bonfim is among the most famous. This 18th century church consists of brick and stone with a Rococo-style façade and two bell towers. The church’s interior consists of a Neoclassical-style altar, wooden ceiling painted with a mural, and a few rooms that showcase the artwork of Jose Teofilo de Jesus. Outside of the church, you may come across street vendors selling Fita do Senhor do Bonfim, a popular souvenir bracelet printed with the phrase “Remembrance of the Lord of Bonfim of Bahia.”

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