Atlantis’ most spectacular experience begins with the world’s largest celebration – Rio Carnival! After spending three days docked in Rio de Janeiro for the most flamboyant event in the world, you’ll sail through the best of South America on our all-new Rio to Buenos Aires Cruise. There’s no better way to experience both the magic of Rio Carnival matched with an awesome adventure onboard the luxurious Oceania Regatta. The most original gay cruise of 2017 is limited to 684 very special guests so don’t delay!

  • Rio Carnival to Buenos Aires Cruise
  • February 25 - March 7, 2017 Oceania Regatta

Cruise Itinerary

  • February 25 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (docked)  
  • February 26 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (docked)  
  • February 27 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (docked)  
  • February 28 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / At Sea   5:00 pm
  • March 1 Parati, Brazil 9:00 am 7:00 pm
  • March 2 Santos (Sao Paulo), Brazil 8:00 am 6:00 pm
  • March 3 Porto Belo, Brazil 9:00 am 4:00 pm
  • March 4 At Sea  
  • March 5 Punta del Este, Uruguay 1:00 pm 12:00 am
  • March 6 Montevideo, Uruguay 9:00 am 6:00 pm
  • March 7 Buenos Aires, Argentina 8:00 am

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (docked)

Our first day in Rio lets you get acquainted with one of the worlds’ most fascinating cities – in full swing for the finale of Carnival. After you check in, Regatta becomes our home for the next three nights, perfectly situated in the heart of Rio and only minutes away from both the Sambadrome and some of the city’s incredible gay clubs.
This Olympic city is brimming with exciting tour options, starting with legendary views from Sugarloaf Mountain, the world’s most famous beaches in Copacabana and Ipanema, the rainforests in Corcovado, and of course Christ the Redeemer presiding over it all. Add a vibrant street scene filled with bands and samba parades that evolves into a pulsating nightlife.
The big gay Carnival parties are typically on this night and Atlantis will offer access to the best of them! 

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (docked)

Spend the day on the gay section of Ipanema beach – easily one of the world’s most famous stretches of sand.  Or take in a tour of the Olympic village or Rio’s revitalized downtown.
Tonight is the first night of Special Group in the Samba school competition, where over 200,000 spectators in the Sambadrome will experience a spectacle like no other. Seven schools with over 5000 performers in each parade group.  It’s an all-night affair.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (docked)

One last day at the beach?  A trip to Sugarloaf? Explore the Olympic Village? Take a trip to the jungle? The day is yours in one of the world’s most fascinating cities. As night falls, Carnival is in full swing with the final night (and likely most thrilling) of the Sambadrome parades. Around the city, the gay scene pulses with parties, and street parties fill the night.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / At Sea

Take in the incredible and endless street parade that dominates the city today.  Just be back for our first t-dance as we sail from Rio for a lovely night at sea onboard the beautiful Regatta.

Parati, Brazil

The calm waters of a truly magnificent bay lead up this UNESCO heritage site – a resoundingly colorful and perfectly preserved Portuguese colonial fishing village with endless charm. Take a leisurely stroll through Parati’s narrow streets, visiting local art galleries and cafes along the way. Or take a schooner cruise through the region’s beautiful islands, stopping for a swim or snorkel along the way.

Santos (Sao Paulo), Brazil

The port city of Santos is best known as the gateway to South America’s largest city, and is perfectly positioned to help you get to Sao Paulo. This massive and friendly city boasts stunning modernist architecture, a vibrant downtown, beautiful parks, and incredible food scene. It’s a city of endless wonders and an amazing insight into urban life in Brazil.

Porto Belo, Brazil

Perched on a lovely peninsula in southern Brazil, Porto Belo is revered for its luscious beaches, especially Bombas and Bombinhas, which share a beautiful emerald-green bay, giving it the nickname The Emerald Coast. Spectacular diving and snorkeling in the nearby Marine Reserve of Arvoredo showcases an incredible diversity of marine life.
The nearby island paradise of Florianopolis is well worth the trip to see the island’s stunning beaches and inviting resorts. It’s considered one of the most beautiful places in all of Brazil.

At Sea

Enjoy the endless possibilities of a lovely day at sea.

Punta del Este, Uruguay

The chic and thrilling beach culture of South America thrives in charming Punta del Este and neighboring communities. Known as the St. Tropez of South America, Punta boasts some of the continent’s most beautiful beaches along with cultural attractions such as the famous Casa Pueblo and Fundacion Pablo Atchugarry. It’s easy to get around most of the city on foot.
The magnificent nearby towns of Jose Ignacio and La Barra boast stunning seaside restaurants, a thriving gallery scene, and a laid-back beach culture. 

Montevideo, Uruguay

Uruguay’s capital and largest city, is home to nearly half of Uruguay’s population. Montevideo is a vibrant, eclectic city with a rich cultural life, from the historic downtown where art deco and neoclassical buildings dot the landscape amid elegant theaters and cozy tango bars. One of the world’s great walking cities offers treasures ranging from the magnificent waterfront Rambla to the stunning Plaza de la Independencia in the heart of the city.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

We’ll end in one of the world’s most beautiful and thrilling cities, marked by a pulsating history and fascinating mix of stunning architecture, expansive public parks, and unique neighborhoods. Take in a tango show unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Explore the hip shopping and restaurants in Palermo, colonial building and underground nightlife in San Telmo, and the famous Recoleta cemetery. It’s worth spending a few days here to take in all the city has to offer, and Atlantis has post-cruise packages available at some of the best hotels in the area.

There’s a thriving gay scene and Atlantis will of course offer advice and access to the best events, clubs, and activities should you extend your stay here (and you should!).

Disembarkation begins at approximately 9:00 am on March 7 and Atlantis does not recommend flights before 12:00 pm.

Start with Carnival. Sail South America.

It all starts in Rio during Carnival where our ship becomes your home base for the world’s most outrageous celebration. We dock in the heart of the city, creating the perfect base to explore and enjoy all that Carnival and Rio has to offer from the only floating hotel in the city. Ours.

Atlantis will organize and offer tickets to the Samba School parades on Sunday and Monday nights, along with the other gay and thrilling events during our stay. These tickets sell out very early and are limited. Guests will be notified this fall about ticket ordering procedures.

After three days in Rio, we’ll head south into the heart of Brazil, starting with the UNESCO heritage town of Parati where pristine beachfronts and colorful buildings create one of the world’s most spectacular bays. Explore fascinating Sao Paulo from the charming port city of Santos. And dig deep into Brazilan culture as you explore fascinating Porto Belo, with excursions to awe-inspiring Florianopolis.

After a relaxing day at sea, play on the windswept beaches of Punta del Este in Uruguay, one of South America’s hottest beach scenes and friendliest seaside cities. And finally take a stroll through the inviting streets and magnificent shops of Montevideo before arriving in sensational Buenos Aires.

True Luxury At Sea and Beyond

There’s no better ship for exploring than Oceana Regatta, consistently ranked one of the top luxury ships in the world by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler. You’ll love her intimate spaces and modern design, with big-ship features in a small-ship package. From the spacious teak decks to fully equipped Canyon Ranch Spa, there’s an abundance of ways to relax after a long day of sightseeing.

Oceania’s welcoming, professional staff anticipates your every desire. From the champagne welcome to poolside massage, or an afternoon sorbet parade, you’ll discover the details that make Oceania unique. With one staff member for every two guests, your every need will be tended to.

The Finest Dining at Sea

It may seem like an audacious statement to hail Oceania’s cuisine as "the finest at sea," but not when the legendary master chef Jacques Pépin serves as Executive Culinary Director. With his genius for inspiration and his culinary wizardry for guidance, their immensely talented chefs masterfully create cuisine that earns rave reviews from our guests, course after delectable course.

The intimate size of Regatta enables chefs to carefully and thoughtfully prepare cuisine to match the region and season. Artful menus reflect both local and international specialties, enhancing the dining experience throughout our five distinctive restaurants. And of course, all restaurants feature open seating with no dress code so you’ll always find a delicious way to spend time with friends old and new.

The Stars Up Close

When you do finally return to Regatta after a day of exploring, Atlantis presents our biggest stars in dazzling shows -- up close and personal. It’s the perfect setting for our signature singers, comics, and variety performers.

We’ll redefine revelry with our unique deck T-dances and a few evening dance parties starring top DJs. A variety of live musical acts perform in our lounges, and of course there’s an exciting casino inviting you to test your luck.

An Experience for a Lucky Few

Our most exotic cruise of 2017 is available to only 684 very fortunate Atlantis guests with a sense of adventure and desire to experience the best that South America has to offer. After the 2016 Olympics, there’s never been a better time to visit Rio! Join us today as Atlantis returns to South America in grand style with the biggest Carnival celebration yet!