I'm actually Brazilian and lived in minas gerais when I was a child. My family in Rio state (not the city). I have wanted to do a cruise! But the flights are more expensive of I only bought A1 way ticket and I'll only have about two or two and half weeks of leave, so I have to visit my family I want to see some sights, like Ilha Grande por Florianópolis. I don't want to spend a lot of time in buses but if flights aren't too expensive I will fly to the south of Brazil
actually the Favolosa not the Fascinosa
If you have time I would really recommend visiting the Minas Gerais region nearby(ish), if you like colonial architecture. Ouro Preto/Mariana/Sao Joao del Rei/Tiradentes. All very nice places and a world away from the big cities of Brazil. Can bus from Rio or the nearest airport is Belo Horizonte. It would be possible to combine about a 200£ flight out and a very cheap Costa relocation cruise back potentially if you wanted a cheap Rio/ cruise back to Europe trip over about 3 weeks in total, though the Costa Fascinosa leaves Rio on March 28th which I think is just too early for this flight deal.
Great price @reindeer333 (y)
If you're going in March this is a good price. No way would I book anything with them for December.. looking far too uncertain financially