Salvador Cruise

Salvador Cruise

Two worlds collide: Africa and Brazil

High above the enormous bay of Todos os Santos (All Saints), where your MSC cruise ship awaits your return, Salvador de Bahia has an electric feel from the moment you arrive.
This is the great cultural and historical centre of Brazil, where Afro-Brazilian heritage is strongest and where capoeira, candomblé and samba de roda were created.
MSC South America cruises offer excursions to the centro histórico of this magical place, a melange of narrow cobbled streets, peeling purple walls, grand Baroque churches, kids kicking footballs, rastas, locals sipping bottled beer on plastic chairs, the wafting aroma of herbs and the almost constant beating of drums, especially as the sun sets. Beyond the old town Salvador is a vast, sprawling city, with a vibrant beach life, modern skyscrapers and plenty of favelas.
The centro histórico is the traditional heart of Salvador; it’s built around the craggy, 70m-high bluff that dominates the eastern side of the bay, and is split into upper and lower sections. Cidade Alta (or simply “Centro”) is strung along its top, linked to the less interesting Cidade

Cruises from / to Salvador in 2024

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All excursions are subject to availability. Please log in to find out the excursions available for your cruise.
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PELOURINHO WALKING TOUR
  • Category: NOGET SÆRLIGT
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Code: SAL20
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SALVADOR GRAND TOUR
  • Category: BYTUR
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Code: SAL26
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SALVADOR GRAND TOUR WITH LUNCH
  • Category: BYTUR
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Code: SAL26A
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BAY OF ALL SAINTS ISLAND
  • Category: NATURLIGE UNDERVÆRKER
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Code: SAL40
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SALVADOR BEACH TOUR
  • Category: HAV & SOL
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Code: SAL51
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SALAVADOR BIKE TOUR
  • Category: MSC PROTECTOURS
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Code: SAL55
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PRAIA DO FORTE & TURTLE PROJECT
  • Category: HAV & SOL
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Code: SAL03
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PELOURINHO & SALVADOR CITY TOUR
  • Category: KULTUR OG HISTORIE
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Code: SAL04
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SALVADOR SCENIC TOUR WITH CHURCH OF BONFIM
  • Category: KULTUR OG HISTORIE
  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Code: SAL05
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PANORAMIC TOUR & HISTORIC SALVADOR
  • Category: NOGET SÆRLIGT
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Code: SAL10
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Reach the Port

Salvador International Airport (Deputado Luiz Antonio Magalhães Airport)

Travelling by car, head northeast  on to Praça Gago Coutinho, then turn left to stay on Praça Gago Coutinho and turn left once more to again stay on Praça Gago Coutinho. Continue onto Avenida Tenente Frederico Gustavo dos Santos and take the ramp signposted Salvador. The road you are on will merge into Av. Carybé. Continue onto Av. Luis Viana and then Av. Tancredo Neves and Avenida Antônio Carlos Magalhães. Take the exit on the left signposted Retiro/Centro/Cidade Baixa. Keep right at the fork and join Avenida Mário Leal Ferreira. Continue onto Avenida Presidente Castelo Branco and follow this road through the Túnel Américo Simas-D/Av. Presidente Castelo Branco. Continue along Av. Presidente Castelo Branco, then turn left onto Rua Estado de Israel and left again onto Avenida da França. Now turn left onto Rua da Suécia and finally right onto Avenida da França. The port is approximately 28 km from the airport.
Taxis and private cars are available to take you to the Port.
The journey takes about 40 minutes, depending on the traffic. There is also a bus service which takes about 1 hour.