04.17.2015 - 04.17.2015 90 °F
At noon we sailed into unforgettable Rio de Janeiro.
Sugar Loaf Mountain juts up 1300 feet.
The Christ the Redeemer statue sits atop Corcovado Mountain at 2400 feet. The statue is 130 feet high.
It was the Friday afternoon before a long holiday weekend (but not Massachusetts' Patriots Day) and the streets were jammed as the Cariocas (Rio's residents) headed out of the city on vacation.
Beautiful Copacabana Beach was emptier than usual, but it would be filled on Saturday.
That evening on the ship we enjoyed a Samba show performed by local performers.