Fortaleza Cruise

Fortaleza Cruise

A pleasant climate and handmade shopping

shore excursion on your MSC South America cruise can be the opportunity to visit the languid state capital of Ceará, Fortaleza. It’s a sprawling city of over 2.5 million inhabitants, an oddly provincial place compared to its north-eastern rival Recife, despite its size.

The city itself contains an odd smattering of sights, but it’s the beaches, bar scene and shopping opportunities that make it an obvious pit stop on the route north – there’s plenty of good artesanato to be had, notably lace and leather, and Fortaleza is the largest centre for the manufacture and sale of hammocks in Brazil.
The city has initiated a spate of new projects designed to increase its tourist appeal still further in the next few years, including a new cruise ship terminal, beautification of the beachfront Avenida Beira Mar, a giant aquarium or Acquário (the third largest in the world), and the redevelopment of chic shopping street Rua MonsenhorTabosa, completed in 2014.
Fortaleza’s year-round heat is mitigated somewhat by the constant sea breezes sweeping in from the Atlantic, making the beach

Cruises from / to Fortaleza in 2023

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DISCOVER FORTALEZA & CENTRAL MARKET
  • Category: CITY TOUR
  • Duration: 3 hour(s)
  • Code: FOR01
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DISCOVER FORTALEZA & FUTURO BEACH
  • Category: CITY TOUR
  • Duration: 5 hour(s)
  • Code: FOR04
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FUTURO BEACH
  • Category: SEA & SUN
  • Duration: 4 hour(s)
  • Code: FOR06
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