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The moment you step aboard you'll feel it, an immediate sense of calm and comfort. Feel warmly welcomed by an ambiance of effortless elegance, casual days at sea and impeccable attention to detail. For the 684 passengers who board Oceania Cruises’ Insignia, it will be a voyage like no other. The ship's décor will delight, lavished with dark rich woods, plush fabrics, intriguing artwork, and an abundance of fresh flowers. The streamlined size of Insignia allows for an intimate, convivial atmosphere and highly personalized service. On this ship, experience the pinnacle of luxury cruising. Even the most minute aspect of your voyage has been carefully considered. With the perfect ratio of staff to guests, you'll find all your needs and whims catered to. The international staff is schooled in the art of fine service, with their core principle being the desire to please. The exceptional service aboard this ship will almost magically anticipate your needs, elevating your entire cruising experience. Your stateroom or suite will be your private oasis designed with all the comforts of home. Furnished with only the highest quality in mind, you'll feel awash in the serenity of soothing colors, soft textures, luxurious furnishings, and Tranquility Beds, considered by many to be “a slice of heaven.” A vast majority of the staterooms on Insignia feature teak verandas, a private haven to retire to with a flute of champagne, or watch the sun set over the sea. Host of numerous television shows, author of more than 20 cookbooks, and personal chef to numerous heads of state, Jacques Pépin is one of the world's leaders in fine cuisine. He brings his legendary culinary talents to all of the unique restaurants onboard. From the European-inspired Grand Dining Room to the breezy Tapas on the Terrace, variety is part of the fun. Have a steak at the Polo Grill one night, a regional Italian dinner at Toscana the next, try the barbecue at Waves, or the buffet at the Terrace Cafe. In addition to the restaurants, Insignia also features 24-hour room service, high tea at 4:00 p.m., an ice cream bar, afternoon pizzeria and evening snacks. Each cruise offers menus featuring literally hundreds of different dishes. The chefs know no bounds in their pursuit of perfection, striving to please even the most discriminating palates. The Inspiration Your concierge and shore excursion staff will provide you with a wealth of information about the places you will visit, and the prestigious and often famous guest lecturers will regale you with personal insights and expertise on the endless treasures waiting ashore. Each day on Insignia will inspire you to try something new. Relax in a private cabana, take a refreshing dip in the heated pool, or a brisk walk around the oval track. Stop in the rejuvenating Mandara Spa, join a Team Trivia game, or settle into an armchair with a book in the English-style library. Nightfall brings with it a variety of entertainment; enjoy the soft jazz styling of Horizons, listen to a classic string quartet under the stars, dance to the inspired sounds of a 12-piece orchestra, or try your luck at the ship's casino. Every night brings a new critically acclaimed headliner and a great show in the ship's Lounge. There’s always something to do, and if you desire, nothing to do but relax and breathe in the ocean air. The Oceania Cruises Difference
• Smaller, more intimate ships, with only 684
guests, providing access to more exotic ports
• Guest to staff ratio is 1.7 to 1.
• Impeccable service.
• Open seating restaurants with cuisine
inspired by Jacques Pépin.
• Resort casual attire – no formal nights.
• 93% ocean view staterooms, 70% of those
with private verandas.
• Enrichment programs including seminars
led by naturalists, historians and local
• Critically acclaimed headline entertainers.
• Large heated pool and three whirlpool spas.
• State-of-the-art fitness center.

Brazil - Samba Rhythms

Samba Rhythms - Rio de Janiero to Buenos Aires - Luxury Cruise
March 2 -15, 2011
(Carnaval March 8)

Uncover the cultural and historical riches of South America’s east coast while cruising on the luxurious and intimate 684-passenger Oceania Cruises’ Insignia.  Be swept away by the exquisite cuisine inspired by world-renowned chef Jacques Pépin, upscale amenities, a lavishly-appointed stateroom, a country-club atmosphere, and an exceptionally attentive staff.  Immerse yourself in the pulsating rhythms, natural beauty, and colorful traditions that thrive along the coasts of Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina.  Depart from Rio de Janeiro, whose stunning harbor is marked by the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain.  Continue on to some of Brazil’s most captivating ports of call: Buzios, Ilha Grande, Parati, São Paulo, Porto Belo, and Rio Grande, and discover sparkling beaches, exotic wildlife, botanical gardens, and colonial Portuguese architecture.  Cruise the Atlantic to Uruguay with stops in Punta del Este, a chic beach resort sprinkled with museums, and Montevideo, a cosmopolitan city filled with parks and vineyards.  Conclude your sea-swept adventure in Buenos Aires, Argentina, known as the “Paris of South America,” an unforgettable city that is the birthplace of the tango and home to a wealth of architecture.  From the butterfly nature reserves of Brazil to the glamorous boutiques of Buenos Aires, this voyage truly reveals the rhythms of South America.





Cruises’ Insignia.  Rio de Janeiro offers the perfect point of departure for a journey filled with historical and cultural marvels in Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina.


Cost  Special Tulane pricing is from approximately $3299 per person, based on double occupancy (includes airfare from select cities for early booking - deadline 8-27-10)

Booking  For booking information please contact Go Next at 800-599-2934, or  Tulane Alumni Travel at 877-488-5263.

Specific trip details (itinerary, meals, sightseeing & accommodations) will be published in the brochure.

Brochure Request

Alumni Relations, Tulane University, 6319 Willow Street, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5901